Between the 60s and the 70s

Crippa ShowCampionato 1966/67, Series B
The coach Bizzotto guide the granata to a top championship the following season, however, is where the fate yet to be once mocking with the granata. The Reggio Team thanks to good infrastructure including Corni (on loan from Torino), Crippa, Fogar, Mazzanti, dispute a great season and closes in third place in the standings, which, ironically, does not mean jumping into the top flight (for that ‘year due to a reform of the championships which decreases the league from 18 to 16 teams only the top two teams are promoted).

1967/68 league, Serie B
After two great leagues in 1967/68 will rush to jump in top class. even if the goal is not openly stated.
The team is reinforced with the acquisition of goalkeeper Boranga from Fiorentina and bomber Fanello. The Mirabello stadium is also modernized with the resettlement of the stands, the enlargement of the total capacity and the reconstruction of the pitch, which finally sees the move to a grass pitch from the old charcoal that had characterized the pitch of Reggiana stadium.
After a great season the team accused a slight physical decline in the closing days of the tournament and you have to settle for 6th final position.

Nasce il QuadrumviratoChampionship 1968 / 69 Born the Quadrumvirate, series B
In the season 1968/1969 the famous triumvirate Visconti-Lari-Degola, add a component: it is the well known engines industry Rainero Lombardini. It goes so to form a quadrunvirate, and consequently the team is further reinforced. The league now seems haunted and despite a great championship, the Reggiana literally thrown to the wind the opportunity to be promoted in the last two league games, which does not go beyond 2 draws, one of which, obtained in the last day on the pitch of a Lazio already promoted, whose jubilant fans invaded the field before the end of the game, causing many problems. The granata team must be satisfied about a place of honor, and finished fourth in the standings to one point behind third-ranked and promoted Bari.

1969/70 league, series B
The next season 1969/70 marks the end of Bizzotto era and ends with a burning relegation to Serie C. What began as a season of change, results in an incredible insult. Temporary leasing of Boranga goalkeeper and the ugly season of some key men determine a general decline in the team’s performance, which translates into very few goals and made into an endless series of defeats and draws (21 at the end of the season). Last day Reggiana apprehends the third last position like Atalanta, Catanzaro and Taranto, but it’s the goal difference to condemn the granata team to return to the third series.

Ritorno in B 1970-71

Championship 1970/71, series C
In 1970/71 the bench is headed by Ezio Galbiati, and Reggiana back in full sail in Serie B after a league far from easy. With the return of Boranga and Passalaqua and the many goals of Spagnolo, the granata team dispute a great season, scoring repeatedly and conceding very few goals, establishing a series of incredible records including only 9 goals conceded in 38 games (still unbeaten record) and folds the competition of Alessandria and win by 58 points the group A of the Serie C.


Festa Promozione in B 1970-71

1971/72 league, series B
The following year Reggiana decided to focus on continuity both for the bench, both for the team, which is reinforced with the purchase expert defender Marini and with the purchase of what will prove to be a real bomber, Zandoli. The granata team dispute a great championship and get to battle for the promotion in serie A until the last three days, where, however, collapses and suffers two defeats and must say goodbye to a second successive promotion.

1972/73 league, series B
The third season of coach Galbiati in 1972/73 reveals a very strange season for the granata team to an anonymous championship standings center (end 10th), offset by a stupendous Italian Cup, also played against teams in Serie A and will end to the semi-finals rounds (where there was an amazing 1 to 1 in Turin against Juventus and an exciting 2 to 3 in Mirabello against Inter in front of 15,000 spectators, the match that Reggiana will lose due to a sabotage of the lighting system just opened).

1973/74 league, series B
After four years in 1973/74 ends the adventure of Galbiati and the bench is entrusted to the duo reggiano Campari / Grevi. The team, renewed in summer, dispute a bad league never finding the right rhythm. Salvation is crowned on goal difference only on the final day, after a dramatic match in Arezzo ended with the score 2 to 2 thanks to the goals by Sacco and the ever-present Zandoli.

Spareggio San Siro 1975Championship 1974/75, series B
The next year is even worse and Reggiana must take part even to a playoff match to save himself. June 26, 1975 at San Siro stadium is staged and will go down in history the challenge against Alessandria, who finished the championship to 34 points as Reggiana and Avellino (though winning goal difference). Reggiana get the long-awaited salvation thanks to a 82nd minute from Passalacqua scissors kick (after the 1-1 of the first half) and also thanks to the incentive of many reggiani who reach by car and more than 30 coaches the Milanese stadium. In the same year, 1975, saw the birth of what is to be defined the true Inno Granata, by the group of the Savages on a text by Enzo Magistro and music by Dante Torricelli which for so many years will assist the team in the pre-game home matches in Mirabello.

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