A.S. Martina Franca 1947
|Full name||Associazione Sportiva Martina Franca 1947|
Stadio Gian Domenico Tursi,|
Martina Franca, Italy
|Chairman||Donato Muschio Schiavone|
|2015–16||Lega Pro/C, 16th (relegated)|
Associazione Sportiva Martina Franca 1947 (usually referred to as simply Martina Franca or Martina) is an Italian association football club, based in Martina Franca, Apulia. Currently it plays in Prima Categoria (as in 2016–17 season).
The club was founded in 1947.
The club needed new financial backers, but with its relegation to Italy's fourth level of professional football, no investors were found and the club decided not to field a team for the 2008–09 season.
The following season has won the Promozione Apulia playoffs and the promotion to 2010-11 Eccellenza. The company Ostuni Sports, militant in Serie D, Martina proposes an exchange of sports titles that would allow a double promotion, but after a first initial interest in the company it was decided to give up and then participate in Eccellenza Apulia.
In the 2010–11 season, after a long battle with Cerignola which ended only in extra time of the promotion playoff, Martina was finally promoted to 2011-12 Serie D.
Martina was relegated back to Serie D after ending the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in thirteenth place, only to be admitted back to the 2014–15 Lega Pro after being picked in order to fill a league vacancy.
Colors and badge
The team's colors are blue and white.