Ternana Calcio

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Full name Ternana Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Rossoverdi (Red-greens);
Fère (Beasts)
Founded 1925
1993 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Libero Liberati,
Terni, Italy
Ground Capacity 22,000
Owner Edoardo Longarini
Chairman Francesco Zadotti
Manager Roberto Breda
League Serie B
2014–15 Serie B, 12th
Website Club home page
Current season

Ternana Calcio is an Italian football club based in the city of Terni, Umbria.

The club was founded in 1925 and refounded in 1993. In its history, Ternana have twice played in Serie A (seasons 1972–73 and 1974–75). The club is currently playing in Serie B.

The first team from Umbria to reach Serie A, Ternana enjoy a local rivalry with Perugia, and play their home matches at the Stadio Libero Liberati.


Serie A


The club was founded in 1925 as Terni F.B.C after the merger between Terni Football Club and Unione Sportiva Ternana, reaching the II Division in 1926 and the I Division (nowadays known as Serie B) just a year later.

From Serie C to Serie B

The club, however, folded in due to financial difficulties, being refounded in 1929 as Unione Fascista Ternana (a denomination that was common during the Italian fascist regime). Folding again in 1933, the club returned to footballing action in 1935 under the name Polisportiva Mario Umberto Borzacchini, after a racing car driver and a native of Terni who had died at the 1933 Monza Grand Prix. In 1938 the new club reached promotion to Serie C, missing a second consecutive promotion the following year.

In 1946, after the World War II, football restarted in Italy and Ternana played in the Serie B, missing promotion for two consecutive years, and being relegated to Serie C in 1949 and IV Serie in 1950. A third relegation, this time to Promozione, came in 1953, and was followed by two years in the regional division for Ternana before returning to IV Serie in 1955. The club returned to Serie C in 1964, and Serie B in 1968, the latter under coach Corrado Viciani.

From Serie A to bankruptcy

In 1972, Ternana finally won Serie B and reached Serie A for their first time, again with Viciani as coach. However, the club did not prove to be ready for Serie A, as they were promptly relegated in their debut appearance in the top flight, managing only three wins in 30 matches. In 1974, again in Serie B, Ternana managed to reach one of the three top spots, winning their second promotion to Serie A; this was, however, followed by yet another sad relegation. In the following years, despite a number of noted head coaches such as Edmondo Fabbri, Cesare Maldini and Renzo Ulivieri, Ternana did not manage to return in the top flight, and instead were relegated to Serie C in 1980, despite a prestigious run in the Coppa Italia 1979-80, where Ternana reached the semi-finals, being then eliminated 3–1 on aggregate by AS Roma.

During the 1980s Ternana played between Serie C1 and Serie C2, before going bankrupt on 12 December 1987. Managed by an official liquidator, Ternana ended the season and escaped relegation. The club, bought in the summer of 1988 by a consortium headed by Gaspare Gambino, won promotion to Serie C in 1988–89 after winning the penalty shootout in a playoff against Chieti. Successively, Ternana won Serie C1 in 1992 and marked their return to Serie B; this was, however, followed by financial troubles that prevented new signings

From the refoundation to Serie B

On the summer 1993 the club was refounded as Ternana Calcio and was being forced to begin again from Serie D. In their first Serie D campaign, Ternana missed promotion, ending in third place behind Teramo and local rivals Narnese. This was followed by another unsuccessful attempt, as Ternana lost promotion to Viterbese; despite this, the club was later readmitted to Serie C2 to fill a league vacancy (ripescaggio). In 1996–97 and 1997–98, with Luigi Delneri as head coach, Ternana won two consecutive promotions, thus returning to Serie B.

From Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B

Ternana played Serie B until 2006, when they were relegated to Serie C1 (since the season 2008–09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione).

It in the season 2010–11 the club was relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione after the play-off, but 4 August 2011 it was later readmitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione to fill vacancies.[1]

In the season 2011–12 it was promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A to Serie B.

Colors and badge

The team's colours are red and green.

Current squad

As of 1 September 2015[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Andrea Sala
2 Italy DF Damiano Zanon
3 Italy DF Luigi Vitale
4 Slovakia MF Martin Valjent
5 Italy DF Alberto Masi
6 Italy DF Biagio Meccariello
7 Italy MF Federico Furlan
8 Italy MF Massimiliano Busellato (on loan from Cittadella)
9 Italy FW Fabio Ceravolo
10 Uruguay MF César Faletti
11 Croatia FW Marko Dugandžić
12 Italy GK Eddi Gava
13 Italy MF Simone Tascone
14 Italy MF Manuel Coppola
15 Ivory Coast FW Cedric Gondo
No. Position Player
16 Italy MF Enrico Zampa
17 Italy FW Francesco Salvemini
18 Venezuela MF Franco Signorelli (on loan from Empoli)
19 Italy DF Alessio Lo Porto
20 Uruguay FW Felipe Avenatti
21 Italy MF Ignazio Battista
22 Italy GK Luca Mazzoni
23 Italy MF Niccolò Belloni (on loan from Inter)
24 Burkina Faso MF Salif Dianda
26 Italy DF Davide Monteleone (on loan from Palermo)
27 Netherlands DF Jens Janse
28 Italy MF Antonio Palumbo
29 Italy MF Paolo Grossi
32 Uruguay DF Alejandro González (on loan from Hellas Verona)

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Italy FW Simone Russini (at Lumezzane)



  • Armadori, Giorgio; Christian Armadori (2001). Tra storia e leggenda, almanacco illustrato della Ternana dalle origini al 2000 (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. ISBN 88-434-0859-3. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. http://sport.repubblica.it/news/sport/calcio-lega-pro-ripescaggi-5-in-i-divisione-e-rimini-in-ii/4014274
  2. "Domani il raduno: 18 convocati, martedì inizia il ritiro a Norcia" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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