History of Potenza S.C.

The history of Potenza Sport Club has covered 92 years of the football from the club based in Potenza, Basilicata. It was a professional Italian football club, founded in 1919 as F.C. Potenza and refounded in 2004 as A.S.C. Potenza changing its name in 2006 with its last denomination. Since 2011 the club is retires herself from football.

Potenza Sport Club was an Italian association football club, based in Potenza, Basilicata.

From 1919 to 2011

F.C. Potenza

F.C. Potenza was founded in 1919.

Potenza also took part in five Serie B seasons from 1963–64 to 1967–68. The biggest success of her was finishing 5th in Serie B in 1964–65 season.

Potenza S.C.

Former logo of Potenza S.C.

The club was refounded in 2004 as A.S.C. Potenza, after the merger of the former A.S.C. Potenza (founded in 1983) and F.C. Potenza (previously known as Potenza S.C.), and changed its name to Potenza S.C. in 2006. It inherits the history of the previous Potenza S.C..

Potenza was promoted in Serie C1 on 18 June 2007 by beating Benevento over two games in the Serie C2 2006-07 playoff final.

In March 2010 Potenza was excluded from the Lega Pro Prima Divisione with immediate effect after the club was found guilt of matchfixing regarding a league game against Salernitana on April 2008.[1] The verdict was partly reverted on appeal, where it was allowed Potenza to complete the season; however, the club will nevertheless appear as last-placed in the final table, thus forcing the club to play in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione for the 2010–11 season.[2] On July 2010 the club administered by the last President Giuseppe Postiglione was excluded by the Italian football federation due to financial problems, and successively admitted into the Eccellenza amateur league.

After having played in the 2010-11 season in Eccellenza Basilicata the team, after the first day of the season 2011-12, renounces to continue to play in this league and it retires herself from football.

Colors and badge

The team's colors were red and blue.

Notable former players

The football in Potenza now

Città di Potenza S.S.

Since the 2012-13 season the main team of the town of Potenza has been Città di Potenza, liquidated in 2013.

From F.C.D. Rossoblu Potenza to A.S.D. Potenza F.C.

Since the 2013-14 season the main team of the town is Fcd Rossoblu Potenza founded in 2012[3] after the merger of Controsenso Potenza and Atella Monticchio, but any continuity sports exists with the historical team of the city.

In the 2012-13 season it was promoted from Eccellenza to Serie D.

In the summer 2014 the club was renamed A.S.D. R. Potenza F.C..[4]


  1. "Presunto illecito: punite Salernitana e Potenza" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. "Potenza retrocesso ma giocherà le gare" (in Italian). La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  3. http://giornalelucano.com/2012/06/26/rossoblu-potenza-nasce-una-nuova-realta-calcistica/39707
  4. http://www.potenzafc.com/

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