Lega Nazionale Alta Italia

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High Italy League
Lega Nazionale Alta Italia
AbbreviationLNAI
PredecessorDDS
SuccessorLega Calcio
Founded1945
Dissolved1946
HeadquartersMilan
Region served
Italy
ProductsDivisione Nazionale as
Serie ASerie B&Serie C
Membership
50
Parent organization
FIGC

The Lega Alta Italia (Italian for High Italy League) was the ruling body of the major football championships during the US military occupation of Northern Italy.[1]

History[edit]

The Higher Directory, the football committee during the fascist age, was disbanded at the arrival of the US Army in 1945. Railways and routes disruptions, together with the Allied occupation the industrialized North, had divided Italy in two parts. Sport consequently restarted under a special transitional season.

Clubs from Northern Italy restored a free football league after 19 years of fascist rule. It organized the local section of the Serie A, whose best teams would join a final national phase, while the Serie B clubs were united with the best Serie C teams.

The league organized also a local post season cup which was won by Bologna FC.

The situation changed a year after the end of World War II. The national Lega Calcio was created in its place in 1946.

Chairman[edit]

  • 1945-1946 Pietro Pedroni

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