Virtus Verona

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Virtus Verona
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Full name Virtus Vecomp Verona
Founded 1921
Ground Stadio Gavagnin Nocini,[1][2]
Verona, Italy
Capacity 1,200
Chairman Luigi Fresco
Manager Luigi Fresco
League Serie C
2018–19 Serie C/B,

Virtus Verona (formerly known as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia), sometimes referred to as Virtus Vecomp Verona for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian association football club located in Borgo Venezia, a district of Verona, Veneto. It currently plays in Serie C.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1921 as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia.

Virtus Verona, the third football club in Verona behind Chievo and Hellas Verona, is a unique case in Italy of a club whose chairman, Luigi Fresco, had also been the head coach of the first team for over 35 years, since 1982, after the other historic president Sinibaldo Nocini, who was in charge for 20 years. The club is also notable for being the only Italian professional football team to field a reserve team in the regional amateur divisions.

The club was promoted into professionalism for its first time ever at the end of the 2012–13 season, after winning the national playoff tournament in which they were qualified as fourth-placed in the Girone C of Serie D. At the end of the 2017–18 season, the club return into professionalism, in Serie C, the third tier of italian soccer.

Colours and badge[edit]

Its colours are red and blue.

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 July 2018

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

No. Position Player
- Italy MF Fabio Alba
- Italy MF Alberto Cattivera
- Italy FW Domenico Danti
- Italy DF Alessandro Frinzi
- Croatia FW Paolo Grbac
- Italy DF Federico Maccarone
- Italy FW Luca Manarin
No. Position Player
- Italy MF Edoardo Merci
- Ghana DF Marcus N'Ze (captain)
- Italy DF Jacopo Rossi
- Italy MF Nicolas Santuari
- The Gambia GK Sibi Sheikh
- Italy MF Alessandro Speri
- Italy DF Andrea Trainotti

Supporters[edit]

Virtus Vecomp Verona supporters are known for their hardline anti-fascist and left-wing leanings. The group Virtus Fans born in 2006, was split in 2015. From the ashes of the Virtus Fans born 2 new groups: Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 and the Lost Boys. The Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 have a friendship with antifa supporters groups all over the world: Livorno Calcio, Cosenza Calcio, Celtic Glasgow, Wrexham, Olympique Marseille, FC St. Pauli, RSV Goettingen 05.[3][4]

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