1961–62 A.C. Milan season

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Associazione Calcio Milan
1961-62 season
1961–62 Associazione Calcio Milan.jpg
ChairmanAndrea Rizzoli
ManagerNereo Rocco
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A (in European Cup)
Coppa ItaliaSecond round
Fairs CupRound of 32
Friendship CupSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Altafini (22)
All: Altafini (22)

During 1961–62 season A.C. Milan competed in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Fairs Cup.

Summary[edit]

The 1961–62 season gave way to Nereo Rocco as newly appointed manager [1] and Dino Sani's arrival[2] (replacing Jimmy Greaves in November) that provided President Andrea Rizzoli with the right amount of talent to aim for a championship win.

Youngstar Gianni Rivera after initially struggling to gain playing time under new manager Nereo Rocco during the 1961–62 season, his second at the club, also being linked with loans to Vicenza and Juventus, Rivera won his way back into the starting line-up and played a decisive role, scoring 10 goals in the league. Throughout the season, Rivera formed an important relationship with the legendary manager and catenaccio mastermind; he played a key role in the club's successes under Rocco, who subsequently built a hard-working, winning team around Rivera that complemented the midfielder's creative playing style.[3]

It started with the grand success at home against Juventus (5-1), and then created an unstoppable winning streak for Milan, that would see them only lose once in twenty-one matches. It would also be a defeat for Juventus back in their own home town that year, as Milan delivered a 4–2 win.

It would seem Rocco's only regret of the 1961–62 season would be in the Milano Derby as Inter won with the result 2–0. In spite of those who accused the father and pioneer of the real catenaccio, Milan gave way to dominate the field with eighty-three goals scored in thirty-four games (an average of 2.4 goals per match) and with thirty-four goals conceded. While Juventus was nowhere near the top contention that year, Inter, Fiorentina, and Bologna were the only true runner-ups for the scudetto race.

That same year, Milan played in the Fourth Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (this was the predecessor of the UEFA Europa League Cup), however, Milan did not go far and lost in the first round against the Yugoslavian team Novi Sud.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Luciano Alfieri
GK Italy ITA Giorgio Ghezzi
GK Italy ITA Mario Liberalato
DF Italy ITA Cesare Maldini (Captain)
DF Italy ITA Antonio Pasinato
DF Italy ITA Luigi Radice
DF Italy ITA Sandro Salvadore
DF Italy ITA Giovanni Trapattoni
DF Italy ITA Mario Trebbi
DF Italy ITA Francesco Zagatti [4]
MF Italy ITA Mario David
MF Italy ITA Giovanni Lodetti
MF Italy ITA Ambrogio Pelagalli
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Gianni Rivera
MF Brazil BRA Dino Sani
MF Italy ITA Sergio Tenente
FW Brazil BRA José Altafini
FW Italy ITA Paolo Barison
FW Italy ITA Bruno Beretti
FW Italy ITA Oliviero Conti
FW Italy ITA Giancarlo Danova
FW Italy ITA Emanuele Del Vecchio
FW Uruguay URU Alcides Ghiggia
FW Italy ITA Gino Pivatelli
FW Italy ITA Orlando Rozzoni[5]

Transfers[edit]

Loan out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Italy ITA Paolo Ferrario (to Lazio from November 1961)
FW England ENG Jimmy Greaves (to Tottenham from November 1961)
In
Pos. Name from Type
FW Oliviero Conti Vicenza }} -
FW Giancarlo Danova Torino -
FW Emanuele Del Vecchio Padova Calcio -
FW Paolo Ferrario Lazio -
FW Alcides Ghiggia Roma -
FW Jimmy Greaves Chelsea F.C. -
GK Mario Liberalato Mestrina -
DF Antonio Pasinato Lecce -
MF Ambrogio Pelagalli Atalanta -
FW Gino Pivatelli Napoli -
FW Orlando Rozzoni Udinese[6] -
MF Dino Sani Boca Juniors -
MF Sergio Tenente Ascoli -

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 24 5 5 83 36 +47 53 Qualification to European Cup
2 Internazionale 34 19 10 5 59 31 +28 48
3 Fiorentina 34 19 8 7 57 32 +25 46
4 Bologna 34 19 7 8 57 41 +16 45
5 Roma 34 18 8 8 61 35 +26 44 Chosen for Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Source: Panini
(C) Champion.

