Campionato Primavera 1
Campionato Primavera 1, known also as Campionato Primavera 1 TIM – Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti due to sponsorship and posthumous honour, is an Italian football youth competition. The first edition of the Campionato Primavera was held in the 1962–63 season, in place of the "Campionato Cadetti". In 2017–18 season it splitted into two leagues: Campionato Primavera 1 and Campionato Primavera 2, organized by Lega Serie A and Lega Serie B respectively. The final phase of the Primavera Championship is hosted every year by a different region: the winning team is awarded a trophy. The winners are eligible for Supercoppa Primavera, against Coppa Italia Primavera winners: if the same club wins both competitions, the runners-up of Coppa Primavera are admitted to the Supercoppa.
|Formerly||Campionato Nazionale Primavera|
|Owner(s)||Lega Serie A|
|No. of teams|
|Atalanta (3rd title)|
|Most titles||Torino and Inter (9 titles)|
|Level on pyramid||1 (of under-19 age group)|
|Relegation to||Campionato Primavera 2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Coppa Italia Primavera|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Youth League|
In the first season (2017–18) of the round robin era, all 16 teams of Campionato Primavera 1 were the under-19 youth teams of Serie A clubs; it was based on a ranking system that the top 16 youth teams of the clubs of 2017–18 Serie A, qualified to Campionato Primavera 1, and the rest qualified to Campionato Primavera 2. However, the regulation also allowed the champions and runner-up of Campionato Primavera 2 would promoted to the future edition of Campionato Primavera 1; Empoli and Entella, had their youth teams finished as the losing side of the first round of the playoffs of 2016–17 season, which consisted of 14 teams, but excluded from the first edition of Campionato Primavera 1 due to the regulation.
- "Primavera 1 TIM Albo d'oro" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
- The initial phase of the former Primavera Championship consisted of 3 rounds, each consisting of 14 teams, organised by geographical criteria: teams played in a true robin-round format, for a total of 26 games in the regular season. The top two in each group had direct access to the final phase: the remaining two positions were assigned via the play-offs, with the participation of eight teams (the third and fourth ranked, plus the fifth best). The latest slots (two) were awarded after a play-off series, in which eight teams were involved: the final stage (also «Final Eight»), held on a neutral venue, was based on knockout format.
- "Regolamento Campionato Primavera 1 TIM 2017/2018" (PDF) (Press release) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- Official website (in Italian)