Associazione Calcistica Perugia Calcio, or simply Perugia, is a professional football club based in Perugia, Umbria, Italy, that competes in the Serie C Group B. Founded in 1905 as Associazione Calcistica Perugia, the club folded in 2005 and were re-founded the same year as Perugia Calcio, before dissolving once again in 2010, taking on its current name. The club has played 13 times in the Serie A; their best placement was finishing runners-up in 1978–79 year unbeaten, becoming the first team under the round-robin format to finish the Serie A season without defeats. In addition to various minor league titles, the club has won the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup, and has made two UEFA Cup appearances. In its Serie A spell under club president Luciano Gaucci around the turn of the century Perugia had some upset wins at home, most notably against Juventus on the final day in 2000, which lead to their opponents dropping the title win to Lazio. Gaucci’s era ended with relegation in 2004 after which bankruptcy unfolded. The club’s players are nicknamed “biancorossi” (red and whites) due to their historical kit colours, which include red shirts and socks accompanied by white shorts, and “grifoni” (griffins), inspired by their city’s heraldic symbol. They play their home matches at the 28,000-capacity Stadio Renato Curi. In the 1979–80 season, they became the first Italian football team to show a kit sponsorship.

2003 – Uefa Intertoto Cup

Paolo Rossi

Marco Materazzi

Gennaro Gattuso

Fabio Grosso

Hidetoshi Nakata

Ze Maria

Fabrizio Ravanelli

Massimiliano Allegri