I Grigi (The Greys), L’Orso (The Bear)

Founded: 1912, Refounded: 2003, Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta, Capacity: 6,000

Alessandria was founded in 1912. Football arrived in Alessandria in the end of 19th century; there are reports regarding a match played in which a team of Alessandria played against one from Genoa. In 1896, the Unione Pro Sport Alessandria was created, followed by the football teams of the athletic club Forza e Concordia, which wore dark-grey shirts, and Forza e Coraggio, with pearl-grey shirts. Main rivals are Pro Vercelli and Novara Calcio. The crest of the club contain the letters “U”,”S” and “A” and the flag/Coat of Arms of the City of Alessandria. Next to this the name Alessandria Calcio and the year of foundation 1912.
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