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Full nameSocietà Polisportiva Ars et Labor S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Biancazzurri (The White and Blues)[1]
Gli Estensi (The House of Este)[2]
Founded1907; 117 years ago (1907) (Circolo Ars et Labor)
2005; 19 years ago (2005) (refounded)
2012; 12 years ago (2012) (refounded)
GroundStadio Paolo Mazza,
Ferrara, Italy
OwnerTacollano Holdings LLC[4]
ChairmanJoe Tacopina
Head coachDomenico Di Carlo
LeagueSerie C Group B
2022–23Serie B, 19th of 20 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor, commonly referred to by the acronym SPAL (Italian pronunciation: [spal]), is a professional football club based in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The team currently plays in Serie C, the third tier of the Italian football league system.

Founded in 1907, since 1928 they have played their home matches at Stadio Paolo Mazza, named after Paolo Mazza (chairman of the club 1946–1977).

In total, SPAL have participated in 24 top-tier, 28 second-tier, 42 third-tier, 7 fourth-tier and 1 fifth-tier league seasons. The club's best finish was when they came fifth in the 1959–60 Serie A; they also reached the 1961–62 Coppa Italia final.

The club is chaired by the American Joe Tacopina, the current manager is Domenico Di Carlo.


From foundation to World War II[edit]

Poster celebrating 10 years since the foundation of SPAL

The club was founded in March 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor (Latin for Art and Work Club) by the Salesian priest Pietro Acerbis. In the early stages, it was mainly a cultural and religious association, then in 1913 it became a multi-sports company, taking the name of Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor (Latin for Sports Club Society of Art and Work) The team began its professional activity under the aegis of the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio) in 1919, competing in the second-tier tournament.

SPAL played in the top flight league from 1920 to 1925, reaching the qualification playoff for the National Finals in 1921–22. From 1925 until the Second World War, they played in Serie B and Serie C: in this period, the club's all-time top striker Mario Romani scored 130 goals in 189 games during two different periods with the white-blues (1925–32 and 1937–38).

Between 1939 and 1943 the club temporarily changed its name to A.C. Ferrara, wearing the black and white colours of the city. After the suspension of the championships due to war, in 1945 the club returned to the name SPAL and to the light blue and white kits.

The golden period in Serie A[edit]

Paolo Mazza, chairman of SPAL from 1946 to 1977

In 1946 Paolo Mazza became chairman of the club. After five consecutive seasons in Serie B, SPAL won promotion to Serie A after finishing the championship first in 1950–51. The white-blues subsequently stayed in the top division for most of the 1950s and 1960s, competing in 16 out of 17 Serie A seasons from 1951 to 1968.[5]

SPAL finished fifth in 1959–60, thus obtaining the best placement in its history. Also, in 1961–62 they played in the Coppa Italia final, losing against Napoli. In the early stages of 1962–63 season, in which the club finished in eighth place, the white and blues reached the top of the league table. During those years, the club was a launchpad for many young players, among them Fabio Capello.

Fabio Capello at SPAL in 1966

In 1963–64 they were relegated to Serie B, but they came back to Serie A after only one year, and remained in the top division until 1968. At the end of the last season in the top flight, SPAL won the Cup of Italian-Swiss Friendship.

From 1970s to 21st century[edit]

During 1970s, 1980s and 1990s SPAL played mostly in Serie B and Serie C/C1.

Paolo Mazza quit the presidency in December 1976 and was replaced by Primo Mazzanti. The former chairman died in December 1981 and three months later Ferrara's Stadio Comunale was named after him.

In 1990, Giovanni Donigaglia became chairman of the club: between 1990 and 1992 SPAL obtained back-to-back promotions from Serie C2 to Serie B, under the management of Giovan Battista Fabbri. Donigaglia left the presidency in 2002 with the squad in Serie C1. He was replaced by Lino di Nardo.

Recent years[edit]

SPAL fans celebrating a goal scored in the 1991–92 season

The club went bankrupt in 2005,[6] and were reformed as SPAL 1907 S.r.l., under the terms of Article 52 of N.O.I.F.[7] In the summer of 2012, after suffering a second bankruptcy, the club was refounded for the second time as S.s.d. Real SPAL and would begin life in Serie D[8] under the same N.O.I.F. article.[9]

At the end of the 2012–13 season the club took back its original name. Giacomense, a club founded in 1967 at Masi San Giacomo, a frazione of Masi Torello, had moved to the city of Ferrara; on 12 July 2013, owner Roberto Benasciutti made a deal with the Colombarini family for a merger between SPAL and Giacomense, with the latter giving its sports title to SPAL and continuing to play in Ferrara. The club changed its name to S.P.A.L. 2013, in order to continue the football history of SPAL. Walter Mattioli became president, with Simone and Francesco Colombarini as main shareholders.

