2008–09 ACF Fiorentina season

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Fiorentina
2008–09 season
Chairman Andrea Della Valle
Manager Cesare Prandelli
Stadium Stadio Artemio Franchi
Serie A 4th
Coppa Italia Semi-finals
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Alberto Gilardino (19)
All:
Alberto Gilardino (25)
Home colours

The 2008-09 season is ACF Fiorentina's 83rd season in Italian football since their existence and their 71st season in the first-tier of Italian football, Serie A. Having finished 4th the previous season ahead of Milan, La Viola earned qualification into the Champions League for the first time in eight years.

Team kit[edit]

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

Home
Away
Third kit

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 2008-07-26[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 Peru DF Juan Manuel Vargas
7 Italy MF Franco Semioli
8 Montenegro FW Stevan Jovetić
10 Romania FW Adrian Mutu
11 Italy FW Alberto Gilardino
13 Italy GK Marco Storari
14 Italy DF Luciano Zauri
15 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Mazuch
18 Italy MF Riccardo Montolivo
19 Italy MF Massimo Gobbi
20 Denmark MF Martin Jørgensen
No. Position Player
21 Italy DF Gianluca Comotto
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
28 Brazil FW Jefferson
30 Argentina MF Sergio Almirón
32 Italy FW Emiliano Bonazzoli
33 Italy GK Andrea Seculin
35 Senegal MF Pape Moussa Diakhatè
38 Italy MF Lorenzo Morelli
41 Italy DF Massimiliano Tagliani
44 Italy DF Federico Masi
46 Italy FW Piergiuseppe Maritato
88 Brazil MF Felipe Melo

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
88 MF Brazil Felipe Melo Almería 13 million [2]
46 FW Italy Piergiuseppe Maritato Juventus undisclosed [3]
11 FW Italy Alberto Gilardino Milan 14 million [4]
8 FW Montenegro Stevan Jovetić Partizan 8 million [5]
34 MF Serbia Nikola Gulan Sampdoria undisclosed
28 FW Brazil Jefferson Paraná free transfer [6]
21 DF Italy Gianluca Comotto Torino 4.3 million [7]
6 DF Peru Juan Manuel Vargas Catania 11 million [7]
13 GK Italy Marco Storari Milan on loan [8]
14 DF Italy Luciano Zauri Lazio on loan [9]
30 MF Argentina Sergio Almirón Juventus on loan [10]
Winter transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
32 FW Italy Emiliano Bonazzoli Sampdoria on loan [11]
-- MF Italy Davide Carcuro Treviso loan return (co-ownership) [12][13]
-- GK Italy Tommaso Scuffia Maceratese undisclosed [14]

Out[edit]

Summer transfer window
No. Pos. Player To Fee
11 MF Italy Fabio Liverani Palermo free transfer [15]
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri Atalanta free transfer [16]
99 FW Italy Daniele Cacia Piacenza blind auction [17]
6 DF Italy Alessandro Potenza Genoa undisclosed [18]
21 FW Czech Republic Tomáš Ujfaluši Atlético Madrid free transfer [19]
-- MF Brazil Guilherme N/A released
12 GK Italy Cristiano Lupatelli N/A released
Winter transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
29 FW Italy Giampaolo Pazzini Sampdoria 10 million [20]
9 FW Italy Pablo Daniel Osvaldo Bologna 7 million [21]

Players out on loan[edit]

No. Pos. Player On loan to Until
27 FW Italy Samuel Di Carmine Queens Park Rangers June 2009 [22]
14 FW Italy Arturo Lupoli Norwich City June 2009 [23]
16 MF Czech Republic Jan Hable Baník Ostrava June 2009 [24]
17 FW Senegal Papa Waigo Lecce June 2009 [25]
34 FW France Matthias Lepiller Eupen June 2009 [24]
54 MF Portugal Manuel da Costa Sampdoria June 2009 [26]
34 MF Serbia Nikola Gulan 1860 Munich June 2009 [27]

Squad statistics[edit]

