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Full name Reggina Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Amaranto (Dark-reds)
Founded 1914 (U.S. Reggio Calabria)
1986 (Reggina Calcio)
Ground Stadio Oreste Granillo,
Reggio Calabria, Italy
(Capacity: 27,763)
Chairman Italy Pasquale Foti
Manager Italy Ivo Iaconi
League Serie B
2008-09 Serie A, 19th (relegated)
Home colours
Away colours
Not to be confused with A.C. Reggiana 1919, a Serie C2 team based in Reggio Emilia.

Reggina Calcio are the main football club of the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, Calabria. Founded in 1914, they currently play in the Italian Serie B, and play their home matches at the 27,763 seater Stadio Oreste Granillo. They are nicknamed amaranto (dark-reds) after their official colour.



As logo used in 2007–2009

The club was founded in 11 January 1914 as Unione Sportiva Reggio Calabria, and changed name many times (Società Calcistica Reggio, Reggio Foot Ball Club, Associazione Sportiva Reggina, Società Sportiva La Dominante), finally assuming their current denomination in 1986.

In recent years, Reggina have been alternating between the top two levels of the Italian league. They reached the Italian top division Serie A for the first time in 1999. Two years later, they lost a relegation playoff against Verona, being consequently relegated to Serie B. Reggina finished third in Serie B in 2002, earning a return to Serie A. In 2003, Reggina survived a relegation playoff against Atalanta.

They were indicted in 2006 for sporting fraud as part of the second wave of Serie A scandal investigations. Originally punished with a 15-point deduction for the Serie A 2006-07,[1] then reduced to 11 points following appeal.[2] Despite the heavy deduction of points, Reggina managed to save from relegation, defeating fresh UEFA Champions League winners Milan on the final matchday and ending the season with 40 points (including the deduction), just one single point above the third relegation spot, occupied by Chievo. They however poorly started their 2007–08 campaign, causing head coach Massimo Ficcadenti to be sacked and replaced by Renzo Ulivieri.[3] A third managerial change, with Ulivieri fired and replacing with team scout Nevio Orlandi, proved to be successful as Reggina improved their results and performances, escaping relegation with key wins at Catania, and home to Empoli. Orlandi was subsequently confirmed at the helm of the amaranto for the 2008–09 season.

Reggina are fierce rivals with neighbours F.C. Messina Peloro, who are just a fifteen-minute ferry ride apart from each other. Twice every season they clash in the Derby dello Stretto (Strait of Messina Derby), which is currently on hiatus following Messina's relegation to Serie D for the 2008-09 season due to financial problems.

Current squad

As of January 14, 2010[4] 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 Vincenzo Fiorillo (on loan from Sampdoria)
2 Nigeria DF Daniel Adejo
3 Italy DF Andrea Costa
4 Italy MF Sergio Volpi
6 Italy DF Vincenzo Camilleri
7 Italy MF Biagio Pagano
9 Italy FW Emiliano Bonazzoli
10 Italy FW Daniele Cacia (on loan from Lecce)
14 Chile MF Carlos Carmona
16 Uruguay DF Carlos Adrián Valdez
17 Italy MF Antonino Barillà
19 Italy MF Giacomo Tedesco
No.   Position Player
20 Italy FW Alessio Viola
21 Italy MF Nicolas Viola
22 Italy MF Emmanuel Cascione
23 Italy DF Simone Rizzato
25 Italy MF Piermario Morosini (on loan from Udinese)
26 Italy GK Pietro Marino
33 Brazil DF Santos
44 Hungary GK Adam Kovacsik
55 Italy DF Maurizio Lanzaro (captain)
70 Italy MF Simone Missiroli
91 Italy MF Giuseppi Rizzo
99 Italy FW Franco Brienza

Out on loan

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
- Uruguay DF Pablo Álvarez (at Wisła Kraków)
- Italy DF Antonio Rizzo (at Ravenna)
- England DF Kris Thackray (at Ancona)
79 Iceland MF Emil Hallfreðsson (at Barnsley)
- Paraguay MF José Montiel (at Tigre)
77 Italy FW Fabio Ceravolo (at Atalanta)
- Uruguay FW Christian Stuani (at Albacete)
8 Brazil FW Joelson (at Grosseto)

Notable former players

Managerial history

Reggina have had many managers and trainers throughout the history of a club, in some seasons more than one manager was in charge. Here is an incomplete chronological list of them from 1928 onwards when the club became AS Reggina.

Name Nationality Years
József Wereb
Attilio Buratti Italy 1929–1932
Rudolf Plemich Hungary 1932–1933


External links

Simple English

Reggina Calcio
Full nameReggina Calcio SpA
GroundStadio Oreste Granillo,
Reggio Calabria, Italy
(Capacity 27,454)
ChairmanPasquale Foti
ManagerWalter Novellino
LeagueSerie B
2008/09Serie A, 19th

Reggina Calcio is a football club which plays in Italy.


  • 1914-1928 US Reggio Calabria
  • 1928-1935 AS Reggina
  • 1935-1945 SS Dominante
  • 1945-1986 AS Reggina
  • 1986-present Reggina Calcio


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