Chievo

Founded In
1929
Location
Verona, Italy

Chievo

About Chievo

Associazione Calcio Chievo-Verona, commonly called Chievo, was founded in 1929 by a group of football supporters from Verona. The club became part of the Italian league systen in November 1931. In 1936, Chievo went out of business due to financial problems. The club did not exist throughout the Second World War years and would not be reborn until 1948.

Much of the club's history has been spent in the minor leagues and, in fact, the club did not even reach Serie D until 1975. The club's eventual rise came after Luigi Campedelli, the owner of Paluani, a cake company, took over as the club's chairman. His son, Luca Campedelli, is the current President.

After Peluani's takeover, the club began to climb through the divisions, achieving promotion to Serie C2 in 1986 and gaining promotion to Serie C1 in 1989. Promotion from Serie C1 to Serie B followed and at the end of the 2000-01 season, Chievo finished in third place and gained promotion to Serie A for the first time. The team's first top flight season was a revelation. Despite being favourites for relegation, Chievo actually led Serie A for several weeks during the season and eventually gained qualification for the UEFA Cup after finishing in fifth place. After several seasons of consolidation, Chievo were relegated at the end of the 2006-07 season, but bounced straight back to the top flight.

Noteable players to represent the club over the years include names like Oliver Bierhoff, Nicola Legrottaglie, Matteo Brighi and current club captain Sergio Pellissier, who has been with the team since 2000.

Chievo play their home matches at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. The ground was used as one of the venues for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and has a capacity of 38,402. The stadium is shared between Chievo and their city rivals, Hellas Verona FC

Italy
Serie A