Hellas Verona FC

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Hellas Verona
Full nameHellas Verona Football Club S.p.A.
Nickname(s)I Gialloblu (The Yellow and Blues)
I Mastini (The Mastiffs)
Gli Scaligeri (The Scaligers)
I Butei ("The Boys", in Venetian)
Founded1903; 121 years ago (1903), as Associazione Calcio Hellas
1991; 33 years ago (1991), as Verona Football Club
GroundStadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
OwnerMaurizio Setti
PresidentMaurizio Setti
Head coachMarco Baroni
LeagueSerie A
2022–23Serie A, 17th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Hellas Verona Football Club, commonly referred to as Hellas Verona or simply Verona, is an Italian professional football club based in Verona, Veneto, that currently plays in Serie A. The team won the Serie A Championship in the 1984–85 season.


Origins and early history[edit]

Founded in 1903 by a group of high school students, the club was named Hellas, at the request of a professor of classics.[2] At a time in which football was played seriously only in the larger cities of northwestern Italy, most of Verona was indifferent to the growing sport.[citation needed] However, when in 1906 two city teams chose the city's Roman amphitheatre as a venue to showcase the game, crowd enthusiasm and media interest began to rise.[citation needed]

During these first few years, Hellas was one of three or four area teams playing at a municipal level while fighting against city rivals Bentegodi to become the city's premier football outfit.[citation needed] By the 1907–08 season, Hellas was playing against regional teams, and an intense rivalry with Vicenza that has lasted to this day was born.[citation needed]

January 26, 1958. A.C. Verona — Juventus FC 2-3, Matchday 18 of the 1957–58 Serie A. Juventus striker John Charles (center) in action versus Verona's defence.

From 1898 to 1926, Italian football was organised into regional groups.[citation needed] In this period, Hellas was one of the founding teams of the early league and often among its top final contenders.[citation needed] In 1911, the city helped Hellas replace the early, gritty football fields with a proper venue.[citation needed] This allowed the team to take part in its first regional tournament, which until 1926, was the qualifying stage for the national title.[citation needed]

In 1919, following a return to activity after a four-year suspension of all football competition in Italy during World War I, the team merged with city rival Verona and changed its name to Hellas Verona.[citation needed] Between 1926 and 1929, the elite "Campionato Nazionale" assimilated the top sides from the various regional groups.[citation needed] Hellas Verona joined the privileged teams, yet struggled to remain competitive.[citation needed]

Serie A, as it is structured today, began in 1929, when the Campionato Nazionale turned into a professional league.[citation needed] Still an amateur team, Hellas merged with two city rivals, Bentegodi and Scaligera, to form AC Verona.[citation needed] Hoping to build a first class contender for future years, the new team debuted in Serie B in 1929.[citation needed] It would take the gialloblu 28 years to finally achieve their goal.[citation needed] After first being promoted to Serie A for one season in 1957–58, in 1959, the team merged with another city rival (called Hellas) and commemorated its beginnings by changing its name to Hellas Verona AC.[citation needed]

Success in the 1970s and 1980s[edit]

Paolo Sirena scoring the first goal for Verona during a 5-3 victory over AC Milan on the last day of the 1972-73 Serie A season

Coached by Nils Liedholm, the team returned to Serie A in 1968 and remained in the elite league almost without interruption until 1990.[citation needed] Along the way, it scored a famous 5–3 win in the 1972–73 season that cost Milan the scudetto (the Serie A title).[citation needed] The fact that the result came late during the last matchday of the season makes the sudden and unexpected end to the rossoneri's title ambitions all the more memorable.[tone][citation needed]

In 1973–74, Hellas finished the season in fourth-last, just narrowly avoiding relegation, but were nonetheless sent down to Serie B during the summer months as a result of a scandal involving team president Saverio Garonzi.[clarification needed][citation needed] After a year in Serie B, Hellas returned to Serie A.[citation needed]

In the 1975–76 season, the team had a successful run in the Coppa Italia, eliminating highly rated teams such as Torino, Cagliari and Internazionale from the tournament.[citation needed] However, in their first ever final in the competition, Hellas were trounced 4–0 by Napoli.[tone][citation needed]

A line-up of A.C. Hellas Verona in the 1975–76 season.

