Unione Sportiva Livorno period: 1915-1960 City: Livorno, Italy (Leghorn) Colours: all reddish-purple (amaranto) shirt Current position: Serie B 2003-04. 1905 February. Birth of Virtus Juventusque Livorno (violet and white halves shirt), a soccer and gymnastic team. 1906 January, 6. Birth of SPES Livorno (SocietÓ Per Esercizi Sportivi; the acronym indicated also Hope in Latin) the green and white stripes of Tuscany. Played in FIG (Federal Gymnastics) Tournaments. 1912-13 I Categoria Toscana Spes second with 7 pts. Virtus winner with 9 pts. Finals South League, Virtus 6th with no points, eliminated. 1913-14 I Categoria Toscana Spes winner with 26 pts, qualified for Finals. I Categoria Finals South 4th with no points, eliminated. Virtus was third with 19 pts. 1914-15 I Categoria Toscana Spes 5th with 11 pts and Virtus 6th with 6 pts. 1915 February, 17. Spes and Virtus Juventusque merged in Unione Sportiva Livorno (red-violet purple shirt with white collar, a color called "amaranto" in Italian). 1915-19 No official activities for War. In 1917 there was the first official Tournament of the so called "Unione": Coppa Toscana - Livorno third with 3 pts. 1919 Birth of the city's second team Pro Livorno (green and white stripes as the old Spes). 1919-20 Preliminary Round Central and Southern Italy - Toscana, US Livorno second with 15 pts. Semifinal Round group B: winner with 8 pts. Final Livorno - Fortitudo Roma 3-2 in Bologna. Italian Central and Southern Champion. Final with Northern Team Internazionale Milano lost for 3-2 in Bologna. Pro Livorno winner of the group A - Sez. II of III Categoria Toscana with 2 pts., promoted in II categoria. 1920-21 Preliminary Round Central and Southern Italy - Toscana, US Livorno second with 24 pts. Semifinal Round group A: winner with 8 pts. Final on 3rd of July in Bologna Pisa-Livorno 1-0. Pro Livorno winner of the II Categoria Toscana group with 11 pts., promoted to the 1st level 1921-22 FIGC Championship Toscana Pro Livorno winner with 15 pts. Semifinal round group A: third with 1 pt. In the parallel CCI Tournament North League group A, US Livorno was 10th with 17 pts. 1922 US Livorno and Pro Livorno merged in the new Unione Sportiva Livorno (red-violet shirt with white collar and with an horizontal white-green-white band). 1922-23 Northern League group C (A) third with 30 pts. 1923-24 I Division North Group A third with 27 pts. 1924-25 I Division North Group B fifth with 25 pts. 1925-26 I Division North Group B fourth with 25 pts. 1926-27 I Division North Group B fifth with 20 pts. 1927-28 I Division North Group B ninth with 17 pts. 1928-29 I Division North Group A seventh with 32 pts. 1929-30 Serie A Livorno 14th with 29 pts. (12 matches won and 5 ties). 1930-31 Serie A 17th with 20 pts., relegated . 1931-32 Serie B 7th with 36 pts. 1932-33 Serie B winner with 51 points, promoted with Brescia; only 3 matches lost, topscorer the Hungarian forward Nekadoma with 26 goals. 1933-34 Serie A 8th with 34 pts. (11 matches won and 12 ties). 1934-35 Serie A 15th with 24 pts. On June, 2nd lost the last match with AC Torino in Torino: 0-1. AC Torino overtook US Livorno by one point and the Unione relegated with Pro Vercelli. 1935-36 Serie B 3rd with 47 pts. 1936-37 Serie B winner with 42 pts., promoted with Atalanta Bergamo. The "amaranto" player Arcari IV, scorer of 30 hits, played for the National Team. 1937-38 Serie A 11th with 24 pts. 1938-39 Serie A 15th with 24 pts. Relegated for the worst GD. 1939-40 Serie B 2nd with 46 pts. Promoted. 1940-41 Serie A 13th with 29 pts. 1941-42 Serie A 14th with 24 pts. Recovered in the last match in Milano where won against AC Milano 2-0. 1942-43 Serie A a glorious 2nd place. The final placements were: Torino 44 pts. Champion, Livorno 43, Juventus 37. 1945 During the War there was a Campano-toscano Tournament with Napoli, Stabia, Livorno and Fiorentina. 1945-46 After the Second World War Livorno renamed the team Pro Livorno. In Serie A group B 7th with 10 pts. 1946-47 Serie A 15th with 33 pts. 1947-48 Serie A 14th with 36 pts. 1948-49 Serie A 20th with 26 pts., relegated to Serie B with Modena. 1949-50 Serie B 8th with 46 pts. 1950-51 Serie B 3rd with 47 pts. 1951-52 Serie B 16th with 34 pts. For the first time relegated in Serie C (3rd level) 1952-53 Serie C 7th with 35 pts. 1953-54 Serie C 6th with 38 pts. 1954-55 Serie C winner with 45 pts. Promoted with Bari. 1955-56 Serie B 17th with 22 pts. Relegated with Salernitana. 1956-57 Serie C 12th with 31 pts. 1957-58 Serie C 18th (last) with 25 pts. However the reform of the Serie C Tournament avoided a relegation in IV Serie (4th level) 1958-59 Serie C Group A 5th with 46 pts. 1959-60 Serie C Group B second with 46 pts. Overtaken by AC Prato by 1 pt.
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