Club History

 

1900:

Anglo-Palermitan Athletic and Foot-Ball Club is founded on November 1st by Ignazio Majo Pagano. The club colors are red and blue.

1900-1904:

Episodic activities.

1905:

Whitaker Challenge Cup runner-up, lost against Messina in the final (0-1).

1906:

Whitaker Challenge Cup runner-up, lost against Messina in the final (1-2).

1907:

Changed its name to Palermo Foot-Ball Club. The club changes its colors to pink and black.

1908:

Whitaker Challenge Cup winner, won against Messina in the final (3-0).

1909:

Lipton Challenge Cup runner-up, lost against Naples Foot-Ball Club in the final (2-4).

1910:

Lipton Challenge Cup winner, won against Naples Foot-Ball Club in final (4-1).

“Trofeo dei Mille” winner.

1911:

Lipton Challenge Cup runner-up, lost against Naples Foot-Ball Club in the final (1-2).

1912:

Lipton Challenge Cup winner, won against Naples Foot-Ball Club in the final (6-0).

1913:

Lipton Challenge Cup winner, won against US Internazionale Napoli in the final (5-0).

1914:

Lipton Challenge Cup winner, won against Naples Foot-Ball Club in the final (2-1).

1915:

Lipton Challenge Cup winner, won against US Internazionale Napoli in the final (2-1). Allowed to keep the cup for good.

1916-1918:

Activities suspended due to World War I.

1919:

Racing Foot-ball Club changes its name to Unione Sportiva Palermo.

1920:

Coppa Federale Siciliana winner.

1921-22:

1st in Sicilian Group, eliminated by Audace Taranto (0-1) in the Lega Sud semifinals, Prima Divisione (CCI).

1922-23:

The club merges with US Leoni.

3rd in Sicilian Group, Prima divisione (SC Libertas Palermo 4, FC Messina 2, US Palermo 0).

Tunisi Tournament winner.

1923-24:

The club merges with SC Libertas Palermo. Changes its name to Palermo Football Club.

1st in Sicilian Group. 4th in Semifinal Group B, Prima Divisione, Lega Sud (Alba 8, Audace Taranto 8, Internaples 5, Palermo 3).

1924-25:

2nd in Sicilian Group, Prima Divisione, eliminated by Messinese (0-2, 0-1).

1925-26:

1st in Sicilian Group, 4th in Semifinal Group B, Prima Divisione, Lega Sud (Alba 14, Bagnolese 12, Pro Italia Taranto 10, Palermo 2, Maceratese 2). Not admitted to 1926-27 Divisione Nazionale.

1926-27:

10th in South Group, Prima Divisione. Resigned from the league after 10 matches because of financial defaults.

1927-28:

Vigor, a club that finished 2nd in Sicilian Group, Seconda Divisione, merges with Palermo Football Club.

1928-29:

3rd in Sicilian Group (Tommaso Gargallo 12, Messina 12, Palermo 11, US Indomita 11, Reggina 8, Peloro 6); 2nd in Group D (Tommaso Gargallo 15, Palermo 12, Vomero 10, Messina 9, Nocerina 8, Salernitana 6); 2nd in Semifinal Group A, Campionato Meridionale (Lecce 9, Palermo 8, Foggia 4, Cagliari 2).

1929-30:

1st in South Group, Prima Divisione. Loses the final against Udinese (1-3). Promoted to Serie B.

1930-31:

3rd in Serie B.

1931-32:

1st in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

1932-33:

12th in Serie A.

1933-34:

12th in Serie A.

1934-35:

The club changes its name to Associazione Calcio Palermo due to the imposition of the Fascist regime.

7th in Serie A.

1935-36:

15th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, round of 32, eliminated by Catania (0-1).

1936-37:

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Genoa (0-4).

1937-38:

The club changes its colors to yellow and red due to the imposition of the Fascist regime.

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, round of 32, eliminated by Napoli (0-2).

1938-39:

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Modena (0-3).

1939-40:

14th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, third round, eliminated by Siracusa (0-1).

1940-41:

Excluded from professional leagues because of financial defaults.

Palermo arrived 2nd in Group A, Prima Divisione Regionale.

Juventina Palermo, becoming the main club in Palermo, finished 2nd in Group H, Serie C.

1941-42:

The club changes its name to Unione Sportiva Palermo-Juventina, after a merger with Unione Sportiva Juventina Palermo. The club also changes its colors to white and blue.

1st in Group H and 1st in Group B, last stage, Serie C. Promoted to Serie B.

1942-43:

The club changes its colors to pink and black.