Matches[edit]

27 August 1961 1 Lanerossi Vicenza 0-3 Milan Vicenza
Report Goal 29'39'Altafini
Goal 55' (pen) Greaves
Stadium: Stadio Romeo Menti
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gennaro Marchese
3 September 1961 2 Milan 3-0 Catania Milano
Barison Goal 50'
Radice Goal 68'
Maldini Goal 72'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 26,900
Referee: Samani
10 September 1961 3 Palermo 0-0 Milan Palermo
Report Stadium: Stadio La Favorita
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Gastone Roversi
13 September 1961 4 Milan 4-3 Udinese Milano
Greaves Goal 10'24' (pen)
Sassi Goal 22' (aut)
Pivatelli Goal 49'
Report Goal 30'82' Pentrelli
Goal 36' Canella
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Antonio Sbardella
17 September 1961 5 Bologna 1-0 Milan Bologna
Bulgarelli Goal 55' Report Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Bruno De Marchi
24 September 1961 6 Milan 2-3 Sampdoria Milano
Greaves Goal 43'73' (pen) Report Goal 56' (pen) Vincenzi
Goal 62' Skoglund
Goal 84' Veselinovic
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Leita
1 October 1961 7 Inter 1-3 Milan Milano
Suarez Goal 69' Report Goal 18' Pivatelli
Goal 53' Greaves
Goal 87' Conti
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 77,500
Referee: Pietro Bonetto
4 October 1961 8 Venezia 2-1 Milan Venezia
Siciliano Goal 17'
Raffini Goal 83'
Report Goal 62' Altafini Stadium: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni
8 October 1961 9 Milan 3-0 Lecco Milano
Altafini Goal 11'
Pivatelli Goal 20'68'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Francesco Francescon
22 October 1961 10 Milan 3-1 Roma Milano
David Goal 54'
Pelagalli Goal 77'
Greaves Goal 89'
Report Goal 83' Orlando Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 54,100
Referee: Pietro Bonetto
29 October 1961 11 Fiorentina 5-2 Milan Firenze
Hamrin Goal 6'56' (pen)
Milani Goal 9'16'
Petris Goal 77'
Report Goal 39' (pen)65' Greaves Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Iginio Rigato
12 November 1961 12 Milan 5-1 Juventus Milano
Altafini Goal 3'8'76'78'
Rivera Goal 62'
Report Goal 38' Rosa Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 46,065
Referee: Iginio Rigato
19 November 1961 13 Padova 1-1 Milan Padova
Del Vecchio Goal 43' Report Goal 11'Altafini Stadium: Stadio Silvio Appiani
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Antonio Di Tonno
26 November 1961 14 Milan 2-2 Atalanta Milano
David Goal 54' (pen)
Rivera Goal 78'
Report Goal 68' Colombo
Goal 80' Maschio
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 21,620
Referee: Gennaro Marchese
3 December 1961 15 Mantova Calcio 1-2 Milan Mantova
Allemann Goal 28' Report Goal 58' Pivatelli
Goal 73'Rivera
Stadium: Stadio Danilo Martelli
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello
10 December 1961 16 Torino 1-1 Milan Torino
Crippa Goal 49' Report Goal 61' Altafini Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlo Gambarotta
17 December 1961 17 Milan 4-1 SPAL Milano
David Goal 17'
Rivera Goal 50'
Danova Goal 67'77'
Report Goal 64' Mencacci Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Carlo Gambarotta
24 December 1961 18 Milan 4-1 Lanerossi Vicenza Milano
Danova Goal 11'
Altafini Goal 48'
Sani Goal 74'87'
Report Goal 83' (rig) Kostic Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Antonio Sbardella
31 December 1961 19 Catania 1-3 Milan Catania
Calvanese Goal 27' Report Goal 22'28' Pivatelli
Goal 30' Danova
Stadium: Stadio Cibali
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Pietro Bonetto
7 January 1962 20 Milan 3-0 Palermo Milano
Danova Goal 33'
Sani Goal 44'
Barison Goal 57'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Francesco Francescon
14 January 1962 21 Udinese 0-1 Milan Udine
Report Goal 86' Altafini Stadium: Stadio Moretti
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Carlo Gambarotta
22 January 1962 22 Milan 3-0 Bologna Milano
Danova Goal 21'24'31' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Iginio Rigato
29 January 1962 23 Sampdoria 1-3 Milan Genova
Brighenti Goal 29' Report Goal 13' Conti
Goal 44' Sani
Goal 70'Rivera
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Iginio Rigato
4 February 1962 24 Milan 0-2 Inter Milano
Report Goal 44' Morbello
Goal 84' Suarez
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 82,400
Referee: Giuseppe Adami
11 February 1962 25 Milan 1-0 Venezia Milano
Altafini Goal 32' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antonio Sbardella
18 February 1962 26 Lecco 2-2 Milan Lecce
Di Giacomo Goal 28'
Abbadie Goal 49'
Report Goal 2' Barison
Goal 38' Pivatelli
Stadium: Mario Rigamonti
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pietro Bonetto
25 February 1962 27 Roma 0-1 Milan Roma
Report Goal 45' (o.g.) Losi Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 55,500
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello
4 March 1962 28 Milan 5-2 Fiorentina Milano
Rivera Goal 1'
Barison Goal 16'75'
Altafini Goal 31'40'
Report Goal 29'80' Milani Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 62,673
Referee: Pietro Bonetto
11 March 1962 29 Juventus 2-4 Milan Torino
Charles Goal 42'
Mora Goal 87' (pen)
Report Goal 11' Barison
Goal 49' Sani
Goal 53'67' Altafini
Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Iginio Rigato
18 March 1962 30 Milan 4-0 Padova Milano
Rivera Goal 5'61'
Altafini Goal 25'
Conti Goal 63'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Antonio Sbardella
25 March 1962 31 Atalanta 0-2[7] Milan Bergamo
Report Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Giuseppe Adami
1 April 1962 32 Milan 1-0 Mantova Milano
Rivera Goal 29' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Francesco Francescon
8 April 1962 33 Milan 4-2 Torino Milano
Gerbaudo Goal 5' (aut)
Rivera Goal 8'
Altafini Goal 44'73'
Report Goal 31' Crippa
Goal 61' (rig) Locatelli
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 83,000
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello
15 April 1962 34 SPAL 0-3 Milan Ferrara
Report Goal 30'76' Altafini
Goal 86' Conti
Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Carlo Gambarotta

