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, but the expedition of the Italian football team to the Stockholm Olympics had a disappointing very poor result. 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 0–4 Novara

Novara was promoted.

For Lombardy-Liguria group[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Savona 3–1 Como
Lambro Milano 2–1 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 1–0 [1] Lambro Milano

Round 2[edit]

Played on November 1, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Racing Libertas Milano 1–0 Savona

Racing Libertas was promoted.

For Latium group[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma 1–2 Juventus Audax Roma
Pro Roma 2–1 Tebro Roma

Round 2[edit]

Played on October 27, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma 2–0 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 for 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 for 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 for 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) Champions

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.

Pro Vercelli advanced to National Final.

Central-Southern Italy tournament[edit]

Tuscany[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Virtus Juventusque (C) 6 4 1 1 11 8 +3 9 Champions and qualified
2 SPES Livorno 6 2 3 1 15 9 +6 7
3 Pisa 6 1 2 3 6 6 0 4
4 Firenze 6 2 0 4 7 16 −9 4
Source: Panini
(C) Champions
Home \ Away CSF PIS SLI VJU
Firenze 1–4 2–1 0–1
Pisa 0–1 1–1 0–1
SPES Livorno 6–1 1–1 1–1
Virtus Juventusque 4–2 1–0 3–5
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.

Virtus Juventusque advanced to Central Final.

Lazio[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lazio 10 8 2 0 55 9 +46 18 Champions and qualified
2 Juventus Roma 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
Source: Panini
Home \ Away ALB AUE AUJ 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 Roma 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.

Lazio advanced to Central Final.

Campania (Southern Final)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Naples 2–1 Internazionale Napoli

Second leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Napoli 2–3 Naples

Naples won 5–3 on aggregate, advanced to Central-Southern Final.[2]

Central Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Virtus Juventusque 1–3 Lazio

Second leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Lazio 3–0 Virtus Juventusque

Lazio won 6–1 on aggregate, advanced to Central-Southern Final.[2]

Central-Southern Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Naples 1–2 Lazio

Second leg[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Lazio 1–1 Naples

Lazio won 3–2 on aggregate, advanced to the National Final.[2]

National final[edit]

Played on 1 June 1913, in Genoa.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pro Vercelli 6–0 Lazio

References[edit]

  1. ^ After extra time
  2. ^ a b c Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004. Panini Edizioni. 2005.