Whiteblues supporters at stadio Paolo Mazza celebrating promotion to Serie A in May 2017

They finished the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season in sixth place, thus qualifying for the inaugural unified 2014–15 Lega Pro season. In 2015–16, the squad won promotion to Serie B for the first time since the 1992–93 season, after finishing first in group B of the Lega Pro. The following year they came first in Serie B, thus obtaining promotion to Serie A after a 49-year absence.[10] In their first season back in Serie A, SPAL avoided relegation by finishing in 17th place.[11] At the end of the 2018–19 season they confirmed their presence in the top flight for a third consecutive year, finishing 13th. The club had mixed fortunes in the 2019–2020 season and, after gaining just 15 points in 23 games, coach Leonardo Semplici was dismissed in February 2020, replaced by Luigi Di Biagio.[12] SPAL were relegated to Serie B, finishing in last place with 20 points. The club reached the 2020–21 Coppa Italia quarter-finals, becoming the only team from Serie B to advance to that stage in the competition.

In August 2021, the club was acquired by the American lawyer and businessman Joe Tacopina. Some media say that the real owners behind Mr. Tacopina are brothers Alessandro Bazzoni and Lorenzo Bazzoni, Italian businessmen presumed to be linked with the government of Nicolas Maduro.[13][14] On January 25, 2024 Tacopina revealed the name of the new co-owner of the club, American broker and businessman Marcello Follano, with whom he founded a new parent company controlling SPAL, Tacollano Holdings LLC.[15]

Colours, badge and nicknames[edit]

The team's colours are light blue and white, which derive from the Salesians' emblem. The home kit, since 1962, has been composed of a vertical striped light blue-white shirt, white trainers and white socks. The only exception to light blue and white was when the club adopted a black and white kit between 1939 and 1943 (when it was named A.C. Ferrara), in honour of Ferrara's civic colours.

The team's badge features an oval-shaped light blue escutcheon, with a white band in the upper section, on which is written the acronym S.P.A.L. in golden characters. Also, in the lower section, the black and white emblem of the city is featured. From 1980 until mid-1990s, the official badge featured a fawn, another symbol of the club.[16]

SPAL's most common nicknames are Biancazzurri (from the club colours, light blue and white) and Estensi (from the House of Este, ancient European noble dynasty that ruled Ferrara from 1264 to 1598).[17]


Internal view of the stadium in 2018
  • Campo di Piazza d'Armi (1919–28)
  • Stadio Paolo Mazza (1928–)

The current home ground of SPAL is the 16,134 seater Stadio Paolo Mazza. The stadium was opened in September 1928 as Stadio Comunale, then took on its current name in February 1982, in honour of the former president of the club Paolo Mazza, who died two months earlier.

Initially it had a capacity of 4,000. Then, in concomitance with the promotion of SPAL to Serie A, in 1951 it was subjected to a heavy restructuring that brought capacity to 25,000. Between 1960s and 1980s it was renovated again, reducing the number of possible spectators to 22,000 until the mid-2000s.

From 2005 to 2016 the stadium capacity was limited to 7,500 due to safety reasons and cost containment. In 2016–17, after the club's promotion to Serie B and then to Serie A, the stadium was restructured again to match the modern needs of comfort and safety. In the summer of 2018 a further remodeling took place, in order to bring the total capacity from 13,135 seats to 16,134.[18]


Kit sponsors[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2024[25]