Coppa Italia[edit]

Second round[edit]

15 October 1961 Milan 0-1 Modena Milano
Goal 68' (pen) Cuttica Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Alessandro D'Agostini

Friendship Cup[edit]

Eightfinals[edit]

6 May 1962 FranceNice 3-6 Milan Nice
Dandru Goal 18'
Barrou Goal 55'
Alba Goal 81'
Goal 5'77' Del Vecchio
Goal 8' Barison
Goal 31' Conti
Goal 58' (aut) Albert
Goal 72' Sani
Stadium: Stade Municipal du Ray
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: FranceGuinnard
13 May 1962 Milan 3-1 FranceNice Milano
Barison Goal 1'
Sani Goal 8'60'
Goal 16' De Bourgoing Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: FranceHuber

Quarterfinals[edit]

26 May 1962 Milan 5-2 FranceToulouse Milano
Rozzoni Goal 7'16'42'
Lodetti Goal 55'
Pivatelli Goal 63'
Goal 11' Schultz
Goal 87' Jubert
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 2,929
Referee: FranceGulbert
3 June 1962 FranceToulouse 1-4 Milan Toulouse
Redin Goal 53' Goal 8' Conti
Goal 67' Zagatti
Goal 88' Lodetti
Goal 89' Barison
Stadium: Stadium Municipal
Attendance: 5,000

Semifinals[edit]

10 June 1962 Torino 2-1 Milan Torino
Rosato Goal 42'
Crippa Goal 50'
Goal 74' Lodetti Stadium: Stadio Filadelfia
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Carlo Gambarotta
14 June 1962 Milan 1-1 Torino Milano
Rozzoni Goal 75' Goal 82' Ferrini Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Iginio Rigato

Fairs Cup[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

30 August 1961 Milan 0-0 Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaNovi Sad Milano
. Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: FranceFaucheux
20 September 1961 Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaNovi Sad 2-0 Milan Novi Sad
Takac Goal 20'
Pavlic Goal 50'
Stadium: Karađorđe Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: AustriaChebat

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Competition Points Total DR
G W D L Gs Ga
Serie A 53 34 24 5 5 83 36 +47
Coppa Italia second round 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
Fairs Cup round of 32 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2
Friendship Cup semifinals 6 4 1 1 20 10 +10
Total - 43 28 7 8 103 49 +54

Players statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIVERA Gianni: Golden Boy per sempre - 2" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 8 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ qui, 04/02/10. "Memória E. C. » Boca Juniors: uma relação antiga com jogadores brasileiros » Arquivo". Colunas.globoesporte.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "AC Milan Hall of Fame: Gianni Rivera". A.C.Milan.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Captain in 1961
  5. ^ Loaned in from Udinese to play Coppa dell'Amicizia italo-franco-svizzera.
  6. ^ Played only in May and June of 1962.
  7. ^ Awarded. Score confirmed by Sports Court due to fans invasion of the field.
  • Almanacco illustrato del Milan,ed=2,2005. Panini.
  • Almanacco illustrato del Milan,ed=1,1999. Panini.

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