In the 2005–06 season, Serie A, the major professional football league in Italy, was contested for the second year in a row by 20 teams. 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.
|Goals scored||991 (2.61 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Luca Toni |
|Highest scoring||Roma 4–4 Chievo|
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.
|Team||Head Coach||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Ascoli||Marco Giampaolo||Lotto||Gaudi |
|Cagliari|| Davide Ballardini
|Chievo||Giuseppe Pillon||Joma||Cattolica Assicurazioni|
Banca Popolare di Verona
|Empoli||Luigi Cagni||Errea||Frutta |
|Lazio||Delio Rossi||Puma||INA Assitalia|
|Lecce||Silvio Baldini||Asics||Salento (Province of Lecce)|
|Livorno|| Roberto Donadoni
|AC Milan||Carlo Ancelotti||Adidas||Opel|
|Messina|| Bortolo Mutti
|Legea||Caffe Miscela D'Oro|
|Parma||Mario Beretta||Champion||Tecnocasa |
|Palermo|| Luigi Delneri
|Lotto||Provincia di Palermo|
|Roma||Luciano Spalletti||Diadora||Banca Italease |
|Siena||Luigi De Canio||Lotto||Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena|
|Treviso||Alberto Cavasin||Lotto||Segafredo Zanetti|
|Udinese||Serse Cosmi||Lotto||Kia Motors|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Internazionale (C)||38||23||7||8||68||30||+38||76||2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|3||AC Milan||38||28||4||6||85||31||+54||58[a]||2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|5||Palermo||38||13||13||12||50||52||−2||52||2006–07 UEFA Cup First round|
|18||Lecce (R)||38||7||8||23||30||57||−27||29||Relegation to Serie B|
|Home \ Away||ASC||CAG||CHV||EMP||FIO||INT||JUV||LAZ||LCE||LIV||MES||MIL||PAL||PAR||REG||ROM||SAM||SIE||TRV||UDI|
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
|Andriy Shevchenko||AC Milan|
|7||Alberto Gilardino||AC Milan|
|Arturo Di Napoli||Messina|
|Region||Number of teams||Teams|
|1||Tuscany||4||Empoli, Fiorentina, Livorno and Siena|
|2||Lazio||2||Lazio and Roma|
|Lombardy||2||Internazionale and AC Milan|
|Sicily||2||Messina and Palermo|
|Veneto||2||Chievo and Treviso|
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|Statistics and awards|
Serie A seasons
†Other championships recognized as official by the Italian Football Federation
|Related to national team|