U.S. Lecce

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Lecce
Full nameUnione Sportiva Lecce S.p.A.
Nickname(s)I Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds)
I Salentini (The Salentians)
I Lupi (The Wolves)
Founded17 March 1908 (forerunner)
16 September 1927
1934 (re-founded)
GroundStadio Via del Mare,
Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Capacity31,533[1]
PresidentSaverio Sticchi Damiani
Head coachMarco Baroni
LeagueSerie B
2021-221st promoted to Serie A
WebsiteClub website

U.S. Lecce is a Italian football club from Lecce, Apulia. The club was founded 1908 and has spent a large part of their recent history changing between Italy's second division and Serie A. Its best Serie A finish is the ninth place obtained in the 1988–89 season. The team plays in red and yellow stripes the colours of city. The symbol of Lecce is a female wolf under a holm oak tree which is also the symbol of the city of Lecce.[2]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 9 August 2022.[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy Italy Marco Bleve
3 DF Albania Albania Kastriot Dermaku
6 DF Italy Italy Federico Baschirotto
7 MF Norway Norway Kristoffer Askildsen (on loan from Sampdoria)
8 MF Croatia Croatia Kristijan Bistrović (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
9 FW Italy Italy Lorenzo Colombo (on loan from Milan)
10 FW Italy Italy Francesco Di Mariano
11 FW Italy Italy Federico Di Francesco
13 DF Italy Italy Alessandro Tuia
14 MF Iceland Iceland Þórir Jóhann Helgason
17 DF France France Valentin Gendrey
19 FW Poland Poland Marcin Listkowski
20 MF Czech Republic Czech Republic Daniel Samek
21 GK Italy Italy Federico Brancolini
23 MF Sweden Sweden John Björkengren
24 DF Italy Italy Gianluca Frabotta (on loan from Juventus)
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 DF Italy Italy Antonino Gallo
26 DF Italy Italy Mattia Ciucci
27 MF Brazil Brazil Gabriel Strefezza
29 MF France France Alexis Blin
30 GK Italy Italy Wladimiro Falcone (on loan from Sampdoria)
31 FW Sweden Sweden Joel Voelkerling Persson
34 MF Finland Finland Eetu Mömmö
42 MF Denmark Denmark Morten Hjulmand
70 DF Belgium Belgium Rob Nizet
77 FW The Gambia Gambia Assan Ceesay
83 DF Belgium Belgium Mats Lemmens
99 FW Spain Spain Pablo Rodríguez
DF Turkey Turkey Mert Çetin (on loan from Hellas Verona)
DF Spain Spain Joan Gonzàlez
FW Zambia Zambia Lameck Banda


References[change | change source]

  1. "Lecce, agibilità a tempo di record per il Via del Mare. E domenica arriva l'ex Ventura". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. "Storia dello Stemma". www.japigia.com. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. "Prima Squadra 2021/22" (in Italian). uslecce.it.