The first two teams qualified directly to the UEFA Champions League, teams ending in the third and fourth places had to play Champions League qualifications, teams ending in the fifth and sixth places qualified for the UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia), while the last four teams were to be relegated to Serie B. However, Fiorentina's subsequent bankruptcy led to them being placed in the fourth tier of Italian football.
Juventus won its 26th title on the final day of the season after original leaders Internazionale (who finished third) lost 4–2 away to Lazio, and with it their chance at winning their first Scudetto since 1989. Second place went to Roma.
This season also featured Chievo's "miracle". The club, newly promoted to Serie A for the first time, were top of the table for six weeks early in the season. However, after the Christmas break, they hit some bad form and finished the season in fifth place.
|Team||Head Coach||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Bologna||Francesco Guidolin||Macron||Area Banca|
|Brescia||Carlo Mazzone||Garman||Banca Lombarda|
|Fiorentina|| Roberto Mancini
|Hellas Verona||Alberto Malesani||Lotto||Amica Chips|
|Lazio|| Dino Zoff
|Lecce||Delio Rossi||Asics||Banca 121 (Banca del Salento)|
|AC Milan|| Fatih Terim
|Roma||Fabio Capello||Kappa||INA Assitalia|
|Torino||Giancarlo Camolese||Asics||Conto Arancio|
|Venezia|| Alfredo Magni
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Juventus (C)||34||20||11||3||64||23||+41||71||2002–03 UEFA Champions League First group stage|
|3||Internazionale||34||20||9||5||62||35||+27||69||2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|5||Chievo||34||14||12||8||57||52||+5||54||2002–03 UEFA Cup First round|
|7||Bologna||34||15||7||12||40||40||0||52||2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round|
|10||Parma||34||12||8||14||43||47||−4||44[a]||2002–03 UEFA Cup First round|
|11||Torino||34||10||13||11||37||39||−2||43[b]||2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round|
|15||Hellas Verona (R)||34||11||6||17||41||53||−12||39||Relegation to Serie B|
|17||Fiorentina (B)||34||5||7||22||29||63||−34||22[d]||Relegation to Serie C2|
|18||Venezia (R)||34||3||9||22||30||61||−31||18||Relegation to Serie B|
|Home \ Away||ATA||BOL||BRE||CHV||FIO||INT||JUV||LAZ||LCE||MIL||PAR||PER||PIA||ROM||TOR||UDI||VEN||HEL|
|4||Marco Di Vaio||Parma||20|
|6||Alessandro Del Piero||Juventus||16|
|Andriy Shevchenko||AC Milan|
|14||Adrian Mutu||Hellas Verona||12|
|Region||Number of teams||Teams|
|1||Lombardy||4||Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and AC Milan|
|2||Emilia-Romagna||3||Bologna, Parma and Piacenza|
|Veneto||3||Chievo, Hellas Verona and Venezia|
|4||Lazio||2||Lazio and Roma|
|Piedmont||2||Juventus and Torino|
The 2001–02 Serie A season was the 68th season of the Serie A, the top level of ice hockey in Italy. Eight teams participated in the league, and the HC Milano Vipers won the championship by defeating HC Alleghe in the final.2002 Supercoppa Italiana
The 2002 Supercoppa Italiana was a match contested by Juventus, the 2001–02 Serie A winner, and Parma, the 2001–02 Coppa Italia winner.
It was the fifth appearance for Juventus (2 victories in 1995 and 1997) and the fourth for Parma (victory in 1999). The teams had already faced each other in the 1995 Supercoppa.
The match was played in Tripoli, Libya and was only the second Supercoppa Italiana to be played outside of Italy, after the 1993 edition in the United States.2002–03 A.C. ChievoVerona season
A.C. ChievoVerona played its second consecutive season in Serie A, and nearly equaled 5th place from the 2001-02 Serie A season. The club's second season in the premier division was played without Christian Manfredini and Bernardo Corradi, both ending up with Lazio. Due to passport troubles, it also lost key winger Eriberto, who turned out to be four years older and called Luciano, but had faked his identity since he was 21, in order to participate in a Brazilian youth team.
Despite the squad being thinned out, several key players, including Nicola Legrottaglie, Eugenio Corini and Simone Perrotta remained at the club, and those three proved to be the most important players for Chievo, since the absence of the previous starts hardly mattered in terms of results. In the end, only negative results against Udinese hindered Chievo from a second consecutive UEFA Cup qualification. Its European debut ended in a flop, though, as it lost to unfancied Serbian side Crvena Zvedza in the primary round.2002–03 Udinese Calcio season
Udinese Calcio bounced back from the hugely disappointing 2001–02 Serie A season, in which it only just managed to avoid relegation. Under new coach Luciano Spalletti, Udinese gathered strength, and was a constant feature on the top half of the league table. Even though the squad lacked the goalscoring punch, the defence led by Néstor Sensini and surprising goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis held it together to such a degree it finished sixth in the league. Also Czech signing Marek Jankulovski impressed, the Napoli signing switching form left-wing to left back, causing interest from several bigger clubs. In the offence, Udinese's most influential player was David Pizarro, who scored seven times from the midfield and grabbed the attention from Lazio, who tried to sign him and teammate Martin Jørgensen immediately after the season had finished. Undisclosed Lazio players refused moving to Udine as compensation for the transfers, and both stayed on, much to the relief of Spalletti.Brescia Calcio
Brescia Calcio, commonly referred to as Brescia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbreʃʃa ˈkaltʃo]), is an Italian football club based in Brescia, Lombardy, that currently plays in Serie B.
