Carpi F.C. 1909

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Full name Carpi Football Club 1909 S.r.l.
Nickname(s) i Biancorossi (The White-and-Reds)
Founded 1909
Ground Stadio Alberto Braglia,
Modena, Italy
Ground Capacity 21,151
Chairman Claudio Caliumi
Manager Fabrizio Castori
League Serie B
2015–16 Serie A, 18th (relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

Carpi Football Club 1909 is an Italian professional football club based in Carpi in the province of Modena. It was founded in 1909 and refounded in 2000.[1]

Carpi's colours are white and red, hence the nickname "Biancorossi".[1] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Carpi won their first promotion to Serie B. On 28 April 2015, the Biancorossi won their first promotion to Serie A. The team from Emilia-Romagna previously played their home games at the Stadio Sandro Cabassi. They started using Stadio Alberto Braglia as their new home since the 2015–16 season. The Cabassi did not meet Serie A regulations, hence the move.[2]

In its history, Carpi have won a championship of Seconda Divisione, one of Serie B, one of Serie C, one of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and three in Serie D. At the regional level, Carpi won a tournament of Promozione, Prima Divisione and two of Prima Categoria.[1]


A.C. Carpi (1909–2000)

The club was founded in the summer of 1909 by local student Adolfo Fanconi as Jucunditas (Latin for "gaiety"), and changed their denomination to Associazione Calcio Carpi a few years later.[3] Carpi played three seasons in the Italian Football Championship, the precursor to Serie A, from the 1919–20 season until 1921–22. Starting from the 1930s, they mostly played between Serie C and Serie D. Carpi achieved their best result in 1997, a third-placed finish under coach Luigi De Canio which allowed them to play the Serie B promotion playoffs then lost to Monza.[3] The club was cancelled in 2000 following relegation to Serie D and subsequent bankruptcy.

Carpi F.C. 1909 (2000–present)

A new club, named Calcio Carpi, was therefore admitted to Eccellenza Emilia–Romagna. The club assumed the current denomination in 2002, following promotion to Serie D and a merger with the second team of the city, Dorando Pietri Carpi, that had just reached Serie D as well. Pietri Carpi also sold its license to Boca.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, through repechage due to the numbers of teams in financial difficulty, the club was admitted into Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In 2010–11, the club's first season in the higher division, it was promoted again to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2011–12 season, as a result of the work being done on their stadium, the Sandro Cabassi, the team played in the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.

Serie B (2013)

In the season 2012–13 the team was promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B for the first time ever when they defeated Lecce in the Girone A Play-off Final 2–1 on aggregate. This was the club's third promotion in just four seasons.

Carpi FC's first ever fixture at Serie B level ended in a 1–0 defeat away to Ternana on 24 August 2013. Their first win came in the manner of a 2–0 victory at Spezia courtesy of goals from Fabio Concas & Roberto Inglese. Carpi's first season in Serie B ended in a 12th-place finish, only 3 points away from a Promotion play-off place, ensuring their place for another season.

Serie A debut promotion (2015)

The 2014–15 Serie B campaign saw Carpi, managed by experienced coach Fabrizio Castori, completing the first half of the season (21 games) surprisingly in first place, with a record 43 points and a nine-point advantage over second-placed Frosinone. On 28 April 2015, after a goalless draw with Bari, the club gained a historic first promotion to Serie A.

Carpi's first season saw a complete rebuild of the promotion squad, as a consequence of the departure of long-time director of football Cristiano Giuntoli, who masterminded the club's rise from the amateur Serie D to the top flight before to accept an offer from Napoli; he was subsequently replaced by Sean Sogliano.

On 28 September 2015, after a 1–5 loss to Roma, the club announced to have relieved Castori from his coaching duties with immediate effect, replacing him with Giuseppe Sannino; it was the first managerial change of the 2015–16 Serie A season.[4] On 3 November, Castori was rehired.[5]

Colours and badge

The Biancorossi's traditional colours are White & Red.




  • Winners (1): 1922–23
  • Winners (1): 1945–46
  • Winners (3): 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78




Club records


Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
Prima Categoria 3 1919–20 1921–22 4
Serie A 1 2015–16
Seconda Divisione 4 1922–23 1925–26 8
Prima Divisione 2 1926–27 1927–28
Serie B 2 2013–14 2014–15
Prima Divisione 7 1928–29 1934–35 32
Serie C 13 1936–37 1974–75
Serie C1 10 1989–90 1998–99
Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2 2011–12 2012–13
Promozione 2 1950–51 1951–52 26
IV Serie 5 1952–53 1958–59
Campionato Interregionale – Seconda Categoria 1 1957–58
Campionato Interregionale 1 1958–59
Serie D 13 1962–63 1977–78
Serie C2 3 1978–79 1999–00
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 1 2010–11
Campionato Interregionale 7 1981–82 1987–88 16
Serie D 9 1980–81 2009–10

In 81 football seasons starting from the onset at the national level in the Northern League in 1922:

Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
I Promozione 2 1913–14 1914–15 9
Prima Divisione 3 1935–36 1949–50
Prima Categoria 3 1959–60 1961–62
Eccellenza 2 2000–01 2001–02

In 12 seasons starting from the onset at the regional level in Promozione in 1914:


Record of appearances
  • 329 Italy Claudio Pressich
  • 282 Italy Aurelio Dotti
  • 254 Italy Giancarlo Magnani
  • 243 Italy Simone Teocoli
  • 239 Italy Giuseppe Pantaleoni
  • 232 Italy Carlo Forghieri
  • 226 Italy Luigi Silvestri
  • 224 Italy Vittorio Soliani
  • 220 Italy Archimede Pellizzola
  • 217 Italy Raffaello Papone
Record of goals

Current squad

First team squad

As of 4 January 2016

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Željko Brkić (on loan from Udinese)
2 Italy DF Stefano Sabelli (on loan from Bari)
3 Italy DF Gaetano Letizia (vice-captain)
4 Ghana MF Isaac Cofie (on loan from Genoa)
5 Italy DF Cristian Zaccardo (captain)
6 Italy DF Riccardo Gagliolo
7 Italy MF Filippo Porcari (on loan from Bari)
8 Italy MF Raffaele Bianco
10 Italy MF Simone Verdi (on loan from Milan)
11 Italy MF Antonio Di Gaudio
13 Italy DF Fabrizio Poli
14 France MF Eddy Gnahoré (on loan from Napoli)
15 Italy FW Kevin Lasagna
16 Netherlands MF Jonathan de Guzmán (on loan from Napoli)
No. Position Player
17 Italy MF Marco Crimi (on loan from Bologna)
18 Croatia DF Igor Bubnjić (on loan from Udinese)
19 Italy MF Lorenzo Pasciuti
20 Italy MF Lorenzo Lollo
21 Italy DF Simone Romagnoli
23 Italy DF Emanuele Suagher (on loan from Atalanta)
25 Italy FW Matteo Mancosu (on loan from Bologna)
27 Slovenia GK Vid Belec
29 Brazil MF Raphael Martinho
36 Switzerland DF Fabio Daprelà
58 Switzerland MF Matteo Fedele (on loan from Sion)
91 Italy GK Simone Colombi (on loan from Cagliari)
99 Nigeria FW Jerry Mbakogu

Notable former managers


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Storia". Retrieved 27 October 2007. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "La storia" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss". ESPN FC. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Official: Sannino out, Castori in at Carpi

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