S.S. Monopoli 1966

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Monopoli 1966
S.S. Monopoli 1966 logo.png
Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Founded
  • 1966 
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
Capacity6,880
ChairmanEnzo Mastronardi
ManagerGiuseppe Scienza
LeagueSerie C Group C
2020–21Serie C Group C, 11th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966 is an Italian association football club located in Monopoli, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Predecessor[edit]

A.C. Monopoli[edit]

Former AC Monopoli logo

The origins of football in Monopoli go back to 1958 when was founded A.C. Monopoli. After winning Eccellenza Apulia in the 2004–05 season[note 1] it has played in Serie D/H for the 2005–06 season obtaining the promotion to Serie C2[note 2] where it played the 4 seasons following. The team did not enter Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in June 2010 and restarted[citation needed] from Terza Categoria, the lowest level of the Italian football.

History[edit]

A.S. Liberty Monopoli[edit]

Former LIberty Monopoli logo

A new club was founded in the summer 2010 as A.S. Liberty Monopoli, after the relocation of Eccellenza club A.S.D. Liberty Bari 1909 from Bari to Monopoli.

In the 2011–12 season the team was promoted from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D.

S.S. MonosPolis and S.S. Monopoli 1966[edit]

In the summer 2012 the club was renamed S.S. MonosPolis, then in 2014 Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966[1][2][3]

In the 2014–15 season won the Coppa Italia Serie D and was the finalist of the nation play off of Serie D; in the summer 2015 it was admitted to Lega Pro for involvement in the sporting fraud.

Colors and badge[edit]

Its colors are white and green.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 September 2021

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 Leonardo Loria (on loan from Pisa)
2 DF Italy ITA Francesco Basile
3 DF Italy ITA Mario Mercadante
4 DF Italy ITA Nicola Bizzotto
5 DF Italy ITA Cristian Riggio
6 DF Italy ITA Ivan De Santis (on loan from Virtus Entella)
7 MF Italy ITA Ernesto Starita
8 MF Italy ITA Marco Piccinni
9 FW Italy ITA Francesco Grandolfo
10 FW Italy ITA Manuel Nocciolini
11 MF Burkina Faso BFA Abdoul Guiebre
12 GK Italy ITA Damiano Campisi
15 DF Italy ITA Michele Fornasier
16 MF Italy ITA Biagio Morrone (on loan from Lazio)
17 DF Senegal SEN Joel Baraye (on loan from Padova)
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Italy ITA Mattia D'Agostino (on loan from Ascoli)
19 DF Italy ITA Flavio Romano
20 DF Italy ITA Massimo Tazzer
21 MF Italy ITA Andrea Bussaglia
22 GK Italy ITA Mattia Guido
23 DF Italy ITA Matteo Arena
24 MF Italy ITA Christian Nina
25 MF Italy ITA Francesco Vassallo
27 MF Italy ITA Zaccaria Hamlili
29 FW Italy ITA Gennaro Borrelli (on loan from Pescara)
33 MF Italy ITA Christian Langella (on loan from Pisa)
35 DF Italy ITA Mattia Novella
77 MF Italy ITA Orlando Viteritti
97 FW Italy ITA Andrea Milani (on loan from Fiorentina)

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
GK Italy ITA Francesco Lovecchio (at Nardò)
GK Italy ITA Nicolas Oliveto (at RG Ticino)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Andrea Cianciaruso (at Molfetta)
FW Italy ITA Andrea De Paoli (at Ascoli, obligation to buy)

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ with a claimed world record of 102 points, surpassed only in 2008 by Championnat de France amateur semi-professional team Croix-de-Savoie – now named Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C. – that scored 108 points
  2. ^ defeating Celano in the playoff finals after the second place in the eague

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