|Full name||Venezia F.C. S.r.l.|
Lagunari (Lagoonal Ones)
Leoni Alati (Winged Lions)
1907 (as Venezia Foot Ball Club)|
2005 (as SSC Venezia)
2009 (as FBC Unione Venezia)
2015 (as Venezia FC)
2005 (AC Venezia)|
2009 (SSC Venezia)
2015 (FBC Unione Venezia)
Stadio Pierluigi Penzo,|
Sant'Elena, Venice, Italy
|2015–16||Serie D, Girone C, 1st (promoted)|
Venezia won the Coppa Italia in 1941.
The club was founded as Venezia Foot Ball Club on 14 December 1907, by members of two local sports clubs coming together; Palestra Marziale and Costantino Reyer. It was originally based at Campo San Bartolomeo in the city of Venice. Fifteen men including the first president Davide Fano were involved in the club's founding;. In 1919, the name was translated into Italian as Associazione Calcio Venezia.
The most notable trophy success in Venezia's history is winning the Coppa Italia during the 1940–41 season. The Cup-winning Venezia team included some of the players who went on to form the Torino F.C. side of the 1940s who died in the Superga air disaster in 1949, such as Ezio Loik and Valentino Mazzola.
A.C. Venezia 1907
In the summer 1990, the club was renamed Associazione Calcio Venezia 1907.
Venezia has spent the majority of its history in Serie A and Serie B, Italy's two top divisions. The club was last relegated from Serie A in 2002. This last season in Serie A began a period of decline for the club. Frustrated with the team and the inability to agree on plans for a larger stadium with the local council, then president Maurizio Zamparini decided to purchase U.S. Città di Palermo, and he took with him a large portion of the squad.
In 2005 the club was relegated to Serie B and declared insolvent because of bankruptcy.
At the end of the 2008–09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season, the club was declared bankrupt.
Foot Ball Club Unione Venezia
After the club's second bankruptcy, the club was re-founded as Foot Ball Club Unione Venezia, and was admitted to Serie D – the top level non-professional league in Italian football.
in 2011–12, Venezia won the Scudetto Dilettanti.
Venezia Football Club
In October 2015, New York lawyer Joe Tacopina and a group of American investors announced the purchase of Venezia. Tacopina was previously the President of Bologna and is also the former Vice President and
In Tacopina's first season, Venezia earned promotion to Lega Pro.
- As of 10 August, 2016
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Colours, badge and nicknames
Originally Venezia's colours were blue and red and the shirt features halves in those colours, the kit was very similar to that of Genoa. However just a year after the club founded, it changed colours to black and green in 1908.
Much later, in 1987 when the club merged with a local side Associazione Calcio Mestre from Mestre who wore orange and black, orange would also become one of Venezia's official colours, giving them the nickname arancioneroverdi ("orange-black-greens"). Venezia's colours and kit are very distinctive; the shirt, shorts and socks are usually black with the shirt having a green and orange trim.
The symbol of the Venetian club is a winged-lion, commonly mistaken for a griffin. The golden winged-lion is the official symbol carries by the city of province of Venice; the symbol has led to one of the club's most popular nicknames in the form of leoni alati ("winged-lions").
As the club has been renamed numerous times during its history, the badge has also changed several times; the most common one features the golden winged lion, along with the green and orange club colours with a golden border. As the city of Venice is situated on the Venetian Lagoon, the club is also nicknamed lagunari ("Lagoonal ones").
- Winners (1): 1940–41
- Champions (2): 1960–61; 1965–66
- Runners-up (3): 1938–39; 1948–49; 1997–98
- Promoted (1): 2000–01
- Champions (2): 1935–36; 1955–56
- Runners-up (1): 1990–91
- Champions (1): 2005–06
- Runners-up (1): 1987–88
- Scudetto Dilettanti: Winners 1: 2011–12
- Winners (2): 1982–83, 2011–12
- Runners-up (1): 1978–79
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