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A.S.D. Sorrento 1945 is an Italian association football club from Sorrento, Italy, which was founded as Sorrento Calcio in 1945. Currently the club plays in the Serie D Group H, the fourth tier of Italian club football.

Sorrento
Full nameA.S.D. Sorrento 1945
Nickname(s)
  • Rossoneri (Red-blacks),
  • Costieri (Coastal)
Founded1945; 76 years ago (1945)
(as Sorrento Calcio)
2016 (re-founded)
GroundStadio Italia,
Sorrento, Italy
Capacity3,600
Chairman Franco Giglio
Manager Pino La Scala
LeagueSerie D/H
2019-203rd place
WebsiteClub website

The team lost its affiliation to the FIGC, after being declared bankrupt by a court in Torre Annunziata in September 2015. Since this verdict, Sorrento Football Club was founded by the merger of Atletico Sorrento 5 and Sant'Antonio Abate. The club re-registered to compete in the Eccellenza Campania in 2016–17.

The club has spent most of its history in the lower regions of the Italian football system. Sorrento reached as high as Serie B during the early 1970s, where they recorded their overall highest finish with a 19th place in the 1971–72 season. In addition to this and the championships they have won at lower levels, Sorrento have also won the Serie D Italian Cup.

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The club was founded in 1945 and after playing lower divisions, they earned the right to be enrolled into the Promozione Campania league for the 1949–50 season. Sorrento finished bottom of the league, in a season which was dominated by stronger local rivals such as Avellino and Casertana.

Under the name Flos Carmeli, which is a Roman Catholic reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary meaning Faith, Love, Obedience and Service, the club returned to the league during the mid-1950s. This time their positioning was more stable, and they had a new ground in the form of Stadio Italia. The name of the Sorrentine club was changed back to the original Sorrento Calcio in 1957.

In the late 1960s, Sorrento began to become far more successful on the field, they achieved successive promotions. First they won Promozione Campania by three points and then in their debut Serie D season of 1968–69 they were champions on goal difference, after finishing level on points with Torre del Greco side Turris.

1970s league success

The side from the province of Naples experienced Serie C level football for the first time in the 1969–70 season. Sorrento achieved a respectable 4th-place finish above more famous clubs such as Lecce and Messina, as well as regional rivals Salernitana and Avellino. In the following season, Sorrento improved further and were crowned champions of Serie C; just one point above Salernitana to clinch the title.

With players such as Giuseppe Bruscolotti in the squad, Sorrento were entered into Serie B for the 1971–72 season. It was considered a huge achievement for the small provincial side to reach the division in the first place; many of the teams who they played against had a larger stadium capacity than the entire population of Sorrento.

Although they finished second from bottom and were relegated by the end of the season, Sorrento recorded several very good results. The most impressive was a 4–0 victory against Brescia on 30 April 1972. They also beat Livorno twice, and Bari 1–0 away.

After their relegation Sorrento were unable to bounce back, instead being forced to battle it out in Serie C during the 1970s from then on; the highest position they were able to end a season with was a 4th place in 1975–76 sandwiched between Bari and Messina. For 1978–79 the league system was slightly reorganised and the club were placed into Serie C2; the fourth level of Italian football. A runners-up spot was achieved in 1984–85, where Sorrento finished just one point behind champions Licata of Sicily; the runners-up spot was enough to give Sorrento promotion up into Serie C1.

Decline

Sorrento were relegated from Serie C1, at the bottom of the table during their first season, for the rest of the 1980s Sorrento were down in Serie C2. A further slide came in 1989–90 when they were put down into Campionato Interregionale (today's equivalent is Serie D), it is presumed this was due to financial reasons as Sorrento actually finished 5th in Serie C2 the season prior to that.

The now deflated Sorrento were relegated from the Interregionale league in 1990–91 with a 15th-place finish, the club was put into the Promozione Campano league. They missed out on promotion to Boscoreale, the following season Sorrento finished as runners-up to Gragnano and were thus not promoted once more. Finally at the third attempt, Sorrento Calcio achieved their promotion out of the Promozione Campano league via winning the championship of 1993–94.

Revival: mid-1990s onwards

The club were now in Eccellenza Campania and spent their first three seasons in the league within the top 7 places. Under the coaching of Amato, Sorrento were victorious and crowned Ecellenza winners in 1997–98. They were entered into C.N.D. (which was the name of what is today Serie D), Sorrento were consistent in their first two seasons back in the league, ending the seasons 5th and 6th respectively.

2001–02 was a blip on the map for the Sorrento Calcio revival, they finished 14th, tied on points with a club that was relegated that season; Internapoli. The club managed to turn things around in following seasons, and by 2005–06 achieved a double, they were crowned champions of Serie D and also won the Coppa Italia Serie D.

