Parma Calcio 1913 Youth Sector

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Parma Under-20s
Parma's crest
Full nameGli Juniores della S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913
Nickname(s)I Crociatini (The Young Crusaders)
GroundCentro Sportivo Parma Calcio, Collecchio
PresidentNevio Scala
Head coachSimone Barone
LeagueCampionato Nazionale Juniores
WebsiteClub website

Parma F.C. youth teams (it. i giovanili) form the youth set-up of S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, comprising six squads divided by age group: Juniores, Allievi, Regionali, Prof B Esordienti, and Pulcini.[2]


The Juniores are the Parma football team composed of footballers between 17 and 20 years old, which is the most senior youth category according to Italian football's hierarchy. Each season, the squad is trialled for promotion to the first team before the beginning of the season. Players deemed ready for first team football are registered.

The team has competed in the Italian Campionato Nazionale Primavera, which has been known as the Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti since 2006, but has never won the title.[3] The squad has also competed in the Coppa Italia Primavera, the national Italian youth cup competition, but have also failed to win that competition[4] Having won neither of the two Italian Primavera competitions, Parma have never competed in the Supercoppa Primavera.

The closest the team has come to a major honour was in the Torneo di Viareggio, a major youth tournament contested by teams from all over the world, succumbing to a 3–1 defeat at the hands of Brescia Calcio in 1996. Appearances in the third place play-off of that competition have ended in a 1988 win on penalties over A.C. Milan and a 1–0 defeat to Internazionale in 1989.[5] The play-off was abolished in 2009, but Parma did manage a fourth semi-final appearance in 2012, losing 1–0 to Juventus F.C..[6]




Current squad[edit]

Updated 23 February 2016[8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy GK Edoardo Ceresini
Italy GK Andrea Panciroli
Italy DF Luca Baratta
Italy DF Federico Castagnaro
Italy DF Simone Dodi
Italy MF Alessandro Canino
Italy MF Cristian Crescenzi
Italy MF Luca Davenia
Italy MF Nicolò Gatti
Italy MF Edoardo Musiari
No. Position Player
Albania MF Gabriel Osmenaj
Italy MF Bilal Selloum
Italy MF Lorenzo Vecchi
Italy MF Nicolò Volponi
Italy FW Salvatore Contu
Italy FW Vincenzo Metitiero
Italy FW Niccolò Molinaro
Italy FW Domenico Rispoli
Morocco FW Abderrahmane Reddad
Italy FW Gianfranco Viani

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy DF Davide Messineo (at Colorno)
Italy DF Ivan Koliatko (at Fiorenzuola)
Italy DF Gabriele Silva (at Lentigione)
No. Position Player
Ivory Coast MF Joseph Ogunleye (at Lentigione)
Senegal MF Bourama Sané (at Lentigione)

Other youth teams[edit]

Below the Juniores, are the following youth teams:

  • Allievi (under 17s)
    • League winners in 2003–04[9] and 2012–13[10]
  • Regionali (under 14s) – Players born in 2002
  • Prof B (under 13s) – Players born in 2003
  • Esordienti (under 12s) – Players born in 2004
  • Pulcini (under 11s) – Players born in 2005

Notable former players[edit]

Many players from Parma's youth teams go on to have careers in professional football, whether at Parma or at other clubs. The following is a list of players who have played in Serie A.

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Impianti" [Grounds]. (in Italian). S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "News giovanili e femminile" [Youth and ladies news]. (in Italian). S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913.
  3. ^ "Albo d'Oro". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Albo d'Oro". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Viareggio Cup: le curiosità di Parma – Juventus" [Viareggio Cup: Parma – Juventus trivia]. Parma F.C. (in Italian). 17 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Parma, Viareggio Cup: la Primavera esce a testa alta in semifinale" [Parma, Viareggio Cup: Youth team walk away from the semi-finals with pride] (in Italian). 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d "Juniores" [Youth team]. (in Italian). S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913.
  8. ^ "Prima squadra" [First team]. (in Italian). S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Campionato Allievi Nazionali edizione 2003/04" [2003/04 edition of the Allievei Nazionali championship] (in Italian). Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Lucarelli, scudetto al primo tentativo con gli Allievi del Parma" [Lucarelli, title at first attempt with the Parma Allievi]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.