U.S. Pergolettese 1932

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Pergolettese
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Full nameUnione Sportiva Pergolettese
1932 Srl
Nickname(s)Pergo, Cannibali (Cannibals), Canarini (Canaries)
Founded1932
2012 (refounded)
GroundStadio Giuseppe Voltini,
Crema, Italy
Capacity4,095
ChairmanMassimiliano Marinelli
ManagerGiovanni Mussa
LeagueSerie C Group A
2021–22Serie C Group A, 10th of 20

Unione Sportiva Pergolettese 1932[1] is an Italian association football club, based in Crema, province of Cremona, Lombardy. It currently plays in Serie C, the third level of Italian football.

History[edit]

From Pergolettese to Pergocrema[edit]

The origins of the football in Crema go back to 1932 when U.S. Pergolettese was founded in Pergoletto, a suburb of the town.

In 1974 the club was renamed U.S. Pergocrema 1932.

In the Serie C2 2007–08 regular season the team finished first in Girone A, winning direct promotion to the now called Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2008–09 season. In that season Pergocrema obtain an historical 11th place, the best result of all times for the team.

In the 2009-10 Lega Pro Season, Pergocrema finished 15th and were forced to play in the relegation playoffs. They were matched up against 16th-placed Pro Patria, and survived by being the higher classified team after the 2-legged playout finished in a 3–3 aggregate tie.

The bankruptcy and rebirth[edit]

On 20 June 2012 with the club in strong financial difficulty, Pergocrema was declared bankrupt by the court of Crema and the team was disbanded.[2]

The club generated paper-profit by selling Diego Manzoni for €500,000 in 2009 but directly in exchange for two players Francesco Pambianchi and Niccolò Galli for €250,000 each. In June 2011, one year before the bankruptcy, both players returned to Parma for €125,000 each but again in pure exchange deal, for Makris Petrozzi for €250,000.

At the end of the 2011–12 Serie D season, A.S. Pizzighettone[3] moved to city of Crema and changed its name to U.S. Pergolettese 1932 in order to continue the soccer history of U.S. Pergocrema 1932.[4]

Pergolettese was promoted to 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in 2013. The club returned to professionalism in 2019 after winning the Serie D/C title against the likes of fallen giants Modena and Reggio Audace (formerly Reggiana), under the tenure of former Serie A defender Matteo Contini as head coach.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are yellow and blue. The badge is a yellow shield with a blue oblique stripe with written inside "Pergolettese".

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

The fans of Pergolettese are allied with fans of Piacenza, because of the common enmity towards the fans from Cremona, the Cremonese. The fans also maintain friendships with the fans of Benevento, Nuoro and the Belgian Union Saint-Gilloise fans from Brussels.

They have strong rivalries with Crema, Mantova, Pro Patria, Trento, Fanfulla, Sant'Angelo Lodigiano and Lecco.

The most famous organized groups of fans can remember le Brigate, the Cannyballs, the Ultras Pergo 93, and Stoned Again.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2022[5].

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 Cesare Galeotti (on loan from SPAL)
2 DF Italy ITA Matteo Piccardo
3 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Lambrughi
4 MF Italy ITA Mariano Arini
5 DF Italy ITA Michele Ferrara
6 DF Italy ITA Alberto Alari (on loan from Atalanta)
7 MF Italy ITA Davide Bariti
8 MF Italy ITA Andrea Mazzarani
9 FW Italy ITA Elia Bortoluz
10 MF Italy ITA Kevin Marcillo
11 FW Italy ITA Filippo Scardina
13 DF Italy ITA Matteo Lucenti
14 DF Italy ITA Luca Villa
16 MF Italy ITA Samuele Bresciani
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW Italy ITA Rosario Cancello
18 FW Spain ESP Bernat Guiu
19 MF Japan JPN Hide Vitalucci (on loan from Frosinone)
20 FW Malta MLT Alexander Satariano (on loan from Frosinone)
21 FW Italy ITA Mattia Morello
22 GK Italy ITA Matteo Soncin
23 MF Italy ITA Stefano Girelli (on loan from Cremonese)
25 MF Italy ITA Mattia Zennaro (on loan from Genoa)
26 DF Italy ITA Nicolò Verzeni
27 FW Italy ITA Riccardo Moreo
28 MF Argentina ARG Nicolas Mercado (on loan from Pescara)
29 DF Italy ITA Valerio Nava
30 FW Italy ITA Matias Fonseca (on loan from Inter)
32 DF Italy ITA Franco Lepore

Notable former players[edit]

Pictures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Si chiama Pergolettese 1932. Soluzione trovata grazie ad Alloni
  2. ^ Il Pergocrema è fallito - Calcio - LaProvinciadiCremona
  3. ^ UFFICIALE: Nasce la Pergolettese, in Serie D col titolo del Pizzighettone – Lombardia Calcio
  4. ^ Crema on line | Crema, ora è ufficiale, ecco la Pergolettese
  5. ^ "Pergolettese squad". Soccerway.

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