Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio, or just Sassuolo, is an emerging Italian professional club from the city of Sassuolo in the Emilia-Romagna region. They were founded in 1920 but they were mostly playing in amateur leagues until the 1980s. The club hosts its games at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, a stadium with a capacity of around 21,000 seats.
Sassuolo first reached the lowest professional level of Italian football in 1984. At the time, it was called Serie C2 and it was the fourth-tier Italian league. However, they were relegated to amateur status again in 1990 before reaching the Serie C2 again in 1998. Their first promotion to third-level league Serie C came in 2006 and quickly after that, in 2008, a promotion to Serie B.
Sassuolo reached Serie A in 2014 and the club has been playing at the highest level ever since. In 2016, they earned their highest standing by finishing the season in sixth place, which also meant that they earned a spot in European competitions for the first time in history. Sassuolo’s current manager is Roberto De Zerbi.
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Manuel Locatelli from AC Milan for £11.25m in 2019
The most expensive signing in the history of Sassuolo is the Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli. He was paid £11.25 million in 2019, at which time he already spent a year at the club on loan from Milan. Still at the early stages of his career, Locatelli already had his international debut and could very well turn a nice profit for Sassuolo in the future.
Matteo Politano from AS Roma for £7.3m in 2015
The Italian winger arrived at Sassuolo in 2015 and he remained at the club for 4 seasons. During that time, Politano played in 96 Serie A matches and even earned a call to the Italian national team. In 2019, Politano was sold to Inter for £19 million, the highest fee that Sassuolo ever received.
Alfred Duncan from Sampdoria for £5.4m in 2015
Alfred Duncan came to Sassuolo in 2015 on a loan with an obligation to buy the player from Sampdoria for a total fee of £5.4 million. The midfielder from Ghana spent 5 years at the club before he was eventually moved to Fiorentina for £13.5 million.
Stefano Sensi from Cesena for £4.7m in 2016
When he arrived at Sassuolo, the Italian midfielder was just 21 years old and he was loaned back to Cesena in his first season. However, he then moved to Sassuolo’s first team where he showed his full talent and earned a call-up to the Italian national team. In 2020, Sensi was sold to Inter for £18 million.
Pedro Obiang from West Ham United for £6.3m in 2019
One of the more recent signings of Sassuolo, Obiang came from West Ham in 2019 for a fee of £6.3 million. The midfielder from Equatorial Guinea had a solid first season with the club and is expected to improve his performances further as his Sassuolo career progresses.