I Salentini (The Salentians)
Founded: 1908, Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare, Capacity: 31,533
Lecce was founded as Sporting Club Lecce in 1908, initially including football, track-and-field and cycling sports and has spent a large part of their recent history bouncing between Italy’s second division and Serie A. The main rivalry is with the other most successful football team from Apulia, SSC Bari. The match against them is called Derby di Puglia. The team plays in red and yellow stripes, the heraldic colours of city. Lecce players and fans are referred to as Salentini or Giallorossi. The crest of Lecce is a female wolf under a holm oak tree which is typical to Apulia and is also the symbol of the city of Lecce.