1951–52 Serie A

The 1951–52 Serie A season was won by Juventus.

Serie A
Season1951–52
ChampionsJuventus
9th title
RelegatedLucchese
Padova
Legnano
Matches played380
Goals scored1,101 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Hansen
(30 goals)

TeamsEdit

SPAL and Legnano had been promoted from Serie B.

EventsEdit

FIGC decided to restore the original 18-clubs format, so a special relegation would have been necessary.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 26 8 4 98 34 +64 60
2 Milan 38 20 13 5 87 41 +46 53
3 Internazionale 38 21 7 10 86 49 +37 49
4 Fiorentina 38 17 9 12 52 38 +14 43
4 Lazio 38 15 13 10 60 49 +11 43
6 Napoli 38 17 8 13 64 44 +20 42
7 Sampdoria 38 16 9 13 48 40 +8 41
8 Novara 38 16 8 14 62 62 0 40
9 SPAL 38 12 13 13 52 50 +2 37
9 Pro Patria 38 12 13 13 47 62 −15 37
11 Palermo 38 11 14 13 43 51 −8 36
12 Atalanta 38 13 8 17 54 61 −7 34
12 Como 38 15 4 19 53 70 −17 34
12 Udinese 38 11 12 15 43 62 −19 34
12 Torino 38 12 10 16 39 58 −19 34
16 Bologna 38 11 11 16 45 55 −10 33
17 Triestina 38 11 10 17 47 68 −21 32 Qualification play-offs
18 Lucchese (R) 38 11 10 17 39 49 −10 32 Serie B after tie-breaker
19 Padova (R) 38 10 9 19 45 73 −28 29 Relegation to Serie B
20 Legnano (R) 38 4 9 25 37 85 −48 17
Source: Panini
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BOL COM FIO INT JUV LAZ LEG LUC MIL NAP NOV PAD PAL PPA SAM SPA TOR TRI UDI
Atalanta 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 7–1 3–0
Bologna 1–0 4–2 0–3 3–4 2–3 2–4 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
Como 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–4 2–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 5–0
Fiorentina 0–1 1–0 5–0 5–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–3
Internazionale 4–0 2–2 5–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 3–0 3–1 4–0 5–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–1
Juventus 7–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–2 5–3 6–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 1–1 6–0 2–1 5–1
Lazio 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 3–0 4–1 3–1
Legnano 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–4 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–4 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–3 2–2 1–3 0–0
Lucchese 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 4–2 0–5 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1
Milan 4–4 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–0 3–2 6–2 3–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–0
Napoli 3–1 1–1 7–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–2
Novara 2–0 1–0 3–2 4–3 2–4 1–4 2–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 5–0 4–1
Padova 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 5–2 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–4 3–0 0–0 2–1
Palermo 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–1
Pro Patria 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 5–1 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0
Sampdoria 3–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0
SPAL 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3
Torino 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 0–0
Triestina 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0
Udinese 3–1 0–2 3–1 0–3 2–1 2–7 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
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.

Relegation tie-breakerEdit

The 3 last-placed teams in Serie A were guaranteed relegation. However, due to a tie for 17th place between Lucchese and Triestina, the teams had to play a tie-breaker to determine which team would be relegated and which team qualified for the playoff.

Game played in Bergamo
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Triestina   3-3   Lucchese

The match was null.

Game played in Milan
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Triestina   1-0   Lucchese

Lucchese was relegated and Triestina qualified for the playoff game against Brescia, Serie B's 2nd-placed team.

Serie A qualification play-offEdit

Since it was decided to reduce the number of Serie A teams from 20 to 18 for the 1952-1953 season, only the top 16 teams in Serie A were guaranteed to remain there the following season, and only the first-placed team in Serie B was guaranteed a direct promotion to Serie A. The 18th team would be decided in a one-game playoff between the 17th-placed team in Serie A and the 2nd-placed team in Serie B.

Game played in Valdagno
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Brescia   0-1   Triestina

Triestina maintained its place in Serie A. Lucchese, Padova and Legnano were relegated while only Roma, the Serie B champion, was promoted.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   John Hansen Juventus 30
2   Gunnar Nordahl Milan 27
3   István Nyers Internazionale 23
4   Renzo Burini Milan 22
  Hasse Jeppson Atalanta
6   Giampiero Boniperti Juventus 19
7   Silvio Piola Novara 18
8   Ermes Muccinelli Juventus 17
9   Şükrü Gülesin Lazio 16
10   Benito Lorenzi Internazionale 15
11   Cesarino Cervellati Bologna 14
12   Aziz Esel Bulent SPAL 13
  Mario Astorri Napoli
  Giuseppe Baldini Como
  Giuseppe Rinaldi Udinese
16   Karl Aage Hansen Juventus 12
  Pasquale Vivolo Juventus
  Gino Armano Internazionale
  Pietro Broccini Internazionale
  Amedeo Amadei Napoli
  Enrique Andres Martegani Padova
  Adriano Bassetto Sampdoria

References and sourcesEdit

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

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