2014–15 Serie A

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Serie A
Season2014–15
Dates30 August 2014 –
31 May 2015
ChampionsJuventus
31st title
RelegatedCesena
Cagliari
Parma (to LND)
Champions LeagueJuventus
Roma
Lazio
Europa LeagueFiorentina
Napoli
Sampdoria
Matches played380
Goals scored1,024 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorerMauro Icardi
Luca Toni
(22 goals each)
Best goalkeeperGianluigi Buffon
(18 clean sheets)
Biggest home winInter 7–0 Sassuolo
(14 September 2014)
Juventus 7–0 Parma
(9 November 2014)
Biggest away winPalermo 0–4 Lazio
(29 September 2014)
Empoli 0–4 Cagliari
(25 October 2014)
Cagliari 0–4 Fiorentina
(30 November 2014)
Highest scoringParma 4–5 Milan
(14 September 2014)
Longest winning run8 games[1]
Lazio
Longest unbeaten run20 games[1]
Juventus
Longest winless run18 games[1]
Cesena
Longest losing run6 games[1]
Parma
Highest attendance79,173[1]
Milan 1–1 Internazionale
(23 November 2014)
Lowest attendance5,000[1]
Chievo 2–1 Cesena
(9 November 2014)
Average attendance22,149[1]

The 2014–15 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 113th season of top-tier Italian football, the 83rd in a round-robin tournament, and the fifth since its organization under a league committee separate from Serie B. It began on 30 August 2014.

A total of 20 teams compete in the league: 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Serie B campaign. Juventus were the defending champions, successfully defending their title for the fourth consecutive time. On 2 May 2015, Juventus won the scudetto for the fourth consecutive time.[2]

Events[edit]

2014–15 Juventus team

The season will feature the return of Palermo after only one season in the second division and Empoli, whose last appearance was in the 2007–08 season. Cesena, the play-off winner, returned to the top level after two years in Serie B.

The pre-season saw two ownership changes: Cagliari was sold from Massimo Cellino to Milanese entrepreneur Tommaso Giulini, a former board member at Internazionale. Sampdoria was sold by Edoardo Garrone (son of the late Riccardo Garrone) to Rome-based film businessman Massimo Ferrero.

The season was also influenced by serious financial problems surrounding Parma, involving two controversial takeovers during the season, its last chairman Giampietro Manenti being arrested on 18 March 2015 under accusation of money laundering, and the club being ultimately declared insolvent by the local court on the very next day.

The Serie A this season had the most goals on average than any of the five other top leagues in Europe.[3]

Teams[edit]

Number of teams by region[edit]

Number of teams Region Team(s)
3  Emilia-Romagna Cesena, Parma and Sassuolo
 Lombardy Atalanta, Internazionale and Milan
2  Lazio Lazio and Roma
 Liguria Genoa and Sampdoria
 Piedmont Juventus and Torino
 Tuscany Empoli and Fiorentina
 Veneto Chievo and Hellas Verona
1  Campania Napoli
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udinese
 Sardinia Cagliari
 Sicily Palermo

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2013–14 season
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 26,542 11th in Serie A
Cagliari Cagliari Stadio Sant'Elia 16,000 15th in Serie A
Cesena Cesena Stadio Dino Manuzzi 23,900 Serie B playoffs winner
Chievo Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 16th in Serie A
Empoli Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 16,800 2nd in Serie B
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 47,282 4th in Serie A
Genoa Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 13th in Serie A
Hellas Verona Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 10th in Serie A
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,018 5th in Serie A
Juventus Turin Juventus Stadium 41,254 Serie A champions
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 9th in Serie A
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018 8th in Serie A
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240 3rd in Serie A
Palermo Palermo Stadio Renzo Barbera 36,349 Serie B Champions
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906 6th in Serie A
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698 2nd in Serie A
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685 12th in Serie A
Sassuolo Sassuolo1 Mapei Stadium[4] 23,717 17th in Serie A
Torino Turin Olimpico di Torino 27,994 7th in Serie A
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli 30,642 14th in Serie A
  1. Sassuolo plays in Reggio Emilia.

