U.S. Folgore Caratese A.S.D.

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Folgore Caratese
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Full nameUnione Sportiva Folgore Caratese Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
GroundStadio XXV Aprile,
Carate Brianza
ChairmanGiorgio Borgonovo
ManagerGiuliano Melosi
LeagueSerie D/B
2020–21Serie D/A, 8th

U.S. Folgore Caratese A.S.D.[1] is an Italian association football club, based in Carate Brianza which currently plays in Serie D group A.


Old Caratese logo

The club was founded in 2011[2] after the merger of U.S. Folgore Verano (founded in 1951 and playing in Eccellenza) and U.S. Caratese (founded in 1908 and playing in Serie D).[3] The most notable former player of Caratese has been Moreno Torricelli.

Folgore Caratese was formerly a satellite team of Novara Calcio. The club serves as a training side for Novara's young talents.[4]

Folgore Caratese was chaired from 2016 to 2022 by journalist Michele Criscitiello, who is also editor-in-chief and co-owner of sports TV channel Sportitalia, the latter serving also as the official club sponsor during the period.[5][6]

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are blue with white border.


It plays at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Carate Brianza, which has a capacity of 3,000.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.leccosportweb.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Carate, in centinaia alla presentazione ufficiale della Folgore Caratese | MB News – Monza e Brianza News – Notizie, Giornale o
  3. ^ "esagonoweb.it". Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Serie D, fusione tra Caratese e Verano. Squadra satellite del Novara– Legapro– TUTTO MERCATO WEB". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Folgore Caratese, Michele Criscitiello è il nuovo presidente" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Criscitiello lascia la Folgore Caratese: via tutti dopo la miglior stagione del club" (in Italian). Sprint e Sport. 31 May 2022. Retrieved 17 September 2022.

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