Benevento Calcio

Benevento Calcio is an Italian football club from the city of Benevento in Campania. The club was founded in 1929, where in 2005 a new company was. Currently Benevento Calcio playing in the third Italian league, the Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2008 /09 season the club from the Serie D rose to as runners-up. Benevento Calcio plays its home games at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, which provides 18 927 spectators.


Benevento Calcio was founded in 1929. At that time the club was still AC Benevento. The team played on a sports field in the district of Rione Libertà, all players were still in the region and had their residence in Benevento. Anno 1934 succeeded the players from AC Benevento to provide first leap into the C series. Four years later, was even the first title, namely the inter-regional tournament Capocci. The premium for this was a plate of gold. 1942 changed the company that had the AC Benevento sponsored before, its name, it was now called GUF ( Gruppo universitario fascista ), which is translated, " University Fascist group ". In the following years it succeeded the AC Benevento several times to rise in the B series. However, it was relegated for financial reasons soon. With this descent the sporty crisis in Benevento, which lasted about a decade began. The team fell apart and the club sank into insignificance.

Fusion to Benevento Calcio

After the formerly nationally known club from Campania played somewhere in the lower leagues for several decades, it came out in 1963 on the merger of AC Benevento with SS San Vito, another popular club from the area around Benevento. The result was Benevento Calcio. The newly formed club should be far more successful than the two founders of clubs. It is true that this club never won a title and the theme of descent always played a big role, then Benevento Calcio held in the top Italian league and did not disappear from the scene such as the AC Benevento.

Successful time

The ten years from 1970 to 1980 represented the most successful period in the history of Benevento Calcio dar. During this time, the club succeeded in promotion to Serie C, where they finished in fourth place in the very first season and participation in the Anglo- Italian Cup secured. The only disappointment in this period was the missed promotion to Serie B in 1975/76 season, as Benevento seemed to be sure the rise yet playful in the last days of the championship. In 1979, the stadium of Benevento Calcio, the former Stadio Santa Colomba was opened, which had nearly 19.000. The first game in the new stadium Ascoli Calcio was a guest, Stadio Santa Colomba was crowded with an audience of 25,000 people. Now the years of success in Benevento, however, were already over.


After the glory days in the 1970s, it did not go so well for Benevento Calcio. It soon rose from the C2 series. 1996 Benevento Calcio could qualify for the promotion playoffs Serie C2, but failed in the semis. In the 1998/99 season the team won the Campanian fourth in the league and thus qualified for the play-offs for promotion to the third- highest division. After Catanzaro could be defeated in the semi-finals of the FC, ​​also succeeded in the final match against FC Messina a victory and Benevento promotion to the next higher league. In this event another crisis followed in the history of Benevento Calcio.

In 2006 the club was taken over by his insolvency of a company from Benevento and sat in the fourth division Serie C2 the game continues operation. In the 2007 /08 season Benevento Calcio rose, led by Gianni Simonelli back to Serie C1. There is also currently plays after after temporary decline in the 2008 /09 season again the rise in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione succeeded. In the 2009/10 season Benevento Calcio reached the second round of the Coppa Italia after the AC Prato was defeated in the first round 3-1. It failed only at second division Salernitana Calcio.

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