1945–46 Italian Football Championship

The 1945–46 Italian Football Championship, officially known as 1945–46 Divisione Nazionale, was the first tournament held after World War II. Wartime disruptions and US occupation of Northern Italy forced to divide the Serie A championship in two sections, North and South. Some of the Southern sides that took part to the competition were the Serie B teams. The title was won by Torino after a final national round.

Divisione Nazionale
Grande Torino 1945-46.jpg
1945–46 Torino team
Season1945–46
ChampionsTorino
3rd title
Matches played350
Goals scored889 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerGuglielmo Gabetto
(22 goals)

Northern Italy Serie A ChampionshipEdit

Campionato Alta Italia Serie A

Campionato Alta Italia Serie A 1945-46 team distribution

TeamsEdit

Modena and Brescia had been promoted from Serie B.

Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria reborn from Liguria and both joined this championship as FIGC special guests to repair their forced fusion by the fascists of 1927.

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Torino (A) 26 19 4 3 65 18 +47 42 Qualified
2 Internazionale (A) 26 17 5 4 52 21 +31 39
3 Juventus (A) 26 13 9 4 52 23 +29 35
4 Milan (A) 26 12 6 8 38 36 +2 30 Tie-breaker
5 Brescia 26 12 6 8 38 33 +5 30
6 Modena 26 8 10 8 24 22 +2 26
6 Bologna 26 11 4 11 30 33 −3 26
8 Triestina 26 8 7 11 23 32 −9 23
9 Atalanta 26 7 7 12 21 28 −7 21
9 Andrea Doria (G) 26 7 7 12 25 35 −10 21 Disbanded[a]
11 Vicenza 26 8 4 14 28 38 −10 20
12 Genoa 26 6 7 13 21 46 −25 19
13 Venezia 26 4 9 13 19 37 −18 17
14 Sampierdarenese[b] 26 5 5 16 19 53 −34 15
Source: Panini
(A) Advance to a further round; (G) Guest.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sampierdarenese merged again with Andrea Doria at the end of the season, creating new UC Sampdoria.
  2. ^ AC Sampierdarenese was called AC Liguria before the war.

Tie-breakerEdit

Played in Bologna.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Brescia 1–1 Milan
Repetition

Played in Modena.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Brescia 1–2 Milan

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADO ATA BOL BRE GEN INT JUV MIL MOD SAM TOR TRI VEN VIC
Andrea Doria 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–2
Atalanta 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2
Bologna 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–1
Brescia 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–1
Genoa 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0
Internazionale 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 9–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 4–2
Juventus 6–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 2–1
Milan 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–1 2–4
Modena 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 5–1 0–0 2–0
Sampierdarenese 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–5 0–6 1–1 1–0
Torino 5–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 6–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 4–0
Triestina 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2
Venezia 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Vicenza 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 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.

Central and Southern Italy Serie A-B ChampionshipEdit

Serie A-B Sud
ChampionsNapoli (promoted)

Campionato Centro-Sud Serie A-B

Serie A-B Centro-Sud 1945-46 team distribution

TeamsEdit

Bari had been relegated to Serie B but the FIGC annulled the move for wartime reasons.

Serie B guestsEdit

Palermo had been relegated to Serie C but the FIGC annulled the move for wartime reasons.

Salernitana had been promoted from Serie C.

Pisa was granted of a special break for its huge wartime damages. MATER had been disbanded.

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Napoli (G, P, A) 20 11 6 3 28 10 +18 28 Promoted to Serie A
1 Bari (A) 20 13 2 5 31 21 +10 28 Qualified
3 Roma (A) 20 10 7 3 28 17 +11 27
4 Pro Livorno (A) 20 10 6 4 30 15 +15 26
5 Fiorentina 20 10 3 7 32 16 +16 23
6 Pescara (G) 20 6 6 8 27 26 +1 18
7 Lazio 20 6 5 9 19 19 0 17
7 Palermo (G) 20 6 5 9 16 23 −7 17
9 Salernitana (G) 20 5 4 11 20 32 −12 14
10 Siena (G) 20 2 9 9 13 36 −23 13
11 Anconitana (G) 20 3 3 14 12 41 −29 9
Source: Panini
(A) Advance to a further round; (G) Guest; (P) Promoted.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANC BAR FIO LAZ NAP PAL PES PLI ROM SAL SIE
Anconitana 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Bari 4–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0
Fiorentina 5–0 2–0 4–3 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
Lazio 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 6–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–0
Napoli 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 6–1
Palermo 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–2
Pescara 4–0 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 5–1 2–0
Pro Livorno 4–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0
Roma 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 4–2 1–0
Salernitana 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 3–0
Siena 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2
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

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Torino (C) 14 11 0 3 43 14 +29 22 Champions
2 Juventus 14 9 3 2 31 8 +23 21
3 Milan 14 7 2 5 25 16 +9 16
4 Internazionale 14 6 2 6 20 16 +4 14
5 Napoli 14 5 3 6 19 27 −8 13
6 Roma 14 4 3 7 16 22 −6 11
7 Pro Livorno 14 4 2 8 13 35 −22 10
8 Bari 14 1 3 10 6 35 −29 5
Source: Panini
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR INT JUV MIL NAP PLI ROM TOR
Bari 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–2
Internazionale 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 6–2 1–0 6–2
Juventus 6–1 1–0 3–1 6–0 5–1 2–1 1–0
Milan 8–0 3–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–0
Napoli 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–2
Pro Livorno 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–3
Roma 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–7
Torino 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 7–1 9–1 3–2
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.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Guglielmo Gabetto Torino 22
2   Eusebio Castigliano Torino 20
3   Romano Penzo Internazionale 18
4   Enrico Candiani Internazionale 17
5   Silvio Piola Juventus 16
  Aredio Gimona Milan
  Valentino Mazzola Torino
  Ezio Loik Torino
9   Dante Di Benedetti Bari 14
10   Giuseppe Baldini Andrea Doria 13
11   Mario Gritti Fiorentina 12
12   Engelbert König Lazio 11

References and sourcesEdit

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

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