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F.C. Fossombrone (formerly F.C. Bikkembergs Fossombrone) is an Italian association football located in Fossombrone, Marche. The small club was made popular after it was acquired by Belgian fashion designer Dirk Bikkembergs. The club was founded on 16 June 1949 by a group of local sportsmen in the town of Fossombrone as Polisportiva Forsempronese. Since then, the club spent all of its history playing at the amateur level, arriving up to Eccellenza. In 2005, Dirk Bikkembergs decided to acquire the club and started a huge rebranding, also renaming it F.C. Bikkembergs Fossombrone, with the aim to use the team as a laboratory for styling and fabric technology, in order to make all of his designs tested and promoted directly by football players. In 2006–07 season, under head coach Gabriele Morganti, with former managerial experiences also at professional level, new players were attracted, the club directly decided to target promotion to Serie D. The club reached the regional semi-final in the Coppa Italia Dilettanti, being stopped by Piano San Lazzaro before they might claim a spot for the final, while in the league they missed promotion only by one point of the leader, being defeated in the national playoff finals by Torgiano of Umbria.The following season did not change that much, as Fossombrone, under a new head coach, ended again in second place, missing promotion for a second consecutive time. However, promotion to Serie D finally arrived in 2008–09, with Fossombrone being crowned Eccellenza Marche winners. At the end of the 2009-10 Serie D season Bikkember.gs decided to sell the club.In the season 2010–11, from Serie D group F relegated to Eccellenza Marche, also due to the strong ridemensionamento now by neglect of Bikkembergs.

FOSSOMBRONE CALCIO


2006-2007


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Dirk Bikkembergs during the F.C. Fossombrone’s presentation

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Fossombrone always played with blue and white color uniforms with strips since the club was established in 1949. However, since the arrival of Dirk Bikkembergs, kits were completely rebranded in a more original way, with home jerseys being white with blue swirls, while the away is black with a butterfly pattern. Dirk Bikkembergs has also changed the after-game look, discarding the traditional jacket and tie for jeans and tracksuit-like leather jacket. This portrays Fossombrone more as the young team that they are, and Bikkembergs uses the squad to try out his latest designs in sportswear.

FOSSOMBRONE CALCIO


2006-2007


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Due the huge marketing success of Fossombrone F.C. during the first part of the season, SAMSUNG got involved in to the project and it became main sponsor of the team. In fact it’s pretty weird to see such a big sponsor for a “small” 6th League team. So the team played the first part of the season with no sponsor on shirt and the second part of the season with SAMSUNG sponsor.

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When Dirk Bikkembergs bought the F.C Fossombrone back to 2005 , his aim was to make the club the most stylish team in the world – using footballers to promote his elaborate creations. And this was the first time that a football kit was designed by such an high-end fashion designer like him. And always in 2005, Bikkembergs became the first fashion designer to showcase a collection at a football stadium when Barcelona allowed him to turn the Camp Nou into a catwalk. But his relationship with Italian football began when he started working with Inter Milan during the season 2003-2004. But in that case he only designed their  rest kits and post match outfits – getting critical acclaim in the country’s most fashionable city for his work. But that prompted the ambitious Bikkembergs to acquire his own football team, F.C. Fossombrone and designing the game’s kits. Bikkembergs gave the team a complete overhaul. F.C. Fossombrone’s normal blue and white stripe kits were dumped in favour of trendier home jerseys with white with blue swirls. And the the away top was black with a fetching butterfly pattern. The team’s name was also changed to F.C. Bikkembergs Fossombrone.

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