Catania Calcio 1946 City: Catania (Sicily-Italy) Colours: red-light blue/blue/black with red-blue edges Stadium: Angelo Massimino (called Cibali untill 2002), 21000 seats. Current position: Italian Championship Serie B 2004-2005. 1908 Birth of Associazione Sportiva pro Educazione Fisica Pro Patria, founded by Tano Ventimiglia and Francesco Sturzo d'Aldobrando. 1909 A group of players of Messina Football Club, who left Messina after the earthquake, started to play for Pro Patria. The first match was played against Regina Margherita Ship: 1-1. 1910 Pro Patria became Unione Sportiva Catanese. Local friendlies. 1915-19 War stop. 1920-21 Semifinal of Sicilian Federal Cup. 1927-28 Plays in Campionato Catanese devided in some teams (Allaccia, Elefant, Savoia...) 1928-29 Win Campionato Catanese. Merged with Juventus Sport Club (birth in 1919) in Catania SocietÓ Sportiva. Admitted to II Divisione. 1929-30 II Divisione Group A South 9th with 10 pts. Admitted to I Divisione as Catania Associazione Calcio Fascista. 1930-31 I Divisione Group E 7th with 21 pts. 1931-32 I Divisione Group F 6th with 34 pts. 1932-33 I Divisione Group I 4th with 22 pts. 1933-34 I Divisione Group H 1st with 41 pts. Promoted to Serie B. 1934-35 Serie B Group A 4th with 37 pts. 1935-36 Serie B 8th with 33 pts. 1936-37 Serie B 13th with 28 pts. Relegated after play-outs against Messina (0-2) and Venezia (0-4). 1937-38 Serie C Group H 4th. 1938-39 Serie C Group H 1st with 36 pts. Promoted to Serie B. 1939-40 Serie B 18th with 19 pts. 1940-41 Serie C Group H 6th with 25 pts. 1941-42 Serie C Group H 6th with 29 pts. 1942-43 Serie C Group N 1st with 31 pts. The team plays only the first match of play-offs because of the American occupation of Sicily. 1944-45 Catania ACF failed. The team is founded again as Catanese Unione Sportiva. Sicilian Championship: 2nd in Eliminatory Group C, 3rd in Quarter finals Group B. 1945-46 Serie C Group F South 11th with 6 pts. Merged with Virtus Catania in Club Calcio Catania. 1946-47 Serie C Group C South 6th with 20 pts. 1947-48 Serie C Group T 1st with 47 pts. Promoted to Serie B and then admitted to new Serie C for championship reorganization. 1948-49 Serie C Group D 1st with 45 pts. Promoted to Serie B after play-off with Avellino (2-0). 1949-50 Serie B 12th with 40 pts. 1950-51 Serie B 6th with 42 pts as Catania SocietÓ Sportiva. 1951-52 Serie B 4th with 44 pts as Catania Club Calcio. 1952-53 Serie B 3rd with 41 pts. Lose a play-off against Legnano (1-4). 1953-54 Serie B 1st with 43 pts. Promoted to Serie A. 1954-55 Serie A 12th with 30 pts. Relegated for a corruption case. 1955-56 Serie B 5th with 40 pts. 1956-57 Serie B 4th with 42 pts. 1957-58 Serie B 11th with 30 pts. 1958-59 Serie B 16th with 33 pts. 1959-60 Serie B 3rd with 47 pts. Promoted to Serie A. 1960-61 Serie A 8th with 36 pts. 1961-62 Serie A 10th with 30 pts. 1962-63 Serie A 11th with 30 pts. 1963-64 Serie A 8th with 30 pts. Lose the final of Alps Cup. 1964-65 Serie A 8th with 32 pts. 1965-66 Serie A 17th with 22 pts. Relegated to Serie B. 1966-67 Serie B 3rd with 42 pts. 1967-68 Serie B 10th with 40 pts. 1968-69 Serie B 11th with 35 pts. 1969-70 Serie B 2nd with 48 pts as Catania Associazione Calcio. Promoted to Serie A. 1970-71 Serie A 16th with 21 pts. Relegated to Serie B. 1971-72 Serie B 8th with 41 pts. 1972-73 Serie B 5th with 43 pts. 1973-74 Serie B 20th with 26 pts. Relegated to Serie C. 1974-75 Serie C Group C 1st with 57 pts as Catania Calcio 1946. Promoted to Serie B. 1975-76 Serie B 16th with 35 pts. 1976-77 Serie B 18th with 31 pts. Relegated to Serie C. 1977-78 Serie C Group C 2nd with 52 pts. Lose the play-off against Nocerina (1-2). Admitted to Serie C1. 1978-79 Serie C1 Group B 3rd with 42 pts. 1979-80 Serie C1 Group B 1st with 44 pts. Promoted to Serie B. 1980-81 Serie B 12th with 35 pts. 1981-82 Serie B 8th with 38 pts. 1982-83 Serie B 3rd with 45 pts. Promoted to Serie A after play-offs against Como (1-0) and Cremonese (0-0). 1983-84 Serie A 16th with 12 pts. Relegated to Serie B. 1984-85 Serie B 14th with 35 pts. 1985-86 Serie B 11th with 36 pts. 1986-87 Serie B 18th with 32 pts. Relegated to Serie C1. 1987-88 Serie C1 Group B 15th with 30 pts. Wins the play-out against Nocerina (2-0). 1988-89 Serie C1 Group B 9th with 34 pts. 1989-90 Serie C1 Group B 6th with 39 pts. 1990-91 Serie C1 Group B 10th with 33 pts. 1991-92 Serie C1 Group B 5th with 34 pts. 1992-93 Serie C1 Group B 8th with 34 pts. Relegated to Eccellenza for financial problems. 1993-94 Sicilian Eccellenza Group B 3rd with 45 pts. Admitted to Campionato Nazionale Dilettanti. 1994-95 C.N.D. Group I 1st with 52 pts. Promoted to Serie C2. 1995-96 Serie C2 Group C 8th with 48 pts. 1996-97 Serie C2 Group C 4th with 54 pts. Lose the play-off against Turris (0-0; 0-1). 1997-98 Serie C2 Group C 10th with 43 pts. 1998-99 Serie C2 Group C 1st with 59 pts. Promoted to Serie C1. 1999-00 Serie C1 Group B 7th with 49 pts. 2000-01 Serie C1 Group B 3rd with 58 pts. Lose the play-off against Avellino (0-1; 2-0) and Messina (1-1; 0-1). 2001-02 Serie C1 Group B 3rd with 58 pts. Win the play-off against Pescara (0-1; 1-0) and Taranto (1-0; 0-0). Promoted to Serie B. 2002-03 Serie B 17th with 43 pts. Relegated to Serie C1 and later readmitted to Serie B. 2003-04 Serie B 9th with 67 pts. 2004-05 Serie B 11th with 55 pts. 2005-06 Serie B.
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