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Bologna Football Club 1909, commonly referred to as Bologna, is an Italian professional football club based in the city of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. The club was founded in 1909 and plays its home matches at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, which has a seating capacity of 38,279. The team’s nickname is “I Rossoblu,” which means “The Red and Blues.”

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Bologna History

Bologna FC was founded in 1909 by a group of students from the local university. The team played its first match in the same year and quickly established itself as a successful club, winning its first Serie A title in the 1924-25 season. The club has a rich history, with notable achievements such as being one of the founding members of Serie A and having the highest number of seasons played in the top flight of Italian football.

Who Owns Bologna

Bologna is owned by a consortium led by Joey Saputo. 

Bologna Manager

Bologna currently has Italian-Brazilian manager Thiago Motta. Thiago Motta retired from an illustrious career in 2018 and became PSG’s U19 manager. In 2020 he became manager of Genoa but was sacked after a very poor run of games. He then became manager of Spezia and helped them avoid relegation before parting ways after the season. He then became manager of Bologna in 2022 and led them to a respectable 9th place. 

Biggest Bologna Transfers

Bologna’s biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Riccardo Orsolini from Juventus for £15.00m
  • Musa Barrow from Atalanta for £14.34m
  • Jesper Karlsson from AZ Alkmaar for £11.00m
  • Lukasz Skorupski from AS Roma for £9.00m
  • Sam Beukema from AZ Alkmaar for £9.00m

There biggest sales of all time have been:

  • Simone Verdi to SSC Napoli for £24.50m
  • Arthur Theate to Rennes for £19.00m
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu to Arsenal for £18.60m
  • Aaron Hickey to Brentford for £16.50m
  • Gaston Ramirez to Southampton for £15.20m

Bologna Drama

Back in April of 2023 there was controversy in a game against Juventus and Bologna, when Bologna received a penalty from VAR without the referee reviewing the incident himself. Since the start of the match both benches were informed that the on field monitor was not working. This was all fine until Orsolini went down in the box. The referee whistled play on but the game was later stopped and a penalty wa given after VAR reviewed the footage. Juventus players who did not know the on field monitor wasn’t working were furious at this decision.  

Who Plays For Bologna Now

Bologna have quite a good quad with players such as Lukasz Skorupski, Federico Ravagalia, Jhon Lucumi, Sam Beukema, Joaquin Sosa, Adama Soumaoro, Kevin Bonifazi, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Tommaso Corazza, Stefan Posch and Lorenzo De Silvestri. Their midfield consists of Nikola Moro, Oussama El Azzouzi, Kacper Urbanski, Nicolas Dominquez, Lewis Ferguson, Giovanni Fabbian, Michel Aebischer and Kingsley Michael. Their attack is made up of Jesper Karlsson, Musa barrow, Riccardo Orsolini, Dan Ndoye, Emanuel Vignato, Joshua Zirkzee and Sydeny van Hooijdonk. 

What Have Bologna Won

Bologna used to be a very dominant team in the early days of Serie A which is why they have won 7 Serie A titles. Recently, however, they have made infrequent trips to Serie B leading them to have won that competition twice. They have also won 2 Coppa Italias, 1 Italian Lega Pro and 3 Mitropa Cups.

Bologna 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Bologna will finish mid-table. They have a decent manager and a decent squad. We dont believe they are good enough to push the top half of the table but they are way too good to go down this season. 

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