- A.C. Pistoiese
Football club infobox
clubname = Pistoiese
fullname = Associazione Calcio Pistoiese SpA
nickname = "Arancioni" (Orange)
founded = 1921
Stadio Marcello Melani, Pistoia, Italy
capacity = 13,195 | chairman =
league = Lega Pro Prima Divisione - B
season = 2007-08
position = Serie C1/B, 14th
Associazione Calcio Pistoiese is an Italian football club, based in
Pistoia, Tuscany. The club was founded in 1921 and refounded in 1988. Pistoiese currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione, having last been in Serie Ain 1981. The team's colors are orange and blue.
singer-songwriter Francesco Gucciniis probably the most famous tifoso of Pistoiese in Italy.
Pistoiese achieved prominence by rising to
Serie Bin the late 1970s with promotion to Serie Afollowing in 1980. With veterans like Marcello Lippiand Mario Frustalupiand promising young talents such as Paolo Benedetti, Pistoiese made a reasonable start to Serie A life and were as high as 6th after a win at Fiorentina at Round 13. But a dismal freefall resulted in last place in relegation, and the club have not recovered since apart from spells in Serie B in 1995-96 and 1999-2002.
In the 2005/06 Serie C1/B campaign, Pistoiese battled against relegation from Serie C1 with goals proving hard to come by, yet having one of the best defensive records in the division. A good season ending brought the team to a good 9th place in Group A, but just three points ahead the relegation playouts. She finished 14th in Group B in 2007-2008 season and played relegation play-off against Sangiovannese. They won by 4-0 aggregate and remained in
Lega Pro Prima Divisione(former Serie C1).
Notable former players
Notable former managers
* [http://www.acpistoiesecalcio.it/ Official site]
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