U.S. Ancona

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Ancona
U.S. Ancona 1905 new logo.png
Full nameUnione Sportiva Ancona S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Dorici (The Dorians)
I Biancorossi (The Red and Whites)
Founded2021
GroundStadio del Conero,[1]
Ancona, Italy
Capacity23,967
ChairmanTony Tiong
ManagerGianluca Colavitto
LeagueSerie C Group B
2021–22Serie C Group B, 6th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Unione Sportiva Ancona, commonly referred to as Ancona, is an Italian football club based in Ancona, Marche.

The club is widely considered to be the heir of defunct former Serie A club Ancona, with whom it shares its official historical logo.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2021 as the merger of Serie C club S.S. Matelica Calcio 1921, from the city of Matelica, with Ancona-based Eccellenza club Anconitana.[2]

As part of the merger, all logos and naming rights of Matelica were given away to Prima Categoria club G.S. Corrado Fabiani Matelica, formally owned by chairman Mauro Canil's wife and which is now to be legally considered the heir of Matelica itself,[3] whereas, as part of the merger, Anconitana brought the original footballing logo, as well as the rights to use the Stadio del Conero in the city of Ancona.[4] The new club's board will be the same as Matelica's, with Mauro Canil as majority shareholder and chairman, whereas Anconitana's original owner Stefano Marconi will be linked to Ancona-Matelica as the club's official main sponsor for the following five years.[4] The club board stated their aim to have the official name changed to just "Ancona" by 2022, pending approval by the Italian Football Federation.[2]

On 30 March 2022, Malaysian billionaire entrepreneur Tony Tiong, nephew of Tiong Hiew King, was announced as the new majority shareholder, after having acquired 95% of the club's shares.[5] By the end of the season, the club changed its denomination to Unione Sportiva Ancona, thus severing its association with Matelica altogether.[6]

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's color are white and red.

Stadium[edit]

Ancona-Matelica play their home matches at the 25,000 capacity, Stadio del Conero, located in the city of Ancona.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2022.[7]
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 Alessio Piergiacomi
3 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Martina
4 DF Italy ITA Simone De Santis
5 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Bianconi
7 FW Italy ITA Luca Lombardi
8 MF Italy ITA Emanuele Gatto
9 FW Italy ITA Alberto Spagnoli
10 FW Italy ITA Alessio Di Massimo
11 FW San Marino SMR Filippo Berardi
12 GK Italy ITA Leonardo Vitali
14 MF Italy ITA Lorenzo Paolucci
15 MF Italy ITA Mirco Petrella
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW Italy ITA Federico Moretti
18 MF Italy ITA Pier Luigi Simonetti
19 MF Italy ITA Davide Mondonico (on loan from Crotone)
23 MF Italy ITA Michael D'Eramo
27 FW Italy ITA Cristian Pecci
28 DF Italy ITA Giorgio Brogni (on loan from Atalanta)
32 GK Italy ITA Filippo Perucchini
70 DF Italy ITA Tommaso Barnabà
72 FW Italy ITA Andrea Mattioli
76 DF Italy ITA Nicholas Fantoni (on loan from Vicenza)
94 MF Italy ITA Francesco Mezzoni (on loan from Napoli)
96 MF Italy ITA Mario Prezioso

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
FW Albania ALB Alessio Vrioni (at igor Senigallia until 30 June 2023)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 24 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Serie C, riecco l'Ancona: ripartirà al fianco del Matelica. Con doppio nome" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  3. ^ "La Fabiani si trasforma: diventerà S.S. Matelica Calcio 1921" (in Italian). Cronache Maceratesi. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Ancona Matelica Calcio: c'è l'accordo. Stadio, maglia e stemma" (in Italian). Il Resto del Carlino. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Ancona-Matelica, Tiong si presenta: "Il mio obiettivo è stare qui il più a lungo possibile"" (in Italian). La Casa di C. 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  6. ^ "ANCONA - MATELICA. Ufficiale il cambio di denominazione" (in Italian). Tuttocampo. 1 July 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Ancona squad". Retrieved 19 September 2022.