S.E.F. Torres 1903

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Torres
A.S.D. S.E.F. Torres 1903.gif
Full nameSocietà di Educazione Fisica Torres 1903 s.r.l.
Founded1903
1991 (refounded)
2006 (as Sassari Torres 1903)
2008 (as A.S.D. Torres Calcio)
Dissolved1991 (Torres Calcio)
2006 (Pol. Sassari Torres)
2008 (Sassari Torres 1903)
GroundStadio Vanni Sanna,
Sassari, Italy
Capacity7,480
ChairmanStefano Udassi
ManagerAlfonso Greco
LeagueSerie D/G
2021-22Serie D, 3rd (Promoted via Play Offs)
WebsiteClub website

Società di Educazione Fisica Torres 1903 (usually referred to simply as Torres) is an Italian association football club based in Sassari, Sardinia. The team currently plays in Serie D.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

Walter Mazzarri, ended his player career with Torres in the season 1994–1995

The club, that is the oldest football team in Sardinia alongside Ilvamaddalena, was founded in 1903 as Società di Educazione Fisica Torres and renamed in 1920 as Torres Calcio. In 1980-1981 with the promotion to Serie C2, the Sassari played the division several times as protagonists, until the club was taken over by Bruno Rubattu who, after a first championship ended in 7th place, entrusted the team to Lamberto Leonardi in 1986-1987 . Led by the Roman coach, former player of a good level in Serie A, Torres wins the championship and wins promotion to Serie C1, dragged by the experience of Mario Piga, who returned to the Rossoblu after a brilliant career at the highest levels, and the rising star Gianfranco Zola. This is the typical formation: Pinna, Tamponi, Poggi, Petrella, Cariola, Del Favero, Tolu, Zola, Galli, Piga, Ennas.

At the end of the following season, the historic overtaking against the Cagliari cousins was recorded, while in the 1988-1989 championship, Torres reached the fourth final place a step away from Serie B, behind the rivals of Cagliari (winners of the tournament), of Foggia and Palermo.The club was refounded in 1991 as Polisportiva Sassari Torres.

Promotion[edit]

Due to the very championships of Serie C2 and some of the events that befell society's passages, in the 1999-2000 season, the Torres has acquired a group of Saxon presidents who affirmed the presidency of Leonardo Marras. The squadron, led by Leonardo, won the promotion in Serie C1, thanks also to the contribution of the Greek point Theofilos Karasavvidis, provenance of the Panionios, fresco of the Conquest of the Greek Cup, which realized 19 years in 32 parts. In the 2000-2001 season in C1 Torres makes a good good champion as a newly promoted by finishing in 7th place, among the most important results we must remember the home victories for 3-0 against Catania and Palermo and for 2-0 against Messina.[1]

The club went bankrupt and was refounded in 2006 as Sassari Torres 1903 and placed in Serie C2. Torres played in Serie C1 in 2005–06 season, finishing 3rd and qualifying for the promotion playoffs. It lost in the semifinal round: 2–0 on aggregate to Grosseto.

The defeat is followed by exclusion from the championship due to the serious financial failure of the company due to the debts accrued under the management of the president Rinaldo Carta. In the 2006-2007 championship, with the new name of Sassari Torres 1903 and under the presidency of the Sassari entrepreneur Antonio Mascia, the club obtained admission to Serie C2 in extremis thanks to the Petrucci award. The team, built almost entirely during the summer and in a few weeks, pays the price of the lack of pre-season preparation and the company's inexperience, and gives life to a tournament below expectations, alternating good play and victories with disheartening results. to cause the exoneration of the coach Maurizio Costantini in April. The team closed the season, however, winning the salvation and avoiding the play-outs. In the 2007-2008 season, still in group A of Serie C2, under the guidance of Luciano Foschi, Torres competes in a first round ended at the top of the standings and with a record-sequence of nine consecutive home victories; a crisis of results and a penalty of eight points for administrative irregularities of the unsuccessful Mascia management cause the team to fall into the play-out area, however avoided thanks to the detached classification with Cuneo and Pavia.

