Benevento Calcio, or simply Benevento, is a relatively unknown football club from Benevento in the Italian region of Campania. Although the club was originally founded in 1925, they’ve been through reorganization and had to be re-founded in 2005 under the same name and playing kit. The club plays its home games at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, previously called Santa Colomba since being built in 1976.
Benevento currently competes in Serie A, which only their second time in the top flight of Italian football. Previously they were in the top league in 2017/2018 season but they ended up relegated back to Serie B right away.
The club is nicknamed the Stregoni, which is Italian word for sorcerers but they are also called the Streghe, which means witches. This is a reference to the legends of the witches of Benevento that date back to the 13th century. In fact, Benevento even has a witch on a broom on their badge. The club’s current manager is Filippo “Pippo” Inzaghi, legendary striker for AC Milan and Italian national team.
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Andrés Tello from Juventus for £2.25 in 2018
The Colombian midfielder was one of the most important players in the Benevento team that earned promotion to Serie A in 2020. He arrived at the club from Juventus for £2.25 million but his contract includes a buy-back clause for a return to Juventus if the Italian giants deem him worthy.
Roberto Insigne from Napoli for £1.35 in 2019
You are probably familiar with the name Insigne since Roberto’s older brother Lorenzo is the captain at Napoli. In fact, Roberto started his Serie A career at the same club, before being sold to Benevento in 2019. His first season with the club was successful since the forward helped them earn promotion from Serie B with 8 goals in 35 games.
Gianluca Lapadula from Genoa for £3.6m in 2020
The seasoned Italian striker was one of the first signings for Benevento for their return to Serie A. His transfer is the second most expensive in the team’s history and he already started his career with Benevento well by scoring 3 goals in his first 6 games with the team.
Pietro Iemmello from Sassuolo for £4.5m in 2018
Iemello played one season with Benevento on loan from Sassuolo in 2017-2018, with the obligation to buy. So, in the summer of 2018, he became the most expensive signing in the team’s history after Benevento paid £4.5 million for him. However, the Italian forward spent all his time since on loans, failing to become a part of Benevento’s squad.
Kamil Glik from Monaco for £2.7 in 2020
Benevento decided to bring experience to the club for their return to Serie A and one of their targets was the renowned central-defender Kamil Glik. The Polish footballer spent five years at Torino and four at Monaco, so the experience he will bring to the team in their fight against relegation is unquestionable.