Carpi FC gain promotion to Serie A - who are they?

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It was confirmed last night that Carpi FC would be promoted from Serie B to Serie A for the first time in the club's history.

The Italian side drew 0-0 with Bari which was enough to secure their promotion to top-flight after spending the majority of the season sitting top of the table.

Despite never being in the top-flight of Italian football, Carpi has a rich history and it has an incredible story from it's beginning back in 1909, to where it is today in 2015. First of all lets take a look into a little factfile of the club who will be going up against the big-boys of Italian football next season.

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- Nickname: Biancorossi
- Founded: 1909
- Ground: Stadio Sandro Cabassi
- Capacity: 4,144
- Chairman: Claudio Caliumi
- Manager: Fabrizio Castori
- Last Season: Finished 12th in Serie B

Club's History

So there is a little fact-file about the newly promoted club, but lets take a further look into their history and the ups and downs it's suffered throughout the years.

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First of all, the club used to be known as Associazione Calcio Carpi, or AC Carpi for short, but they changed the name further down the line.

Throughout most of it's early stages, Carpi were featuring in Serie C and Serie D, but in the 1996/1997 season, they reached the play-offs in Serie B and were just 90-minutes away from the top-flight for the first time ever.

However, they lost the play-off final to Monza and just three years later, the club was cancelled.

In 2000, AC Carpi fell to Serie D and became bankrupt and stopped running as a football club.

Carpi FC Reformed

This is when a new club was formed and took the name of Carpi FC and started in Serie D, the fourth tier of Italian football.

In the 2012–13 season, Carpi was promoted to Serie B after beating Lecce in the Girone A Playoff Final. The game ended 2-1 on aggregate and saw the club rise to the second-tier of Italian football. This was also the club's third promotion in just four seasons.

In their first season in Serie B, they finished in 12th place but only three points shy of the play-offs.

However, just a year later, they have finally secured a promotion to Serie A and will be rubbing shoulders with Juventus, Napoli and AS Roma next season. Congratulations Capri FC.

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