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Alessandria
US Alessandria logo.png
Full name Unione Sportiva Alessandria
Calcio 1912 srl
Nickname(s) I Grigi (The Greys),
L'Orso (The Bear)
Founded 1912
Ground Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta,
Alessandria, Italy
(Capacity: 3,896)
Chairman Gianni Bianchi
Manager Francesco Buglio
League Lega Pro
Prima Divisione - A
2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, 2nd
Home colours
Away colours

Unione Sportiva Alessandria Calcio 1912 is an Italian football club based in Alessandria, Piedmont founded in February 1912 and continuing currently. The team's nickname is "Grigi" (Grays), because of their grey kit.

The club's most successful period came when they spent 13 seasons in Serie A between 1929 and 1960, their best finish being 6th in 1930 and in 1932. The team plays its home games at the Stadium Giuseppe Moccagatta in Spalto Rovereto, Alessandria.

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History

A early times photo of FBC Alessandria

In 1896, the first sports team in Alessandria, named Unione Pro Sport, was established, then followed by two other teams, Forza e Concordia and Forza e Coraggio. Whereas Unione Pro Sport and Forza e Concordia withdrew from competitions after 1900, Forza e Coraggio opened its football section, called Foot Ball Club Alessandria in 1912. The original jersey was white and light blue, which was successively replaced by a grey one with white edges. The team was first admitted to Serie A in 1929, following a third place in the Girone A of National Division (one-time Serie B). Alessandria played eight consecutive seasons to Serie A, with a sixth place as its best result, being relegated to Serie B in 1937. The team returned to play Serie A after the World War II, in 1946, for two consecutive seasons, and again from 1957 to 1960. In 1958, Gianni Rivera, probably the most famous player to have ever played for Alessandria, made his Serie A debut against Inter Milan. Since then, Alessandria has played Serie B until 1967 and then Serie C, except a one-year Serie B return in 1974/1975.

More recently the club, after having experienced in 2002/2003 its first relegation ever on Serie D, went bankrupt. A new club, named U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912 and direct heir of the old Alessandria, was admitted to "Eccellenza", a regional amateur league, which readily won on 2003–2004. Then the club joined Serie D, and won the Girone A in the 2007–2008 season, thus returning back to professional football. It finished 2nd the Girone A in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and qualified for promotion play-offs in 2008-2009 season. It defeat Olbia in semifinal but was defeated by Como with 4-1 aggregate. However, it promoted to Girone A in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione after forced relegations of Pisa, Treviso and Venezia to Serie D.

Stadium

Stadium "Giuseppe Moccagatta" Today.

The "Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta" was built in 1929 and it can hold 3896 spectators. It is a multi-use stadium, however it is primarily used for football matches. The stadium is owned by the Municipality of Alessandria. It has a grass pitch whose dimensions are 105 by 68.4 meters.

Players

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Current squad

As of 8 February 2010. [1]

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
Italy GK Alessandro Cicutti
Italy GK Andrea Servili
Italy GK Francesco Lorenzon
Italy DF Roberto Cavasin
Italy DF Vincenzo Cammaroto
Italy DF Andrea Sottil
Italy DF Andrea Signorini (on loan from Genoa)
Italy DF Simone Ciancio
Italy DF Raffaele Pucino
Italy DF Shadi Ghosheh
Italy DF Alberto Schettino
Italy DF Leonardo Moracci
Italy MF Marcelo Mateos Aparicio
No. Position Player
Italy MF Loris Damonte (on loan from Genoa)
Italy MF Mauro Briano
Italy MF Matteo Longhi
Italy MF Giacomo Chiazzolino
Italy MF Alec Bolla
Italy MF Giovanni Motta
Italy MF Angelo Buglio
Italy MF Emanuele Volpara
Cuba MF Samon Reider Rodríguez (on loan from Juventus)
Italy FW Enrico Fantini
Italy FW Fabio Artico
Italy FW Daniele Rosso

Notable former players

See also Cat:U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912 players.

Notable Former Managers

References

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Simple English

U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912
Full nameUnione Sportiva Alessandria
Calcio 1912 srl
Founded1912
GroundStadio Giuseppe Moccagatta,
Alessandria, Italy
(Capacity 8,182)
ChairmanGianni Bianchi
ManagerLuciano Foschi
LeagueLega Pro Prima Divisione
2008/09Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, 2nd

U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912 is a football club which plays in Italy.

Name

  • 1912-1920 Foot Ball Club Alessandria
  • 1920-2004 US Alessandria
  • 2004-present U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912

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