2000–01 Serie A
|Goals scored||845 (2.76 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Hernán Crespo
A.S. Roma won its first Scudetto since the 1982-83 season, its third title overall. Juventus FC finished second, and these two teams automatically qualified for the first group stage of the 2001-02 UEFA Champions League. S.S. Lazio, the defending champions, and A.C. Parma finished third and fourth respectively, to enter the third qualifying round of the same competition. Inter Milan and A.C. Milan finished fifth and sixth, and qualified for the 2001-02 UEFA Cup along with A.C. Fiorentina, the winners of the Coppa Italia. Brescia Calcio gained entry into the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Vicenza Calcio, S.S.C. Napoli and A.S. Bari were automatically relegated to Serie B. Reggina Calcio and Hellas Verona F.C. were forced to contest a relegation tie-breaker after finishing level on points, with Verona winning on away goals to relegate Reggina.
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.
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 Paulista of Udinese Calcio, Fábio Júnior and Gustavo Bartelt of Roma, Dida of Milan, Álvaro Recoba of Inter, Thomas Job, Francis Zé and Jean Ondoa of U.C. Sampdoria, and Jeda and Dede of Vicenza were all handed bans in July 2001, ranging from six months to one year. However, most of these bans were subsequently reduced.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Roma (C)||34||22||9||3||68||33||+35||75||2001–02 UEFA Champions League First group stage|
|3||Lazio||34||21||6||7||65||36||+29||69||2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|5||Internazionale||34||14||9||11||47||47||0||51||2001–02 UEFA Cup First round|
|8||Brescia||34||10||14||10||44||42||+2||441||UEFA Intertoto Cup 2001 Third round|
|9||Fiorentina||34||10||13||11||53||52||+1||432||2001–02 UEFA Cup First round|
|14||Reggina (R)||34||10||7||17||32||49||−17||37||Qualification to Relegation tie-breaker|
|16||Vicenza (R)||34||9||9||16||37||51||−14||36||Relegation to Serie B|
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Brescia gained entry to the 2001 Intertoto Cup after Atalanta declined to take part.
2 Fiorentina gained entry to the 2001-02 UEFA Cup as the 2000-01 Coppa Italia champions.
3 Lecce saved for goal difference.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||ATA||BAR||BOL||BRE||FIO||INT||JUV||LAZ||LCE||MIL||NAP||PAR||PER||REG||ROM||UDI||VER||VIC|
Source: lega-calcio.it (Italian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
- Most wins - Roma (22)
- Fewest wins - Bari (5)
- Most draws - Atalanta and Brescia (15)
- Fewest draws - Udinese and Bari (5)
- Most losses - Bari (24)
- Fewest losses - Roma and Juventus (3)
- Most goals scored - Roma (68)
- Fewest goals scored - Bari (31)
- Most goals conceded - Bari (68)
- Fewest goals conceded - Juventus (27)
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
- 26 goals
- 24 goals
- 22 goals
- 20 goals
- 18 goals
- 17 goals
- 15 goals
- 14 goals
References and sources
- Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
- it:Serie A 2000-2001 - Italian version with pictures and info.
-  - All results on RSSSF Website.
- 2000/2001 Serie A Squads - (www.footballsquads.com)
- "Italians bar non-EU imports". UEFA.com. 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Milan challenge non-EU rule". BBC Sport. 2000-11-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Fake passport scandal hits Serie A". BBC News. 2000-10-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- "Lazio hit with passport charges". BBC News. 2001-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- Kennedy, Frances (2001-06-28). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-05-23.