2005–06 Serie A
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|Goals scored||991 (2.61 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Luca Toni |
|Highest scoring||Roma 4–4 Chievo|
The 2005–06 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 104th season of top-tier Italian football, the 74th in a round-robin tournament. The league commenced on 28 August 2005 and finished on 14 May 2006. While Juventus were originally the first-placed team, this title was put sub judice due to their involvement in the Calciopoli scandal, with Internazionale instead declared champions by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on 26 July 2006.
Prior to the 2005–06 season, if two or more teams were tied in points for first place, for only one spot in a European tournament, or in the relegation zone, teams would play tie-breaking matches after the season was over to determine which team would be champion, or be awarded a European tournament spot, or be saved or relegated. However, 2005–06 saw the introduction of new rules. If two or more teams ended the season with the same number of points, the ordering was determined by their head-to-head records. If two or more teams had the same total points and head-to-head records, goal difference became the decisive factor.
Personnels and sponsoring
(*) Promoted from Serie B.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Internazionale (C)||38||23||7||8||68||30||+38||76||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|3||Milan[a]||38||28||4||6||85||31||+54||58||Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round|
|5||Palermo||38||13||13||12||50||52||−2||52||Qualification to UEFA Cup first round|
|18||Lecce (R)||38||7||8||23||30||57||−27||29||Relegation to Serie B|
|20||Juventus[d] (D, R)||38||27||10||1||71||24||+47||91|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated
- Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio were docked 30 points, all for involvement in the Calciopoli.
- Parma gained entry to the 2006–07 UEFA Cup because 2005–06 Coppa Italia finalists Inter and Roma qualified to the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League and 2006–07 UEFA Cup through their respective championship positions. The final positions of Parma and Empoli were decided by head-to-head record.
- Messina were restored to Serie A following Juventus's punishment.
- Juventus were originally the first-placed team, but were placed at the bottom of the league table due to the Calciopoli scandal, relegating them to Serie B. The title was put sub judice, then assigned to Internazionale, the team taking the first place after the courts.
|Arturo Di Napoli||Messina|
Number of teams by region
|Region||Number of teams||Teams|
|1||Tuscany||4||Empoli, Fiorentina, Livorno and Siena|
|2||Lazio||2||Lazio and Roma|
|Lombardy||2||Internazionale and Milan|
|Sicily||2||Messina and Palermo|
|Veneto||2||Chievo and Treviso|
- Drury, Sean (2018-12-13). "Italian Supreme Court Rejects Juventus Appeal to Have Inter Stripped of 2005/06 Scudetto". Retrieved 2019-01-14.
- "Testo della decisione relativa al Comm. Uff. N. 1/C – Riunione del 29 giugno / 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 luglio 2006" (pdf) (in Italian). Commissione d'Appello Federale – Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. 14 July 2006. p. 152. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Lega Serie A
- "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
-  – All results on RSSSF Website.
- 2005/2006 Serie A Squads – (www.footballsquads.com)
- 2005-2006 Serie A Final Season, Team, and Player Statistics in .PDF format - (www.worldcupadvice.com)