2011–12 Serie A

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Serie A
Season2011–12
Dates9 September 2011 – 13 May 2012
ChampionsJuventus
28th title
RelegatedLecce (to C1)
Novara
Cesena
Champions LeagueJuventus
Milan
Udinese
Europa LeagueLazio
Napoli
Internazionale
Matches played380
Goals scored972 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerZlatan Ibrahimović
(28 goals)
Biggest home winNapoli 6–1 Genoa
(21 December 2011)
Internazionale 5–0 Parma
(7 January 2012)
Biggest away winFiorentina 0–5 Juventus
(17 March 2012)
Highest scoringNapoli 6–3 Cagliari
(9 March 2012)
Internazionale 5–4 Genoa
(1 April 2012)
Longest winning run8 games
Juventus[1]
Longest unbeaten run38 games
Juventus[1]
Longest winless run20 games
Cesena[2]
Longest losing run5 games
Cesena[2]
Highest attendance79,522[3]
Milan 0–1 Internazionale
Lowest attendance5,962[3]
Lecce 0–0 Bologna
Average attendance23,214[3]

The 2011–12 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM after its headline sponsors) was the 110th season of top-tier Italian football, the 80th in a round-robin tournament, and the second since its organization under a league committee separate from Serie B. It began on 3 September 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012.[4] The league was originally scheduled to start on 27 August, but this was delayed due to a strike by the players.[5] The fixtures were drawn up on 27 July 2011.

The league title was won by Juventus, winning its 28th official Serie A title (or Scudetto), and first since the 2002–03 season. The team completed the season undefeated, becoming the first team to do so in a 38-game league season in Italy. Perugia were undefeated in the 30-game 1978–79 season, though they finished second in the table. Milan were unbeaten and won the title in the 34-game 1991–92 season.[6]

Since Italy dropped from third to fourth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2010–11 season,[7] the league lost a group stage berth for the UEFA Champions League from the 2012–13 season.

Rule changes[edit]

The rules for the registration of non-EU (or non-EFTA or Swiss) nationals transferred from abroad were revised in the summer of 2011. Clubs could now sign two non-EU players. This was a reverse of the decision made the previous summer in the wake of Italy's failure at the 2010 World Cup that limited clubs to the signing of just one such player.[citation needed]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atalanta Bergamo Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 24,642
Bologna Bologna Renato Dall'Ara 39,444
Cagliari Cagliari Sant'Elia 23,486
Catania Catania Angelo Massimino 23,420
Cesena Cesena Dino Manuzzi 23,860
Chievo Verona Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 39,211
Fiorentina Florence Artemio Franchi 47,282
Genoa Genoa Luigi Ferraris 36,685
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,074
Juventus Turin Juventus Stadium 41,254
Lazio Rome Olimpico 72,698
Lecce Lecce Via del Mare 33,876
Milan Milan San Siro 80,074
Napoli Naples San Paolo 60,240
Novara Novara Silvio Piola 17,875
Palermo Palermo Renzo Barbera 37,242
Parma Parma Ennio Tardini 27,906
Roma Rome Olimpico 72,698
Siena Siena Artemio Franchi 15,373
Udinese Udine Friuli 41,652

