Hellas Verona F.C.

The Hellas Verona Football Club is an Italian football club from the northern Italian city of Verona. The greatest success of the team was winning the Italian championship, or " Scudetto " in the 1984 / 85th


The association, which was founded in 1903 by students of the high school Liceo Maffei in Verona, participated in a total of 24 Serie A and in 50 of the Series B championships. Home games contests the team at the stadium " Marcantonio Bentegodi ", which summarizes 39 211 people. The stadium was expanded only on the occasion of the 1990 World Cup to this size. The club colors are yellow and blue; therefore is also due to be the most common in Italy Nickname: "i Gialloblù ". The club was named at the request of a professor of the founding students Hellas. This is the Greek word for "Greece", in this context but " homeland". The club crest shows a ladder symbol of Scaliger, the old city gentlemen of Verona. Known about the borders of Italy, the club was named after the 2000/ 01 season when the English author Tim Parks wrote his book " A Season with Verona ". Parks, who has lived for about 20 years with his family in Verona itself is a supporter of the Association, accompanied fans of the " Brigate Gialloblù " a season for every home - and away game in the Serie A. The then -known players were Alberto Gilardino, Mauro Camoranesi, Martin Laursen and Adrian Mutu. Fan friendships of Brigate, a so-called Gemellaggio, consist of the Tifosi SS Lazio Roma and ACF Fiorentina. As the largest rivals is seen LRVicenza, Napoli and Milan, the district club AC Chievo Verona is largely ignored.

Golden Years

His most successful period was the club in the 1980s, when they had committed well-known players like Thomas Berthold, Hans -Peter Briegel or Preben Larsen Elkjær and 1985 Italian Champion.

In the 1983/84 season Hellas played for the first time in the UEFA Cup and was eliminated in the second round against SK Sturm Graz. 1985 was eliminated Hellas Verona from Serie A rivals Juventus in the European Cup of Champions. 1987/88 reached Hellas the biggest international success by reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup and there failed to Werder Bremen.

The new millennium

After relegation in 2001/ 02 Verona played again in Serie B. After 2005/ 06, the descent into the C series after a dramatic end of season ( 15th place, 49 points) was just averted in the season, he was in the 2006 season / 07 fact. Hellas played all season against relegation, and also the 4-2 win on the final day against AS Bari did not help. Verona had games against Spezia Calcio in the play-out. Although it was significantly better in both games, you had to take the course in the C series. The first leg in La Spezia was lost despite another goal 2-1. In the 92nd minute Hellas a penalty by referee Roberto Rosetti was denied. It was no longer possible in the return leg on home soil despite renewed superiority to turn the game around. The game ended 0-0. Spezia held ( despite the deterioration in ranking in the final table) the class and Hellas Verona dismounted.

Series C and Lega Pro

The first season in Serie C almost ended with a renewed descent. Hellas finished the season 2007/ 08 as Penultimate, the play-out first leg against Pro Patria Calcio was won 1-0. In the return match Pro Patria was until the 90th minute with a 1-0 lead, which would have meant the descent of Hellas Verona because of the poorer position in the table, before a hit by Ilyas Zetulayev still secured the league.

The following season the squad has been cleaned out and freed from expensive legacy. The squad revolution was coined by young Leihspielern. Among other things, Marco Parolo led the fate of the midfield. It was a mixed season, in Verona at the end just missed the playoffs.

Giovanni Martinelli, who had now taken over the club, institution responsible for season 2008/ 09 Nereo Bonato as sporting director and asked him league untypical many resources available. He also assembled a strong squad, with the Hellas Verona dominated almost the entire season. Sometimes you had 8 points ahead of the runner-up. But in the last Round you were still displaced from 1st to 3rd place. Portogruaro made ​​the direct ascent and Pescara, was second. The latter were also responsible for the Verona beat in the playoff finals and thus Pro Prima Divisione verdonnerten to another season in the League.

Martinelli and Mandorlini

After four years in the third highest league managed Hellas back in Italy's footballing significance. Despite botched start to the season Hellas Verona rose at the end of the 2010/11 season, after winning the promotion playoff against the Prima Divisione Salernitana, back to Serie B on. Andrea Mandorlini declined all job offers from other clubs and was confirmed by President Martinelli as a trainer for the new season. The goal for next season was a ungefährdeter league. Medium to long term they wanted to bring the club back to Serie A and consolidate there.

Maurizio Setti and a return to Serie A

Health problems made ​​it increasingly difficult for Giovanni Martinelli, execute the office of president of Hellas Verona. After a long search for a buyer of its shares in the club he joined forces in the summer of 2012. Maurizio Setti they bought and brought Sean Sogliano as the new sporting director with Verona. In the subsequent transfer phase existing regulars were confirmed and the squad of Andrea Mandorlini added new reinforcing elements. Although never explicitly expressed, it was clear which foresaw season Setti goal for his club. And after a long season of ups and downs Hellas Verona was able to celebrate the return to Serie A as a table runner after 12 years of absence.

Current squad

(Updated: February 1, 2014)

Former Players

Former coach

  • Italy Osvaldo Bagnoli
  • Italy Luigi Cagni
  • Italy Giuseppe Chiappella
  • Italy Massimo Ficcadenti
  • Sweden Nils Liedholm
  • Italy Davide Pellegrini

Club Records

  • Serie A Biggest win: 5-1 Hellas Verona - Bologna FC in the 1968 season / 69th
  • Biggest defeat: 6-0 Napoli - Hellas Verona in the season 1956 / 57th
  • Record Player: Emiliano Mascetti with 232 inserts
  • Top scorer: Emiliano Mascetti with 35 gates
  • Most goals in a season. With 15 goals Domenico Penzo in the 1982/83 season and Gianni Bui in the 1968/69 season

Mastino del Bentegodi

Since the season 1999/ 00 a prize for the most valuable player last season is awarded annually. This award is so valuable, since the decision the fans is placed in the hands.

The previous winners