2006–07 Serie A

The 2006–07 Serie A season (officially known as the Serie A TIM 2006–2007) began 2 September 2006. It was scheduled to begin on 26 and 27 August, but was then postponed due to the 2006 Italian football scandal. It was the 104th Italian championship held, the first without the presence of Juventus, and the 75th Serie A league, the first being held in 1929. On 22 April 2007, Internazionale became Serie A champions after defeating Siena, as Roma's loss to Atalanta left Inter with a 16-point advantage with five matches to play.

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2006–07 Serie A teams distribution
Serie A
Season2006–07
ChampionsInternazionale
15th title
RelegatedChievo
Ascoli
Messina
Champions LeagueInternazionale
Roma
Lazio
AC Milan
UEFA CupPalermo
Fiorentina
Empoli
Matches played380
Goals scored969 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorerFrancesco Totti
(26 goals)
Highest scoringRoma 7–0 Catania
Average attendance19,720

Events

2006 Italian football scandal

Following the Serie A scandal of 2006, Juventus was relegated to Serie B and deducted 9 points. Fiorentina, AC Milan and Lazio, were deducted 15, 8 and 3 points respectively but were not relegated. Consequently, Lecce, Messina and Treviso, originally slated for relegation to Serie B, were retained in Serie A, but after Fiorentina and Lazio we're not relegated result in relegation of Lecce and Treviso, thereby keeping the top table at 20 teams.

As part of another inquiry, Reggina were handed a 15-point penalty but were allowed to remain in Serie A.[1] This penalty was reduced to 11 points on appeal.

League halting of February 2007

On 2 February 2007, police officer Filippo Raciti was killed outside the Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania, in football-related violence during the Sicilian derby between rivals Catania and Palermo.[2] The match, originally scheduled for 4 February at 3pm, was exceptionally advanced on Friday at 6pm under request of Catania because of the simultaneity with the St. Agatha local celebrations.

The dramatic Sicilian derby events, which followed the murder of Ermanno Licursi, an amateur club manager, beaten to death during a riot in a Terza Categoria league match, led Commissioner Luca Pancalli to call a stop to all football matches in Italy, including Serie A fixtures. Pancalli noted how the league fixtures would not start again until a solution to the violence issue in Italian football is found. The week after, a special law by the government enforced the measures to be taken against violence in football stadia and forbade the presence of supporters inside stadia which didn't agree with mandatory security dispositions, thus enabling Italian football to go on with half of the matches played without audience.

Following the events, Catania was prohibited to play its home matches at Stadio Angelo Massimino for the remaining part of the season, and the club was also forced to play its home matches in neutral grounds without spectators (a porte chiuse, behind closed doors). Several other Italian stadia were closed too because of security reasons, and reopened only once they would have passed several safety requirements. All stadiums were successfully reopened for April, with Stadio Massimino's exception. Catania's home matches were successively allowed to be attended by spectators, yet on neutral ground, as from 13 May.

Dominant Inter

With their victory over Siena on 22 April 2007, Internazionale captured the 2006–07 Serie A title (the 15th Scudetto in their club history) by moving 16 points clear of second-place Roma with five matches to play. Inter's dominant effort marked the defence of the title they were awarded in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal, and their first Scudetto claimed on the field since 28 May 1989.[3] Clinching with five matches remaining, Inter tied the Serie A record for earliest title claim (along with Torino in the 1947–48 Serie A). The team also broke the record for most consecutive wins with a 17 match winning streak.

Relegation battle

With Messina and Ascoli already relegated, there was only one relegation slot left to be decided in the last matchday, with Parma (39 points), Chievo (39), Catania (38), Siena (37) and Reggina (37) involved in the battle. The key match in the relegation battle was widely expected to be Catania–Chievo, to be played in Bologna because of the forced closure of Stadio Angelo Massimino by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) following the February 2007 infamous riots in the Sicilian derby; the loser of this match will be relegated. The match ended in a 2–0 win for Catania; due to the contemporary wins of Parma, Siena and Reggina, Chievo were therefore relegated to Serie B.

