|Full name||Cosenza Calcio Srl|
Silani ("silans", for the name of mountain's and wood's land where is the city, "Sila")
2007 (as Fortitudo Cosenza)|
2011 (as Nuova Cosenza Calcio)
Stadio San Vito,|
|2015–16||Lega Pro/C, 5th|
Found in 2011 as Nuova Cosenza Calcio (P.IVA 03148850781) as the phoenix club of Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl by using Article 52 of N.O.I.F., Nuova Cosenza and Cosenza 1914 Srl were spiritual successor of the original Cosenza Calcio 1914 SpA which folded in 2005. However, Cosenza 1914 Srl acquired its sports title from Rende Calcio in 2007, and the sports title of the original club had ceased to be exist in 2005.
Cosenza Calcio 1914
The club was founded in 1914 as Società Sportiva Fortitudo and renamed as and enjoyed a long time in the professional leagues, spending several years in the Serie B. They also won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1983. In 2003, Cosenza 1914 was expelled from professional league.
In 2003 an illegitimate phoenix club was found as A.S. Cosenza F.C.. In 2004, old Cosenza won the appeal and was admitted to 2004–05 Serie D. Thus that season there was a derby. In 2005 new Cosenza switched its denomination into A.S. Cosenza Calcio, after the fall of old Cosenza.
Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl
In 2007, A.S. Cosenza Calcio gave up its Serie D membership, but all the team players later joined new club Fortitudo Cosenza, born as relocation of Rende Calcio, a team from the neighbouring city of Rende which was relegated to Serie D in 2006–07 season and moved to Cosenza soon after. The new club quickly managed to win the Serie D/Girone I championship in 2007–08, ensuring a place back into the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (the renamed Serie C2) for the 2008–09 season.
Three seasons in professionalism
Following this, the new club renamed itself, taking the old historical denomination of Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl with the aim to rise up the Italian football pyramid. In 2008–09, their first season in the Lega Pro, Cosenza showed all of their intentions by winning the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/Girone C championship. The team played the 2009–10 season in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione/Girone B, finishing 11th in the table.
At the end of the 2010-11 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the team was relegated after losing the playoff. The team was then excluded from professional Championship by Co.Vi.Soc. and it didn't appeal.
For the bankruptcy of Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l., former managers Eugenio Funari, Paolo Pagliuso (former president) and his son Luca Pagliuso, Giuseppe Citrigno and Francesco Iannucci were banned from football for 2 years to 5 years.
Nuova Cosenza Calcio
In summer 2011 the club was refounded as Nuova Cosenza Calcio and restarted from Serie D After a mediocre start, they sacked coach Enzo Patania and hired Tommaso Napoli. They won 9 and drew 7 without a loss to finish the regular season in second place to HinterReggio in Group I and entered in the promotion playoffs. They won 6 in a row to become champions of the playoffs. The club won the promotion playoffs by beating SandonàJesoloCalcio 3–2 in the final, but not being automatically promoted shall remain still in Serie D.
On Monday, 5 August 2013, the team announced that it was promoted to the professional league, Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. Circa 2013 the club refer itself simply as Cosenza Calcio, a name change in Italian Chamber of Commerce was done some time later.
Colors and badge
The team's official colours are red and dark blue, probably in honor to Genoa C.F.C..
First team squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- as Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl
- as Cosenza Calcio Srl
- Winners (1): 2014–15,
Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|As Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl|
|As N. Cosenza Calcio|
|2011–2012||Onze||La Terra Di Piero|
|2012–2013||Macron||Oro Cash/Precenzano Catering|
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