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A.S.D. Sanremese

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Ground Capacity  4,000
Head Coach  Vincenzo Stragapede
Location  Sanremo, Italy
Chairman  Alessio Graglia
Founded  1904
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Full name  Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Sanremese
Nickname(s)  Biancoazzurri (Blue-white), Matuziani (old name of the people of San Remo), Sanre (abbreviation of team name)Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
League  Prima Categoria Liguria girone A
Grounds  Stadio Comunale Chiavari, Sanremo

Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Sanremese commonly referred to as A.S.D. Sanremese Calcio or simply Sanremese is an Italian association football club, based in Sanremo, Liguria.


The historical U.S. Sanremese Calcio 1904 after the 16th place in the 2010–11 season in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione group A was liquidated. On the summer 2012 the club was refounded with the current name restarting from Terza Categoria Savona/Imperia. Currently it plays in Prima Categoria Liguria girone A.

From 1904 to 1987

The club was founded in 1904 as U.S. Sanremese 1904, but the football team was founded only in 1911. The US Sanremese Calcio 1904 was born by the merger of the first two local teams: the Ausonia and the Speranza.

The team played three seasons in Serie B from 1937–38 to 1939–40 when they were relegated in Serie C. In the 1937–38 season gets the 9th place in Serie B that is the best result ever in club history.

It's the only Italian team to have played in every championship of Serie C in a sole national division from 1952–53 to 1957–58.

The team from 1977–78 to 1978–79 came from Serie D to Serie C1. The club played seven consecutive seasons in Serie C1 from 1979–80, when it achieved an historic 4th place, to 1985–86 when they retreated in Serie C2 and the next year in Serie D.

Anglo-Italian Cup

In the season 1980–81 it played the Anglo-Italian Cup, called in this year Talbot Challenge Cup. The team won 3–1 with Hungerford Town and 2–1 with Bridgend Town, draw 2–2 with Oxford City and lost 1–0 with Poole Town. It ranked third in the group with 7 points, dominated by Modena then won the competition.

The bankruptcy

In the summer of 1987 the company fell after 83 years of existence because of the large debts.

The rebirth

The club was refounded in 1987 allocating by the Terza Categoria as Sanremese Football Club 1904

On 1992 with the merger with Sanremo 80, it filming the historic name of U.S. Sanremese Calcio 1904.


In the league 1991–92 and 1995–96 the club won the regional Eccellenza Liguria gaining promotion to Serie D and the 1995–96 Regional Coppa Italia Liguria:.

Between Serie C2 and Serie D

In the season 1997–98 won the Serie D and lost in the final scudetto with the Giugliano. The team played two seasons in Serie C2 from 1998–99 to 1999–2000 when it retreated to Serie D.

The club played four seasons in Serie D from 2000–01 to 2001–04 when was admitted to Serie C2.

The team played three seasons in Serie C2 from 2004–05 to 2006–07 when it retreated to Serie D.

On the season 2005–06 lost the final Coppa Italia Serie C with the Gallipoli lose away 1–0 and at home wins 2–1.

From November 2007, most of the players leave the team, become in the meantime USD Sanremese 1904, which was in strong crisis of liquidity, for non-payment of wages, thus leading to relegation from the Serie D.

The radiation

On 10 July 2008 the club was declared inactive to the FIGC after being refused entry to the League of Eccellenza, because of the large debts.

In summer 2008, the last president Carlo Barillà refounded the team with the same name of U.S.D. Sanremese 1904, that played in the season 2008–09 in Seconda Categoria.

The second refoundation

On 4 August 2009 the Ospedaletti-Sanremo, just promoted from the Promozione Ligure girone A, after the agreement with Carlo Barillà for the cessation of the homonymous team that he was founded, changes name in U.S.D. Sanremese Calcio 1904: so the company's family Del Gratta has been the only legitimate heir of the old society.

2009–10 Eccellenza

In the league 2009–10, coached by Giancarlo "Carlo" Calabria Sanremese wins the regional Eccellenza Liguria gaining promotion in Serie D. and the Regional Coppa Italia Liguria:. It eliminated in the Coppa Italia Dilettanti 2009-2010 from Bolzano, in the quarter-finals losing for 1–2 at home and equalizing 0–0 away.

2010–11 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

On 4 August 2010 became U.S. Sanremese Calcio 1904 the team obtained the admission directly in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione group A for the league 2010/2011 consists of 17 teams.

The coaches sacked

In this season the managers of the team had been:

  • Vincenzo Chiarenza from the 6th to the 11th game getting 3 points in 6 matches;
  • Claudio Pignotti, Vincenzo Stragapede and Roberto Sosa for the next two games getting a point;
  • Salvatore Mango from the 15th game, when in his debut the club won 1–0 with the leader Pro Patria, to the 22nd match getting 5 points, with a victory in 8 games.
  • The head coach Giancarlo "Carlo" Calabria

    Since the 23rd game, when the team wins the first match away to San Bonifacio beating the Sambonifacese 1–0, the new coach was Giancarlo "Carlo" Calabria.