Under the leadership of coach Osvaldo Bagnoli, in 1982–83 the team secured a fourth-place in Serie A (its highest finish at the time) and even led the Serie A standings for a few weeks.[citation needed] The same season Hellas again reached the Coppa Italia final.[citation needed] After a 2–0 home victory, Hellas then travelled to Turin to play Juventus but were defeated 3–0 after extra time.[citation needed]

Further disappointment followed in the 1983–84 season when the team again reached the Coppa Italia final, only to lose the Cup in the final minutes of the return match against defending Serie A champions Roma[citation needed]

The team made its first European appearance in the 1983–84 UEFA Cup and were knocked out in the second round of the tournament by Sturm Graz.[citation needed] Hellas were eliminated from the 1985–86 European Cup in the second round by defending champions and fellow Serie A side Juventus after a contested game, the result of a scandalous[tone] arbitrage by the French Wurtz, having beaten PAOK of Greece in the first round.[3]

In 1988, the team had their best international result when they reached the UEFA Cup quarterfinals with four victories and three draws.[citation needed] The decisive defeat came from German side Werder Bremen.[citation needed]

1984–1985 Scudetto[edit]

Osvaldo Bagnoli, Scudetto winning coach of Hellas Verona in 1985

Although the 1984–85 season squad was made up of a mix of emerging players and mature stars, at the beginning of the season no one would have regarded the team as having the necessary ingredients to make it to the end.[tone][citation needed] Certainly,[tone] the additions of Hans-Peter Briegel in midfield and of Danish striker Preben Elkjær to an attack that already featured the wing play of Pietro Fanna, the creative abilities of Antonio Di Gennaro and the scoring touch of Giuseppe Galderisi were to prove crucial.[citation needed]

To mention a few of the memorable milestones[tone] on the road to the scudetto: a decisive win against Juventus (2–0), with a goal scored by Elkjær after having lost a boot in a tackle just outside the box, set the stage early in the championship; an away win over Udinese (5–3) ended any speculation that the team was losing energy at the midway point; three straight wins (including a hard-fought 1–0 victory against a strong Roma side) served notice that the team had kept its polish and focus intact[tone] during their rival's final surge; and a 1–1 draw in Bergamo against Atalanta secured the title with a game in hand.[citation needed]

Hellas finished the year with a 15–13–2 record and 43 points, four points ahead of Torino with Internazionale and Sampdoria rounding out the top four spots.[citation needed] This unusual final table of the Serie A (with the most successful Italian teams of the time, Juventus and Roma, ending up much lower than expected) has led to many speculations.[citation needed] The 1984–85 season was the only season when referees were assigned to matches by way of a random draw.[citation needed] Before then each referee had always been assigned to a specific match by a special commission of referees (designatori arbitrali).[citation needed] After the betting scandal of the early 1980[clarification needed] (the Calcio Scommesse scandal), it was decided to clean up the image of Italian football by assigning referees randomly instead of picking them, to clear up all the suspicions and accusations always accompanying Italy's football life.[citation needed] This resulted in a quieter championship and in a completely unexpected final table.[original research?][citation needed]

In the following season, won again by Juventus, the choice of the referees went back in the hands of the designatori arbitrali.[citation needed] In 2006, a major scandal in Italian football revealed that certain clubs had been illegally influencing the referee selection process in an attempt to ensure that certain referees were assigned to their matches.[citation needed]

Between Serie A and Serie B[edit]

These were more than mere modest achievements[tone] for a mid-size city with a limited appeal to fans across the nation.[citation needed] But soon enough financial difficulties caught up with team managers.[citation needed] In 1991 the team folded and was reborn as Verona, regularly moving to and fro between Serie A and Serie B for several seasons.[citation needed] In 1995 the name was officially returned to Hellas Verona.[4][5]

