1979–80 A.C. Milan season

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Milan Associazione Calcio
1979-80 season
OwnerFelice Colombo
PresidentFelice Colombo
ManagerMassimo Giacomini
StadiumSan Siro[1]
Serie A15th (in Serie B)[2]
Coppa ItaliaQuarterfinals
European CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague: Chiodi (7)
All: Chiodi (11)
Highest home attendance78,740 vs Inter (2 March 1980)
Lowest home attendance22,241 vs Pescara (4 May 1980)
Average home league attendance40,660[3]
← 1978-79
1980-81 →

During the 1979-1980 Milan Associazione Calcio competed in Serie A, Coppa Italia and European Cup.

Summary[edit]

In his third campaign as Chairman Felice Colombo appointed club legend Gianni Rivera as club vice-president and Massimo Giacomini as new head coach who arrives from Udinese and was a former club player from 1966 to 1968. Also, the club transferred in Francesco Romano and Forward Giuseppe Galluzzo from A.C. Reggiana and Lecce respectivel. As Incumbent League Champions the team finishes the season in third position several points behind Inter.

In Coppa Italia the squad reaches the 7 points in the first round group stage ahead of A.C. Monza, Pisa and Genoa and one draw with Pescara. Then in Quarterfinals the squad was defeated by Roma with a massive 4-0 at San Siro and a 2-2 draw at Olimpico.

In European Cup the squad was early eliminated by Porto which after a draw at Oporto, could win at San Siro 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Duda ending a 20 years undefeated streak at home in European competitions for the club.[4]

However, towards the end of the season regarding Totonero, Milan was included in inquiries by authorities: Federal prosecutors appointed several club players (Enrico Albertosi, Giorgio Morini and Stefano Chiodi) also President Felice Colombo too. At the end of the Judicial process the Federal Judges exhibited the fixing matches scandal and sanctioned Colombo with a life ban away of football (later that sentence was reduced by appeal); sanctions included suspensions against Enrico Albertosi, Giorgio Morini and Stefano Chiodi (four years, one year and six months respectively) while the team was relegated to the 1980-81 Serie B (along with Lazio). Owing to the Totonero sanctions the club cancelled the transfers in of Bruno Giordano and Paulo Roberto Falcão.[5] The alleged fixed match in question was a Milan-Lazio disputed on 6 January 1980.[6]

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 Enrico Albertosi
GK Italy ITA Francesco Navazzotti
GK Italy ITA Antonio Rigamonti
DF Italy ITA Franco Baresi
DF Italy ITA Aldo Bet
DF Italy ITA Fulvio Collovati
DF Italy ITA Aldo Maldera
DF Italy ITA Alberto Minoia
MF Italy ITA Sergio Battistini
MF Italy ITA Alberto Bigon
MF Italy ITA Ruben Buriani
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Fabio Capello
MF Italy ITA Gabriello Carotti
MF Italy ITA Walter De Vecchi
MF Italy ITA Giorgio Morini
MF Italy ITA Walter Novellino
MF Italy ITA Francesco Romano
FW Italy ITA Roberto Antonelli
FW Italy ITA Stefano Chiodi
FW Italy ITA Giuseppe Galluzzo
FW Italy ITA Roberto Mandressi

Transfers[edit]

In
Pos. Name from Type
MF Francesco Romano A.C. Reggiana
FW Giuseppe Galluzzo Lecce
Out
Pos. Name To Type
MF Gianni Rivera - retired
DF Simone Boldini Ascoli Calcio
FW Giovanni Sartori Sampdoria

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
12 Catanzaro 30 5 14 11 20 34 −14 24
13 Udinese 30 3 15 12 24 38 −14 21
14 Pescara (R) 30 4 8 18 18 44 −26 16 Relegation to Serie B
15 Milan[a] (D, R) 30 14 8 8 34 19 +15 36
16 Lazio[a] (D, R) 30 5 15 10 21 25 −4 25
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[7]
Goal difference is used in case of equal points.
(D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b A.C. Milan and S.S. Lazio placed in the last position and relegated to Serie B by FIGC because of the Totonero 1980 scandal. Torino qualified to UEFA Cup instead of Milan.

Result by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
GroundAHAHAHAHAPHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
ResultDWDWDWLWWPLDWLDWDLWLWDLDLWLWWWW
Position21422232222222222222222242554315
Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; P = Postponed;   = Leader, 1980–81 European Cup;   = 1980–81 UEFA Cup;   = 1980-81 Serie B; R = Relegated to the 1980-81 Serie B by the Federal Comission of Appeals C.A.F due to the Totonero match fixing scandal.

