Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio
is an Italian association football
club, based in Sassuolo
In the season 2010-11 it plays in Serie B
The club was founded in 1922.
Their home stadium is the city Stadio Enzo Ricci
, but due to its tiny capacity, Sassuolo plays in Modena
's Stadio Alberto Braglia
The team's colors are green and black.
A team with a long history into lower league football, Sassuolo reached Serie C1
in 2006, after winning the promotion playoffs beating Sansovino
in the finals. In the following years, Sassuolo proved to be a serious contender for promotion to Serie B
, barely missing it in 2007, with Gian Marco Remondina
as head coach, as they lost immediately promotion to Grosseto
in the final season days, and were defeated by fifth-placed Monza
in the playoff semifinals. Remondina then left Sassuolo to join Serie B's Piacenza
, and former Serie A player Massimiliano Allegri
was then chosen as new head coach.
Under coach Allegri, Sassuolo quickly revived their hopes to finally obtain promotion to Serie B; this ultimately became true on 27 April 2008, when Sassuolo won the Serie C1/A
title, thus ensuring a historical promotion to Serie B
, the first in the club's history.
Following the neroverdi'
s promotion to the Italian second tier, Allegri left Sassuolo to fill the head coaching position at Serie A
. On July 2008 the club announced to have filled this vacancy by appointing former......