A.C. Gozzano

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Gozzano
A.C. Gozzano logo.png
Full nameA.S.D.C. Gozzano
Nickname(s)
  • Rossoblù (red-blues)
  • Cusiani
  • Guzon
  • Malgascìtt
  • Juventina
  • Rubinettai (tap-makers)
Founded1920
Ground
Capacity1,526
ChairmanFabrizio Leonardi
Marilena Fornara Allesina (honorary)
ManagerAntonio Soda
LeagueSerie D
2021–22Serie D Group A, 11th of 20
WebsiteClub website

A.S.D.C. Gozzano also known as Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Calcio Gozzano, Associazione Calcio Gozzano, or simply Gozzano, is an Italian association football club, based in Gozzano, Piedmont. Gozzano currently plays in Serie D.

History[edit]

The club was founded around 1920 as Club Sportivo Juventus, and later adopted the current name. It became member of the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) in 1924.[1][2]

In the 1978–79 season the team was promoted to Serie D for the first time;[3] it then reached the category again in 2010–11[4][5][6] and 2014–15 [it] seasons.[7]

After more than 9 decades spent competing in the Italian amateur leagues, in the 2017–18 season the club won the A group of Serie D, and was promoted to the Serie C, reaching a professional championship for the first time in its history.[8][9][10] It was then relegated to Serie D in the 2019–20 season.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's historic colors are red and blue.[11]

From 1985 to 1995 the players wore red and white halved shirts derived from the colours of the town emblem (which is also pictured into the club badge).[8]

Players[edit]

2019-20 squad[edit]

As of June 2020[12][13]

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 Italy ITA Vittorio Gilli
4 DF Italy ITA Nicolò Tordini
8 FW Sweden SWE Adin Bukva
11 FW Italy ITA Matteo Momentè
14 MF Italy ITA Alessio Salvestroni
16 MF Italy ITA Nicolò De Angelis
19 DF Italy ITA Matteo Rabuffi
21 MF Italy ITA Riccardo Gemelli
23 MF Italy ITA Riccardo Vono
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Italy ITA Francesco Rizzo
25 DF Italy ITA Matteo Di Giovanni
26 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Figliomeni
29 DF Italy ITA Agostino Garofalo
31 GK Italy ITA Gianmarco Fiory
MF Italy ITA Stefano Cella (on loan from Cremonese)
MF Italy ITA Mattia Gioria
MF Italy ITA Alessandro Mutti
FW Italy ITA Demiro Pozzebon

Coaching staff[edit]

As of February 2020[14]
Head coach Italy Antonio Soda
Assistant coaches Italy Carlo Caramelli
Italy Emiliano Rossini
Goalkeeper coach Italy Renzo Sottile
Athletics coach vacant

Stadiums[edit]

Since the 1950s, A.C. Gozzano's home stadium is Stadio Alfredo d'Albertas on 3 Via Madonna di Luzzara, Monterosso. Totally renovated and upgraded in 2019 after "cusiani" team's first promotion to Serie C,[15] the stadium is named after the club's longest serving president (H.E. marquis Alfredo d’Albertas, 1916 – 1992)[16] and has a seating capacity of approx 1,500.[17]

As the stadium wasn't ready to use for the 2018–19 season, Gozzano used Stadio Silvio Piola on 5 Via Massaua, Vercelli as the venue for most part of its home games (both in 2018-19 Serie C and 2018–19 Coppa Italia Serie C [it]).[11][18]

The club also used Stadio Silvio Piola of Novara for the opening match of 2018–19 Serie C.[19]

After a couple more official matches played in Vercelli at the beginning of 2019–20 season, Gozzano headed back to "d'Albertas" stadium on September 15, 2019.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speciale Gozzano 90 – 1924–2014 (parte 2 di 4) (in Italian). Radio Calcio Dilettanti. 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ Contrada Mazzetti 2015 - contradamazzetti.it
  3. ^ "BORGOSESIA CALCIO, L'AVVERSARIO DI DOMANI – Derby della Cremosina contro il Gozzano degli ex" (in Italian). Biella Oggi. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ Gozzano, è Serie D! - vcoazzurranews.tv[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Eccellenza – Gozzano, è serie D!" (in Italian). Iamcalcio Novara. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Storia" (in Italian). A.C. Gozzano. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Gozzano in festa, il paese da 5 mila abitanti per la prima volta in serie C". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  10. ^ "La nostra storia" (in Italian). A.C. Gozzano. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Gozzano" (in Italian). Lega Pro. September 2018 [circa]. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  12. ^ Sorpresa Gozzano: c’è l’ex serie A Barreto - novaranetweek.it - July 15, 2019
  13. ^ I numeri di maglia per la stagione 2019-2020 - acgozzanocalcio.it - August 25, 2019
  14. ^ "Staff Tecnico" (in Italian). Acgozzanocalcio.it. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Dal 4 febbraio apre il cantiere nello stadio di Gozzano, c'è l'annuncio del Comune". La Stampa (in Italian). Gozzano. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Lo stadio intitolato al marchese D'Albertas". La Stampa Novara e Provincia (in Italian). Gozzano. 19 May 1994.
  17. ^ "Presentato Soda. Il patron Allesina: "La C per i tifosi"". Vco24Sport (in Italian). Gozzano. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Il Gozzano con un altro pareggio elimina la Pro Patria e avanza in Coppa Italia di serie C". La Stampa (in Italian). Vercelli. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Serie C, Gozzano-Entella 1–3. I liguri strapazzano la neopromossa con Nizzetto e Mota". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 17 September 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Gozzano, pronto il ritorno a casa!". VCO Azzurra TV (in Italian). 27 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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