1912–13 Prima Categoria

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Prima Categoria
Season1912–13
ChampionsPro Vercelli
5th title

The 1912–13 Prima Categoria season was won by Pro Vercelli.

For the first time, sides from southern Italy were admitted.

Regulation[edit]

Football in Italy expanded its popularity during the 10’s. In summer 1912, minor clubs took control over the Italian Football Federation, and imposed a championship reform. New vicepresidents Mr.Valvassori and Mr.Faroppa created a new format with more clubs but more groups, regionalising the tournament.

The round robin was abolished. The old main tournament was split in two groups of six clubs, with solely ten matchdays, while the Oriental group became a full member of the championship.

Best two clubs of each group went to the final group. Last clubs should be relegated.

An experimental Southern section was introduced.

Pre-league qualifications[edit]

For Piedmont group[edit]

Played on October 20, 1912, in Turin.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Vigor Torino Bianco e Blu (Strisce Orizzontali).png 0–4 600px Azzurro con scudo Rosso crociato e stella Gialla.svg Novara

Novara was promoted.

For Lombardy-Liguria group[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Savona 600px Bianco e Blu a Strisce.png 3–1 600px Azzurro con croce Bianca e scudo rosso crociato.png Como
Lambro Milano 600px Celeste e Rosso.png 2–1 600px Rosso.png Racing Libertas Milano

The match between Lambro Milano and Racing Libertas Milano was later canceled and repeated:

Repetition
Played on October 27, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Racing Libertas Milano 600px Rosso.png 1–0 [1] 600px Celeste e Rosso.png Lambro Milano

Round 2[edit]

Played on November 1, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Racing Libertas Milano 600px Rosso.png 1–0 600px Bianco e Blu a Strisce.png Savona

Racing Libertas was promoted.

For Latium group[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma 600px Verde Con Striscia Bianca.png 1–2 600px Nero e Bianco (Bordato).png Juventus Audax Roma
Pro Roma 600px Rosso e Blu Bordato.png 2–1 600px Giallo e Rosso.svg Tebro Roma

Round 2[edit]

Played on October 27, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma 600px Verde Con Striscia Bianca.png 2–0 600px Giallo e Rosso.svg Tebro Roma

Verdicts[edit]

Novara, Racing Libertas Milan, Alba Roma, Juventus Audax Roma and Pro Roma were admitted to the 1a Categoria. The losers went to regional 2nd Category Promotion.

Main tournament[edit]

Piedmont[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pro Vercelli 10 9 1 0 38 2 +36 19 Qualified for Final Round
2 Casale 10 5 3 2 15 8 +7 13
3 Torino 10 5 1 4 35 21 +14 11
4 Piemonte 10 5 0 5 16 37 −21 10
5 Novara 10 1 2 7 13 28 −15 4
6 Juventus (T) 10 1 1 8 14 35 −21 3 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away CSL JUV NOV PIE PVE TOR
Casale 3–0 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–1
Juventus 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–4 6–8
Novara 0–0 3–3 7–1 0–6 1–2
Piemonte 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–7 2–1
Pro Vercelli 1–0 3–0 7–0 3–0 6–1
Torino 0–2 8–0 3–1 11–1 0–1
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.

Liguria-Lombardy[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Milan 10 9 0 1 30 8 +22 18 Qualified for Final Group
2 Genoa 10 8 0 2 33 12 +21 16
3 Internazionale 10 6 0 4 24 14 +10 12
4 Andrea Doria 10 4 1 5 20 30 −10 9
5 US Milanese 10 1 2 7 8 25 −17 4
6 Racing Libertas Milan (T) 10 0 1 9 8 34 −26 1 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away ADO GEN INT MIL RAC USM
Andrea Doria 1–5 6–0 2–3 3–2 1–1
Genoa 6–0 0–1 4–1 5–1 4–0
Internazionale 5–1 2–3 1–2 5–0 2–0
Milan 7–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 6–0
Racing Libertas Milano 1–5 0–1 1–6 1–2 2–2
US Milanese 0–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 3–0
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.