Due to the proclamation of Sicily as a war zone, the club is suspended from Serie B after playing 24 games.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Venezia (0-2 by forfeit)

1943-44:

Activities suspended due to World War II.

1944-45:

Wins Sicilian Championship.

1945-46:

7th in Centro-Sud Group, Divisione Nazionale.

1946-47:

8th in group C, Serie B.

1947-48:

1st in group C, Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

1948-49:

11th in Serie A.

1949-50:

13th in Serie A.

1950-51:

10th in Serie A.

1951-52:

11th in Serie A.

1952-53:

15th in Serie A.

1953-54:

17th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B after losing the playout against SPAL and Udinese.

1954-55:

13th in Serie B.

1955-56:

2nd in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

1956-57:

18th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

1957-58:

6th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 3rd in Group H (Lazio 10, Roma 7, Palermo 5, Napoli 2).

1958-59:

2nd in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Trapani (1-2).

1959-60:

16th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Lazio (1-2).

Coppa delle Alpi, one win and one draw against FC Zürich (2-0, 2-2).

Mitropa Cup, one win and one loss against Diósgyőri (1-2, 2-0).

1960-61:

3rd in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Messina (0-2).

1961-62:

8th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Lazio (0-1).

1962-63:

18th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Bari (0-1).

1963-64:

12th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Fiorentina (0-3, played in Livorno).

1964-65:

11th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, third round, eliminated by Napoli (0-1).

1965-66:

15th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Fiorentina (1-4).

1966-67:

9th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Padova (2-3).

1967-68:

1st in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A. The club changes its name to Società Sportiva Calcio Palermo.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Catanzaro (0-2).

1968-69:

11th in in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, first round, 3rd in Group 2 (Napoli 4, Catanzaro 3, Palermo 3, Catania 2).

Mitropa Cup, round of 16, eliminated by Internacionál Slovnaft Bratislava (0-3, 1-0).

1969-70:

15th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 3rd in Group 2 (Cagliari 5, Catanzaro 3, Palermo 3, Catania 1).

1970-71:

13th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 4th in Group 8 (Roma 6, Lazio 4, Catanzaro 2, Palermo 0).

1971-72:

3rd in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

Coppa Italia, first round, 5th in Group 3 (Napoli 6, Catanzaro 5, Hellas Verona 4, Sorrento 4, Palermo 1).

1972-73:

15th in Serie A. Relegated to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 3rd in Group 7 (Napoli 7, Taranto 4, Palermo 4, Brindisi 4, Lazio 1).

1973-74:

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia runner-up. Lost against Bologna in the final (1-1, 3-4 a.p.s., played in Rome).

1974-75:

5th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 4th in Group 7 (Fiorentina 7, Ternana 6, Foggia 3, Palermo 2, Alessandria 2).

1975-76:

9th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 5th in Group 3 (Napoli 7, Cesena 7, Foggia 4, Reggiana 1, Palermo 1).

1976-77:

12th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 3rd in Group 3 (Inter 7, Fiorentina 6, Palermo 3, Varese 3, Pescara 1).

1977-78:

6th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 2nd in Group 6 (Napoli 8, Palermo 4, Lanerossi Vicenza 3, Catanzaro 3, Avellino 2).

1978-79:

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia runner-up. Lost against Juventus in final (1-2, a.e.t, played in Neaples).

1979-80:

9th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 3rd in Group 2 (Torino 8, Catanzaro 5, Palermo 4, Parma 2, Lecce 1).

1980-81:

14th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 2nd in Group 2 (Avellino 6, Palermo 6, Inter 4, Milan 3, Catania 1).

1981-82:

6th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 2nd in Group 2 (Catanzaro 6, Palermo 5, Pistoiese 4, Cesena 3, Catania 2).

1982-83:

14th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage 3rd in Group 1 (Torino 8, Cagliari 7, Palermo 6, Monza 3, Reggiana 3, Benevento 3).

1983-84:

17th in Serie B. Relegated to Serie C1.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 5th in Group 6 (Torino 8, Lanerossi Vicenza 7, Genoa 6, Monza 5, Palermo 2, Foggia 2).

1984-85:

1st in group B, Serie C1. Promoted to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 5th in Group 7 (Juventus 9, Cagliari 6, Atalanta 6, Taranto 4, Palermo 3, Sambenedettese 2).

Coppa Italia Serie C, round of 32.

1985-86:

16th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 4th in Group 1 (Fiorentina 9, Juventus 6, Monza 6, Palermo 4, Perugia 4, Casertana 1).