The club holds the record for total number of seasons (61) and consecutive seasons (18, from 1947–48 to 1964–65) in Serie B, which they have won three times. Their best finish in Serie A came in the 2000–01 season when they placed seventh. At the beginning of the new millennium, led by the 1993 Ballon d'Or winner Roberto Baggio, the club also qualified for the Intertoto Cup twice, reaching the final in 2001 but being defeated on the away goals rule by Paris Saint-Germain.
The team's colours are blue and white. Its stadium is the 16,743 seater Stadio Mario Rigamonti.Dario Dainelli
Dario Dainelli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdaːrjo daiˈnɛlli]; born 9 June 1979) is an Italian footballer who plays for Livorno as a defender.Dario Hübner
Dario Hübner (born 28 April 1967), nicknamed Bisonte (Bison), is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a striker. An opportunistic forward, with an eye for goal, and an accurate finisher (with both his head and feet) and penalty taker, he was, however, questioned for his work-rate and behaviour at times. A prolific centre-forward, he scored over 300 goals throughout his career, only playing in the higher divisions towards the end of his career, becoming the oldest player to win the Serie A Top-scorer award, which he managed during the 2001–02 Serie A season, at the age of 35; this record was later broken by Luca Toni in 2015, who won the award at the age of 38. 38 of Hübner's career goals came from penalties, whilst he was sent off 10 times throughout his career, also receiving 36 yellow cards.David Trezeguet
David Sergio Trezeguet (French pronunciation: [david sɛʁʒjo tʁezəɡɛ]; born 15 October 1977) is a French former footballer who played as a striker.
Trezeguet began his career in Argentina with Club Atlético Platense at the age of eight, progressing through their youth system to their first team, where he made his debut in the Primera División in 1994. After one season, he transferred to Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, where he would form a striking partnership with international teammate Thierry Henry, winning the league in the 1996–97 season. He left the club in 2000, having scored 52 goals in 93 Ligue 1 appearances and having claimed two Ligue 1 championships and the 1997 Trophée des champions. In 2000, Trezeguet signed for Serie A club Juventus for a transfer fee of £20 million. With 24 goals, he was the joint recipient of the Capocannoniere award for top scorer as his team won the 2001–02 Serie A title; Trezeguet also scored eight goals in 10 Champions League appearances as Juventus reached the second round of the tournament. Despite struggling with injuries the following season, he won another league title with the club, and also scored four goals in 10 Champions League appearances as Juventus reached the final of the tournament, eventually losing 2–3 on penalties to Milan, as Trezeguet missed his spot kick in the resulting shoot-out. Overall, Trezeguet scored 138 goals in 245 league appearances for Juventus, making him the fourth-highest goalscorer in the club's history. Later in his career he had brief spells in Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina and India.
At international level, Trezeguet scored 34 goals in 71 appearances for the France national team between 1998 and 2008. He also played for France at under-18, under-20, and under-21 levels. Trezeguet represented France at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 (scoring the golden goal in the final against Italy, which gave France a 2–1 win in extra time), the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup (where he missed his penalty in the shoot-out against Italy in the final). Trezeguet is part of the FIFA 100 list of 125 Greatest living players. In 2015, he was named one of the Golden Foot Award Legends.Emanuele Calaiò
Emanuele Calaiò (born 8 January 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Salernitana.Francesco Toldo
Francesco Toldo (born 2 December 1971) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is regarded by pundits as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation.In a professional career which spanned two full decades, he mainly represented Fiorentina and Internazionale (eight and nine seasons respectively), winning a total of 15 trophies combined; in his last five years, however, he was solely a backup for the Nerazzurri.
For the Italy national team, Toldo appeared in five international competitions, being a starter in UEFA Euro 2000, where he helped Italy reach the final.Jorge Francisco Vargas
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Marco Simone (born 7 January 1969) is an Italian former professional footballer, who played as a striker or winger. He most prominently played for A.C. Milan, with whom he won four Serie A championships and two UEFA Champions League titles, as well as French club Paris Saint-Germain, and Monégasque outfit AS Monaco. Simone played four games for the Italian national team.
As a manager, Simone, has also served as the head coach of Monaco in Ligue 2, and Lausanne-Sport.Nicola Amoruso
Nicola Amoruso (born 29 August 1974) is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker. An elegant, technically gifted, and agile forward, known for his delicate touch on the ball and use of feints, he usually played in a central role; his nicknames were piede caldo (Hot Foot) and Dinamite (Dynamite), due to his eye for goal. He is currently the sporting director of Palermo.Orlando Fanasca
Orlando Fanasca (born 21 February 1983) is an Italian former footballer who played, as a midfielder, for Polisportiva Monti Cimini.
He played one game in the Serie A in his debut 2001–02 Serie A season for AC Fiorentina.
After released by his last fully professional club Barletta in 2010 Fanasca joined hometown club Marino of Eccellenza Lazio (6th highest level of Italy) in December 2010. He finished as the runner-up of Coppa Italia Dilettanti, and promoted to 2011–12 Serie D due to winner U.S. Ancona 1905 also won its league title. Fanasca renewed his contract at the start of season.Riccardo Maspero
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Born in England, at international level, he represented the Italian national football team on 48 occasions between 2002 and 2009, scoring 2 goals. He was a member of the team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and also represented Italy in two UEFA European Championships.Venezia F.C.
Venezia Football Club, commonly referred to as Venezia, is an Italian football club based in Venice, Veneto, that currently plays in Serie B.
Founded by a merger in 1907, Venezia have spent a large part of their history in Serie A and Serie B, the top two divisions in Italy.
Venezia won the Coppa Italia in 1941.Čestmír Vycpálek
Čestmír Vycpálek (Prague, 15 May 1921 – Palermo, 5 May 2002) was a Czech football player and manager who played as a midfielder. He was an uncle of noted football manager Zdeněk Zeman.
Serie A seasons
†Other championships recognized as official by the Italian Football Federation
2001-02 in Italian football