Campionato Nazionale Primavera
The Campionato Nazionale Primavera – Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti, was an Italian football youth competition. It is organised by the Lega Serie A and the participating teams that take part in Serie A and Serie B: the first edition was held in the 1962–63 season, in place of the "Campionato Cadetti". Due to ceremonial reasons, the league is called Campionato Primavera Tim – Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti. Torino have the highest number of titles. From the 2017–18 season, the league was replaced with Campionato Primavera 1 and Campionato Primavera 2. From the 2012–13 season players who are at least 15 years old and who are under 19 in the calendar year of the season ends. At the discretion of the league, teams are allowed a maximum of four "non-quota" players, of which one has no age limit and the rest must be under 20; the initial phase of the Primavera Championship consists of 3 rounds, each consisting of 14 teams, organised by geographical criteria: teams play in a true robin-round format, for a total of 26 games in the regular season.
The top two in each group have direct access to the final phase: the remaining two positions are assigned via the play-offs, with the participation of eight teams. The matching pattern is as following: First round: Best 3rd vs. second-best 5th. The final phase of the Primavera Championship is hosted every year by a different region: the winning team is awarded a trophy, like the Serie A trophy; the winners are eligible for Supercoppa Primavera, against Coppa Italia Primavera winners: if the same club wins both competitions, the runners-up of Coppa Italia are admitted in Supercoppa. Coppa Italia Primavera Supercoppa Primavera Serie A Serie B Official website
Juventus F.C. Youth Sector
Juventus F. C. Youth Sector is youth set-up of Juventus Football Club; the Youth Sector is made up of various squads divided by age groups. All the Youth Sector squads train at the club's main training ground, Juventus Center, located at the piedmontese village of Vinovo. In August 2007 the Juventus Under-19 team were runner-up in the inaugural edition of the Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia, intended to be a Club World Championship powered by G-14 and hold the best defence of the tournament with only two goals conceded in six matches. More the Primavera squad won back-to-back Viareggio titles defending their title in a 4-2 win over Empoli in February 2010. Like the Ajax youth set-up, the club maintains several soccer schools, some satellite clubs and camps in Italy, United States and England and football initiatives like Juventus University, the first Football University in the world and Juventus National Academy, launched to creating a network of Juventus football schools throughout Italy addressed to 8- to 12-year-old boys.
The "Juventus College" was opened in September 2012 and is a boarding school founded to cater to boys who do not reside within the city. It founded as a collaboration with the Istituto Edoardo Agnelli, a high school founded by the Agnelli family's charitable foundation in collaboration with the Salesians, who have a long tradition and history of education in Turin. Since 2014, J-College has been overseen by the International School of Europe; the boys those from outside of the Turin area, would have to drop out of school and move there in order to avoid uprooting their entire family. J-College was modeled after Premier League clubs' youth academies, which cater to the educational needs of its youth players under age eighteen in addition to providing lodging for non-local players. J-College is an accredited scuola secondaria di secondo grado with two streams: a liceo scientifico offering the "applied sciences" option and the liceo sportivo. Since 2014, it has been designated a liceo sportivo, the first of its kind in Italy, by the Ministry of Education and Research.
It provides practical vocational training for the youth sector players past the mandatory schooling age of 16, in particular older boys in the Primavera age group. Despite an extensive international scouting network, the club has placed importance on nurturing local talent and continues to do so. One proof of this is the fact of the Italian national team, coached by Enzo Bearzot during the mid-1970s and mid-1980's, was composed of young Juventus players -nicknamed the Blocco-Juve, the backbone of the Italian squad - like Roberto Bettega, Giuseppe Furino - two of the five Juventus players with most appearances and two of the Italian footballers to have won more scudetti- and Paolo Rossi, Adidas Golden Shoe, Adidas Golden Ball and world champion in 1982 and European Footballer of the Year in the same year. Graduates of the youth sector continue to ply their trade in other Serie A clubs and top-flight leagues around Europe. More the 2012-13 Scudetto-winning squad featured Paolo De Ceglie, second vice-captain Claudio Marchisio, Sebastian Giovinco and Luca Marrone.
