2000–01 Serie A

The 2000–01 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 99th season of top-tier Italian football, the 69th in a round-robin tournament. It was contested by 18 teams, for the 13th consecutive season since 1988–89.

Serie A
Season2000–01
ChampionsRoma
3rd title
RelegatedReggina
Vicenza
Napoli
Bari
Champions LeagueRoma
Juventus
Lazio
Parma
UEFA CupInternazionale
Milan
Fiorentina
Matches played306
Goals scored845 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerHernán Crespo
(26 goals)
Average attendance29,441
2000–01 Serie A team distribution

Roma won its first Scudetto since 1982–83, its third title overall. Juventus finished second, and these two teams automatically qualified for the first group stage of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League. Lazio, the defending champions, and Parma finished third and fourth respectively, to enter the third qualifying round of the same competition. Internazionale and Milan finished fifth and sixth respectively, and qualified for the 2001–02 UEFA Cup along with Fiorentina, the winners of the Coppa Italia. Brescia gained entry into the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Vicenza, Napoli and Bari were automatically relegated to Serie B. Reggina and Hellas Verona were forced to contest a relegation tie-breaker after finishing level on points, with Verona winning on away goals to relegate Reggina.

Rule changesEdit

In the middle of the season, the old quota system was abolished, meaning that each team was no longer limited to having no more than five non-EU players and using no more than three in each match.[1][2]

Passport scandalEdit

Concurrent with the abolition of the quota system, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) investigated footballers from South America and Africa who had used fake passports in order to enable their teams to field them as Europeans. Alberto, Warley, Alejandro Da Silva and Jorginho of Udinese,[3] Fábio Júnior and Gustavo Bartelt of Roma,[4] Dida of Milan, Álvaro Recoba of Inter, Thomas Job, Francis Zé and Jean Ondoa of Sampdoria, and Jeda and André Leone of Vicenza were all handed bans in July 2001, ranging from six months to one year.[5] However, most of these bans were subsequently reduced.

Personnels and sponsoringEdit

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta*   Giovanni Vavassori Asics Ortobell
Bari   Eugenio Fascetti
  Arcangelo Sciannimanico
Lotto TELE +
Bologna   Francesco Guidolin Macron Granarolo
Brescia*   Carlo Mazzone Garman Ristora
Fiorentina   Fatih Terim
  Roberto Mancini
Diadora Toyota
Hellas Verona   Attilio Perotti Lotto Amica Chips
Internazionale   Marcello Lippi
  Marco Tardelli
Nike Pirelli
Juventus   Carlo Ancelotti Lotto TELE +
Lazio   Sven-Göran Eriksson
  Dino Zoff
Puma Siemens Mobile
Lecce   Alberto Cavasin Asics Banca 121 (Banca del Salento)
Milan   Alberto Zaccheroni
  Cesare Maldini
Adidas Opel
Napoli*   Zdeněk Zeman
  Emiliano Mondonico
Diadora Peroni
Parma   Alberto Malesani
  Arrigo Sacchi
  Renzo Ulivieri
Champion Parmalat
Perugia   Serse Cosmi Galex Daewoo
Roma   Fabio Capello Kappa INA Assitalia
Reggina   Franco Colomba Asics Caffe Mauro
Udinese   Luigi De Canio
  Luciano Spalletti
Diadora Telit
Vicenza*   Edoardo Reja Umbro ARTEL