Veneto-Emilia[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vicenza 10 7 2 1 32 10 +22 16 Qualified for Final Group
1 Hellas Verona 10 8 0 2 28 10 +18 16
3 Venezia 10 6 2 2 28 6 +22 14
4 Volontari Venezia 10 3 2 5 19 29 −10 8
5 Bologna 10 2 0 8 14 30 −16 4
6 Modena (T) 10 1 0 9 6 42 −36 2 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away BOL HEL MOD VEN VIC VOL
Bologna 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–4 9–0
Hellas Verona 3–0 8–0 2–0 4–1 3–2
Modena 1–0 1–4 0–2 0–4 0–5
Venezia 8–0 3–0 8–2 0–1 5–0
Vicenza 7–0 1–0 7–1 0–0 6–2
Volontari Venezia 4–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1
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.

Final round[edit]

The results of the matches between sides that were in the same qualification rounds were valid also for the final round (but not the goals scored in those matches). Due to this, the sides began the final round with a point bonus:

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pro Vercelli (C) 10 8 2 0 22 1 +21 18 Champions and qualified
2 Genoa 10 6 1 3 21 13 +8 13
3 Milan 10 5 2 3 21 10 +11 12
4 Casale 10 4 3 3 22 13 +9 11
5 Vicenza 10 1 2 7 8 25 −17 4
6 Hellas Verona 10 1 0 9 7 39 −32 2
Source: Panini
(C) Champion.

Note:solely 8 matches really played instead of 10.

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away CSL GEN HEL MIL PVE VIC
Casale 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 5–1
Genoa 1–0 5–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Hellas Verona 2–5 0–4 0–3 0–5 4–1
Milan 4–0 4–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
Pro Vercelli 1–0 5–1 4–0 2–0 3–0
Vicenza 3–3 1–4 1–0 0–3 0–1
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.

Southern Italy tournament[edit]

Qualifications[edit]

Latium[edit]

Classification[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lazio 10 8 2 0 55 9 +46 18 Qualified for Final Round
2 Juventus Audax 10 6 2 2 25 21 +4 14
3 Audace Roma 10 6 1 3 27 22 +5 13
4 Roman 10 5 1 4 26 15 +11 11
5 Pro Roma 10 2 0 8 9 55 −46 4
6 Alba Roma 10 0 0 10 0 20 −20 0 Relegated[a]
Source: Panini
Notes:
  1. ^ Alba Roma forfeited during its first match and retired from the championship. The remaining matches were considered forfeits by the Federation.
Results table[edit]
Home \ Away ALB ARO JAU LAZ PRO ROM
Alba Roma 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2
Audace Roma 2–0 3–3 2–6 9–1 2–1
Juventus Audax 2–0 5–1 2–2 1–0 0–3
Lazio 2–0 5–0 9–2 13–1 5–0
Pro Roma 2–0 1–4 1–5 0–9 1–9
Roman 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–2 5–0
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.

Tuscany[edit]

Classification[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Virtus Juventusque 6 4 1 1 11 8 +3 9 Qualified for Final Round
2 SPES Livorno 6 2 3 1 15 9 +6 7
3 CS Firenze 6 2 0 4 7 16 −9 4
3 Pisa 6 1 2 3 6 6 0 4
Results table[edit]
Home \ Away CSF PIS VJU SLI
CS Firenze 1–4 0–1 2–1
Pisa 0–1 0–1 1–1
Virtus Juventusque 4–2 1–0 3–5
SPES Livorno 6–1 1–1 1–1
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.

Campania[edit]

Played on 19 and 26 January 1913.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Internazionale Napoli 600px Blu e Bianco (Bordato).png 3–5 600px Blu e Celeste (Strisce).png Naples 1–2 2–3

Naples qualified for the Southern Italy Final Rounds.

Final round[edit]

Central Italy Round[edit]

Played on 2 and 9 March 1913.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Virtus Juventusque 600px Blu e Bianco (Strisce).png 1–6 600px Bianco e Celeste con aquila.svg Lazio 1–3 0–3

Virtus Juventusque retired during the second match. The Federation decided to confirm the result obtained at the point of the retirement. Lazio advanced to Round 2.

Final Round[edit]

Played on 16 and 30 March 1913.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Naples 600px Blu e Celeste (Strisce).png 2–3 600px Bianco e Celeste con aquila.svg Lazio 1–2 1–1

Lazio advanced to the National Final.

National final[edit]

Played on 1 June 1913, in Genoa.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pro Vercelli 600px Bianco con croce sottile Rossa.png 6–0 600px Bianco e Celeste con aquila.svg Lazio

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ After extra time

References and sources[edit]

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005