Benevento Calcio, is an Italian football club based in the city of Benevento, for the second time in the Serie A championship for the new 2020/2021 season.
The social colors are yellow and red. Play the home matches at the municipal stadium “Ciro Vigorito” the Benevento players are known throughout Italy as the Sorcerers, as the city is known for being “the city of witches” due to the pagan religious rites that the Lombards performed along the river Sabato during their domination, seen by the local Christian populations as real acts of witchcraft.
Football in Benevento was born in September 1929. The “Ciro Vigorito” municipal stadium is located on the left bank of the river Sabato. Inaugurated on 9 September 1979, it was named after about 30 years, at the behest of the municipal administration, to Ciro Vigorito, journalist, entrepreneur, sports manager and CEO of the Giallorossi association since 2006, who died prematurely on 26 October 2010 due to a serious illness . It was created by the company of the then president of Ascoli Calcio, Costantino Rozzi. On the occasion of the inauguration, a friendly match was played between Benevento and the Ascoli team. Its “twin brother” is the Nuovo Romagnoli stadium in Campobasso which 90% follows the same design and structure of the Samnite facility. Built for 25,000 spectators, the current capacity is limited to 16,867 seats for reasons of public order.
8 June 2017: Benevento is in Serie A. After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino, Campania has a fourth promotion in the football elite. But the City of Witches brings with it a record: in the entire history of Italian football, it was the only one to reach the top division in a single league after the debut in Serie B. Marco Baroni hired after the positive experiences of Lanciano, Pescara and Novara, tuscan coach, champion of Italy with Napoli in 1989/90, was sacked after 9 consecutive defeats and replaced by coach Roberto De Zerbi. The first historic point comes on the 14th matchday, Benevento-Milan 2-2. In full recovery, goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli anticipates everyone in the area and signs the draw against the Rossoneri of Milan with a header in a riot of joy and emotions. The first victory comes, however, on the last day of the first round against Chievo Verona.
President Oreste Vigorito decides together with Sporting Director Pasquale Foggia to entrust the Giallorossi bench to former world champion Pippo Inzaghi for the start of the 2019/2020 season. The Piacenza technician immediately “married” the Benevento project. With 86 points, of which 46 won in the first round and the record won by Buffon, Del Piero, Trezeguet, Nedved, 26 wins, 8 draws and just 4 defeats, the Giallorossi club wins promotion to the top flight with 7 days to spare . A ride that will remain in the annals especially for the many records that Inzaghi’s men were able to beat and / or equal.