1909–10 Prima Categoria

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Prima Categoria
Season1909–10
ChampionsInternazionale
1st title
Top goalscorerErnest Peterly (23)
1909

The 1909–10 Prima Categoria season was won by Internazionale.

Regulation[edit]

Following the creation of the Italian national football team, the Italian Football Federation revamped its championship.

The round robin was introduced for the first time.

Registration was free and only subject to a quality committee. The eight clubs of the last years were joined by Ausonia, a Milanese car factory‘s club which paid the enrolment tax to try the experience of a national football championship.[1]

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 16 12 1 3 55 26 +29 25 Tie-breaker required
2 Pro Vercelli 16 12 1 3 46 15 +31 25
3 Juventus 16 8 2 6 28 19 +9 18
4 Torino 16 8 1 7 43 30 +13 17
4 Genoa 16 7 3 6 29 23 +6 17
6 Milan 16 6 1 9 23 36 −13 13
6 US Milanese 16 6 1 9 35 53 −18 13
8 Andrea Doria 16 5 1 10 18 39 −21 11
9 Ausonia Milano (E) 16 0 5 11 16 52 −36 5 Financial crisis
Source: Panini
(C) Champion; (E) Eliminated

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away ADO AUS GEN INT JUV MIL PVE TOR USM
Andrea Doria 3–0 3–0 1–3 0–1 1–7 2–0 3–1 4–2
Ausonia Milano 0–0 3–3 2–6 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–4
Genoa 3–1 6–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0
Internazionale 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 5–1 1–4 7–2 7–2
Juventus 4–0 6–0 0–2 2–0 5–3 0–0 3–0 1–2
Milan 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–5 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–0
Pro Vercelli 1–0 3–0 5–2 1–2 4–0 4–0 0–1 5–1
Torino 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–4 3–1 6–2 2–4 13–1
US Milanese 5–0 5–1 3–3 2–5 0–2 2–1 3–6 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship tie-breaker[edit]

Played in Vercelli on April 24

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pro Vercelli 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png 3-10 600px Nero e Azzurro (Strisce)2.png Internazionale

Pro Vercelli had previously planned to join a football exhibition on April 24. Inter refused to postpone the match so Pro Vercelli fielded its fourth squad (15-year-old boys) in protest.

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, Chapter 2: Juve, scippati due titoli! Inter, l'atroce beffa, pp. 17–32, Guerin Sportivo #5, May 2012.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meanwhile, Piemonte F.C. refused to join the championship, leaving incomplete the FIGC’s desired top-ten format.