Messaggi del 16/03/2009
Post n°19 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
Performance by club
Post n°18 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
Winners by year
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Formula and pairing teams
On June 28, 2007, the format of the 2007-08 tournament was released. The new format reduced the number of competitors to the 42 teams which would play in Serie A and Serie B for the 2007-08 season; no Serie C teams would participate in the tournament. Also, the rather unusual two-leg final was eliminated. A single-match final would be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The format for pairings was as follows:
Seeding is allocated as follows:
a) seed 1 to last year's Italian Cup Winner.
b) seeds 2-8 to the participants playing in the Champions League/UEFA Cup competitions other than seed 1. If less than 8 teams are participating then the next highest placed Serie A team(s) complete(s) the list.
c) seeds 9-17 to the 9 remaining Serie A teams to 17th place.
d) seeds 18-20 to the 3 Serie B teams promoted to Serie A this season.
e) seeds 21-23 to the 3 Serie A teams demoted to Serie B this season.
f) seeds 24-37 to the 14 Serie B teams finishing to 17th place but not promoted to Serie A.
g) seed 38 to the play-out winner in Serie B.
h) seeds 39-42 to the 4 Serie C1 teams promoted to Serie B this season.
Post n°16 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coppa Italia (Italy Cup, officially known as TIM Cup because of its sponsorship) is an Italian football annual cup competition. Its first edition was held in 1922, but the second champions were not crowned until 1936. Roma and Juventus lead the way with nine wins. Roma has been to the most finals: 15 (Torino follows with 14). The holder can wear a "tricolore" cockade, like the roundels that appear on military aircraft, and obtains a UEFA Cup spot for the next season. Clubs that have won the competition 10 times are awarded a silver star, similarly to those who receive a gold star for winning the Scudetto 10 times. As of yet, no team has accomplished this feat though Juventus and Roma would do so with their next victory.
The tournament is known for its low attendances, mainly because most teams consider the tournament of low importance and do not field their best line-up. While some top clubs may average over 50,000 for league games, often these same clubs will attract crowds of only around 30,000 for Coppa Italia matches. Interestingly, most domestic cups elsewhere in Europe attract large crowds. It is often only the final where the UEFA Cup spot is up for grabs, that larger crowds will attend the games.
Post n°15 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
The following table lists the Italian football champions by city.
Post n°14 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
The following table lists the Italian football champions by region.
Post n°13 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
The following table lists the performance of each club describing winners of the Championship.
Post n°12 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
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Winners Italian Football Championship
Post n°7 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
History Italian Football Championship
The first official national football tournament was organised in 1898 by the Italian Football Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, FIGC). This tournament, the final matches of the first Italian Football Championship, were held in a single day, 8 May 1898, in Turin. Genoa Cricket and Athletics Club were crowned as champions, defeating Internazionale Torino by 3–1 following extra time. In the following years, the tournament was structured into regional groups with the winners of each group participating in a playoff with the eventual winners being declared champions. The format was modified for the 1909–10 season which was played in a league format. Nine clubs participated playing each other both home and away, and with the clubs finishing first and second playing for the championship in a single playoff final. This season was the first victory for Internazionale who defeated Pro Vercelli in the final by 10–3. The 1912–13 season saw the competition nationalised with North and South divisions. In 1916 Milan won the Coppa Federale, which for that season was a substitute for the championship, which had been suspended because of the First World War. The tournament that year was limited to clubs from the north with the execption of Pro Vercelli but was not treated as an official trophy or recognised by FIGC as an Italian title.
