The Postwar Period

Championship 1945/46
After the forced stop of the previous year because of the war, in the season 1945/46 the championships structure is unclear and is not the traditional one. Reggiana participates in the tournament series B – C (north) and to drive the granata is called one of the glories of Reggio Emilia: Felice Romano. The team is made for 9/11 from reggiani players and plays by heart and immediately get important results that allow it to finishing the round in the lead paired to Padova and to qualify to the final group. At this point the promotion to Serie B is mathematic, but if Reggiana were to win the final round, would go directly to Serie A. The granata disputed a great final round, but are classified in fourth place, just two points off to Serie A promotion. to note the big efforts made by grenade leadership in this season, (among all the young Carlo Visconti, who will write important pages in the history of Reggiana) that allows give a new face also to the glorious Mirabello stadium, whose wooden grandstand it’s replaced by a cement one.

1946/47 league, Serie B
In the year 1946/47 Reggiana dispute a good championship that allows it to 13th place and then to get a quiet salvation. The team is entrusted to the young Bruno Vale, but halfway through the season asked to be replaced, and so it’s up to Alcide Violi lead the team to salvation. Is a must to report the defender Gino Giaroli, who later had a dazzling career in Serie A.

storia-dopo-guerra_011947/48 league, Serie B
Of all teams participating in the 1947/48 season, only the first six will remain in the group, while the other will be all relegated. The granata season begins with a corporate Exchange, where Visconti and his deputy Lari resign and are replaced by Dall’Aglio. In the first round the team is not convincing and results are slow to arrive so in the second round the Mattea coach was sacked and replaced by Pietro Ferrari, Reggiana old glory. The team curls 12 consecutive positive results and boost also from the bomber Suozzi (for him 16 centers) get an excellent 5th place that guarantees salvation. The strength of this Reggiana, as well as in the field is also in the stands, packed by a beautiful public, whether at home or away (memorable the caravan that followed the players at the Tardini of Parma and who painted the entire Via Emilia of granata) .

1948/49 league, Serie B
The following season saw the confirmation of Ferrari as a coach and the sale of bomber Suozzi to Catania, a decision which causes controversy and protests of the fans. It was bought by Milan Arcari IV, real big shot of the granata market. The company (in serious financial trouble) becomes the Cooperative of Consumption A.C. Reggiana based in Place Cavour and Renato Simonini assumes the presidency. The team fights as it can and browse in the slums of the league and is able to obtain a photo finish salvation beating the Pisa by 3 to 0.

1949/50 league, Serie B
The 1949-50 season is characterized by a thriller Championship final. Reggiana plays bad and is often the victim of accidents and unfortunate incidents and get to the last day fourth from the bototm, virtually downgraded. But the final day can, with a flicker of Corradini beat Salernitana and overcome in the standings Empoli and Alessandria finishing 17th and achieving a daring salvation front of his audience of Mirabello exploding festive.

1950/51 league, Serie B
After the salvation gained in extremis, in 1950/51 Reggiana seeks to strengthen the team for not repeating the suffering of the previous year. It’s confirmed the bomber Scagliarini (who will score 17 goals) and are bought many players but after a good start the team starts to accuse the blow and closed with a disappointing 13th place.
The only consolation is the victory of the Discipline Cup, the trophy awarded to the team that scored fewer suspensions and warnings during the year.

1951/52 league, Serie B
The following year, the 1951/52 marks a substantial dismantling of the team with the sale of many valuable pieces including Scagliarini. At the corporate level it should be noted the entrance of Giovanni Degola, which forms with existing Carlo Visconi (retuned) and Gino Lari the “magical” Triumvirate. But the team is too young and inexperienced, not even collects an away victory and closes the second lowest, retreating in C

triumvirato1952/53 championship, series C
In 1952/53, the new leadership now pointing up and build a team with the clear objective to go back immediately to Serie B. The technical guide is entrusted to the former Roma player Guido Masetti, but the team immediately betray the expectations and instead fighting for the top places is embroiled in the fight to avoid relegation. The team seems to struggle and rise again, when beating at the Tardini in Parma derby by 2 to 1 in a tense game and refereed from what will become the best referee of the time, Concetto Lo Bello. The joy for this victory, however, is severely suppressed by the news that broke out after a few days. Reggiana, namely a manager, are accused of attempted match by Parmensi executives. The C.A.F. He recognizes Reggiana guilty and the sentence is harsh: 20 points penalty and lifetime ban for Degola (will be amnestied in 1982, yet can play its role in society). Reggiana closes so last place in the standings and were relegated to IV series, in the season that marks the blackest page in the granata history.

Gianni Cappi1953/54 championship series IV
The 1953/54 season starts as a true season of re-foundation. In society, Enzo Del Conte as president, flanked Lari and Visconti and Regolo Ferretti is the secretary. As has often happened in Reggiana story focuses on local forces, starting from their coach: is chosen the old glory Alcide Violi. The team consists of some “hens” as captain Panciroli and excellent young people like Gianni Cappi it does record the still unbeaten record of signatures in a season with granata: 29 goals in 30 games. Despite the numbers of his bomber the team ended with a 3rd place at 36 points.

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