Matches[edit]

16 September 1979 1 A.S. Roma 0-0 Milan Roma
Report Stadium: Olimpico
Attendance: 74,759
Referee: Michelotti
23 September 1979 2 Milan 1-0 Avellino Milano
Chiodi 21' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 50,893
Referee: Menegali
30 September 1979 3 Cagliari 0-0 Milan Cagliari
Report Stadium: Sant'Elia
Attendance: 46,302
Referee: Gino Menicucci
7 October 1979 4 Milan 2-1 Juventus Milano
Novellino 7'
Antonelli 44'
Report 46' Tardelli Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 67,274
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
14 October 1979 5 Perugia 1-1 Milan Perugia
Rossi 1' Report 36' Carotti Stadium: Renato Curi
Attendance: 26,445
Referee: Massimo Ciulli
21 October 1979 6 Milan 3-0 Ascoli Milano
Romano 9'
Chiodi 20' (pen), 47'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 37,253
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
28 October 1979 7 Inter 2-0 Milan Milano
Beccalossi 14', 84' Report Stadium: Giuseppe Meazza
Attendance: 79,302
Referee: Gino Menicucci
4 November 1979 8 Milan 2-0 Fiorentina Milano
Maldera 37'
Di Gennaro 42' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 39,207
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi
11 November 1979 9 Torino F.C. 0-1 Milan Torino
Report 88' Novellino Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 37,563
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali
12 December 1979 10 Milan 1-2 S.S.C. Napoli Milano
Ferrario 64' (o.g.) Report 63' Filippi
75' Marino
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 35,534
Referee: Carlo Longhi
Note: Match suspended on 25 November 1979 at 48' due to fog with a 0-0 score.
2 December 1979 11 Milan 0-0 Udinese Milano
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 28,460
Referee: Maurizio Mattei
9 December 1979 12 Bologna F.C. 0-1 Milan Bologna
Report 50' De Vecchi Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 36,246
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
16 December 1979 13 Milan 0-0 Catanzaro Milano
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 36,473
Referee: Agnolin
30 December 1979 14 Pescara 2-1 Milan Pescara
Cinquetti 3'
Negrisolo 78'
Report 22' (o.g.) Prestanti Stadium: Adriatico
Attendance: 35,731
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali
6 January 1980 15 Milan 2-1 S.S. Lazio Milano
Chiodi 4', 39' Report 90' Giordano Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 28,158
Referee: Michelotti
13 January 1980 16 Milan 0-0 A.S. Roma Milano
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 36,132
Referee: Paolo Bergamo
20 January 1980 17 Avellino 1-0 Milan Avellino
Cattaneo 50' Report Stadium: Partenio
Attendance: 28,228
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
27 January 1980 18 Milan 2-0 Cagliari Milano
De Vecchi 27'
Buriani 79'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 43,489
Referee: Agnolin
3 February 1980 19 Juventus 2-1 Milan Torino
Maldera 66' (o.g.)
Bettega 78'
Report 10' De Vecchi Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 53,194
Referee: Pietro D'Elia
10 February 1980 20 Milan 1-0 Perugia Milano
Antonelli 74' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 44,412
Referee: Vittorio Benedetti
24 February 1980 21 Ascoli 0-0 Milan Ascoli Piceno
Report Stadium: Cino e Lillo Del Duca
Attendance: 28,114
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi
2 March 1980 22 Milan 0-1 Inter Milano
Report 77' Oriali Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 78,740
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
9 March 1980 23 Fiorentina 1-1 Milan Firenze
Chiodi 44' (o.g.) Report 79' (o.g.) Desolati Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 43,728
Referee: Ferdinando Reggiani
23 March 1980 24 Milan 0-2 Torino F.C. Milano
Report 31' Zaccarelli
79' Pulici
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 30,108
Referee: Claudio Pieri
30 March 1980 25 S.S.C. Napoli 0-1 Milan Napoli
Report 52' Bigon Stadium: San Paolo
Attendance: 49,908
Referee: Alberto Michelotti
5 April 1980 26 Udinese 2-1 Milan Udine
Vriz 72'
Pin 84'
Report 15' Bigon Stadium: Friuli
Attendance: 27,919
Referee: Paparesta
13 April 1980 27 Milan 4-0 Bologna F.C. Milano
Colomba 20' (o.g.)
Maldera 25'
Chiodi 55' (pen), 63'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 32,195
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi
27 April 1980 28 Catanzaro 0-3 Milan Catanzaro
Report 12' Galluzzo
29' Antonelli
48' (o.g.) Groppi
Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 11,375
Referee: Mattei
4 May 1980 29 Milan 3-1 Pescara Milano
Maldera 9', 56'
De Vecchi 69'
Report 57' Nobili Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 22,241
Referee: Fernando Tani
11 May 1980 30 S.S. Lazio 0-2 Milan Roma
Report 9' Galluzzo
80' Carotti
Stadium: Olimpico
Attendance: 25,949
Referee: Piero Patrussi

Coppa Italia[edit]

First round[edit]

