1996–97 Serie A

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Serie A
Season1996–97
ChampionsJuventus
24th title
RelegatedCagliari
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.

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 65' Report Luiso 5', 90+1'
Berretta 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

External links[edit]