Chievo Verona

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Chievo Verona
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Basic data
Surname Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona Srl
Seat Chievo , Verona , Italy
founding 1929
Colours Yellow blue
president Luca Campedelli
First soccer team
Head coach Domenico Di Carlo
Venue Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium
Places 38,402
league Series B
2019/20 6th place

The Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona , just Chievo Verona or just Chievo called, is one of Italian football club from Chievo , a fraction that of the Venetian city of Verona belongs.

The association is closely connected to the sponsor Paluani , a confectionery manufacturer, whose president Luca Campedelli is also Chievos president. Chievo Verona is the only club in Italy that has played at all levels of the Italian football system.


Early years

Crew in 1929

Chievo Verona was founded in 1929 by a small number of football fans from the small district of Chievo , a fraction of Verona . Initially, the club was not officially accepted into the Italian Football Association, but took part in several amateur tournaments and played friendly games under the name OND Chievo , a title imposed by the fascist regime . The club made its official debut on November 8, 1931 . The club colors were still blue and white at the time. In 1936 the club had to be dissolved due to economic problems, but returned after the Second World War in 1948 and resumed playing in the "Segunda Divisione", the then second division.

In 1957 the team moved to the "Carlantonio Bottagisio", a parish square, where they played until 1986. In 1959 the leagues in Italy were restructured and Chievo was assigned the "Seconda Categoria". That year Chievo changed the club name due to a new sponsor in Cardi Chievo . In the Seconda Categoria Chievo celebrated the promotion to the "Prima Categoria", but got down again in 1962 - the first time in the club's history.

Series of ascents

Team in 1988

In 1964, Luigi Campedelli, businessman and owner of the Paluani company , was appointed new president of the association. Under his presidency, Chievo celebrated a series of uprisings, in 1975 they went into the series D on. Under the new name Paluani Chievo , the club rose again in 1986, this time in the C2 series , which was then the 4th division. Since the stadium, in which Chievo played its home games so far, was considered too small for the 4th division, they moved to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi , which is located in Verona. In 1989 they made it to the third-class C1 series . In 1990 Chievo changed its name to AC Chievo Verona, which still exists today .

President Luigi Campedelli died of a heart attack in 1992, and his son Luca , then 23 years old , became the new president . Luca Campedelli was the youngest president of a football club in Italy until 2008. Campedelli promoted Giovanni Sartori as the club's new sports director and Alberto Malesani as the new head coach. Under Malesani, the club became champions in Serie C1 and rose for the first time in the club's history to Serie B , the country's second division. In 1997 Malesani left the club and signed a contract with Fiorentina , Silvio Baldini was the new coach, but left the club a short time later. Domenico Caso became the new coach, but was dismissed after a year in office and replaced by Lorenzo Balestro .

In the 2000/01 season Luigi Delneri was introduced as the new coach and reached third place, so Chievo rose to Serie A for the first time in the club's history .

The first years in Serie A (2001-2007)

The first year in Serie A was very successful for Chievo. Despite the critics, who had predicted an immediate relegation, Chievo played entertaining and sometimes spectacular football and even led the league as first table for six game days in a row. At the end of the 2001/02 season, the team finally reached a respectable fifth place, so they were qualified for the qualifying round of the UEFA Cup . There they failed, however, in the first round against the Serbian club FK Red Star Belgrade .

The 2002/03 season was also relatively successful again, at the end of the season they reached seventh place and belonged to the better teams in Serie A. The 2003/04 season ended in ninth place. The 2004/05 season, on the other hand, was very unfortunate. With the new coach Mario Beretta , who came from Ternana Calcio , the club got off to a good start and was in the meantime third behind Juventus Turin and AC Milan , before the team gradually lost profile and finally ended up in a relegation battle. With three game days to go, Chievo was in 18th place in the table, a relegation place. Beretta was sacked and replaced by interim coach Maurizio D'Angelo , a former Chievo player. With D'Angelo you could get two wins and one draw from the last three games and ultimately managed to stay up. For the 2005/06 season Giuseppe Pillon was introduced as the new coach. Under Pillon, the team was able to achieve better results again and ended the season in seventh place and was thus qualified for the qualifying round for the UEFA Cup. As a result of the big soccer scandal, Chievo even moved up three places and was thus qualified for the third qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League . There they met Levski Sofia , but lost the first leg in Sofia 2-0 and then played a 2-2 draw at home, so they were eliminated. Then you started in the first UEFA Cup qualifying round, where you got Sporting Braga from Portugal drawn. Braga won the first leg 2-0 and the second leg on 28 September in Verona Chievo won 2-1, but thanks to the overall standings, Braga qualified for the UEFA Cup.

After a 1-0 defeat against FC Turin , Pillon was on leave and replaced by Luigi Delneri, who had led the club to its former promotion to Serie A.

