Cosenza Calcio 1914
|Full name||Cosenza Calcio 1914|
|Ground||Stadio San Vito, Cosenza|
|Website||Club home page|
It starts in 1914 when was founded Società Sportiva Fortitudo. The club was expelled from the professional leagues in 2003, only readmitted a year later in Serie D. In 2005 the club folded, ended its 91 years of history.
From 2003 to 2007 A.S. Cosenza Calcio claimed as the successor, which was relocated from nearby town. Again 2007, Fortitudo Cosenza was relocated from Rende as the new successor, and renamed to Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl in 2008. However, the spiritual successor folded again in 2011, which yet another new club Nuova Cosenza Calcio was refound using Article 52 of N.O.I.F. in 2011–12 Serie D.
From 1914 to 2005
Cosenza Calcio 1914 SpA
Early times and Serie B
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 and launching several famous players. They also won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1983. During the 1980s and the 1990s, the Calabrian side barely missed promotion to the Italian top flight several times, most notably in 1989, when they ended with the same points than fourth-placed Cremonese and Reggina, but being not admitted to the promotion playoff as having the worst results of the three in head-to-head matches. In 1991–92, Cosenza lost promotion again, with a final fifth place only two points behind of Udinese.
Serie D times
Following these highs, the club successively started experiencing hard times, being ultimately excluded in July 2003 by the federation due to financial issues, leaving Cosenza suddenly without a club.
In 2004, it franchise was however admitted back into Serie D following a judicial sentence, together the new A.S. Cosenza F.C.: this caused the city of Cosenza to have two different "rival" clubs into the same division. This lasted only one year, as Cosenza 1914 finally folded.
Notable former players
International footballers of Cosenza Calcio 1914
- Stefano Fiore
- Gianluigi Lentini
- Cristiano Lucarelli
- Christian Manfredini
- Mark Edusei
- Marius Stankevičius
- Rubén Maldonado
- Massimo Margiotta
Colors and badge
The team's official colours were red and blue.
- Anglo-Italian Cup: 1 (1983)
- Serie C: 1 (1960–61)
- Serie C1: 2 (1987–88), (1997–98)
- Serie C2: 1 (1979–80)
- Serie D: 2 (1957–58, 1974–75)
Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|1998–2000||Kappa||Provincia di Cosenza|
|2001–2002||Legea||Provincia di Cosenza|
A.S. Cosenza Calcio (2003–07)
Castrovillari was relocated to Cosenza in 2003. The club spent 4 seasons in Serie D.
Fortitudo Cosenza (2007–11)
In 2007 A.S. Cosenza Calcio gave up its Serie D membership, but all the team players later joined new club Fortitudo Cosenza, which is relocated from Rende.
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 2011 the team was then excluded from professional Championship by Co.Vi.Soc. and it didn't appeal.
Nuova Cosenza Calcio
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- "Comunicato Ufficiale N°5/A (2005–06)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 14 July 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Cosenza" (in Italian). Football.it. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
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