1986-87:

Excluded from professional leagues because of financial defaults. Unione Sportiva Palermo is admitted to Serie C2 in the next season.

Coppa Italia, group stage, 6th in Group 6 (Atalanta 7, Brescia 7, Virescit Boccaleone 5, Genoa 5, Messina 5, Palermo 1).

1987-88:

1st in group D, Serie C2. Promoted to Serie C1.

Coppa Italia Serie C runner-up, lost against Monza in the final (0-0, 1-2).

1988-89:

3rd in group B, Serie C1.

Coppa Italia Serie C, group stage, 3rd in group X.

1989-90:

5th in group B, Serie C1.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Roma (0-4).

Coppa Italia Serie C runner-up, lost against Lucchese in final (1-2, 1-0, 4-5 a.p.s.).

1990-91:

2nd in group B, Serie C1. Promoted to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Hellas Verona (1-2, 1-3).

Coppa Italia Serie C runner-up, lost against Monza in final (1-1, 0-1).

1991-92:

18th in Serie B. Relegated to Serie C1.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Parma (0-0, 1-2).

1992-93:

1st in group B, Serie C1. Promoted to Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Lecce (2-2, 6-7 a.p.s.).

The club wins the Coppa Italia Serie C title against Como (2-0, 1-1). First trophy..

1993-94:

14th in Serie B. The club changes its name to Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Parma (0-2, 0-2).

1994-95:

12th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, second round, eliminated by Milan (1-0, 0-1, 2-4 a.p.s.).

1995-96:

7th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, quarterfinals, eliminated by Fiorentina (0-1, 1-2).

1996-97:

19th in Serie B. Relegated to Serie C1.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Ravenna (1-3).

1997-98:

14th in group B, Serie C1. Lose playout against Battipagliese (0-1, 0-0), relegated to Serie C2, then readmitted to Serie C1 because of Ischia Isolaverde’s failure to meet financial requirements.

Coppa Italia, first round, eliminated by Reggina (1-2, 0-0).

Coppa Italia Serie C, semifinals, eliminated by Cesena (0-2, 0-1).

1998-99:

2nd in group B, Serie C1. Eliminated by Savoia in playoffs semifinals (0-1, 0-1).

Coppa Italia Serie C, group stage, 3rd in group R (Catania 8, Marsala 6, Palermo 5, Juveterranova Gela 3, Trapani 2).

1999-00:

6th in group B, Serie C1.

Coppa Italia, first round, 3rd in group 2 (Sampdoria 15, Cesena 11, Palermo 5, Savoia 2).

Coppa Italia Serie C, round of 32, eliminated by Catania (2-2, 0-0).

2000-01:

1st in group B, Serie C1. Promoted to Serie B.

Coppa Italia Serie C, round of 16, eliminated by Catania (1-1, 1-2).

Supercoppa di Serie C, runner-up. Lost against Modena in final (1-2, 0-3).

2001-02:

10th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 2nd in Group 3 (Siena 7, Palermo 6, Napoli 3, Livorno 2).

2002-03:

5th in Serie B.

Coppa Italia, first round, 2nd in Group 8 (Reggina 7, Palermo 4, Taranto 3, Messina 2).

2003-04:

1st in Serie B. Promoted to Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Roma (0-1, 1-2).

2004-05:

6th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Milan (1-2, 0-2).

2005-06:

5th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, semifinals, eliminated by Roma (2-1, 0-1).

UEFA Cup, round of 16, eliminated by Schalke 04 (1-0, 0-3).

2006-07:

5th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Sampdoria (0-1, 2-3).

UEFA Cup, group stage, 4th in Group H (Newcastle Utd 10, Celta Vigo 5, Fenerbahçe 4, Palermo 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 3).

2007-08:

11th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Udinese (0-0, 0-1).

UEFA Cup, first round, eliminated by Mladá Boleslav (1-0, 0-1, 2-4 a.p.s.).

2008-09:

8th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, third round, eliminated by Ravenna (1-2).

2009-10:

5th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Lazio (0-2).

2010-11:

8th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia runner-up, lost against Inter in final (1-3, played in Rome).

UEFA Europa League, group stage, 3rd in Group F (CSKA Moscow 16, Sparta Prague 9, Palermo 7, FC Lausanne 1).

2011-12:

16th in Serie A.

Coppa Italia, round of 16, eliminated by Siena (4-4, 0-3 a.p.s.).

UEFA Europa League, third qualifying round, eliminated by FC Thun (2-2, 1-1).

2012-13:

in Serie A.

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