1912–13 Prima Categoria

The 1912–13 Prima Categoria season was won by Pro Vercelli.

Prima Categoria
Season1912–13
ChampionsPro Vercelli
5th title

For the first time, sides from southern Italy were admitted.

RegulationEdit

Football in Italy expanded its popularity during the 10’s, but the expedition of the Italian football team to the Stockholm Olympics had a disappointing very poor result. In summer 1912, minor clubs took control over the Italian Football Federation, and imposed a championship reform. New vicepresidents Mr.Valvassori and Mr.Faroppa created a new format with more clubs but more groups, regionalising the tournament.

The round robin was abolished. The old main tournament was split in two groups of six clubs, with solely ten matchdays, while the Oriental group became a full member of the championship.

Best two clubs of each group went to the final group. Last clubs should be relegated.

An experimental Southern section was introduced.

Pre-league qualificationsEdit

For Piedmont groupEdit

Played on October 20, 1912, in Turin.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Vigor Torino   0–4   Novara

Novara was promoted.

For Lombardy-Liguria groupEdit

Round 1Edit

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Savona   3–1   Como
Lambro Milano   2–1   Racing Libertas Milano

The match between Lambro Milano and Racing Libertas Milano was later canceled and repeated:

Repetition
Played on October 27, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Racing Libertas Milano   1–0 [1]   Lambro Milano

Round 2Edit

Played on November 1, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Racing Libertas Milano   1–0   Savona

Racing Libertas was promoted.

For Latium groupEdit

Round 1Edit

Played on October 20, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma   1–2   Juventus Audax Roma
Pro Roma   2–1   Tebro Roma

Round 2Edit

Played on October 27, 1912.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Roma   2–0   Tebro Roma

VerdictsEdit

Novara, Racing Libertas Milan, Alba Roma, Juventus Audax Roma and Pro Roma were admitted to the 1a Categoria. The losers went to regional 2nd Category Promotion.

Main tournamentEdit

PiedmontEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pro Vercelli 10 9 1 0 38 2 +36 19 Qualified for Final Round
2 Casale 10 5 3 2 15 8 +7 13
3 Torino 10 5 1 4 35 21 +14 11
4 Piemonte 10 5 0 5 16 37 −21 10
5 Novara 10 1 2 7 13 28 −15 4
6 Juventus (T) 10 1 1 8 14 35 −21 3 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away CSL JUV NOV PIE PVE TOR
Casale 3–0 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–1
Juventus 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–4 6–8
Novara 0–0 3–3 7–1 0–6 1–2
Piemonte 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–7 2–1
Pro Vercelli 1–0 3–0 7–0 3–0 6–1
Torino 0–2 8–0 3–1 11–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Liguria-LombardyEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Milan 10 9 0 1 30 8 +22 18 Qualified for Final Group
2 Genoa 10 8 0 2 33 12 +21 16
3 Internazionale 10 6 0 4 24 14 +10 12
4 Andrea Doria 10 4 1 5 20 30 −10 9
5 US Milanese 10 1 2 7 8 25 −17 4
6 Racing Libertas Milan (T) 10 0 1 9 8 34 −26 1 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ADO GEN INT MIL RAC USM
Andrea Doria 1–5 6–0 2–3 3–2 1–1
Genoa 6–0 0–1 4–1 5–1 4–0
Internazionale 5–1 2–3 1–2 5–0 2–0
Milan 7–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 6–0
Racing Libertas Milano 1–5 0–1 1–6 1–2 2–2
US Milanese 0–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Veneto-EmiliaEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vicenza 10 7 2 1 32 10 +22 16 Qualified for Final Group
1 Hellas Verona 10 8 0 2 28 10 +18 16
3 Venezia 10 6 2 2 28 6 +22 14
4 Volontari Venezia 10 3 2 5 19 29 −10 8
5 Bologna 10 2 0 8 14 30 −16 4
6 Modena (T) 10 1 0 9 6 42 −36 2 Re-elected
Source: Panini
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away BOL HEL MOD VEN VIC VOL
Bologna 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–4 9–0
Hellas Verona 3–0 8–0 2–0 4–1 3–2
Modena 1–0 1–4 0–2 0–4 0–5
Venezia 8–0 3–0 8–2 0–1 5–0
Vicenza 7–0 1–0 7–1 0–0 6–2
Volontari Venezia 4–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final roundEdit

The results of the matches between sides that were in the same qualification rounds were valid also for the final round (but not the goals scored in those matches). Due to this, the sides began the final round with a point bonus:

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pro Vercelli (C) 10 8 2 0 22 1 +21 18 Champions and qualified
2 Genoa 10 6 1 3 21 13 +8 13
3 Milan 10 5 2 3 21 10 +11 12
4 Casale 10 4 3 3 22 13 +9 11
5 Vicenza 10 1 2 7 8 25 −17 4
6 Hellas Verona 10 1 0 9 7 39 −32 2
Source: Panini
(C) Champion

Note:solely 8 matches really played instead of 10.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away CSL GEN HEL MIL PVE VIC
Casale 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 5–1
Genoa 1–0 5–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Hellas Verona 2–5 0–4 0–3 0–5 4–1
Milan 4–0 4–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
Pro Vercelli 1–0 5–1 4–0 2–0 3–0
Vicenza 3–3 1–4 1–0 0–3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Southern Italy tournamentEdit

An experimental amatorial was also activated in Southern Italy.

Lazio advanced to the National Final.

National finalEdit

Played on 1 June 1913, in Genoa.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pro Vercelli   6–0   Lazio

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ After extra time

References and sourcesEdit

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005