|Full name||Unione Sportiva Cremonese|
|Founded||24 March 1903|
Stadio Giovanni Zini,|
|Head Coach||Attilio Tesser|
|2015–16||Lega Pro/A, 6th|
|Website||Club home page|
Unione Sportiva Cremonese is an Italian football club, based in Cremona. The club was founded in 1903. Cremonese played the 2005/2006 season in Serie B, having won and were therefore relegated to Serie C1 for 2006/07. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996.
Cremonese was in Serie A in its first season (1929–30) but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984 they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.
Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992/93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium: Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.
Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a highly respectable 10th-place finish in 1993–94 but would be relegated in 1996.
Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000 before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, has since returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: their best attempt was in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate).
Colors and badge
The team's colors are red and grey.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Serie C: 3
- 1935/36 (Girone B), 1941/42 (Girone B), 1976/77 (Girone A)
- Serie C1: 1
- 2004/05 (Girone A)
- Serie D: 1
- 1967/68 (Girone B)
- IV Serie: 1
- 1953/54 (Girone C)
- Primavera TIM Cup: 1
- "I numeri di gara ufficiali della stagione 2016/17" (in Italian). U.S. Cremonese. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.