Last updated on March 9, 2009.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Serie A UEFA Champions League UEFA Cup Coppa Italia
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 France GK Sébastien Frey 36 -36 26 -26 8 -8 2 -2 0 0
2 Denmark DF Per Krøldrup 22 0 16 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
3 Italy DF Dario Dainelli 21 0 13 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
4 Italy DF Marco Donadel 23 0 19 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
5 Italy DF Alessandro Gamberini 32 0 24 0 6 0 2 0 0 0
6 Peru DF Juan Manuel Vargas 23 3 16 3 7 0 0 0 0 0
7 Italy MF Franco Semioli 15 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8 Montenegro FW Stevan Jovetić 24 0 18 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
10 Romania FW Adrian Mutu 30 13 19 11 8 2 2 0 1 0
11 Italy FW Alberto Gilardino 35 21 24 15 8 5 2 1 1 0
13 Italy GK Marco Storari 2 -2 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 -1
14 Italy DF Luciano Zauri 24 0 13 0 8 0 2 0 1 0
17 Senegal FW Papa Waigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Italy MF Riccardo Montolivo 32 4 24 4 6 0 2 0 0 0
19 Italy MF Massimo Gobbi 15 0 10 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
20 Denmark MF Martin Jørgensen 6 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
21 Italy DF Gianluca Comotto 22 0 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 Serbia MF Zdravko Kuzmanović 31 2 23 2 6 0 1 0 1 0
23 Italy DF Manuel Pasqual 13 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
30 Argentina MF Sergio Almirón 16 0 10 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
32 Italy FW Emiliano Bonazzoli 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Italy DF Federico Masi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
88 Brazil MF Felipe Melo 34 2 23 2 8 0 2 0 1 0
Players sold or loaned out during the 2009 winter transfer window:
9 Italy FW Pablo Daniel Osvaldo 13 0 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
29 Italy FW Giampaolo Pazzini 16 1 12 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
54 Portugal DF Manuel da Costa 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Disciplinary records for 2008–09 league matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
1 France Frey, SébastienSébastien Frey 1 0
2 Denmark Krøldrup, PerPer Krøldrup 2 0
3 Italy Dainelli, DarioDario Dainelli 4 0
4 Italy Donadel, MarcoMarco Donadel 3 0
5 Italy Gamberini, AlessandroAlessandro Gamberini 3 0
6 Peru Manuel Vargas, JuanJuan Manuel Vargas 4 0
7 Italy Semioli, FrancoFranco Semioli 1 0
8 Montenegro Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić 3 0
10 Romania Mutu, AdrianAdrian Mutu 3 0
11 Italy Gilardino, AlbertoAlberto Gilardino 3 0
14 Italy Zauri, LucianoLuciano Zauri 4 0
18 Italy Montolivo, RiccardoRiccardo Montolivo 7 0
20 Denmark Jørgensen, MartinMartin Jørgensen 1 0
21 Italy Comotto, GianlucaGianluca Comotto 6 0
22 Serbia Kuzmanović, ZdravkoZdravko Kuzmanović 1 0
30 Italy Bernardo Almirón, SergioSergio Bernardo Almirón 1 0
32 Italy Bonazzoli, EmilianoEmiliano Bonazzoli 1 0
88 Brazil Melo, FelipeFelipe Melo 10 1
Players sold or loaned out during the 2009 winter transfer window:
9 Italy Daniel Osvaldo, PabloPablo Daniel Osvaldo 2 1
29 Italy Pazzini, GiampaoloGiampaolo Pazzini 3 0

Pre-season[edit]

2008-07-17
Sciliar 0 – 12 Fiorentina
(Report) Santana Goal 9' Goal 23'
da Costa Goal 21' Goal 74'
Osvaldo Goal 21'
Pazzini Goal 27' Goal 30' Goal 32'
Gilardino Goal 48'
Semioli Goal 54' Goal 67'
Jovetić Goal 78' (pen.)
Centro Sportivo Laranza, Schlern

2007-07-20
Verona 1 – 1 Fiorentina
Castellan Goal 73' (Report) Gilardino Goal 5'
Stadio Marco Druso, Bolzano
Referee: Tomasi

2008-07-26
Figline 0 – 1 Fiorentina
(Report) Osvaldo Goal 18'
Stadio Goffredo Del Buffa, Figline Valdarno

2008-07-30
19:45
Fiorentina 1 – 3 Barcelona
Pazzini Goal 69' (Report) Puyol Goal 29'
Jeffrén Goal 48'
Bojan Goal 72'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Referee: Massimiliano Saccani

2008-08-06
Fiorentina 3 – 1 Progresul Bucureşti
Kuzmanović Goal 3'
Gilardino Goal 50'
Pazzini Goal 69'
(Report) Costescu Goal 12'


