AS Cittadella

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Full nameAssociazione Sportiva Cittadella S.r.l.
I Granata (The Maroons)
Founded1973; 51 years ago (1973), (as Associazione Sportiva Cittadella)
GroundPier Cesare Tombolato
OwnerGabrielli SA
ChairmanAndrea Gabrielli
Head coachEdoardo Gorini
LeagueSerie B
2023–24Serie B, 14th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Associazione Sportiva Cittadella, commonly referred to as Cittadella, is an Italian professional football club based in the city of Cittadella, Veneto, currently playing in Serie B.

The team was founded in 1973 and play their home games at the Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato, which has a capacity of 7,623 seats.[2]


Cittadella was founded in 1973, after the merger of U.S. Cittadellense and A.S. Olympia. The club spent most of its first years in amateur football, and then professional football at Serie C2 and Serie C1 ranks. Cittadella won its first promotion to Serie B in 1999 after defeating Brescello in the playoff finals, and spent a total two seasons in the Italian second-highest ranked division, being then relegated in 2001–02 Serie B. During their first stay in Serie B, the club played in Stadio Euganeo in Padua and, in an attempt to expand the fanbase, was renamed A.S. Cittadella Padova, Padua (Padova in Italian) being the home province of Cittadella.

Cittadella returned to Serie B in 2008, after defeating Cremonese in the 2007–08 Serie C1/A playoffs, under the guide of head coach Claudio Foscarini. In the 2008–09 Serie B season, the club was involved to projects focused to boost the capacity of the Stadio Tombolato to 7,500, in order to let the club play in their home town (with dispensation from the FIGC, since a stadium of at least 10,000 seats is required for Serie B). Thus, Cittadella played the first season games in Stadio Omobono Tenni in Treviso, about 40 km away.[2][3] After some delays, the first Serie B game played in Cittadella was played on 29 October 2008, Ancona being the opponents. The club escaped relegation in the final days of the season, thus ensuring another year of Serie B football to the local fans.

The following season, Cittadella thrashed Lecce 5–1 and Mantova 6–0 to finish 6th, and only losing to Brescia in the playoffs due to Brescia's superior league placing, despite a late 1–0 win in the second leg.

The club produced two strikers who later left for Serie A teams, namely, Riccardo Meggiorini (50% rights sold for €2.5M), Matteo Ardemagni (sold for €3.75M). Moreover, 2010–11 Serie B topscorer Federico Piovaccari also left for Sampdoria in 2011 for €3.5M, although Samp was relegated shortly afterwards from Serie A in 2010–11.

Cittadella was relegated again to Lega Pro in 2014–15.

The club returned to Serie B for the 2016–17 season following their promotion from the Lega Pro and has since regularly competed for the promotion play-off positions, including finishing as high as 5th place in 2019–20. They reached the promotion play-off final to Serie A in 2018–19 against Hellas Verona and, after winning the first match by 2–0 at home, conceded the comeback to Verona in the 2nd leg, losing 3–0 away after going down to 10 men when the score was still 1–0.[4] Similarly, Cittadella also lost in the play-off final against Venezia at the end of the 2020–21 season to again narrowly miss out on the club's first promotion to Serie A.[5]





Current squad[edit]

As of 17 October 2023[6]

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 Filippo Veneran
2 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Salvi
4 DF Italy ITA Matteo Angeli
5 MF Italy ITA Valerio Mastrantonio
6 DF Italy ITA Edoardo Sottini
7 FW Italy ITA Luca Pandolfi
8 MF Italy ITA Francesco Amatucci
9 FW Italy ITA Andrea Magrassi
10 FW Italy ITA Claudio Cassano
11 FW Italy ITA Filippo Pittarello
15 DF Italy ITA Domenico Frare
16 MF Italy ITA Alessio Vita
17 MF Denmark DEN Emil Kornvig
18 MF Italy ITA Andrea Tessiore
20 MF Italy ITA Giuseppe Carriero
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Italy ITA Nicholas Saggionetto
23 MF Italy ITA Simone Branca (vice-captain)
24 DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Carissoni
26 MF Italy ITA Nicola Pavan (3rd captain)
27 MF Italy ITA Andrea Danzi
28 DF Italy ITA Alessio Rizza
30 DF Italy ITA Stefano Negro
32 FW Italy ITA Tommy Maistrello
36 GK Albania ALB Elhan Kastrati (4th captain)
64 DF Italy ITA Andrea Cecchetto
74 FW Italy ITA Ahmed Kader Sanogo
77 GK Italy ITA Luca Maniero
92 FW Italy ITA Enrico Baldini
98 DF Italy ITA Federico Giraudo (on loan from Reggina)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Italy ITA Vincenzo Ciriello (at Picerno until 30 June 2024)

Club officials[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See Category:AS Cittadella players.



  1. ^ "A.S. Cittadella – Stadio" (in Italian). A.S. Cittadella – Sito ufficiale. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Cittadella, la B al Tombolato" (in Italian). 14 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Cittadella: scelto lo stadio" (in Italian). 17 July 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Venezia overcome Cittadella in playoff to secure return to Serie A". Eurosport. 27 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Prima Squadra". A.S. Cittadella (in Italian). Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. ^ Board of directors
  8. ^ Technical staff

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