Calcio Padova

Calcio Padova
Full name Associazione Calcio Padova (1910–1930)
Associazione Fascista Calcio Padova (1930–1940)
Associazione Calcio Padova (1940–1967)
Calcio Padova SpA (1967–2014, 2015–)
Biancoscudati Padova (2014–2015)
Nickname(s) Biancoscudati (White-Shielded),
Patavini (Patavins)
Founded 29 January 1910 (1910-01-29)
Ground Stadio Euganeo,
Padua, Italy
Capacity 32,420 (often limited to 18,060)
Chairman Giuseppe Bergamin
Manager Pierpaolo Bisoli
League Serie B
2017–18 Serie C/B, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website

Calcio Padova S.p.A. is an Italian football club, based in Padua, Veneto. The club was founded in 1910. Padova currently play in Lega Pro, having last been in Serie A in 1996. The team's official colours are white and red.

The team was refounded in 2014 after the sports title was awarded to Biancoscudati Padova for the 2014–15 Serie D season as a phoenix club. The old holder of the title was in the process of liquidation after it was expelled from 2014–15 Lega Pro. The original Padova was renamed to Football Padova in order to allow the new iteration of Padova to use the original name of the club, Calcio Padova in 2015.

History

Padova's golden days were the late 1950s, when the team managed by Nereo Rocco, reached the heights of third place in 1958 thanks to the wing wizardry of Kurt Hamrin. Forwards Sergio Brighenti and Aurelio Milani would star as Padova remained a force in Serie A, before relegation in 1962. The rest of the 1960s would see the club in Serie B before going into a serious decline ahead of a 1980s revival.

The revival would see Padova return to Serie B in the early 1980s, and within a decade they would be serious promotion contenders. A play-off win over Cesena in 1994 saw the club return to Serie A after 32 years. After a dire start to 1994/95, Padova looked like fulfilling most experts' predictions of a swift return. They nonetheless found their form in the second half of the year and when they recorded a 1–0 win away to Juventus, they were six points clear of the drop zone. However, they eventually ended up in the relegation play-off against Genoa, due to a late Inter Milan goal assisted by a Rubén Sosa corner, which they won on penalties.

There would be no such luck the following year, as Padova were relegated with further relegations in 1998 and 1999. Since 2001, they have resided in Serie C1 and Lega Pro Prima Divisione. The team returned in Serie B at the end of the season 2008–2009.

In total, Calcio Padova took part to 11 Prima Divisione/Divisione Nazionale championships between 1914–15 and 1928–29 (best place being 3rd in 1922–23) and 16 Serie A championships between 1929–30 and 1995–96 (best place being 3rd in 1957–58); in Coppa Italia, the best place was runner-up in 1967. Padova won a Coppa Italia Serie C in 1980, and played also 34 Serie B championships (won in 1947–48) and 29 Serie C1/C2/Lega Pro Prima Divisione championships (won in 1936–37, 1980–81 and 2000–01). Padova ended as runner-up the Anglo-Italian Cup of 1983.

In the 2013–14 Serie B season, Padova were relegated after finishing 20th, and on 15 July 2014, the team did not sign up to the 2014–15 Lega Pro championship. In April 2015 the company was put into liquidation.[1]

Biancoscudati Padova

The club was founded in the summer of 2014, with the name Società Sportiva Dilettantistica a r.l. Biancoscudati Padova, after the non-inclusion of Calcio Padova in Lega Pro and Serie D.[2]

The first official match was Biancoscudati Padova-Castellana (2–0), valid for the Coppa Italia Serie D, played 24 August 2014.[3]

On 19 April 2015, by virtue of a 2–1 success in the field of Legnago, the venetian team reaches mathematics promotion in the Lega Pro.[4]

On 5 June 2015, changed its name to Biancoscudati Padova Spa.[5]

On 6 July 2015, changed its name to Calcio Padova Spa, after the old Calcio Padova changed its name to Football Padova Spa – società in liquidazione.[6]

Achievements

Players

First team squad

As of 1 August, 2018.[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Samuele Perisan (on loan from Udinese)
3 DF Sergio Contessa
4 MF Riccardo Serena
5 DF Trevor Trevisan
6 DF Pietro Ceccaroni
7 MF Nico Pulzetti
8 FW Mattia Minesso
9 FW Marco Guidone
10 FW Vincenzo Sarno
11 MF Giampiero Pinzi
12 GK Alessandro Favaro
13 DF Daniele Capelli
14 MF Eyob Zambataro (on loan from Atalanta)
15 MF Jérémie Broh (on loan from Sassuolo)
16 DF Nicola Madonna
17 FW Enrico Piovanello
18 MF Davide Mazzocco
No. Position Player
20 DF Luca Ravanelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
21 MF Davide Marcandella
22 GK Davide Merelli
23 DF Daniel Cappelletti
24 MF Roberto Candido
25 DF Luca Belingheri
26 FW Andrea Cisco
27 FW Federico Bonazzoli (on loan from Sampdoria)
28 FW Alessandro Capello
29 FW Matteo Chinellato
30 MF Matteo Scevola
31 DF Michele Russo
32 MF Francesco Della Rocca
33 DF Simone Salviato
34 GK Giacomo Bindi
35 MF Matteo Mandorlini

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Current coaching staff

As of 9 July 2017.[8]
Position Name
Head coach Pierpaolo Bisoli
Assistant coach Andrea Bergamo
Goalkeeping coach Adriano Zancopè
Fitness coach Giacomo Tafuro
Fitness coach Paolo Tassetto
Team leader Marcelo Mateos

References

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