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 Enrico Alfonso
2 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Fiordaliso
3 DF Italy ITA Matteo Bruscagin
4 DF Argentina ARG Nahuel Valentini
5 MF Italy ITA Nicolò Contiliano
6 MF Italy ITA Marco Bertini (on loan from Lazio)
7 FW Italy ITA Mirco Antenucci (captain)
8 MF Italy ITA Riccardo Collodel
9 FW Italy ITA Alessandro Orfei
10 FW Croatia CRO Tomi Petrović (on loan from Trento)
11 FW Italy ITA Simone Rabbi
12 GK Italy ITA Cesare Galeotti
13 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Bassoli
16 DF Italy ITA Filippo Saiani
17 MF Italy ITA Giuseppe Iglio
19 FW Italy ITA Nicola Dalmonte (on loan from Vicenza)
20 FW Latvia LVA Dario Šits (on loan from Parma)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW Italy ITA Massimo Zilli (on loan from Cosenza)
22 GK Italy ITA Marco Meneghetti
23 DF Italy ITA Matteo Arena
24 DF Italy ITA Luca Ghiringhelli (on loan from Südtirol)
25 MF Italy ITA Marco Carraro
26 FW Italy ITA Luca Siligardi
27 DF Poland POL Patryk Peda (on loan from Palermo)
28 GK Italy ITA Mattia Del Favero
29 MF Togo TOG Steven Nador
33 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Tripaldelli
34 DF Austria AUT Philipp Breit
37 MF Italy ITA Fabio Maistro
71 FW Italy ITA Simone Edera
75 FW Italy ITA Emanuele Rao
77 MF Liechtenstein LIE Marcel Büchel
90 FW Italy ITA Tommaso Angeletti

Out on loan[edit]

As of 1 February 2024

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 Lorenzo Abati (at Torino)
GK Italy ITA Michele Pezzolato (at Forlì)
GK Senegal SEN Demba Thiam (at Juve Stabia)
DF Poland POL Dawid Bugaj (at Lechia Gdańsk)
DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Dickmann (at Brescia)
DF Moldova MDA Daniel Dumbravanu (at Messina)
DF Italy ITA Nicola Santella (at Treviso)
DF Slovakia SVK Michal Svoboda (at Bologna)
DF Italy ITA Filippo Tosi (at Genoa)
MF Moldova MDA Cristian Antonciuc (at Sassuolo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Alessandro Boccia (at Frosinone)
MF Italy ITA Simone Cecere (at Fidelis Andria)
MF Italy ITA Antonio Imputato (at Mestre)
MF Italy ITA Alessandro Murgia (at Hermannstadt)
MF Italy ITA Fabio Parravicini (at Genoa)
MF Italy ITA Filippo Puletto (at Trento)
FW Italy ITA Ludovico D'Orazio (at Latina)
FW Senegal SEN Serigne Deme (at Victor San Marino)
FW Italy ITA Andrea La Mantia (at Feralpisalò)
FW Italy ITA Marco Rosafio (at Messina)


Argentinian midfielder Oscar Massei was awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Ferrara in 2007, as one of the most representative players in club's history[26]

Below a chronological list of SPAL captains since 1950.[27]

Name Years
Italy Giovanni Emiliani 1950–53
Italy Marcello Castoldi 1953–54
Italy Edoardo Dal Pos 1954–59
Argentina Oscar Massei 1959–61
Italy Sergio Cervato 1961–65
Argentina Oscar Massei 1965–68
Italy Carlo Dell'Omodarme 1968–69
Italy Enrico Cairoli Jul. 1969–Oct. 1973
Italy Lucio Mongardi Oct. 1973–Jun. 1975
Italy Sergio Reggiani 1975–76
Italy Ottavio Bianchi 1976–77
Italy Franco Pezzato 1977–79
Italy Mauro Gibellini 1979–81
Italy Rosario Rampanti 1981–82
Italy Mirco Brilli 1982–83
Italy Giuseppe De Gradi 1983–85
Italy Elio Gustinetti 1985–86
Italy Fabio Perinelli 1986–87
Italy Arturo Vianello 1987–88
Italy Massimo Pellegrini 1988–89
Italy Francesco Cini 1989–90
Italy Franco Fabbri 1990–91
Italy Giuseppe Brescia 1991–93
Name Years
Italy Andrea Mangoni 1993–94
Italy Giuseppe Brescia 1994–96
Italy Eugenio Sgarbossa 1996–97
Italy Fausto Pari 1997–98
Italy Alfonso Greco 1998–99
Italy Massimo Gadda 1999–00
Italy Emanuele Cancellato Jul. 2000–Jan. 2002
Italy Cristian Servidei Jan. 2002–Jun. 2002
Italy Francesco Zanoncelli 2002–03
Italy Manuel Milana 2003–06
Switzerland David Sesa 2006–08
Italy Luis Fernando Centi Jul. 2008–Feb. 2009
Italy Marco Zamboni Feb. 2009–Jun. 2012
Italy Davide Marchini 2012–13
Italy Massimiliano Varricchio 2013–14
Italy Nicolas Giani 2014–17
Italy Luca Mora Jul. 2017–Jan. 2018
Italy Mirco Antenucci Jan. 2018–Jun. 2019
Italy Sergio Floccari 2019–21
Italy Francesco Vicari 2021–22
Italy Salvatore Esposito Jul. 2022–Jan. 2023
Italy Lorenzo Dickmann Jan. 2023–Jul.2023
Italy Mirco Antenucci 2023–