Team details

Club City Stadium 2005–06 season Team season
Ascoli Ascoli Piceno Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca 10th in Serie A Season
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia Serie B Champions Season
Cagliari Cagliari Stadio Sant'Elia 14th in Serie A Season
Catania Catania Stadio Angelo Massimino Serie B Runners-up Season
Chievo Verona Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi 4th in Serie A Season
Empoli Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 7th in Serie A Season
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 9th in Serie A Season
Internazionale Milan San Siro Serie A Champions Season
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 16th in Serie A Season
Livorno Livorno Stadio Armando Picchi 6th in Serie A Season
Messina Messina Stadio San Filippo 17th in Serie A Season
AC Milan Milan San Siro 3rd in Serie A Season
Palermo Palermo Stadio Renzo Barbera 5th in Serie A Season
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 8th in Serie A Season
Reggina Reggio Calabria Stadio Oreste Granillo 13th in Serie A Season
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 2nd in Serie A Season
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 12th in Serie A Season
Siena Siena Stadio Artemio Franchi 15th in Serie A Season
Torino Turin Stadio Olimpico di Torino Serie B Playoff Winners Season
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli 11th in Serie A Season

Personnels and sponsoring

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Ascoli Italy Marco Giampaolo Legea Pompea
Atalanta Italy Stefano Colantuono Asics Sit in Sports
Cagliari Italy Franco Colomba
Italy Marco Giampaolo
Asics Tiscali
Catania Italy Pasquale Marino Legea Sp Energia Siciliana
Chievo Italy Giuseppe Pillon Lotto Banca Popolare di Verona
Ferroli
Empoli Italy Luigi Cagni Asics Frutta
Computer Gross
Fiorentina Italy Cesare Prandelli Lotto Toyota
Internazionale Italy Roberto Mancini Nike Pirelli
Lazio Italy Delio Rossi Puma INA Assitalia
Livorno Italy Daniele Arrigoni
Italy Fernando Orsi
Legea Banca Carige
AC Milan Italy Carlo Ancelotti Adidas bwin
Messina Italy Alberto Cavasin Legea Caffe Miscela D'Oro
Parma Italy Claudio Ranieri
Italy Stefano Pioli
Erreà None
Palermo Italy Francesco Guidolin Lotto None
Reggina Italy Walter Mazzarri Onze Gicos
Roma Italy Luciano Spalletti Diadora None
Sampdoria Italy Walter Novellino Kappa ERG
Siena Italy Mario Beretta Legea Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Torino Italy Alberto Zaccheroni
Italy Gianni De Biasi
Asics Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, Beretta
Udinese Italy Alberto Malesani Lotto Gaudi

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 38 30 7 1 80 34 +46 97 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
2 Roma 38 22 9 7 74 34 +40 75
3 Lazio 38 18 11 9 59 33 +26 62[b] 2007–08 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
4 AC Milan 38 19 12 7 57 36 +21 61[b] 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
5 Palermo 38 16 10 12 58 51 +7 58 2007–08 UEFA Cup first round
6 Fiorentina 38 21 10 7 62 31 +31 58[b]
7 Empoli 38 14 12 12 42 43 −1 54
8 Atalanta 38 12 14 12 56 54 +2 50
9 Sampdoria 38 13 10 15 44 48 −4 49 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round
10 Udinese 38 12 10 16 49 55 −6 46
11 Livorno 38 10 13 15 41 54 −13 43
12 Parma 38 10 12 16 41 56 −15 42
13 Catania 38 10 11 17 46 68 −22 41
14 Reggina 38 12 15 11 52 50 +2 40[b]
15 Siena 38 9 14 15 35 45 −10 40[c]
16 Torino 38 10 10 18 27 47 −20 40
17 Cagliari 38 9 13 16 35 46 −11 40
18 Chievo (R) 38 9 12 17 38 48 −10 39 Relegation to 2007–08 Serie B
19 Ascoli (R) 38 5 12 21 36 67 −31 27
20 Messina (R) 38 5 11 22 37 69 −32 26
  1. ^ a b Milan qualified for 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage instead of third qualifying round as the title holders.
  2. ^ a b c d Fiorentina were docked 15 points, Reggina 11 points, AC Milan 8 points and Lazio 3 points, all for involvement in the 2006 Italian football scandal.
  3. ^ Siena were given a one-point deduction for a delay in payment of social security contributions.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Italy Francesco Totti Roma 26
2 Italy Cristiano Lucarelli Livorno 20
3 Italy Christian Riganò Messina 19
4 Italy Rolando Bianchi Reggina 18
5 Italy Nicola Amoruso Reggina 17
Italy Gionatha Spinesi Catania
7 Romania Adrian Mutu Fiorentina 16
Italy Tommaso Rocchi Lazio
Italy Luca Toni Fiorentina
10 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Internazionale 15
11 Italy Vincenzo Iaquinta Udinese 14
Honduras David Suazo Cagliari
Argentina Hernán Crespo Internazionale
Italy Luca Saudati Empoli

