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Hellas Verona Football Club S.p.A is an Italian football club, based in Verona. The team is nicknamed the Gialloblu. It currently plays in Serie B; their last stint in Serie A ended in 2002. The team's colors are yellow and blue.
Founded in 1903 by a group of university students, the club was named Hellas, Greece, at the request of a professor. Initially an amateur team, Hellas merged with Bentegodi and Scaligera to form AC Verona and debuted in Serie B in 1929. They were first promoted to Serie A for one season in 1957-58 and in 1959 the team became Hellas Verona A.C. The team has regularly moved between Serie A and B, and won the scudetto in 1984-85. In 1991, the team folded and was reborn as Hellas Verona F.C.
Hellas Verona plays in the Marc' Antonio Bentegodi Stadium, which it shares with crosstown rivals Chievo Verona.
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