Italian brand Macron still the Bologna F.C. 1909 kits supplier from 2002 through 2004 season. The club finished the 2002-03 season in 11th position in the Serie A table under Francesco Guidolin management. In other competitions, Bologna reached the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia. Giuseppe Signori was the top scorer for Bologna with 12 goals in all competitions.
Next season under Carlo Mazzone, the Bologna finished twelfth in Serie A 2003-2004 with 39 points. Claudio Bellucci later the club new top scorer after Signori. The highlight on that club during these two season Signori and Japanese midfielder, Nakata.