A.S.D. Giarre Calcio 1946

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Giarre
Full nameAssociazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
Giarre Calcio 1946
Founded1946
GroundStadio Regionale,
Giarre, Italy
Capacity4,400
ManagerGaspare Cacciola
LeagueSerie D/I
2020–21Eccellenza Sicily/B, 1st (promoted)

A.S.D. Giarre Calcio 1946 is an Italian association football club located in Giarre, Sicily. Its colors are yellow and blue.

History[edit]

The earliest roots for the club can be traced back to a club known as Associazione Sportiva Iona, founded by a president named Bottino.[1] Due to financial constraints, the club was forced to fold and was refounded in 1948 as Societa Sportiva Giarre, in the town of Giarre the men who brought it about were;

  • Nardo Patanè
  • Isidoro Pino
  • Giovanni Trovato
  • Angelo Villaggio
  • Salvatore Alpino
  • Nardo Barbagallo
  • Ignazio Cocuccio
  • Narciso Creati
  • Giovanni Panebianco
  • Sebastiano Cavallaro

In its history, Giarre also played Serie C for several years; its last appearance in professional football is dated 1993/1994, when the team relegated to Serie C2 and was successively cancelled because of financial troubles. Its best result is a fourth place in 1992/1993 Serie C1/B under coach Gian Piero Ventura, successively coach of several Serie A teams.

Giarre F.C. achieved a second place in the 2005–06 Coppa Italia Dilettanti;[2] this result allowed the Sicilian Serie D team to play in the Coppa Italia. In the first round, Giarre played against ACF Fiorentina of Serie A in Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Giarre lost 3–0 to Fiorentina, after ending 0–0 the first half.[3]

The club ended its history in 2008, after the property sold the football rights to a new franchise based in the neighbouring city of Misterbianco. A phoenix club named A.S.D. Sporting Giarre was formed and, through a number of sports rights acquisitions, reached Eccellenza in 2014 as A.S.D. Giarre Calcio.

Notable former managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GiarreStory.org
  2. ^ Sorrento Calcio Official Website (13 April 2006). "Coppa Italia Dilettanti" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2006.
  3. ^ ACF Fiorentina Official Website (19 August 2006). "Fiorentina-Giarre 3–0" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 September 2006.[permanent dead link]

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