Not many people know much about Serie A minnows Bari and that is why i decided to write about a club that has produced some fantastic Italian stars this past few years.
Associazione Sportiva Bari was founded on 15th January 1908 and is based in Bari Apulia. The first players were mainly non-Italian including their two English founders Ludwig and Barther. The other players inlcuded 1 Swiss, 1 Spanish and 2 Frenchmen.
Bari’s most successful spell came in the 30s and 40s where they were a regular fixture in the Serie A however, their best place finish was 7th position. Some of Bari’s honours in this period include 2 Serie B titles in 1934-1935, 1941-1942 with their most recent title coming in the 2008-2009 season.
Currently in 13th position just a point below heavyweights Milan. Bari will surely be in the Serie A come next year. Their healthy stable of on-loan players from Juventus , Udinese, Sampdoria, Genoa, Lecce and Siena will help them stay put.
Some of the talented players to have played for Bari inlcude,Antonnio Cassano, Simone Perotta and Gianluca Zambrotta. My prediction for Bari this season is that they will finish just above the relegation spot although i know they will put up a strong fight right through to the end.