Fidelis Andria 2018

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Fidelis Andria
S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 logo.png
Full nameFidelis Andria 2018
Nickname(s)Leoni Azzurri (Blue Lions)
Founded1971 (as AS Fidelis Andria)
2005 (as AS Andria BAT) (refounded)
2013 (as SS Fidelis Andria 1928)(refounded)
2018 (as SSD Fidelis Andria 2018)(refounded)
GroundStadio Degli Ulivi
Andria, Italy
Capacity9,140
ChairmanAldo Roselli
ManagerNicola Di Leo
LeagueSerie C Group C
2021–22Serie C Group C, 17th of 19
WebsiteClub website

Fidelis Andria 2018 or simply Fidelis Andria is an Italian football club based in Andria, Apulia. The club was founded in 1971 and re-founded in 2005, 2013 and 2018. The team competes in Serie C Group C.

Fidelis Andria play their home matches at Stadio Degli Ulivi, which has a capacity of 9,140. The stadium is located in Andria itself.

History[edit]

A.S. Fidelis Andria (1971–2005)[edit]

The club was founded in 1971 as A.S. Fidelis Andria (Associazione Sportiva Fidelis Andria). At that time the club worn red and yellow and it was the second club in town.

In 1978, after the cancellation of A.S. Andria, the club decided to wear blue and white, which are the colours of the town as well.

With these colours, the club played for years between Serie B and Serie C1: its last Serie B experience was in 1999.

After 2004/05 season the club declared bankrupt.

A.S. Andria BAT (2005–2013)[edit]

AS Andria BAT crest

In summer 2005 the club was refounded A.S. Andria BAT[1] (Associazione Sportiva Andria BAT). BAT stands for Barletta-Andria-Trani, as in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani.

The team played in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione from 2005–06 to 2008–09 season.

At the end of the 2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season the team was admitted in Lega Pro Prima Divisione after the forced relegation of Avellino in Serie D. At the end of the 2012-13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the club was relegated after play-off, but didn't enroll in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione league.

S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 (2013–2018)[edit]

In its place, in summer 2013 a new team called S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928 was founded and admitted to Eccellenza Apulia.[2]

The team ended season 2013–2014 at 2nd place. After winning the national Play-offs, Fidelis Andria have been promoted to Serie D, the top level of the Italian non-professional football association.

Season 2014–15 Fidelis Andria played on Group H of Serie D. On April 26, winning 3–2 away at Cavese, the club has been promoted to Lega Pro, the third highest football division in Italy, two matches before the end of regular season. After the regular season, Fidelis Andria have taken part to the Scudetto Serie D tournament, in order to assign the amateur champions' title. The team has been eliminated in the group stages.

Since July 1, 2015, being a member of Italian Professional Football League (Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico), commonly known as Lega Pro, the club has changed its name in S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928.

Fidelis Andria ended season 2015–16 at 7th place, which admits the club to participate to next 2016–17 Coppa Italia. On May 7, after last match of the season in Catania, boss Luca D'Angelo announced he wouldn't have renewed his contract with the club.

S.S.D Fidelis Andria 2018 (2018– )[edit]

In July 2018 the club was declared bankrupt and was denied registration for the upcoming Serie C, based on Covisoc's assessment.[3][4] On the date of the deadline for Serie D registration, a group of investors led by Marco Di Vincenzo formed S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 2018 as a reincarnation of S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 and to assume its sporting title.[5] The reborn club was admitted to Serie D.[6]

In June 2022 the club informed the media that the club main Sponsor for the Season 2022-2023 will be the American Holding Group "7Crocketts", the operation has been conduced by the Investment Banking Advisory Firm MergersCorp M&A International.[7]

Colors and crest[edit]

The team's colors are blue and white. The club crest, representing a rampant lion, is based on elements from city of Andria badge.

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 October 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 Alberto Savini
2 DF Montenegro MNE Cristian Hadžiosmanović
3 DF Italy ITA Daniele Mariani
4 DF Italy ITA Aldo Graziano
5 DF Italy ITA Luca Ercolani
6 MF Italy ITA Andrea Arrigoni
7 MF Italy ITA Alessandro Orfei (on loan from SPAL)
8 DF Italy ITA Matteo Pinelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
10 MF Italy ITA Francesco Urso
11 FW Italy ITA Giovanni Mercurio (on loan from Bari)
12 GK Italy ITA Emanuele Zamarion
15 DF Italy ITA Fabio Delvino
16 DF Italy ITA Pietro Ciotti
18 MF Italy ITA Kevin Candellori
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Togo TOG Malik Djibril (on loan from Vicenza)
20 MF Albania ALB Endri Zenelaj
21 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Dalmazzi
23 DF Italy ITA Cristian Fabriani
25 FW Croatia CRO Leon Šipoš (on loan from Spartaks Jūrmala)
27 FW Italy ITA Fabian Pavone (on loan from Parma)
28 MF Italy ITA Gianmarco Alba
31 DF Italy ITA Alessio Milillo
32 FW Italy ITA Giacomo Tulli
34 FW Italy ITA Lorenzo Persichini
77 MF Italy ITA Simone Paolini
98 FW Netherlands NED Don Bolsius
99 GK Italy ITA Filippo Vandelli

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.asandria.it/Storia.php
  2. ^ http://www.iltribunodellaplebe.it/38-sport/592-fidelis-andria-reloaded-sara-eccellenza-per-la-leonessa Archived 9 September 2013 at archive.today
  3. ^ Porro, Antonio (13 July 2018). "Fidelis Andria, la Covisoc Esclude il Club dalla Serie C" [Fidelis Andria, Covisoc Excludes the Club from Serie C]. Andria News24 (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ Massaro, Pasquale Stefano (20 July 2018). "La FIGC Esclude Ufficialmente la Fidelis Andria dal Prossimo Torneo di Serie C" [The FIGC Officially Excludes Fidelis Andria from the Next Serie C Tournament]. Andria News24 (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ Paparella, Fabio (31 July 2018). "Fidelis Andria, l'Avvocato Di Vincenzo Presenta Manifestazione di Interesse" [Fidelis Andria, the Lawyer Di Vincenzo Presents an Expression of Interest]. Pugliain (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  6. ^ "La SSD Fidelis Andria in Sovrannumero alla Serie D" [SSD Fidelis Andria Enters Serie D by Supernumeration]. Libero 24x7 (in Italian). 9 August 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  7. ^ Fabio, Tamburini (29 May 2022). "Nuovo Sponsor USA In Lega Pro" [7Crocketts will be main sponsor of Fidelis Andria. New USA Sponsor in Lega Pro] (PDF). Il Sole24 Ore Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Fidelis Andria squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2022.

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