A.S.D. Martina Calcio 1947
|Full name||A.S.D. Martina Calcio 1947|
|Ground||Stadio Gian Domenico Tursi, Martina Franca|
|Chairman||Donato Muschio Schiavone|
A.S.D. Martina Calcio 1947, formerly A.S. Martina Franca 1947, and A.C. Martina, usually referred to as simply Martina Franca or just Martina, is an Italian association football club, based in Martina Franca, Apulia. The club was re-founded in 2008 as A.S.D. Martina Franca 1947 and again 2016 as A.S.D. Martina Calcio 1947.
The club was founded in 1947.
The club needed new financial backers, but with its relegation to Italy's fourth level of professional football, no investors were found and the club decided to withdrew from the 2008–09 season. All players were released.
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At the same time with the dissolve of A.C. Martina, a phoenix club, A.S.D. Martina Franca was founded in the same transfer window. It was admitted in the Prima Categoria Apulia. The club finished as the second in 2008–09 Prima Categoria Apulia season and promoted to Promozione Apulia.
The following season has won the Promozione Apulia playoffs and the promotion to 2010–11 Eccellenza Apulia season. The company Ostuni Sports, militant in Serie D, Martina proposes an exchange of sports titles that would allow a double promotion, but after a first initial interest in the company it was decided to give up and then participate in Eccellenza Apulia.
In the 2010–11 season, after a long battle with Cerignola which ended only in extra time of the promotion playoff, Martina was finally promoted to 2011–12 Serie D.
Martina was relegated back to Serie D after ending the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in thirteenth place, only to be admitted back to the 2014–15 Lega Pro after being picked in order to fill a league vacancy.
In 2016, the club did not enrolled in the professional league, thus all players were released.
Colors and badge
The team's colors are blue and white.
- "Svincolo calciatori società non iscritte o non ammesse ai Campionati 2008–2009" (PDF). Il Presidente Federale. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Italian Football Federation (FIGC). 2008–09 (31/A). 25 July 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- "(no title)" (PDF). Il Presidente Federale. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Italian Football Federation (FIGC). 2016–17 (32/A). 21 July 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2016.
- "1.1 Affiliazioni". Comitato Regionale Puglia. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 2016–17 (16). 8 September 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- Official website of A.S. Martina Franca 1947 (in Italian)
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