S.S.D. Audace Cerignola

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Audace Cerignola
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Dilettantistica
Audace Cerignola srl
GroundStadio Domenico Monterisi,
Cerignola, Italy
ChairmanNicola Grieco
ManagerAlessandro Potenza
LeagueSerie D
2018–19Serie D/H, 2nd (playoff winners)

S.S.D. Audace Cerignola, commonly known as Audace Cerignola or simply Cerignola, is an Italian association football club from Cerignola, Apulia.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 October 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Italy ITA Luca Russo
7 MF Italy ITA Lorenzo Longo
8 MF Italy ITA Alessio Esposito
15 DF Italy ITA Iliando Ujka
16 MF Italy ITA Domenico Di Cecco
19 FW Italy ITA Claudio Parise
30 DF Italy ITA Gabriele Tancredi (on loan from Ternana)
GK Italy ITA Francesco Tricarico
DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Abruzzese
DF Italy ITA Aldo Caiazza
DF Italy ITA Giancarlo Di Cillo
DF Italy ITA Daniele Dinoia
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Italy ITA Luca Matere
DF Albania ALB Tom Syku
MF Italy ITA Francesco Barrasso
MF Argentina ARG Sebastián Caballero
MF Italy ITA Tommaso Coletti
MF Italy ITA Angelo Nardella
FW Italy ITA Nicola Loiodice
FW Italy ITA Mario Marotta
FW Cuba CUB Samon Reider Rodríguez
FW Italy ITA Gianluca Sansone
FW Serbia SRB Luka Sinđić


The club was originally founded in 1912 as Gruppo Sportivo Cerignola. They played Serie C from 1935 to 1937, after which they exclusively took part at amateur leagues.

The club voluntarily stepped out in 2013 due to financial issues, and restarted from Prima Categoria only a year later. In 2017 they returned to play Serie D, a league they had not played since the year 2000.

In 2019, Audace Cerignola ended the season in an impressive second place, behind AZ Picerno; in the following playoffs, they made it to the final, where they defeated Taranto, thus ensuring a priority slot in the Serie C repechages.

However, due to a number stadium-related issues, the Italian Football Federation denied Serie C entry to the club.[1] After winning a first appeal to the Italian National Olympic Committee Court,[2] and FIGC declining Audace Cerignola's admission due to other stadium-related technicalities,[3] on 5 August 2019 the CONI Court once again overturned the latter's decision, confirming Audace Cerignola's right to take part in the 2019–20 Serie C.[4]


  1. ^ "Ripescaggi e Riammissioni Serie B e Serie C: le decisioni del Consiglio Federale" (in Italian). Ysport.eu. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Accolti ricorsi sia di Bisceglie che Cerignola. Girone C a 21 squadre?" (in Italian). Sporterni. 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Figc: Bisceglie in C, respinto il Cerignola" (in Italian). Teleregione. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Serie C: Audace Cerignola ripescata, accolto il ricorso dal Collegio di Garanzia del Coni" (in Italian). SKY Sport Italia. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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