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Full name Vicenza Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Biancorossi (white-reds),
Founded March 9, 1902
Ground Stadio Romeo Menti,
Vicenza, Italy
(Capacity: 17,163)
Chairman Italy Sergio Cassingena
Manager Italy Rolando Maran
League Serie B
2008–09 Serie B, 12th
Home colours
Away colours

Vicenza Calcio is an Italian football club based in Vicenza, Veneto. The club was formed in 1902 and currently plays in Italy's Serie B, having spent the entire 1960s and a large part of the 1990s in Serie A. The team's colors are red and white.



Vicenza took place for the first time in the Italian Championship in 1911, reaching the finals for the title, but they were defeated by Pro Vercelli, one of the best Italian team in that period. During the 20s and the 30s, the team played in lower divisions, reaching the first division for the first time in 1942. In the last round of the season, a 6-2 win versus Juventus, in Turin, meant a final relegation escape.

In 1947, Vicenza finished fifth in Serie A, but the following year was relegated. The early 1950s were quite troublesome, due to economic problems, but in 1953 it was bought by Lanerossi, a woolen firm from Schio, with the side being renamed Lanerossi Vicenza.

Between 1955 and 1975 Vicenza never left the top level, always putting a hard fight against more established clubs. In this period the side was also known as Nobile Provinciale (Noble Provincial). In 1964 and 1966 it finished 6th, with the Brazilian Luis Vinicio finishing league's top-scorer in in the former, with 25 goals.

In 1975 it was relegated but, after winning the 1976-77 second division, would eventually finish runner-up in the following season, as a young Paolo Rossi led the scoring charts, at 24 goals. In that year the side was nicknamed Real Vicenza. Club chairman Giuseppe Farina had just bought the striker from Juventus for a then record fee of 2,6 bilion lire, but the team would eventually drop two levels in just three seasons.

In the mid-1980s, Roberto Baggio started his career at the club, leading it to a Serie B. In 1986 Vicenza achieved a top flight promotion that was subsequently denied due to its involvement in the second Totonero match-fixing scandal. The club was soon relegated back to Serie C1.

In 1990 Vicenza took back its current name and was promoted to Serie B in 1993, thanks to coach Renzo Ulivieri. His successor, Francesco Guidolin, took the team back to Serie A in 1995, and led it through successive positive seasons: after finishing ninth in the league, the club won the 1997 Italian Cup after a 3-1 aggregate win over S.S.C. Napoli, eventually reaching next year's Cup Winners' Cup semifinals, being defeated by Chelsea F.C..

In 1999 the team was relegated to Serie B and, after a return to the top flight in 2000-01, were relegated to the third division in 2005, after losing the relegation playoffs against U.S. Triestina Calcio, only being readmitted to Serie B after Genoa C.F.C. and Perugia Calcio were relegated by the Italian Football Federation.

Current squad

As of 8 March 2010[1][2][3] 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 Danilo Russo
3 Paraguay DF Ronald Huth
4 Italy DF Marco Zanchi
5 Italy DF Valerio Di Cesare
6 Italy DF Michelangelo Minieri
7 Italy MF Nicola Rigoni (on loan from Palermo)
8 Italy MF Nicola Madonna (on loan from Atalanta)
9 France MF Alexis Carra
10 Italy FW Alessandro Sgrigna
11 Croatia FW Saša Bjelanović
13 Italy DF Nicholas Giani
14 Italy GK Marco Fortin
15 Paraguay MF Cirilo Mora (on loan from Tacuary)
16 Italy MF Edoardo Braiati
17 Italy DF Antonio Giosa
No. Position Player
18 Italy MF Gabriele Paonessa (on loan from Bologna)
19 Italy DF Daniele Martinelli
20 Italy FW Gianluca Litteri (on loan from Internazionale)
22 Italy MF Luca Di Matteo
28 Italy DF Davide Brivio
29 Venezuela FW Massimo Margiotta
30 Italy FW Mattia Minesso
44 Italy MF Fabio Gatti (on loan from Perugia)
72 Italy GK Cristian Cicioni
77 Italy MF Stefano Botta
79 Italy FW Davide Gavazzi
81 Italy DF Michele Ferri
88 Italy MF Francesco Signori (on loan from Sampdoria)
90 Italy FW Gianvito Misuraca
99 Mexico GK José Rocchi

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
21 Italy MF Pasquale Maiorino (at Lecco)
23 Italy DF Simone Calori (at Taranto)
24 Italy MF Alessio Sestu (at Bari)
66 Italy MF Orlando Urbano (at Perugia)
87 Italy MF Giacomo Tulli (at Rimini)
Italy GK Alberto Frison (at Genoa C.F.C.)
Italy DF Filippo Forò (at Perugia)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Giacomo Di Donato (at Valenzana)
Italy DF Marco Zentil (at Rodengo Saiano)
Italy MF Giampietro Perrulli (at Perugia)
Italy MF Giovanni Passiglia (at Pro Patria)
Argentina MF Julian Magallanes (at Taranto)
Italy FW Nicola Dal Bosco (at Rodengo Saiano)

Notable players

See also Cat:Vicenza Calcio players.

Foreign players in club's history

Notable managers

See also Cat:Vicenza Calcio managers.


External links

Simple English

Vicenza Calcio
Full nameVicenza Calcio SpA
GroundStadio Romeo Menti,
Vicenza, Italy
(Capacity 12,500)
ChairmanSergio Cassingena
ManagerRolando Maran
LeagueSerie B
2008/09Serie B, 12th

Vicenza Calcio is a football club which plays in Italy.


  • 1902-1920 AC Vicenza
  • 1920-1945 AFC Vicenza
  • 1945-1953 AC Vicenza
  • 1953-1971 Lanerossi AC Vicenza
  • 1971-1990 SS Lanerossi Vicenza
  • 1990-present Vicenza Calcio


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