U.S. Massese 1919

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Massese
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Full nameUnione Sportiva Massese 1919
Founded1919
2009 (refounded)
Ground Stadio degli Oliveti,
Massa, Italy
Capacity11,500
ChairmanGiorgio Turba
ManagerLamberto Magrini
League Serie D/E
2017–18 6th

Unione Sportiva Massese 1919 is an Italian football club, based in Massa, Tuscany. Massese currently plays in Serie D, having last been in Serie B in 1970–71 season.

Football in Italy Overview of association football practiced in Italy

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Tuscany Region of Italy

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History

The club was founded in 1919 as Società Sportiva Juventus Massa.

In the summer 1991 it was renamed Unione Sportiva Massese 1919, but in 2009 it went bankrupt.

In summer 2009 the club was refounded with the current name restarting from Eccellenza Tuscany.

Eccellenza Tuscany is the regional Eccellenza football division for clubs in Tuscany, Italy. It is competed amongst 32 teams, in two different groups. The winners of the Groups are promoted to Serie D. The club who finishes second also have the chance to gain promotion, they are entered into a national play-off which consists of two rounds.

In the season 2011–12 the team was promoted from Eccellenza Tuscany/A to Serie D after playoffs.

Colors and badge

The team's colors are black and white.

Notable former players

Claudio Vinazzani is an Italian former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Giorgio Chinaglia Italian footballer

Giorgio Chinaglia was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. Chinaglia led Lazio to the club's first league championship in the 1973–74 season, during which he was also the league's leading scorer. He played international football for Italy, making 14 appearances and scoring 4 goals between 1972 and 1975, including two appearances at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Chinaglia was the first player in Italian football history to be called up internationally from the second division.

Roberto Mussi Italian association football player

Roberto Mussi is a former Italian footballer, who played as a defender; a versatile player, he was capable of playing both as a centre-back or right-back. Due to his dynamism, tenacity, work-rate, and technique, he was capable of helping his team both offensively and defensively as a fullback on the flank. At international level, he represented Italy at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where they reached the final, and at UEFA Euro 1996. Following his retirement, he worked as a manager.


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