Brera Calcio

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Founded 2000
Ground Arena Civica,
Milan, Italy
Capacity 35,000
Chairman Alessandro Aleotti
Manager Andrea Valle
League Promozione

Brera Football Club is an Italian association football located in Milan, Lombardy. It currently plays in Promozione. The team plays its home matches in Arena Civica stadium.[1][2]

Colours[edit]

Its colours are green and black.

History[edit]

Brera Football Club was founded in 2000 by the young publisher and journalist Alessandro Aleotti. The first manager appointed was former Inter and Sampdoria goalkeeper Walter Zenga.[3][4] The team played its matches in the newly reopened Arena Civica,[5] but was relegated from Serie D. In the season 2003/2004, through a partnership with the FIGC and Carcere di Opera (one of the biggest prisons in Milan and in Italy), Brera founded FreeOpera Brera, a team composed of detainees.[6] Allowed to take part to 2003/2004 Terza Categoria, the team won the championship and was promoted to Seconda Categoria. The initiative obtained a lot of praise and RAI talked about it in a "Sfide" episode.[7] In the season 2006/2007 Brera, under the leading of coach Noureddine Zekri, obtained its first promotion, beating Bresso in the playoff and gaining the right to take part to Promozione the following season. In the season 2011/2012, after temporarily ceasing the first team's activity, Brera took part to the Torneo di Viareggio under the name of Brera Emergence Gabon, a team composed of young Gabonian footballers. In the season 2014/2015 the team, with Andrea Mazza appointed as coach, won its first championship, getting promoted from Seconda Categoria to Prima Categoria. In January 2016, in collaboration with the Serbian Roma actress and activist Dijana Pavlovic, Brera started managing the Romani People football team.[8][9][10] From 2016/2017 Brera played in Eccellenza and Enzo Gambaro has been appointed as new coach. Due to a poor beginning of season, in October 2016 Enzo Gambaro has resigned and has been replaced with former Brera manager Andrea Mazza. The season ended with the team's relegation and Andrea Mazza's resignment. In July Andrea Valle was appointed as new coach.

Notable managers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 The Gambia GK Foday Badjie
2 Italy DF Mattia Becheroni
3 Venezuela DF Eli Guerrero (captain)
4 Italy MF Filippo Milone
5 Italy MF Giovanni Ciocca
6 Ivory Coast MF Doudo Gbopo
7 Italy MF Kevin Palestro
8 Ivory Coast MF Tony Gbrou
9 Italy FW Paolo Cataldi
10 Italy MF Davide Lossani
11 Guinea FW Foumba Sagno
12 Italy GK Luca Nacci
13 Ivory Coast DF Mamoudou Traorè
No. Position Player
14 Albania DF Rigers Zeka
15 Italy DF Giovanni Monaco
16 Italy FW Joel Kanza Nzinga
17 Mali MF Karim Diarra
18 The Gambia MF Ousman Sonko
19 The Gambia MF Buba Touray
20 The Gambia DF Nfally Touray
21 Peru DF Michael Valdez
22 Italy GK Rocco Bevilacqua
23 Senegal MF Sadikh Gaye
24 Italy MF Omar Njie
25 Italy MF Gabriele Bevilacqua
26 Guinea MF Georges Haba

Current coaching, technical and administrative staff[edit]

Position[11]
President Alessandro Aleotti
Head Coach Marco Resca
Club Manager Giuseppe Pardeo
Team Manager Leonardo Aleotti

External links[edit]

References[edit]