Brescia Calcio

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Brescia Calcio, known simply as Brescia, is the largest football club in the Lombard city of Brescia, where it was founded in 1911.

In the 2009–10 season, in the return leg of the Serie B playoff final, they defeated Torino 2-1 at home (after a goalless first leg), returning to Serie A after a 5-year absence. In the season 2010-11 from Serie A relegated to Serie B.

The club holds the record for total number of seasons (53) and consecutive seasons (18, from 1947–48 to 1964–65) in Serie B, which they have won 3 times. Also included in their honours is an Anglo-Italian Cup, won in 1994 against Notts County (1-0). Their best finish in Serie A came in the 2000–01 season in seventh place, when, led by the 1993 Ballon d'Or winner, Roberto Baggio, the club qualified for the Intertoto Cup. In the latter competition, Brescia reached the final but were defeated on the away goals rule by Paris Saint-Germain after two draws.

Previously, in the 1928–29 Divisione Nazionale, the team finished joint-second, along with Juventus, eight points behind first-placed Bologna.

The team's colours are blue and white. Its stadium is the 27,547 seater Stadio Mario Rigamonti.

History

The team was founded in 1911 as Brescia Football Club, joining the Terza Categoria division the same year. In 1913, Brescia was promoted to First Division for its first time ever, and from 1929 it played in Serie A for six of the seven following seasons. Successively, the club played among the two top divisions...
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