U.S. Lecce

Sport Soccer
Country Italy Italy
Home town Lecce
Founding year 1908
Leagues Serie A,
Serie B

Unione Sportiva Lecce is an Italian football club based in Lecce in Apulia. They currently feature in the Italian Serie A and have been tossing between the Italian first division and the second division for most of their time in existence.

Lecce was formed on March 15,1908 as Sporting Club Lecce presided by Francesco Marangi. The club initially played in the regional leagues and competitions.

During the 1923-1924 the club was disbanded but made a swift return on September 16,1927 as Unione Sportiva Lecce and entered into the Italian Serie B for the 1929-1930 season but soon declined and played in the Serie C for some time.

Between 1959 and 1975, Lecce played seventeen heavily limping seasons in the Italian Serie C but finally gained promotion to the Serie A in 1985 under the management of Eugenio Fascetti. They were immediately relegated however but returned to the top flight in 1988.

Lecce finished 9h in the 1988-1999 season in the Serie A but since then have flirted with relegation to the Serie B and promotion to the Serie A.

Lecce played the 2007-2008 season in the Italian Serie B and gained promotion to the Serie A and are now a Serie A team for the 2008-2009 season.

Lecce play their home matches at the Stadio Via del Mare, which can host 36,285 people. The club bears the nicknames Giallorossi (ywllow-reds), Salentini (Salenters) and Lupi (Wolves).

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Results within Serie A
Average goals per game

Match Results

U.S. Lecce

U.S. Lecce played a game against AC Milan that ended in a draw (2 - 2) Serie A -

Atalanta

Atalanta won a game against U.S. Lecce (3 - 1) in the Serie A -

AS Roma

AS Roma won a game against U.S. Lecce (1 - 0) in the Serie A -

U.S. Lecce

U.S. Lecce won a game against SPAL (3 - 1) in the Serie A -

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Team Roster

Name Position
Andrea Saraniti forward
Gilbert Gianelli Imbula Wanga midfielder
Filippo Falco midfielder
Edgaras Dubickas forward
Luca Rossettini defender
Gianmarco Chironi goalkeeper
Gianluca Lapadula forward
Andrea La Mantia forward
Andrea Tabanelli midfielder
Panagiotis Tachtsidis midfielder
Brayan Emanuel Vera Ramírez forward
Khouma Babacar forward
Jacopo Petriccione midfielder
Mauro Vigorito goalkeeper
Marco Mancosu midfielder
Marco Calderoni defender
Marco Bleve goalkeeper
Simone Lo Faso forward
Riccardo Fiamozzi defender
Mattia Felici midfielder
Radoslav Tsonev midfielder
Andrea Rispoli defender
Luka Dumancic defender
Gabriel Ferreira goalkeeper
Joakim Milli goalkeeper
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Bello midfielder
Luca Locci midfielder
Alessio Esposito midfielder
Antonio Di Silvestro midfielder
Leonardo Nunzella defender
Antonino Gallo defender
Roberto Pierno defender
Davide Riccardi defender
Biagio Meccariello defender
Stefano Pettinari forward
Romario Sandu Benzar defender
Žan Majer midfielder
Fabio Lucioni defender
Davide Cavaliere forward
Alessandro Avantaggiato forward
Evgeniy Shakhov midfielder
Matteo Legittimo defender

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