S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924

Virtus Lanciano
Full name Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 Srl
Nickname(s) Frentani
Founded 1924
Ground Stadio Guido Biondi,
Lanciano, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,678
2015–16 Serie B, 19th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 is an Italian association football club, based in Lanciano, Abruzzo. It last played in Serie B in 2015–16, and is currently not taking part in any leagues.


Former logo, used until 2008

The club was founded in 1919 and refounded in 2008 with the current name.

In the season 2011–12 it was promoted to Serie B for the first time under the guidance of Carmine Gautieri, who also led the team to its debut season in the second tier, ended in a safe mid-table position.

Virtus Lanciano gained national news in end-2013 after the club, now headed by Marco Baroni, surprised the whole country by leading the league table undefeated, against all odds, by the end of October.

The club ended the 2015–16 season with relegation, and successively renounced to register for the new Lega Pro season due to financial and administrative issues. The club was excluded altogether from the Italian football league pyramid, and is currently only active as a youth sector.

Colors and badge

The team's official colors are red and black.



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