The Primavera team celebrated winning the 2012 Torneo di Viareggio, their most recent win, which ties them with Milan for the second most successful team. Campionato di Seconda Categoria: 1905 Campionato De Martino: 1959-60 The Youth Sector, according to the Italian football league system, is divided into six squads:'Primavera','Berretti','Allievi','Giovanissimi','Esordienti' and'Pulcini'; the Primavera Squad is the Juventus football team composed of footballers between 15 and 20 years old. According to Italian Football's hierarchy, it is the main youth category and is thus above the'Berretti' squad; each season, the'Primavera' squad is the experimental group for the trial and/or promotion of the future members of the first team before the beginning of the Serie A season. Players deemed ready for first team football are given a first team squad number; the team competes in the Italian Primavera TIM Championship. They are the fourth team in Italy with the most number of titles in the Primavera Championship and the third team -join to Roma and Atalanta- for number of victories in the Italian Youth Cup.
The torinese side, join to Lecce hold de record of titles won in the Italian Youth Super Cup. Juventus competes in the Viareggio World Tournament, one of the most prestigious U-20 championships in the world. In that competition, they are the record holders for the number of consecutives titles won with 3 and reached the record of 4 finals in row. Overall, the club shares the best record of titles won and the second best record of finals played in the competition, it holds the record of the most De Cecco Memorial titles won with 3 in four appearances. As of 21 August 2018. Squad number indicates first team number. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Head Coach: Alessandro Dal Canto Assistant Coach: Fitness Coach: Goalkeeping Coach: Cristiano Lupatelli Accompanist Manager: Luciano Cerutti Accompani
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
S.S.C. Napoli Youth Sector
The youth sector is responsible for managing all the teams registered by SSC Napoli into their youth leagues, governed by the Italian FIGC for various National and International tournaments. The objective of this policy is to train and enhance young members of SSC Napoli so that they can be launched in the world of professional football, creating a pool of talent from which the first team can draw on.a player and want a chance in your team The Youth Sector, according to the Italian football league system, is divided into six squads:'Primavera','Berretti','Allievi Nazionali','Giovanissimi','Esordienti' and'Pulcini'. In the 1962-1963 season the FIGC decided to create a national youth championship called the Campionato Primavera. In which the Naples has participated in since the first edition with mixed success. In the early sixties a young youth star was born in the median of Antonio Juliano, who would soon debut in the first team and become the second most capped player to play for Napoli with 505 appearances in the league and cup alone.
Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli Primavera is the Napoli football team composed of footballers between 15 and 20 years old. According to Italian Football’s hierarchy, it is the main youth category and is thus above the'Berretti' squad; each season, the'Primavera' squad is the experimental group for the trial and/or promotion of the future members of the first team before the beginning of the Serie A season. Players deemed ready for first team football are given a first team squad number; the team competes in group C of the Primavera TIM Championship. They have won the Primavera TIM Championship better known as Campionato Nazionale Primavera once in the 1978–79 Primavera season, they participate in the Coppa Italia Primavera and have been Champions once in 1997 they compete in the annual Torneo di Viareggio one of the most prestigious U-20 championships in the world, an international tournament they have won and been runners-up 4 times. The Primavera team took part in the first UEFA U-19 Champions League now called The UEFA Youth League after the Napoli first team qualified for the Champions League which gave the Primavera team access into the UEFA U-19 Champions League tournament, Napoli was put into Group F of the tournament with Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal F.
