Frosinone Calcio

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Frosinone Calcio
Frosinone Calcio's coat of arms
Basic data
Surname Frosinone Calcio Srl
Seat Frosinone , Italy
founding 1906
Colours yellow blue
president Maurizio Stirpe
First soccer team
Head coach Alessandro Nesta
Venue Stadio Benito Stirpe
Places 16,125
league Series B
2019/20 8th place

Frosinone Calcio is an Italian football club founded in 1906 from Frosinone in the Lazio region . Other names are I Leoni ("The Lions"), I Ciociari ("The Ciociarians ") and I Giallazzurri ("The Yellow-Blue").

The club's home ground is the Stadio Benito Stirpe , which was built in 2017 and has a capacity of 16,125 .

Frosinone Calcio played in Serie A for the first time in the 2015/16 season , after having managed to march out of the third-highest division within two seasons. From 2016/17 , however, the club played again in Serie B , interrupted by a one-year stay in Serie A 2018/19 .



Frosinone Calcio, an association from the Latin city ​​of Frosinone , was founded on March 5, 1906 as Union Sportive Frusinate . The club with the name US Frosinone played during the time of the fascist regime in Italy under "Duce" Benito Mussolini , especially in tournaments. At the time of the Mussolini government, the US Frosinone called itself for a time " 119.a Legione MVSN ", that was the name of the so-called black shirts , the fighting leagues in Italy in the interwar period . The US Frosinone was then finally renamed Frosinone Calcio in 1928. Four years later, the Stadio Comunale Matusa was built in Frosinone . At the beginning, this stadium was still a sports field with a fenced-in playing field without stands . The first spectator tiers were not built until the late thirties . Today the “Matusa” holds almost 10,000 spectators.

In 1934 Frosinone Calcio succeeded for the first time in reaching the Prima Divisione, renamed Series C a little later . At that time, top teams such as Udinese Calcio , FC Parma and AC Siena also played there . In general, an upcoming top club seemed to be developing in Frosinone at that time. But with the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, the advance of Frosinone Calcio also ended. The club's soccer team has now disappeared from the scene.


After the club disappeared from the top leagues in the turmoil of World War II, the football department was revived in 1945. You started in the Prima Divisione Laziale . Two years later, he was promoted to Serie C again . Until 1952, the club was able to hold in the third highest Italian division for five years. That year, the leap into the newly founded IV series was made . The IV series existed from 1952 to 1959 and was the third highest league in Italian football. Until the end of the IV series, Frosinone Calcio was represented in this league. In the 1958/59 season, the club was excluded from the IV series, as serious riots broke out during a championship game against Cosenza Calcio , which had their origin in the Frosinones block. During these riots there were fights between the so-called "fans" of Frosinone Calcio and the Italian police . In addition, was referee of a thrown from the Frosinone block object hit in the head and was for a time powerless . The consequence of the exclusion was the descent from the IV series, which was abolished after this season anyway, and the reduction in the Series D . A promotion to Serie C would have been possible in terms of sport.

Third to fifth class

After the reduction to Serie D, the fourth division, Frosinone initially found it difficult to return to the upper leagues. They stayed in Serie D until 1966, before being promoted to Serie C again, and after a year they immediately went down again with the US Cremonese and Vis Pesaro . In 1971, he was promoted to Serie C again. This season, the goalkeeper from Frosinone Calcio allowed just eight goals against in 34 games. In Serie C, the yellow-blue played four good seasons. The best placement was a seventh place in 1971/72. But three years later the time in the third division was over and the relegation to Serie D followed again. During this time, Serie C2, now called Lega Pro Seconda Divisione , was founded, which replaced Serie D as the fourth division and the latter now made the fifth division. Frosinone Calcio made it to Serie C2 in 1978, but relegation followed in the first season in the new league. Again only two years later, they returned to the fourth division. Frosinone Calcio was able to establish itself there in the following years.

Promotion to Serie A

View of the Curva Nord (2018)
Fans celebrate promotion to Serie A on the field

Frosinone Calcio stayed in the C2 series until 1987. In the 1986/87 season, he was promoted to the C1 series. After 9th place in the first season, he returned to Serie C2 a year later in 16th place. Frosinone Calcio stayed in the fourth division until 2004. The club played both promotion play-offs (lost against SC Albanova in 1996 ) and relegation play-outs (won against Albanova in 1998). In 2004 the leap to the C1 series was finally made. In the first season of the C1 series, the club reached rank 5, whereupon they played promotion play-offs against AC Mantova , where they lost out. In the same year the team made it to the final of the Coppa Italia Serie C . The final was lost against Spezia Calcio 1: 1 and 0: 1. In the 2005/06 season they made their first jump to the second Italian league, Serie B. In the final of the play-off games against US Grosseto , Frosinone Calcio scored 0-0 and 1-0, which meant that Team rose to Serie B together with Spezia Calcio, CFC Genoa and SSC Napoli . There Frosinone established himself and occupied positions in the secured midfield for a few years, until 2011 was relegated to the series C1, now renamed Lega Pro Prima Divisione . After two seasons in the third-highest division, the team made it through to the top Italian league, Serie A, in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons . Frosinone Calcio was already relegated to Serie B several game days before the end of the 2018/19 season.

Former players

Former trainers

Web links

Commons : Frosinone Calcio  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - Stadium “Comunale”
  2. Naples secures runner-up behind Juventus - Frosinone Calcio is relegated., May 6, 2019, accessed on May 8, 2019 .