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.
|Goals scored||969 (2.55 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Francesco Totti |
|Highest scoring||Roma 7–0 Catania|
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|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|
|Team||Head Coach||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Atalanta||Stefano Colantuono||Asics||Sit in Sports|
|Cagliari|| Franco Colomba
|Catania||Pasquale Marino||Legea||Sp Energia Siciliana|
|Chievo||Giuseppe Pillon||Lotto||Banca Popolare di Verona |
|Empoli||Luigi Cagni||Asics||Frutta |
|Lazio||Delio Rossi||Puma||INA Assitalia|
|Livorno|| Daniele Arrigoni
|AC Milan||Carlo Ancelotti||Adidas||bwin|
|Messina||Alberto Cavasin||Legea||Caffe Miscela D'Oro|
|Parma|| Claudio Ranieri
|Siena||Mario Beretta||Legea||Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena|
|Torino|| Alberto Zaccheroni
Gianni De Biasi
|Asics||Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, Beretta|
|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]|
|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|
|9||Sampdoria||38||13||10||15||44||48||−4||49||2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round|
|18||Chievo (R)||38||9||12||17||38||48||−10||39||Relegation to 2007–08 Serie B|
|Home \ Away||ASC||ATA||CAG||CTN||CHV||EMP||FIO||INT||LAZ||LIV||MES||MIL||PAL||PAR||REG||ROM||SAM||SIE||TOR||UDI|
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:
|Ascoli||7,209||15,000||vs AC Milan|
|Atalanta||12,246||24,000||vs AC Milan|
|Cagliari||No official attendance|
|Fiorentina||30,000||41,000||vs. AC Milan|
|Messina||11,500||17,500||vs. AC Milan|
|AC Milan||47,000||79,000||vs Internazionale|
|Reggina||12,500||21,000||vs AC Milan|
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.
|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|
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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Both the team name and jersey reflect this, the first being a combination of the former names, the second incorporating the former teams' colours (blue-white and red-black) in a single design. The team's colours are blue with white, red and black hoops, hence the nickname blucerchiati ("blue-circled"). Sampdoria play at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, capacity 36,536, which it shares with Genoa's other club, Genoa Cricket and Football Club. The derby between the two teams is commonly known as the Derby della Lanterna.
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|Statistics and awards|
Serie A seasons
†Other championships recognized as official by the Italian Football Federation