Siracusa Calcio (2013 club)
|Full name||Siracusa Calcio S.r.l.|
|Ground||Stadio Nicola De Simone, Syracuse|
|2015–16||Serie D/I, 1st (promoted)|
Sport Club Siracusa relocated to Syracuse from Palazzolo Acreide in 2013 to replace A.S.D. Città di Siracusa, an illegitimate phoenix club of U.S. Siracusa which itself was another illegitimate phoenix club of A.S. Siracusa. U.S. Siracusa and S.C. Siracusa had a derby in youth football in 2013–14 season. After the season S.C. Siracusa was renamed into A.S.D. Città di Siracusa, and changed to current name Siracusa Calcio S.r.l. circa 2016.
The holder of the assets of now defunct A.S. Siracusa, Amici del Siracusa, denied S.C. Siracusa to use the logo of A.S. Siracusa in 2013–14 season; in 2014–15 season no club submit the bid to Amici del Siracusa for the temporary rights to use the logo either.
The legal address of the club was located in 120 via Monte Grappa, Syracuse.
The club located in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily was founded in 1954 as Associazione Calcio Palazzolo Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica.
Palazzolo has taken part in Serie D 3 times. The first participation in Serie D was in the 2007–08 season (as 2007 promotion playoffs winner) in which it was relegated the next year.
Relocation to Siracusa
In 2013 Palazzolo (registration number: 917156) relocated to Siracusa as A.S.D. Sport Club Siracusa, in order to replace A.S.D. Città di Siracusa (reg.no.: 936289), which was an illegitimate phoenix club of U.S. Siracusa. At the same time, a new team was refound in Palazzolo Acreide as A.S.D. Sport Club Palazzolo (reg.no.: 937886), which played in Promozione, by splitting the FIGC membership of C.S.D. Enzo Grasso, a local Syracuse team now plays in 5-a-side football only. However, the usage of the historic logo of A.S. Siracusa 1924 by S.C. Siracusa, was denied by Amici del Siracusa, an association that currently owned the rights to use it.
S.C. Siracusa had a derby with U.S. Siracusa in the youth level in 2013–14 season, which the under-17 team of S.C. Siracusa finished as the second from the bottom in the Group E of Sicilian Allievi League. At the end of season the under-17 team relegated to provincial league, while U.S. Siracusa closed their youth department. The first team of S.C. Siracusa finished as the third place of the Group B of 2013–14 Eccellenza Sicily. The club lost to Misterbianco in the final of the promotion playoffs.
In 2014 S.C. Siracusa also renamed to A.S.D. Città di Siracusa, retaining the same registration number of S.C. Siracusa (and A.C. Palazzolo A.S.D.). The club won Eccellenza Sicily in 2015, after 2 seasons in the league.
Colours and badge
The colours of the team are sky blue and white.
First team squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- As A.C. Palazzolo A.S.D.
- Winners (1): 2010–11
- As A.S.D. Città di Siracusa / Siracusa Calcio
- Winners (1): 2015–16 (Group stage)
- Winners (1): 2014–15
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