U.S. Cremonese

U.S. Cremonese

Football club infobox
clubname = Cremonese

fullname = Unione Sportiva Cremonese
nickname = "Grigiorossi" (Gray-reds);
"Tigri" (Tigers)
founded = March 24, 1903
ground = Stadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
capacity = 22,000
chairman = Giovanni Arvedi
mgrtitle = Head Coach
manager = Ivo Iaconi
league = Lega Pro Prima Divisione - A
season = 2007-08
position = Serie C1/A, 2nd | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=_red stripes|pattern_ra1=

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 Serie C1/A the previous season. However, in the 2005/2006 Serie B campaign, Cremonese came out twenty-first, being therefore relegated to Serie C1 for the next season. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996. The team's colors are red and gray. Cremonese won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1993. Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Gianluca Vialli, 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.

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.

Current first team squad

"As of 2008-03-20" [cite web|url=http://www.uscremonese.it/squadra.html|publisher=US Cremonese|title=US Cremonese - Campionato C1-A 2007/2008|language=Italian|accessdate=2008-03-20]


* 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)
*Anglo-Italian Cup:: 1992-93
* Primavera TIM Cup: 1:: 1986/87

Notable former players

* Gabriele Bongiorni
* Antonio Cabrini
* Paolo Castellini
* Enrico Chiesa
* Francesco Colonnese
* Giuseppe Favalli
* Marco Giandebiaggi
* Luigi Gualco
* Attilio Lombardo
* Dario Marcolin
* Riccardo Maspero
* Mauro Milanese
* Cesare Prandelli
* Michelangelo Rampulla
* Corrado Verdelli
* Gianluca Vialli
* Andrea Tentoni
* Luigi Turci

*flagicon|Ghana John Mensah
*flagicon|Australia John Aloisi
*flagicon|Uruguay Rubén Da Silva
*flagicon|Argentina Gustavo Dezotti
*flagicon|Slovenia Matjaž Florijančič
*flagicon|Sweden Anders Limpar
*flagicon|Serbia Marko Perović
*flagicon|Argentina Sergio Zanetti
*flagicon|Poland Władysław Żmuda


External links

* [http://www.uscremonese.it/ Official site]
* [http://www.cremonesecalcio.it/ An unofficial site]

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