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head of technical staff Italy Filippo Fusco
Head coach Italy Domenico Di Carlo
Deputy head coach Italy Davide Mezzanotti
Technical assistant Italy Martino Sofia
Technical assistant Italy Andrea Brunello
Match analyst Italy Gaspare Mazarese
Goalkeeping coach Italy Andrea Campagnolo
Fitness coach Italy Lorenzo Riela
Fitness coach Italy Carlo Voltolini
Fitness coach Italy Emanuele Tononi
Team manager Italy Alessandro Andreini
Head of medical staff Italy Fabrizio Aggio
Physiotherapist Italy Piero Bortolin
Physiotherapist Italy Vittorio Bronzi
Physiotherapist Italy Daniele Zannini

Source: [1]

Chairmen history[edit]

SPAL have had several presidents (chairmen) (Italian: presidenti, lit.'presidents' or Italian: presidenti del consiglio di amministrazione, lit.'chairmen of the board of directors') over the course of their history. Some of them have been the main shareholder of the club. The longest-serving is Paolo Mazza.[28][29]

Name Years
Italy Don Pietro Acerbis 1907–11
Italy Conte Buosi 1911–12
Italy Aminta Gulinati 1912–15
Italy Antonio Santini 1919–21
Italy Enrico Bassani 1921–24
Italy Gaetano Ridolfi 1924–27
Italy Giannino Bonfiglioli 1927–28
Italy On. Ferri 1928–31
Italy Giuseppe Turbiani
Italy Carlo Osti
Italy Comm. Gandini 1932–33
Italy Umberto Barbè
Italy Giulio Divisi
Italy Luigi Orsi 1934–35
Italy Giovanni Argazzi 1935–36
Italy Nino Fiorini 1936–37
Italy Angelo Vissoli 1937–39
Name Years
Italy Annio Bignardi 1939–41
Italy Augusto Caniato 1941–43
Italy Edmondo Bucci 1945–46
Italy Paolo Mazza 1946–77
Italy Primo Mazzanti 1977–85
Italy Giorgio Rossatti 1985–86
Italy Francesco Nicolini 1986–89
Italy Albersano Ravani 1989–90
Italy Giovanni Donigaglia 1990–96
Italy Vanni Guzzinati 1996–97
Italy Giovanni Donigaglia 1997–02
Italy Lino Di Nardo 2002–05
Italy Gianfranco Tomasi 2005–08
Italy Cesare Butelli 2008–12
Italy Roberto Ranzani 2012–13
Italy Walter Mattioli 2013–21
United States Joe Tacopina 2021–

Managerial history[edit]

SPAL have had many managers and head coaches throughout their history, below is a chronological list of them.[30][29]