    On 20 March 2011, in 27th match the team wins away to San Giusto Canavese 2–1 with the Canavese.

    In 29th week the club wins the third match away to Meda beating the Renate 1–0.

    On 1 May 2011, in 33rd game winning at home 3–2 with Rodengo Saiano avoids direct relegation to Serie D and can to save thanks to relegation play-out, victorious against Sacilese Calcio.

    Calabria later have already coached this team, in the first five games getting only 2 points in 5 matches, since his return, has obtained 16 points, with four victories in 11 games: thus gaining a total of 18 points in 16 matches.


    The team is ranked in 16th place, with 5 victories, 12 draws and 15 defeats with 24 goals for and 38 against, for a total of 27 points, thus obtained:

  • at home : 2 victories, 9 draws and 5 defeats, for a total of 15 points
  • at away : 3 victories, 3 draws and 10 defeats, for a total of 12 points.
  • It is preceded of a place, for the direct games, from Sacilese Calcio, which was play the relegation play-out.

    The first match was at home on 22 May, the return away to Sacile on 29 May 2011.

    On 22 May 2011 Sanremese wins 2–1 against Sacilese: in this game they expelled Bifini and the coach Calabria.

    On 29 May 2011 Sanremese equalizing 1–1 in Sacile gets an incredible and very difficult safety, in a season strongly conditioned by many problems is sports extra that sports, with the team promoted from Eccellenza that has strongly suffered the double jump of category, and so almost completely reconstructed in the market in January.

    The owners Del Gratta arrested resign

    After the arrest, of 15 March 2011, of Marco and his father Riccardo Del Gratta, respectively President and Director General, the company was temporarily administered by Giancarlo Lupi, a brother-in-law of the President Marco Del Gratta.

    They are accused of being the beneficiaries of the alleged threats and extortions to players of Sanremese, so that the latter rescind the onerous contracts signed in the summer.

    Since 16 March 2011, after the resignations of the owners Marco and Riccardo Del Gratta, the new CEO was Giuseppe Fava, already responsible for of youth sector.


    On 30 June 2011, the club wasn't able to enter 2011–12 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione for failure to submit the required surety agreement and was so subsequently liquidated.

    2012: A.S.D. Sanremese

    After a year of inactivity, in the summer 2012 the club was refounded as A.S.D. Sanremese by the entrepreneur Luca Colangelo and currently president, restarting from Terza Categoria Savona/Imperia. In the summer 2013 the club placed 2nd was promoted to repechage in Seconda Categoria.

    Its home stadium has been the Campo Sportivo Pian di Poma in Sanremo.

    2013–14 season

    The club on 6 October 2013, after a disastrous start on the group AB of Seconda Categoria Liguria sacked Mattia Moraglia, the coach of last season, replaced until the resignations of 21 October by Marco Pinto and after by Fabrizio Gatti. The club was promoted to Prima Categoria after play off.

    2014–15 season

    Since the summer 2014 the new President is Alessio Graglia and the coach is Andrea Caverzan.

    The team plays in group A of Prima Categoria Liguria .

    Its home stadium is the Stadio Comunale in Sanremo.

    Italian Football Championship

    The U.S. Sanremese Calcio 1904 has played 60 national leagues:

  • 3 times in Serie B: the first on 1937–38, the last on 1939–40
  • 38 times in Lega Pro: the first on 1934–35, the last on 2010–11
  • 19 times in Serie D: the first on 1963–64, the last on 2007–08.
  • Colors and badge

    The team's colors are light blue and white, the second shirt is red.

    Stadio Comunale

    The A.S.D. Sanremese such as the historic U.S. Sanremese Calcio 1904 played at the Stadio Comunale of Sanremo, site in Corso Mazzini 15.

    In the 2012–13 season had played here in Promozione Liguria girone A the A.S.D. Carlin's Boys, team founded in 1947 by the co-founder Carlo Carcano and currently main team of the city.

    The stadium has the grass field and a capacity of around 4,000 seats:

  • 850 in covered tribune
  • 2250 in hailstorm: 1050 in the upper ring, 1200 in than lower
  • 850 in the area for the guests
  • 8 in the balcony floor for the reporters and three locations for the cameras.
  • Honours

  • Serie C:
  • Winners 2: Serie C 1936-37, Serie C 1946-47 group A
  • Serie C2:
  • Winner 1: Serie C2 1978–79
  • Serie D:
  • Promoted 1: 1997–98
  • National Runners-up 1: 1997–98
  • Eccellenza Liguria:
  • Winners 3: 1991–92, 1995–96, 2009–10
  • Coppa Italia Serie C:
  • Runners-up 1: 2005–06
  • Regional Coppa Italia Liguria:
  • Winners 2: 1995–96, 2009–10
  • References

    A.S.D. Sanremese Wikipedia

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