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta* Italy Stefano Colantuono Italy Gianpaolo Bellini Erreà AXA, Konica Minolta
Bologna Italy Stefano Pioli Italy Marco Di Vaio Macron NGM Mobile, Serenissima Ceramica (Home)/Cir - Manifatture Ceramiche (Away)
Cagliari Italy Massimo Ficcadenti Italy Daniele Conti Kappa Sardegna
Catania Italy Vincenzo Montella Italy Marco Biagianti Givova SP - Energia Siciliana, Regione Sicilia
Cesena Italy Mario Beretta Italy Giuseppe Colucci Adidas Technogym
Chievo Italy Domenico Di Carlo Italy Sergio Pellissier Givova Paluani/Banca Popolare di Verona/Merkur-Win, Midac Batteries
Fiorentina Italy Vincenzo Guerini Italy Alessandro Gamberini Lotto Mazda, Save the Children
Genoa Italy Luigi De Canio Italy Marco Rossi Asics iZiPlay
Internazionale Italy Andrea Stramaccioni Argentina Javier Zanetti Nike Pirelli
Juventus Italy Antonio Conte Italy Alessandro Del Piero Nike BetClic (Home)/Balocco (Away)
Lazio Italy Edoardo Reja Italy Tommaso Rocchi Puma None
Lecce Italy Serse Cosmi Uruguay Guillermo Giacomazzi Asics Veneto Banca/Banca Apulia, Betitaly
Milan Italy Massimiliano Allegri Italy Massimo Ambrosini Adidas Fly Emirates
Napoli Italy Walter Mazzarri Italy Paolo Cannavaro Macron Lete, MSC Cruises
Novara* Italy Emiliano Mondonico Italy Matteo Centurioni Joma Banca Popolare di Novara, Intesa
Palermo Italy Bortolo Mutti Italy Fabrizio Miccoli Legea Eurobet, Burger King
Parma Italy Roberto Donadoni Italy Stefano Morrone Erreà Navigare, Banca Monte Parma
Roma Spain Luis Enrique Italy Francesco Totti Kappa Wind
Siena* Italy Giuseppe Sannino Italy Simone Vergassola Kappa Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Udinese Italy Francesco Guidolin Italy Antonio Di Natale Legea Dacia, Tipicamente Friulano/QBell

(*) Promoted from Serie B

Managerial changes[edit]

In Italy, football managers are only permitted to manage one club per season.[8] For this purpose, the "season" is defined as starting when its first match kicks off, so Roberto Donadoni and Stefano Pioli, who lost their job at Cagliari and Palermo on 12 and 31 August 2011 were able to take respectively the Parma job in January 2012 and the Bologna job in October 2011 because the first matches were not until 9 September 2011.

