Venezia FC Earns Promotion to Serie A During the Playoff Final at Stadio Penzo

June 3, 2024

Venice, Italy – June 3, 2024 - Venezia FC (VFC), the professional football club of Venice founded in 1907, today officially announced the promotion of its men’s First Team to Lega Serie A, Italy’s top soccer league, following yesterday’s playoff final win against Cremonese. The victory match concluded with a 1-0 result, at Venezia’s historic Stadio Penzo with a goal from striker Cristian Gytkjaer during the second leg of the two final playoff games. Venezia FC was last in Serie A in the 2021-2022 season. This marks the club’s 14th appearance in Serie A within its club’s long history.

The First Team is coached by Paolo Vanoli together with Sporting Director, Filippo Antonelli, and the sporting technical team. Venezia FC’s is the only football club of the lagoon city of Venice and mainland Venice with a unique mission of combining sporting excellence, fashion, art and community development to protect and preserve the iconic city.

Duncan Niederauer, President of Venezia FC, commented: “I am incredibly honored to announce the promotion of our legendary football club’s First Team to the glorious Serie A. This is an emotional win for our club following an extraordinary season characterized by hard work, perseverance, and relentless dedication among our talented players, sporting team, and club officials. None of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors, partners, and most of all our committed fanbase around the world. Their contributions throughout the season have been instrumental and a driving force of motivation.”

“Overall, this promotion is particularly special given the ability to truly celebrate together in person with our fans, something that was no possible back in 2021 due to the pandemic. The chants at all our games and last night throughout the canals and Saint Mark’s Square among the “tifosi” were truly spectacular. We look forward to continuing to make our fans proud by making history together with all our supporters while serving as football ambassadors of the majestic city of Venice within our community,” he added.

About Venezia FC
Founded in 1907, Venezia FC (VFC) is the professional football club of Venice, Italy. The iconic club is known for its focus on sporting excellence and integrity combined with its mission on social responsibility, community development, art, and the preservation of Venice. Located on the lagoon island of Sant’Elena, the historic club plays at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo, Italy’s second oldest stadium in Italy, adjacent to the grounds of the Venice Biennale. For most of the the club's history, VFC has ranked in Italy's top two divisions. One of the club's most significant achievements was winning the Coppa Italia in 1940-41. More recently, VFC was promoted from Serie D, to Serie C, to Serie B between the years 2015 and 2020 and then to Serie A in 2021 and now once again in 2024, considered an amazing achievement.

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