1990–91 Serie A

The 1990-91 season saw Sampdoria win the Serie A title for the first time in their history, finishing five points ahead of second placed Milan.[1] Third placed Internazionale were victorious in the UEFA Cup, with ninth-placed Roma compensating for their sub-standard league season with glory in the Coppa Italia, while Juventus's seventh-placed finish meant that they would be without European action for the first season in three decades. Lecce, Pisa, Cesena and Bologna were all relegated.

Serie A
Season1990 (1990)–91
ChampionsSampdoria
1st title
RelegatedLecce
Pisa
Cesena
Bologna
European CupSampdoria
Cup Winners' CupRoma
UEFA CupInternazionale
Genoa
Torino
Parma
Matches played306
Goals scored702 (2.29 per match)
Top goalscorerGianluca Vialli
(19 goals)
Longest winning run20 matches
Sampdoria
Longest unbeaten run18 matches
Sampdoria
Longest winless run4 matches
Bologna
Longest losing run20 matches
Pisa

A notable record was set on 9 December 1990 in a Serie A fixture, when Bologna player Giuseppe Lorenzo was sent off after just 10 seconds for striking an opponent in the match against Parma. This was reportedly the fastest sending off in senior football worldwide at the time.[2]

TeamsEdit

Torino, Pisa, Cagliari and Parma had been promoted from Serie B.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sampdoria (C) 34 20 11 3 57 24 +33 51 1991–92 European Cup
2 Milan 34 18 10 6 46 19 +27 46[a]
3 Internazionale 34 18 10 6 56 31 +25 46 1991–92 UEFA Cup
4 Genoa 34 14 12 8 51 36 +15 40
5 Torino 34 12 14 8 40 29 +11 38
6 Parma 34 13 12 9 35 31 +4 38[b]
7 Juventus 34 13 11 10 45 32 +13 37
8 Napoli 34 11 15 8 37 37 0 37
9 Roma 34 11 14 9 43 37 +6 36[c] 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup
10 Atalanta 34 11 13 10 38 37 +1 35
11 Lazio 34 8 19 7 33 36 −3 35
12 Fiorentina 34 8 15 11 40 34 +6 31
13 Bari 34 9 11 14 41 47 −6 29
14 Cagliari 34 6 17 11 29 44 −15 29
15 Lecce (R) 34 6 13 15 20 47 −27 25 Relegation to 1991–92 Serie B
16 Pisa (R) 34 8 6 20 34 60 −26 22
17 Cesena (R) 34 5 9 20 28 58 −30 19
18 Bologna (R) 34 4 10 20 29 63 −34 18
Source: 1990–91 Serie A, 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).[3]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Milan did not participate in the 1991-92 UEFA Cup as they served a one-year ban after refusing to resume a game against Olympique Marseille during the previous year's European Cup.
  2. ^ Parma qualified for the 1991-92 UEFA Cup in substitution of Milan.
  3. ^ Roma qualified for the 1991-92 European Cup Winners' Cup as the 1990-91 Coppa Italia winners .

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BAR BOL CAG CES FIO GEN INT JUV LAZ LEC MIL NAP PAR PIS ROM SAM TOR
Atalanta 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–1[a] 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1
Bari 4–1 4–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Bologna 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–3 0–3 1–0
Cagliari 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2
Cesena 0–1 4–2 3–2 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–5 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–2
Fiorentina 3–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Genoa 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 4–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 3–0 0–0 0–0
Internazionale 3–1 5–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 6–3 2–1 0–2 1–0
Juventus 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 5–0 4–2 5–0 0–0 1–2
Lazio 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–1
Lecce 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Milan 0–1 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
Napoli 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–1
Parma 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–0 0–0
Pisa 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–4 0–0 0–1 1–5 0–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–0
Roma 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0
Sampdoria 4–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–2
Torino 0–0 4–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 5–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Gianluca Vialli Sampdoria 19
2   Lothar Matthäus Internazionale 16
3   Carlos Aguilera Genoa 15
  Tomáš Skuhravý Genoa
5   Roberto Baggio Juventus 14
  Jürgen Klinsmann Internazionale
7   Giorgio Bresciani Torino 13
  Massimo Ciocci Cesena
  Alessandro Melli Parma
  João Paulo Bari
11   Roberto Mancini Sampdoria 12
12   Michele Padovano Pisa 11
  Rudi Völler Roma
  Marco van Basten Milan
  Rubén Sosa Lazio
16   Evair Atalanta 10
  Claudio Caniggia Atalanta

SourcesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rob Smyth. "The forgotten story of … Sampdoria's only scudetto | Rob Smyth | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ James Callow. "Chippenham Town striker earns 'fastest ever' red card | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005"Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

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