C. and Borussia Dortmund. Napoli beat all the teams in the group, Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal F. C. and Borussia Dortmund at home to progress to the last 16 which saw them draw Real Madrid which they lost 2-1 in stoppage time with a goal by Aleix Febas Pérez in the 93rd minute. As of 31 August 2017Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Primavera Staff Head Coach: Giampaolo Saurini Goalkeeping Coach: Antonio D'Ambrosio Mario Corso Luigi Caffarelli Raimondo Marino Roberto Miggiano Adolfo Sormani Giampaolo Saurini Scudetto Champions: 1978–79 Runner Up: — Coppa Italia Champions: 1996-97 Runner Up: 2012-13 Super Coppa Runner Up: — Torneo di Viareggio Cup Champions: 1975 Runner Up: 1969, 1984, 1990, 1991 As of 19 August 2015Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Allievi Nazionali Staff Head Coach: Massimo Carnevale Assistant Coach: Antonio Vanacore Physical Trainer: Arcangelo Crispino Goalkeeping Coach: Massimiliano Di Gliulo Team Leader: Luca Lentini As of 19 August 2015Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Allievi Lega Pro Staff Head Coach: Vincenzo Marino Assistant Coach: Armando Nocerino Physical Trainer: Giuseppe Trepiccione Goalkeeping Coach: Massimiliano Di Gliulo Below is a list of some footballers who have played for the Napoli youth squads: Italy Campionato Nazionale Primavera Coppa Italia Primavera Supercoppa Primavera Youth system Reserve team Youth Sector
A.C. Perugia Calcio
Associazione Calcistica Perugia Calcio A. C. Perugia, Perugia Calcio and referred to as Perugia, is an Italian football club based in Perugia, Umbria. Founded in 1905 has amongst its best records a runners-up season in Serie A 1978-79, in which they finished unbeaten, the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup; the team plays in Serie B after promotion from Lega Pro Prima Divisione in 2013–14 season. A. C. Perugia were founded on 9 June 1905, after the merger of U. S. Fortebraccio and Libertas. Promotion to Serie B in 1966 would mark the beginning of one of the club's most successful periods. Perugia spent the next eight years in Serie B before promotion to Serie A for the first time in 1975. In the club's first Serie A season, Perugia finished eighth with 31 points- just short of a European place. Star players in the side included defender Pierluigi Frosio and midfielders Renato Curi and Franco Vannini; the side remained in the top half of the table for the rest of the decade, finishing runners-up in 1979 with 11 wins and 19 draws, resulting in the only unbeaten side not to win a title.
However and scandal marred this period. In 1977, Curi died of a heart attack during a league match with Juventus, while Vannini's career was ended by injury in 1979; the Totonero scandal in 1980 led to a 5-point penalty and relegation in 1981. Ilario Castagner was coach during this period; the club spent the first half of the 1980s trying to get back to Serie A, nearly succeeding in 1984–85. Another scandal in 1986 forced Perugia down to Serie C2, it was during this time that Fabrizio Ravanelli would be discovered, he would go on to a career with Reggiana, Juventus and several other clubs before returning to Perugia. The controversial and eccentric Luciano Gaucci took control of the club; the side returned to Serie B in 1994 and under the guidance of Giovanni Galeone reached Serie A in 1996. Perugia started well before Gaucci's decision to replace Galeone with Nevio Scala; the side's form subsequently declined before a late rally gave them a chance of survival- a 2–1 defeat at Piacenza in the final round sealed their fate.
With Castagner back in charge, Perugia won a play-off with Torino to secure a return to the top flight. The next six seasons saw Perugia hold their own in Serie A with foreign imports including the Japanese international Hidetoshi Nakata in 1998; the team came under scrutiny when Gaucci criticised and terminated the contract of his own player, Ahn Jung-Hwan of South Korea, for scoring the golden goal that knocked Italy out of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, insulting the Italian nation. Ahn's national manager Guus. Following the outcry, Ahn's sacking was reversed, but by the player himself expressed no desire to return to the club anymore. In the Summer of 2003, Perugia signed English striker Jay Bothroyd, Al-Saadi Gaddafi. Soon after, the club were one of three winners of the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup after beating VfL Wolfsburg of Germany 3–0 on aggregate; this qualified the team to the 2003-04 UEFA Cup, in which they were eliminated in the third round by PSV Eindhoven. The new chairman Vincenzo Silvestrini had re-established the club in 2005 as Perugia Calcio.
