Le Rondinelle (The Little Swallows)

Founded: 1911, Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti, Capacity: 19,500

Brescia Calcio was founded in 1911 as Brescia Football Club. The club holds the record for total number of seasons in Serie B and record of consecutive seasons in Series B (18, from 1947-1948 to 1965-1965). The team’s colours are blue and white. The first badge appeared on Brescia kits in the 1980s; a blue crest with a golden outline featuring a lion. The city of Brescia is known as “Leonessa d’Italia” (the Lioness of Italy) after ten days of popular uprising that took place in the city in the spring of 1849 against Austrian rule. The crest was changed for the centenary of Brescia Calcio in 2011. The thick profile of the gold shield and laurel branches surrounding the badge are in pure celebration of achieving 100 years of age. The lettering has changed in favour of a font in the style of the period when the team was founded. The Lion that, due to a misunderstanding of history, many believe to be a lioness has undergone a total redesign which aims to fix some errors in heraldic iconography (the absence of nails, muscle weakness and weak curvature of the tail) and to restore a more toned and ferocious looking lion, the symbol a football team should have. Next to the lion a white “V” is present in the logo.  The “V” is situated over the heart with the inclusion of the lion(ess). Brescia Calcio main rivals are Atalanta Bergamo. They share a more many-years-old friendship with AC Milan, a unique situation in Italy.
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