1925–26 Lega Sud

The Southern League was the amatorial football championship in Southern Italy during the 20's of the 20th century.

Lega Sud
Season1925–26
ChampionsAlba Rome
DDS

The 1925–26 season was organized within the Italian Football Federation. The winner had the honor to play against the Northern Champions.

The League maintained the goal to improve the quality of the game in the area. However, the League’s plan to abolish the regional tournaments was boycotted by the Roman and Apulia teams. After a year of different protests, the League collapsed under its internal tensions, and it was disbanded by the fascists which promoted three clubs to the new Divisione Nazionale white the other teams were forced into a new inter-regional championship.

QualificationsEdit

MarcheEdit

Championship playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Anconitana ● 4 points against 0 ● Maceratese 2-1 7-2

Anconitana was declared Marche's champion. Both teams were admitted to the Southern League semifinals.

LazioEdit

Pre-League qualificationsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Audace Roma ● 2 points each ● Roman 4-1 1-2

Because of the sole points were considered by the championship regulations, with no relevance to the aggregation of goals, a tie-break was needed.

Tie-break
Played on July 5, 1925, in Rome, Stadio Flaminio.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Audace Roma 3-1 Roman

Audace Roma maintained his place in the First Division, but Roman was later admitted too.

ClassificationEdit

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Alba Roma[1] 10 8 1 1 41 13 +28 17 Qualified
2. Fortitudo Roma[2] 10 8 0 2 35 13 +22 16
3. Lazio 10 6 2 2 45 27 +18 14 1926–27 Prima Divisione
4. Audace Roma[1] 10 3 1 6 27 42 -15 7 Merged with Alba
5. Roman 10 2 2 6 14 28 -14 6 1926–27 Prima Divisione
6. Pro Roma[2] 10 0 0 10 5 44 -39 0 Merged with Fortitudo

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ALB AUD FOR LAZ PRO ROM
Alba Roma 11–2 0–3 5–3 6–0 1–0
Audace Roma 0–7 2–3 2–4 4–0 2–2
Fortitudo Roma 1–3 3–2 6–2 7–0 4–1
Lazio 2–2 9–5 3–2 10–1 5–3
Pro Roma 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–6 0–2[3]
Roman 1–4 1–5 0–5 1–1 3–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

CampaniaEdit

Pre-League QualificationsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stabia ● 1 point against 3 ● Salernitanaudax 1-3 1-1

Salernitanaudax maintained his place in the First Division, but later retired. Stabia was admitted in his place.

ClassificationEdit

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Internaples 8 7 1 0 35 4 +31 15 Qualified
2. Bagnolese 8 5 1 2 20 8 +12 11
3. Casertana 8 4 0 4 11 21 -10 8 1926–27 Prima Divisione
4. Stabia 8 3 0 5 13 22 -9 6 Relegated to 2nd Division
5. Puteolana 8 0 0 8 5 29 -24 0 Bankruptcy

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away BAG CAS INT PUT STA
Bagnolese 2–0 1–1 3–0 6–0
Casertana 0–2 0–10 5–3 2–0[4]
Internaples 4–2 2–0 6–0 4–1
Puteolana 0–3[5] 1–2 0–2[4] 1–3
Stabia 3–1 1–2 0–6 5–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ApuliaEdit

None of the Apulian teams were admitted to the National Division.

ClassificationEdit

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Pro Italia Taranto 8 6 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Qualified
2. Liberty Bari 8 5 0 3 11 8 +3 10
3. Audace Taranto 8 4 1 3 11 9 +2 9 1926–27 Prima Divisione
4. Ideale Bari 8 0 5 3 6 9 -3 5
5. Foggia 8 0 2 6 1 13 -12 2

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away AUD FOG IDE LIB PRO
Audace Taranto 2–0[3] 1–0 3–1 0–2
Foggia 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–2[3]
Ideale Bari 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–2
Liberty Bari 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1
Pro Italia Taranto 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

SicilyEdit

Championship playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Palermo 7-1 Messina 7-0 0-1

Palermo was declared Sicily's champion. Both teams were admitted to the Southern League semifinals. None of the teams were admitted to the National Division.

SemifinalsEdit

Group AEdit

ClassificationEdit

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Internaples 8 5 3 0 23 5 +18 13 Qualified and promoted to National Division
2. Fortitudo Roma 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 11 Promoted to the National Division
3. Anconitana 8 4 1 3 16 13 +3 9 1926–27 Prima Divisione
4. Liberty Bari 8 2 3 3 18 18 0 7
5. Messina 8 0 0 8 2 29 -27 0 Relegated to 2nd Division

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ANC FOR INT LIB MES
Anconitana 1–3 1–1 6–1 2–0[4]
Fortitudo Roma 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–0
Internaples 4–0 3–1 2–0 5–0
Liberty Bari 2–3 1–1 2–2 6–0
Messina 0–2[4] 0–1 0–5 2–4
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

ClassificationEdit

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Alba Roma 8 6 2 0 19 8 +11 14 Qualified and promoted to the National Division
2. Bagnolese 8 5 2 1 22 8 +14 12 1926–27 Prima Divisione
3. Pro Italia Taranto 8 4 2 2 15 11 +4 10
4. Palermo 8 1 0 7 10 15 -5 2
4. Maceratese 8 1 0 7 5 29 -24 2 Bankruptcy

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ALB BAG MAC PAL PRO
Alba Roma 3–3 2–0[4] 2–1 3–1
Bagnolese 1–2 8–0 3–1 2–1
Maceratese 1–5 0–2 2–0[4] 0–2[4]
Palermo 0–1 0–2[4] 6–0 2–3
Pro Italia Taranto 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0[4]
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alba Roma 7-2 Internaples 6-1 1-1

Alba Roma qualified for the National Finals.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alba Roma and Audace Roma merged at the end of the season.
  2. ^ a b Fortitudo Roma and Pro Roma merged at the end of the season.
  3. ^ a b c Decided by the FIGC.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Forfeit.
  5. ^ Puteolana-Bagnolese's result was decided by the FIGC after Puteolana's forfeit during the match.