After a takeover, in 2009 Perugia Calcio property passed to Perugian entrepreneur and former Pisa owner and chairman Leonardo Covarelli. On 21 May 2010 the Court of Perugia declared the bankruptcy of Perugia Calcio srl. Nobody decided to take over the society at the subsequent auction and on 30 June 2010 the club was unable to join the Italian third level championship 2010–2011; the Italian Football Federation decided on 8 July 2010 to revoke the affiliation of the bankrupt Perugia Calcio Srl. During the summer break 2010, this new club with the same denomination and inheriting the old side history, was entered into the Serie D Girone E. On 10 April 2011, Perugia became the first team of the season to get promoted from Serie D to the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 2011–12, after a 3–2 home victory against Castel Rigone, they won the Girone E. The club won the 2010–11 Coppa Italia Serie D, beating Turris 1–0 in the final. In summer 2011 the club was renamed Associazione Calcistica Perugia Calcio, thus becoming a professional company, to play in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/B obtaining immediate promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
On May 4, 2014, beating Frosinone 1–0, A. C. Perugia won the 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione championship and gained promotion to Serie B after a 9-year absence from Italy's second highest football division; as of 5 February 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. See Category:A. C. Perugia Calcio players Serie A: Runners-up: 1978–79UEFA Intertoto Cup: Winner: 2003Supercoppa di Lega di Seconda Divisione: Winner: 2011–12Coppa Italia Serie D: Winner: 2010–11Serie B: Winner: 1974–75Lega Pro Prima Divisione: Winner: 1932–33, 1945–46, 1966–67, 1993–94, 2013–14Lega Pro Seconda Divisione: Winner: 1987–88, 2011–12Serie D: Winner: 1929–30, 2010–11 Official website
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are or located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members. UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, controls the prize money and media rights to those competitions. Henri Delaunay was Ebbe Schwartz the first president; the current president is Aleksander Čeferin, a former Football Association of Slovenia president, elected as UEFA's seventh president at the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Athens in September 2016, automatically became a vice-president of the world body FIFA. UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian and Belgian associations.
The European football union began with 25 members. Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, in Bern. In 1995, UEFA headquarters were transferred to Switzerland. UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there are some exceptions; some states are not members. Some UEFA members are not sovereign states, but form part of a larger recognised sovereign state in the context of international law; these include Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Faroe Islands, Kosovo, however in the context of these countries government functions concerning sport tend to be carried at the territorial level coterminous with the UEFA member entity. Some UEFA members are transcontinental states and others are considered part of Europe both culturally and politically. Countries, members of the Asian Football Confederation were admitted to the European football association Israel and Kazakhstan. Additionally some UEFA member associations allow teams from outside their association's main territory to take part in their "domestic" competition.
AS Monaco, for example, takes part in the French League. F. C. participate in the English League. Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, plays in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland and the 7 native Liechtensteinian teams play in the Swiss Leagues. Saarland Football Union, joined Football Association of West Germany Football Association of East Germany, joined Football Association of West Germany as German Football Association Football Federation of the Soviet Union. Four other successor republics formed their own football organisations. Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. Montenegro, which exited the union, created the Football Association of Montenegro, it competed as FR Yugoslavia until 2003 when the country changed its name to Montenegro. Football Association of Czechoslovakia, became Football Association of the Czech Republic and Slovak Football Association with the Football Association of the Czech Republic acknowledged as its direct successor. Lithuania, in 1990 sanctions were imposed due to secession of Lithuanian Football Federation from the Football Federation of Soviet Union Yugoslavia, in 1992-1998 sanctions were imposed due to the Bosnian War Italy, in 1974-1975 sanctions were imposed against SS Lazio due to its fans, Italy was restricted from the European Cup to which Lazio qualified England, in 1985-1991 sanctions were imposed against English association football clubs due to the Heysel Stadium disaster by suspending their participation in continental competitions for five years Netherlands, in 1991-1992 sanctions were imposed against AFC Ajax due to its fans, the Netherlands were restricted from the European Cup to which Ajax qualified Albania, in 1967 special sanctions were imposed against 1966–67 Albanian Superliga due to its political background 1968–69 the Warsaw Pact demonstrated political protest and imposed sanctions on clubs of its members in continental competitions (included E
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio referred to as Atalanta, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. It plays in Serie A, having gained promotion from Serie B in 2010–11, they are nicknamed the Orobici. Atalanta play in black shorts and black socks; the club stadium is the 21,300 seat Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. In Italy, Atalanta is sometimes called Regina delle provinciali to mark the fact that the club is by far the most consistent among Italian clubs not based in a metropolitan area, having played 58 times in Serie A, 28 times in Serie B and only once in Serie C; the club won the Coppa Italia in 1963 and reached the Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1988, when it was still competing in Serie B. This is still the best performance by a non-first division club in a major UEFA competition. Atalanta participated in four seasons of UEFA Europa League, reaching the quarter-finals in the 1990–91 season; the club was founded in 1907. A football club had existed in Bergamo since 1903. Founded by Swiss immigrants, it was known as Foot Ball Club Bergamo.
