2000–01 Serie A

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Serie A
Season2000–01
Dates30 September 2000 – 17 June 2001
ChampionsRoma
3rd title
RelegatedReggina
Vicenza
Napoli
Bari
Champions LeagueRoma
Juventus
Lazio
Parma
UEFA CupInternazionale
Milan
Fiorentina
Matches played306
Goals scored845 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerHernán Crespo
(26 goals)
Average attendance29,441
2000–01 Serie A team distribution

The 2000–01 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 99th season of top-tier Italian football, the 69th in a round-robin tournament. It was contested by 18 teams, for the 13th consecutive season since 1988–89.

Roma won its first Scudetto since 1982–83, its third title overall. Juventus finished second, and these two teams automatically qualified for the first group stage of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League. Lazio, the defending champions, and Parma finished third and fourth respectively, to enter the third qualifying round of the same competition. Internazionale and Milan finished fifth and sixth respectively, and qualified for the 2001–02 UEFA Cup along with Fiorentina, the winners of the Coppa Italia. Brescia gained entry into the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Vicenza, Napoli and Bari were automatically relegated to Serie B. Reggina and Hellas Verona were forced to contest a relegation tie-breaker after finishing level on points, with Verona winning on away goals to relegate Reggina.

Rule changes[edit]

In the middle of the season, the old quota system was abolished, meaning that each team was no longer limited to having no more than five non-EU players and using no more than three in each match.[1][2]

Passport scandal[edit]

Concurrent with the abolition of the quota system, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) investigated footballers from South America and Africa who had used fake passports in order to enable their teams to field them as Europeans. Alberto, Warley, Alejandro Da Silva and Jorginho of Udinese,[3] Fábio Júnior and Gustavo Bartelt of Roma,[4] Dida of Milan, Álvaro Recoba of Inter, Thomas Job, Francis Zé and Jean Ondoa of Sampdoria, and Jeda and André Leone of Vicenza were all handed bans in July 2001, ranging from six months to one year.[5] However, most of these bans were subsequently reduced.

Personnels and sponsoring[edit]

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta* Italy Giovanni Vavassori Japan Asics Ortobell
Bari Italy Arcangelo Sciannimanico Italy Lotto TELE+
Bologna Italy Francesco Guidolin United Kingdom Umbro Granarolo
Brescia* Italy Carlo Mazzone Italy Garman Ristora
Fiorentina Italy Roberto Mancini Italy Diadora Toyota
Hellas Verona Italy Attilio Perotti Italy Lotto NET Business
Internazionale Italy Marco Tardelli United States Nike Pirelli
Juventus Italy Carlo Ancelotti Italy Lotto/CiaoWeb TELE+/sportal.com (in UEFA matches)
Lazio Italy Dino Zoff Germany Puma Siemens Mobile
Lecce Italy Alberto Cavasin Japan Asics Banca 121
Milan Italy Cesare Maldini Germany Adidas Opel
Napoli* Italy Emiliano Mondonico Italy Diadora Peroni
Parma Italy Renzo Ulivieri United States Champion Mr.Day (Home)/Parmalat (Away)
Perugia Italy Serse Cosmi Italy Galex Daewoo Matiz
Roma Italy Fabio Capello Italy Kappa INA Assitalia
Reggina Italy Franco Colomba Japan Asics Caffè Mauro
Udinese Italy Luciano Spalletti Italy Diadora Telit
Vicenza* Italy Edoardo Reja United Kingdom Umbro Artel Clima & Energia

