is an Italian football
club based in Novara
In December 1908 the F.A.S. (Football Association Studenti)
was created by eight students of Liceo Carlo Alberto
, aged between 15–16 years; among them an engineer, Gianni Canestrini, and a lawyer, Piero Omodei Zorini. In Novara in those days, there were other small clubs like Voluntas
, Pro Scalon
, Ginnastica e Scherma
, Forza & Speranza
, Collegio Gallarini
and many other student bodies. The best players from these teams came together to form Novara Calcio
, and made their debut in the Italian league on 3 November 1912.
The first match was played against a team already then established as Torino
, who won 2–1, with the first Novara goal scored by Mario Menendez.
In the years between World War I and World War II, Novara formed together with Pro Vercelli
to make the so-called "quadrilatero piemontese" (Piedmont Quadrilateral)
. Novara's highest finish came in 1952 when they finished in eighth place in Serie A
During these years of staying in the top flight, Novara had Silvio Piola
to thank. His many goals (which at the end of his career was over 300), made a huge contribution to the cause of Novara. Following his death in 1996, the stadium at which Novara play was dedicated in his name.
In 1956 came relegation to Serie B
, and another five years afterwards, they slipped down to Serie C
due to a fraudulent complaint by a Sambenedettese
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