F.C. Crotone
Overview
 
Football Club Crotone is an Italian
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 football club based in Crotone
Crotone
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, on the Ionian Sea. Founded circa 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Croton , it was known as Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. In 1994 it became the capital of the newly established...

, Calabria
Calabria
Calabria , in antiquity known as Bruttium, is a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula. The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro....

. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Serie B
Serie B
Serie B, currently named Serie bwin due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is contested by 22 teams and organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the...

, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida
Stadio Ezio Scida
Stadio Ezio Scida is a football stadium in Crotone, Italy. It is currently the home of F.C. Crotone. The stadium holds 9,631....

, which has a 9,631-seat capacity.
The first team from Crotone, Milone Crotone, was founded in 1923 and participated in several minor leagues including Prima Division (which later would be known as Serie C). Following World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, a new club, Unione Sportiva Crotone replaced the previous one, playing seven seasons in Serie C.

In 1963 the club was relegated to Serie D
Serie D
Serie D is the top level of the Italian non-professional football association called Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. The association represents over a million football players and thousands of football teams across Italy. Serie D ranks just below Lega Pro Seconda Divisione , and is thus considered the...

, but returned to the third division the following year, remanining there for fourteen consecutive seasons, missing promotion in 1977 when finishing third behind A.S. Bari
A.S. Bari
Associazione Sportiva Bari is an Italian football club founded in 1908, they are based in Bari, Apulia and plays in Serie B. The club have spent many seasons bouncing between the top two divisions in Italian football, Serie A and Serie B....

 and Paganese Calcio 1926
Paganese Calcio 1926
Paganese Calcio 1926 is an Italian association football club from Pagani, Campania.It currently plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.-History:The club was founded in 1926....

.
Encyclopedia
Football Club Crotone is an Italian
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 football club based in Crotone
Crotone
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, on the Ionian Sea. Founded circa 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Croton , it was known as Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. In 1994 it became the capital of the newly established...

, Calabria
Calabria
Calabria , in antiquity known as Bruttium, is a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula. The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro....

. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Serie B
Serie B
Serie B, currently named Serie bwin due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is contested by 22 teams and organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the...

, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida
Stadio Ezio Scida
Stadio Ezio Scida is a football stadium in Crotone, Italy. It is currently the home of F.C. Crotone. The stadium holds 9,631....

, which has a 9,631-seat capacity.

History

The first team from Crotone, Milone Crotone, was founded in 1923 and participated in several minor leagues including Prima Division (which later would be known as Serie C). Following World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, a new club, Unione Sportiva Crotone replaced the previous one, playing seven seasons in Serie C.

In 1963 the club was relegated to Serie D
Serie D
Serie D is the top level of the Italian non-professional football association called Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. The association represents over a million football players and thousands of football teams across Italy. Serie D ranks just below Lega Pro Seconda Divisione , and is thus considered the...

, but returned to the third division the following year, remanining there for fourteen consecutive seasons, missing promotion in 1977 when finishing third behind A.S. Bari
A.S. Bari
Associazione Sportiva Bari is an Italian football club founded in 1908, they are based in Bari, Apulia and plays in Serie B. The club have spent many seasons bouncing between the top two divisions in Italian football, Serie A and Serie B....

 and Paganese Calcio 1926
Paganese Calcio 1926
Paganese Calcio 1926 is an Italian association football club from Pagani, Campania.It currently plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.-History:The club was founded in 1926....

. In 1978, following the Italian football league reorganisation, Crotone was relegated to Serie C2 and the following year was declared bankrupt. A new club, Associazione Sportiva Crotone, begun competing again in the Prima Categoria (eighth division).

Crotone was promoted to Serie C2 in 1984–85, but only for one season. The team's name was changed to Kroton Calcio, and the club was promoted again to C2 after the 1986–87 season, where it played until 1991. A second bankruptcy led to the foundation of Football Club Crotone Calcio with Raffaele Vrenna as chairman, starting in the Promozione (7th level). Crotone gained successive promotions to Serie C2 and C1, winning in the playoffs against Locri and Benevento Calcio
Benevento Calcio
Benevento Calcio is an Italian association football club, based in Benevento, Campania. The club was founded in 1929 and refounded in 2005. Currently it plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A.-History:...

, respectively.

Under Antonello Cuccureddu
Antonello Cuccureddu
Antonello Cuccureddu is an Italian football coach and former player.-Career:A central defender, Cuccureddu spent his playing career with Brescia , Juventus , and Fiorentina...

, Crotone first reached Serie B
Serie B
Serie B, currently named Serie bwin due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is contested by 22 teams and organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the...

 in 2000, returning to the second level two seasons later. Again in division two in 2004, after disposing of A.S. Viterbese Calcio
A.S. Viterbese Calcio
Associazione Sportiva Viterbese Calcio is an Italian association football club, based in Viterbo, Lazio. The club was founded in 1908 and refounded in 2004 as A.S. Viterbo Calcio, but changed its name back during the 2005–06 season. Viterbese currently plays in Serie D. The team's colors are yellow...

 in the promotion playoffs, it remained in the category until the 2006–07 season.

After being beaten by A.S. Taranto Calcio in the 2008 playoffs, Crotone returned to the second division the following season, defeating Benevento Calcio
Benevento Calcio
Benevento Calcio is an Italian association football club, based in Benevento, Campania. The club was founded in 1929 and refounded in 2005. Currently it plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A.-History:...

.

Current squad

As of 5 August, 2011

Notable former players

Abdelkader Ghezzal Gustavo Reggi
Gustavo Reggi
Gustavo Enrique Reggi is an Argentine footballer who plays for San Martín de Mendoza as a striker.He played for six different clubs in his country, also having abroad spells in Italy and Spain , competing in both major levels in both nations.-Football career:Reggi made a name for himself after...

 Nicolás Córdova
Nicolás Córdova
Nicolas Andrés Córdova San Cristóbal is a Chilean footballer. A midfielder, who currently plays with Brescia.-Career:...

 Jean-Pierre Cyprien
Jean-Pierre Cyprien
Jean-Pierre Cyprien is a former French footballer who played defender for various clubs in France and Italy.-Honours: Neuchâtel Xamax*Swiss Super League: 1996–97 runner-up-External links:* * * *...

 Pasquale Foggia
Pasquale Foggia
Pasquale Foggia is an Italian footballer, who plays as a left winger or attacking midfielder for Serie B club Sampdoria, on loan from Lazio. He is known for his pace, dribbling, tricks, flicks and accurate crossing....

 Antonio Mirante
Antonio Mirante
Antonio Mirante is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Parma F.C.- Career :...

 Generoso Rossi
Generoso Rossi
Generoso Rossi is an Italian footballer who plays for Sorrento.-Career:Rossi started his career at A.S. Bari. he was on loan to Serie C1 teams, and returned to Bari in summer 2000...

 Jamal Alioui
Jamal Alioui
Jamal Alioui is a French-born Moroccan footballer. He currently plays for Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League. He also played for Crotone, Perugia Calcio, FC Metz, FC Sion, and Wydad Athletic Club in the Moroccan league.-Career:...

 Ivan Jurić
Ivan Juric
Ivan Jurić is a Croatian former footballer who currently plays for Mississauga Eagles FC.-Club career:A versatile and technically skilled midfielder or winger, Jurić started his career with Hajduk Split, where he played from 1994 to 1997...


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