Aurora Pro Patria 1919
(commonly referred to as Pro Patria
) is an Italian association football
club, based in Busto Arsizio
. They currently play in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione
, Pro Patria translate to "For the Fatherland".
Pro Patria et Libertate
The club was founded in 1919.
It played fourteen times in Serie A
during the first half of the 20th century, the last time being in 1955–56.
In 1995 the Pro Patria et Libertate
is not enrolled in the Serie D
Pro Patria Gallaratese G.B.
admitted in Serie C2
, in order to keep the historical brand alive, legally has changed its name with Pro Patria Gallaratese G.B.
(G.B. being for Gallarate
and Busto Arsizio
, respectively): the club is direct heir of the Pro Patria et Libertate
It playing in the fourth tier until 2002, when the club won promotion to Serie C1
after playoffs. In 2008 the club was relegated to Serie C2
after losing playoffs to Hellas Verona
by 2–1 aggregate, but was later readmitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
to fill a vacancy.
On June 2008, a club takeover was completed, and ambitious plans for a return to Serie B
were unveiled. However, impressive performances in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2008–09
were sided by financial troubles that led to the club being declared folded by the local magistrature in April 2009 due to excessive financial debts. The club's president was later jailed and has to stand... Read More