22 August 1979 1 Milan 2-0 A.C. Monza Piacenza
Chiodi 67' (pen), 84' (pen) Stadium: Galleana
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Domenico Lops
26 August 1979 2 Pisa 1-2 Milan Pisa
Barbana 73' 30' Chiodi
84' Maldera
Stadium: Arena Garibaldi
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Massimo Ciulli
5 September 1979 3 Pescara 1-1 Milan Pescara
Repetto 56' 76' Collovati Stadium: Adriatico
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali
9 September 1979 4 Milan 2-1 Genoa C.F.C Novara
Chiodi 38' (pen)
Antonelli 44'
40' (pen) Manfrin Stadium: Comunale
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pietro D'Elia

Quarterfinals[edit]

21 November 1979 Milan 0-4 A.S. Roma Milano
18' Benetti
24' (o.g.) Bet
30' Conti
86' Ugolotti
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 12,380
Referee: Alberto Michelotti
5 December 1979 A.S. Roma 2-2 Milan Roma
Minoia 21' (o.g.)
Pruzzo 58'
63' Capello
74' Bigon
Stadium: Olimpico
Attendance: 29,318
Referee: Ferdinando Reggiani

European Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

19 September 1979 FC Porto Portugal 0-0 Italy Milan Oporto
Report Stadium: Estádio das Antas
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Austria Linemayr
3 October 1979 Milan Italy 0-1 Portugal FC Porto Milano
Report 60' Duda Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Turkey Ok

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Competition[8] Points Home Away Total GD
G W D L Gs Ga G W D L Gs Ga G W D L Gs Ga
1979-80 Serie A 36 15 9 3 3 22 8 15 5 5 5 12 11 30 14 8 8 34 19 +15
1979-80 Coppa Italia - 3 2 0 1 4 5 3 1 2 0 5 4 6 3 2 1 9 9 0
1979-80 European Cup - 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1
Total - 19 11 3 5 26 14 19 6 8 5 17 15 38 17 11 10 43 29 +14

Players statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia European Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Italy ITA Albertosi 28 -22 20 -12 6 -9 2 -1
DF Italy ITA Maldera 35 5 28 4 5 1 2 0
DF Italy ITA Baresi 35 0 28 0 6 0 1 0
DF Italy ITA Collovati 38 1 30 0 6 1 2 0
MF Italy ITA Novellino 35 2 28 2 5 0 2 0
MF Italy ITA Buriani 37 1 30 1 5 0 2 0
MF Italy ITA Romano 27 1 20+3 1 3 0 1 0
MF Italy ITA Bigon 26 3 18 2 6 1 2 0
MF Italy ITA De Vecchi 35 4 29 4 4 0 2 0
FW Italy ITA Chiodi 34 11 24+2 7 6 4 2 0
FW Italy ITA Antonelli 32 4 25+1 3 4 1 2 0
GK Italy ITA Rigamonti 10 -7 10 -7 0 -0 0 -0
DF Italy ITA Bet 21 0 14 0 6 0 1 0
DF Italy ITA Morini 16 0 10+1 0 4 0 1 0
DF Italy ITA Minoia 12 0 7+4 0 1 0 0 0
MF Italy ITA Carotti 20 2 4+11 2 3 0 2 0
MF Italy ITA Galluzzo 9 2 3+1 2 3 0 2 0
MF Italy ITA Capello 4 1 1+2 0 1 1 0 0
FW Italy ITA Mandressi 4 0 1+2 0 1 0 0 0
GK Italy ITA Navazzotti 1 0 0+1 -0 0 -0 0 -0
DF Italy ITA Battistini 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW Italy ITA D'Oriano 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

  • Almanacco illustrato del Milan (2 ed.). Panini. March 2005.
  • Almanacco illustrato del Calcio 2003. Panini. 2003.
  • Calciatori Panini 1979-80 (riedizione La Gazzetta dello Sport ed.). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2005.
  • Tosi, Enrico (May 2005). Forza Milan! – La storia del Milan. Italia/Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Renamed as «Giuseppe Meazza» Stadium on 2 March 1980, however, A.C. Milan continues to use the San Siro denomination. Lorenzo Marucci (2 March 2017). "2 March 1980, lo stadio San Siro viene intitolato a Giuseppe Meazza" (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  2. ^ Relegated by the Federal Comission of Appeals. (Commissione di Appello Federale C.A.F.)
  3. ^ "Attendance Statistics of Serie A". Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Riepilogo della stagione 1979/80: Shilton, baluardo insuperabile" (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Milan Associazione Calcio 1979-80 - Storia della stagione" (in Italian). magliarossonera. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Il calcioscommesse degli anni Ottanta" (in Italian). 4 June 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Milan Associazione Calcio 1979-80" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Calcio-seriea.net - Allenatori Milan 79-80".
  10. ^ Panini, 2005, p. 427.
  11. ^ Panini, 2003, p. 499.
  12. ^ Panini/La Gazzetta dello Sport, p. 6.
  13. ^ "Milan Associazione Calcio 1979-80" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 14 June 2010.

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