italian association football club

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Cagliari Calcio, normally referred to as Cagliari ( italian : [ ˈkaʎʎari ] ( ) ), is an italian football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. The clubhouse competes in the Serie A. As of 2021–22, the team is temporarily playing their base games at the 16,416-seater Unipol Domus, adjacent to their future new stadium site.

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Founded in 1920, they won their merely Scudetto in 1969–70, when they were led by the italian national team ‘s all-time head scorekeeper, Gigi Riva. The prevail was besides the first by a club from south of Rome. The club ‘s best european performance was in the 1993–94 UEFA Cup, losing in the semi-finals to Internazionale. As with the pin of its city, Cagliari ‘s colours are amobarbital sodium and crimson. The club badge incorporates the flag of Sardinia .

history [edit ]

Before Serie A [edit ]

1930–31 Club Sportivo Cagliari Cagliari became the first ever out-right champions of Serie C during the 1951–52 season ; anterior to that in the league, the backing was shared amongst more than one team. They spent the 1950s from then on in Serie B, losing a promotion play-off in 1954. After descending to Serie C in the early 1960s, Cagliari ‘s rise would be meteoric, finally achieving promotion to Serie A in 1964 .

First Serie A gamble : 1964–1976 [edit ]

The police squad for the Rossoblu’ south debut season in Serie A featured players like defender Mario Martiradonna, midfielders Pierluigi Cera, Nené and Ricciotti Greatti, and forth Luigi Riva. A poor first half of the season, however, saw Cagliari in last place with nine points at the halfway mark. An astonishing second half of the season saw Cagliari defeat the likes of Juventus and Milan and finish in seventh place with 34 points. Two seasons late, Riva finished as Serie A ‘s exceed scorer for the inaugural time while Cagliari finished with the league ‘s best defensive record .
During the summer of 1967, Cagliari played a season in North America as partially of a newcomer league called the United Soccer Association. This league included teams from Europe and South America dress to play in American and canadian cities, with each baseball club bearing a local name. Cagliari played as the Chicago Mustangs, and finished joint second in the league ‘s western Division with 13 points, two behind the division champion and eventual league ace Los Angeles Wolves. The league ‘s leadership scorekeeper was Chicago/Cagliari ‘s Roberto Boninsegna, who scored ten goals while playing in 9 of the team ‘s 12 games. Cagliari first emerged as serious Serie A claim contenders in 1968–69 with a three-horse slipstream involving them, Fiorentina and Milan. Fiorentina would win the league, but the follow season would bring ultimate glory. With Angelo Domenghini joining the english, Cagliari would win the title in 1970 with only two games lost, 11 goals conceded ( the fewest in any major european league to date ) and Riva as league lead scorer once more. Players like Albertosi, Niccolai, Boninsegna, Gori, Cera, Domenghini and Riva played in Italy ‘s 1970 World Cup final team. The 1970s would see a gradual decline ( though were title contenders two years after their one and only Scudetto acquire ). Cagliari were last relegated in 1976, with Riva ‘s career having effectively ended during that season .

up and down again : 1976–87 [edit ]

After delegating, Cagliari lost a play-off for promotion the following season and would return to Serie A in 1979. Players like Franco Selvaggi, Mario Brugnera ( a survivor of the 1970 team ) and Alberto Marchetti ensured a estimable four-year bide in the top flight before a second base relegation in 1983. The 1980s would then prove to be a benighted clock compared to the former two decades with delegating to Serie C1 in 1987 .

There and back : 1987–2000 [edit ]

Cagliari spent two seasons in Serie C1. In the first one it barely avoided delegating in Serie C2. In 1988, Claudio Ranieri was appointed coach, and led the team to two consecutive promotions, to Serie B in 1989 and to Serie A in 1990. The first gear two seasons back in Serie A saw Cagliari fight delegating, with guard being achieved by excellent second one-half runs. But the 1992–93 season would see Cagliari competitiveness for a european place and succeed under the management of Carlo Mazzone. The stick to season saw a best-ever race to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, taking out Juventus in the quarter-finals before being eliminated 5–3 on aggregate by compatriots Internazionale, having won the first leg 3–2 at home. [ 1 ] The adjacent few years would see Cagliari return to mid-table anonymity, before a fight in 1996–97 understand Cagliari relegated after losing a play-off to Piacenza. once more they bounced back after fair one class, but their adjacent stay in Serie A lasted good two seasons .

once and again : 2000 onwards [edit ]

Cagliari spent the next four seasons in Serie B, until in 2003–04 with Sardinian-born seasoned striker Gianfranco Zola, the team won promotion. [ 2 ] In 2005–06, the first temper without Zola, the team changed their director three times before Nedo Sonetti, appointed in November, was able to save the team from delegating, particularly thanks to the excellent goal contribution from Honduran striker David Suazo. apart from finishing 9th in 2008–09 season, Cagliari regularly finished in the bed half of Serie A under a sequence of managers, before being relegated in 2014–15. [ 3 ] They gained forwarding back the following season as champions of Serie B. [ 4 ] In 2014 the company passed, after 22 years of Massimo Cellino ‘s presidency, into the hands of Tommaso Giulini, president and owner of Fluorsid, a multinational in the chemical sector. Relegation took place in the first base season but the team won the Serie B championship in 2016, returning permanently to the top division albeit constantly finishing in the irregular half of the table .

stadium [edit ]

