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Bologna Football Club 1909, or simply Bologna, is a professional club from the region of Emilia-Romagna and the city of Bologna. As embedded in their name, the club was founded in 1909 and it was one of the founding members of Serie A. The early years of the Italian league were the most successful for Bologna, especially 1930s. Bologna hosts its matches at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, with a capacity of around 30,000 seats.
The club is one of the most decorated Italian clubs, with 7 domestic titles, two domestic cups and one UEFA Intertoto Cup. However, the team’s last title run happened back in 1964 and spent many years of the 20th century battling against relegation. In the 21st century, Bologna often changed ownership and fought financial troubles many times. The arrival of a Canadian consortium in 2015 helped the club stabilise.
Bologna is currently competing in Serie A, the highest league in Italian football. Their current manager is former Serbian left-back who spent most of his career in Serie A, Siniša Mihajlović.
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Riccardo Orsolini from Juventus for £13.5m in 2019
The Italian winger became the most expensive signing in Bologna’s history after he was bought from Juventus for a fee of around £13.5 million. Luckily for them, the transfer seemingly paid off since Orsolini already played more than 40 games for Bologna and he also earned a call to the Italian national team during that time.
Simone Verdi from AC Milan for £5.8m in 2016
Simone Verdi arrived at Bologna in 2016 and he quickly proved valuable to the team. The Italian forward spent two seasons at the club before being sold to Napoli for £22 million, which is the highest fee received by Bologna. Verdi also earned his debut for Italy while he was playing for Bologna.
Gastón Ramirez from Peñarol for £3m in 2010
When Bologna signed Ramirez for £3 million in 2010, the Uruguayan midfielder was only 19 years old and had just two senior seasons under his belt. After two years with Bologna and 58 league games, he was sold to Southampton for a fee of £12 million, the second-highest fee Bologna received for a player.
Mattia Destro from AS Roma for £7.6m in 2015
Mattia Destro was already an established international when he came to Bologna in 2015. The Italian striker has spent 5 years at the club and scored 29 goals in Serie A for Bologna. In 2020, he joined Genoa on a free transfer after his contract with Bologna expired.
Takehiro Tomiyasu from Sint-Truiden for £8m in 2019
The young Japanese defender is one of the most talented Asian footballers, so it was not a surprise that Bologna paid a solid fee to bring him to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. Tomiyasu already played 36 games for the club and 20 games for Japan, despite being only 22 years old. A betting man might predict a nice profit for Bologna on Tomiyasu in the future.