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1984–85 Serie A

The 1984–85 Serie A season heralded Hellas Verona's first and so far only Scudetto. Unusually, none of the big three of Juventus, Milan or Internazionale managed to finish in the top two. Ascoli, Lazio and Cremonese all got relegated to Serie B.

Serie A
Season1984 (1984)–85
ChampionsHellas Verona
1st title
RelegatedAscoli
Cremonese
Lazio
European CupHellas Verona
Juventus
Cup Winners' CupSampdoria
UEFA CupTorino
Internazionale
Milan
Matches played240
Goals scored504 (2.1 per match)
Top goalscorerMichel Platini
(18 goals)
Longest winning run15 matches
Hellas Verona
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Inter Milan
Longest winless run2 matches
Lazio
Longest losing run19 matches
Cremonese
All statistics correct as of 19 May 1985.

It was the only season when referees were assigned to matches by way of a random draw instead of being assigned to a specific match by a special commission of referees ('designatori arbitrali'). After the betting scandal of the early 1980s (the 'calcioscommesse' scandal) it had been decided to clean up the image of Italian football by assigning referees randomly instead of picking them, in order to clear up all the suspicions and accusations.

TeamsEdit

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hellas Verona (C) 30 15 13 2 42 19 +23 43 1985–86 European Cup
2 Torino 30 14 11 5 36 22 +14 39 1985–86 UEFA Cup
3 Internazionale 30 13 12 5 42 28 +14 38
4 Sampdoria 30 12 13 5 36 21 +15 37 1985–86 Cup Winners' Cup[a]
5 Milan 30 12 12 6 31 25 +6 36[b] 1985–86 UEFA Cup
6 Juventus 30 11 14 5 48 33 +15 36[c] 1985–86 European Cup
7 Roma 30 10 14 6 33 25 +8 34
8 Napoli 30 10 13 7 34 29 +5 33
9 Fiorentina 30 8 13 9 33 31 +2 29
10 Atalanta 30 5 18 7 20 32 −12 28
11 Como 30 6 13 11 17 27 −10 25
12 Udinese 30 10 5 15 43 46 −3 25
13 Avellino 30 7 11 12 27 33 −6 25
14 Ascoli (R) 30 4 14 12 24 40 −16 22 1985–86 Serie B
15 Lazio (R) 30 2 11 17 16 45 −29 15
16 Cremonese (R) 30 4 7 19 22 48 −26 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sampdoria gained entry to the 1985–86 European Cup Winners' Cup as 1984–85 Coppa Italia winners.[1]
  2. ^ Position defined by head-to-head points: Milan: 3 pts; Juventus: 1 pt.
  3. ^ Juventus gained entry to the 1985–86 European Cup as defending champions.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC ATA AVE COM CRE FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP ROM SAM TOR UDI VER
Ascoli 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–3
Atalanta 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Avellino 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 4–1 2–1
Como 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0
Cremonese 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2
Fiorentina 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–3
Internazionale 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Juventus 2–2 5–1 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1
Lazio 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–4 0–1
Milan 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0
Napoli 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–0
Roma 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Sampdoria 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Torino 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2
Udinese 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–3 5–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–5
Hellas Verona 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "1984-85 Coppa Italia". RSSSF. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

References and sourcesEdit

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

External linksEdit