Sorrento competed in Serie C2 during the 2006–07 season, they were crowned champions beating out Benevento by one point; Francesco Ripa finished as the league's top scorer with 23 goals.

From 2007–08 to 2012 and the Lega Pro Prima Divisione

Sorrento competed in the Italian 3rd division during the 2007–08 season and managed to maintain their status by finishing in 10th place 10 points away from the relegation positions. Their status in the division was further consolidated in the following season although the side only finished 1 point above the relegation positions in 11th place. This position was improved upon in the 2009–2010 season where the team finished in 9th position, although again only 3 points above a relegation place. This season saw the arrival of Paulinho who scored 15 goals in 33 games on loan from Livorno, it was the following season, however, when he would really hit the headlines and achieve cult status in Sorrento.

2010–11 season

At the start of the 2010–11 season, Sorrento were top of the table Serie C1 by November, and faced a strong possibility of promotion to Serie B. This was largely due to the goals scored by Paulinho Betanin who had weighed in with 24 league goals (in 29 games) by the end of the season. Promotion was not forthcoming, however, and by finishing the season in second place Sorrento qualified for the play-offs. Betanin was injured for the final games of the season and did not feature in the play-offs. For the semi-final they drew Hellas Verona and were unlucky to lose the first leg 2–0 away at the Bentegodi. The second leg saw a 1–1 draw at Stadio Italia and by losing 3–1 on aggregate Sorrento did not qualify for the play-off final. While Sorrento had not played well enough over the two legs to reach the final, the second leg was marred by controversy. According to a local newspaper the visiting fans of Hellas Verona (a team strongly associated with hooliganism in Italy) disrespected the minute's silence for fallen Italian soldiers in Afghanistan and proceeded to shout racist chants at Sorrento's Senegalese player Niang. Following the game, as recounted in the local newspaper Positano, many local shops were apparently the scene of violence as the Verona fans rampaged the streets. Sorrento failed in their bid for promotion to serie B.

2011–12 season

It had a two-point deduction for the start of the involvement in a match fixing scandal involving Juve Stabia. This was a separate issue from the scandal that involved the higher profile Italian clubs in 2011. Despite this deduction Sorrento performed well for much of the 2011–2012 season and by February 2012 lay in 5th place, with star striker Ciro Ginestra leading the way with 13 goals in 22 games. The local derby at home vs Avellino also saw a return for the club legend Paulinho who was in the stands for the game and was greeted like a returning king by the tifosi. Ginestra went on to score 21 goals in the Lega Pro, becoming Capocannoniere, including two goals against Pro Vercelli on the penultimate game of the season.

The team failed in their second successive year to gain promotion to Serie B, however, despite finishing 4th and qualifying for the play-offs. They drew Carpi Carpi for the two-legged semi final and lost the first leg 1–0 at home. The second leg was played away at Carpi in Emilia Romangna on 27 May 2012, and although Sorrento triumphed 1–0 (goal by Carlini), it was not enough to see them through to the play-off final. As Carpi had finished higher in the league than Sorrento they were awarded a place in the final and Sorrento were confined to the Lega Pro for a further season. The Manager Ruotolo expressed his regret at the result and that Sorrento and their fans deserved better.

2012–13 season

On 8 June 2012, twelve days after the play-off defeat, disaster struck the club as the incumbent president Mario Gambardella announced his decision to step down with immediate effect and for the club to be placed into the hands of the Mayor of the town Giuseppe Cuomo. He cited the then difficult financial situation as the reason behind his decision to step down. This came as a massive shock to the club and due to these unplanned and extreme circumstances many players (including Ginestra) and the manager left the club over the course of the summer. The club managed to stay afloat and to register for the 2012–2013 season thanks to the financial backing of its sponsors and the guidance of Cuomo, but there was serious doubt over whether the club would be able to continue unless a new president was found. After a turbulent few weeks Sorrento emerged with a new president, but the crisis had caused problems with them as tenants of Stadio Italia in Sorrento and until this could be cleared up Sorrento Calcio would have to play their home games at the Simonetta Lamberti stadium the home of neighbours Pro Cavese in Cava de' Tirreni. The club presented its new manager Giovanni Bucaro to the fans and media on 21 July 2012 at the Hotel Continental in Sorrento. Sorrento Calcio began their season with a 0–0 draw at home to Gubbio. The season was not a success and the Rossoneri found themselves in 15th position out of 16 at the end of the season which led them to play in the play out round. After a two-leg contest against Prato, Sorrento lost 2–1 on aggregate and were relegated from the Lega Pro Prima Divisione to the Seconda Divisione.

