Sunday April 17 2016
Parma promoted into Lega Pro

Parma are back in the professional leagues after securing promotion to Lega Pro, Italy’s third division.

The Ducali, reborn after bankruptcy as Parma Calcio 1913, set a new record by putting together 85 points in 35 Serie D games.

They are still unbeaten this season with 25 wins and 10 draws.

Today’s 2-1 win over Delta Rovigo mathematically confirmed their promotion under Coach Gigi Apolloni.

Most importantly, Parma had huge crowds for these semi-professional games at the Stadio Tardini, as the city rallied round the club.

The captain is Alessandro Lucarelli, who accepted the drop down to Serie D after their bankruptcy last summer.

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