Unione Sportiva Triestina City: Trieste Italy Colours: red with a badge (an halberd and a star) /white/red Current position: Italian Championship Serie B 2003-2004. Trieste (Triest in German or Trst in Slovene) formerly was the main austro-hungarian harbour (before the Great War). In the period between 1900 and 1915 many teams had been playing football in the city. Some were Gymnastics' Societies like Edera, born in 1904, others were more Soccer's related like CS Ponziana (1912) or FBC Trieste. When the war was over, in December, 18th of 1918, Ponziana and Trieste merged in Unione Sportiva (US) Triestina. The first Soccer's field was the courtyard of the military barracks Caserma G. Oberdan, then substituted (1919) by a field in Muggia near Trieste. 1920-21 III Division Group Trieste winner with 4 pts. Quarterfinals 4th with 1 pt.: eliminated. Started works for the new Stadium in Montebello district. 1921-22 III Division Coppa Giulia FIGC 5th with 15 pts. the same as Monfalconese. Lost the playoff. 1922-23 III Division Venezia Giulia third with 11 pts 1923-24 III Division Venezia Giulia 4th with 17 pts. Admitted to the II Division after a Preliminary Group with Edera, Monfalconese, Pro Gorizia, Grion Pola, Ponziana. Semifinals in Venezia: Triestina- Bentegodi 3-2; Final in Venezia: Triestina-Pro Gorizia 1-0. 1924-25 II Division North Group D 8th with 14 pts. 1925-26 II Division North Group D 6th with 18 pts. like Vicenza, Gorizia ed Edera. Promoted for the best GD. 1926-27 I Division Group B third with 24 pts. Admitted to a new I Division (second level) 1927-28 I Division Group A 4th with 21 pts. Promoted to the Division Nazionale. 1928-29 Division Nazionale Group A 9th with 29 pts. Admitted to the Serie A. 1929-30 Serie A 16th with 28 pts. 1930-31 Serie A 14th with 25 pts. A new Stadium was opened in Valmaura district, the Stadio Littorio with 23.000 seats. It substituted the old Montebello's field. In October 1943 the Stadium took the name of Comunale and in 1967 "Pino Grezar" Stadium (an Istrian player who played for the "Great Torino and died in the air-crash of Superga, 1949), but was always known as "Valmaura". Today has the name of "Nereo Rocco", old Triestina's player and famous Italian coach-manager. 1931-32 Serie A 14th with 27 pts. 1932-33 Serie A 9th with 34 pts. 1933-34 Serie A 11th with 30 pts. 1934-35 Serie A 11th with 27 pts. 1935-36 Serie A 6th with 32 pts. 1936-37 Serie A 12th with 26 pts. 1937-38 Serie A 7th with 36 pts. 1938-39 Serie A 14th with 24 pts. 1939-40 Serie A 12th with 26 pts. 1940-41 Serie A 9th with 29 pts. 1941-42 Serie A 8th with 29 pts. 1942-43 Serie A 13th with 24 pts. 1943-44 "Alta Italia" Championship Tournament of "V Zona Venezia Giulia" second with 19 pts, admitted to the Finals. Finali Interzonali Group B third with 2 pts. 1944-46 Stop for II World War. Claimed admission to the Serie A. 1945-46 Serie A Group North 8th with 23 pts. 1946-47 Serie A 18th with 18 pts. Relegated and then readmitted for political reward. The territory of Trieste was claimed by the Jugoslav Government while divided into Zones A (Trieste - under Allied Control) and B (Istria - under Jugoslav Control). Many riots occurred in that difficult time. Triestina were readmitted to the Serie A by decision of the FIGC Council in Perugia, considering political events which caused to the Team an irregular Tournament (the Army Military Government - AMG - refused to grant the possibility to play some matches at home). 1947-48 Serie A second with 49 pts. It was the best Tournament of US Triestina. 1948-49 Serie A 8th with 38 pts. 1949-50 Serie A 8th with 40 pts. 1950-51 Serie A 15th with 30 pts. 1951-52 Serie A 17th with 32 pts. 1952-53 Serie A 15th with 30 pts. 1953-54 Serie A 12th with 28 pts. 1954-55 Serie A 11th with 30 pts. 1955-56 Serie A 16th with 30 pts. 1956-57 Serie A 17th with 29 pts. relegated to Serie B. 1957-58 Serie B winner with 47 pts. promoted to Serie A. 1958-59 Serie A 17th with 23 pts. relegated to Serie B. 1959-60 Serie B 4th with 46 pts.
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