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Associazione Calcio Fanfulla 1874
is an Italian association football
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club located in Lodi, Lombardy. The club name comes after Bartolomeo Fanfulla from Lodi, an Italian
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knight who took part to the challenge of Barletta
The Challenge of Barletta was a battle fought in the country of Trani near Barletta, southern Italy, on 13 February 1503, on the plains between Corato and Andria....
Fanfulla, one of the oldest football and sports clubs in Italy, was founded on 18 October 1874 as a multisports club
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under the denomination Società Lodigiana di Ginnastica e Scherma
(Lodi club of gymnastics and fencing
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), and its football department was founded in 1908. Fanfulla played 13 Serie B
Serie B, currently named Serie bwin due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is contested by 22 teams and organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the...
leagues during the 1940s and the 1950s, and now plays in Eccellenza
Eccellenza is the sixth level of Italian football. It is a regional league, composed of 28 divisions divided geographically. All 20 regions are represented by at least one division except for Piedmont and Aosta Valley which share 2 divisions...
. Its colors are white and black.