After a three-year stay, their last stint in Serie A ended in grief in 2002.[tone][citation needed] That season emerging international talents such as Adrian Mutu, Mauro Camoranesi, Alberto Gilardino, Martin Laursen, Massimo Oddo, Marco Cassetti and coach Alberto Malesani failed to capitalise on an excellent start and eventually dropped into fourth-to-last place for the first time all season on the final match day, enforcing relegation into Serie B.[4]

Decline and Serie A comeback (2002–present)[edit]

Luisito Campisi playing for Hellas Verona in 2009

Following the 2002 relegation to Serie B, team fortunes continued to slip throughout the decade.[citation needed] In the 2003–04 season Hellas Verona struggled in Serie B and spent most of the season fighting off an unthinkable relegation to Serie C1.[tone][citation needed] Undeterred, the fans supported their team and a string of late season wins eventually warded off the danger.[tone][citation needed] Over 5,000 of them followed Hellas to Como on the final day of the season to celebrate.[citation needed]

In 2004–05, things looked much brighter for the team.[tone][citation needed] After a rocky start,[tone] Hellas put together a string of results and climbed to third spot.[citation needed] The gialloblù held on to the position until January 2005, when transfers weakened the team, yet they managed to take the battle for Serie A to the last day of the season.[tone][citation needed]

The 2006–07 Serie B seemed to start well, due to the club takeover by Pietro Arvedi D'Emilei, which ended nine years of controversial[how?] leadership under chairman Gianbattista Pastorello, heavily contested by the supporters in his later years at Verona.[citation needed] However, Verona was immediately involved in the relegation battle, and Massimo Ficcadenti was replaced in December 2006 by Giampiero Ventura.[citation needed] Despite a recovery in the results, Verona ended in an 18th place, thus being forced to play a two-legged playoff against 19th-placed Spezia to avert relegation.[citation needed] A 2–1 away loss in the first leg at La Spezia was followed by a 0–0 home tie, and Verona were relegated to Serie C1 after 64 years of play in the two highest divisions.[citation needed]

Verona appointed experienced coach Franco Colomba for the new season with the aim to return to Serie B as soon as possible.[citation needed] However, despite being widely considered the division favourite, the gialloblù spent almost the entire season in last place.[citation needed] After seven matches, club management sacked Colomba in early October and replaced him with youth team coach (and former Verona player) Davide Pellegrini.[6] A new owner acquired the club in late 2007, appointing Giovanni Galli in December as new director of football and Maurizio Sarri as new head coach.[citation needed] Halfway through the 2007–08 season, the team remained at the bottom of Serie C1, on the brink of relegation to the fourth level (Serie C2).[citation needed] In response, club management sacked Sarri and brought back Pellegrini.[citation needed] Thanks to a late-season surge the scaligeri avoided direct relegation by qualifying for the relegation play-off, and narrowly averted dropping to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in the final game, beating Pro Patria 2–1 on aggregate.[citation needed] However, despite the decline in results, attendance and season ticket sales remained at 15,000 on average.[citation needed]

For the 2008–09 season, Verona appointed former Sassuolo and Piacenza manager Gian Marco Remondina with the aim to win promotion to Serie B.[citation needed] However, the season did not start impressively, with Verona being out of the playoff zone by mid-season, and club chairman Pietro Arvedi D'Emilei entering into a coma after being involved in a car crash on his way back from a league match in December 2008.[tone][citation needed] Arvedi died in March 2009, two months after the club was bought by new chairman Giovanni Martinelli.[citation needed]

The following season looked promising,[to whom?] as new transfer players were brought aboard, and fans enthusiastically embraced the new campaign.[tone][citation needed] Season ticket figures climbed to over 10,000, placing Verona ahead of several Serie A teams and all but Torino in Serie B attendance.[7] The team led the standings for much of the season, accumulating a seven-point lead by early in the spring.[citation needed] However, the advantage was gradually squandered, and the team dropped to second place on the second-last day of the season, with a chance to regain first place in the final regular season match against Portogruaro on home soil. Verona, however, disappointed[tone] a crowd of over 25,000 fans[8] and, with the loss, dropped to third place and headed towards the play-offs.[citation needed] A managerial change for the post-season saw the firing of Remondina and the arrival of Giovanni Vavassori.[citation needed] After eliminating Rimini in the semi-finals (1–0; 0–0) Verona lost the final to Pescara (2–2 on home soil and 0–1 in the return match) and were condemned to a fourth-straight year of third division football.[tone][citation needed]

