SSD Chieti FC 1922

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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Dilettantistica
Chieti Football Club 1922
2006 (refounded)
GroundStadio Guido Angelini,
Chieti, Italy
Capacity12,750[citation needed]
ChairmanEttore Serra[citation needed]
ManagerGennaro Iezzo
LeagueSerie D Group F
2022–23Serie D Group F, 8th of 18
WebsiteClub website

Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Chieti Calcio Football Club 1922, commonly known as Chieti, is an Italian association football club, based in Chieti, Abruzzo. It competes in the Serie D, the fourth tier of Italian football.



Old emblem for A.S.D. Chieti

Chieti was founded in 1922 as Calcio Chieti, with capital of 50 cents.[citation needed] The idea originated from Nicola De Cesare and friends in Villa Comunale. The team started by playing teams in the central Civitella military.[citation needed] Existing club Sport Club Chieti was inactive for long periods, leading to the decision to start Chieti at meeting between the RISS, Novell, and Sport Cub Chieti. The first president was Carlo Massangioli.[citation needed]

Chieti played the 2005/2006 season in Serie C1/B, finishing in last place and was therefore relegated to Serie C2.[citation needed] The team was then cancelled by the federation because of inadequate financing.[citation needed]

Second attempt[edit]

A.S.D. Chieti then asked to be admitted[1] to play Promozione (7th level of Italian football), claiming Article 52 of N.O.I.F.[2] Chieti gained promotion to Serie D in 2008. Since 2010–11 season, S.S. Chieti Calcio plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

In 2012–13, the team played in the fourth tier, reaching the promotion playoffs, after securing a draw in the last matchday against Arzanese. Massimiliano Barbone, a defender on loan from Serie B club Pescara.[citation needed] scored the goal that enabled qualification to the playoffs.

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's colours are green and black.

The choice of black and green Theatines dates to 1919, when the first soccer team representing the City had neither uniforms nor the money to buy them. Instead they found some in a crate from Venice. The pennant team was tweaked over the years.[citation needed] The club was once identified by a crest in the style of AC Milan, then under the leadership of President Antonio Buccilli. They then adopted a pennant depicting two strips (one black and one green) crossing the words "DC 1922" i.e. Chieti Calcio 1922.[citation needed] In 2006, their rudimentary style was reinvented as AS Roma.[vague][citation needed] The last change was made in the summer of 2008 when the previous emblem was added to one side of Achilles horse, the symbol of the city of Chieti.[clarification needed][citation needed]


Stadio Guido Angelini

Stadio Guido Angelini was designed in 1969 and became operational in May 1970 with a Chieti-Milan friendly, with 11,000 spectators in attendance. Later the stadium was renamed Marrucino.

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°27/A (2006–07)" (PDF) (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC). 30 June 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Comunicato Stampa N°4" (in Italian). FIGC Abruzzo. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2015.

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