On May 27, 2007, Chievo was one of five teams on the final day of the game that was in danger of relegation. A draw would have been enough to keep the league, but Chievo lost 2-0 to Catania , a direct competitor in the relegation battle and had to compete in Serie B after six seasons in Serie A in the 2007/08 season.

Unfortunate descent and ascent

After the disappointing relegation last season, Chievo set the goal of immediate promotion to the top division. After the expected departure of several top players such as Franco Semioli , Salvatore Lanna , Matteo Brighi , Paolo Sammarco and Erjon Bogdani , the club also split from coach Delneri and replaced him with Giuseppe Iachini . Even Lorenzo D'Anna , since 1994 the club and captain, left the club, new captain was Sergio Pellissier . The team was almost completely turned inside out, with new transfers such as Maurizio Ciaramitaro and Simone Bentivoglio they found their way back on the road to success. After a 1-1 draw on Matchday 41 against US Grosseto , the Flying Donkeys were three points behind their pursuers FC Bologna and were in first place. On the last day of the match, a 2-2 draw against AS Bari was enough to rise again as Serie B champions.

The 2008/09 season in Serie A was marked by the relegation battle, relegation could be achieved with 38 points. Since her return to Serie A, Chievo has mostly played in the lower third of the table to stay up.


Tifosi from Chievo Verona

Although Chievo has been a long-time first division team and has some successes - albeit modest - the attendance figures are comparatively low, the city rival Hellas Verona is much more popular, as they had previously played successfully in the first division for a long time and were once able to become champions. Another special feature is that the Chievo fans stand on the stands actually intended for the guests at home games and call themselves North Side .

Also noteworthy is the Chievo fans' nickname Mussi Volanti (The Flying Donkeys). When Chievo was still playing in the sub-leagues, Hellas Verona fans claimed that donkeys would fly rather than Chievo playing in the top division. When Chievo actually got promoted to Serie A, Chievo fans called themselves "The Flying Donkeys" from then on.

Current squad 2018/19

As of February 1, 2019

No. position Surname
1 CroatiaCroatia TW Adrian Šemper
2 ItalyItaly FROM Ezequiel Schelotto
3 SerbiaSerbia FROM Strahinja Tanasijević
4th ItalyItaly MF Nicola Rigoni
5 ItalyItaly FROM Federico Barba
6th FranceFrance FROM Nicolas Frey
7th BrazilBrazil MF Lucas Piazón
8th SenegalSenegal MF Assane Diousse
9 PolandPoland ST Mariusz Stępiński
10 ItalyItaly ST Manuel Pucciarelli
11 FranceFrance MF Mehdi Léris
12 SloveniaSlovenia FROM Boštjan Cesar
13 MoroccoMorocco MF Sofian Kiyine
14th ItalyItaly FROM Mattia Bani
15th ItalyItaly FROM Luca Rossettini
16 ItalyItaly TW Andrea Seculin
No. position Surname
17th ItalyItaly MF Emanuele Giaccherini
19th ItalyItaly MF Musa Juwara
20th SerbiaSerbia ST Filip Đorđević
21st ArgentinaArgentina MF Mauro Burruchaga
25th MontenegroMontenegro ST Sergei Grubac
27 ItalyItaly MF Fabio Depaoli
31 ItalyItaly ST Sergio Pellissier
33 ItalyItaly FROM Marco Andreolli
40 SerbiaSerbia FROM Nenad Tomović
44 PolandPoland FROM Paweł Jaroszyński
55 ItalyItaly MF Emanuel Vignato
56 FinlandFinland MF Përparim Hetemaj
67 ItalyItaly TW Elia Caprile
69 ItalyItaly ST Riccardo Meggiorini
70 ItalyItaly TW Stefano Sorrentino

Former players


A team:

Youth team:

  • Italian U-18 Championship: 1 (1985/86)

Club records in Serie A

The following applies to Series A :

  • Biggest win: 4-0 Chievo Verona - Lazio Rome in the 2015/16 season
  • Biggest defeat: 0: 5 Chievo Verona - AS Roma in the 2001/02 season
  • Record player: Sergio Pellissier with 203 appearances
  • Record scorer: Sergio Pellissier with 54 goals

Women's soccer

On July 31, 2017, the club rose with around 51%, at the women's football club Fimauto Valpolicella Calcio Femminile SSD. The club, nicknamed ChievoVerona Valpo , has played in Serie A since 2017/2018 .

Web links

Commons : AC Chievo Verona  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Squadra. In: Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona Srl, accessed March 2, 2018 (Italian).
  2. Valpo e ChievoVerona ufficialmente insieme! (No longer available online.) ASD Valpo, July 6, 2017, archived from the original on August 1, 2017 ; accessed on July 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ Ecco le mosse di mercato del ChievoVerona Valpo. Fimauto Valpolicella, July 6, 2017, accessed July 31, 2017 .
  4. CLUB - FIMAUTO VALPOLICELLA SSD. (No longer available online.) Fimauto Valpolicella, July 6, 2017, archived from the original on July 14, 2018 ; accessed on July 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /