Potenza Calcio was founded in June 2012 as F.C.D. Rossoblu Potenza, by a merger of two amateur teams Controsenso Potenza and Atella Monticchio. The club had claimed as a phoenix club of Potenza SC, which was first founded in 1919, adopting an explicit logo after reaching the professional status in 2018. Potenza S.C.was de-registered from Italian Football Federation in April 2012 after played their last season. From 2011–12 to 2012–13 season, another team, Città di Potenza (formerly: Atletico Potenza, P3F Potenza Giocoleria, Lucania Team Giocoleria) was briefly acted as the major successor of Potenza S.C. Club rivals are US Salernitana and Benevento Calcio. The crest of Potenza Calcio contains the clubs colors Red and Blue and a Lion which can also be found in the Coat of Arms of the City of Potenza.