2010–11 in Italian football

The 2010–11 season was the 109th season of competitive football in Italy.

Promotions and relegations (pre-season)

Teams promoted to Serie A

Teams relegated from Serie A

Teams promoted to Serie B

Teams relegated from Serie B


Competition Winner Details At
Serie A Milan (18th title) 2010–11 Serie A
Coppa Italia Inter (7th title) 2010–11 Coppa Italia
Beat Palermo 3–1
Stadio Olimpico
Serie B Atalanta 2010–11 Serie B
Supercoppa Italiana Inter (5th title) 2010 Supercoppa Italiana
Beat Roma 3–1
San Siro

Italian national football team


Italian club's performance in Europe

These are the results of the Italian teams in European competitions during the 2010-11 season. (Italian team score displayed first)

Team Contest and round Opponent 1st leg score* 2nd leg score** Aggregate score
Internazionale Champions League Group Stage Netherlands Twente 1–0 2–2 None
Germany Werder Bremen 4–0 0–3
England Tottenham 4–3 1–3
Champions League Round of 16 Germany Bayern Munich 0–1 (H) 3–2 (A) W 3–3 (Away goals rule)
Champions League Quarterfinals Germany Schalke 04 2–5 (H) 1–2 (A) L 3–7
Roma Champions League Group Stage Germany Bayern Munich 3–2 0–2 None
Romania CFR Cluj 2–1 1–1
Switzerland Basel 1–3 3–2
Champions League Round of 16 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2–3 (H) 0–3 (A) L 2–6
Milan Champions League Group Stage France Auxerre 2–0 2–0 None
Netherlands Ajax 0–2 1–1
Spain Real Madrid 2–2 0–2
Champions League Round of 16 England Tottenham 0–1 (H) 0–0 (A) L 0–1
Sampdoria Champions League Play-off Round Germany Werder Bremen 1–3 (A) 3–2 (H) L 4–5
Europa League Group Stage Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–2 1–1 None
Hungary Debrecen 1–0 0–2
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–0 1–2
Palermo Europa League Play-off Round Slovenia Maribor 3–0 (H) 2–3 (A) W 5–3
Europa League Group Stage Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–2 2–3 None
Switzerland Lausanne-Sport 1–0 1–0
Russia CSKA Moscow 0–3 1–3
Napoli Europa League Play-off Round Sweden Elfsborg 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A) W 3–0
Europa League Group Stage Netherlands Utrecht 0–0 3–3 None
Romania Steaua Bucureşti 1–0 3–3
England Liverpool 0–0 1–3
Europa League Round of 32 Spain Villarreal 0–0 (H) 1–2 (A) L 1–2
Juventus Europa League Third Qual. Round Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2–0 (A) 1–0 (H) W 3–0
Europa League Play-off Round Austria Sturm Graz 2–1 (A) 1–0 (H) W 3–1
Europa League Group Stage Poland Lech Poznań 3–3 1–1 None
England Manchester City 1–1 1–1
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 1–1

* For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in home game is displayed
** For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in away game is displayed


  1. ^ Ancona was excluded by Federal Council's decision. They applied to join Eccellenza. As a consequence, Triestina as losing sides of the relegation play-off were spared from relegation.
  2. ^ Mantova declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D.
  3. ^ Gallipoli declared bankrupt and relegated to Promozione.
  4. ^ The Italy v Serbia match was abandoned after six minutes due to rioting by Serbian fans. The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body awarded the match as a 3-0 forfeit win to Italy.
2010 Emirates Cup

The 2010 Emirates Cup was a pre-season football friendly tournament hosted by Arsenal at its home ground, the Emirates Stadium in London. It was the fourth Emirates Cup, an invitational competition inaugurated in 2007. Held on the weekend of 31 July and 1 August 2010, the participants were Arsenal, Lyon, Milan, and Celtic.

The Emirates Cup follows a point scoring system similar to the Amsterdam Tournament, whereby each team plays two matches, with three points awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss. Like previous editions, in 2010 an additional point was awarded for every goal scored. Arsenal did not face Lyon, and Celtic did not play against Milan. The first day saw Celtic come from two goals down to draw against Lyon. Marouane Chamakh scored on his home Arsenal debut, but it was not enough to secure a win as Alexandre Pato equalised for Milan in the second half. Arsenal retained the Emirates Cup on the final day as they beat Celtic. Lyon finished second after a 1–1 draw with fourth-place Milan, leaving Celtic in the third spot.