Results

Home \ Away[1] ASC ATA CAG CTN CHV EMP FIO INT LAZ LIV MES MIL PAL PAR REG ROM SAM SIE TOR UDI
Ascoli 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–5 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–2
Atalanta 3–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–2
Cagliari 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1
Catania 3–3 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–5 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 0–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Chievo 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–0
Empoli 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Fiorentina 4–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 3–0 0–0 5–1 1–0 5–1 2–0
Internazionale 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–3 3–1 3–1 4–3 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1
Lazio 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 5–0
Livorno 0–0 4–2 2–1 4–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0
Messina 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–0
AC Milan 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–1 0–0 3–4 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–3
Palermo 4–0 2–3 1–3 5–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–4 4–3 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0
Parma 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 4–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 0–4 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–3
Reggina 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Roma 2–2 2–1 2–0 7–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 4–3 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–1
Sampdoria 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–4 0–0 1–0 3–3
Siena 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 3–4 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 2–2
Torino 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–3
Udinese 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–4 4–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0

Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Attendances

Serie A attendances have dropped marginally. Higher attendances in the last couple of weeks increased the final season average for Serie A to 19,720. These are the average Serie A team attendances for the 2006–07 season:[4]

Club Average
Attendance
Highest
Attendance
Game
Ascoli 7,209 15,000 vs AC Milan
Atalanta 12,246 24,000 vs AC Milan
Cagliari No official attendance
Catania 16,185 20,000 vs Palermo
Chievo 6,719 13,000 vs Ascoli
Empoli 5,351 12,000 vs. Fiorentina
Fiorentina 30,000 41,000 vs. AC Milan
Internazionale 48,000 64,000 vs. Torino
Lazio 25,000 61,000 vs. Roma
Livorno 8,500 13,000 vs Sampdoria
Messina 11,500 17,500 vs. AC Milan
AC Milan 47,000 79,000 vs Internazionale
Palermo 24,000 35,000 vs Catania
Parma 15,000 20,000 vs Internazionale
Reggina 12,500 21,000 vs AC Milan
Roma 38,689 61,292 vs Lazio
Sampdoria 19,000 27,000 vs Internazionale
Siena 8,000 14,000 vs Internazionale
Torino 20,500 24,000 vs Internazionale
Udinese 14,500 20,000 vs Internazionale

Catania hosted Ascoli, Fiorentina, Inter, Lazio, Reggina, Roma, Siena and Torino at neutral venues without fans, and AC Milan and Chievo in Bologna, but with fans welcome.

Milan outnumbered every other team for the highest number of season ticket holders with 37,000, with Inter not far behind with 35,000 season ticket holders.

The lowest attendance for the season was recorded in the Ascoli vs Cagliari match, in the final day of the league, that attracted a mere 2,800 people.

Number of teams by region

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Tuscany 4 Empoli, Fiorentina, Livorno and Siena
2  Lombardy 3 Atalanta, Internazionale and AC Milan
 Sicily 3 Catania, Messina and Palermo
4  Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
5  Calabria 1 Reggina
 Emilia-Romagna 1 Parma
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
 Liguria 1 Sampdoria
 Marche 1 Ascoli
 Piedmont 1 Torino
 Sardinia 1 Cagliari
 Veneto 1 Chievo

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Reggina to stay in Serie A" Archived 2006-08-20 at the Wayback Machine, The World Game, 18 August 2006.
  2. ^ "Italian league halted by violence".
  3. ^ "Inter-Roma match recap", Channel 4, 18 April 2007.
  4. ^ Serie A attendances - Season 2006-07

External links

2006 Italian football scandal

The 2006 Italian football scandal, or Calciopoli in the Italian-speaking world, involved Italy's top professional football leagues, Serie A and Serie B. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 by Italian police, implicating league champions Juventus and other major teams including Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina when a number of illegal telephone interceptions showed a thick network of relations between team managers and referee organizations, being accused of selecting favourable referees.

2006–07 Lega Basket Serie A

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Montepaschi Siena won their second title by winning the playoff finals series against VidiVici Bologna.

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2007 Supercoppa Italiana

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