Former 1990 World Cup star Giuseppe Giannini (a famous captain of Roma for many years) signed as manager for the 2010–11 campaign.[tone][citation needed] Once again, the team was almost entirely revamped during the transfer season.[citation needed] The squad struggled in the early months and Giannini was eventually sacked and replaced by former Internazionale defender Andrea Mandorlini, who succeeded in reorganising the team's play and bringing discipline both on and off the pitch.[citation needed] In the second half of the season, Verona climbed back from the bottom of the division to clinch a play-off berth (fifth place) on the last day of the regular season.[citation needed] The team advanced to the play-off final after eliminating Sorrento in the semi-finals 3–1 on aggregate.[citation needed] Following the play-off final, after four years of Lega Pro football, Verona were promoted back to Serie B after a 2–1 aggregate win over Salernitana on 19 June 2011.[citation needed]

On 18 May 2013, Verona finished second in Serie B and were promoted to Serie A after an eleven-year absence.[9] Their return to the top flight began against title contenders Milan and Roma, beating the former 2–1 and losing to the latter 3–0.[citation needed] The team continued at a steady pace, finishing the first half of the season with 32 points and sitting in sixth place, eleven points behind the closest UEFA Champions League spot—and tied with Internazionale for the final UEFA Europa League spot.[citation needed] Verona, however, ultimately finished the year in tenth.[citation needed]

During the 2015–16 season, Verona had not won a single match since the beginning of the campaign until the club edged Atalanta 2–1 on 3 February 2016 in a win at home; coming twenty-three games into the season.[10] Consequently, Verona were relegated from Serie A.[11]

In the 2016–17 Serie B season, Hellas Verona finished second on the table and were automatically promoted back to Serie A.[citation needed] Hellas lasted one season back in the top division after finishing second last during the 2017–18 Serie A season and were relegated back to Serie B.[12] At the end of the 2018–19 season, Hellas finished in fifth position and achieved promotion back to Serie A after defeating Cittadella 3–0 in the second leg of their promotion play-off to win 3–2 on aggregate.[13]

The club's return to the top flight in the 2019–20 Serie A season, in which it was considered a strong relegation candidate at the beginning of the campaign, was a successful one, with a ninth-placed finish. Heavily reliant on the defensive solidity of 20-year-old centre-back Marash Kumbulla, Amir Rrahmani and goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, along with the consistent performances of midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, Verona was a surprise contender for Europa League qualification but fell out of the race after a downturn in form after the coronavirus break, which temporarily halted the season.[14] A 2–1 win at home against eventual title winners Juventus in February was a highlight of a season in which the club achieved 10 clean sheets and punched towards the higher end of the table despite its modest budget.[15]

The performance of Hellas Verona in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929/30).

Ahead of Verona's second consecutive year in Serie A, key players Amrabat, Rrahmani and Kumbulla were poached[tone] by Fiorentina, Napoli and Roma respectively, and loanee Matteo Pessina returned to Atalanta. This left the club with a heavily weakened squad and it was once again expected to struggle in the league prior to the season-opening match.[16] Despite these losses in the transfer window, Verona again finished in the top half of the league table, ending the season in 10th place with 45 points. Successful breakout seasons for attacking midfielder Mattia Zaccagni, who was eventually called up to the Italy national team as a reward for his performances, as well as wing-backs Federico Dimarco and Davide Faraoni, were partly the reason for this achievement.[17] At the end of the season, coach Ivan Jurić was appointed by Torino following his two impressive Serie A seasons with Verona, with the Gialloblu replacing him with Eusebio Di Francesco.[18]