Cagliari played at the Stadio Sant’Elia from 1970 to 2017 Cagliari moved from the Stadio Amsicora to the Stadio Sant’Elia in 1970, after winning their entirely league title. It was renovated for Italy ‘s host of the 1990 FIFA World Cup where it hosted all of England ‘s group games, apparently to confine the team ‘s ill-famed hooligans to an island. [ 5 ] Disputes with the city council over renovation of the publicly owned stadium mean that Cagliari played their final home games of 2011–12 at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste on the italian Peninsula. [ 6 ] For most of the follow season, the clubhouse played at the Stadio Is Arenas in the neighbor municipality of Quartu Sant’Elena. It was deemed insecure by the league, forcing them to play behind close doors before leaving the background in April 2013. [ 7 ] The Sant’Elia was demolished for a new stadium in 2017, and the club moved to the impermanent Sardegna Arena next to it. [ 8 ]

Colours, badge and nicknames [edit ]

The official red and blue colours of Cagliari mirror those featured on the stemma of Cagliari. [ 9 ] The crimson parts of the lineage are a mention to the coat of arms of the House of Savoy, a family which was previously the monarchy of Italy and more relevantly to Cagliari in particular, the Kingdom of Sardinia. [ 9 ] The blue character of the stemma features the flip and the sea, besides a castle ; this is because the old historic concentrate of Cagliari is walled and called the Castello. [ 9 ] due to the consumption of these colours on their shirt in halves, the club is normally dub rossoblu. [ 10 ]

Cagliari have had several different logo designs during their history, all of which feature the flag of Sardinia. [ 11 ] normally the badge besides features the club semblance ; if there is a switch, the main dispute has been the color of the molding or the shape. [ 11 ] Since June 2015, the badge features an “ Old french ” -shaped finger plate with crimson and blue halves, with the clubhouse ‘s name written in white just above the pin of Sardinia. The Moors ‘ heads have, for the first clock time, been turned to the right as of 2015 indeed as to match the sardinian masthead after it was updated in 1992. [ 12 ] due to the fact that Cagliari are the chief baseball club from the island of Sardinia, they are nicknamed the “ Isolani “ ( “ Islanders ” ). [ 13 ]

Honours [edit ]

National titles [edit ]

european titles [edit ]


individual [edit ]

divisional movements [edit ]



Decrease 5 (1976, 1983, 1997, 2000, 2015)

Increase 6 (1964, 1979, 1990, 1998, 2004, 2016)
Decrease 4 (1935✟, 1948, 1960, 1987)

Increase 4 (1931, 1952, 1962, 1989)
Decrease 1 (1940)

84 out of 90 years of professional football in Italy since 1929

Increase 2 (1937, 1947√)

Players [edit ]

current police squad [edit ]

As of 3 December 2021[14]

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

Out on loan [edit ]

As of 13 September 2021.

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

retire numbers [edit ]

11Italy Luigi Riva, Forward ( 1963–78 )
13Italy Davide Astori, Defender ( 2008–14 ) – posthumous honor [ 15 ]

celebrated former players [edit ]

This short list only includes players with at least 100 appearances for the club and/or an appearance in an edition of the FIFA World Cup .

Cagliari have a long history of Uruguayan players, [ 16 ] [ 17 ] numbering 16 as of 2014 ; the most secondhand of them was Diego López with 314 games, while others include Enzo Francescoli, Fabián O’Neill and Darío Silva. [ 18 ] In addition, Uruguayan Óscar Tabárez managed the team from 1994 to 1995. [ 19 ]

presidential history [edit ]

Cagliari have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the cabaret, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them : [ 20 ]

  • Antonio Zedda (1921)
  • Gaetano Fichera (1920–21)
  • Giorgio Mereu (1921–22)
  • Angelo Prunas (1922–24)
  • Agostino Cugusi (1924–26)
  • Vittorio Tredici (1926–28)
  • Carlo Costa Marras (1928–29)
  • Enzo Comi (1929–30)
  • Giovan Battista Bosazza (1930–31)
  • Guido Boero (1931–32)
  • Vitale Cao (1932–33)
  • Enrico Endrich (1933)
  • Pietro Faggioli (1933–34)
  • Aldo Vacca (1934–35)
  • Mario Banditelli (1935–40)
  • Giuseppe Depperu (1940–43)
  • Eugenio Camboni (1944–46)
  • Umberto Ceccarelli (1946–47)
  • Emilio Zunino (1947–49)
  • Domenico Loi (1949–53)
  • Pietro Leo (1953–54)
  • Efisio Corrias (1954–55)
  • Ennio Dalmasso (1955–57)
  • Giuseppe Meloni (1958–60)
  • Enrico Rocca (1960–68)
  • Efisio Corrias (1968–71)
  • Paolo Marras (1971–73)
  • Andrea Arrica (1973–76)
  • Mariano Delogu (1976–81)
  • Alvaro Amarugi (1981–84)
  • Fausto Moi (1984–86)
  • Luigi Riva (1986–87)
  • Lucio Cordeddu (1987)
  • Antonio Orrù (1987–91)
  • Massimo Cellino (1991–05)
  • Bruno Ghirardi (2005–06)
  • Massimo Cellino (2006–14)
  • Tommaso Giulini (2014–present)

managerial history [edit ]

Cagliari have had many managers and trainers, some seasons they have had co-managers running the team, here is a chronological list of them from when they founded in 1920 onwards. [ 21 ]

In Europe [edit ]

european Cup [edit ]









First Round





Second Round

SpainAtlético Madrid




UEFA Cup [edit ]

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup [edit ]

References [edit ]