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor (front) Shirt sponsor (back)
Atalanta Italy Antonio Percassi Italy Edoardo Reja Italy Gianpaolo Bellini Nike SuisseGas, Konica Minolta None
Cagliari Italy Tommaso Giulini Italy Gianluca Festa Italy Daniele Conti Kappa Sardegna/Brigante/Sol.Bat/Pecorino Romano/ICIB/IN.ECO/iziPlay/Fluorsid/Termomeccanica Energia/subito.it/Vestis/portalesardegna.com/CRAI/Io tifo positivo/Alarm System, Tiscali/indoona Intesa Sanpaolo
Cesena Italy Giorgio Lugaresi Italy Domenico Di Carlo Italy Davide Succi Lotto Prink None
Chievo Italy Luca Campedelli Italy Rolando Maran Italy Sergio Pellissier Givova Paluani/Jetcoin, Midac Batteries Nobis
Empoli Italy Fabrizio Corsi Italy Maurizio Sarri Italy Davide Moro Royal NGM Smartphones, Computer Gross Banca Dinamica
Fiorentina Italy Mario Cognigni Italy Vincenzo Montella Italy Manuel Pasqual Joma Save the Children Save the Children (in UEFA matches)
Genoa Italy Enrico Preziosi Italy Gian Piero Gasperini Argentina Nicolás Burdisso Lotto DF Sport Specialist, McVitie's None
Hellas Verona Italy Maurizio Setti Italy Andrea Mandorlini Italy Luca Toni Nike Franklin & Marshall, agsm/Leaderform Manila Grace
Internazionale Indonesia Erick Thohir Italy Roberto Mancini Italy Andrea Ranocchia Nike Pirelli None
Juventus Italy Andrea Agnelli Italy Massimiliano Allegri Italy Gianluigi Buffon Nike Jeep/Expo 2015 (part-time) None
Lazio Italy Claudio Lotito Italy Stefano Pioli Italy Stefano Mauri Macron None None
Milan Italy Silvio Berlusconi Italy Filippo Inzaghi Italy Riccardo Montolivo Adidas Fly Emirates None
Napoli Italy Aurelio De Laurentiis Spain Rafael Benítez Slovakia Marek Hamšík Macron Lete, Pasta Garofalo None
Palermo Italy Maurizio Zamparini Italy Giuseppe Iachini Italy Stefano Sorrentino Joma Rosanero Cares, CBM Sport None
Parma Italy vacant after bankruptcy Italy Roberto Donadoni Italy Alessandro Lucarelli Erreà Folletto, Energy T.I. Group None
Roma United States James Pallotta France Rudi Garcia Italy Francesco Totti Nike None None
Sampdoria Italy Massimo Ferrero Serbia Siniša Mihajlović Italy Angelo Palombo Kappa Parà Tempotest None
Sassuolo Italy Carlo Rossi Italy Eusebio Di Francesco Italy Francesco Magnanelli Sportika Mapei None
Torino Italy Urbano Cairo Italy Giampiero Ventura Poland Kamil Glik Kappa Frattelli Beretta, Suzuki/Suzuki Vitara Tecnoalarm
Udinese Italy Franco Soldati Italy Andrea Stramaccioni Italy Antonio Di Natale HS Football Dacia, Alcott/Upim None
  • Additionally, referee kits are now being made by Diadora, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem Serie A.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Udinese Italy Francesco Guidolin Appointed as technical supervisor 20 May 2014[5] Pre-season Italy Andrea Stramaccioni 4 June 2014[6]
Milan Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Sacked 9 June 2014[7] Italy Filippo Inzaghi 9 June 2014[7]
Lazio Italy Edoardo Reja Resigned 12 June 2014[8] Italy Stefano Pioli 12 June 2014[9]
Cagliari Italy Ivo Pulga Sacked 20 June 2014 Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman 20 June 2014[10]
Juventus Italy Antonio Conte Resigned 15 July 2014 Italy Massimiliano Allegri 16 July 2014
Chievo Italy Eugenio Corini Sacked 19 October 2014[11] 17th Italy Rolando Maran 19 October 2014[12]
Internazionale Italy Walter Mazzarri Sacked 14 November 2014[13] 9th Italy Roberto Mancini 14 November 2014[14]
Cesena Italy Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 8 December 2014[15] 19th Italy Domenico Di Carlo 8 December 2014[16]
Cagliari Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman Sacked 23 December 2014[17] 18th Italy Gianfranco Zola 24 December 2014[18]
Atalanta Italy Stefano Colantuono Sacked 4 March 2015[19] 17th Italy Edoardo Reja 4 March 2015[19]
Cagliari Italy Gianfranco Zola Sacked 9 March 2015[20] 18th Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman 9 March 2015[20]
Cagliari Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman Resigned 21 April 2015 19th Italy Gianluca Festa 22 April 2015

