S.S. Monopoli 1966

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Monopoli 1966
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Founded
  • 1966 
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
Capacity6,880
ChairmanEnzo Mastronardi
ManagerGiuseppe Laterza
LeagueSerie C Group C
2021–22Serie C Group C, 5th of 19
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]

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]

former logos

Its colors are white and green.

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 September 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
1 GK Italy ITA Lorenzo Avogadri (on loan from Atalanta)
2 DF Italy ITA Giovanni Pinto
3 DF Italy ITA Luca Falbo
4 DF Italy ITA Nicola Bizzotto
6 DF Italy ITA Michele Fornasier
7 MF Italy ITA Ernesto Starita
8 MF Italy ITA Marco Piccinni
9 FW Italy ITA Simone Simeri (on loan from Bari)
10 MF Italy ITA Mattia Rolando
11 FW Italy ITA Mattia Montini
12 GK Italy ITA Giandomenico Iurino
18 DF Italy ITA Mirko Drudi
19 MF Italy ITA Carlo De Risio
20 FW Italy ITA Niccolò Corti
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Italy ITA Andrea Bussaglia
22 GK Italy ITA Thomas Vettorel (on loan from Frosinone)
23 FW Italy ITA Giuseppe Fella (on loan from Palermo)
25 MF Italy ITA Francesco Vassallo
26 DF Italy ITA Ivan De Santis
27 MF Italy ITA Zaccaria Hamlili
28 FW Italy ITA Giacomo Manzari (on loan from Frosinone)
39 FW Montenegro MNE Matteo Ahmetaj (on loan from Bari)
40 GK Italy ITA Arcangelo Bevilacqua
44 MF Italy ITA Savio Piarulli
70 MF Italy ITA Claudio Cristallo
71 GK Italy ITA Timothy Nocchi
77 MF Italy ITA Orlando Viteritti
90 FW Italy ITA Vincenzo Cirrottola

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 Nicolas Oliveto (at Brindisi until 30 June 2023)
MF Italy ITA Gabriel Cutrone (at Bitonto until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Christian Nina (at Vis Pesaro until 30 June 2023)
MF Italy ITA Gaetano Vitale (at Gubbio until 30 June 2023)

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REDUSLIM - IncHealth GMBH".
  2. ^ "S. S. Monopoli 1966 | U mnapl!".
  3. ^ "Gomonopoli.it - This domain was registered with Match.it".
  4. ^ "Monopoli squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2022.

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 league

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