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Murata
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Full name Società Sportiva Murata
Founded 1966
Chairman Libero Casadei
Manager Massimo Agostini
League Campionato Sammarinese di CalcioGirone B
2007-08 Girone B, 1st
Home colours
Away colours

S.S. Murata is a Sanmarinese football club, based in Murata, a civil parrish of the city of San Marino. The club was founded in 1966. Murata currently plays in Girone B of Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio. The team's colors are black and white.

They won their first Sammarinese national title in 2006, and repeated as champions the next two years. As UEFA decided to include Sammarinese champions in the first preliminary round of the UEFA Champions League starting from the 2007-08 season, Murata were the first Sanmarinese team to take part in the main European competition (see below for details). In order to reinforce the team, in July 2007 the club signed 41-year-old former Brazilian star and 1994 FIFA World Cup champion Aldair, gaining some headlines in the Italian sports news because of the move.[1] Another former Serie A star, 43-year-old striker Massimo Agostini, currently plays for Murata. In July 2008, Murata announced that they were hoping to sign former Brazil international Romário so he could play in the club's upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.[2] They also approached the former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, but both declined Murata’s offer.[3]

On July 17, 2007, Murata became the first Sanmarinese team to play in a UEFA Champions League fixture, contesting a First Qualifying Round tie against Tampere United from Finland. The home game of the two-legged tie was played at San Marino Calcio's Olimpico Stadium and resulted in a 2-1 win for Tampere. Murata lost the away leg 2-0 and were eliminated.

Although they have not been successful in European competition, Murata currently hold the record for most goals scored in European competition by a Sammarinese team, two - one in the UEFA Champions League and one in the UEFA Cup.

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Honours

2005/2006; 2006/2007; 2007/2008
1997, 2007, 2008
2006; 2008

UEFA club competition record

Competition GP W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 4 1 13
UEFA Cup 2 0 0 2 1 7

Current squad

As of August 2008 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
2 San Marino DF Mattia Fretta
6 Brazil DF Aldair
7 San Marino MF Carlo Valentini
8 Italy MF Roberto Teodorani
9 San Marino FW Francesco Cesarini
10 San Marino FW Maurizio di Giuli
12 San Marino FW Nicola Albani
13 San Marino DF Fabio Vitaioli
15 San Marino DF Giulio Molinari
17 Italy FW Cristian Protti
21 San Marino DF Raffaele Carlini
23 San Marino MF Matteo Carattoni
25 San Marino GK Daniele Donati
No.   Position Player
26 Italy MF Claudio Pari
28 San Marino DF Stefano Conti
29 San Marino MF Michele Rastelli
30 San Marino DF Gianluca Bollini
32 San Marino DF Luca Albani
48 Italy MF Fabio Vannoni
64 San Marino DF Pasquale D'Orsi
70 Italy GK Cristiano Scalabrelli
77 San Marino FW Manuel Marani
82 San Marino MF Fabio Bollini
98 San Marino MF Alex Gasperoni
99 San Marino FW Marco Casadei
- Italy FW Massimo Agostini

Notable players

UEFA Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2006-07 UEFA Cup 1. Qualifying Round Cyprus APOEL Nicosia FC 0-4 1-3 1-7

UEFA Champions League

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2007-08 UEFA Champions League 1. Qualifying Round Finland Tampere United 1-2 0-2 1-4
2008-09 UEFA Champions League 1. Qualifying Round Sweden IFK Göteborg 0-5 0-4 0-9

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