S.P.A.L. (Italian pronunciation: [spal]), an acronym for Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor, is a professional Italian football club, based in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna. The team plays in Serie A, the highest level of the Italian football league system.
Founded in 1907, since 1928 they have played their home matches at Stadio Paolo Mazza, named after Paolo Mazza (chairman of the club 1946–1977).
In total, SPAL have participated in 23 top-tier, 25 second-tier, 41 third-tier, 7 fourth-tier and 1 fifth-tier league seasons. The club's best finish was when they came fifth in the 1959–60 Serie A; they also reached the 1961–62 Coppa Italia final.
The club is owned by Vetroresina S.p.A. and chaired by Walter Mattioli. The current manager is Leonardo Semplici.Close