Monterosi Tuscia F.C.

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Monterosi
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Full nameMonterosi Tuscia Football Club S.r.l.[1]
Founded1968; 54 years ago (1968)[2][3][4]
GroundStadio Enrico Rocchi,
Viterbo, Italy
Capacity5,460
ChairmanLuciano Capponi
ManagerLeonardo Menichini
LeagueSerie C Group C
2021–22Serie C Group C, 9th of 19

Monterosi Tuscia Football Club, commonly known just as Monterosi, is an Italian association football club located in Monterosi, Lazio. It currently plays in Serie C.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1968, but the first news about it date back to 2004, when it competed in Seconda Categoria.[3] They reached Promozione in 2007, and were first promoted to Eccellenza in 2009 through playoffs.[3]

In 2016, when Luciano Capponi took the presidency and the club was merged with Nuova Sorianese, the club was renamed to Nuova Monterosi and won the 2016–17 Eccellenza league, thus ensuring themselves a historical first time to Serie D the following season.[3] In 2020, under head coach David D'Antoni, Monterosi narrowly missed on promotion to Grosseto following the 2019–20 season halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.[3]

In the 2020–21 Serie D season, Monterosi won the Girone H of the league, thus ensuring themselves a spot in the Serie C for the following season.[5] Following te promotion, the club was renamed Monterosi Tuscia, in order to better represent the whole area of the city of Monterosi historically known as Tuscia.[6] For their 2021–22 Serie C debut season, Monterosi had to move from their hometown stadium, Stadio Marcello Martoni, as its capacity of 500[7][8] was deemed incompatible with the league rules, and opted to relocate at the Stadio Enrico Rocchi in Viterbo for their home games.

Colors and badge[edit]

Its colors are red and white.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2022[9] 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 Albania ALB Marco Alia
3 DF Italy ITA Damiano Cancellieri
6 DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Borri
7 MF Italy ITA Matteo Gasperi
8 MF Italy ITA Riccardo Burgio
9 FW Italy ITA Rocco Costantino
10 FW Italy ITA Massimiliano Carlini
11 FW Italy ITA Antonio Santarpia
12 GK Italy ITA Giacomo Moretti
14 DF Italy ITA Francesco Verde
15 DF Italy ITA Pietro Giordani
16 DF Italy ITA Angelo Tartaglia
17 FW Italy ITA Alessandro Rossi (on loan from Lazio)
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF Italy ITA Samuele Parlati
19 DF Italy ITA Danilo Piroli
20 FW Italy ITA Vincenzo Liga
22 GK Italy ITA Umberto Basile
23 FW Italy ITA Davide Di Francesco
24 MF Italy ITA Jacopo Lipani (on loan from Virtus Entella)
29 MF Italy ITA Francesco D'Antonio
30 MF Italy ITA Filippo Tolomello
33 DF Germany GER Emmanuel Mbende
73 MF Italy ITA Luigi Cirone
77 FW Italy ITA Gabriele Ferreri
95 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Di Renzo

Honours[edit]

2016–17
2020–21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contatti" (in Italian). Monterosi FC. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  2. ^ "La Presidenza" (in Italian). Monterosi FC. Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "La Storia" (in Italian). Monterosi FC. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Monterosi FC" (in Italian). Forzamolossi.it. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Monterosi in C, l'armata di D'Antoni vola tra i professionisti" (in Italian). Tuttocampo. 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Monterosi cambia storicamente nome" (in Italian). Viterbo News 24. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Stadio Marcello Martoni" (in Italian). Forzamolossi.it. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  8. ^ "LO STADIO DI DOMENICA – Il "Marcello Martoni" di Monterosi. Le info utili per i tifosi azzurri" (in Italian). Forzasangio.it. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Monterosi squad by Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2022.