From 2013 to present: The fall from the Lega Pro down to the lower levels

2013–14 season

Following their relegation from the Lega Pro, Sorrento played the 2013–2014 season in Group I of the Serie D. In June there was speculation that the club could be bought by one time owner of Juve Stabia, Franco Giglio. Giglio would indeed go onto acquire the club, but not until June 2015, the following year. On 24 July 2013 Sorrento hired Luca Chiappino who had been the youth team manager at Genoa. The season did not start well but Sorrento did spend some time in the top half of the table. Chiappino did not last long, however, and on 25 November he was sacked after the decisive defeat to Martina Franca after 3 wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats which left the Rossoneri fourth from bottom and in the relegation zone. The club then turned to Giovanni Simonelli, the manager that had brought them success only a few years before. He was appointed on 27 November 2013. After a 4th consecutive defeat in February 2014, Simonelli felt the team deserved more luck over the course of the four games, especially with regards refereeing decisions. However, he said the players and the club had to believe in themselves to get out of this difficult run. Despite finishing 9th and missing out on promotion to the Lega Pro Primera Divisione by one point, Sorrento found themselves in the play out round. The play out match saw Sorrento Calcio relegated from the Lega Pro C2/B following a 4-3 aggregate loss to Arzanese.

2014–15 season

The 2014–2015 season was similarly disappointing, with the club hovering around the relegation zone for much of the year. They managed to finish 14th which led to them playing in the relegation play out match. They played Battipagliese in a match which they lost 2–1. This resulted in their 3rd consecutive relegation, this time down to the Eccellenza Campania. In terms of ownership, the on-off-on-off acquisition by Giglio was finally completed in June 2015. Explaining this delay of about a year in making his investment, Giglio stated that the decline in attendance figures and financial issues at the club had affected his decision.

2015–16 season

Sorrento began the 2015/2016 season in the Eccellenza Campania. This was a truly disastrous campaign for the Rossoneri who finished bottom of the league table after having failed to win a single game, drawing 5 and losing the other 25. Despite this the club managed to re-apply to join the Eccellenza for the 2016–2017 season.

2016–17 season

Mario Turi was appointed manager at the start of the season and initially did well. However, he was replaced in December 2016 by Maurizio Coppola. As of 24 January 2017 they currently lie in 2nd place and on course for a play off position, having won 10 of their 17 games.

2017–18 season

Having failed to gain promotion in season 16/17, Sorrento began the season in the Eccellenza Campania once again. They finished 1st in Group B and subsequently gained promotion to Serie D Group H.

2018–19 season

Season 18/19 was Sorrento's first season back in Serie D. They began the season with a 1-0 home win against Gragnano, and went on to achieve 12 wins, 7 draws & 15 losses throughout the season. Sorrento finished the campaign in 10th place.

2019–20 season

After a mid-table finish the year before, Sorrento began the season once again in Serie D Group H. They started poorly, gaining just one point from their opening three fixtures. Sorrento's form did improve, however, and they started to pick up more and more points. A notable 7–0 victory over Casarano was achieved in round 24 which placed Sorrento firmly in 3rd place and on course to achieve a promotion play-off spot for Serie C. However, the COVID-19 pandemic took hold as it did everywhere, and Italy ended up one of the worst-affected countries in the world. Serie D was called early as a result, with Sorrento finishing 3rd after 26 matches. Due to the early finish, though, Sorrento did not get to compete in the promotion play-offs, meaning they remained in Serie D for season 20/21.

2020–21 season

Sorrento began the season with a 2–1 home win against A.C.D. Nardò on 27 September 2020, and went on a 6-game unbeaten run. The club was impacted by the COVID pandemic mid-season meaning they had to postpone a number of games. They played on 10 January 2021 and then not again until 10 February 2021, meaning they had to play catch up on numerous rescheduled matches. As of 1 April 2021, Sorrento sit 10th of 18 teams in Serie D Group H on 31 points.

  • The second of two new badges used temporarily by the club

Sorrento's main colours are red and black - hence the nickname Rossoneri (Italian for the red & blacks). Their home kit is often red and black stripes, similar in style to AC Milan - a partner club of Sorrento who, until recently, made use of Sorrento's academy and good record and producing young talent such as Ciro Immobile. Sorrento's away kits are often white or occasionally yellow. 'Zeus' are Sorrento's main technical sponsors and exclusively produce the Rossoneri's shirts. The Mediterranean Shipping Company are long-time sponsors of Sorrento, and their yellow 'MSC' logo can be found as the main sponsor on Sorrento's shirts.

