Fixtures

Italy Serie D Play-Offs 05/19 14:00 3 Trapani vs Cavese - View
Italy Serie D Cup 05/25 14:00 1 Trapani vs Gavorrano - View
Italy Serie D Cup 05/29 14:00 1 Gavorrano vs Trapani - View

Results

Italy Serie D 05/15 14:00 2 Team Altamura v Trapani W 0-3
Italy Serie D 04/28 13:00 37 Nuova Gioiese v Trapani W 1-2
Italy Serie D 04/14 12:30 35 Portici 1906 v Trapani W 0-5
Italy Serie D 04/07 18:30 34 [1] Trapani v US Siracusa [2] W 1-0
Italy Serie D 03/28 14:00 33 [15] ASD San Luca v Trapani [1] D 0-0
Italy Serie D Cup 03/20 19:30 2 Trapani v Imolese W 1-0
Italy Serie D 03/17 14:00 31 Acireale v Trapani W 0-4
Italy Serie D Cup 03/13 13:30 2 Trapani v Imolese - PPT.
Italy Serie D 03/10 13:30 30 [1] Trapani v Reggio Calabria [4] W 3-1
Italy Serie D 03/03 14:00 29 Igea Virtus v Trapani D 0-0
Italy Serie D Cup 02/28 16:00 2 Imolese v Trapani W 1-2
Italy Serie D 02/25 14:30 28 [1] Trapani v ASD Sancataldese [13] W 3-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 40 18 22
Wins 36 17 19
Draws 4 1 3
Losses 0 0 0
Goals for 108 56 52
Goals against 15 7 8
Clean sheets 26 11 15
Failed to score 3 0 3

Wikipedia - SSD FC Trapani 1905

S.S.D. F.C. Trapani 1905, commonly referred to as Trapani, is an Italian football club based in Trapani, Sicily.

They are nicknamed the Granata (the Maroons), after their kit colour.

History

Foundation

The club's roots can be traced back to 1905; on 2 April of that year, local newspaper the Gazzetta di Trapani ran an advert requesting young people to form a football association for Trapani. The club founded, by professor Ugolino Montagna and young native Abele Mazzarese to represent the West-Sicilian town was named Unione Sportiva Trapanese. It is one of the oldest teams on the island, after Palermo and Messina.

U.S. Trapanese's first president was Giuseppe Platamone, and the club played its games at Via Spalti. The club's first official game came against Palermo in October 1908; the more experienced Palermitan team won emphatically, scoring 12 goals. The Trapanese bounced back, however, playing local derbies against teams from Marsala and Erice.

Post-war times

After World War I, in 1921, three local teams rose: Vigor, Bencivegna and Drepanum. During the 1921–22 season, Vigor finished 6th in the Sicilian section of the national championship of the C.C.I. (Confederazione Calcistica Italiana). On 22 January 1923, a merger occurred between Vigor and Drepanum; the club decided to revive the previous name U.S. Trapanese.

In June 1926, the club's name was changed to A.S. Trapani. In the 1930–31 season, under the name Juventus Trapani, the club won promotion from III Divisione to II Divisione. The following season, they achieved promotion again, this time into the early 1930s equivalent of Serie C. They finished 8th in Serie C in the 1942–43 season, but then football in Italy was put on hold for World War II.

1940s, 50s and 60s

Just after World War II, the club used the name A.S. Trapani for one season before changing its name to A.S. Drepanum. They were entered into Serie C, which, at the time, was divided into many regional groups. For the 1947–48 season, they qualified for the new, smaller Serie C, even finishing above Messina. Unfortunately for the club, they were relegated to Serie D in the 1949–50 season after finishing second from bottom.

1990s: peak and decline

With former Serie A player Ignazio Arcoleo as head coach, Trapani experienced two consecutive promotions from Serie D to Serie C1 in the early 1990s.

In 1995, a strong and qualified team composed mostly of young promising players such as Marco Materazzi and more experienced local footballers such as Francesco Galeoto qualified to the promotion play-off, but ultimately lost to Walter Novellino's Gualdo in the semi-finals with a late goal scored on injury time. After that, Trapani experienced a slow but continuous decline despite attempts to repeat past successes: Arcoleo left Trapani to coach Palermo along with some of the best players, including Galeoto. The club then relegated to Serie C2 in 1997, Serie D in 2000 and even Eccellenza in the 2005–06 season, despite a late attempt by Arcoleo and former star Gaetano Vasari to save the team from relegation. In addition, the club also received a 12-point deduction for the 2006–07 season following a match-fixing attempt recognized by the Football Federation. In its 2006–07 Eccellenza campaign, Trapani, coached by former Parma midfielder Tarcisio Catanese, ended the regular season phase to eleventh place and escaped relegation after having won relegation play-offs to Terrasini in a 5–0 single-legged win. From 2007 onwards, Trapani competed in the Serie D with little success.

