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In June 2010, a club takeover was completed, with the club being sold by the Menarini family to Sardinian entrepreneur Sergio Porcedda. Franco Colomba was sacked right before the 2010–11 season opener on 29 August 2010, despite surviving relegation with the team in the 2009–10 season. The president of the club, Sergio Porcedda, said that the decision was made mostly "because he [Colomba] was skeptical of the team."[2]

Since 7 April 2011, after the resignation of Pavignani and having paid €2.5 millions of capital increase, the new president is Albano Guaraldi,[6] the second largest shareholder of the consortium "Bologna 2010" with the 17% of the quotas, behind the outgoing Zanetti.

Bologna played out the final nine minutes with 10 men after Swedish defender Emil Krafth was shown a straight...

Federico Di Francesco added the second in the 74th minute when he tapped in a cross from...

Full Name : Bologna FC 1909 Team Colours : red and blue vertical stripes Nicknames : rossoblu Coach : Alberto Malesani Stadium : Stadio Comunale Renato Dall'Ara, Via Andrea Costa, Bologna Capacity : 39,000 Official Website :

Substitute Arkadiusz Milik fired a second-half double as Napoli moved top of Serie A following a 3-1 home win against Bologna.

After the first war, Bologna began to become more successful. First reaching the semi-finals of the Northern Italian competition in 1919–20, they went one better the following season by reaching the Northern League finals, going out 2–1 to Pro Vercelli. They would equal this again in 1923–24, coming runner up to eventual national champions Genoa.

Bologna has always been famous for its hospitality: its welcoming service is very effective and makes Bologna a perfect place for tourists. Bologna cultural heritage as well as its wine and food makes it an ideal destination to spend a weekend or a holiday different times of the year.

Giovanni Simeone continues to make an impact in his maiden Serie A season after scoring the only goal as Genoa beat Bologna 1-0.

Their formative season was spent in the regional league under Arrigo Gradi as captain, Bologna won their league gaining promotion to a league named Group Veneto-Emiliano. They spent four seasons in this league, never finishing lower than fifth. Bologna were entered into the Northern League before all football leagues were postponed for World War I.

There are many exciting events that are worth taking part of during your stay in lively Bologna. If you plan on spending the onset of the winter holidays in Bologna, you can complete your vacation with a visit to the Motorshow and to the museums that showcase the automobile masterpieces of Italy.

Bologna have had many managers and trainers, some seasons they have had co-managers running the team. Here is a chronological list of them from 1920 onwards.[10]

Equally dear to the people of Bologna is the Sanctuary of the Madonna of St. Luke, which overlooks the city from the top of the Colle della Guardia hill. The eager, the most courageous, and often students who hav just passed their exams, go up to it on foot following the very long (3.7 km), attractive porticoed route, which of course is uphill all the way!

The official stadium of Bologna is the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. Dall'Ara is the biggest sports building of Bologna and its name is taken from an ex-president of the club, Renato Dall'Ara, who died three days before the final for Serie A's Scudetto. Its capacity is 38,279. The curva Bulgarelli (in English, Bulgarelli curve), the curve of Bologna's ultras, is dedicated to player Giacomo Bulgarelli, who died on 21 February 2009.

The staium is to the west of the city and can is served by bus number 21 from the railway station. On match days, tickets go on sale at the stadium 2 hours before kick-off.

Bologna is an attractive university town in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Famed for its historic red-brick architecture and porticoed streets, the city is a popular destination for budget weekend trips from the UK. Thanks to its young population the city has a relaxed feel and there are numerous sites to see both in Bologna itself and the surrounding area. Easyjet run services to Bologna, while Ryanair use the airport at nearby Forli.

After World War II, the club was less successful. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the club generally floated between fourth, fifth and sixth position in the league, until they took the league title back in 1963–64. To date this remains their last Serie A championship, bringing the club's total to seven. This qualified Bologna to the 1964–65 European Cup (today UEFA Champions League), but they were eliminated in the preliminary round against Anderlecht.

Striker Milik, a 61st-minute replacement for Manolo Gabbiadini, followed up his midweek Champions League double to score twice in the space of nine minutes in the second period after Bologna striker Simone Verdi had cancelled out Jose Callejon's opener for the hosts.

It was not all doom and gloom for the club, however; in the 1970s, they won the Italian Cup twice, the second of which was disputed against Palermo. The game was tense and finished 1–1 before going to a penalty shootout, where Bologna won 4–3.

For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in and around Bologna visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Bologna.

The Scudetto was won by Bologna four more times before World War II, these were achieved in; 1935–36, 1936–37, 1938–39 and 1940–41.

Bologna Football Club 1909 S.p.A. HEADQUARTERS Via Casteldebole 10, 40132 Bologna – Italy. TELEPHONE +39 0516111111 FAX +39 0516111122

Winter can be cold, but Bologna is beautiful the two weeks before Christmas. January and February often feature cloudless blue skies, but the clear weather is often the coldest: you will need a coat, scarf, hat and gloves.

Beginning in the 1981–82 season, the club began to slide. First, they were relegated from Serie A after battling it out for survival with Cagliari and Genoa. They were relegated twice in succession and slid into Serie C1. They won their way out of C1 the next year, and returned to Serie A for the 1988–89 season after four years of fighting it out in Serie B.

Bologna have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents. Here is a complete list of Bologna presidents from 1909 until the present day.[9]


They did not remain long, however, being relegated in 1991 and returning to Serie C1 in 1993. The club returned to Serie A for 1996. Two years later, Bologna tasted a slice of success on the European stage, winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup and playing in the UEFA Cup. The club remained in Serie A until the 2004–05 campaign, losing to Parma in the playoffs.

Cagliari keeper Marco Storari's afternoon came to a premature end nine minutes after the interval when he was sent off for handling outside the area as Ladislav Krejci raced through on goal.

Simeone - the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego - found his second goal in two matches with a smooth finish after collecting Diego Laxalt's assist in the 77th minute.

However, Perisic produced a superb finish on 37 minutes to level things up before half-time.

Inter Milan had to be content with a point against Bologna after a fine volley from Ivan Perisic saw them recover to draw 1-1 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Bologna’s historic centre has been beautifully maintained, its original Roman street plan still discernable today. The best way to explore the city is on foot, taking time to admire the architecture and digest the wonderful food that you’re sure to find.

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Bologna have a proud history in Italian football, unfortunately for their fans it is largely ancient history. They have won Serie A seven times making them one of the most successful teams in Italy but the last of these was over forty years ago.

Bologna Football Club 1909, known simply as Bologna, is an Italian football club based in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, formed in 1909 (reformed in 1993). The club are nicknamed the rossoblu due to the red-and-blue striped shirts which they wear, which are also the official colours of the city.

Inter, though, were unable to conjure a winner with defender Andrea Ranocchia heading a...

In recent years thay have spent a few seasons in Serie B and have sometimes only narrowly avoided relegation.

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In the post-war years, Bologna became a thriving industrial centre as well as a political stronghold of the Italian Communist Party. Between 1945 and 1999, the city had an uninterrupted series of left-wing mayors, the first of whom was Giuseppe Dozza.

Edgar Barreto saw red for the visitors after fouling Adam Nagy in the 70th...