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; 103 years ago (1920)
GroundStadio Guido Teghil (Lignano Sabbiadoro)[1]
Capacity5,000
ChairmanMauro Lovisa[2]
ManagerDomenico Di Carlo
LeagueSerie C Group A
2021–22Serie B, 20th of 20 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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

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. In the 2021-22 season campaign the team finished dead last and was relegated to Serie C, after changing three head coaches.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2023[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 Marco Festa
2 DF Italy ITA Cristian Andreoni
3 DF Italy ITA Matteo Bruscagin
5 MF Italy ITA Daniele Giorico
7 FW Lithuania LTU Edgaras Dubickas (on loan from Pisa)
8 MF Italy ITA Salvatore Burrai
9 FW Italy ITA Simone Magnaghi
10 MF Italy ITA Francesco Deli
11 FW Italy ITA Kevin Piscopo
14 FW Italy ITA Simone Palombi (on loan from Alessandria)
15 MF Albania ALB Arlind Ajeti
16 DF Italy ITA Enrico Maset
17 DF Italy ITA Alessandro La Rosa
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Italy ITA Amedeo Benedetti
20 MF Italy ITA Marco Pinato
21 MF Austria AUT Robert Gucher
22 GK Spain ESP Miguel Martínez
23 MF Italy ITA Emanuele Torrasi
24 FW Italy ITA Simone Edera
26 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Bassoli
27 FW Italy ITA Leonardo Candellone (on loan from Napoli)
29 DF Italy ITA Gabriele Ingrosso
30 GK Italy ITA Francesco Turchetto
31 DF Italy ITA Roberto Pirrello
33 MF Italy ITA Roberto Zammarini
34 DF Italy ITA Stefano Negro

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
MF Italy ITA Simone Baldassar (at Catania until 30 June 2023)
MF Italy ITA Kevin Biondi (at Rimini until 30 June 2023)
MF Romania ROU Mihael Onișa (at Piacenza until 30 June 2023)
FW Italy ITA Gianvito Misuraca (at Fermana until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Italy ITA Gabriel Bianco (at Pro Sesto until 30 June 2023)
FW Italy ITA Amato Ciciretti (at Ascoli until 30 June 2023, obligation to buy)
FW Croatia CRO Tomi Petrović (at Trento until 30 June 2023)
FW Senegal SEN Youssouph Cheikh Sylla (at Alessandria until 30 June 2023)

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Italy Domenico Di Carlo
Assistant Manager Scotland Italy Davide Stuart Mezzanotti
Athletic Coach England Italy Luigi Steve Posenato
Technical assistant Scotland Italy Martino Sofia McGlynn
Match Analyst Italy Alex Peraro
Goalkeeper Coach Italy Ferdinando Scarpello
Injury Recovery Coach Italy Andrea Colussa
About mass physiotherapy Italy Alessandro Marzotto
Physiotherapist Italy Stefano Tonin
Team Manager Italy Elia Conni
Executive Italy Enrico Pitau

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, originated from the shirt of then Venezia. The away kit is usually predominantly white; during the years the secondary colors have been varying from green, red (evoking the same colors of the city of Pordenone banner) and black. The badge used to represent the city coat of arms, sometimes with a lizard; more recently the badge has been modernized with a logo representing the letters P and N, identifying the car plate of the province and three waves to depicting the river Noncello.

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. ^ "UFFICIALE: A Pordenone salta la prima panchina di D".
  3. ^ "Drama, desperation and odd rules: Why to watch the Serie B playoffs". ForzaItalianFootball. 10 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Pordenone squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2022.

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