Spezia

Spezia Calcio is a professional football club based in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. In 2020–21, they played in the Serie A for the first time in their history, after promotion to the top tier via play-offs in the 2019–20 season.

Founded in 1906, Spezia has spent the majority of its history playing in the third or fourth levels of the Italian football league system.

History

Early history (1906–1944)

Spezia Calcio was founded in 1906. The club began playing league football in 1917 in the regional fourth-division Promozione Ligure.

In 1926, they won the Seconda Divisione and were promoted to the Prima Divisione, which was at that time the second-highest level of Italian football. In 1929 Spezia won the Prima Divisione but the league was demoted to become the third division in Italy so the team remained at the second level, playing in Serie B.

For the 1929-30 season, the club played in the first season of the newly-formed Serie B and changed their name to AC Spezia. Spezia remained at this level before suffering relegation in 1935, only to swiftly return for the 1936-37 season.

In 1944, because of World War II, the Italian football federation decided to split the top league into regional rounds. The team, named 42° Corpo dei Vigili del Fuoco della Spezia (Firefighters of La Spezia) after a merger with the local firefighter to have a sufficient number of players, was included in Round D of Emilia-Romagna, together with Corradini Suzzara, Fidentina, Orlandi Busseto and Parma. Spezia won the round and qualified to the semi-finals, in which it challenged Suzzara, Carpi and Modena. Spezia won also this round, winning five of the six matches played, losing only to Carpi. By winning the semi-final round, Spezia was admitted to play a two-legs play-off against Bologna.

The first match, played in Bologna, was suspended because of incidents after the 1–0 goal of Spezia by the Bologna supporters; Spezia was awarded a 2–0 win because of

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