2001–02 Serie A

The 2001–02 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 100th season of top-tier Italian football, the 70th in a round-robin tournament. It was composed by 18 teams, for the 14th consecutive time from season 1988–89.

Serie A
Season2001–02
ChampionsJuventus
26th title
RelegatedHellas Verona
Lecce
Fiorentina
Venezia
Champions LeagueJuventus
Roma
Internazionale
Milan
UEFA CupChievo
Lazio
Parma
Matches played306
Goals scored806 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerDario Hübner
David Trezeguet
(24 goals each)
Biggest home winLazio 5–0 Brescia
(4 November 2001)
Lazio 5–0 Perugia
(20 January 2002)
Piacenza 5–0 Venezia
(17 February 2002)
Juventus 5–0 Brescia
(28 April 2002)
Roma 5–0 Chievo
(28 April 2002)
Biggest away winAtalanta 1–5 Udinese
(21 October 2001)
Lazio 1–5 Roma
(10 March 2002)
Highest scoringLazio 5–4 Hellas Verona
(21 April 2002)
Average attendance25,992
2001–02 Serie A team distribution

The first two teams qualified directly to the UEFA Champions League, teams ending in the third and fourth places had to play Champions League qualifications, teams ending in the fifth and sixth places qualified for the UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia), while the last four teams were to be relegated to Serie B. However, Fiorentina's subsequent bankruptcy led to them being placed in the fourth tier of Italian football.

Juventus won its 26th title on the final day of the season after original leaders Internazionale (who finished third) lost 4–2 away to Lazio, and with it their chance at winning their first Scudetto since 1989. Second place went to Roma.

This season also featured Chievo's "miracle". The club, newly promoted to Serie A for the first time, were top of the table for six weeks early in the season. However, after the Christmas break, they hit some bad form and finished the season in fifth place.

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta   Giovanni Vavassori Asics ORTOBELL
Bologna   Francesco Guidolin Macron Area Banca
Brescia   Carlo Mazzone Garman Banca Lombarda
Chievo*   Luigi Delneri Joma Paluani
Fiorentina   Roberto Mancini
  Ottavio Bianchi
  Luciano Chiarugi
Mizuno Toyota
Hellas Verona   Alberto Malesani Lotto Amica Chips
Internazionale   Héctor Cúper Nike Pirelli
Juventus   Marcello Lippi Lotto Fastweb
Lazio   Dino Zoff
  Alberto Zaccheroni
Puma Siemens Mobile
Lecce   Delio Rossi Asics Banca 121 (Banca del Salento)
Milan   Fatih Terim
  Carlo Ancelotti
Adidas Opel
Parma   Renzo Ulivieri
  Daniel Passarella
  Pietro Carmignani
Champion Parmalat
Piacenza*   Walter Novellino Lotto Publitel
Perugia   Serse Cosmi Galex Daewoo
Roma   Fabio Capello Kappa INA Assitalia
Torino*   Giancarlo Camolese Asics Conto Arancio
Udinese   Roy Hodgson
  Giampiero Ventura
Diadora Ristora
Venezia*   Cesare Prandelli
  Alfredo Magni
Kelme Emmezeta

