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Full name Calcio Padova SpA
Nickname(s) Biancoscudati (White-Shielded),
Patavini (Patavins)
Founded 1910
Ground Stadio Euganeo,
Padua, Italy
(Capacity: 32,336)
Chairman Marcello Cestaro
Manager Carlo Sabatini
League Serie B
2008-09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione A, 4th (promoted after play-offs)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Calcio Padova is an Italian football club, based in Padua, Veneto. The club was founded in 1910. Padova has just been promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione (formerly known as Serie C1) to Serie B, having last been in Serie A in 1996. The team's colors are red and white.

Some of the famous players who played for Padova include Kurt Hamrin, Walter Zenga, Angelo Di Livio, Alessandro Del Piero, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Demetrio Albertini, Goran Vlaović, Giuseppe Galderisi and Alexi Lalas.



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 needed a play-off against Genoa to stave off relegation, 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.

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.


Playing squad

As of 29 December 2009.

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

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Andrea Cano
2 Italy DF Marco Petrassi
3 Italy DF Trevor Trevisan
6 Portugal DF Vasco Faísca (Captain)
7 Italy MF Andrea Rabito
8 Italy MF Andrea Bovo
9 Italy FW Daniele Vantaggiato
10 Italy FW Antonio Di Nardo (Vice-Captain)
14 Italy DF Gianluca Giovannini
18 Tunisia DF Selim Ben Djemia (on loan from Genoa)
20 Italy FW Mirco Gasparetto (on loan from Chievo)
No. Position Player
22 Italy GK Andrea Menegon
26 Italy GK Federico Agliardi
28 Italy MF Giacomo Bonaventura
32 Italy DF Paolo Cotroneo
33 Italy DF Francesco Renzetti
34 Brazil DF César
36 Italy DF Matteo Darmian (on loan from A.C. Milan)
77 Italy MF Vincenzo Italiano
79 Romania MF Bogdan Pătraşcu (on loan from Piacenza)
84 Italy MF William Jidayi
88 Argentina MF Matias Cuffa
99 Italy FW Andrea Soncin

Selected Former Players

Selected Former Managers

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Simple English

Calcio Padova
Full nameCalcio Padova SpA
GroundStadio Euganeo,
Padua, Italy
(Capacity 32,336)
ChairmanMarcello Cestaro
ManagerCarlo Sabatini
LeagueSerie B
2008/09Lega Pro Prima Divisione, 4th

Calcio Padova is a football club which plays in Italy.


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