Unione Sportiva Alessandria Calcio 1912, commonly referred to as Alessandria, is an Italian football club based in Alessandria, Piedmont. Founded in 1912, Alessandria spent 13 seasons in Serie A between 1929 and 1960 and 21 in Serie B (last in 1975); it also reached one Coppa Italia final in 1936. To date, the most successful period in the team’s history was between World War I and World War II, when it was, with Novara, Pro Vercelli and Casale, part of the so-called Quadrilatero Piemontese (“Piedmont Quadrilateral”), which forged great players and won important trophies. The greatest player to have worn the club’s characteristic and unique grey shirt is the 2 time FIFA World Cup & 1 time Central European International Cup winner Giovanni Ferrari, other notabilities include FIFA World Cup & Central European International Cup winners Felice Borel & Luigi Bertolini, FIFA World Cup & 1936 Summer Olympics winner Pietro Rava, Central European International Cup winner & 1928 Summer Olympics Bronze medalist Adolfo Baloncieri & UEFA European Championship winner & FIFA World Cup runner-up Gianni Rivera. Other players making it the national team like Carlo Carcano also appeared for Alessandria. With the promotion in 2009 in Lega Pro Prima Divisione, the team finally left behind a long period of financial troubles and internal problems that had led the club to bankruptcy in 2003.
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This shirt was worn by Andrea Palazzi during the Serie B game between Alessandria and Cosenza which took place in Alessandria, “Giuseppe Moccagatta” Stadium, on October 2nd 2021. Alessandria defeated Cosenza 1-0. The team wore this special shirt with a special “IL QUADRILATERO DEL PALLONE” badge on chest. This special badge pays tribute to the “quadrilatero del pallone” (the football quadrilater) that represents the four teams from four very close cities in Piemonte, a region located in North Italy, Alessandria, Pro Vercelli, Novara and Casale that in early 900’s wrote an important page of the Italian football. So in this weekend all the teams wore a special shirt with the special “IL QUADRILATERO DEL PALLONE” badge.