1898 Italian Football Championship

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Italian Football Championship
Coppa Duca degli Abruzzi.svg
The trophy
Season1898
Dates8 May 1898
ChampionsGenoa
1st title
Matches played3
Goals scored8 (2.67 per match)
1899

The 1898 Italian Football Championship was a major event in the footballing history of Italy. It was the first FIGC-endorsed league competition which is considered an official predecessor of Serie A.

The winners

It was a knock-out tournament involving three clubs from Turin and one from Genoa. All three matches were played at the Velodromo Umberto I in Turin on 8 May, over the course of the one day.[1] The winner of this first-ever season was Genoa.

Result[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All matches played on 8 May 1898

Internazionale Torino Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png2–1Giallo e Nero (Strisce).png FBC Torinese
Attendance: 50
Referee: Adolf Jourdan

Ginnastica Torino 600px Blu Con Striscia Rossa.png0–2600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png Genoa
Velodrome Humbert I, Turin
Attendance: 50
Referee: Adolf Jourdan

Final[edit]

Internazionale Torino Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png1–2 (a.e.t.)600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png Genoa
Velodrome Humbert I, Turin
Attendance: 100
Referee: Adolf Jourdan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modena, Panini Edizioni (2005). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004.