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Hellas Verona, also known as “Gialloblu,” is an Italian football club based in Verona, Italy. The team’s colours are yellow and blue, and their home stadium is the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, which has a capacity of approximately 39,000 seats. Hellas Verona was founded on August 30, 1903, making it one of the oldest football clubs in Italy.

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Verona History

Hellas Verona has a long and storied history; the team’s first significant success came in the 1984-85 season when they won the Serie A championship. During this period, Hellas Verona had a squad that included some of the greatest Italian players of all time, such as Antonio Di Gennaro, Preben Elkjær, and Hans-Peter Briegel. After their Serie A victory, the team had several seasons of mid-table finishes before being relegated to Serie B in 1988. In the following years, they had mixed fortunes, with some seasons spent in Serie A and others in Serie B. One of the club’s lowest points came in 1994 when they were relegated to Serie C1, the third tier of Italian football. However, the team bounced back and returned to Serie A in 1999, only to be relegated once again in 2002. Since then, they have spent several seasons in Serie B before making a return to Serie A in the 2013-14 season. They have remained in the top division for a few years, and are decently successful, although still not being enough competition for the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli.

Who Owns Verona

Verona is owned by Maurizio Setti. Setti took over as owner in 2012 after acquiring an 80% share in the club. In 2013 he purchased the entire club and is now the sole owner. He won the club promotion to the Serie A for the first time in 11 years in 2013 and has since struggled to keep them up however whenever they have gone down they have bounced straight back up.

Verona Manager

Hellas Verona’s current manager is Marco Baroni. Marco has had a storied career managing at many lower league Italian sides before joining Hellas Verona before the 2023-24 season after leaving Lecce.

Biggest Verona Transfers

Hellas Verona’s biggest transfer of all time have been:

  • Juan Iturbe from FC Porto for £15.00m
  • Giovanni Simeone from Cagliari Calcio to £10.50m
  • Mert Cetin from AS Roma for £7.80m
  • Ivan Ilic from Manchester City U23 for £7.50m
  • Mauro Camoranesi from CD Cruz Azul for £7.00m

Hellas Verona’s biggest departures have been:

  • Marash Kumbulla to AS Roma for £26.50m
  • Juan Iturbe to AS Roma for £24.50m
  • Sofyan Amrabat to Fiorentina for £19.50m
  • Ivan Ilic to Torino for £15.70m
  • Amir Rrahmani to SSC Napoli for £14.20m

Verona Drama

In 2022 Hellas Verona played a game against Napoli in which they lost 2-1. During the game a group of Verona ultras held a banner which had the coordinates of the city of Naples as well as the flags of Russia and Ukraine. The banner was insinuating that Naples should be targeted in a similar way many cities of Ukraine have been targeted by Russia during the Ukraine-Russia war. 

Who Plays For Verona Now

Hellas Verona have a below average squad that consists of defenders Lorenzo Montipo, Simone Perilli, Isak Hien, Diego Coppola, Koray Gunter, Giangiacomo Magnani, Pawel Dawidowicz, Bruno Amione, Juan Cabal, Josh Doig and Davide Faraoni. In midfield they have Martin Hongla, Charlys, Suat Serdar, Michael Folorunsho, Filippo Terracciano, Darko Lazovic, Ondrej Duda, Tomas Suslov, Riccardo Saponara and Ajdin Hrustic. In attack they have Cyril Ngonge, Jackson Tchatchoua, Yayah Kallon, Jordi Mboula, Thomas Henry, Federico Bonazzoli, Jayden Braaf and Milan Djuric.

What Have Verona Won

Hellas Verona have only won 2 trophies. These 2 include 1 Italian Serie A and 3 Italian Serie B titles. 

Verona 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Hellas Verona will finish mid-table. They have an average squad and an average manager. Their squad is decent but not good enough to compete with the other top clubs in the league.

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