1996–97 Serie A

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Serie A
Season1996–97
ChampionsJuventus
24th title
RelegatedCagliari (relegation playoff)
Perugia
Verona
Reggiana
Champions LeagueJuventus
Parma
Cup Winners' CupVicenza
UEFA CupInternazionale
Lazio
Udinese
Sampdoria
Matches played306
Goals scored810 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerFilippo Inzaghi
(24 goals)

The 1996–97 Serie A title was won by Juventus, under head coach Marcello Lippi. Cagliari, Perugia, Hellas Verona and Reggiana were relegated.

Teams[edit]

Bologna, Hellas Verona, Perugia and Reggiana had been promoted from Serie B.

Events[edit]

Following the historical change of the UEFA Champions League entry list, Italy obtained a seventh place in Europe.

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Emilia-Romagna 4 Bologna, Parma, Piacenza and Reggiana
2  Lombardy 3 Atalanta, Internazionale and Milan
3  Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
 Veneto 2 Hellas Verona and Vicenza
5  Campania 1 Napoli
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
 Liguria 1 Sampdoria
 Piedmont 1 Juventus
 Sardinia 1 Cagliari
 Tuscany 1 Fiorentina
 Umbria 1 Perugia

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 17 14 3 51 24 +27 65 Qualified to Champions League group stage
2 Parma 34 18 9 7 41 26 +15 63 Qualified to Champions League qualifying round
3 Internazionale 34 15 14 5 51 35 +16 59 Qualification to UEFA Cup
4 Lazio 34 15 10 9 54 37 +17 55
5 Udinese 34 15 9 10 53 41 +12 54
6 Sampdoria 34 14 11 9 60 46 +14 53
7 Bologna 34 13 10 11 50 44 +6 49
8 Vicenza 34 12 11 11 43 38 +5 47 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
9 Fiorentina 34 10 15 9 46 41 +5 45
10 Atalanta 34 11 11 12 44 46 −2 44
11 Milan 34 11 10 13 43 45 −2 43
12 Roma 34 10 11 13 46 47 −1 41[a]
13 Napoli 34 9 14 11 38 45 −7 41
14 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 45 −16 37[b] Relegation tie-breaker
15 Cagliari (R) 34 9 10 15 45 55 −10 37[c] Serie B after tie-breaker
16 Perugia (R) 34 10 7 17 48 62 −14 37[d] Relegation to Serie B
17 Hellas Verona (R) 34 6 9 19 38 64 −26 27
18 Reggiana (R) 34 2 13 19 28 67 −39 19
Source: Serie A, RSSSF.com, Soccerway
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).[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Roma finished ahead of Napoli on Goal difference: Roma -1, Napoli -7.
  2. ^ CAG: 7 pts; PIA: 5 pts; PER: 4 pts.
  3. ^ CAG: 7 pts; PIA: 5 pts; PER: 4 pts.
  4. ^ Relegated to 1997-98 Serie B for direct matches.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Juventus9521511334311111111111111111111111
Parma241436111210111414141196466632222222222222
Internazionale7333132113235432345443343333333333
Lazio11171614131314141313121091079121211121291096665544444
Udinese1311978913811121113111213131313131313131312121277875765
Sampdoria12961010810466698432222224434544467556
Bologna627547126424445811853355655456656677
Vicenza384975322112222443477888111098788888
Fiorentina141410131211779101061085569911101291110989910111199
Atalanta16151717171815161515151515131212967587769111110101112121210
Milan165262458897379671012911111210781211119991011
Roma4186246677786911811111086657871012121210101112
Napoli1812118914910555573610108810910111313131313131313131313
Piacenza1516141114128131414131113151514141414141414141414141414151415151614
Cagliari571212151615151616161616161616161616171616161516161515141514141515
Perugia810131511105912981212141415151515151515151615151616161616161416
Hellas Verona17181818181516171717171717171717171717161717181718171717171717171717
Reggiana10131516161718181818181818181818181818181818171817181818181818181818
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
Leader and UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round
1997–98 UEFA Cup First round
Relegation to 1997–98 Serie B
Source: Serie A
Note: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup spot (in purple) being non-related with a position in Serie A, does not appear until the winner is assured to not win Serie A, thus if wins Serie A has a spot in the UEFA Champions League, then 1996–97 Coppa Italia runners-up earns a spot in the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATA BOL CAG FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP PAR PER PIA REA ROM SAM UDI HEL VIC
Atalanta 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 0–4 4–0 1–0 1–0 3–1
Bologna 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 6–1 0–0
Cagliari 2–0 2–2 4–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–2 3–2 2–1
Fiorentina 0–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–4
Internazionale 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–4 1–1 2–1 0–1
Juventus 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–3 3–2 2–0
Lazio 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 6–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–2
Milan 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–6 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 4–1 1–0
Napoli 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Parma 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 3–0
Perugia 3–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1
Piacenza 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–0
Reggiana 0–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0
Roma 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–4 0–3 4–3 2–0
Sampdoria 2–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 5–2 3–0 3–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–1
Udinese 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 4–5 3–0 1–1
Hellas Verona 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–4 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–2
Vicenza 4–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–1[a] 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played at Stadio Giglio.

Relegation tie-breaker[edit]

Cagliari1–3Piacenza
Tovalieri Goal 65' Report Luiso Goal 5'90+1'
Berretta Goal 38' (o.g.)
Attendance: 25,000

Cagliari relegated to 1997-98 Serie B.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Atalanta 24
2 Italy Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 22
3 Argentina Abel Balbo Roma 17
4 Italy Sandro Tovalieri Reggiana, Cagliari 16
5 Italy Roberto Mancini Sampdoria 15
Italy Marco Negri Perugia
Italy Giuseppe Signori Lazio
8 Italy Enrico Chiesa Parma 14
France Youri Djorkaeff Internazionale
Italy Pasquale Luiso Piacenza
11 Liberia George Weah Milan 13
Uruguay Marcelo Otero Vicenza
Germany Oliver Bierhoff Udinese
Italy Paolo Poggi Udinese
15 Brazil Márcio Amoroso Udinese 12
Italy Filippo Maniero Hellas Verona
Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina
Argentina Hernán Crespo Parma

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

References and sources[edit]

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

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