2010 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2010 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2010. It was the 7th FIFA Club World Cup and was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Other countries that placed bids were Australia and Japan. Portugal had initially placed a bid, but later withdrew from the process.The tournament marked the first time in its history that a team from outside Europe or South America reached the final, after Africa's TP Mazembe of DR Congo defeated South America's Internacional of Brazil in the semi-finals. However, Mazembe were unable to pass the final hurdle, as they lost 3–0 to Italy's Internazionale (representing Europe) in the final. It was Inter's third world title, having won the Club World Cup's predecessor – the Intercontinental Cup – in 1964 and 1965.

2010 FIFA Club World Cup Final

The 2010 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The match took place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 18 December 2010, and pitted TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the CAF club champions, against Internazionale of Italy, the UEFA club champions. It was the first time that a club from outside Europe or South America was involved in contesting the final.

Inter won the final 3–0 over TP Mazembe. Goran Pandev and Samuel Eto'o scored two goals in the first half before Jonathan Biabiany scored the third goal in the 85th minute to secure the first title for Internazionale.

2010 Supercoppa Italiana

The 2010 Supercoppa Italiana was the 23rd Supercoppa Italiana, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Serie A and Coppa Italia competitions. The match was played at the San Siro on 21 August 2010, and contested by league and cup double winners Internazionale and cup runners-up Roma. The Supercoppa Italiana is usually contested by the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia, but since Internazionale won both the competitions, Roma were their opponents. Internazionale won the title 3–1.

2010 UEFA Super Cup

The 2010 UEFA Super Cup was the 35th UEFA Super Cup, between the reigning champions of the two club competitions organised by the European football governing body UEFA: the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It took place at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on 27 August 2010. It was contested by Internazionale, who won the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, and Atlético Madrid, who won the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. Neither side had previously competed in the UEFA Super Cup. As part of a trial that started in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, two extra officials – one on each goal line – were used in this match.

2010–11 Coppa Italia

The 2010–11 Coppa Italia, also known as TIM Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 64th season of the competition. As in the previous year, 78 clubs took part in the tournament. Internazionale were the cup holders.

2010–11 Lega Pro Prima Divisione

The 2010–11 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season was the thirty-third football league season of Italian Lega Pro Prima Divisione since its establishment in 1978, and the third since the renaming from Serie C to Lega Pro.

It will be divided into two phases: the regular season, and the playoff phase.

The league will also be composed of 36 teams divided into two divisions of 18 teams each, whose teams will be divided geographically. Teams will play only other teams in their own division, once at home and once away for a total of 34 matches each.

Teams finishing first in the regular season, plus one team winning the playoff round from each division will be promoted to Serie B; teams finishing last in the regular season, plus two relegation playoff losers from each division will be relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In all, four teams will be promoted to Serie B, and six teams will be relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

2010–11 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

The 2010–11 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season was the thirty-third football league season of Italian Lega Pro Seconda Divisione since its establishment in 1978, and the third since the renaming from Serie C to Lega Pro.

It was divided into two phases: the regular season, and the playoff phase.

The league is usually composed of 54 teams divided into three divisions of 18 teams each. This year, only 49 teams met the financial criteria of the league. They will be divided geographically into three divisions of 17, 16 and 16 teams. Teams will play only other teams in their own division, once at home and once away. The 17-team division teams will play 32 matches each, while the 16-team division teams will play 30 matches each.

Teams finishing first in the regular season, plus one team winning the playoff round from each division will be promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Usually, three teams from each division are relegated to Serie D; the team finishing last and two relegation playoff losers. In order for the league's team total to rise to the normal 54 teams for the 2011-12 season, fewer teams will be relegated this year.

In the group A of 17 teams will be relegated the 17th and the 16th, if the 15th place is more of 5 points ahead of this; otherwise the relegation playout loser between 15th and 16th place.