Following another summer transfer window in which several of the club's star players were sold to Serie A rivals, namely Zaccagni transferring to Lazio, Marco Silvestri to Udinese and Dimarco returning to Inter, the beginning of the 2021-22 season proved to be much more difficult for Verona, as Di Francesco was fired and replaced with Igor Tudor after just three matches, all of which were defeats. This poor early-season form had left the club at the bottom of the table. Under the guidance of Tudor, the team regains competitiveness obtaining in the next eight matches three wins – including victories with Lazio and Juventus – four draws and only one defeat.[19]

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's colours are yellow and blue.[citation needed] As a result, the clubs most widely used nickname is gialloblu literally "yellow-blue" in Italian.[citation needed] The colours represent the city itself and Verona's emblem (a yellow cross on a blue shield) appears on most team apparel.[citation needed] Home kits are traditionally blue, sometimes of a navy shade, combined with yellow details and trim, although the club has used a blue and yellow striped design on occasion.[citation needed] Two more team nicknames are Mastini (the mastiffs) and Scaligeri, both references to Mastino I della Scala of the Della Scala princes that ruled the city during the 13th and 14th centuries.[citation needed]

The Scala family coat of arms is depicted on the team's jersey and on its trademark logo as a stylised image of two large, powerful mastiffs facing opposite directions, introduced in 1995.[20] In essence, the term "scaligeri" is synonymous with Veronese, and therefore can describe anything or anyone from Verona (e.g., Chievo Verona, a different team that also links itself to the Scala family – specifically to Cangrande I della Scala).[citation needed]


Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in 2022

Since 1963, the club have played at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, which has a capacity of 39,211.[21] It is the eighth-largest stadium in Italy by capacity. The stadium is named after the historic benefactor of Veronese sport, Marcantonio Bentegodi [it].

The ground was shared with Hellas's rivals, Chievo Verona[22] until that club dissolved in 2021.[23][24] It was used as a venue for some matches of the 1990 FIFA World Cup and renovations prior to the tournament included an extra tier and a roof to cover all sections, improved visibility, public transport connections, an urban motorway connecting the city centre with the stadium and the Verona Nord motorway exit and services.[citation needed]

Derby with Chievo Verona[edit]

The intercity fixtures against Chievo Verona are known as the "Derby della Scala".[citation needed] The name refers to the Scaligeri or della Scala aristocratic family, who were rulers of Verona during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.[citation needed]

Hellas, founded in 1903, were traditionally the main club in Verona.[citation needed] Chievo, founded in 1929, historically represented the small Verona suburb of the same name, using a small parish field as their home ground, and did not become a professional side until 1986.[citation needed] At that time, Chievo became tenants of Hellas at the Bentegodi, and began rising up the league ladder.[citation needed] By the mid-1990s, Chievo had joined Hellas in Serie B, creating the derby.[citation needed] During the teams' early Serie B meetings, Hellas supporters taunted Chievo with the chant Quando i mussi volara, il Ceo in Serie A – "Donkeys will fly before Chievo are in Serie A."[citation needed] Once Chievo earned promotion to Serie A at the end of the 2000–01 season, their fans started calling the team i Mussi Volanti (The Flying Donkeys). A 2014 story in the British football magazine Late Tackle remarked that "Hellas fans didn’t so much have their words rammed down their throat as forced through every orifice with a barge pole."[25]

In the season 2001–02, both Hellas Verona and the city rivals of Chievo Verona were playing in the Serie A. The first ever derby of Verona in Serie A took place on 18 November 2001, while both teams were ranked among the top four. The match was won by Hellas, 3–2. Chievo got revenge in the return match in spring 2002, winning 2–1. Verona thus became the fifth city in Italy, after Milan, Rome, Turin and Genoa to host a cross-town derby in Serie A.[26]


Records and statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

European cups all-time statistics[edit]

Competition S Pld W D L GF GA GD
European Cup 1 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1
UEFA Cup 2 12 6 5 1 18 11 +7
Total 3 16 8 6 2 23 15 +8

European Cup[edit]

Season Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1985–86 First round Greece PAOK 3–1 2–1 5–2
Second round Italy Juventus 0–0 0–2 0–2

UEFA Cup[edit]

