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Full name Unione Sportiva Cremonese
Nickname(s) Grigiorossi (Gray-reds);
Tigri (Tigers)
Founded March 24, 1903
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
(Capacity: 22,000)
Chairman Giovanni Arvedi
Head Coach Roberto Venturato
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
2008-09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione A, 9th
Home colours
Away colours

Unione Sportiva Cremonese is an Italian football club, based in Cremona. The club was founded in 1903. Cremonese played the 2005/2006 season in Serie B, having won Serie C1/A the previous season. However, in the 2005/2006 Serie B campaign, Cremonese came out twenty-first, being therefore relegated to Serie C1 for the next season. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996. The team's colors are red and gray. Cremonese won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1993. Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Gianluca Vialli, Anders Limpar, Giuseppe Favalli, John Aloisi and Enrico Chiesa.



Cremonese was in Serie A in its first season (1929-30) but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984 they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984-85, 1989-90 and 1991-92.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a highly respectable 10th place finish in 1993-94 but would be relegated in 1996.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000 before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, has since returned to the club.

Current first team squad

As of 12 January 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 Giorgio Bianchi
Italy GK Marco Paoloni
Italy GK Luca Vino
Italy DF Alberto Bianchi
Italy DF Michele Cremonesi
Italy DF Alberto Galuppo (on loan from Parma)
Italy DF Giovanni Rossi
Italy DF Simone Sales
Italy DF Simone Malacarne
Italy DF William Viali
Argentina MF Ricardo Villar (on loan from Udinese)
Italy MF Salvatore Burrai (on loan from Cagliari)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Lorenzo Carotti
Italy MF Giovanni Fietta
Italy MF Cris Gilioli (on loan from Modena)
Italy MF Marco Gori
Italy MF Luca Nizzetto
Italy MF Davide Pradolin
Italy MF Mario Tacchinardi
Italy MF Andrea Zanchetta
Italy FW Massimo Coda
Italy FW Massimiliano Guidetti
Italy FW Riccardo Musetti
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
Italy DF Ferdinando Vitofrancesco (at Grosseto)


  • Serie C: 3
1935/36 (Girone B), 1941/42 (Girone B), 1976/77 (Girone A)
  • Serie C1: 1
2004/05 (Girone A)
  • Serie D: 1
1967/68 (Girone B)
  • IV Serie: 1
1953/54 (Girone C)
  • Primavera TIM Cup: 1

Notable former players



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Simple English

U.S. Cremonese
Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
(Capacity 22,000)
ChairmanGiovanni Arvedi
ManagerEmiliano Mondonico
LeagueLega Pro Prima Divisione
2008/09Lega Pro Prima Divisione, 9th / Group A

U.S. Cremonese is a football club which plays in Italy.



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