1928–29 Divisione Nazionale

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Divisione Nazionale
1928–29 Bologna Sezione Calcio.jpg
1928–29 Bologna team
Season1928–29
ChampionsBologna
2nd title
RelegatedCasale
La Dominante
Novara
Bari
Atalanta
Prato
Legnano
Biellese
Venezia
Pistoiese
Hellas Verona
Fiumana
Reggiana
Fiorentina
Matches played484
Goals scored1,794 (3.71 per match)
Top goalscorerGino Rossetti
(36 goals)

The 1928–29 Divisione Nazionale season was won by Bologna. This was the last edition of the Divisione Nazionale until it was succeeded by the creation of the Serie A and the Serie B.

Format changes[edit]

In 1928 the fascists allowed for 1929 the start of the Serie A they stopped in 1926, not before to readmit SS Lazio and SC Napoli to allow a wider representation of Southern Italy, and AS Livorno and La Dominante to avoid odd groups.

More, during the summer the FIGC decided another expansion of the championship to allow a wider representation of the territories annexed after WWI, to save the remaining two clubs of the closing season, and to include AC Fiorentina and three other minor clubs, effectively making the new tournament a mixed Serie A-Serie B championship that should split into the two leagues.

First phase[edit]

Group A[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Torino 30 21 6 3 115 31 +84 48 Qualified and admitted to A
2 Milan 30 18 6 6 64 34 +30 42 Admitted to Serie A
3 Roma 30 17 6 7 71 34 +37 40
3 Alessandria 30 16 8 6 64 47 +17 40
5 Pro Patria 30 15 6 9 68 52 +16 36
6 Modena 30 14 7 9 59 51 +8 35
7 Livorno (G) 30 13 6 11 61 62 −1 32
8 Padova 30 11 8 11 53 58 −5 30
9 Triestina (G, T) 30 12 5 13 60 68 −8 29 Later admitted to Serie A[a]
10 Casale 30 8 7 15 59 72 −13 23 Admitted to Serie B
10 La Dominante (G) 30 8 7 15 38 68 −30 23
10 Novara 30 8 7 15 40 77 −37 23
13 Bari 30 6 10 14 38 61 −23 22
14 Atalanta 30 6 9 15 27 53 −26 21
15 Prato (G, T) 30 7 5 18 36 63 −27 19 Later admitted to Serie B[b]
16 Legnano (G, T) 30 7 4 19 33 68 −35 18
Source: Panini
(G) Guest; (T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Relegated to Serie B and later readmitted to Serie A.
  2. ^ Relegated to Serie C and later readmitted to Serie B, [1].

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away ALE ATA BAR CSL LDO LEG LIV MIL MOD NOV PAD PRA PPA ROM TOR TRI
Alessandria 2–2 6–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 3–3 2–0
Atalanta 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 4–1
Bari 4–1 1–1 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 4–2
Casale 1–4 1–0 0–0 1–1 6–0 7–2 3–3 5–2 6–2 3–0 4–2 3–3 1–5 0–1 1–4
La Dominante 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 4–2 0–3 3–2 3–5 1–2 1–1 2–0
Legnano 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–1 1–0 1–5 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–3
Livorno 2–2 3–2 1–1 5–0 8–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 5–3 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–1
Milan 2–2 5–1 5–1 3–1 5–2 6–1 2–1 1–1 7–0 1–2 4–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 2–1
Modena 1–1 4–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 5–1 3–0 1–1 5–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–5 4–2
Novara 0–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–4 4–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–7 2–1
Padova 3–3 1–0 5–0 3–3 0–0 3–1 4–3 1–2 2–3 2–2 2–1 4–3 4–3 0–0 2–2
Prato 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 0–2 2–3 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–1
Pro Patria 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–4 3–1 7–0 3–0 5–1 4–3 1–3 2–1
Roma 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 5–0 4–0 1–2 4–0 3–0 6–1 4–0
Torino 6–1 7–0 0–0 4–0 8–1 7–0 10–1 2–2 3–1 5–0 3–1 9–1 2–3 3–0 12–0
Triestina 2–1 2–0 7–1 4–2 5–1 1–4 4–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 3–3 2–2
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.

