FC Lumezzane

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Lumezzane
Full nameFootball Club Lumezzane srl
Nickname(s)Lume
Founded1946
2018 (refounded)
GroundStadio Tullio Saleri
Capacity4,150
ChairmanAndrea Caracciolo
ManagerArnaldo Franzini
LeagueSerie C/A
2022–23Serie D Group B, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

F.C. Lumezzane, commonly known just as Lumezzane, is an Italian association football club based in Lumezzane, Lombardy. The club currently competes in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

History[edit]

A.C. Lumezzane[edit]

Lumezzane was founded in 1946.[1][non-primary source needed]

The club was promoted to Serie C2 in 1993. Since the promotion, the club remained in the divisions Serie C1 (Lega Pro Prima Divisione) and Serie C2 (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione) from 1993 to 2014.[2] The club also participated in 2014–15 Lega Pro season, the first unified Lega Pro/Serie C division since 1978.

In the regular season of 2007–08 Serie C2, Lumezzane finished fourth in the Group A and qualified for the promotional playoffs. The team defeated third-placed Rodengo Saiano in the semi-finals, 2–1 on aggregate. In the finals, it defeated fifth-placed Mezzocorona because it was the higher classified team after the pair ended in a 0–0 aggregate tie, thus winning promotion to the now-called Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2008–09 season.

On 26 November 2009, Lumezzane caused an upset in the 2009–10 Coppa Italia, beating Atalanta B.C. (a Serie A team) 3–1 away from home.[3]

2018 refoundation[edit]

A.C. Lumezzane relegated to Serie D in 2017. The club finished as the 15th of 2017–18 Serie D Group B, which relegated again. In June 2018, the club folded.

At the same time, another club, Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica ValgobbiaZanano, was renamed to Football Club Lumezzane V.G.Z. Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica, claiming as an heir of A.C. Lumezzane.[4] V.G.Z. is the acronym of ValgobbiaZanano.[5] The new club also acquired the logo and some assets of A.C. Lumezzane.[6]

ValgobbiaZanano was a football club that finished as the regular season runner-up of Group D of Promozione Lombardy in 2017–18 season [it].[7] However, the club was the losing side in the promotion play-offs. A.C. ValgobbiaZanano was a merger of "A.C. Valgobbia", a team from Lumezzane and "A.C. Zanano Comisport", a team from Zanano frazione of Sarezzo circa 2003.[8] The prefix of the club was changed to A.S.D. from A.C. in some time later. Val Gobbia [it] itself is a valley of the Lumezzane area.

In 2018–19 season [it], the new Lumezzane won the promotional playoffs of Group D, thus entered the final stage of the playoffs which compete with other winners from other groups,[9] for the spot to promote to Eccellenza Lombardy in 2019–20 season. Lumezzane, however, lost to Sant'Angelo [it] in aggregate in the first round of the inter-groups playoffs.[10] In the season 2019–20 Lumezzane competed in Eccellenza, the fifth tier of Italian football.

In 2021, the club's name was changed to F.C. Lumezzane S.S.D., thus severing every reference to ValgobbiaZanano. Lumezzane won promotion to Serie D in 2022 and a second consecutive promotion the following year, thus marking the club's return to professionalism after six years of amateur football.[11]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2024

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 Stefano Filigheddu
2 DF Italy ITA Jacopo Deratti
3 DF Italy ITA Eros Pisano
4 MF France FRA Anthony Taugourdeau
5 DF Italy ITA Michele Troiani
6 DF Italy ITA Cesare Pogliano
7 MF Italy ITA Marco Moscati
8 MF Italy ITA Michele Calì
9 FW Italy ITA Erik Gerbi (on loan from Sampdoria)
10 FW Italy ITA Manuele Malotti
11 FW Italy ITA Andrea Capelli
12 GK Italy ITA Ernesto Greco
15 FW Italy ITA Kevin Cannavò (on loan from Vis Pesaro)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Italy ITA Carlo Ilari (on loan from Lecco)
18 MF Italy ITA Simone Pesce
19 DF Italy ITA Gianluca Parodi
20 FW Italy ITA Cristian Spini
21 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Dalmazzi
22 GK Italy ITA Matteo Rizzo (on loan from Pro Vercelli)
23 MF Italy ITA Manuel Poledri
27 DF Italy ITA Gianluca Scremin (on loan from Spezia)
28 DF Italy ITA Samuele Regazzetti
32 MF Italy ITA Mattia Iori (on loan from Arezzo)
33 DF Italy ITA Samuele Righetti
99 FW Italy ITA Alberto Basso Ricci (on loan from Cremonese)

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 Kevin Tortelli (at Piacenza until 30 June 2024)

Players of note[edit]

  • Italy Michele Pini (2006/07–12, 2014–15) - Made over 100 league appearances
  • Italy Mario Balotelli (2006–07) - Champions League and Serie A winner of Inter Milan and Premier League and FA Cup winner of Manchester City, he graduated from Lumezzane academy and grew up nearby in Concesio.
  • Italy Cristian Brocchi (1997–98) - Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia winner of AC Milan, he made 30 appearances for Lumezzane on loan during his third professional season.

Colours and badge[edit]

The colours of the team are red and blue. [12]

A.C. Lumezzane used a logo that resembled the crest of the comune of Lumezzane. F.C. Lumezzane also used a similar design, with the inclusion of the VGZ design from 2018.

Honours[edit]

Winners: 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "la storia" (in Italian). A.C. Lumezzane. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Lumezzane, esperienza da vendere in serie C". Messaggero Veneto (in Italian). GEDI Gruppo Editoriale. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ Losapio, Andrea (2020). 1001 storie e curiosità sulla grande Atalanta che dovresti conoscere (in Italian). Rome: Newton Compton Editori. section 686. ISBN 978-88-227-4635-1.
  4. ^ "ValgobbiaZanano, l'obiettivo è stupire". bresciaoggi.it (in Italian). 20 August 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Col Lumezzane Vgz si chiude una ferita "Torneremo grandi"". bresciaoggi.it (in Italian). 15 September 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ "A Lumezzane si chiude l'era Cavagna". giornaledibrescia.it. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Promozione" (Microsoft Word) (in Italian). FIGC-LND Lombardy. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Cambi di denominazione sociale" (PDF). Segreteria Federale. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 2003–04 (103/A). 24 November 2003. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Calcio: i risultati di domenica 12 maggio". bresciasettegiorni.it (in Italian). 12 May 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Sant'Angelo al triangolare finale - VIDEO". Il Cittadino (in Italian). 22 May 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Vittoria a Varese e promozione: il Lumezzane torna in serie C dopo 6 anni" (in Italian). Giornale di Brescia. 7 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Il signor Giambortolo Pozzi, Presidente genoano del Lumezzane" (in Italian). Vittorio Riccadonna. 5 April 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2023.

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