In the group B and C of 16 teams, will be relegated the 16th, if the 15th place is more of 5 points ahead of this; otherwise the relegation playout loser between 15th and 16th place, with only one team being relegated from each of those divisions.In all, six teams will be promoted to Prima Divisione, and four teams will be relegated to Serie D.

2010–11 Serie A

The 2010–11 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 79th season since its establishment, the first under a league committee separate from Serie B. It began on 28 August 2010 and ended on 22 May 2011. Internazionale were the defending champions.

Milan won the 2010–11 Serie A and their 18th league title overall with a scoreless draw away to Roma on 7 May 2011. This result ensured that with two rounds remaining Milan's nearest rival Internazionale could only draw level on points, and Milan holds the tiebreaker based on their better head-to-head record. The result prompted celebrations at Milan's Piazza del Duomo. The trophy was presented at Milan's next home game on 14 May.It was Milan's first Scudetto since 2004 and it ended a run of five successive Serie A titles by their rival Internazionale. It was the first league title for manager Massimiliano Allegri, winning in his first year with Milan and who was for many a surprise choice as manager. Milan led the table for most of the season and secured the title with two games remaining. Notably, they defeated defending champions Internazionale twice during the season and also did the same to third place challenger Napoli. Milan were credited for strengthening their squad with Zlatan Ibrahimović and Robinho in the summer as well as picking up Antonio Cassano and Mark van Bommel in January.

2010–11 Serie A (women)

The 2010-11 Serie A was the 44th edition of the premier category of the Italian women's football championship. It was won by defending champion Torres, which won all matches except for a tie against Brescia. With this trophy Torres reached Lazio, which narrowly avoided relegation, as the most successful team in the Serie A with five titles. UPC Tavagnacco was the championship's runner-up for the first time, also qualifying for the 2011-12 Champions League.

The competition was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams for this season, with Firenze, Mozzanica, Orlandia 97 and Südtirol Vintl replacing Atalanta and ASD Fiammamonza 1970 and joining Bardolino, Brescia, Chiasiellis, Lazio, Reggiana, Roma, Tavagnacco, Torino, Torres and Venezia 1984. Südtirol and Orlandia were relegated.

2010–11 Serie B

The 2010–11 Serie B (known as the Serie bwin for sponsorship reasons) is the seventy-ninth season since its establishment in 1929. A total of 22 teams contest the league, 15 of which returned from the 2009–10 season, 4 of which have been promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and three relegated from Serie A.

2010–11 Serie D

The 2010–11 Serie D was the sixty-third edition of the top level Italian non-professional football championship. It represented the fourth tier in the Italian football league system. It originally consisted of 166 teams, with two divisions allocated 20 teams each while the other seven allocated 18 teams. After the first matchday, another team was added, increasing the number of teams to 167 and Girone I to 19 teams.Each team played two matches against every other team in its own division; a total of 34 matches for the six divisions of 18 teams, 36 matches for the 19-team Girone I, and 38 matches for the 20-team Girone A & F.

2011 Coppa Italia Final

The 2011 Coppa Italia Final was the final match of the 2010–11 Coppa Italia, the 64th season of the top cup competition in Italian football. The match was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 29 May 2011 between Internazionale and Palermo. Internazionale won by 3–1 to retain the trophy.

2011 Torneo di Viareggio

The 2011 winners of the Torneo di Viareggio (in English, the Viareggio Tournament, officially the Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament Coppa Carnevale), the annual youth football tournament held in Viareggio, Tuscany, are listed below.

2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 3

The teams competing in Group 3 of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championships qualifying competition were Italy, Wales, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Luxembourg.

2011–12 Italian football scandal

The 2011 Italian football scandal emerged on 1 June 2011 after a number of football-related figures were arrested, or made under official scrutiny, by Italian police for alleged match fixing. The list included also well-known figures as former Italian international footballer Giuseppe Signori, as well as former Serie A players Mauro Bressan, Stefano Bettarini and Atalanta veteran striker Cristiano Doni. The group was accused of having fixed a wide range of Serie B, Lega Pro Prima Divisione and Lega Pro Seconda Divisione games.