In the summer of 2008, the federal supervisory bodies ordered the exclusion of the company from Series C2 again for financial reasons. The appeal to the T.A.R. of Lazio against this decision is rejected, as well as that of the Council of State on 27 August. Torres is condemned to exclusion from the professional championships and thus starts again from the Sardinian Promotion championship, with a new club chaired by Leonardo Marras, already in the same chair in 1999 and patron of Torres Female. Former rossoblù bomber Roberto Ennas was chosen for the technical guide. Amarcord of the eighties also in the company name: Torres Calcio is back.

After the second season in C2, in 2008, the club ceased again operations due to financial troubles and was refounded with the current denomination. The club competed, for the 2008–09 season, in Promozione, the 7th level of Italian football. At the end of the season, the club gained direct promotion to Eccellenza after finishing in the first place.

The 2011–12 season was one of the most successful in the club's recent history: Torres won the Coppa Italia Sardinia and finished first in Eccellenza Sardinia and was so promoted to the 2012–13 Serie D.

In 2012–13 Serie D Torres finished first in Girone G and was promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In their first season back into professionalism, Torres could not avoid relegation after losing on playoffs to Forlì, but was successively readmitted as one of the 60 clubs of the newly unified 2014–15 Lega Pro to fill a vacancy. In summer 2015 it was relegated to Serie D for sporting fraud.

Abinsula Grup[edit]

In summer 2021, the club was acquired by the company Abinsula Grup, that the previews season was owner of U.S.D. Latte Dolce, the second main club of the city of Sassari. The club Torres made a great season in Serie D and got into the final final of Coppa Italia Serie D in the season 2021–22.[2]

Stadium[edit]

The team play in the Stadio Vanni Sanna in Sassari, in the complex plays also Torres Calcio Femminile and the U.S.D. Latte Dolce.[3]

Honours and distinctions[edit]

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's colours are red and blue.

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Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 May 2022[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
GK Italy ITA Alessio Salvato
GK Italy ITA Pierpaolo Garau
GK Italy ITA Giuseppe Murtas
DF Italy ITA Paolo Dametto
DF Italy ITA Niccolò Antonelli
DF Albania ALB Luis Mukaj (on loan from Genoa)
DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Ferrante
MF Italy ITA Michele Maganuco
MF Italy ITA Samuele Pinna
MF The Gambia GAM Kalifa Kujabi
MF Italy ITA Marco Rotunno
MF Italy ITA Luigi Scotto
MF Italy ITA Francesco Rossi
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Giancarlo Lisai
MF Italy ITA Alessandro Masala
MF Italy ITA Massimiliano Mignogna
MF Italy ITA Giacomo Demartis
MF Italy ITA Daniele Bianchi
MF Italy ITA Riccardo Pinna
MF Italy ITA Jacopo Turchet (on loan from Genoa)
MF Italy ITA Francesco Nirta
FW Albania ALB Edgar Çani
FW Italy ITA Davide Sabatini
FW Ivory Coast CIV Adama Diakité
FW Italy ITA Francesco Ruocco
FW Italy ITA Massimo Tesio

Notable former players[edit]

Albania

Argentina

Belgium

Greece

Ivory Coast

Malta

Perù

Poland

San Marino

Senegal

Spain

Venezuela

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2018–19 Serie D 15/20 38 12 4 22 35 59 40
2019–20 Serie D 3/18 26 14 9 3 44 25 51
2020–21 Serie D 15/20 34 8 10 16 31 48 34
2021–22 Serie D Finalist [5]

Women's team[edit]

The women's team Torres Calcio Femminile has won six Serie A titles and eight Italian Women's Cups.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La storia della Torres, la società di calcio più antica della Sardegna". www.expressandstar.com. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  2. ^ "STADIO VANNI SANNA". www.unionesarda.it. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  3. ^ "STADIO VANNI SANNA". www.soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. ^ "PRIMA SQUADRA". seftorrescalcio.it.
  5. ^ "Coppa Italia Serie D: Follonica Gavorrano-Torres 2-1: trofeo ai toscani" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 June 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.

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