- Location: Verona, Italy
- Stadium: Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium
- Coach: Marco Zaffaroni
- Serie A Titles: 1
Current Squad / Roster
- L. Montipò
- S. Perilli
- A. Berardi
- Mattia Chiesa
SERIE A: 1984-85
SERIE B: 1956-57 , 1981-82 , 1998-99
SERIE B PLAYOFFS: 1974-75 , 2018-19
Hellas Verona is a club that has been around for over a century in Italian soccer. They have played the majority of their years in divisions below Serie A in their history, and while this year’s Serie A odds have them closer to the relegation picture than the title picture, they are hoping to stay up. Here, we look at the Hellas Verona stats, history, and other interesting information to know about this club.
Hellas Verona General info
The team hails from Verona in Veneto and dons yellow and dark blue as their team colors. They play the home matches on the Hellas Verona schedule at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, which has a capacity of just over 39,000 fans. They currently play in Serie A, earning their most recent promotion into the top division of Italian football in 2018.
Hellas Verona History
The history of Hellas Verona dates back to 1903, when a group of high school students founded the club. They did not get promoted to play in Serie A matchups until 1957, toiling away in Serie B from 1928 until that promotion occurred.
In fact, Hellas Verona has spent the majority of its history in Serie B, spending over 50 of its 90 years at the professional level in the second tier.
Hellas Verona Records
Given this club’s status as a lower-tier club for much of its history, all-time Hellas Verona stats for individual players are not all that impressive compared to many teams in Italy. The all-time goal-scoring leader for this club is Adailton, with 52 career goals between 1999 and 2006. That time was split roughly half and a half between Serie A and Serie B.
In terms of all-time appearance leaders for Hellas Verona, Roberto Tricella is at the top of the list. He appeared in 324 career matches, scoring a handful of goals from his defender spot from 1979 to 1987.
Championship won by Hellas Verona
The one year that Hellas Verona finished atop the Serie A standings was the only top-tier trophy the club has ever won. They did win a couple of Serie B titles to earn promotion to the top flight. But Hellas Verona betting odds coming into each Serie A season do not imply that they are expected to ever replicate their magical run to the top of the league in the 1980s.
There is no more historical event for Hellas Verona than their run to the Serie A title in the 1984-85 season. They lost just two matches that season, winning over Juventus during the campaign en route to their first and only Scudetto triumph. While not quite on the level of Leicester City’s Premier League run, this was a huge surprise in Italy.
- GK Lorenzo Montipo
- D Federico Ceccherini
- D Diego Coppola
- D Pawel Dawidowicz
- MF Darko Lazovic
- MF Ivan Ilic
- MF Martin Hongla
- MF Adrien Tameze
- MF Davide Faraoni
- F Thomas Henry
- F Kevin Lasagna
- Arrivals: Diego Simeone, Gianluca Caprari
- Departures: Mattia Zaccagni, Nicolo Casale, Destiny Udogie
The top manager in the history of Hellas Verona has to be Osvaldo Bagnoli, who guided them to their only Serie A title in club history. He was the manager there from 1981 to 1990 and is the longest-tenured manager in the club’s history. While the Serie A betting stats for the club took a nosedive after he left, he kept the team in Serie A until the end of his final season with the club.