Virtus Verona


Virtus Verona (formerly known as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia), sometimes referred to as Virtus Vecomp Verona for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian association football club located in Borgo Venezia, a district of Verona, Veneto. It currently plays in Serie C.

Virtus Verona
Full nameVirtusvecomp Verona
Nickname(s)Virtussini
Rossoblù (The Red & Blue)
I Borgo-Veneziani (Those From Borgo Venezia)
I Ribelli Veronesi (The Rebels of Verona)
Founded1921
GroundStadio Gavagnin Nocini,[1][2]
Verona, Italy
Capacity1,200
ChairmanLuigi Fresco
ManagerLuigi Fresco
LeagueSerie C Group B
2020–21Serie C Group B, 11th of 20

History


The club was founded in 1921 as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia.

Virtus Verona, the third football club in Verona behind Chievo and Hellas Verona, is a unique case in Italy of a club whose chairman, Luigi Fresco, had also been the head coach of the first team for over 38 years, since 1982, after the other historic president Sinibaldo Nocini, who was in charge for 20 years. The club is also notable for being the only Italian professional football team to field a reserve team in the regional amateur divisions.

The club was promoted into professionalism for its first time ever at the end of the 2012–13 season, after winning the national playoff tournament in which they were qualified as fourth-placed in the Girone C of Serie D. At the end of the 2017–18 season, the club return into professionalism, in Serie C, the third tier of Italian soccer.

Colours and badge


Its colours are red and blue.

Current squad


As of 15 July 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK  ITA Alessandro Giacomel
2 DF  ITA Antonio Pinto
3 DF  ITA Francesco Mazzolo
4 DF  ITA Mattia Pessot
5 DF  ARG Santiago Visentin
6 DF  ITA Manuel Daffara
7 MF  ITA Simone Bentivoglio
9 FW  MAR Rachid Arma
10 FW  ITA Domenico Danti
11 FW  ITA Filippo Pittarello
14 MF  ITA Nicola Danieli
15 MF  ITA Marco Amadio
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF  ITA Lorenzo Lonardi
18 FW  ALB Cristian Paloka
22 GK  GAM Sheikh Sibi
23 DF  ITA Filippo Pellacani
24 FW  ITA Arturo Lupoli
26 GK  ITA Simone Baravelli
27 DF  ITA Gianni Manfrin
28 FW  ITA Jacopo Bridi
MF  ITA Stefano Cella (on loan from Cremonese)
MF  ITA Antonio Metlika
MF  ITA Simone Tronchin (on loan from Vicenza)

Supporters


Virtus Vecomp Verona supporters are known for their hardline anti-fascist and left-wing leanings. The group Virtus Fans born in 2006, was split in 2015. From the ashes of the Virtus Fans born 2 new groups: Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 and the Lost Boys. The Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 have a friendship with antifa supporters groups all over the world: Livorno Calcio, Cosenza Calcio, Wrexham, Olympique Marseille, FC St. Pauli, RSV Goettingen 05.[3][4]

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