The Sorrento Calcio shield was historically used for many years until the club's bankruptcy in September 2015. When the team was re-founded as A.S.D Sorrento in 2016, other badges had to be created and used. The first maintained the 'shield' shape but included a mermaid and the name "Football Club Sorrento" - the historic five diamonds were relegated to the bottom of the badge. The second badge was a slightly different shape, simply saying "Sorrento" across the top with the five diamonds across the middle.

In March 2021 it was announced that the "shield comes home". The newly formed Sorrento United 1945 - Supporters' Trust had bought ownership of the bankrupt Sorrento Calcio brand and granted exclusive use of the old badge to the club free of charge. The significance of the return of the old, historic badge is felt throughout the support as it had been a symbol of the club for many years, and fans feel as though the identity of Sorrento has been restored. Soon after the return of the shield, Sorrento announced a new kit for 2021 which drew inspiration from Sorrento kits of the 1980s by reverting to thinner black stripes and reinstating the Sorrento Calcio badge.

Sorrento play their home matches at Stadio Italia, located by the port.

The stadium was renovated in 2003 and has a capacity of 3,600.

As of 1 April 2021
  • Manager: Pino La Scala
  • Assistant Manager: Marco Attanasio
  • Trainer: Salvatore D'Andrea
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Ferdinando Uliano
  • Physio: Giancarlo Colonna
  • Doctor: Epifano D'Arrigo
  • Masseur: Marco Gargiulo
  • Masseur: Francesco Ostieri
Dates Name Nationality
1946-1947 Luciano Berardelli
1947-1948 Roberto Di Martino
1948-1949 Gaetano Marrese
1949-1950 Salvatore Sacco
1950-1952 Giuseppe Gargiulo
1952-1953 Ferruccio Scappini
1953-1954 Mario De Palma
1954-1955 Saverio Salvioli
1955-1957 Secondo Rossi
1957-1958 Nicola Massi
1958-1960 Giuseppe D'Alessandro
1960-1961 Cardone
1961-1962 Ruggero Zanolla
1962-1963 Giuseppe D'Alessandro
1963-1964 Italo Romagnoli
1964-1967 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio
1967-1969 Gennaro Rambone
1969-1970 Paolo Todeschini
1970-1971 Giancarlo Vitali
1971-1972 Nicola D'Alessio Monte
1972-1973 Paolo Todeschini
1973-1974 Pietro Santin
1974-1975 Bruno Bolchi
1975-1976 Luigi Raffin
1976-1977 Ettore Recagni
1977-1978 Giancarlo Vitali
1978-1979 Luigi Raffin
1979-1980 Giancarlo Vitali
1980-1981 Francesco Paolo Specchia
1981-1982 Paolo Franzoni
Dates Name Nationality
1982-1983 Urano Benigni Navarrini
1983-1984 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio
1984-1985 Carmine Tascone
1985-1987 Jarbas Faustinho
1987-1988 Giuseppe Papadopulo
1988-1989 Salvatore Di Somma
1989-1990 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio
1990-1991 Flaminio De Biase
1991-1992 Gaetano Miniero
1992-1993 Bruno Govetto
1993-1995 Enrico Vendittelli
1995-1996 Natalino Attardi
1996-1997 Enrico Vendittelli
1997-2001 Salvatore Amato
2001-2002 Gaetano Musella
2002-2003 Pasquale Esposito
2003-2004 Salvatore Amato
2004-2005 Giuseppe La Scala
2005-2007 Renato Cioffi
2007-2008 Nicola Provenza
2008-2011 Giovanni Simonelli
2011-2012 Maurizio Sarri
2011-2012 Gennaro Ruotolo
2012-2013 Giovanni Bucaro
2013-2014 Luca Chiappino
2014-2015 Roberto Sosa
2015-2016 Dario Rocco
2016 Mario Turi
2016–2017 Maurizio Coppola
2017-2019 Antonio Guarracino
2019-2020 Vincenzo Maiuri
2020-2021 Luca Fusco
2021- Pino La Scala

Serie C: 1

  • Champions: 1970–71

Serie C2: 1

Serie D: 2

Coppa Italia Serie C: 1

  • Champions: 2008–09

Coppa Italia Serie D: 1

  • Champions: 2005–06

Eccellenza Campania: 1

  • Champions: 1997–98

Promozione Campania: 2

  • Champions: 1967–68, 1993–94
  • Runners-up: 1992–93

(this list only contains players who have made appearances for their respective national sides or who have made notable contributions to management)