(*) Promoted from Serie B.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Position in table
Fiorentina   Giovanni Trapattoni End of contract 30 June 2000   Fatih Terim 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Perugia   Carlo Mazzone End of contract 30 June 2000   Serse Cosmi 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Brescia   Nedo Sonetti End of contract 30 June 2000   Carlo Mazzone 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Napoli   Walter Novellino End of contract 30 June 2000   Zdeněk Zeman 1 July 2000 Pre-season
Internazionale   Marcello Lippi Sacked 10 October 2000   Marco Tardelli 11 October 2000 15th
Napoli   Zdeněk Zeman Sacked 14 November 2000   Emiliano Mondonico 15 November 2000 18th
Lazio   Sven-Göran Eriksson Resigned 9 January 2001   Dino Zoff 10 January 2001 5th
Parma   Alberto Malesani Sacked 10 January 2001   Arrigo Sacchi (caretaker) 10 January 2001 10th
Parma   Arrigo Sacchi End of caretaker spell 29 January 2001   Renzo Ulivieri 30 January 2001 8th
Fiorentina   Fatih Terim Sacked 27 February 2001   Luciano Chiarugi (caretaker) 28 February 2001 10th
Fiorentina   Luciano Chiarugi End of caretaker spell 6 March 2001   Roberto Mancini 7 March 2001 11th
Milan   Alberto Zaccheroni Sacked 12 March 2001   Cesare Maldini 13 March 2001 9th
Udinese   Luigi De Canio Sacked 20 March 2001   Luciano Spalletti 21 March 2001 12th
Bari   Eugenio Fascetti Sacked 8 May 2001   Arcangelo Sciannimanico 9 May 2001 18th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Roma (C) 34 22 9 3 68 33 +35 75 Qualification to Champions League first group stage
2 Juventus 34 21 10 3 61 27 +34 73
3 Lazio 34 21 6 7 65 36 +29 69 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Parma 34 16 8 10 51 31 +20 56
5 Internazionale 34 14 9 11 47 47 0 51 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
6 Milan 34 12 13 9 56 46 +10 49
7 Atalanta 34 10 14 10 38 34 +4 44[a]
8 Brescia[b] 34 10 14 10 44 42 +2 44[a] Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
9 Fiorentina[c] 34 10 13 11 53 52 +1 43 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
10 Bologna 34 11 10 13 49 53 −4 43
11 Perugia 34 10 12 12 49 53 −4 42
12 Udinese 34 11 5 18 49 59 −10 38
13 Lecce 34 8 13 13 40 54 −14 37[d]
14 Hellas Verona[e] 34 10 7 17 40 59 −19 37[d] Relegation tie-breaker
15 Reggina (R) 34 10 7 17 32 49 −17 37[d] Serie B after tie-breaker
16 Vicenza (R) 34 9 9 16 37 51 −14 36[f] Relegation to Serie B
17 Napoli (R) 34 8 12 14 35 51 −16 36[f]
18 Bari (R) 34 5 5 24 31 68 −37 20
Source: 2000–01 Serie A, Soccerway, 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).[6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Atalanta finished ahead of Brescia on head-to-head points: Atalanta 2–0 Brescia, Brescia 0–3 Atalanta.
  2. ^ Brescia gained entry to the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Atalanta declined.
  3. ^ Fiorentina gained entry to the 2001–02 UEFA Cup as the 2000–01 Coppa Italia champions.
  4. ^ a b c Lecce finished ahead of Reggina and Hellas Verona on head-to-head points: Lecce: 10 pts, Reggina: 4 pts, Hellas Verona: 2 pts.
  5. ^ Hellas Verona winner of 2000–01 Relegation tie-breaker against Reggina.
  6. ^ a b Vicenza finished ahead of Napoli on head-to-head points: Vicenza 2–0 Napoli, Napoli 1–2 Vicenza.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BAR BOL BRE FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP PAR PER REG ROM UDI HEL VIC
Atalanta 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1
Bari 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–4 2–1 1–1 2–2
Bologna 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1
Brescia 0–3[a] 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 2–1
Fiorentina 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 4–0 1–2 0–1 3–4 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–2
Internazionale 3–0 1–0 2–1[b] 0–0 4–2 2–2 1–1[c] 0–1 0–6 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1
Juventus 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 4–0
Lazio 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 3–1[d] 5–3 2–1
Lecce 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–4 2–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–1 4–2 3–1
Milan 3–3 4–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 1–0 2–0
Napoli 0–0 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–0[e] 1–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 6–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2
Parma 2–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 5–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2
Perugia 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0
Reggina 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1[f] 1–0
Roma 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–1
Udinese 2–4 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–3 3–0 0–2 3–4 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–3
Hellas Verona 2–1 3–2 5–4 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–4 1–1 1–0
Vicenza 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–4 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2[g] 1–2 2–2
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played at Stadio Giglio.
  2. ^ The match was played at Stadio San Nicola.
  3. ^ The match was played at Stadio San Nicola.
  4. ^ The match was played at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
  5. ^ The match was played at Stadio La Favorita.
  6. ^ The match was played at Stadio Cibali.
  7. ^ The match was played at Stadio Friuli.

Overall recordsEdit

  • Highest number of wins: Roma (22)
  • Lowest number of losses: Juventus, Roma (3 each)
  • Highest number of draws: Atalanta, Brescia (15 each)
  • Lowest number of wins: Bari (5)
  • Highest number of losses: Bari (24)
  • Lowest number of draws: Bari, Udinese (5 each)
  • Highest number of goals for: Roma (68)
  • Lowest number of goals against: Juventus (27)
  • Lowest number of goals for: Bari (31)
  • Highest number of goals against: Bari (68)
  • Best goal difference: Roma (35)
  • Worst goal difference: Bari (−37)

Relegation tie-breakerEdit

Hellas Verona1–0Reggina
Laursen   61'

Reggina2–1Hellas Verona
Zanchetta   42'
Cozza   45+1'
Report Cossato   86'

Reggina relegated to Serie B.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Hernán Crespo Lazio 26
2   Andriy Shevchenko Milan 24
3   Enrico Chiesa Fiorentina 22
4   Gabriel Batistuta Roma 20
5   Christian Vieri Internazionale 18
6   Dario Hübner Brescia 17
7   Marco Di Vaio Parma 15
  Giuseppe Signori Bologna
  Roberto Sosa Udinese
10   David Trezeguet Juventus 14
11   Francesco Totti Roma 13
  Vincenzo Montella Roma
13   Cristiano Lucarelli Lecce 12
  Marco Materazzi Perugia
15   Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 11
  Davor Vugrinec Lecce

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1   Lombardy 4 Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2   Apulia 2 Bari and Lecce
  Emilia-Romagna 2 Bologna and Parma
  Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
  Veneto 2 Hellas Verona and Vicenza
6   Calabria 1 Reggina
  Campania 1 Napoli
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
  Piedmont 1 Juventus
  Tuscany 1 Fiorentna
  Umbria 1 Perugia

References and sourcesEdit

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

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Italians bar non-EU imports". UEFA.com. 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ "Milan challenge non-EU rule". BBC Sport. 2000-11-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  3. ^ "Fake passport scandal hits Serie A". BBC News. 2000-10-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  4. ^ "Lazio hit with passport charges". BBC News. 2001-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  5. ^ Kennedy, Frances (2001-06-28). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  6. ^ 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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