2007–08 ACF Fiorentina season

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Fiorentina
2007–08 season
Chairman Andrea Della Valle
Manager Cesare Prandelli
Stadium Stadio Artemio Franchi
Serie A 4th
Coppa Italia Quarter-finals
UEFA Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Adrian Mutu (17)
All: Adrian Mutu (23)
Highest home attendance 42,442 vs Internazionale
(2 December 2007)
Lowest home attendance 3,733 vs Ascoli
(11 December 2007)
Average home league attendance 23,087
Home colours

The 2007-08 season is ACF Fiorentina's 82nd season in Italian football since their existence and their 70th season in the first-tier of Italian football, Serie A. Having finished 6th the previous season with a tally of 58 points, La Viola earned qualification into the first round of the 2007-08 UEFA Cup.

The 2007-08 season was a very successful one for the Viola. They reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup where they were beaten on penalties by Rangers and finished fourth in Serie A ahead of Milan, thus qualifying for the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the season was produced by Lotto Sport Italia and the shirt sponsor is Toyota.

Home[1]
Away[1]
Third kit[1]

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 2008-03-19[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Sébastien Frey
2 Denmark DF Per Krøldrup
3 Italy DF Dario Dainelli (captain)
4 Italy MF Marco Donadel
5 Italy DF Alessandro Gamberini
6 Italy DF Alessandro Potenza
7 Italy MF Franco Semioli
9 Italy FW Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
10 Romania FW Adrian Mutu
11 Italy MF Fabio Liverani
12 Italy GK Cristiano Lupatelli
15 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Mazuch
16 Czech Republic MF Jan Hable
17 Senegal FW Papa Waigo
18 Italy MF Riccardo Montolivo
19 Italy MF Massimo Gobbi
No. Position Player
20 Denmark MF Martin Jørgensen
21 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Ujfaluši
22 Serbia MF Zdravko Kuzmanović
23 Italy DF Manuel Pasqual
24 Argentina MF Mario Alberto Santana
25 Serbia GK Vlada Avramov
26 Brazil DF Alex (from youth team)
27 Italy FW Samuel Di Carmine (from youth team)
29 Italy FW Giampaolo Pazzini
31 Italy GK Edoardo Pazzagli (from youth team)
32 Italy FW Christian Vieri
33 Italy DF Massimiliano Tagliani (from youth team)
34 France FW Matthias Lepiller (from youth team)
35 Senegal MF Papa Diakhate (from youth team)
54 Portugal DF Manuel da Costa
99 Italy FW Daniele Cacia

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
14 FW Italy Arturo Lupoli Arsenal free transfer [2]
16 MF Czech Republic Jan Hable Hradec Králové 0.8 million [3]
15 DF Czech Republic Ondřej Mazuch Brno 2.8 million [3]
13 DF Belgium Anthony Vanden Borre Anderlecht undisclosed [3]
17 DF Italy Federico Balzaretti Juventus 3.8 million [4]
-- FW Italy Leonardo Pettinari Sangiovannese Co-ownership Resolution, undisclosed
7 MF Italy Franco Semioli Chievo 5.5 million [5]
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri Atalanta free transfer [6]
99 FW Italy Daniele Cacia Piacenza Undisclosed [7]
9 FW Argentina Pablo Daniel Osvaldo Atalanta 4.5 million [8]
8 MF Italy Michele Pazienza Udinese Undisclosed
Winter transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
17 FW Senegal Papa Waigo Genoa undisclosed [9]
54 DF Portugal Manuel da Costa PSV 4.5 million [10]
-- MF Italy Giacomo Zappacosta Pescara undisclosed [11]

Out[edit]