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A S D Sorrento Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Sorrento Calcio This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources A S D Sorrento news newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2018 Learn how and when to remove this template message A S D Sorrento 1945 is an Italian association football club from Sorrento Italy which was founded as Sorrento Calcio in 1945 Currently the club plays in the Serie D Group H the fourth tier of Italian club football SorrentoFull nameA S D Sorrento 1945Nickname s Rossoneri Red blacks Costieri Coastal Founded1945 76 years ago 1945 as Sorrento Calcio 2016 re founded GroundStadio Italia Sorrento ItalyCapacity3 600ChairmanFranco GiglioManagerPino La ScalaLeagueSerie D H2019 203rd placeWebsiteClub websiteHome coloursAway colours The team lost its affiliation to the FIGC after being declared bankrupt by a court in Torre Annunziata in September 2015 1 Since this verdict Sorrento Football Club was founded by the merger of Atletico Sorrento 5 and Sant Antonio Abate The club re registered to compete in the Eccellenza Campania in 2016 17 The club has spent most of its history in the lower regions of the Italian football system Sorrento reached as high as Serie B during the early 1970s where they recorded their overall highest finish with a 19th place in the 1971 72 season In addition to this and the championships they have won at lower levels Sorrento have also won the Serie D Italian Cup Contents 1 History 1 1 1970s league success 1 2 Decline 1 3 Revival mid 1990s onwards 1 4 From 2007 08 to 2012 and the Lega Pro Prima Divisione 1 4 1 2010 11 season 1 4 2 2011 12 season 1 4 3 2012 13 season 1 5 From 2013 to present The fall from the Lega Pro down to the lower levels 1 5 1 2013 14 season 1 5 2 2014 15 season 1 5 3 2015 16 season 1 5 4 2016 17 season 1 5 5 2017 18 season 1 5 6 2018 19 season 1 5 7 2019 20 season 1 5 8 2020 21 season 2 Club badge colours and kits 3 Stadium 4 Staff 5 Managerial history 6 Honours 7 Notable former players 8 References 9 External linksHistory EditThe club was founded in 1945 and after playing lower divisions they earned the right to be enrolled into the Promozione Campania league for the 1949 50 season 2 Sorrento finished bottom of the league in a season which was dominated by stronger local rivals such as Avellino and Casertana 2 Under the name Flos Carmeli which is a Roman Catholic reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary meaning Faith Love Obedience and Service 3 the club returned to the league during the mid 1950s This time their positioning was more stable and they had a new ground in the form of Stadio Italia The name of the Sorrentine club was changed back to the original Sorrento Calcio in 1957 2 In the late 1960s Sorrento began to become far more successful on the field they achieved successive promotions 4 First they won Promozione Campania by three points and then in their debut Serie D season of 1968 69 they were champions on goal difference after finishing level on points with Torre del Greco side Turris 4 1970s league success Edit The side from the province of Naples experienced Serie C level football for the first time in the 1969 70 season Sorrento achieved a respectable 4th place finish above more famous clubs such as Lecce and Messina as well as regional rivals Salernitana and Avellino 5 In the following season Sorrento improved further and were crowned champions of Serie C just one point above Salernitana to clinch the title 6 With players such as Giuseppe Bruscolotti in the squad Sorrento were entered into Serie B for the 1971 72 season It was considered a huge achievement for the small provincial side to reach the division in the first place many of the teams who they played against had a larger stadium capacity than the entire population of Sorrento Although they finished second from bottom and were relegated by the end of the season Sorrento recorded several very good results The most impressive was a 4 0 victory against Brescia on 30 April 1972 They also beat Livorno twice and Bari 1 0 away After their relegation Sorrento were unable to bounce back instead being forced to battle it out in Serie C during the 1970s from then on the highest position they were able to end a season with was a 4th place in 1975 76 sandwiched between Bari and Messina For 1978 79 the league system was slightly reorganised and the club were placed into Serie C2 the fourth level of Italian football A runners up spot was achieved in 1984 85 where Sorrento finished just one point behind champions Licata of Sicily the runners up spot was enough to give Sorrento promotion up into Serie C1 Decline Edit Sorrento were relegated from Serie C1 at the bottom of the table during their first season for the rest of the 1980s Sorrento were down in Serie C2 A further slide came in 1989 90 when they were put down into Campionato Interregionale today s equivalent is Serie D it is presumed this was due to financial reasons as Sorrento actually finished 5th in Serie C2 the season prior to that The now deflated Sorrento were relegated from the Interregionale league in 1990 91 with a 15th place finish the club was put into the