AC Chievo Verona

Flying Donkeys

Founded: 1929, Stadium: Marc Antonio Bentegodi, Capacity: 39,371

AC Chievo Verona is a former professional Italian Football Club named after and based in Chievo, a suburb of 4,500 inhabitants in Verona and owned by Paluani, a bakery product company and the inspiration for their original name, Paluani Chievo. Chievo last played in serie A from 2001 to 2019 and contested the derby della Scala against its cross-town rivals Hellas Verona with which they shared the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi during its years as a professional club. The club was excluded from professional football because of financial problems. The last club crest represents Cangrande I della Scala, a medieval lord of Verona. The club’s historic nickname is Gialloblu although throughout Italian football, the Verona’s team recognised in the past by most as Gialloblu are Hellas Verona. Local supporters often call the club simply Ceo, which is Venetian for Chievo. The club is now sometimes referred to as the I Mussi Volanti (“The Flying Donkeys” in the Verona dialect of Venetian. “The Flying Donkeys” nickname was originally used by fans from crosstown rivals Hellas to mock Chievo.
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