U.S. Pergolettese 1932

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Full nameUnione Sportiva Pergolettese
1932 Srl
Nickname(s)Pergo, Cannibali (Cannibals), Canarini (Canaries)
2012 (refounded)
GroundStadio Giuseppe Voltini,
Crema, Italy
ChairmanMassimiliano Marinelli
ManagerMatteo Contini
LeagueSerie C/A
2018–19Serie D/C, 1st

Unione Sportiva Pergolettese 1932[1] is an Italian association football club, based in Crema, province of Cremona, Lombardy. It currently plays in Serie C, the third level of Italian football.


From Pergolettese to Pergocrema[edit]

The origins of the football in Crema go back to 1932 when U.S. Pergolettese was founded in Pergoletto, a suburb of the town.

In 1974 the club was renamed U.S. Pergocrema 1932.

In the Serie C2 2007-08 regular season the team finished first in Girone A, winning direct promotion to the now called Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2008–09 season. In that season Pergocrema obtain an historical 11th place, the best result of all times for the team.

In the 2009-10 Lega Pro Season, Pergocrema finished 15th and were forced to play in the relegation playoffs, they were matched up against 16th-placed Pro Patria, and survived by being the higher classified team after the 2-legged playout finished in a 3-3 aggregate tie.

The bankruptcy and rebirth[edit]

On 20 June 2012 with the club in strong financial difficulty, Pergocrema was declared bankrupt by the court of Crema and the team was disbanded.[2]

The club generated paper-profit by selling Diego Manzoni for €500,000 in 2009 but directly in exchange for two players Francesco Pambianchi and Niccolò Galli for €250,000 each. In June 2011, one year before the bankruptcy, both players returned to Parma for €125,000 each but again in pure exchange deal, for Makris Petrozzi for €250,000.

At the end of the 2011-12 Serie D season, A.S. Pizzighettone[3] moved to city of Crema and changed its name to U.S. Pergolettese 1932 in order to continue the soccer history of U.S. Pergocrema 1932.[4]

Pergolettese was promoted to 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in 2013; the club returned to professionalism in 2019 after winning the Serie D/C title against the likes of fallen giants Modena and Reggio Audace (formerly Reggiana), under the tenure of former Serie A defender Matteo Contini as head coach.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are yellow and blue; the badge is a yellow shield with a blue oblique stripe with written inside "Pergolettese".

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

The fans of Pergolettese is twinned with that of Piacenza, because of the common enmity towards the Cremona team, the Cremonese and maintains relations of friendship with the fans of Benevento, of Nuoro and the Belgians Union Saint-Gilloise team in Brussels.

They have strong rivalries against teams of Crema, of Mantua, of the Pro Patria, Trento, Fanfulla, Sant'Angelo Lodigiano and Lecco.

The most famous organized groups of fans can remember le Brigate, the Cannyballs, the Ultras Pergo 93, and Stoned Again.


Current squad[edit]

As of 12 September 2019[5].

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

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Simone Ghidotti (on loan from Fiorentina)
2 Italy DF Gabriele Fanti (on loan from Atalanta)
3 Italy DF Luca Villa (on loan from Renate)
4 Italy MF Antonio Illuminato (on loan from Napoli)
5 Italy DF Michele Canini
6 Italy MF Michel Panatti
7 Italy FW Nicola Ciccone
8 Italy MF Alessio Manzoni (captain)
9 Italy FW Giancarlo Malcore
10 Italy FW Stefano Franchi
11 Italy MF Leonardo Muchetti
12 Italy GK Enrico Romeda
13 Italy DF Matteo Lucenti
14 Ivory Coast DF Aboubakar Bakayoko
15 Italy MF Giovanni Sbrissa
No. Position Player
16 Italy DF Matteo Brero
17 Italy FW Francesco Pio Russo
18 Italy MF Marco Roma
19 Italy MF Manuel Poledri (on loan from Cremonese)
20 Italy MF Simone Ferrari (on loan from Brescia)
21 Italy FW Mattia Morello
22 Italy GK Thomas Romboli (on loan from Livorno)
23 Italy FW Alessio Canessa (on loan from Livorno)
24 Italy FW Lorenzo Faini (on loan from Brescia)
25 Italy DF Alessio Girgi
26 Italy FW Elia Bortoluz
27 Senegal DF Mohamed Coly
28 Italy MF Luca Belingheri
29 Italy MF Cristian Agnelli

Notable former players[edit]



  1. ^ Si chiama Pergolettese 1932. Soluzione trovata grazie ad Alloni
  2. ^ Il Pergocrema è fallito - Calcio - LaProvinciadiCremona
  3. ^ UFFICIALE: Nasce la Pergolettese, in Serie D col titolo del Pizzighettone – Lombardia Calcio
  4. ^ Crema on line | Crema, ora è ufficiale, ecco la Pergolettese
  5. ^ "Pergolettese squad". Soccerway.

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