Pordenone Calcio

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Pordenone
Logo Pordenone Calcio 2018 hq.png
Full namePordenone Calcio S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Ramarri (The Green Lizards)
I Neroverdi (The Black and Greens)
Founded1920; 101 years ago (1920)
GroundStadio Guido Teghil (Lignano Sabbiadoro)[1]
Capacity5,000
ChairmanMauro Lovisa[2]
ManagerMassimo Rastelli
LeagueSerie B
2020–21Serie B, 15th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Pordenone Calcio, commonly referred to as Pordenone, is a professional football club based in Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It currently plays in Serie B.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1920 as Football Club Pordenone.

In the 2007–08 season the club was promoted from Eccellenza Friuli – Venezia Giulia to Serie D, and six seasons later (in 2014) it was promoted to the new Lega Pro. The club was relegated in 2015 but re-admitted at the start of 2015–16 Lega Pro, to fill the vacancies.

The club reached the Lega Pro play-offs for two seasons in a row, being defeated in the semi-finals by Pisa and Parma, the clubs that eventually got promoted.

On 12 December 2017, in the Round of 16, Pordenone played Inter Milan for the Coppa Italia at the San Siro, drawing 0-0, and getting knocked out 5–4 in penalties. This is the farthest the team has ever reached in the competition.

Pordenone successively won the Group B title in the 2018–19 Serie C season under the tenure of seasoned manager Attilio Tesser, thus ensuring themselves the right to play Serie B for the first time in the club's history.

The club's first season in Serie B was largely successful, achieving a fourth-place finish in the league and thus reached the play-offs for promotion to Serie A. However, Pordenone's push for a second-consecutive promotion was ended with a 2-1 aggregate defeat in the semi-final against Frosinone.[3] In the 2020-21 season, Pordenone suffered a downturn in fortunes as the club ended the campaign in 15th position in the table, with Tesser being removed from his position as coach in April 2021 and replaced by Maurizio Domizzi.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2021[4]

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 Giacomo Bindi
2 DF Morocco MAR Hamza El Kaouakibi
4 DF Italy ITA Mirko Stefani (Captain)
6 DF Italy ITA Alberto Barison
7 FW Ghana GHA Davis Mensah
8 MF Italy ITA Jacopo Petriccione (on loan from Crotone)
9 FW Italy ITA Frank Tsadjout (on loan from Milan)
10 FW Italy ITA Amato Ciciretti
11 FW Italy ITA Jacopo Pellegrini (on loan from Sassuolo)
12 GK Italy ITA Gaetano Fasolino
15 MF Romania ROU Mihael Onișa
16 MF Italy ITA Luca Magnino
18 MF Italy ITA Simone Pasa
19 FW Italy ITA Federico Secli
20 MF Poland POL Tomasz Kupisz
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Italy ITA Gianvito Misuraca
22 GK Italy ITA Samuele Perisan
23 MF Italy ITA Luca Tremolada
24 DF Italy ITA Federico Valietti (on loan from Genoa)
26 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Bassoli
28 FW Italy ITA Nicolò Cambiaghi (on loan from Atalanta)
31 DF Italy ITA Michele Camporese
32 FW Croatia CRO Karlo Butić
33 MF Italy ITA Roberto Zammarini
44 DF Poland POL Adam Chrzanowski
54 DF Italy ITA Nicola Falasco
72 DF Italy ITA Matteo Perri
90 MF Italy ITA Michael Folorunsho (on loan from Napoli)
DF Italy ITA Alessio Sabbione
MF Italy ITA Marco Pinato (on loan from Sassuolo)

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
FW Italy ITA Simone Magnaghi (at Pontedera)
MF Italy ITA Kevin Biondi (at Catania)

Honours[edit]

Champions: 2018–19 (group B)
Champions: 2013–14
Winners: 2019

Colours and badge[edit]

The colours of the club are black and green, with the home kit typically using a striped design in these colours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il Pordenone giocherà le partite casalinghe allo Stadio Teghil di Lignano" (in Italian). Rai News. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.notiziariocalcio.com/?action=read&idnotizia=15567
  3. ^ {{Cite web|title=https://forzaitalianfootball.com/2020/08/drama-desperation-and-odd-rules-why-to-watch-the-serie-b-playoffs/%7Cpublisher=ForzaItalianFootball%7Cdate=10 August 2020
  4. ^ "Prima Squadra" (in Italian). Pordenone Calcio. Retrieved 28 September 2015.

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