Season Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1983–84 First round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–0 3–2 4–2
Second round Austria Sturm Graz 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
1987–88 First round Poland Pogoń Szczecin 3–1 1–1 4–2
Second round Netherlands Utrecht 2–1 1–1 3–2
Third round Romania Sportul Studenţesc 3–1 1–0 4–1
Quarter-finals Germany Werder Bremen 0–1 1–1 1–2

Player records[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only.
# Name Years Matches
1 Italy Luigi Bernardi 1927–1939 337
2 Italy Emiliano Mascetti 1967–1973, 1975–1980 328
3 Italy Roberto Tricella 1979–1984 324
4 Brazil Rafael 2007–2016 314
5 Italy Pio Gorretta 1929–1933, 1934–1940 262

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only.
# Name Years Goals
1 BrazilItaly Arnaldo Porta 1914–1930 74
2 Italy Sergio Sega 1946–1952, 1954–1955 73
3 Italy Guido Tavellin 1939–1946, 1949–1950 58
4 Brazil Adaílton 1999–2006 52
5 Italy Egidio Chiecchi 1921–1927 51
Italy Luca Toni 2013–2016

Divisional movements[edit]

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 31 2022–23 Decrease 10 (1929, 1958, 1974, 1979, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2016, 2018)
B 53 2018–19 Increase 10 (1957, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2013, 2017, 2019) Decrease 2 (1941, 2007)
C 6 2010–11 Increase 2 (1943, 2011) never
90 years of professional football in Italy since 1929


Verona shirt from the 1992-93 season

Kit sponsors[edit]

Official sponsors[edit]

  • 1982–86: Canon[29]
  • 1989–96: Rana[29]
  • 1996–97: Ferroli[29]
  • 1997–98: ZG Camini Inox[29]
  • 1998–99: Atreyu Immobiliare[31]
  • 1999–00: Salumi Marsilli[29]
  • 2000–01: Net Business[29]
  • 2001–02: Amica Chips[29]
  • 2002–06: Clerman[29]
  • 2006–07: Unika[29]
  • 2007–08: No sponsor[29]
  • 2008–10: Giallo[29]
  • 2010–11: Banca Di Verona/Sicurint Group, Protec/Consorzio Asimov[29]
  • 2011–12: AGSM/Sicurint Group, Protec/Leaderform[29]
  • 2012–13: AGSM, Leaderform[29]
  • 2013–14: Franklin & Marshall/Manila Grace, AGSM/Leaderform[29]
  • 2014–15: Franklin & Marshall, AGSM/Leaderform[29]
  • 2015–2018: Metano Nord, Leaderform[29]
  • 2018–present: AirDolomiti, Gruppo Sinergy[29]
  • 2020–present: Kiratech S.P.A.[32]

Current squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 2 February 2024[33]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Lorenzo Montipò
6 MF France FRA Reda Belahyane
7 FW Netherlands NED Elayis Tavşan
8 MF Serbia SRB Darko Lazović (captain)
9 FW France FRA Thomas Henry
10 FW Serbia SRB Stefan Mitrović
11 FW Poland POL Karol Świderski (on loan from Charlotte FC)
13 FW Argentina ARG Juan Manuel Cruz
14 MF Spain ESP Joselito
16 GK Italy ITA Mattia Chiesa
17 FW Netherlands NED Tijjani Noslin
18 DF France FRA Fabien Centonze (on loan from Nantes)
19 DF Portugal POR Rúben Vinagre (on loan from Sporting CP)
21 MF Portugal POR Dani Silva
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Italy ITA Alessandro Berardi
23 DF Italy ITA Giangiacomo Magnani (3th captain)
25 MF Germany GER Suat Serdar (on loan from Hertha BSC)
27 DF Poland POL Paweł Dawidowicz (vice-captain)
31 MF Slovakia SVK Tomáš Suslov
32 DF Colombia COL Juan Cabal
33 MF Slovakia SVK Ondrej Duda
34 GK Italy ITA Simone Perilli
37 MF Brazil BRA Charlys (on loan from Vitória)
38 MF Belgium BEL Jackson Tchatchoua (on loan from Charleroi)
42 DF Italy ITA Diego Coppola
90 MF Italy ITA Michael Folorunsho (on loan from Napoli)
99 FW Italy ITA Federico Bonazzoli (on loan from Salernitana)


