Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Atletico Arezzo
(formerly Associazione Calcio Arezzo
) is an Italian association football club
based in Arezzo
, Tuscany. The club was formed in 1923 and refounded in 2010 after going bankrupt, and currently plays in the amateur Serie D
The club was founded on 9 September 1923, by a group of friends, and football fans, as Juventus Football Club Arezzo
(in honour of Juventus F.C.
). In 1930, following a merge with several other minor Arezzo teams, the club became Unione Sportiva Arezzo
, which was admitted in 1935 to new-born Serie C division. The team was relegated from Serie C in 1953, following several financial troubles, returning to Serie C division five years later. In 1961, Arezzo started to play its games in the Stadio Comunale
, its current venue. In 1966, Arezzo promoted to Serie B for the first time; in order to celebrate the triumph, Arezzo played a friendly match with Brazilian
team Vasco da Gama
, winning it 2–1. However, the next year Arezzo was not able to remain in the division, and returned to Serie C the following year. But in 1969 Arezzo again won Serie C, and returned to play in Serie B, where it played until 1975. In 1971, Arezzo signed striker Francesco Graziani
, who quickly became a fan favourite and a key player for the team.
The third promotion to Serie B came in 1982, under coach Antonio Valentin Angelillo
, with Tullio Gritti
as striker. The previous year, Arezzo had won its first (and only) Italy's... Read More