is a football (soccer) club from Italy.
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Sorrento Calcio is an Football in Italy club from Sorrento, Italy, Campania, the club was founded during 1945. Currently the club compete in Lega Pro Prima Divisione after starting a promotion streak in Serie D 2005-06 when they were promoted from Serie D, followed by promotion from Serie C2.
The club has spent most of its history in the lower regions of the Italian football system. Sorrento reached as high as Serie B during the early 1970s, where they recorded their overall highest finish with a 19th place in the 1971–72 season. In addition to this and the championships they have won at lower levels, Sorrento have also won the Serie D Italian Cup.
The club was founded in 1945 and after playing lower divisions, they earned the right to be enrolled into the Promozione league for the 1949–50 season. Sorrento finished bottom of the league, in a season which was dominanted by stronger local rivals such as U.S. Avellino and A.S.D. Caserta Calcio.
Under the name Flos Carmeli; which is a Roman Catholic reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary meaning Faith, Love, Obedience and Service, the club returned to the league during the mid-1950s. This time their positioning was more stable, and they had a new ground in the form of Stadio Italia
. The name of the Sorrentine club was changed back to the original Sorrento Calcio in 1957.
In the late 1960s, Sorrento began to become far more successful on the field, they achieved successive promotions. First they won Promozione Campania by three points and then in their debut Serie D season of 1968–69 they were champions on goal difference, after finishing level on points with Torre del Greco side F.C. Turris 1944 A.S.D..
1970s league success
The side from the province of Naples experienced Serie C level football for the first time in the 1969–70 season. Sorrento achieved a respectable 4th place finish above more famous clubs such as U.S. Lecce and F.C. Messina Peloro, as well as regional rivals Salernitana Calcio 1919 and Avellino. In the following season, Sorrento improved further and were crowned champions of Serie C; just one point above Salernitana to clinch the title.