Bologna were founded in October 1909 as AGC Bologna and in the 1920s and 1930s were one of the pre-eminent Italian sides. Post-war the club were less successful, winning a few domestic cup competitions but from the 1981-82 season the club was relegated twice in succession and slid into Serie C1. They won their way out of C1 in 1983-84 and back to Serie A for the 1989-90 season, before being relegated in 1991 and returning to C1 in 1993. The club returned to Serie A in 1996 and have remained there since, surviving in mid-table and challenging for a UEFA Cup place.
The club play at the 40,572 seater Stadio Renato DallíAra. The club have played there since 1927 when it was called the Stadio Littoriale, it was named Stadio Comunale in 1946 and then Renato DallíAra in 1983 after a former club president.
Remembered players include Angelo Schiavio, Felice Gasperi, Mario Gianni, Amedeo Biavati, Michele Andreolo, Gino Pivatelli, Harald Nielsen, Giacomo Bulgarelli, Kennet Andersson
League Championships 7: 1925, 1929, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1963-64
Coppa Italia 2: 1969-70, 1973-74
Mitropa Cup 3: 1932, 1934, 1961
Anglo-Italian Cup 1: 1971