Virtus Verona

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Virtus Verona
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Full nameAssociazione Virtusvecomp Verona
Nickname(s)Virtussini
Rossoblù
(The Red-Blues)
I Borgo-Veneziani
(The Borgo-Venetians)
I Ribelli Veronesi
(The Veronan Rebels)
Founded1921
GroundStadio Gavagnin Nocini,[1][2]
Verona, Italy
Capacity1,200
ChairmanLuigi Fresco
ManagerLuigi Fresco
LeagueSerie C Group A
2021–22Serie C Group A, 13th of 20

Virtus Verona, founded as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia in 1921, sometimes referred to as Virtus Vecomp Verona for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian association football club located in Borgo Venezia, a district of Verona, Veneto. It currently plays in Serie C.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1921 as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia.

Virtus Verona, the third football club in Verona behind Chievo and Hellas Verona, is a unique case in Italy of a club whose chairman, Luigi Fresco, had also been the head coach of the first team for over 38 years, since 1982, after the other historic president Sinibaldo Nocini, who was in charge for 20 years. The club is also notable for being the only Italian professional football team to field a reserve team in the regional amateur divisions.

The club was promoted into professionalism for its first time ever at the end of the 2012–13 season, after winning the national playoff tournament in which they were qualified as fourth-placed in the Girone C of Serie D. At the end of the 2017–18 season, the club return into professionalism, in Serie C, the third tier of Italian soccer.

Colours and badge[edit]

The social colours are red and blue, traditionally arranged in vertical stripes.

The club’s historical badge is an ancile red palate, closed externally by a white crown, suitable to contain the social name (sometimes written in abbreviated form).

In 2014 this badge was replaced by a shield, in which the corporate name is simplified in Associazione Virtus Verona: the first and third words are placed in the palate field, while the second (colored red) is placed in a curved white band placed in a shield.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2022

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 Alessandro Giacomel
3 DF Italy ITA Francesco Mazzolo
6 DF Italy ITA Manuel Daffara
7 MF Italy ITA Nicola Danieli
9 FW Morocco MAR Rachid Arma
10 FW Italy ITA Domenico Danti
11 DF Italy ITA Gianni Manfrin
12 GK Italy ITA Michele Bragantini
13 FW Italy ITA Edoardo Priore
14 MF Italy ITA Marco Amadio
15 MF Italy ITA Filippo Vesentini
16 MF Iceland ISL Emil Hallfreðsson
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Italy ITA Lorenzo Lonardi
21 DF Italy ITA Antonio Pinto
22 GK The Gambia GAM Sheikh Sibi
23 DF Italy ITA Filippo Pellacani
26 GK Italy ITA Andrea Bianchini
27 DF Italy ITA Carlo Faedo
28 FW Italy ITA Massimo Silvestri
31 FW Italy ITA Andrea Nalini
91 FW Italy ITA Gianmarco Zigoni
MF Italy ITA Stefano Cella
FW Kosovo KVX Ismet Sinani

Supporters[edit]

Virtus Verona supporters are known for their hardline anti-fascist and left-wing leanings. The group Virtus Fans created in 2006, was split up in 2015, from which 2 new groups emerged: Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 and the Lost Boys. The Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 have friendships with antifa supporters groups all over the world: Livorno Calcio, Cosenza Calcio, Wrexham, Olympique Marseille, FC St. Pauli, RSV Goettingen 05.[3][4][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I nostri Campi". Archived from the original on 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.europlan-online.de/files/9a2576d4d123d73e2f3be4fd7f907eca.JPG[bare URL image file]
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/virtus.veronaantifascista[user-generated source]
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/virtusveronarudefirm1921/?fref=ts[user-generated source]

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