Promozione Campano league They missed out on promotion to Boscoreale the following season Sorrento finished as runners up to Gragnano and were thus not promoted once more Finally at the third attempt Sorrento Calcio achieved their promotion out of the Promozione Campano league via winning the championship of 1993 94 Revival mid 1990s onwards Edit The club were now in Eccellenza Campania and spent their first three seasons in the league within the top 7 places Under the coaching of Amato Sorrento were victorious and crowned Ecellenza winners in 1997 98 They were entered into C N D which was the name of what is today Serie D Sorrento were consistent in their first two seasons back in the league ending the seasons 5th and 6th respectively 2001 02 was a blip on the map for the Sorrento Calcio revival they finished 14th tied on points with a club that was relegated that season Internapoli The club managed to turn things around in following seasons and by 2005 06 achieved a double they were crowned champions of Serie D and also won the Coppa Italia Serie D Sorrento competed in Serie C2 during the 2006 07 season they were crowned champions beating out Benevento by one point Francesco Ripa finished as the league s top scorer with 23 goals From 2007 08 to 2012 and the Lega Pro Prima Divisione Edit Sorrento competed in the Italian 3rd division during the 2007 08 season and managed to maintain their status by finishing in 10th place 10 points away from the relegation positions Their status in the division was further consolidated in the following season although the side only finished 1 point above the relegation positions in 11th place This position was improved upon in the 2009 2010 season where the team finished in 9th position although again only 3 points above a relegation place This season saw the arrival of Paulinho who scored 15 goals in 33 games on loan from Livorno it was the following season however when he would really hit the headlines and achieve cult status in Sorrento 2010 11 season Edit At the start of the 2010 11 season Sorrento were top of the table Serie C1 by November and faced a strong possibility of promotion to Serie B This was largely due to the goals scored by Paulinho Betanin who had weighed in with 24 league goals in 29 games by the end of the season 7 Promotion was not forthcoming however and by finishing the season in second place Sorrento qualified for the play offs Betanin was injured for the final games of the season and did not feature in the play offs For the semi final they drew Hellas Verona and were unlucky to lose the first leg 2 0 away at the Bentegodi 8 The second leg saw a 1 1 draw at Stadio Italia and by losing 3 1 on aggregate Sorrento did not qualify for the play off final 9 While Sorrento had not played well enough over the two legs to reach the final the second leg was marred by controversy According to a local newspaper the visiting fans of Hellas Verona a team strongly associated with hooliganism in Italy disrespected the minute s silence for fallen Italian soldiers in Afghanistan and proceeded to shout racist chants at Sorrento s Senegalese player Niang 10 Following the game as recounted in the local newspaper Positano many local shops were apparently the scene of violence as the Verona fans rampaged the streets 11 Sorrento failed in their bid for promotion to serie B 2011 12 season Edit It had a two point deduction for the start of the involvement in a match fixing scandal involving Juve Stabia This was a separate issue from the scandal that involved the higher profile Italian clubs in 2011 Despite this deduction Sorrento performed well for much of the 2011 2012 season and by February 2012 lay in 5th place with star striker Ciro Ginestra leading the way with 13 goals in 22 games The local derby at home vs Avellino also saw a return for the club legend Paulinho who was in the stands for the game and was greeted like a returning king by the tifosi 12 Ginestra went on to score 21 goals in the Lega Pro becoming Capocannoniere including two goals against Pro Vercelli on the penultimate game of the season The team failed in their second successive year to gain promotion to Serie B however despite finishing 4th and qualifying for the play offs They drew Carpi Carpi for the two legged semi final and lost the first leg 1 0 at home The second leg was played away at Carpi in Emilia Romangna on 27 May 2012 and although Sorrento triumphed 1 0 goal by Carlini it was not enough to see them through to the play off final As Carpi had finished higher in the league than Sorrento they were awarded a place in the final and Sorrento were confined to the Lega Pro for a further season 13 The Manager Ruotolo expressed his regret at the result and that Sorrento and their fans deserved better 14 2012 13 season Edit On 8 June 2012 twelve days after the play off defeat disaster struck the club as the incumbent president Mario Gambardella announced his decision to step down with immediate effect and for the club to be placed into the hands of the Mayor of the town Giuseppe Cuomo 15 He cited the then difficult financial situation as the reason behind his decision to step down 16 This came as a massive shock to the club and due to these unplanned and extreme