US Sambenedettese

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Full nameAssociazione Sportiva
Sambenedettese S.r.l.
Founded1923; 101 years ago (1923)
1994; 30 years ago (1994) (refounded)
2006; 18 years ago (2006) (refounded)
2009; 15 years ago (2009) (refounded)
2013; 11 years ago (2013) (refounded)
2021; 3 years ago (2021) (refounded)
GroundStadio Riviera delle Palme,
San Benedetto del Tronto
ChairmanRoberto Renzi
ManagerFabio Prosperi
LeagueSerie D Group F
2022–23Serie D Group F, 7th of 18
WebsiteClub website

A.S. Sambenedettese S.r.l. is an Italian association football club, based in San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche. Sambenedettese currently plays in Serie D.



The club was founded in 1923 as U.S. Sambenedettese.

In 1956, the club was first promoted to Serie B, a division where they spent a total of 21 seasons (the last time of which was in 1989). In the 1980s, they also had a young Walter Zenga as a goalkeeper in their stint in the Italian second division.

In 1994, the club went bankrupt and was successively forced to restart from Eccellenza. In 2000, the club was acquired by Luciano Gaucci and eventually won promotion back to professionalism in 2001 and then to Serie C1 just a year later.

In 2009, the club was forced to restart again from Eccellenza, this time as U.S. Sambenedettese 1923.

In 2012–13 season, Sambenedettese won Group F of Serie D, but it was not promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione as it was excluded by Federal Council's decision for incomplete documentation of submission to the league.[1] The company behind the club also changed the name to U.S. Sambenedettese 1923 S.r.l. at that time.[2] Refounded as A.S.D. Sambenedettese Calcio,[3] the club restarted from Eccellenza Marche and promptly won promotion to Serie D. On 4 August 2015, Franco Fedeli acquired the then-Serie D club, and in 2016 Sambenedettese were promoted back to Lega Pro as the Group F winner of 2015–16 Serie D. The club was known as S.S.D. Sambenedettese ARL at that time.[4] At the start of 2016–17 season the company behind the club changed the name to S.S. Sambenedettese S.r.l. (P.IVA 02177180441), but marketing as S.S. Sambenedettese Calcio. In 2020, the club was sold by Franco Fedeli to Italian-Argentine entrepreneur and Bangor City F.C. owner Domenico Serafino.[5] However, less than a year later, after Serafino failed to comply with several financial requirements, the club was declared bankrupt.

The club's naming rights were then acquired by entrepreneur Roberto Renzi and was refounded as A.S. Sambenedettese. After repaying all debts, the newly-reformed club was formally accepted by the Italian Football Federation, this way maintaining their spot in the Serie C league.[6] The club was however excluded from Serie C due to financial irregularities and successively admitted to Serie D following a successful appeal and the payment of a league membership fee.[7]

In 2023, Sambenedettese were also excluded from Serie D, and the club's naming rights were assigned to fellow Serie D club Porto d'Ascoli, who restarted under the new denomination of U.S. Sambenedettese.


First team squad[edit]

As of 25 August 2022[8]

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 Diego Abbrandini (on loan from Athletic Carpi)
3 DF Albania ALB Jerolda Miruku
4 DF Italy ITA Marco Migliorini
5 DF Italy ITA Marzio Pica
6 MF Italy ITA Luca Lulli
9 FW Italy ITA Matteo Chinellato
10 FW Italy ITA Daniele Ferri Marini
11 FW Italy ITA Simone Di Domenicantonio
13 DF Slovakia SVK Atila Varga
14 DF Croatia CRO Ivan Zgrablić
16 MF Italy ITA Simone Isacco
17 FW Italy ITA Edoardo Travaglini
18 FW Italy ITA Gianluca Cum
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Italy ITA Simone Fabretti
19 FW Latvia LVA Kaspars Svārups
22 GK Italy ITA Francesco Bruno (on loan from Udinese)
23 MF Italy ITA Federico Angiulli
24 MF Italy ITA Vincenzo Lisi
27 FW Italy ITA Alessandro Peroni
28 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Amato
DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Agostinone
DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Alboni
DF Italy ITA Alessandro De Santis
MF Italy ITA Davide Buono
MF Italy ITA Diego Conson
FW Italy ITA Ettore Mendicino

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are red and blue.


The main rivalry is with Ascoli. They are in the same province – Province of Ascoli Piceno.



  1. ^ "Samb, sfuma la Lega Pro: Respinto il ricorso del club". 25 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°22/A (2013–14)" [Press Release N°22/A (2013–14)] (PDF). Consiglio Federale (in Italian). Italian Football Federation (FIGC). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°8 (2013–14)". Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (LND) Comitato Regionale Marche (in Italian). FIGC. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°59 (2015–16)" [Press Release N°59 (2015–16)] (PDF). LND Dipartimento Interregionale (in Italian). FIGC. 13 November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Domenico Serafino è il nuovo presidente della Sambenedettese" (in Italian). 10 June 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  6. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 260/A" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  7. ^ "La Samb farà la Serie D" (in Italian). Il Resto del Carlino. 14 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Rosa" (in Italian). S.S. Sambenedettese. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.

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