Derby di Sicilia
The Derby di Sicilia or Sicilian Derby in English, is a local derby between Italian football clubs Calcio Catania and S.S.D. Palermo. Catania and Palermo are the two main cities on the island of Sicily, and the teams are fierce rivals. However, they have seldom played each other within the Italian football league system, because in many seasons they have played in separate divisions of the league. The first time the Sicilian derby took place in the context of league football was on November 1, 1936, at Palermo in Serie B level; it ended in a 1–1 draw. The Sicilian derby has been played 10 times in Serie A: Catania leading their rivals by 5 victories to Palermo's 4; the other occasion was drawn. The teams have also met in local Sicilian competitions, and friendly matches.
|Other names||Sicilian Derby|
|First meeting||Catania 1–0 Palermo|
(25 December 1935 )
|Latest meeting||Catania 1–1 Palermo|
(21 April 2013)
|Stadiums||Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo)|
Stadio Angelo Massimino (Catania)
|Most wins||Palermo (25)|
|Top scorer||Giuseppe Mascara (4)|
|Largest victory||Palermo 5–0 Catania|
(4 April 2004)
The most notorious derby was on 2 February 2007, when 40-year-old policeman Filippo Raciti died in Catania from severe liver injuries during riots following the derby. The events led FIGC commissioner Luca Pancalli to indefinitely suspend all professional and amateur football games in the country.
For the 2007 season, all Palermo fans were banned from Catania's Stadio Massimino for the Catania-Palermo match on December 2, 2007. Catania subsequently proceeded to defeat Palermo 3–1, a historic derby win for Catania, their first in Serie A.
As of 21 April 2013
|Coppa Italia Serie C||10||3||4||3|
Catania win Draw Palermo win
(1) See 2007 Catania football violence for more details about the riots during and following the match.
(2) 2–0 Catania victory later awarded by the Federation. The match ended in a 1–0 win for Palermo.
|2000–01||Coppa Italia Serie C||Round of 16||29 November 2000||Palermo||Catania|
|10 January 2001||Catania||Palermo|
|1999–2000||Coppa Italia Serie C||Round of 32||13 October 1999||Palermo||Catania|
|27 October 1999||Catania||Palermo|
|1998–99||Coppa Italia Serie C||Group stage||30 August 1998||Catania||Palermo|
|1992–93||Coppa Italia Serie C||Final group||13 January 1993||Catania||Palermo|
|1990–91||Coppa Italia Serie C||Round of 16||20 December 1990||Palermo||Catania|
|24 January 1991||Catania||Palermo|
|1989–90||Coppa Italia Serie C||Quarter final||22 February 1990||Palermo||Catania|
|15 March 1990||Catania||Palermo|
|1981–82||Coppa Italia||Group stage||6 September 1981||Palermo||Catania|
|1980–81||Coppa Italia||Group stage||7 September 1980||Catania||Palermo|
|1969–70||Coppa Italia||Group stage||31 August 1969||Palermo||Catania|
|1968–69||Coppa Italia||Group stage||15 September 1968||Catania||Palermo|
|1964–65||Coppa Italia||Second round||6 January 1965||Palermo||Catania|
|1959–60||Coppa Italia||First round||6 September 1959||Palermo||Catania|
|1937–38||Coppa Italia||Third round||4 November 1937||Palermo||Catania|
|1935–36||Coppa Italia||Round of 32||25 December 1935||Catania||Palermo|
Sicilian derbies with Atletico CataniaEdit
For five seasons, Palermo played an "alternate" Sicilian derby against Atletico Catania, a minor team which reached its peak during the late 1990s, when it was the major football club in Catania, following the disbandment of the old Calcio Catania. In 1999–2000 and 2000–2001, Palermo contested derbies with both Catania and Atletico Catania, as all three teams were playing Serie C1/B at the time.
|Atletico Catania vs Palermo||Palermo vs Atletico Catania|
|2000–01||Serie C1/B||26 November 2000||0–1||8 April 2001||0–0|
|1999–00||Serie C1/B||10 October 1999||0–1||13 February 2000||1–0|
|1998–99||Serie C1/B||24 January 1999||0–1||20 September 1998||2–1|
|1997–98||Serie C1/B||19 October 1997||2–0||8 March 1998||1–0|