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SERIE A

Three consecutive promotions sees Parma back in Serie A

The club was declared bankrupt in 2015 and demoted to Serie D. After beating Spezia a mathematical return to the top flight was secured.

Update:
El Parma tras ascender.
SIMONE ARVEDAEFE

Parma are back! Despite the club being declared in 2015 which saw demotion to Serie D, three back-to-back promotions have seen the Emilia-Romagna side are back in the top flight of the Italian game.

A series of results went Parma's way as they secured a two nil win over mid-table La Spezia (with Ceravolo and Ciciretti finding the target) combined with Frosinone's draw against Foggia which saw Parma secure the second automatic promotion place.

The results sparked off a massive promotion party with veteran captain Alessandro Lucarelli at the heart of the celebrations: “I can't relieve this we've pulled off something craze, something incredible, this is beyond my wildest dreams" he claimed post match.

Parma's coach Roberto D'Aversa celebrates the promotion at the Serie A at the end of the Italian Serie B soccer match Spezia vs Parma in La Spezia, Italy, 18 May 2018.
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Parma's coach Roberto D'Aversa celebrates the promotion at the Serie A at the end of the Italian Serie B soccer match Spezia vs Parma in La Spezia, Italy, 18 May 2018.SIMONE ARVEDAEFE

The club was bought by Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang in 2017 with his Desports Group owning 60% of club shares. His ambitious project sees the former Coppa Italia and European Cup Winners Cup winners return to the elite of Italian 'clacio'.

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