SS Monopoli 1966

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Monopoli 1966
Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Nickname(s)Il Gabbiano (The Seagull)
I Biancoverdi (The White and Greens)
Founded1966; 58 years ago (1966)
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
ChairmanFrancesco Rossiello
ManagerFrancesco Tomei
LeagueSerie C Group C
2022–23Serie C Group C, 7th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.


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.


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 of several teams that were, as a consequence, relegated. Since then, Monopoli has played in what is now known as Serie C.

Colors and badge[edit]

former logos

Its colors are white and green.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2024.[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 Samuele Vitale
2 DF Argentina ARG Tamir Berman
4 DF Italy ITA Antony Angileri
6 DF Italy ITA Michele Fornasier
8 FW Italy ITA Andrea De Paoli
9 FW Italy ITA Christian Tommasini (on loan from Pescara)
10 FW Italy ITA Giuseppe Borello
11 MF Italy ITA Francesco Ardizzone (on loan from Lecco)
12 GK Argentina ARG Joaquin Domingo Dalmasso (on loan from Lecco)
13 DF Italy ITA Pasquale Fazio
14 MF Italy ITA Orlando Viteritti
16 DF Italy ITA Manuel Ferrini
17 MF Italy ITA Claudio Cristallo
18 DF Italy ITA Salvatore Dario La Vardera (on loan from Cosenza)
19 MF Italy ITA Carlo De Risio
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Italy ITA Nicola Bizzotto
23 FW Italy ITA Giuseppe Simone
24 DF Italy ITA Mirco De Santis
27 MF Italy ITA Zaccaria Hamlili
28 FW Croatia CRO Marin Čubretović
29 FW Italy ITA Alessandro Arioli (on loan from Cosenza)
30 MF Italy ITA Matteo Mazzotta
33 MF Italy ITA Danilo Bulevardi
39 FW Italy ITA Francesco Grandolfo
44 FW Argentina ARG Franco Sosa (on loan from Cerignola)
55 GK Italy ITA Ludovico Gelmi (on loan from Atalanta)
77 MF Italy ITA Lorenzo Peschetola
78 MF Italy ITA Gennaro Iaccarino (on loan from Napoli)
80 MF Italy ITA Mattia Vitale (on loan from Sampdoria)
95 DF Italy ITA Luca Barlocco

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
DF Italy ITA Riccardo Cargnelutti (at Giugliano until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Vito Dibenedetto (at Nardò until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Gaetano Vitale (at Sorrento until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Samuele Spalluto (at Trento until 30 June 2024)



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


  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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