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Position in table
Juventus   Carlo Ancelotti End of contract 30 June 2001   Marcello Lippi 1 July 2001 Pre-season
Hellas Verona   Attilio Perotti End of contract 30 June 2001   Alberto Malesani 1 July 2001 Pre-season
Udinese   Luciano Spalletti End of contract 30 June 2001   Roy Hodgson 1 July 2001 Pre-season
Milan   Cesare Maldini Resigned 30 June 2001   Fatih Terim 1 July 2001 Pre-season
Internazionale   Marco Tardelli Sacked 30 June 2001   Héctor Cúper 1 July 2001 Pre-season
Lazio   Dino Zoff Sacked September 2001   Alberto Zaccheroni September 2001 14th
Venezia   Cesare Prandelli Sacked October 2001   Sergio Buso (caretaker) October 2001 18th
Venezia   Sergio Buso End of caretaker spell October 2001   Alfredo Magni October 2001 18th
Parma   Renzo Ulivieri Sacked October 2001   Pietro Carmignani (caretaker) November 2001 14th
Parma   Pietro Carmignani End of caretaker spell November 2001   Daniel Passarella November 2001 11th
Milan   Fatih Terim Sacked November 2001   Carlo Ancelotti November 2001 5th
Udinese   Roy Hodgson Sacked December 2001   Giampiero Ventura December 2001 9th
Parma   Daniel Passarella Sacked December 2001   Pietro Carmignani December 2001 17th
Fiorentina   Roberto Mancini Sacked January 2002   Luciano Chiarugi (caretaker) January 2002 17th
Fiorentina   Luciano Chiarugi End of caretaker spell January 2002   Ottavio Bianchi January 2002 17th
Lecce   Alberto Cavasin Sacked January 2002   Delio Rossi January 2002 16th
Fiorentina   Ottavio Bianchi Sacked April 2002   Luciano Chiarugi April 2002 17th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 20 11 3 64 23 +41 71 2002–2003 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Roma 34 19 13 2 58 24 +34 70
3 Internazionale 34 20 9 5 62 35 +27 69 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Milan 34 14 13 7 47 33 +14 55
5 Chievo 34 14 12 8 57 52 +5 54 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
6 Lazio 34 14 11 9 50 37 +13 53
7 Bologna 34 15 7 12 40 40 0 52 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Perugia 34 13 7 14 38 46 −8 46
9 Atalanta 34 12 9 13 41 50 −9 45
10 Parma 34 12 8 14 43 47 −4 44[a] 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
11 Torino 34 10 13 11 37 39 −2 43[b] 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
12 Piacenza 34 11 9 14 49 43 +6 42
13 Brescia 34 9 13 12 43 52 −9 40[c]
14 Udinese 34 11 7 16 41 52 −11 40[c]
15 Hellas Verona (R) 34 11 6 17 41 53 −12 39 Serie B 2002-03
16 Lecce (R) 34 6 10 18 36 56 −20 28
17 Fiorentina (R, E) 34 5 7 22 29 63 −34 22[d] To 2002-03 Serie C2 for bankruptcy
18 Venezia (R) 34 3 9 22 30 61 −31 18 Serie B 2002-03
Source: 2001–02 Serie A, Soccerway
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).[1]
(C) Champion; (E) Eliminated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Parma gained entry to the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as the 2001–02 Coppa Italia champions.
  2. ^ Torino gained entry to the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Atalanta declined to take part.
  3. ^ a b BRE 2–0 UDI; UDI 3–2 BRE
  4. ^ Fiorentina was denied entry to the 2002–03 Serie B season, having entered administration. It was later admitted to the Lega Professionisti Serie C after bankruptcy.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BOL BRE CHV FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL PAR PER PIA ROM TOR UDI VEN HEL
Atalanta 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–4 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–0 1–0
Bologna 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 4–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Brescia 3–3 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–4 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–2 0–0
Chievo 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–2 0–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1
Fiorentina 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–2
Internazionale 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 3–0
Juventus 3–0 2–1 5–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–0 4–0 1–0
Lazio 2–0 2–2 5–0 1–1 3–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–1 1–5 0–0 2–0 4–2 5–4
Lecce 0–2 1–0 1–3 2–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1
Milan 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 5–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Parma 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2
Perugia 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–1
Piacenza 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 5–0 3–0
Roma 3–1 3–1 0–0 5–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2
Torino 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 5–1
Udinese 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–4 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1
Venezia 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Hellas Verona 3–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 0–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

OverallEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   David Trezeguet Juventus 24
  Dario Hübner Piacenza
3   Christian Vieri Internazionale 22
4   Marco Di Vaio Parma 20
5   Filippo Maniero Venezia 18
6   Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 16
  Cristiano Doni Atalanta
8   Roberto Muzzi Udinese 14
  Andriy Shevchenko Milan
10   Hernán Crespo Lazio 13
  Massimo Marazzina Chievo
  Vincenzo Montella Roma
  Luca Toni Brescia
14   Adrian Mutu Hellas Verona 12
15   Javier Chevantón Lecce 11
  Roberto Baggio Brescia

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1   Lombardy 4 Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2   Emilia-Romagna 3 Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
  Veneto 3 Chievo, Hellas Verona and Venezia
4   Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
  Piedmont 2 Juventus and Torino
6   Apulia 1 Lecce
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
  Tuscany 1 Fiorentna
  Umbria 1 Perugia

References and sourcesEdit

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

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ 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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