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Lecce Italy Luigi De Canio End of contract 19 May 2011[9] Preseason Italy Eusebio Di Francesco 27 June 2011[10]
Cesena Italy Massimo Ficcadenti End of contract 20 May 2011[11] Italy Marco Giampaolo 4 June 2011[12]
Bologna Italy Alberto Malesani End of contract 26 May 2011 Italy Pierpaolo Bisoli 26 May 2011[13]
Chievo Italy Stefano Pioli End of contract 26 May 2011[14] Italy Domenico Di Carlo 9 June 2011[15]
Juventus Italy Luigi Delneri Sacked 31 May 2011[16] Italy Antonio Conte 31 May 2011[17]
Siena Italy Antonio Conte Mutual consent 31 May 2011[18] Italy Giuseppe Sannino 6 June 2011[19]
Palermo Italy Delio Rossi Mutual consent 1 June 2011[20] Italy Stefano Pioli 2 June 2011[21]
Catania Argentina Diego Simeone Mutual consent 1 June 2011[22] Italy Vincenzo Montella 9 June 2011[23]
Genoa Italy Davide Ballardini Sacked 4 June 2011[24] Italy Alberto Malesani 19 June 2011[25]
Roma Italy Vincenzo Montella End of caretaker spell 9 June 2011 Spain Luis Enrique 10 June 2011[26][27]
Internazionale Brazil Leonardo Resigned 15 June 2011[28] Italy Gian Piero Gasperini 24 June 2011[29]
Cagliari Italy Roberto Donadoni Sacked 12 August 2011[30] Italy Massimo Ficcadenti 16 August 2011[31]
Palermo Italy Stefano Pioli Sacked 31 August 2011[32] Italy Devis Mangia 31 August 2011[32]
Internazionale Italy Gian Piero Gasperini Sacked 21 September 2011[33] 18th Italy Claudio Ranieri 21 September 2011[34]
Bologna Italy Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 4 October 2011[35] 20th Italy Stefano Pioli 4 October 2011[35]
Cesena Italy Marco Giampaolo Sacked 30 October 2011[36] 20th Italy Daniele Arrigoni 1 November 2011[37]
Fiorentina Serbia Siniša Mihajlović Sacked 7 November 2011 13th Italy Delio Rossi 7 November 2011[38]
Cagliari Italy Massimo Ficcadenti Sacked 8 November 2011[39] 10th Italy Davide Ballardini 9 November 2011[40]
Lecce Italy Eusebio Di Francesco Sacked 4 December 2011[41] 20th Italy Serse Cosmi 4 December 2011[41]
Palermo Italy Devis Mangia Sacked 19 December 2011[42] 10th Italy Bortolo Mutti 19 December 2011[43]
Genoa Italy Alberto Malesani Sacked 22 December 2011[44] 10th Italy Pasquale Marino 22 December 2011[45]
Parma Italy Franco Colomba Sacked 9 January 2012[46] 15th Italy Roberto Donadoni 9 January 2012[46]
Novara Italy Attilio Tesser Sacked 30 January 2012[47] 20th Italy Emiliano Mondonico 30 January 2012[47]
Cesena Italy Daniele Arrigoni Mutual consent 20 February 2012[48] 20th Italy Mario Beretta 21 February 2012[49]
Novara Italy Emiliano Mondonico Sacked 6 March 2012[50] 19th Italy Attilio Tesser 6 March 2012[50]
Cagliari Italy Davide Ballardini Sacked for just cause 11 March 2012[51] 17th Italy Massimo Ficcadenti 11 March 2012[51]
Internazionale Italy Claudio Ranieri Consensual termination 26 March 2012[52] 8th Italy Andrea Stramaccioni 26 March 2012[52]
Genoa Italy Pasquale Marino Sacked 2 April 2012[53] 16th Italy Alberto Malesani 2 April 2012[53]
Genoa Italy Alberto Malesani Sacked 22 April 2012[54] 17th Italy Luigi De Canio 22 April 2012[54]
Fiorentina Italy Delio Rossi Sacked 2 May 2012[55] 16th Italy Vincenzo Guerini (caretaker) 3 May 2012[56]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 23 15 0 68 20 +48 84 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Milan 38 24 8 6 74 33 +41 80
3 Udinese 38 18 10 10 52 35 +17 64 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Lazio 38 18 8 12 56 47 +9 62 Qualification to Europa League play-off round
5 Napoli 38 16 13 9 66 46 +20 61 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
6 Internazionale 38 17 7 14 58 55 +3 58 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
7 Roma 38 16 8 14 60 54 +6 56
8 Parma 38 15 11 12 54 53 +1 56
9 Bologna 38 13 12 13 41 43 −2 51
10 Chievo 38 12 13 13 35 45 −10 49
11 Catania 38 11 15 12 47 52 −5 48
12 Atalanta[b] 38 13 13 12 41 43 −2 46
13 Fiorentina 38 11 13 14 37 43 −6 46
14 Siena 38 11 11 16 45 45 0 44
15 Cagliari 38 10 13 15 37 46 −9 43
16 Palermo 38 11 10 17 52 62 −10 43
17 Genoa 38 11 9 18 50 69 −19 42
18 Lecce (R, D, R) 38 8 12 18 40 56 −16 36 Relegation to Prima Divisione[c]
19 Novara (R) 38 7 11 20 35 65 −30 32 Relegation to Serie B
20 Cesena (R) 38 4 10 24 24 60 −36 22
Source: Lega Serie A
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Napoli qualified to the group stage of the Europa League as winner of the 2011–12 Coppa Italia. As they finished fifth, the sixth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
  2. ^ Atalanta were deducted 6 points due to involvement in the 2011–12 Italian football scandal.[57][58]
  3. ^ Lecce were originally relegated to Serie B, but further relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione due to involvement in the 2011–12 Italian football scandal.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATA BOL CAG CTN CES CHV FIO GEN INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP NOV PAL PAR ROM SIE UDI
Atalanta 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–2 0–0
Bologna 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–3
Cagliari 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–0
Catania 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2
Cesena 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–3 0–2 0–1
Chievo 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0
Fiorentina 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–5 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–2
Genoa 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 3–2
Internazionale 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 5–4 1–2 2–1 4–1 4–2 0–3 0–1 4–4 5–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
Juventus 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 4–0 0–0 2–1
Lazio 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2
Lecce 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 3–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 4–1 0–2
Milan 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–1
Napoli 1–3 1–1 6–3 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 6–1 1–0 3–3 0–0 4–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–0
Novara 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–3 3–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–4 2–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0
Palermo 2–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 4–4 2–0 5–3 4–3 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
Parma 1–2 1–0 3–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–3 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–0
Roma 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 5–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 5–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Siena 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–1 0–2 1–0 1–0
Udinese 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–1
Source: Lega Serie A
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]