circumstances many players including Ginestra and the manager left the club over the course of the summer 17 The club managed to stay afloat and to register for the 2012 2013 season thanks to the financial backing of its sponsors and the guidance of Cuomo but there was serious doubt over whether the club would be able to continue unless a new president was found After a turbulent few weeks Sorrento emerged with a new president but the crisis had caused problems with them as tenants of Stadio Italia in Sorrento and until this could be cleared up Sorrento Calcio would have to play their home games at the Simonetta Lamberti stadium the home of neighbours Pro Cavese in Cava de Tirreni 18 The club presented its new manager Giovanni Bucaro to the fans and media on 21 July 2012 at the Hotel Continental in Sorrento 19 Sorrento Calcio began their season with a 0 0 draw at home to Gubbio The season was not a success and the Rossoneri found themselves in 15th position out of 16 at the end of the season which led them to play in the play out round After a two leg contest against Prato Sorrento lost 2 1 on aggregate and were relegated from the Lega Pro Prima Divisione to the Seconda Divisione From 2013 to present The fall from the Lega Pro down to the lower levels Edit 2013 14 season Edit Following their relegation from the Lega Pro Sorrento played the 2013 2014 season in Group I of the Serie D In June there was speculation that the club could be bought by one time owner of Juve Stabia Franco Giglio 20 21 Giglio would indeed go onto acquire the club but not until June 2015 the following year On 24 July 2013 Sorrento hired Luca Chiappino who had been the youth team manager at Genoa The season did not start well but Sorrento did spend some time in the top half of the table Chiappino did not last long however and on 25 November he was sacked after the decisive defeat to Martina Franca after 3 wins 3 draws and 7 defeats which left the Rossoneri fourth from bottom and in the relegation zone 22 The club then turned to Giovanni Simonelli the manager that had brought them success only a few years before He was appointed on 27 November 2013 23 After a 4th consecutive defeat in February 2014 Simonelli felt the team deserved more luck over the course of the four games especially with regards refereeing decisions However he said the players and the club had to believe in themselves to get out of this difficult run 24 Despite finishing 9th and missing out on promotion to the Lega Pro Primera Divisione by one point Sorrento found themselves in the play out round The play out match saw Sorrento Calcio relegated from the Lega Pro C2 B following a 4 3 aggregate loss to Arzanese 25 26 27 2014 15 season Edit The 2014 2015 season was similarly disappointing with the club hovering around the relegation zone for much of the year They managed to finish 14th which led to them playing in the relegation play out match They played Battipagliese in a match which they lost 2 1 This resulted in their 3rd consecutive relegation this time down to the Eccellenza Campania 28 In terms of ownership the on off on off acquisition by Giglio was finally completed in June 2015 29 Explaining this delay of about a year in making his investment Giglio stated that the decline in attendance figures and financial issues at the club had affected his decision 30 2015 16 season Edit Sorrento began the 2015 2016 season in the Eccellenza Campania This was a truly disastrous campaign for the Rossoneri who finished bottom of the league table after having failed to win a single game drawing 5 and losing the other 25 Despite this the club managed to re apply to join the Eccellenza for the 2016 2017 season 2016 17 season Edit Mario Turi was appointed manager at the start of the season and initially did well However he was replaced in December 2016 by Maurizio Coppola 31 As of 24 January 2017 they currently lie in 2nd place and on course for a play off position having won 10 of their 17 games 2017 18 season Edit Having failed to gain promotion in season 16 17 Sorrento began the season in the Eccellenza Campania once again They finished 1st in Group B and subsequently gained promotion to Serie D Group H 2018 19 season Edit Season 18 19 was Sorrento s first season back in Serie D They began the season with a 1 0 home win against Gragnano and went on to achieve 12 wins 7 draws amp 15 losses throughout the season Sorrento finished the campaign in 10th place 2019 20 season Edit After a mid table finish the year before Sorrento began the season once again in Serie D Group H They started poorly gaining just one point from their opening three fixtures Sorrento s form did improve however and they started to pick up more and more points A notable 7 0 victory over Casarano was achieved in round 24 which placed Sorrento firmly in 3rd place and on course to achieve a promotion play off spot for Serie C However the COVID 19 pandemic took hold as it did everywhere and Italy ended up one of the worst affected countries in the world Serie D was called early as a result with Sorrento finishing 3rd after 26 matches Due to the early finish though Sorrento did not get to compete in the promotion play offs meaning they remained in Serie D for season 20 