2007–08 in Italian football

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The 2007–2008 season was the 106th season of competitive football in Italy.

Overview[edit]

  • Juventus will make their return to Serie A after being relegated to Serie B for the previous season for their role in the 2006 Serie A scandal.
  • Grosseto will make their debut in Serie B, the highest division in which the club has participated in its history.

Events[edit]

  • June 28, 2007 - The FIGC announce that the Serie A season will begin on August 26, 2007 and end on May 18, 2008.
  • August 19, 2007 - In the Italian Super Cup, Roma defeat Inter 1-0.
  • August 25, 2007 - Serie B season begins.
  • August 26, 2007 - Serie A season begins.
  • November 17, 2007 - Italy book their place in Euro 2008 with a win over Scotland.
  • December 2, 2007 - Italy drawn into Group C for Euro 2008 along with Holland, Romania, and France
  • May 18, 2008 - Inter successfully defends their title in Serie A.
  • June 15, 2008 - Lecce joins Bologna and Chievo as the teams promoted to Serie A.
  • June 17, 2008 - Italy finishes second in Group C in Euro 2008 and qualifies for the quarter-finals
  • June 22, 2008 - Italy is eliminated from Euro 2008 by Spain.
  • June 26, 2008 - Roberto Donadoni is fired as head coach; Marcello Lippi returns to the position.

Managerial changes[edit]

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Fernando Orsi Livorno 9 October 2007[1] Giancarlo Camolese 10 October 2007[2]
Massimo Ficcadenti Reggina 1 November 2007[3] Renzo Ulivieri 1 November 2007[4]
Andrea Mandorlini Siena 12 November 2007[5] Mario Beretta 12 November 2007[5]
Marco Giampaolo Cagliari 13 November 2007[6] Nedo Sonetti 13 November 2007[7]
Stefano Colantuono Palermo 26 November 2007[8] Francesco Guidolin 27 November 2007[9]
Luigi Cagni Empoli 26 November 2007[10] Alberto Malesani 27 November 2007[11]

National team[edit]

Italy will continue their qualifying campaign for Euro 2008. They are coached by Roberto Donadoni.

Date Venue Opponents Score[12] Competition Italy scorers
August 22, 2007 Stadium Puskás Ferenc, Budapest (A)  Hungary
1-3
F
Antonio Di Natale
September 8, 2007 San Siro, Milan (H)  France
0-0
ECQ
September 12, 2007 NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium, Kiev (A)  Ukraine
2-1
ECQ
Antonio Di Natale (2)
October 13, 2007 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa (H)  Georgia
2-0
ECQ
Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Grosso
October 17, 2007 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Siena (H)  South Africa
2-0
F
Cristiano Lucarelli (2)
November 17, 2007 Hampden Park, Glasgow (A)  Scotland
2-1
ECQ
Luca Toni, Cristian Panucci
November 21, 2007 Stadio Alberto Braglia, Modena (H)  Faroe Islands
3-1
ECQ
Benjaminsen(o.g), Luca Toni, Giorgio Chiellini
February 6, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  Portugal
3-1
F
Luca Toni, Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Quagliarella
March 26, 2008 Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche (A)  Spain
0-1
F
May 30, 2008 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Siena (H)  Belgium
3-1
F
Antonio Di Natale (2), Mauro Camoranesi
June 9, 2008 Stade de Suisse, Bern (N)  Netherlands
0-3
EC (C)
June 13, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  Romania
1-1
EC (C)
Cristian Panucci
June 17, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  France
2-0
EC (C)
Andrea Pirlo (P), Daniele De Rossi
June 22, 2008 Ernst Happel, Vienna (N)  Spain
0-0 (2-4)
EC (Q)
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral site
  • ECQ = European Championship Qualifier
  • F = friendly
  • EC (C) = European Championship - Group C match
  • EC (Q) = European Championship - Quarter-final match

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Serie A Inter
Coppa Italia Roma
Serie B Chievo
Serie C1 C1/A: Sassuolo
C1/B: Salernitana
Serie C2 C2/A: Pergocrema
C2/B: Reggiana
C2/C: Benevento
Coppa Italia Serie C Bassano Virtus
Serie D Girone A: Alessandria
Girone B: Como
Girone C: Itala San Marco
Girone D: Giacomense
Girone E: Figline
Girone F: Sangiustese
Girone G: Isola Liri
Girone H: Aversa Normanna
Girone I: Cosenza
Eccellenza Regionale See Winners
Italian Super Cup Roma

Transfer deals[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Livorno sack Orsi Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  2. ^ Livorno turn to Camolese Football Italia.Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  3. ^ Reggina sack Ficcadenti Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  4. ^ Reggina call on Ulivieri Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  5. ^ a b Mandorlini out, Beretta in Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  6. ^ Cagliari sack Giampaolo Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  7. ^ Cagliari appoint Sonetti Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  8. ^ Palermo sack Colantuono Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  9. ^ Guidolin's back at the Barbera Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  10. ^ Empoli axe Cagni Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  11. ^ Malesani: Why I chose Empoli Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  12. ^ Italy's score given first
  13. ^ "E' morto Erminio Favalli" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  14. ^ "È morto Lombardi. Ultima vittima della Sla" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2008-04-18.