1898 Italian Football Championship

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The Italian Football Championship of 1898 was a major event in the footballing history of Italy. It was the first FIGC-endorsed league competition which is considered an official predecessor of Serie A.

It was a knock-out tournament involving three clubs from Turin and one from Genoa. All three matches were played at the Velodromo Umberto I in Turin on 8 May, over the course of the one day.[1] The winner of this first-ever season was Genoa.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Torino 600px Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png 2-1 600px Giallo e Nero (Strisce).png FBC Torinese
Genoa 600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png 2-0 600px Blu Con Striscia Rossa.png Ginnastica Torino

Final[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Genoa600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png 2-1(aet) 600px Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png Internazionale Torino

Champions[edit]

Italian Football Championship
1898 Winners
Genoa C.F.C.
1st Title
Scudetto.svg
Genoa:[2]
1 England William Baird
2 Italy Ernesto De Galleani
3 Italy Fausto Ghigliotti
4 Italy Edoardo Pasteur I
5 England James Richardson Spensley (c)
6 Italy Ettore Wallys Ghiglione
7 England Robert Al Leaver
8 Italy Giovanni Bocciardo
9 Switzerland Henri Arthur Dapples
10 Italy Silvio Piero Bertollo
11 Guernsey John Quertier Le Pelley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modena, Panini Edizioni (2005). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004. 
  2. ^ "Le formazioni dei campioni d'Italia dal 1898 al 1915". BatsWeb.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved August 2007.