Summer transfer window
No. Pos. Player To Fee
17 MF Italy Manuele Blasi Juventus loan return
30 FW Italy Luca Toni Bayern Munich 11 million [12]
32 DF Italy Davide Brivio Atalanta undisclosed [13]
-- DF Italy Christian Maggio Sampdoria undisclosed
83 FW Brazil Reginaldo Parma 4.5 million [14]
-- FW Italy Leonardo Pettinari Reggina undisclosed [15]
-- MF Italy Alessandro Gherardi Bellinzona undisclosed
8 FW Bulgaria Valeri Bojinov Manchester City 8 million [16]
Winter transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
13 DF Belgium Anthony Vanden Borre Genoa undisclosed [9]
17 DF Italy Federico Balzaretti Palermo undisclosed [17]
8 MF Italy Michele Pazienza Napoli 3 million [18]

Players out on loan[edit]

No. Pos. Player On loan to Until
14 FW Italy Arturo Lupoli Treviso June 2008 [19]
-- MF Brazil Guilherme Mantova June 2008 [20]
-- MF Italy Andrea Paolucci Cesena June 2008 [19]

Final squad statistics[edit]

Last updated on 18 May 2007.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Serie A UEFA Cup Coppa Italia
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 France GK Sébastien Frey 52 -11 38 0 13 -9 1 -2
2 Denmark DF Per Krøldrup 30 2 19 0 8 1 3 1
3 Italy DF Dario Dainelli 31 0 23 0 6 0 2 0
4 Italy DF Marco Donadel 46 2 33 2 10 0 3 0
5 Italy DF Alessandro Gamberini 43 1 33 1 9 0 1 0
6 Italy DF Alessandro Potenza 18 0 16 0 0 0 2 0
7 Italy MF Franco Semioli 32 3 21 3 7 0 4 0
9 Italy FW Pablo Daniel Osvaldo 25 6 13 5 8 1 4 0
10 Romania FW Adrian Mutu 42 24 31 18 10 6 1 0
11 Italy MF Fabio Liverani 42 1 31 0 10 1 1 0
12 Italy GK Cristiano Lupatelli 6 -4 2 0 1 -1 3 -3
15 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Mazuch 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Senegal FW Papa Waigo 7 2 7 2 0 0 0 0
18 Italy MF Riccardo Montolivo 48 4 36 3 10 1 2 0
19 Italy MF Massimo Gobbi 37 1 24 1 9 0 4 0
20 Denmark MF Martin Jørgensen 40 2 27 0 10 2 3 0
21 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Ujfaluši 44 0 29 0 13 0 2 0
22 Serbia MF Zdravko Kuzmanović 50 3 36 1 12 2 2 0
23 Italy DF Manuel Pasqual 41 0 30 0 9 0 2 0
24 Argentina MF Mario Alberto Santana 36 6 28 6 8 0 0 0
25 Serbia GK Vlada Avramov 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
27 Italy FW Samuel Di Carmine 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Italy FW Giampaolo Pazzini 49 14 33 11 12 0 4 3
32 Italy FW Christian Vieri 41 8 28 5 12 3 1 0
99 Italy FW Daniele Cacia 5 1 3 0 1 1 1 0
Players sold or loaned out during the 2008 winter transfer window:
7 Italy DF Federico Balzaretti 11 0 6 0 3 0 2 0
8 Italy MF Michele Pazienza 17 0 9 0 4 0 4 0
13 Belgium DF Anthony Vanden Borre 6 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
14 Italy FW Arturo Lupoli 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Disciplinary records for 2007–08 league and cup matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
2 Denmark Krøldrup, PerPer Krøldrup 2 0
3 Italy Dainelli, DarioDario Dainelli 3 0
4 Italy Donadel, MarcoMarco Donadel 10 1
5 Italy Gamberini, AlessandroAlessandro Gamberini 3 0
6 Italy Potenza, AlessandroAlessandro Potenza 3 0
7 Italy Semioli, FrancoFranco Semioli 5 0
9 Italy Daniel Osvaldo, PabloPablo Daniel Osvaldo 3 1
10 Romania Mutu, AdrianAdrian Mutu 6 1
11 Italy Liverani, FabioFabio Liverani 4 0
11 Italy Lupatelli, CristianoCristiano Lupatelli 1 0
17 Senegal Waigo, PapaPapa Waigo 2 0
18 Italy Montolivo, RiccardoRiccardo Montolivo 9 0
19 Italy , Massimo GobbiMassimo Gobbi 5 0
21 Czech Republic Ujfaluši, TomášTomáš Ujfaluši 7 0
22 Serbia Kuzmanović, ZdravkoZdravko Kuzmanović 2 0
23 Italy Pasqual, ManuelManuel Pasqual 4 1
24 Argentina Alberto Santana, MarioMario Alberto Santana 3 0
29 Italy Pazzini, GiampaoloGiampaolo Pazzini 5 0
32 Italy , Christian VieriChristian Vieri 4 0
Players sold or loaned out during the 2008 winter transfer window:
7 Italy Balzaretti, FedericoFederico Balzaretti 1 0
8 Italy Pazienza, MicheleMichele Pazienza 2 0