Controversy hit the Championship in the 1921–22 season which saw the major clubs (including Pro Vercelli, Bologna and Juventus) in dispute with the FIGC. The teams had asked for a reduction in the number of clubs in the top division in accordance with a plan drawn up by Vittorio Pozzo, the Italian national team coach. Pozzo's plan was dismissed and the CCI (Italian: Confederazione Calcistica Italiana) was founded and organised a 1921–22 CCI league to run concurrently with the 1921–22 season organised by the FIGC. Further scandal followed in the 1926–27 season when title-winners Torino were stripped of their scudetto following an FIGC investigation. A Torino official was found to have bribed opposing defender Luigi Allemandi in Torino's match against Juventus FC on 5 June 1927, and thus the season finished with no declared champions. Serie A
Following the scandal of match-fixing and the split between the FIGC and the CCI, the Viareggio charter was drawn up to legalise professionalism, ban foreign players and rationalise the championship from its regionalised state into national leagues; the Serie A and Serie B. The 1929–30 season was the inaugural Serie A season and was won by Ambrosiana. The next eleven years were dominated by Juventus and Bologna who won all of the scudetti between them but further success was truncated as the Championship was suspended in 1943 due to the Second World War. A Championship was held in 1944, the Campionato Alta Italia, and won by Spezia Calcio 1906. The title was not officially recognised by FIGC until 2002 and even then the scudetto is considered a "decoration".
The post-war years were dominated by Grande Torino while Juventus finished second three times in a row. The 1950s saw the gradual emergence of Milan, with the help of Swedish striker Gunnar Nordahl who was Serie A's leading scorer (Italian: Capocannonieri) for five out of six seasons. Juventus began to dominate throughout the 1970s and early 1980s with nine scudetti in fifteen seasons while the 1990s saw Milan come to prominence.
Serie A was dealt another blow by the 2006 Serie A scandal which involved alleged widespread match fixing implicating league champions Juventus, and other major teams including Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio, and Reggina. The FIGC ruled Juventus be stripped of their title, relegated to Serie B and start the following season with a nine-point deduction. The other clubs involved suffered similarly with relegation and points deduction.[11
Post n°6 pubblicato il 16 Marzo 2009 da italiacalcioazzurra1
Italian football champions
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Italian football champions (Italian: Scudetto - little shield) are the annual winners of Serie A, Italy's premier annual football league competition. The title has been contested since 1898, in varying forms of competition. While Internazionale are the current champions, Juventus has won a record 27 championship titles. The first time scudetto was used in 1924 when Genoa won its 8th championship title and decided to point a little shield as to reward and celebrate themselves, the champions.
The finals of the first Italian Football Championship was decided in a single day with four teams competing, three from Turin and one from Genoa. The title was decided using a knock-out format between the finalists with Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club the inaugural winners. The knock-out format was used until the 1909–10 season, when a league consisting of nine teams was formed. The regular league season was followed by a championship game featuring the first and second place teams. The championship, which had been confined to a single league in the north of Italy, became a national competition in 1929 with the foundation of Serie A and Serie B.
Several times in history, a champion was not named. World wars suspended the official Championship from both 1915 to 1919 and 1943 to 1945 although unofficial championships were contested in both 1916 and 1944. Match fixing prevented a champion being declared in both the 1926–27 and 2004–05 seasons with Torino and Juventus being stripped of their titles.
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 External links
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Italian Football Federation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Italian Football Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, FIGC), also known as Federcalcio, is the governing body of football in Italy. It organises the Italian football league, Coppa Italia, Italian national football team, and the Italian women's national football team. It is based in Rome. It was a founding member of both FIFA and UEFA.
The Federation was founded in 1898 as the sport of football was picking up in the country and needed a formal structure to take things to the next level. The first presidency was decided in the Piedmontese capital of Turin where Mario Vicary was elected along with Luigi D'Ovidio.
The FIGC was placed in administration in May 2006 as a result of the Serie A scandal of 2006 and was put under the management of Guido Rossi. In May 2006, Rossi was chosen and accepted the role of President of Telecom Italia. This appointment caused angry reactions from club presidents in Italy. On September 19, Rossi resigned his position as Commissioner of FIGC. On September 21, Luca Pancalli, head of the Italian Paralympic Committee was chosen to replace Rossi. On April 2, 2007, a president was finally elected, with former vice-president Giancarlo Abete being voted by 264 grand electors out of 271.
On the 2nd of December 2008 The Italian Football board announced the top ten all time greatest Italian football players, they were (in order):
1 - Giuseppe Meazza
2 - Luigi Riva
3 - Roberto Baggio
4 - Paolo Maldini
6 - Sandro Mazzola
7 - Giuseppe Bergomi
9 - Marco Tardelli
10 - Paolo Rossi Honors