(*) Promoted from Serie B.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Position in table
Fiorentina Italy Giovanni Trapattoni End of contract 30 June 2000 Turkey Fatih Terim 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Perugia Italy Carlo Mazzone End of contract 30 June 2000 Italy Serse Cosmi 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Brescia Italy Nedo Sonetti End of contract 30 June 2000 Italy Carlo Mazzone 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Napoli Italy Walter Novellino End of contract 30 June 2000 Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Internazionale Italy Marcello Lippi Sacked 10 October 2000 Italy Marco Tardelli 11 October 2000 15th
Napoli Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman Sacked 14 November 2000 Italy Emiliano Mondonico 15 November 2000 18th
Lazio Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson Resigned 9 January 2001 Italy Dino Zoff 10 January 2001 5th
Parma Italy Alberto Malesani Sacked 10 January 2001 Italy Arrigo Sacchi (caretaker) 10 January 2001 10th
Parma Italy Arrigo Sacchi End of caretaker spell 29 January 2001 Italy Renzo Ulivieri 30 January 2001 8th
Fiorentina Turkey Fatih Terim Sacked 27 February 2001 Italy Luciano Chiarugi (caretaker) 28 February 2001 10th
Fiorentina Italy Luciano Chiarugi End of caretaker spell 6 March 2001 Italy Roberto Mancini 7 March 2001 11th
Milan Italy Alberto Zaccheroni Sacked 12 March 2001 Italy Cesare Maldini 13 March 2001 9th
Udinese Italy Luigi De Canio Sacked 20 March 2001 Italy Luciano Spalletti 21 March 2001 12th
Bari Italy Eugenio Fascetti Sacked 8 May 2001 Italy Arcangelo Sciannimanico 9 May 2001 18th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Roma (C) 34 22 9 3 68 33 +35 75 Qualification to Champions League first group stage
2 Juventus 34 21 10 3 61 27 +34 73
3 Lazio 34 21 6 7 65 36 +29 69 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round[6]
4 Parma 34 16 8 10 51 31 +20 56
5 Internazionale 34 14 9 11 47 47 0 51 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
6 Milan 34 12 13 9 56 46 +10 49
7 Atalanta 34 10 14 10 38 34 +4 44[a]
8 Brescia[b] 34 10 14 10 44 42 +2 44[a] Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
9 Fiorentina[c] 34 10 13 11 53 52 +1 43 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
10 Bologna 34 11 10 13 49 53 −4 43
11 Perugia 34 10 12 12 49 53 −4 42
12 Udinese 34 11 5 18 49 59 −10 38
13 Lecce 34 8 13 13 40 54 −14 37[d]
14 Hellas Verona[e] 34 10 7 17 40 59 −19 37[d] Relegation tie-breaker
15 Reggina (R) 34 10 7 17 32 49 −17 37[d] Serie B after tie-breaker
16 Vicenza (R) 34 9 9 16 37 51 −14 36[f] Relegation to Serie B
17 Napoli (R) 34 8 12 14 35 51 −16 36[f]
18 Bari (R) 34 5 5 24 31 68 −37 20
Source: 2000–01 Serie A, Soccerway, 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]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Atalanta finished ahead of Brescia on head-to-head points: Atalanta 2–0 Brescia, Brescia 0–3 Atalanta.
  2. ^ Brescia gained entry to the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Atalanta declined.
  3. ^ Fiorentina gained entry to the 2001–02 UEFA Cup as the 2000–01 Coppa Italia champions.
  4. ^ a b c Lecce finished ahead of Reggina and Hellas Verona on head-to-head points: Lecce: 10 pts, Reggina: 4 pts, Hellas Verona: 2 pts.
  5. ^ Hellas Verona winner of 2000–01 Relegation tie-breaker against Reggina.
  6. ^ a b Vicenza finished ahead of Napoli on head-to-head points: Vicenza 2–0 Napoli, Napoli 1–2 Vicenza.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATA BAR BOL BRE FIO HEL INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP PAR PER REG ROM UDI VIC
Atalanta 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1
Bari 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–2
Bologna 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1
Brescia 0–3[a] 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–4 3–1 2–1
Fiorentina 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 4–0 1–2 0–1 3–4 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2
Hellas Verona 2–1 3–2 5–4 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–4 1–1 1–0
Internazionale 3–0 1–0 2–1[b] 0–0 4–2 2–0 2–2 1–1[c] 0–1 0–6 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1
Juventus 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–0
Lazio 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 5–3 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 3–1[d] 2–1
Lecce 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–4 2–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–1 3–1
Milan 3–3 4–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–0
Napoli 0–0 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–0[e] 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 6–2 2–2 0–1 1–2
Parma 2–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 5–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2
Perugia 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0
Reggina 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–1[f] 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Roma 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1
Udinese 2–4 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–3 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–4 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 3–0 1–3 2–3
Vicenza 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 1–4 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2[g] 1–2
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.
  2. ^ The match was played at Stadio San Nicola.
  3. ^ The match was played at Stadio San Nicola.
  4. ^ The match was played at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
  5. ^ The match was played at Stadio La Favorita.
  6. ^ The match was played at Stadio Cibali.
  7. ^ The match was played at Stadio Friuli.

Overall records[edit]

  • Highest number of wins: Roma (22)
  • Lowest number of losses: Juventus, Roma (3 each)
  • Highest number of draws: Atalanta, Brescia (15 each)
  • Lowest number of wins: Bari (5)
  • Highest number of losses: Bari (24)
  • Lowest number of draws: Bari, Udinese (5 each)
  • Highest number of goals for: Roma (68)
  • Lowest number of goals against: Juventus (27)
  • Lowest number of goals for: Bari (31)
  • Highest number of goals against: Bari (68)
  • Best goal difference: Roma (35)
  • Worst goal difference: Bari (−37)

Relegation tie-breaker[edit]

Hellas Verona1–0Reggina
Laursen 61'

Reggina relegated to Serie B.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Hernán Crespo Lazio 26
2 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Milan 24
3 Italy Enrico Chiesa Fiorentina 22
4 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Roma 20
5 Italy Christian Vieri Internazionale 18
6 Italy Dario Hübner Brescia 17
7 Italy Marco Di Vaio Parma 15
Italy Giuseppe Signori Bologna
Argentina Roberto Sosa Udinese
10 France David Trezeguet Juventus 14
11 Italy Francesco Totti Roma 13
Italy Vincenzo Montella Roma
13 Italy Cristiano Lucarelli Lecce 12
Italy Marco Materazzi Perugia
15 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 11
Croatia Davor Vugrinec Lecce

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Lombardy 4 Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2  Apulia 2 Bari and Lecce
 Emilia-Romagna 2 Bologna and Parma
 Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
 Veneto 2 Hellas Verona and Vicenza
6  Calabria 1 Reggina
 Campania 1 Napoli
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
 Piedmont 1 Juventus
 Tuscany 1 Fiorentina
 Umbria 1 Perugia

References and sources[edit]

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

See also[edit]

  • Tim Parks, A Season with Verona (London: Vintage, 2002) – A personal account by a celebrated English author and fan of the fortunes of Hellas Verona that season, including the team's narrow avoidance of relegation.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Italians bar non-EU imports". UEFA.com. 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ "Milan challenge non-EU rule". BBC Sport. 2000-11-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  3. ^ "Fake passport scandal hits Serie A". BBC News. 2000-10-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  4. ^ "Lazio hit with passport charges". BBC News. 2001-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  5. ^ Kennedy, Frances (2001-06-28). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  6. ^ Parma was consequently demoted to UEFA Cup first round
  7. ^ 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.

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