As of 4 January 2023.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
28 MF Italy ITA Nicola Patanè
75 MF Italy ITA Nicolò Calabrese
No. Pos. Nation Player
80 FW Italy ITA Alphadjo Cissè
82 DF Italy ITA Christian Corradi (on loan from Vicenza)

Out on loan[edit]

As of 9 February 2024.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Elia Boseggia (at Arzignano until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Edoardo Bernardi (at Arzignano until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Federico Ceccherini (at Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
DF Turkey TUR Mert Çetin (at Ankaragücü until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Davide Faraoni (at Fiorentina until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Diego Fornari (at Montebelluna until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Daniele Ghilardi (at Sampdoria until 30 June 2024)
DF Germany GER Koray Günter (at Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
DF Switzerland SUI Kevin Rüegg (at Basel until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Davide Bragantini (at Mantova until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Denis Cazzadori (at Arzignano until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Bruno Conti (at Monterosi until 30 June 2024)
MF Australia AUS Ajdin Hrustić (at Heracles Almelo until 30 June 2024)
MF Poland POL Mateusz Praszelik (at Cosenza until 30 June 2024)
FW Slovenia SVN David Flakus Bosilj (at De Graafschap until 30 June 2024)
FW Netherlands NED Jayden Braaf (at Fortuna Sittard until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Federico Caia (at Pergolettese until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Mattia Florio (at Pro Sesto until 30 June 2024)
FW Sierra Leone SLE Yayah Kallon (at Bari until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Kevin Lasagna (at Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
FW Ghana GHA Philip Yeboah (at Lucchese until 30 June 2024)

Club officials[edit]