The rival Atalanta club grew out of a division between different sporting societies in the town. The name is taken from the female athlete of Greek mythology; the FIGC was unimpressed with the new club and did not recognize them until 1914. The current club is the result of a third team called Bergamasca; the first and white coloured and the second wearing a blue and white shirt, merged in 1924 as Atalanta Bergamasca di Ginnastica e Scherma 1907. The team moved to the site of the current ground, on the Viale Giulio Cesare, in 1928. Atalanta joined the Italian league in 1929; the club first was relegated immediately. The club returned in 1940 and remained in Serie A until 1959; the club achieved its highest position at the time in 1948, finishing in fifth place, a feat only bettered in 2017. In 1981, the club fell into a blow which revitalised the club; the team returned to Serie B the next season and made it back to Serie A in 1984. The club's form in Serie A remained uncertain, as it was relegated in 1987, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2010.
After a change of ownership, in 2011, Atalanta came back to Serie A, where it has been since. In terms of titles the club has won little, their sole major silverware is the 1963 Coppa Italia; the club has had a few good runs in Europe, on several occasions being eliminated by the eventual winners. Welsh club Merthyr Tydfil caused an upset in the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Atalanta 2–1 in the first leg of their first round match at Penydarren Park. After winning the second leg 2–0 in Bergamo, Atalanta went on to reach the semi-finals, losing to eventual winners Mechelen of Belgium, but in the process becoming one of only two teams in the competition's history to reach the penultimate round while playing their football outside of the national top flight league. Oddly enough, the only other team to do so being Merthyr Tydfil's countrymen at Cardiff City. Atalanta reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in the 1990–91 season, losing to local rivals Internazionale, who went on to beat another Italian side, Roma, in the final to win the tournament.
The club never played European club competitions between 1991 and 2017, although turned down the opportunity to play in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2001 after finishing in seventh place in Serie A, regional rivals of Brescia played the tournament instead, losing only in the final against French side Paris Saint-Germain. In recent years, the club was relegated after the 2002–03, 2004–05 and 2009–10 seasons, but gained the promotion to Serie A after only one season every time. In 2011–12, Atalanta was docked six points in the league table due to the outcome of an Italian football scandal; the club managed to secure another year in Serie A by gaining 52 points in 38 games. The following year, for the same reasons, the club was docked two points in the league but avoided relegation reaching the 15th spot in the final table. In the 2013 -- 14, Atalanta enjoyed another strong campaign. Atalanta struggled during the 2014–15 season despite some impressive results. At the beginning of the season, manager Stefano Colantuono committed his future to the club.
On 4 March 2015, however, he was sacked after a poor run of form which left Atalanta only three points above the relegation zone. He was replaced by Edoardo Reja, who secured the club's status in Serie A for 2015–16, where Atalanta finished 13th. In 2016–17 Atalanta stuttered at the beginning of the season and new coach Gian Piero Gasperini was on the verge of dismissal, but with an amazing run of positive results the team secured an impressive 4th-placed finish with 72 points, thus celebrating its return to Europe after 26 years, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. In 2017–18 only got a 7th place, giving them the chance to qualify for UEFA Europa League. However, they were defeated by Danish team FC København in the final of qualification; as of 11 March 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; as of 9 February 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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