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Vicenza

Vicenza is a football (soccer) club from Italy.

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About Vicenza

Vicenza Calcio is an Football in Italy club based in Vicenza, Veneto. The club was formed in 1902 and currently plays in Italy's Serie B, having spent the entire 1960s and a large part of the 1990s in Serie A. The team's colors are white and red.

History

Vicenza took place for the first time in the Italian Championship in 1911, reaching the finals for the title, but they were defeated by F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892, one of the best Italian team in that period. During the 20s and the 30s, the team played in lower divisions, reaching Serie A for the first time in 1942. In the last round of Serie A 1942-43, a 6–2 win versus Juventus F.C., in Turin, meant a final relegation escape.

In 1947, Vicenza finished fifth in Serie A, but the following year was relegated. The early 1950s were quite troublesome, due to economic problems, but in 1953 it was bought by Lanerossi, a woolen firm from Schio, with the side being renamed Lanerossi Vicenza.

Between 1955 and 1975 Vicenza never left the top level, always putting a hard fight against more established clubs. In this period the side was also known as Nobile Provinciale (Noble Provincial). In 1964 and 1966 it finished 6th, with the Brazilian Luis Vinicio finishing league's top-scorer in Serie A 1963-64, with 25 goals.

In 1975 it was relegated but, after winning the 1976–77 second division, would eventually finish runner-up in Serie A 1977-78, as a young Paolo Rossi led the scoring charts, at 24 goals. In that year the side was nicknamed Real Vicenza. Club chairman Giuseppe Farina had just bought the striker from Juventus for a then record fee of 2,6 billion lira, but the team would eventually drop two levels in just three seasons.

In the mid-1980s, Roberto Baggio started his career at the club, leading it to a Serie B. In 1986 Vicenza achieved a top flight promotion that was subsequently denied due to its involvement in the Totonero 1986 match-fixing scandal. The club was soon relegated back to Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

In 1990 Vicenza took back its current name and was promoted to Serie B in 1993, thanks to coach Renzo Ulivieri. His successor, Francesco Guidolin, took the team back to Serie A in 1995, and led it through successive positive seasons: after finishing ninth in the league, the club won the Coppa Italia 1996-97 after a 3–1 aggregate win over S.S.C. Napoli, eventually reaching UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1997-98, being defeated by Chelsea F.C..

In 1999 the team was relegated to Serie B and, after a return to the Serie A 2000-01, were relegated to the third division in 2005, after losing the relegation playoffs against U.S. Triestina Calcio, only being readmitted to Serie B after Genoa C.F.C. and A.C. Perugia Calcio were relegated by the Italian Football Federation
- Roberto Baggio
- Benito Carbone
- Joachim Björklund
- Francesco Coco
- Gianni Comandini
- Ousmane Dabo
- Domenico Di Carlo
- Mohamed Kallon
- Marcelo Otero
- Alessandro Pistone
- Paolo Rossi
- Luca Toni
- Luis Vinicio
- Romeo Menti
- Lamberto Zauli
- Massimo Margiotta
, José Ricardo da Silva, Fabiano Lima Rodrigues, Jedaias Capucho Neves, Marco Aurélio Cunha dos Santos, Américo Murolo, Diego Oliveira, Rodrigo Possebon, Bruno Siciliano, Angelo Benedicto Sormani, Luís Vinício

- 9 : Paul Okon, Nick Modaffari, Theo Markelis, Steve Domenici, Steven Maselli, James Goulopoulos, James Papargiris, Zackery Paraskevas, Antonio Carter, Mark Byrnes
- 7 : Salvador Gualtieri, Nicolas Gorobsov, Gerardo Grighini, Francisco Lojacono, Julián Magallanes, Santiago Vernazza, Walter Zunino
- 5 : Egri Erbstein, István Horwart, Otto Krappan, Ferenc Molnár (calciatore), Wilmas Wilhelm
- 5 : Ricardo Canals, Héctor Demarco, Roberto Leopardi, Gustavo Méndez, Marcelo Otero
- 5 : Dražen Brnčić, Stjepan Tomas, Goran Tomić, Dalibor Višković, Saša Bjelanović
- 5 : Alain Baclet, Antoine Bonifaci, Ousmane Dabo, Julien Rantier, Alexis Carra
- 3 : Ricardo Esteves, Vasco Faísca, Giorgio Raggi Humberto
- 3 : Vlada Avramov, Dražen Bolić, Almir Gegić
- 2 : Anthony Marchi, Meachan
- 2 : Sadicki Abubakari, Amidu Salifu
- 2 : Oussama Essabr, Rachid Arma
- 2 : Julio Valentín González, Ronald Huth
- 2 : Jan Aronsson, Joachim Björklund
- 1 : Marco Ingrao
- 1 : Pierre Wome
- 1 : Marc Nygaard
- 1 : Evangelos Nastos
- 1 : Bora Kostić
- 1 : Ivan Fatić
- 1 : Piet Kruiver
- 1 : Norberto Höfling
- 1 : Claudio Maiani
- 1 : Mohamed Kallon
- 1 : Luis Helguera
- 1 : Armando Frigo
- 1 : Patrick Bettoni
- 1 : Mohamed Kader
- 1 : Ilyas Zeytulaev

Notable managers


- Fulvio Bernardini (1951–53)
- Béla Guttmann (1955–56)
- Renzo Ulivieri (1979–80), (1991–94)
- Tarcisio Burgnich (1986–87)
- Francesco Guidolin (1994–98)

Supporters

- Twinned
- - Calcio Como
- - Udinese Calcio
- - U.S. Cremonese
- - Delfino Pescara 1936 (9 january 1977, in Italy is the oldest twinning ever.)
- - FC Metz
- - A.C. Reggiana 1919
- - A.C.R. Messina
- - Ravenna Calcio

- Friendship
- - A.S. Bari
- - Genoa C.F.C

- Rivals
- - Hellas Verona F.C
- - S.S.C. Napoli
- - U.C. Sampdoria
- - Juventus F.C
- - F.C. Internazionale Milano
- - A.C. Milan
- - A.S. Roma
- - S.S. Lazio
- - U.S. Città di Palermo
- - Parma F.C
- - Calcio Catania
- - ACF Fiorentina
- - Mantova F.C
- - Modena F.C
- - Calcio Padova
- - U.S. Triestina Calcio
- - Atalanta B.C
- - Brescia Calcio
- - F.B.C. Unione Venezia
- - A.S. Andria BAT




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