Bologna Football Club 1909 is an Italian football club based in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. They were formed in 1909 and continue on today. The club are nicknamed the rossoblù because of the red and blue striped shirts they wear.
During its history the club has won the Italian League Championship seven times. They are the sixth most successful team in the league ever. Bologna F.C. was promoted to Serie A for the 2008-09 season, having last played in the top division in 2004-05.
During the summer, a club takeover was agreed between Cazzola and a United States-based consortium; this was however cancelled in the end, following disagreements between the parties, and the club was successively sold to a local group led by new chairman Francesca Menarini, who thus became the second female chairman in the whole Serie A. Arrigoni was confirmed as head coach by the new group, and the start appeared to be particularly impressive, with a surprising 2-1 win at San Siro against AC Milan thanks to a winning goal scored by Serie A novice Francesco Valiani. However, the next weeks saw Bologna struggling in the league, with eight losses in nine matches. A disappointing 5-1 loss to Cagliari ultimately led the club management to sack Daniele Arrigoni on November 3, 2008 and appoint Siniša Mihajlović as new rossoblu boss.