2008-08-19
Amici del Forte 2 – 6 Fiorentina
Nappi Goal 26' Goal 70' (Report) Osvaldo Goal 4' Goal 14'
Kuzmanović Goal 9' Goal 51'
Pazzini Goal 14' Goal 52'

2008-08-22
AZ 0 – 2 Fiorentina
(Report) Pazzini Goal 23' Goal 87'
DSB Stadion, Alkmaar
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Peter Wink

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Internazionale (C) 38 25 9 4 70 32 +38 84 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Juventus 38 21 11 6 69 37 +32 74 JUV 4–2 MIL
MIL 1–1 JUV
3 Milan 38 22 8 8 70 35 +35 74
4 Fiorentina 38 21 5 12 53 38 +15 68 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round FIO 1–0 GEN
GEN 3–3 FIO
5 Genoa 38 19 11 8 56 39 +17 68 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Roma 38 18 9 11 64 61 +3 63 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round

Updated to games played on 31 May 2009.
Source: lega-calcio.it (Italian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

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 21 5 12 53 38 +15 68 14 2 3 29 14 +15 7 3 9 24 24 0

Last updated: May 25, 2009.
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 A H A H A H A A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H
Result D L W L W W W W D L W L W L W W W L L L W W W D W D L L W W W L W W W W D L
Position 8 15 12 16 12 9 7 5 5 8 8 9 6 6 5 5 4 6 6 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Last updated: March 2, 2009.
Source: Channel 4
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

First leg[edit]

2009-02-19
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 0 – 1 Netherlands Ajax
(Report) Bakircioglü Goal 60'

Second leg[edit]

2009-02-26
20:45
Ajax Netherlands 1 – 1 Italy Fiorentina
Leonardo Goal 88' (Report) Gilardino Goal 61'
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 42,779
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

Ajax wins 2–1 on aggregate


Disciplinary record[edit]

Last updated on February 23, 2009.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
5 Italy Gamberini, AlessandroAlessandro Gamberini 1 0
4 Italy Donadel, MarcoMarco Donadel 1 0
10 Romania Mutu, AdrianAdrian Mutu 1 0
14 Italy Zauri, LucianoLuciano Zauri 1 0

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 14
France Lyon 6 3 2 1 14 10 +4 11
Italy Fiorentina 6 1 3 2 5 8 -3 6
Romania Steaua Bucureşti 6 0 1 5 3 12 -9 1
2008-09-17
20:45
Lyon France 2 – 2 Italy Fiorentina
Piquionne Goal 73'
Benzema Goal 86'
(Report) Gilardino Goal 12'42'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

2008-09-30
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 0 – 0 Romania Steaua Bucureşti
(Report)
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

2008-10-21
20:45
Bayern Munich Germany 3 – 0 Italy Fiorentina
Klose Goal 4'
Schweinsteiger Goal 25'
Zé Roberto Goal 90'
(Report)
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

2008-11-05
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 1 – 1 Germany Bayern Munich
Mutu Goal 11' (Report) Borowski Goal 78'

2008-11-25
20:45
Fiorentina Italy 1 – 2 France Lyon
Gilardino Goal 45' (Report) Makoun Goal 15'
Benzema Goal 27'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

2008-12-10
20:45
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 0 – 1 Italy Fiorentina
(Report) Gilardino Goal 66'

Disciplinary record[edit]

Last updated on December 21, 2008.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
3 Italy Dainelli, DarioDario Dainelli 3 0
11 Italy Gilardino, AlbertoAlberto Gilardino 2 0
14 Italy Zauri, LucianoLuciano Zauri 2 0
19 Italy Gobbi, MassimoMassimo Gobbi 2 0
18 Italy Montolivo, RiccardoRiccardo Montolivo 2 0
20 Italy Jørgensen, MartinMartin Jørgensen 1 0
22 Denmark Kuzmanović, ZdravkoZdravko Kuzmanović 1 0
88 Brazil Melo, FelipeFelipe Melo 1 0

Coppa Italia[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

2008-12-16
16:00
Fiorentina 0 – 1 Torino
Report Bianchi Goal 19'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Referee: Antonio Damato

Disciplinary record[edit]

Last updated on December 21, 2008.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
54 Portugal da Costa, ManuelManuel da Costa 1 0
88 Brazil Melo, FelipeFelipe Melo 1 0

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