The inquiry started following a denunciation from Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Cremonese, instigated by internal suspicions involving first team goalkeeper Marco Paoloni, who was successively sold to Benevento in January 2011.

List of Italian football transfers summer 2010

For Italian football transfers summer 2010 see the following articles:

List of Italian football transfers summer 2010 (July)

List of Italian football transfers summer 2010 (August)

List of Italian football transfers summer 2010 (co-ownership)

List of Italian football transfers summer 2010 (co-ownership)

This is a list of Italian football transfers for co-ownership resolutions, for the 2010-11 season, from and to Serie A and Serie B.

According to Article 102 bis of NOIF (Norme Organizzative Interne della F.I.G.C). The co-ownership deal must be confirmed each year. The deal may expired, renewed, bought back or sold outright. Deals that failed to form an agreement after the deadline, will be defined by auction between the 2 clubs. Which the club will submit their bid in a sealed envelope. Non-submission may lead to the rights is free to give to the opposite side. The mother club could sell their rights to third parties, likes Emiliano Viviano in the last year.

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group C

This page shows the standings and results for Group C of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying tournament.

3 September 2010 Estonia 1 – 2 ItalyA. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
20:30 CEST Zenjov Goal 31'
Vunk Yellow card 56'
Klavan Yellow card 85'
Piiroja Yellow card 90+7'
Report Goal 60' Cassano
Goal 63' Bonucci
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Spain Carlos Velasco Carballo
7 September 2010 Italy 5 – 0 Faroe IslandsStadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
20:50 CEST Gilardino Goal 11'
De Rossi Goal 22'
Cassano Goal 27'
Quagliarella Goal 81'
Pirlo Goal 90'
Report Yellow card 7' Davidsen Attendance: 19,266
Referee: Belarus Aleksei Kulbaov
8 October 2010 Northern Ireland 0 – 0 ItalyWindsor Park, Belfast
20:45 CEST Report Attendance: 15,150
Referee: France Tony Chapron
12 October 2010 Italy 3 – 0
 SerbiaStadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
20:50 CEST Report Yellow card 3' Rajković Referee: Scotland Craig Thomson
25 March 2011 Slovenia 0 – 1 ItalyStožice Stadium, Ljubljana
20:45 CET Cesar Yellow card 80' Report Yellow card 55' Montolivo
Goal 73' Yellow card 90+1' Thiago Motta
Referee: Germany Felix Brych
3 June 2011 Italy 3 – 0 EstoniaStadio Alberto Braglia, Modena
20:45 CEST Aquilani Yellow card 8'
Rossi Goal 21'
Cassano Goal 39'
Pazzini Goal 68'
Report Yellow card 42' Klavan
Yellow card 54' Vunk
Referee: Romania Alexandru Tudor
10 August 2010 Italy 0 – 1 Ivory CoastBoleyn Ground, London, England
20:45 CEST Bonucci Yellow card 83' Report Yellow card 35' Eboué
Goal 55' K. Touré
Attendance: 11,177
Referee: England Martin Atkinson
17 November 2010 Romania 1 – 1 ItalyHypo-Arena, Klagenfurt, Austria
20:45 CET Torje Yellow card 32'
Marica Goal 34'
Report Yellow card 38' Balzaretti
Yellow card 56' Santon
Goal 82' (o.g.) Marica
Yellow card 86' Aquilani
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Austria Thomas Einwaller
9 February 2011 Germany 1 – 1 ItalyWestfalenstadion, Dortmund
20:50 CET Klose Goal 16' Report Yellow card 35' Thiago Motta
Goal 80' G. Rossi
Attendance: 60,196
Referee: Netherlands Eric Braamhaar
29 March 2011 Ukraine 0 – 2 ItalyLobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kiev
20:45 CEST Oshchypko Yellow card 11' Report Goal 27' Rossi
Yellow card 64' Gastaldello
Yellow card 19' Yellow-red card 73' Astori
   Goal 81' Matri
Referee: Russia Alexei Nikolaev
7 June 2011 Italy 0 – 2 Republic of IrelandStade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège, Belgium
20:45 CEST Report Yellow card 22' Hunt
Yellow card 31' Goal 36' Andrews
Goal 89' Cox
Referee: Belgium Serge Gumienny
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