Group B[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Bologna 30 22 5 3 84 32 +52 49 Qualified and admitted to A
2 Juventus 30 16 9 5 76 25 +51 41 Admitted to Serie A
2 Brescia 30 18 5 7 67 35 +32 41
4 Genova 1893 30 17 5 8 71 35 +36 39
5 Pro Vercelli 30 16 6 8 71 40 +31 38
6 Ambrosiana 30 16 3 11 95 38 +57 35
7 Cremonese 30 14 5 11 46 43 +3 33
8 Lazio (G) 30 13 3 14 47 39 +8 29 Both admitted to Serie A[a]
8 Napoli (G, T) 30 11 7 12 61 64 −3 29
10 Biellese 30 11 6 13 34 56 −22 28 Admitted to Serie B
11 Venezia (G) 30 10 5 15 53 65 −12 25
12 Pistoiese 30 9 7 14 36 65 −29 25
12 Hellas Verona (G) 30 10 5 15 32 73 −41 25
14 Fiumana (G) 30 4 8 18 32 73 −41 15[b]
15 Reggiana (G, T) 30 3 7 20 51 103 −52 13 Later admitted to Serie B[c]
16 Fiorentina (G, T) 30 5 2 23 26 96 −70 12
Source: Panini
(G) Guest; (T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Lazio and Napoli were set to play a qualification match, but both teams were admitted to Serie A after the match went void.
  2. ^ 1 point deducted.
  3. ^ Relegated to Serie C and later readmitted to Serie B, [2].

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away AMB BIE BOL BRE CRE FIO FIU GEN JUV LAZ NAP PST PVE REA VEN HEL
Ambrosiana 7–0 1–1 5–1 0–1 3–0 8–1 0–1 4–2 3–1 0–1 9–1 3–0 5–1 10–2 9–0
Biellese 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0
Bologna 3–1 3–0 1–0 6–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 6–2 5–1 5–0 3–0 5–1 3–0 4–1
Brescia 0–0 2–2 10–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 5–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 5–1 3–1 2–1
Cremonese 0–2[a] 3–1 0–2 2–1 6–0 4–1 3–2 0–0 4–2 5–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–0
Fiorentina 0–3 2–0 2–3 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–2[a] 1–1
Fiumana 1–2 2–1 0–2[b] 0–2[a] 1–1 4–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–1
Genova 1893 6–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 7–0 4–2 3–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 11–0
Juventus 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 11–0 11–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 4–0
Lazio 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 5–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0
Napoli 4–1 5–0 0–4 4–0 1–1 7–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–1 3–3 6–2 4–1 3–0
Pistoiese 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 8–2 3–1 1–1
Pro Vercelli 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 3–4 3–1 4–1 9–0 4–0 3–0 1–1
Reggiana 1–4 2–2 3–9 1–4 3–4 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 8–2 2–2 3–1 4–5 3–4
Venezia 1–4 3–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–2 2–3 5–0
Hellas Verona 1–0 0–0 1–6 3–2 0–1 4–0 2–0 0–5 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Forfeit
  2. ^ Decided by the FIGC

Serie A Qualifications[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Lazio 2-2[1] Napoli

Both clubs were admitted to the Serie A to allow a wider representation of Southern Italy.

National Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bologna ● 2 points each ● Torino 3-1 0-1

Because of the sole points were considered by the championship regulations, with no relevance to the aggregation of goals, a tie-break was needed.

Tie-break in Rome
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bologna 1-0 Torino

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Italy Gino Rossetti Torino 36
2 Italy Giuseppe Meazza Ambrosiana 33
3 Italy Angelo Schiavio Bologna 30

References and sources[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ After extra time.