From Serie D to Serie B and league exclusion

In 2009, chairman Vittorio Morace appointed Roberto Boscaglia as new head coach, intending to bring the club back into professionalism; in his first season in charge, Trapani ended as runners-up behind Milazzo. However, later in August, due to the high number of resignations of clubs in the higher ranks, Trapani was admitted into the 2010–11 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (formerly Serie C2), thus ending the club's 13-year absence from the professional ranks.

In 2010–11, Trapani finished as runners-up in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione Group C and successively won the promotion play-offs to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the first campaign in the third tier, Trapani surprised everyone by topping the league against all odds; an end-of-season crisis, however, led to the Sicilians being overtaken by Spezia in the penultimate week of the season and losing a direct promotion. In the subsequent promotion play-offs, after defeating Cremonese in the semi-finals, Trapani lost a two-legged final to fourth-placed outsiders Lanciano. In the following season, however, Trapani were crowned champions (this time in group A) and finally promoted to Serie B for the first time ever.

In 2015–16, with Serse Cosmi as their coach, they finished in 3rd place, losing to Pescara in the playoff final. However, they started off badly the following season, sacking Cosmi on 30 November with the club in last place. The appointment of Alessandro Calori saw an improvement in form, and they ended the season in 19th place, sitting in the relegation play-off spots. Unfortunately, 18th placed Ternana finished five points above the Granata, meaning the club were relegated to Serie C for the 2017–18 season.

Trapani's first season back to the third tier, with Calori still in charge, saw the Granata ending in third place (behind US Lecce and Catania) and then being eliminated at the playoff stage by eventual winners Cosenza.

During the summer of 2018, Trapani's ownership announced their intention to sell the club and reduce the budget due to financial and legal issues surrounding the parent company, Ustica Lines. Vincenzo Italiano was hired as the new head coach in place of Calori, with Raffaele Rubino as sporting director for the new season. The season also saw the club being sold from the Morace family to the FM Service company, owned by Maurizio De Simone. The club ended the season in second place, and had a successful campaign in the subsequent promotion playoffs, making it to the finals against Piacenza after defeating Catania in the semi-finals.

On 5 June 2019, just a few days after the first leg of the playoff finals, the Trapani playing squad announced their intention to send their notice of default after the new ownership had repeatedly failed to pay their salaries. On 15 June 2019, Trapani defeated Piacenza 2–0 to win their second promotion to Serie B in the club's history. The very next day, Rome-based property developer Giorgio Heller (who was already linked to the club in the past) announced his acquisition of a majority 80% share of the club. The takeover was formally finalized on 21 June 2019, in time to allow the club to successfully register for the 2019–20 Serie B season.

However, after an unfavourable season that ended with immediate relegation to Serie C, Trapani were excluded altogether on 5 October 2020 due to outstanding financial issues.

Restart from Serie D and Serie C return

In the summer of 2021, Paceco-based Serie D club Dattilo acquired the footballing rights of Trapani, including the logo, and renamed themselves as Football Club Trapani 1905. In their debut season under the new denomination, Trapani ended in a mid-table finish. In April 2023, the club was bought for €1,240,000 by Valerio Antonini. Under his tenure, Trapani dominated the 2023–24 Serie D Group I, winning promotion to Serie C immediately.

Trapani is a professional soccer team based in Trapani, Italy. The team was founded in 1905 and currently competes in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football. Trapani plays their home matches at the Stadio Polisportivo Provinciale, which has a seating capacity of 7,000.

The team's colors are red and blue, and they are known for their passionate fan base and competitive spirit on the field. Trapani has a rich history in Italian football, with several promotions and successes in various competitions over the years.

The team has produced talented players who have gone on to play for top clubs in Italy and abroad. Trapani is known for their attacking style of play and strong defensive organization, making them a formidable opponent for any team in Serie C.

Overall, Trapani is a respected and well-established soccer team in Italy, with a proud tradition and a bright future ahead.