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Nickname(s)  Granata (Grenade)
Chairman  Paolo Righetti
Manager  Arno Rossini
Founded  1904
Ground Capacity  5,000
Head Coach  Arno Rossini
Location  Bellinzona, Switzerland
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Full name  Associazione Calcio Bellinzona
2015-16  2.Liga Group 4, 1st (promoted)
Ground  Stadio Comunale Bellinzona
Leagues  2. Liga Interregional, 1. Liga Classic
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AC Bellinzona is a Swiss football club based in Bellinzona. It was founded in 1904, and won the Swiss Super League in 1948. After being folded in 2013 declaring bankruptcy, the team played the Ticino Group of 2.Liga, the sixth tier of the Swiss Football League System in 2014–15 season. After winning it, Bellinzona promoted to Group 4 of 2. Interregional Liga.

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History

Since Bellinzona is an Italian-speaking region, many of Italy's Serie A clubs loaned youth players to the club to get first team experience.

Bellinzona was promoted to the Swiss Super League after beating St. Gallen 5–2 on aggregate in the relegation play-off following the 2007–2008 season. Bellinzona played at the top level in the 2008–2009 season for the first time since the 1989–90 season. As finalists in the Swiss Cup, the team also qualified for the 08-09 UEFA Cup where it beat Ararat Yerevan of Armenia in the 1st qualifying round. Then they knock-out Ukranian FC Dnipro on away goal rule (2:3 in Dnipropetrovsk, and 2:1 home victory, 4:4 aggregate). In third qualifying round they faced Galatasaray losing both games 3:4 at home ground and 1:2 in Istanbul.

In 2013 before the 2013–14 season of 1. Liga Promotion the club was declared bankrupt. After staying one season playing only at young divisions, the club went back to professional football, joining the 2014–15 2.Liga.

Achievements of Bellinzona

  • Swiss Super League
  • Winners: 1947–48
  • Challenge League
  • Winners: 1942–43 (Lost promotion play-off), 1943–1944 (Won pronotion play-off), 1975–1976, 1979–1980, 1999–2000 (Lost promotion play-off)
  • 1. Liga Promotion
  • Winners: 1931–32, 1935–36, 1998–99
  • 2. Liga
  • Winners: 1920–21 (as 4th tier), 2014–15 (as 6th tier)
  • Cup of Ticino
  • Winners: 2014–15
  • Current squad

    As of 30 August 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    References

    AC Bellinzona Wikipedia


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