Sprouting from the heart of Italy’s food capital, Bologna Football Club 1909, the Rossoblu, is a dish best served passionately. One of Serie A’s oldest clubs, Bologna has flavored Italian football with a zest all its own since its founding.

Seven-time Serie A champions, Bologna has had its share of ups and downs, but like a well-aged wine, its character has only been enhanced with time. The club’s heyday came in the ’30s and ’40s when they secured four league titles, with the last Serie A win being in the 1963-64 season.

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Stadio Dall'Ara - Bologna
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Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (former Stadio San Paolo) - Naples
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Stadio Dall'Ara - Bologna
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Stadio Sinigaglia - Como
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Stadio Brianteo - Monza
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Stadio Dall'Ara - Bologna
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Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris - Genoa
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Stadio Dall'Ara - Bologna
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Unipol Domus (Formerly Sardegna Arena) - Cagliari

Star-studded Stints

Over the years, Bologna has been a launchpad for some spectacular talents. Giacomo Bulgarelli, the iconic midfielder of the 60s, spent his entire career with the Rossoblu, and his name still resonates in the hearts of Bologna fans.

More recent years have seen the likes of Gaston Ramirez, the talented Uruguayan playmaker who later starred for Sampdoria, and Matteo Destro, a regular on Italy’s national team, gracing the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Let’s not forget Fabio Quagliarella, the evergreen striker, who began his illustrious career with Bologna before moving on to clubs like Juventus and Sampdoria.

The Rossoblu Rumble: Rivalries That Get the Blood Pumping

Bologna’s tussle with Fiorentina, known as the “Derby dell’Appennino,” is a match that stirs emotions across the Apennine Mountains. Additionally, the club shares a long-standing rivalry with Parma, with their encounters, known as the “Emilia-Romagna Derby,” being an annual highlight in the Serie A calendar.

Outside the domestic scene, memorable matches against Sporting Lisbon and Valencia in the UEFA Cup have seen Bologna leave an imprint on the European stage as well.

Stadio Renato Dall’Ara: The Rossoblu’s Colosseum

The Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna’s fortress since 1927, offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern comfort. With its famous Marathon tower and a capacity of over 38,000, it promises an unforgettable matchday experience.

Supporters seeking a lively atmosphere should opt for the Distinti section, priced around €35, where the chants of the local fans create an electrifying ambiance.

For those wanting a panoramic view, the Tribuna seats, priced from €70-€90, are an excellent choice. The Maratona Stand, which offers both passion and perspective, is also worth considering, with tickets costing around €45.

If you’re on a budget, Curva Bulgarelli offers a bargain, with tickets as low as €15, providing a great view of the pitch without breaking the bank.

The Final Whistle

Bologna’s story is a testament to the drama, passion, and resilience that epitomize Italian football. From iconic players to thrilling rivalries and a stadium that echoes with history, following the Rossoblu is a ride like no other. So, whether you’re cheering from the Curva Bulgarelli or the Tribuna, here’s to the unforgettable journey that is Bologna Football Club 1909!

Always Enjoy!

  • Setting Records: Bologna’s 7-1 victory over Inter Milan in the 1928-29 season still stands as Inter’s biggest Serie A loss.
  • Birthplace of Legends: Bologna’s youth academy has a history of producing quality talents. Notable among them is Nicolo’ Cherubin, who later made a mark with Atalanta.
  • Stadium Legacy: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna’s home ground, was one of the twelve host stadiums during the 1990 FIFA World Cup. It hosted three group matches during the tournament.
  • A Coach’s Tale: Bologna’s coach from the ’30s, Hermann Felsner, is regarded as one of the pioneers of the popular WM formation (3-2-2-3), contributing to the tactical evolution of the game.
  • Second Oldest: Bologna is the second oldest football club in Italy, founded in 1909, just a year after Pro Vercelli.
  • Frequent Flyers: Despite their domestic successes, Bologna has also competed outside Italy. They made it to the final of the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1998, showcasing their abilities on a European platform.
  • Honoring a Legend: The Curva Bulgarelli section of Bologna’s stadium is named after Giacomo Bulgarelli, the club legend, who dedicated his entire career to the Rossoblu.
  • Surviving Relegation: Bologna holds a record of surviving the most Serie A relegations. Despite the dips, they always manage to bounce back, reflecting the club’s resilience.