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  Udinese Profile
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After Genoa C.F.C Udinese Calcio is the oldest football team in Italy founded in 1896. Udinese is from the city of Udine in the Friuli-Venezia Guilia Region. Their stadium is called Stadio Friuli. Udinese Calcio was founded as part of the Udinese Society of Gymnastics and Fencing but was first enrolled in an official tournament in 1912-13 in the 'Campionato Veneto di Promozione' with Petarca and Padova. As they achieved a second place here they promoted to Prima Categoria - the eigtht highest level. 
In 1922 however Udinese took advantage of the absence og many top teams and saw them joining the top flight. This season also saw them reach the first ever Coppa Italia final, where they lost 1-0 to Vado. This is today still their best achievement in the Coppa Italia tournament. They came in last the next season however and was relegated to the Second division. When the Serie A and B arrived in 1928-29 season Udinese was in the third division, but achieved promotion to Serie B after the first season. The 20's are also memorable because of Gino Bellotto, who still is the player with most seasons in a Udinese shirt: 17. 
In the 30's and 40's Udinese rollercoasted between Serie B and Serie C (named this in 1935) before achieving a historical promotion to Serie A after the 1949-50 season. Here they almost claimed the Scudetto trophy, and achieved their so far best Serie A result, in 1954-55 season, only beaten by Milan. The season after they got relegated though because of an offence in 1953. 'Le Zebrette' only needed one season in Serie B before returning to Serie A though and ended as fourth. 
The team declined hereafter in 1961-62 to Serie B and then to Serie C in 1963-64. They stayed here for 15 seasons before they gained relegation in 1978 where they also won the Anglo-Italian Cup. After more than two decades Udinese returned to Serie A the season after. They won the Mitropa Cup in 1980. In the 80's Brazilian star Zico was part of the Udinese team. A team however that didn't do anything special in Serie A and got relegated in 1986-87 after being part of the betting scandal that cost them -9 points in Serie A. The same scandal that cost Lazio a trip to Serie B with -9 points. 
It was first in 1995-96 season that Udinese established themselves in Serie A. This season also saw them qualify to the UEFA Cup, thanks to the sooner to be Lazio coach Alberto Zaccheroni and the amazing 27 goal season by Oliver Bierhoff. Their european adventure wasn't that frequent after this, however after a fourth spot in Serie A they achieved Champions League in 2005-06 season. They however didn't make it to the knock-out stage being beaten by Werder Bremen and later champions Barcelona. 
They returned to Europa in UEFA Cup in the 2008-09 season where the Zebrette reached the quarter-finals, where they lost 6-4 on aggregate to Werder Bremen. Next season however almost saw Udinese get relegated, although Antonio Di Natale, the teams topscorer of all time, became topscorer of Serie A with 29 goals. He achieved this also the next season with 28 goals, where he also helped massively the friulani to achieve a fourth spot finish in Serie A and therefore gave Udinese the possibility to play Champions League in 2011-12 season. Udinese played a superb season with entertainin and attacking football and they beat Lazio on goal difference. 

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  Udinese Standings
 
 
Team Name Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11Palermo381213135355-249
12Sassuolo381213134957-849
13Verona381113144965-1646
14Chievo381013152841-1343
15Empoli38818124652-642
16Udinese381011174356-1341
17Atalanta38716153857-1937
18Cagliari38810204868-2034
 
  Udinese Matches
 
Team 1 Team 2 Results Location Match Date
CagliariUdinese4:3Sant'Elia31-05-2015 18:00 CET
UdineseSassuolo0:1Friuli24-05-2015 15:00 CET
AS RomaUdinese2:1Olimpico17-05-2015 20:45 CET
UdineseSampdoria1:4Friuli10-05-2015 15:00 CET
VeronaUdinese0:1Marc'Antonio Bentegodi03-05-2015 15:00 CET
UdineseInternazionale1:2Friuli28-04-2015 20:45 CET
UdineseAC Milan2:1Friuli25-04-2015 18:00 CET
ChievoUdinese1:1Marc'Antonio Bentegodi19-04-2015 15:00 CET
UdinesePalermo1:3Friuli12-04-2015 15:00 CET
GenoaUdinese1:1Luigi Ferraris04-04-2015 15:00 CET
UdineseFiorentina2:2Friuli22-03-2015 20:45 CET
AtalantaUdinese0:0Atleti Azzurri d'Italia15-03-2015 15:00 CET
UdineseTorino3:2Friuli08-03-2015 15:00 CET
CesenaUdinese1:0Dino Manuzzi01-03-2015 15:00 CET
ParmaUdinese1:0Ennio Tardini22-02-2015 15:00 CET
UdineseLazio0:1Friuli15-02-2015 15:00 CET
NapoliUdinese3:1San Paolo08-02-2015 15:00 CET
UdineseJuventus0:0Friuli01-02-2015 15:00 CET
EmpoliUdinese1:2Carlo Castellani26-01-2015 19:00 CET
UdineseCagliari2:2Friuli18-01-2015 15:00 CET
SassuoloUdinese1:1Città del Tricolore10-01-2015 18:00 CET
UdineseAS Roma0:1Friuli06-01-2015 12:30 CET
SampdoriaUdinese2:2Luigi Ferraris21-12-2014 15:00 CET
UdineseVerona1:2Friuli14-12-2014 15:00 CET
InternazionaleUdinese1:2Giuseppe Meazza07-12-2014 20:45 CET
AC MilanUdinese2:0Giuseppe Meazza30-11-2014 15:00 CET
UdineseChievo1:1Friuli23-11-2014 15:00 CET
PalermoUdinese1:1Renzo Barbera09-11-2014 15:00 CET
UdineseGenoa2:4Friuli02-11-2014 15:00 CET
FiorentinaUdinese3:0Artemio Franchi29-10-2014 20:45 CET
UdineseAtalanta2:0Friuli26-10-2014 15:00 CET
TorinoUdinese1:0Olimpico Torino19-10-2014 15:00 CET
UdineseCesena1:1Friuli05-10-2014 15:00 CET
UdineseParma4:2Friuli29-09-2014 19:00 CET
LazioUdinese0:1Olimpico25-09-2014 20:45 CET
UdineseNapoli1:0Friuli21-09-2014 18:00 CET
JuventusUdinese2:0Juventus Stadium13-09-2014 20:45 CET
UdineseEmpoli2:0Friuli31-08-2014 20:45 CET
 
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  Comments
 
 
 
 
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