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Salernitana, also known as Salerno, is a professional football club based in Salerno, a city in the Campania region of southern Italy. The team’s nickname is “I Granata” due to their distinctive garnet and black striped jerseys. Salernitana plays their home matches at the Stadio Arechi, which has a capacity of 37,245 spectators. The club was founded in 1919.

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Salernitana History

Salernitana was founded in 1919 as Salernitana Sport Club. The club initially played in regional leagues before being admitted to the Serie B in 1947. Salernitana played in the Serie B for several seasons before being relegated to the Serie C in 1952. The club struggled in the lower divisions for several years before being relegated to the amateur leagues in 1964. After several years of absence, Salernitana returned to professional football in 1988, playing in the Serie C1. In 1993, the club was promoted to the Serie B after finishing in second place in their group. Salernitana enjoyed several successful seasons in the Serie B and even reached the Serie A in the 1998-1999 season, but were relegated after just one season. Since their last appearance in the Serie A, Salernitana has struggled to regain their former glory. The club has bounced between the Serie B and the Serie C, and even faced bankruptcy in 2005. However, Salernitana managed to survive and had been playing in the Serie B since the 2019-2020 season until they secured promotion back to Serie A in the same season.

Who Owns Salernitana

In 2022 Salernitana was bought by Danilo Iervolino. Iervolino is a businessperson who founded Multiversity SpA and The Pegaso UNiversity and has been head of 5 different companies. 

Salernitana Manager

Salernitanas current manager is Paulo Sousa. Paulo Sousa is a manager who has had stints at many clubs including Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, Leicester City, Videoton, Maccabia Tel Aviv, Basel, Fiorentina, Tianjin Quanjian, Bordeaux, Poland and Flamengo. He managed many different clubs in many different leagues. 

Biggest Salernitana Transfers

Salernitana biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Boulaye Dia from Villareal for £12.00m
  • Matteo Lovato from Atalanta BC for £7.00m
  • Ederson from Corinthians for £6.50m
  • Lorenzo Pirola from Inter Milan for £5.00m
  • Flavius Daniliuc from OGC Nice for £5.00m

Salernitana biggest sales have been:

  • Ederson to Atalanta for £21.40m
  • Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro to Lazio for £12.70m
  • Gennaro Gattuso to AC Milan for £8.00m
  • Rigobert Song to Liverpool for £3.69m
  • Nicola Corrent to AC Milan for £3.62m

Salernitana Drama

On the day of the transfer deadline day there were rumours that Wolves had made a bid for Salertina centre-forward Dia. The bid was rejected which apparently angered Dia. He was then later cut out of the squad before their match against Lecce. 

Who Plays For Salernitana Now

Salernitana have a decent squad with defenders such as Gullermo Ochoa, Benoit Costil, Flavius Daniliuc, Lorenzo Pirola, Matteo Lovato, Dylan Bronn, Norbert Gyomber, Federico Fazio, Domagoj Bradaric, Pasquale Mazzocchi and Junior Sambia. Their midfield has many good players including Mateusz Legowski, Giulio Maggiore, Lassana Couliably, Emil Bohinen, Grigoris Kastanos, Antonio Candreva and Agustin Martegani. In attack they have Jovane, Loum Tchaouna, Boulaye Dia, Erik Botheim and Diego Valencia. 

What Have Salernitana Won

Salernitana have won:

  • 2 Serie B titles
  • 1 Italian Lega Pro (C) trophy
  • 2 Italian Lega Pro (B) trophies
  • 1 Italienischer Pokalsieger
  • 2 Italian Lega Pro 2 (B) trophies

Salernitana 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Salernitana will finish low mid-table. Since coming up to the Serie A in 2021 they have finished around 16th every season. They have a decent squad but will likely struggle this season once again. However they have a quality striker in Dia who has 17 goals in 36 appearances for the club. He along with the other players in the squad should be enough to keep them up this season.

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