Serie A[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Last updated on 18 May 2008

Team Pts GP W D L GF GA +/- Comments
1. Internazionale 85 38 25 10 3 69 26 +43 Champions League
Group Stage
2. Roma 82 38 24 10 4 72 37 +35
3. Juventus 72 38 20 12 6 72 37 +35 Champions League
Qualifying Round
4. Fiorentina 66 38 19 9 10 55 39 +16
5. Milan 64 38 18 10 10 66 38 +28 UEFA Cup
6. Sampdoria 60 38 17 9 12 56 46 +10
7. Udinese 57 38 16 9 13 48 53 -5
7. Napoli 50 38 14 8 16 50 53 -3 Intertoto Cup

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 19 9 10 55 39 +16 66 12 4 3 35 18 +17 7 5 7 20 21 −1

Last updated: May 18, 2008.
Source: Channel 4

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A
Result W D D W D W D W D W W L D L L D W W W W L D W L W W L W L W L W L W D L W W

Last updated: May 18, 2008.
Source: Channel 4
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]





































UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]

2007-09-20
20:30
Groningen 1 – 1 Fiorentina
Lovré Goal 25' (Report) Semioli Goal 65'
Euroborg, Groningen
Attendance: 19,344
Referee: Lucílio Batista Portugal

Second leg[edit]

Groningen 2–2 Fiorentina on aggregate. Fiorentina won 4–3 on penalties.


Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Villarreal 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4 10
Italy Fiorentina 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6 8
Greece AEK Athens 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 4 1 0 3 5 6 -1 3
Sweden Elfsborg 4 0 1 3 3 12 -9 1
2007-10-25
20:45
Villarreal Spain 1 – 1 Italy Fiorentina
Capdevila Goal 86' (Report) Vieri Goal 49'
Estadio El Madrigal, Vila-real
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy France

2007-11-08
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 6 – 1 Sweden Elfsborg
Jørgensen Goal 4' Goal 78'
Vieri Goal 5'
Donadel Goal 62'
Krøldrup Goal 65'
Di Carmine Goal 87'
(Report) Ishizaki Goal 41'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 18,732
Referee: Selçuk Dereli Turkey

2007-11-29
20:00
AEK Athens Greece 1 – 1 Italy Fiorentina
Balzaretti Goal 34' (o.g.) (Report) Osvaldo Goal 29'
OACA Spyro Louis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 26,386
Referee: Craig Thomson Scotland

2007-12-20
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 2 – 1 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav
Mutu Goal 44' (pen.)
Vieri Goal 67'
(Report) Rajnoch Goal 60'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 11,140
Referee: Joao Francisco Lopes Ferreira Portugal

Round of 32[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-02-14
20:45
Rosenborg Norway 0 – 1 Italy Fiorentina
(Report) Mutu Goal 16'
Lerkendal stadion, Trondheim
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Mark Clattenburg England

Second leg[edit]

2008-02-21
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 2 – 1 Norway Rosenborg
Liverani Goal 38'
Cacia Goal 81'
(Report) Koné Goal 88'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 23,139
Referee: Darko Čeferin Slovenia

Fiorentina won 3–1 on aggregate.


