1908 Italian Football Championship

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Campionato Italiano di Prima Categoria
Season1907–08
ChampionsPro Vercelli
1st title
1907
1909

The 1908 Italian Football Championship season was won by Pro Vercelli.

In this season, two championships of Prima Categoria were played:

  1. Italian Championship, the main tournament where only Italian players were allowed to play; the winners were proclaimed Campioni d'Italia (Italian Champions)
  2. Federal Championship, a secondary tournament where foreign players (if they lived in Italy) were also allowed to play; the winners would be proclaimed Campioni Federali (Federal Champions)[1]

The winner of Italian Championship was Pro Vercelli. They won as prize Coppa Buni.

The winner of Federal Championship was Juventus. They did not receive the Spensley Cup after the general boycott of the tournament.

In fact, only Pro Vercelli's title is officially recognized by the Italian Football Federation, while the Federal Championship won by Juventus was later annulled by FIGC, due to the boycott made by the "spurious international teams" (the clubs composed mostly of foreign players).

Italian Championship[edit]

Qualifications[edit]

Piedmont[edit]

Played on March 1 and 8
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pro Vercelli 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png 3-1 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus 1-1 2-0

Liguria[edit]

Andrea Doria was the only registered team.

Lombardy[edit]

U.S. Milanese was the only registered team.

Final round[edit]

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst Pts GF GA GD Notes
1 Pro Vercelli 4 2 2 0 6 4 2 +2 Champions
2 US Milanese 4 2 1 1 5 7 3 +4
3 Andrea Doria 4 0 1 3 1 4 10 -6

Results[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
US Milanese Nero e Bianco (Quadrati).png 5-1 Bandiera blu e bianca con scudo di San Giorgio.svg Andrea Doria
Pro Vercelli 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png 0-0 Nero e Bianco (Quadrati).png US Milanese
Andrea Doria Bandiera blu e bianca con scudo di San Giorgio.svg 1-2 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png Pro Vercelli
Pro Vercelli 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png 1-1 Bandiera blu e bianca con scudo di San Giorgio.svg Andrea Doria
US Milanese Nero e Bianco (Quadrati).png 0-1 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png Pro Vercelli
Andrea Doria Bandiera blu e bianca con scudo di San Giorgio.svg 1-2 Nero e Bianco (Quadrati).png US Milanese

Federal Championship[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
  • Carlo Chiesa, La grande storia del calcio italiano, 2nd episode: Juve, scippati due titoli! Inter, l'atroce beffa (1908-1910, pp. 17–32, Guerin Sportivo #5 (May 2012).
  • Online digitalized Archive of newspaper La Stampa of Turin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La gran finale del Campionato Federale". La Stampa. 22 February 1908. p. 5. Retrieved 17 April 2012.