Imolese Calcio 1919

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Imolese
Full nameImolese Calcio 1919
Founded1919; 105 years ago (1919)
GroundRomeo Galli,
Imola, Italy
Capacity4,000
ManagerGianni D'Amore
LeagueSerie D Group D
2022–23Serie C Group B, 19th of 20 (relegated)

Imolese Calcio 1919 is a professional football club based in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, that currently plays in Serie D. Their home pitch, Romeo Galli Stadium, is located inside the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari to the left of the curving frontstretch before the Variante Tamburello.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1919 would join the Italian Football Federation six years later. In 1929, it achieved promotion to the second division. In 1934, the club achieved promotion to the top flight. In 1936, just one year after promotion to the top division, the club refounded and begins participation in Serie D.

For the next 40 or so years the club yoyoed between the third and fifth divisions. In the 1989–90 season, they achieved promotion to Serie C2 (fourth division), but they were unable to promote due to financial difficulties.

In 2005, A.C. Imolese S.r.l. was expelled from 2005–06 Serie C2 due to financial irregularities.[1] The club was refounded under the name Imolese Calcio 1919 S.s.d a r.l and was admitted to Eccellenza Emilia-Romagna (fifth tier). In the 2005–06 season Imolese was relegated to Promozione after finishing sixteenth in Emilia–Romagna Group B. The following season Imolese won the Promozione, and then returned to Eccellenza.

In the 2012–13 season, it won promotion to Serie D, winning against Giulianova in the play-off semi-final and San Colombano in the final. In the 2017–18 season the club achieved promotion to Serie C. That season they shortened their name to just Imolese Calcio 1919. In the 2018–19 season the club finished third in Serie C and qualified to the promotion playoffs but lost the playoff semi-final. However less than five years later the club was relegated back to Serie D.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are red and blue, borrowed from the of the Imola commune.

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 December 2023[2]

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 Federico Adorni
2 DF Uruguay URU Agustín Ale
4 DF Italy ITA Sebastian Elefante (on loan from Juventus)
5 MF Italy ITA Nunzio Brandi
6 DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Dall'Osso
7 FW Italy ITA Gabriel Mattiolo
9 FW Italy ITA Matteo Rizzi
11 MF Italy ITA Luigi Poerio
14 MF Italy ITA Alessio Gulinatti
17 FW Italy ITA Alessio Spatari
19 FW Spain ESP Amadou Konate
21 MF Italy ITA Matteo Capozzi
22 GK Lithuania LTU Klaidas Laukžemis
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Italy ITA Manuel Garavini
26 DF Italy ITA Mattia Ciucci (on loan from Lecce)
27 DF Spain ESP Yaya Daffe
30 MF Italy ITA Luka Vlahovic
32 MF Bulgaria BUL Teodor Georgiev
55 DF Bulgaria BUL Petar Gospodinov
77 MF Spain ESP Mamadou Diawara
80 MF Italy ITA Aleandro Manes
90 FW Italy ITA Simone Raffini
99 FW Argentina ARG Ariel Reinero
GK Italy ITA Daniele Comi
FW Italy ITA Lorenzo Bertini
FW Italy ITA Daniel D'Angelo

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
GK Italy ITA Tommaso Nannetti (at Aglianese until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Michele Ballanti (at Progresso until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Nicolò Dalmonte (at Progresso until 30 June 2024)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°74/A (2005–06)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 16 August 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Imolese squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2022.

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