U.S. Cremonese

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Full name Unione Sportiva Cremonese
Nickname(s) Grigiorossi (Gray-reds);
Tigri (Tigers)
Founded 24 March 1903
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
Ground Capacity 20,641
Owner Giovanni Arvedi
President Luigi Simoni
Head Coach Fulvio Pea
League Lega Pro/A
2014–15 Lega Pro/A, 8th

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 and were therefore relegated to Serie C1 for 2006/07. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996.

Cremonese won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1992/93, beating English club Derby County in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Gianluca Vialli, Władysław Żmuda, 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.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992/93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium: Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.

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. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: their best attempt was in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate).

Colors and badge

The team's colors are red and grey.

Current squad

As of 18 October 2015 [1]

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

No. Position Player
Italy GK Nicola Ravaglia
Italy GK Riccardo Galli
Italy GK Giacomo Venturi
Italy DF Ivan Marconi
Italy DF Walter Zullo
Italy DF Marco Briganti
Poland DF Sebastian Zieleniecki
Italy DF Michele Russo
Italy DF Carlo Crialese (on loan from Cesena)
Italy DF Giovanni Formiconi
Italy DF Davide Guglielmotti
Italy DF Dario Campagna
No. Position Player
Italy DF Giacomo Gambaretti
Italy MF Ludovico Gargiulo (on loan from Empoli)
Italy MF Alessio Benedetti
Italy MF Andrea Rosso
Italy MF Riccardo Perpetuini
Italy MF Nicolo' Bianchi
Italy MF Michele Moroni
Senegal MF N'Diaye Djiby
Italy FW Pasquale Maiorino
Italy FW Nicola Ciccone
Italy FW Andrea Brighenti
Italy FW Simone Magnaghi (on loan from Atalanta)
Italy FW Francesco Forte (on loan from Inter)

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


  • 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


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