Round of 16[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-03-06
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 2 – 0 England Everton
Kuzmanović Goal 70'
Montolivo Goal 81'
(Report)
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 32,934
Referee: Paul Allaerts Belgium

Second leg[edit]

2008-03-12
20:45
Everton England 2 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4 pen.)
Italy Fiorentina
Johnson Goal 16'
Arteta Goal 67'
(Report)
  Penalties  
Gravesen Penalty scored
Yakubu Penalty missed
Arteta Penalty scored
Jagielka Penalty missed
2 – 4 Penalty scored Pazzini
Penalty scored Montolivo
Penalty scored Osvaldo
Penalty scored Santana
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 38,026
Referee: Eric Braamhaar Netherlands

Fiorentina 2–2 Everton on aggregate. Fiorentina won 4–2 on penalties.


Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-04-03
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 1 – 1 Netherlands PSV
Mutu Goal 56' (Report) Koevermans Goal 63'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 34,317
Referee: Laurent Duhamel France

Second leg[edit]

2008-04-10
20:45
PSV Netherlands 0 – 2 Italy Fiorentina
(Report) Mutu Goal 38' Goal 53'
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 36,200
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo Spain

Fiorentina won 3–1 on aggregate.


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-04-24
20:45
Rangers Scotland 0 – 0 Italy Fiorentina
(Report)
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 49,199
Referee: Kyros Vassaras Greece

Second leg[edit]

Rangers 0–0 Fiorentina on aggregate. Rangers won 4–2 on penalties.


Disciplinary record[edit]

Last updated on 26 April 2008.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
1 Italy Frey, SébastienSébastien Frey 1 0
2 Denmark Krøldrup, PerPer Krøldrup 1 0
3 Italy Dainelli, DarioDario Dainelli 1 0
4 Italy Donadel, MarcoMarco Donadel 5 0
5 Italy Gamberini, AlessandroAlessandro Gamberini 2 0
10 Romania Mutu, AdrianAdrian Mutu 2 0
11 Italy Liverani, FabioFabio Liverani 1 0
18 Italy Montolivo, RiccardoRiccardo Montolivo 2 0
19 Italy , Massimo GobbiMassimo Gobbi 2 0
20 Denmark Jørgensen, MartinMartin Jørgensen 1 0
21 Czech Republic Ujfaluši, TomášTomáš Ujfaluši 2 0
24 Argentina Alberto Santana, MarioMario Alberto Santana 1 0
29 Italy Pazzini, GiampaoloGiampaolo Pazzini 1 0
Players sold or loaned out during the 2008 winter transfer window:
8 Italy Pazienza, MicheleMichele Pazienza 1 0
13 Belgium Vanden Borre, AnthonyAnthony Vanden Borre 1 0

Coppa Italia[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

First leg[edit]

2007-12-11
19:30
Ascoli 1 – 1 Fiorentina
Guberti Goal 81' (Report) Krøldrup Goal 29'
Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca, Ascoli Piceno
Attendance: 3,880
Referee: Paolo Valeri

Second leg[edit]

2008-01-16
17:00
Fiorentina 2 – 0 Ascoli
Pazzini Goal 60' Goal 73' (Report)
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 3,733
Referee: Georgio Lops

Fiorentina won 3–1 on aggregate.


Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-01-24
20:00
Lazio 2 – 1 Fiorentina
Kolarov Goal 19'
Behrami Goal 20'
(Report) Pazzini Goal 40'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Massimiliano Saccani

Second leg[edit]

2008-01-30
16:45
Fiorentina 1 – 2 Lazio
Semioli Goal 17' (Report) Kolarov Goal 34'
Rocchi Goal 62'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 10,457
Referee: Christian Brighi

Lazio won 4–2 on aggregate.

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