Brescia is an Italian football club that is based in Brescia, Lombardy. They are currently playing in Serie B, the second tier of football in Italy. It has spent many years in the second division, holding the record for the most consecutive seasons in Serie B with 18, as well as being the team that has spent the most seasons in this league (61 seasons).
Over the years, Brescia has won Serie B on four occasions, with its best finish in the top tier Serie A being the 8th place finish in the 2000/2001 season.
Around the same time, Brescia managed to get into the Intertoto Cup on two occasions, getting to the final in 2001 but losing to Paris Saint-Germain. The notable players on this team were Italian legend Roberto Baggio and Pep Guardiola. The team plays in a blue and white kit, with the home games taking place at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti. The main rival is nearby Atalanta.
History of Brescia
Brescia Football Club was started in 1911 and it played in Serie A for a number of seasons during its first few decades as a club. It was not until 1982 that Brescia got relegated to Serie C1. They have only spent four seasons out of the top two tiers of football in Italy in its history.
The biggest piece of silverware the club has won came in 1994 when they captured the Anglo-Italian Cup. They signed former World Player of the Year Roberto Baggio in 2000. This is when the team saw success in the Intertoto Cup. Baggio played at the club for four seasons before he retired. He was such a big influence on the team was given the nickname “Baggio’s Brescia”.
The team got relegated from Serie A the first season after the stalwart’s retirement. It took them a number of years to get back in the top flight. Ever since they have been going back and forth between the top two tiers in the country. Some of the notable players to pull on the Brescia jersey over the years include local Andrea Pirlo, Luca Toni, and Gheorghe Hagi.
The very first Brescia jersey was blue, representing the colour of the national flag. It has a thick white vertical stripe on the font. It eventually changed this to a V shape until only an all blue shirt was used. These days, the V is back on the blue jerseys.
There was no badge until the 1980s, with the blue crest having a gold outline and a lion. The city of Brescia is called Leonessa d'Italia – “the Lioness of Italy”. The name came as a result of an uprising that took place in 1849 against its Austrian rulers.
In the early years of the club, Brescia played their home games at a number of different venues. Between 1923 and 1959, they were using the “Stadium”, which had been built for a local sports club in the town
A new stadium was built and finished in 1959, with the Mario Rigamonti stadium named after a Torino player who had died in the Superga air disaster. There have been significant renovations over the years, with the biggest coming in 2007.
Over the years, there have been some notable victories along the way. The most recent of the four Serie B title wins came in 2018/2019. It has also won Serie C on two occasions, as well as the Nova Supersports Cup, Anglo-Italian Cup, and the Coppa dell’Amicizia. In its history, Brescia has spent 23 seasons in Serie A.
Betting on Brescia games
There is always a good blend of local players and those from farther afield who are trying to make a name for themselves at Brescia. The games are always exciting, with the home supporters being very passionate.
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