Gli Amaranto (The Amaranth)

Founded: 1914, Stadium: Stadio Oreste Granillo, Capacity: 27,763

The club was founded on 11 January 1914 as Unione Sportiva Reggio Calabria, and changed name many times (Società Calcistica Reggio, Reggio Foot Ball Club, Associazione Sportiva Reggina, Società Sportiva La Dominante), finally assuming the denomination Reggina Calcio in 1986. After 2015 bankruptcy, the club had used A.S.D. Reggio Calabria as the new name of the new legal person, and then the club changed to the denomination Urbs Reggina 1914 in 2016. Since 2019, Reggina 1914. Reggina are fierce rivals with neighbours Messina, who are just a twenty-minute ferry ride apart from each other. Twice every season they clash in the Derby della Stretto (Strait of Messina Derby). There is also a major Calabrian derby between Reggina and Crotone, but both teams have not played in the same league in over five years. Reggina also has a derby with fellow Calabrian team Catanzaro. Reggina has as nickname the amaranto (amaranth) after their official dark red colours. Reggina used a logo with a letter R and a football on it. Some variant of the logo, had 1986, the year of foundation of Reggina Calcio on it. Due to 2015 bankruptcy, the new owner introduced a new logo as the old design was tied to the old legal person of the club. Due to 2016 renaming, some modification was introduced, which a letter R was re-introduced in the logo. However, the design of the ball on the 2016 logo was different from the historical logo, which the 2016 logo used a leather ball. In 2019, the club reverted to use the historical design of the logo.
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