21 2020 21 season Edit Sorrento began the season with a 2 1 home win against A C D Nardo on 27 September 2020 and went on a 6 game unbeaten run The club was impacted by the COVID pandemic mid season meaning they had to postpone a number of games They played on 10 January 2021 and then not again until 10 February 2021 meaning they had to play catch up on numerous rescheduled matches As of 1 April 2021 Sorrento sit 10th of 18 teams in Serie D Group H on 31 points Club badge colours and kits Edit The second of two new badges used temporarily by the club Sorrento s main colours are red and black hence the nickname Rossoneri Italian for the red amp blacks Their home kit is often red and black stripes similar in style to AC Milan a partner club of Sorrento who until recently made use of Sorrento s academy and good record and producing young talent such as Ciro Immobile Sorrento s away kits are often white or occasionally yellow Zeus are Sorrento s main technical sponsors and exclusively produce the Rossoneri s shirts The Mediterranean Shipping Company are long time sponsors of Sorrento and their yellow MSC logo can be found as the main sponsor on Sorrento s shirts The Sorrento Calcio shield was historically used for many years until the club s bankruptcy in September 2015 When the team was re founded as A S D Sorrento in 2016 other badges had to be created and used The first maintained the shield shape but included a mermaid and the name Football Club Sorrento the historic five diamonds were relegated to the bottom of the badge The second badge was a slightly different shape simply saying Sorrento across the top with the five diamonds across the middle In March 2021 it was announced that the shield comes home 32 The newly formed Sorrento United 1945 Supporters Trust had bought ownership of the bankrupt Sorrento Calcio brand and granted exclusive use of the old badge to the club free of charge The significance of the return of the old historic badge is felt throughout the support as it had been a symbol of the club for many years and fans feel as though the identity of Sorrento has been restored Soon after the return of the shield Sorrento announced a new kit for 2021 which drew inspiration from Sorrento kits of the 1980s by reverting to thinner black stripes and reinstating the Sorrento Calcio badge Stadium EditSorrento play their home matches at Stadio Italia located by the port The stadium was renovated in 2003 and has a capacity of 3 600 Staff EditAs of 1 April 2021 33 Manager Pino La Scala Assistant Manager Marco Attanasio Trainer Salvatore D Andrea Goalkeeping Coach Ferdinando Uliano Physio Giancarlo Colonna Doctor Epifano D Arrigo Masseur Marco Gargiulo Masseur Francesco OstieriManagerial history EditDates Name Nationality1946 1947 Luciano Berardelli 1947 1948 Roberto Di Martino 1948 1949 Gaetano Marrese 1949 1950 Salvatore Sacco 1950 1952 Giuseppe Gargiulo 1952 1953 Ferruccio Scappini 1953 1954 Mario De Palma 1954 1955 Saverio Salvioli 1955 1957 Secondo Rossi 1957 1958 Nicola Massi 1958 1960 Giuseppe D Alessandro 1960 1961 Cardone 1961 1962 Ruggero Zanolla 1962 1963 Giuseppe D Alessandro 1963 1964 Italo Romagnoli 1964 1967 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio 1967 1969 Gennaro Rambone 1969 1970 Paolo Todeschini 1970 1971 Giancarlo Vitali 1971 1972 Nicola D Alessio Monte 1972 1973 Paolo Todeschini 1973 1974 Pietro Santin 1974 1975 Bruno Bolchi 1975 1976 Luigi Raffin 1976 1977 Ettore Recagni 1977 1978 Giancarlo Vitali 1978 1979 Luigi Raffin 1979 1980 Giancarlo Vitali 1980 1981 Francesco Paolo Specchia 1981 1982 Paolo Franzoni Dates Name Nationality1982 1983 Urano Benigni Navarrini 1983 1984 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio 1984 1985 Carmine Tascone 1985 1987 Jarbas Faustinho 1987 1988 Giuseppe Papadopulo 1988 1989 Salvatore Di Somma 1989 1990 Antonio Giglio Cobuzio 1990 1991 Flaminio De Biase 1991 1992 Gaetano Miniero 1992 1993 Bruno Govetto 1993 1995 Enrico Vendittelli 1995 1996 Natalino Attardi 1996 1997 Enrico Vendittelli 1997 2001 Salvatore Amato 2001 2002 Gaetano Musella 2002 2003 Pasquale Esposito 2003 2004 Salvatore Amato 2004 2005 Giuseppe La Scala 2005 2007 Renato Cioffi 2007 2008 Nicola Provenza 2008 2011 Giovanni Simonelli 2011 2012 Maurizio Sarri 2011 2012 Gennaro Ruotolo 2012 2013 Giovanni Bucaro 2013 2014 Luca Chiappino 2014 2015 Roberto Sosa 2015 2016 Dario Rocco 2016 Mario Turi 2016 2017 Maurizio Coppola 2017 2019 Antonio Guarracino 2019 2020 Vincenzo Maiuri 2020 2021 Luca Fusco 2021 Pino La Scala Honours EditSerie C 1 Champions 1970 71 Serie C2 1 Champions 2006 07 Runners up 1984 85 Serie D 2 Champions 1968 69 2005 06 Coppa Italia Serie C 1 Champions 2008 09 Coppa Italia Serie D 1 Champions 2005 06 Eccellenza Campania 1 Champions 1997 98 Promozione Campania 2 Champions 1967 68 1993 94 Runners up 1992 93Notable former players Edit this list only contains players who have made appearances for their respective national sides or who have made notable contributions to management Andrey Galabinov Ciro Immobile Florian Myrtaj Massimo Rastelli Claudiu Răducanu Gennaro RuotoloReferences Edit Sorrento calcio dichiarazione di fallimento del Tribunale Faremo appello 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