  • Hungary Ferenc Molnár (1 July 1924 – 30 June 1925)
  • Hungary Imre Schöffer (1 July 1925 – 30 June 1926)
  • Italy Aldo Fagiuoli (1 July 1926 – 26 December 1927)
  • Hungary Imre János Bekey (27 December 1927 – 30 June 1928)
  • Italy Alessandro Bascheni (1 July 1928 – 30 June 1929)
  • Hungary András Kuttik (1 July 1929 – 30 June 1932)
  • Austria Rudolf Stanzel (1 July 1932 – 30 June 1933)
  • Hungary Imre János Bekey (1 July 1933 – 30 June 1934)
  • Hungary Sándor Peics (1939)
  • Austria Karl Stürmer (1941–1942)
  • Italy Bruno Biagini (1 July 1948 – 6 November 1949)
  • Hungary László Székely (8 November 1949 – 16 January 1950)
  • Italy Angelo Piccioli (17 January 1950 – 23 March 1953)
  • Hungary Gyula Lelovics (23 March 1953 – 30 June 1953)
  • Italy Luigi Rossetto (1 July 1953 – 31 January 1954)
  • Italy Luigi Ferrero (4 February 1954 – 11 October 1954)
  • Italy Angelo Piccioli (11 October 1954 – 1 February 1955)
  • Italy Federico Allasio (6 February 1955 – 11 December 1955)
  • Italy Angelo Piccioli (25 December 1955 – 5 May 1958)
  • Italy Luigi Bonizzoni (6 May 1958 – 30 June 1958)
  • Italy Vinicio Viani (1 July 1958 – 18 January 1959)
  • Italy Guido Tavellin (25 January 1959 – 5 November 1959)
  • Italy Aldo Olivieri (5 November 1959 – 26 September 1960)
  • Italy Romolo Bizzotto (2 October 1960 – 30 June 1961)
  • Italy Bruno Biagini (1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962)
  • Italy Guido Tavellin (1 July 1962 – 25 November 1962)
  • Italy Carlo Facchini (2 December 1962 – 17 May 1964)
  • Italy Bruno Biagini (24 May 1964 – 30 June 1964)
  • Italy Giancarlo Cadé (1 July 1964 – 30 June 1965)
  • Italy Omero Tognon (1 July 1965 – 20 November 1966)
  • Italy Ugo Pozzan (20 November 1966 – 15 January 1967)
  • Sweden Nils Liedholm (23 January 1967– 30 June 1968)
  • Italy Ugo Pozzan (1 July 1967 – 30 June 1968)
  • Italy Giancarlo Cadé (1 July 1968 – 30 June 1969)
  • Italy Renato Lucchi (1 July 1969 – 30 November 1970)
  • Italy Ugo Pozzan (1 July 1971 – 30 June 1972)
  • Italy Giancarlo Cadé (1 July 1972 – 10 March 1975)
  • Italy Luigi Mascalaito (10 March 1975 – 30 June 1975)
  • Italy Ferruccio Valcareggi (1 July 1975 – 30 June 1978)
  • Italy Luigi Mascalaito (1 July 1978 – 13 November 1978)
  • Italy Giuseppe Chiappella (13 November 1978 – 30 June 1979)
  • Italy Fernando Veneranda (1 July 1979 – 30 June 1980)
  • Italy Giancarlo Cadé (1 July 1980 – 30 June 1981)
  • Italy Osvaldo Bagnoli (1 July 1981 – 30 June 1990)
  • Italy Eugenio Fascetti (1 July 1990 – 28 March 1992)
  • Sweden Nils Liedholm (29 March 1992 – 30 June 1992)
  • Italy Edoardo Reja (1 July 1992 – 30 June 1993)
  • Italy Franco Fontana (1 July 1993 – 30 June 1994)
  • Italy Bortolo Mutti (1 July 1994 – 30 June 1995)
  • Italy Attilio Perotti (1 July 1995 – 30 June 1996)
  • Italy Luigi Cagni (1 July 1996 – 4 April 1998)
  • Italy Sergio Maddè (4 April 1998 – 30 June 1998)
  • Italy Cesare Prandelli (1 July 1998 – 30 June 2000)
  • Italy Attilio Perotti (1 July 2000 – 30 June 2001)
  • Italy Alberto Malesani (4 July 2001 – 10 June 2003)
  • Italy Sandro Salvioni (1 July 2003 – 23 December 2003)
  • Italy Sergio Maddè (24 December 2003 – 30 June 2004)
  • Italy Massimo Ficcadenti (20 July 2004 – 24 December 2006)
  • Italy Giampiero Ventura (24 December 2006 – 30 June 2007)
  • Italy Franco Colomba (1 July 2007 – 8 October 2007)
  • Italy Davide Pellegrini (9 October 2007 – 30 December 2007)
  • Italy Maurizio Sarri (31 December 2007 – 27 February 2008)
  • Italy Davide Pellegrini (28 February 2008 – 11 June 2008)
  • Italy Gian Marco Remondina (12 June 2008 – 10 May 2010)
  • Italy Giovanni Vavassori (10 May 2010 – 21 June 2010)
  • Italy Giuseppe Giannini (22 June 2010 – 8 November 2010)
  • Italy Andrea Mandorlini (9 November 2010 – 30 November 2015)
  • Italy Luigi Delneri (1 December 2015 – 23 May 2016)
  • Italy Fabio Pecchia (1 June 2016 – 21 June 2018)
  • Italy Fabio Grosso (21 June 2018 – 1 May 2019)
  • Italy Alfredo Aglietti (2 May 2019 – 14 June 2019)
  • Croatia Ivan Jurić (14 June 2019 – 28 May 2021)
  • Italy Eusebio Di Francesco (7 June 2021 – 14 September 2021)
  • Croatia Igor Tudor (14 September 2021 – 28 May 2022)
  • Italy Gabriele Cioffi (1 June 2022 – 11 October 2022)
  • Italy Salvatore Bocchetti (13 October 2022 – 2 December 2022)
  • Italy Marco Zaffaroni (3 December 2022 – 30 June 2023)
  • Italy Marco Baroni (1 July 2023 – present)

World Cup players[edit]

The following players have been selected by their country for the FIFA World Cup finals while playing for Hellas Verona.


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