is a football (soccer) club from Italy.
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Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio is an Football in Italy club, based in Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna.
In the season 2010-11 it plays in Serie B.
The club was founded in 1922. The clubs colours originated from a donated kit from Lancaster Rovers FC of England.
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 A.C. 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 U.S. Grosseto F.C. in the final season days, and were defeated by fifth-placed A.C. Monza Brianza 1912 in the playoff semifinals. Remondina then left Sassuolo to join Serie B's Piacenza Calcio, 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 title, thus ensuring a historical promotion to Serie B, the first in the club's history.
Following the neroverdis promotion to the Italian second tier, Allegri left Sassuolo to fill the head coaching position at Serie A team Cagliari Calcio. On July 2008 the club announced to have filled this vacancy by appointing former Atalanta B.C. and A.C. Siena boss Andrea Mandorlini for the upcoming 2008–09 season.
Sassuolo had a fantastic and surprising start to the 2008–09 campaign and held a promotion playoff place for very long time, but they managed to win only two points in the last 5 games and eventually finished in 7th place, which was also very impressive for a newly-promoted side. Despite a successful season, Mandorlini left Sassuolo by mutual consent in June 2009. They appointed former Piacenza Calcio coach Stefano Pioli on 11 June 2009.
Notable former players