Name Nationality Years
Carlo Marchiandi Italy 1919–22
Armand Halmos Hungary 1922–23
Giuseppe Ticozzelli Italy 1923–24
Walter Alt Czech Republic 1924–27
Carlo Osti
Carlo Marchiandi
Béla Károly Hungary 1928–29
György Hlavay Hungary 1929–31
Francesco Mattuteia
Adolf Mora Murer
Walter Alt Czech Republic 1933–34
Mihály Balacics Hungary 1934–35
György Hlavay
Guido Testolina
Paolo Mazza Italy 1936–37
Euro Riparbelli Italy 1937–39
Paolo Mazza Italy 1939–42
Giorgio Armari
Bruno Maini
József Viola Hungary Jul. 1945–Jun. 1946
Guido Testolina Italy Jul. 1946–Jun. 1947
Giuseppe Marchi Italy Jul. 1947–Jun. 1948
Bruno Vale Italy Jul. 1948–Jun. 1949
Antonio Janni Italy Jul. 1949–Jun. 1954
Bruno Biagini Italy Jul. 1954–Jun. 1955
Fioravante Baldi Italy Jul. 1955–Jun. 1956
Paolo Tabanelli Italy Jul. 1956–Jun. 1958
Fioravante Baldi Italy Jul. 1958–Apr. 1960
Serafino Montanari Italy Apr. 1960–Jun. 1960
Luigi Ferrero Italy Jul. 1960–Sep. 1961
Serafino Montanari Italy Sep. 1961–Apr. 1963
Aurelio Marchese Italy Apr. 1963–Jun. 1963
Giacomo Blason Italy Jul. 1963–Apr. 1964
Giovan Battista Fabbri Italy Apr. 1964–Nov. 1964
Francesco Petagna Italy Nov. 1964–Oct. 1968
Serafino Montanari Italy Oct. 1968–May 1969
Giovan Battista Fabbri Italy May 1969–Oct. 1969
Tito Corsi Italy Oct. 1969–Jun. 1970
Cesare Meucci Italy Jul. 1970–Jun. 1972
Eugenio Fantini Italy Jul. 1972–Oct. 1972
Mario Caciagli Italy Oct. 1972–Jan. 1975
Guido Capello Italy Jan. 1975–Jun. 1975
Francesco Petagna Italy Jul. 1975–Dec. 1975
Umberto Pinardi Italy Dec. 1975–Feb. 1976
Guido Capello Italy Feb. 1976–Nov. 1976
Giovanni Ballico Italy Nov. 1976–Dec. 1976
Ottavio Bugatti Italy Dec. 1976–Feb. 1977
Luis Suárez Spain Feb. 1977–Jun. 1977
Mario Caciagli Italy Jul. 1977–Jun. 1980
Battista Rota Italy Jul. 1980–Mar. 1982
Ugo Tomeazzi Italy Mar. 1982–Jun. 1982
Gaetano Salvemini Italy Jul. 1982–Dec. 1982
Giovanni Seghedoni Italy Dec. 1982–Jun. 1983
Name Nationality Years
Giovanni Galeone Italy Jul. 1983–Oct. 1984
Giancarlo Danova Italy Oct. 1984–Dec. 1984
Giovanni Galeone Italy Dec. 1984–Jun. 1986
Ferruccio Mazzola Italy Jul. 1986–Jun. 1987
Giancarlo Cella Italy Jul. 1987–Nov. 1987
Giovan Battista Fabbri Italy Nov. 1987–Jun. 1988
Giorgio Veneri Italy Jul. 1988–Dec. 1988
Francesco Paolo Specchia Italy Dec. 1988–Jun. 1989
Luciano Magistrelli Italy Jul. 1989–Jan. 1990
Nello Santin Italy Jan. 1990–Jun. 1990
Paolo Lombardo Italy Jul. 1990–Feb. 1991
Giovan Battista Fabbri Italy Feb. 1991–Oct. 1992
Rino Marchesi Italy Oct. 1992–Apr. 1993
Giovan Battista Fabbri Italy Apr. 1993–Jun. 1993
Gian Cesare Discepoli Italy Jul. 1993–Jan. 1995
Vincenzo Guerini Italy Jan. 1995–Sep. 1995
Salvatore Bianchetti Italy Sep. 1995–Feb. 1997
Alfredo Magni Italy Feb. 1997–Jun. 1997
Gianni De Biasi Italy Jul. 1997–Jun. 1999
Giancarlo D'Astoli Italy Jul. 1999–Jun. 2000
Alessandro Scanziani Italy Jul. 2000–Nov. 2000
Mauro Melotti Italy Nov. 2000–Nov. 2001
Fabio Perinelli Italy Nov. 2001–Mar. 2002
Mauro Melotti Italy Mar. 2002–Jun. 2002
Walter De Vecchi Italy Jul. 2002–Oct. 2002
Giuliano Sonzogni Italy Oct. 2002–Oct. 2003
Gian Cesare Discepoli Italy Oct. 2003–Jun. 2004
Massimiliano Allegri Italy Jul. 2004–Jun. 2005
Paolo Beruatto Italy Jul. 2005–Feb. 2006
Walter Nicoletti Italy Feb. 2006–Jun. 2006
Leonardo Rossi Italy Jul. 2006–Jun. 2007
Francesco Buglio Italy Jul. 2007–Feb. 2008
Roberto Labardi Italy Feb. 2008
Angelo Alessio Italy Feb. 2008–Jun. 2008
Aldo Dolcetti Italy Jul. 2008–Nov. 2009
Egidio Notaristefano Italy Nov. 2009–Feb. 2011
Gian Marco Remondina Italy Feb. 2011–Jun. 2011
Stefano Vecchi Italy Jul. 2011–Jun. 2012
David Sassarini Italy Jul. 2012–Jun. 2013
Leonardo Rossi Italy Jul. 2013–Oct. 2013
Massimo Gadda Italy Oct. 2013–Jun. 2014
Oscar Brevi Italy Jul. 2014–Dec. 2014
Leonardo Semplici Italy Dec. 2014–Feb. 2020
Luigi Di Biagio Italy Feb. 2020–Aug. 2020
Pasquale Marino Italy Aug. 2020–Mar. 2021
Massimo Rastelli Italy Mar. 2021–Jun. 2021
Pep Clotet Spain Jul. 2021–Jan. 2022
Roberto Venturato Italy Jan. 2022–Oct. 2022
Daniele De Rossi Italy Oct. 2022–Feb. 2023
Massimo Oddo Italy Feb. 2023–Jun. 2023
Domenico Di Carlo Italy Jul. 2023–Oct. 2023
Leonardo Colucci Italy Oct. 2023–Feb. 2024
Domenico Di Carlo Italy Feb. 2024–

