A.S. Cittadella

Full name Associazione Sportiva Cittadella S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Citta
Founded 1973 (1973)
Ground Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato,
Cittadella, Italy
Ground Capacity 7,623[1]
Chairman Andrea Gabrielli
Manager Roberto Venturato
League Serie B
2015–16 Lega Pro/A, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

Associazione Sportiva Cittadella is an Italian association football club, based in Cittadella, Veneto.


Cittadella was founded in 1973, after the merger of U.S. Cittadellense and A.S. Olympia. The club spent most of its first years in amateur football, and then professional football at Serie C2 and Serie C1 ranks. Cittadella won its first promotion to Serie B in 1999 after defeating Brescello in the playoff finals, and spent a total two seasons in the Italian second-highest ranked division, being then relegated in 2001–02 Serie B. During their first stay in Serie B, the club played in Stadio Euganeo in Padua and, in an attempt to expand the fanbase, was renamed A.S. Cittadella Padova, being Padua (Padova in Italian) the capital city of Cittadella's referring province.

Cittadella returned to Serie B in 2008, after defeating Cremonese in the 2007–08 Serie C1/A playoffs, under the guide of head coach Claudio Foscarini. In the 2008–09 Serie B season, the club was involved to projects focused to boost the capacity of the Stadio Tombolato to 7,500, in order to let the club play in their home town (with dispensation from the FIGC, since a stadium of at least 10,000 seats is required for Serie B). Thus, Cittadella played the first season games in Stadio Omobono Tenni in Treviso, about 40 km away.[2][3] After some delays, the first Serie B game played in Cittadella was played on 29 October 2008, Ancona being the opponents. The club escaped relegation in the final days of the season, thus ensuring another year of Serie B football to the local fans.

The following season, Cittadella thrashed Lecce 5–1 and Mantova 6–0 to finish 6th, and only losing to Brescia in the playoffs due to Brescia's superior league placing, despite a late 1–0 win in the second leg.

The club produced two strikers who later left for Serie A teams, namely, Riccardo Meggiorini (50% rights sold for €2.5M), Matteo Ardemagni (sold for €3.75M). Moreover, 2010–11 Serie B topscorer Federico Piovaccari also left for Sampdoria in 2011 for €3.5M which Samp relegated from Serie A in 2011.


Current squad

As of 29 August, 2016.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Enrico Alfonso
2 Italy DF Alessandro Salvi
3 Italy DF Amedeo Benedetti (on loan from Chievo)
4 Italy MF Manuel Iori (Captain)
6 Italy DF Filippo Scaglia
7 Italy MF Andrea Schenetti
8 Italy MF Filippo Lora
9 Italy FW Gianluca Litteri
10 Brazil FW Lucas Chiaretti
11 Italy DF Ivan Pedrelli
12 Italy GK Alberto Corasaniti
13 Italy DF Marco Varnier
14 Italy FW Giulio Fasolo
No. Position Player
15 Italy MF Luca Valzania (on loan from Atalanta)
16 Italy MF Paolo Bartolomei
17 Italy FW Luca Strizzolo
18 Italy FW Andrea Arrighini (on loan from Avellino)
19 Italy DF Carlo Pelagatti
20 Italy MF Simone Pasa
21 Italy DF Marco Martin
22 Italy GK Alberto Paleari
23 Italy MF Andrea Paolucci
24 Italy MF Giacomo Caccin
25 Italy MF Luca Maniero
27 Ivory Coast FW Cristian Kouamé (on loan from Prato)
29 Italy DF Manuel Pascali

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player

Notable players

See Category:A.S. Cittadella players.



  1. "A.S. Cittadella – Stadio" (in Italian). A.S. Cittadella – Sito ufficiale. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  2. "Cittadella, la B al Tombolato" (in Italian). Calciopress.net. 14 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  3. "Cittadella: scelto lo stadio" (in Italian). C1siamo.net. 17 July 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  4. "Prima Squadra". A.S. Cittadella (in Italian). Retrieved 11 August 2014.

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