One of the clubs competing to lift the Italian league called the Scudetto is Hellas Verona Football Club or simply Verona. The club which plays in Serie A is based in Verona, Veneto.
The club’s nicknames are I Gialloblu (The Yellow and Blues), I Mastini (The Mastiffs), Gli Scaligeri (The Scaligers), which references the club’s colors. The club is managed by Ivan Jurić, a Croatian football manager while the president of Hellas Verona is Maurizio Setti.
Hellas was established in 1903 when a professor of classics asked a group of high school students to form a football club. When the club was formed, most Verona residents were indifferent due to the fact that football was played seriously only in the larger cities of the northwest of Italy.
The club competed against city rivals Bentegodi to become the city’s premier football club and was one of four area teams playing mainly at a municipal level. The club progressed to a regional level in 1907/08 and started playing against regional teams such as Vicenza football club.
Hellas was one of the founding members of the Italian league and often among its top final contenders. In 1911, the club moved to a better pitch with the help of the city and this allowed the team to take part in its first regional tournament. The Gialloblu returned to football activity in 1919 after a four-year suspension of all competition in Italy during World War I.
The club changed its name to Hellas Verona when it merged with city rival Verona. Between 1926 and 1929, the elite “Campionato Nazionale” assimilated the top sides from the various regional groups and Hellas Verona joined the privileged teams, yet struggled to remain competitive.
In 1929, the club merged with two city rivals, Bentegodi and Scaligera, to form AC Verona. The club then debuted in Serie B the same year and went on to build a first-class team. After first being promoted to Serie A for one season in 1957–58, the team merged with another city rival (called Hellas) in 1959 and commemorated its beginnings by changing its name to Hellas Verona AC.
Hellas is one of the biggest teams in Serie A and started playing their home games at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi since 1963. The stadium has a capacity of 39,371 seats and shares the ground with city rivals, Chievo Verona.
The matches between Hellas against Chievo Verona are known as the “Derby della Scala”. The first-ever Verona derby in Serie A took place on 18 November 2001 and the match attracted a lot of viewership. Hellas is one of the richest clubs in Italy and has a total worth is £42.55 million.
Hellas Verona clinched the Serie B championship in the 1956–57 season and also won the title in 1981–82, 1998–99. When the club gained promotion to Serie A, it won the league title in 1984–85. The club also was the winners of Play-off in 2018–19. Hellas also emerged Coppa Italia runners-up in 1975–76, 1982–83, 1983–84 seasons.
Giampaolo Pazzini nicknamed Il Pazzo is the highest-paid player at Hellas Verona. The Italian footballer earns €46,000 per-week. The second-highest-paid player at the club is Samuel Di Carmine, who earns €28,500 per week.
Hellas Verona F.C Player Salaries 2020, Age & Wages
|Samuel Di Carmine||30||€28,500|
|Anotnio Di Gaudo||30||€14,250|