Club records[edit]


Below is a table showing the participation of SPAL in the Italian football leagues.[31]

Level Tournament Participations Debut season Last season Total
Prima Categoria 2 1920–21 1921–22 24
Prima Divisione 3 1922–23 1924–25
Serie A 19 1951–52 2019–20
Seconda Divisione 1 1925–26 28
Prima Divisione 3 1926–27 1928–29
Serie B 24 1933–34 2022–23
Prima Divisione 4 1929–30 1932–33 42
Serie B-C Alta Italia 1 1945–46
Serie C 12 1936–37 2023–24
Serie C1 19 1982–83 2004–05
Lega Pro Prima Divisione 4 2008–09 2011–12
Lega Pro 2 2014–15 2015–16
Serie C2 6 1989–90 2007–08 7
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 1 2013–14
Serie D 1 2012–13 1


Below is a table showing the recordmen of matches played and goals scored for SPAL in the Italian football leagues.[31]

League appearances
228 Italy Giuseppe Brescia (1988–93, 1994–96)
  • 210 Italy Aulo Gelio Lucchi (1951–59)
  • 198 Italy Manuel Lazzari (2013–19)
  • 195 Italy Ermelindo D'Agostini (1934–43)
  • 189 Italy Mario Romani (1924-1932, 1937-1938)
  • 186 Italy Aldo Barbieri (1925–33, 1935–36)
  • 183 Italy Francesco Vicari (2016–22)
  • 182 Italy Luigi Olasi (1930–37)
182 Italy Mauro Gibellini (1971–73, 1975–81)
  • 181 Italy Ferdinando Donati (1970–71, 1972–74, 1976–79)
  • 174 Italy Carlo Novelli (1955–57, 1959–65)
  • 165 Italy Lucio Fasolato (1971–72, 1974–79)
League goals
  • 129 Italy Mario Romani (1924–32, 1937–38)
  • 92 Italy Aldo Barbieri (1925–33, 1935–36)
  • 81 Italy Franco Pezzato (1964–67, 1972–76, 1977–79, 1983–84)
  • 59 Italy Emanuele Cancellato (1997–02)
  • 52 Argentina Oscar Massei (1959–68)
  • 49 Italy Mauro Gibellini (1971–73, 1975–81)
  • 46 Italy Bruno Braga (1929–35)
  • 43 Italy Girolamo Bizzarri (1993–95)
  • 41 Italy Mirco Antenucci (2016–19, 2023–)
  • 38 Italy Goffredo Colombi (1949–53)
  • 36 Italy Carlo Novelli (1955–57, 1959–65)
  • 34 Morocco Rachid Arma (2008–09, 2011–12)
  • 33 Italy Tiziano Manfrin (1974–79)
33 Italy Gianmarco Zigoni (2015–17)
31 Italy Mario Astorri (1942–43, 1945–46)


Below is a list of titles and cups won by SPAL throughout their history.[28]


League titles[edit]




  • Campionato Primavera Serie B
    • Winners (1): 1964–65
  • Campionato De Martino Serie A
    • Winners (1): 1967–68
  • Campionato Nazionale Under-18
    • Winners (2): 2021–22, 2022–23


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