Ownership changes[edit]

Team Previous owner New owner Date
Cagliari Italy Massimo Cellino[21] Italy Tommaso Giulini[21] 11 June 2014
Sampdoria Italy Edoardo Garrone[22] Italy Massimo Ferrero[22] 12 June 2014
Parma Italy Tommaso Ghirardi[23] Cyprus Russia Dastraso Holding Ltd.[23] 20 December 2014
Cyprus Russia Dastraso Holding Ltd.[24] Italy Giampietro Manenti[24] 9 February 2015
Italy Giampietro Manenti[25] Under provisional accounting[25] 19 March 2015

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 26 9 3 72 24 +48 87 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Roma 38 19 13 6 54 31 +23 70
3 Lazio 38 21 6 11 71 38 +33 69 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Fiorentina 38 18 10 10 61 46 +15 64 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
5 Napoli 38 18 9 11 70 54 +16 63
6 Genoa[b] 38 16 11 11 62 47 +15 59 Ineligible for UEFA competitions
7 Sampdoria 38 13 17 8 48 42 +6 56 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
8 Internazionale 38 14 13 11 59 48 +11 55
9 Torino 38 14 12 12 48 45 +3 54
10 Milan 38 13 13 12 56 50 +6 52
11 Palermo 38 12 13 13 53 55 −2 49
12 Sassuolo 38 12 13 13 49 57 −8 49
13 Hellas Verona 38 11 13 14 49 65 −16 46
14 Chievo 38 10 13 15 28 41 −13 43
15 Empoli 38 8 18 12 46 52 −6 42
16 Udinese 38 10 11 17 43 56 −13 41
17 Atalanta 38 7 16 15 38 57 −19 37
18 Cagliari (R) 38 8 10 20 48 68 −20 34 Relegation to Serie B
19 Cesena (R) 38 4 12 22 36 73 −37 24
20 Parma (R, L, R, R) 38 6 8 24 33 75 −42 19[c] Revival in Serie D
Source: 2014–15 Serie A, 2014-15 Serie A classification.[33]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.).[34]
(C) Champion; (L) Liquidated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2014–15 Coppa Italia (Juventus) qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fifth-placed team and the spot originally meant for the fifth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was given to the highest placed team that has obtained an UEFA license and not already qualified for European competition.
  2. ^ Genoa failed to obtain a UEFA license from Italian Football Federation. Therefore, they were barred to participate in European competitions.[26] Genoa appealed the decision, but the appeal was denied.[27][28]
  3. ^ Parma was docked 7 points for failing to pay over players' wages.[29][30][31] Later the club announced bankruptcy, and it was recreated without professional status.[32]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATA CAG CES CHV EMP FIO GEN HEL INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP PAL PAR ROM SAM SAS TOR UDI
Atalanta 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–0
Cagliari 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 4–3
Cesena 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–4 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–0
Chievo 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Empoli 0–0 0–4 2–0 3–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–2
Fiorentina 3–2 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Genoa 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–3 5–1 1–1
Hellas Verona 1–0 1–0 3–3 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–1
Internazionale 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–0 4–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 7–0 0–1 1–2
Juventus 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 7–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Lazio 3–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 0–1
Milan 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–0
Napoli 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 6–2 2–2 1–3 2–4 3–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–1 3–1
Palermo 2–3 5–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Parma 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–5 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–0
Roma 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 3–0 2–1
Sampdoria 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Sassuolo 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–2 0–1 0–0 4–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1
Torino 0–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 5–1 0–1 1–0
Udinese 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 4–2 0–1 1–4 0–1 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 31 May 2015. Source: Serie A
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

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