Brescia Calcio

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Brescia Calcio
Club coat of arms of the Brescia Calcio
Basic data
Surname Brescia Calcio SpA
Seat Brescia , Italy
founding 1911
Colours blue White
president Massimo Cellino
First soccer team
Head coach Fabio Grosso
Venue Mario Rigamonti Stadium
Places 16,743
league Series B
2019/20   19th place ( Serie A )

Brescia Calcio , or simply Brescia , is an Italian football company founded in 1911 from the Lombard city ​​of Brescia . Other names are Le Rondinelle ("The Little Swallows"), La Leonessa ("The Lioness") and I Biancazzurri ("The White and Blue"). Brescia will play in Serie A in the 2019/20 season .

Club history

As in many other cities and countries, football was brought to Brescia by English guest workers who spent their free time with a leather ball. The boys in the city quickly began to be interested in this imported game and organized teams according to districts, whereby the rules of the soccer game of the time were more or less ignored. After Bigio Vielmi, one of the first people to "seriously" practice this sport in Brescia, a representative from Milan was sent to teach the city's budding soccer players the first rules. Vielmi and his two brothers founded the first club in Brescia, Club Forti e Liberi , which only played football.

The predecessor clubs in Brescia are Club Forti e Liberi (founded in 1907) and Club Sportivo Brixia (founded in 1908), which merged in 1910 to form Società Ginnastica La Victoria Brescia , which in turn merged with Unione Sportiva Bresciana and Gymnasium Brescia (founded in 1911) . 1908) merge to the Foot Ball Club Brescia . Since then, the year 1911 has been considered the official founding year of Brescia Calcio. In 1911/12, the new club took part for the first time in the third-class championship of Lombardy ( Terza Categoria Lombarda ), which ended in first place. The following season FBC Brescia plays in the second-rate "Promozione", which is completed in 7th place. Nevertheless, from the 1913/14 season onwards, the club took part in the Prima Categoria , where it took 5th place. With the exception of the years 1915 to 1919, when football stopped because of the First World War , FBC Brescia played first class until 1932, albeit partly under the direction of two competing associations. After overcoming the association differences and the introduction of Serie A in 1929, Brescia finished 9th twice, only to be relegated in the 1931/32 season after a losing playoff (1: 2) in Bologna against AS Bari. However, the stay in Serie B only lasted a year, when they were second in the table they immediately rose again. In the 1935/36 season, however, things went down again, this time for a longer period.

In 1936 the club name was changed from FBC to AC ( Associazione Calcio 'football club') Brescia . At first the new name did not bring the club any luck: in the 1937/38 season they were even relegated to the 3rd division ( Serie C ). But there you did not stay long, the following year the club was the first in a group North and returned back into the Serie B back. 1942-43 they finished there the second place, which is equivalent to the rise in the Serie A was. During the war the league was inactive and only regional championships were held. It was not until the 1946-47 presented Serie A again as usual, but the achieved AC Brescia only the 18th place in the table and went into the series B from. This time they stayed there until the 1964/65 season, when the championship ended in 1st place and finally rose again. Two years of top division football followed, then things went down again. In 1968/69 there was renewed promotion, but the class could not be held again.

The team of the Brescia Calcio of the 1971/72 season

In 1976, the association was renamed again to the current name Brescia Calcio SpA (public limited company). It wasn't until 1979/80 that the promotion could be achieved again, but only to find himself back in Serie B after a year . Worse still, even there you could not keep the class and after only twelve months, at the end of the 1981/82 season, you were relegated to Serie C. The ups and downs went on lively: back in Serie B , the club rose again to Serie A in the 1985/86 season , only to return to the starting point after just one year.

In 1992 the industrialist Gino Corioni took over the presidency, which was synonymous with the most successful phase since the foundation of Brescia Calcio SpA . In 1992 he was promoted to Serie A , but with immediate relegation. After two years as a second division team, the rise takes place again, and by the end of the decade, relegations and promotions alternate with beautiful regularity. In the 1999/2000 season the promotion can be celebrated again, at the same time the club signed an absolute world-class player in Roberto Baggio. At the end of the season a 7th place is achieved, which means relegation. At the same time the qualification for the UI-Cup was reached, in which one even advanced to the finals, but since Paris SG lost. It was the first time that the club appeared internationally (apart from the participation in the so-called English-Italian Cup). In the following three years relegation was achieved in Serie A and even another participation in the UI Cup in the 2003/04 season. After this season, however, he said goodbye to Roberto Baggio, who ended his career at the age of 37. Baggio played for Brescia Calcio in 95 Serie A games , scoring 45 goals. In the 2004/05 season, the class could no longer be held, and the club was relegated again. In the next few years, Serie B consistently occupied the top places, but the rise was not achieved until 2009/10. However, the class could not be held again, the descent took place immediately. In the 2013/14 season, the club got increasingly financial problems and it wasn't going well in terms of sport either. Despite or because of the commitment of three coaches (Giampaolo, Bergodi, Iaconi), the club only reached 13th place in the final table. Towards the end of the season, the serious liquidity crisis became apparent and the risk of not being able to participate in the 2014/15 season was real. Only the main sponsor (UBI Banca) granted a further loan of 4 million euros, with which long-outstanding player salaries and social security contributions could be paid. Because of these delays, a total of 6 points will be deducted from the club during the 2014/15 season. In the end there is 19th place in the table and relegation to the 3rd division (now Lega Pro , previously Serie C1 ). As a condition for the financial rescue of the association, however, the bank is demanding the resignation of President Corioni, who will retire after 22 years at the end of 2014. Due to the bankruptcy of the first division relegated FC Parma , who was transferred to the 4th division, Brescia Calcio was subsequently granted the second division license in the summer of 2015. Thus, the club will also play in the second division in the 2015/16 season.

Club colors and crests

League affiliation since 1929

  • 1929–1932: Series A
  • 1932–1933: Series B
  • 1933–1936: Series A
  • 1936–1938: Series B
  • 1938–1939: Series C
  • 1939–1943: Series B
  • 1945–1947: Series A
  • 1947–1965: Series B
  • 1965–1968: Series A
  • 1968–1969: Series B
  • 1969–1970: Series A
  • 1970–1980: Series B
  • 1980–1981: Series A
  • 1981–1982: Series B
  • 1982–1985: Series C / 1A
  • 1985–1986: Series B
  • 1986-1987: Series A
  • 1987-1992: Series B
  • 1992-1993: Series A
  • 1993-1994: Series B
  • 1994-1995: Series A
  • 1995-1997: Series B
  • 1997-1998: Series A
  • 1998-2000: Series B
  • 2000-2005: Series A
  • 2005–2010: Series B
  • 2010–2011: Series A
  • 2011–2019: Series B
  • since 2019: Serie A

Club successes

Successes of the youth teams

Former players

Former trainers

Club records

Web links

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