2008–09 in Italian football

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The 2008–2009 season will be the 107th season of competitive football in Italy.

Overview[edit]

  • Chievo will make their return to Serie A after just one season in the second tier.
  • Sassuolo will make their debut in Serie B.

Events[edit]

National team[edit]

Italy will play the qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Italy will also be participating in the FIFA Confederations Cup in mid-to-late June, 2009.

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Italy scorers
August 20, 2008 Stade du Ray, Nice (N)  Austria
2–2
F
Alberto Gilardino, Ramazan Özcan (own goal)
September 6, 2008 Neo GSP Stadium, Nicosia (A)  Cyprus
2–1
WCQ
Antonio Di Natale (2)
September 10, 2008 Stadio Friuli, Udine (H)  Georgia
2–0
WCQ
Daniele De Rossi (2)
October 11, 2008 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia (A)  Bulgaria
0–0
WCQ
October 15, 2008 Stadio Via del Mare, Lecce (H)  Montenegro
2–1
WCQ
Alberto Aquilani (2)
February 11, 2009 Emirates Stadium, London (N)  Brazil
0–2
F
March 28, 2009 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica (A)  Montenegro
2–0
WCQ
Andrea Pirlo, Giampaolo Pazzini
April 1, 2009 Stadio San Nicola, Bari (H)  Republic of Ireland
1–1
WCQ
Vincenzo Iaquinta
June 6, 2009 Arena Garibaldi - Stadio Romeo Anconetani, Pisa (H)  Northern Ireland
F
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral site
  • WCQ = World Cup Qualifier
  • F = friendly

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Serie A Inter
Coppa Italia Lazio
Serie B Bari
Lega Pro Prima Divisione - A Cesena
Lega Pro Prima Divisione - B Gallipoli
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - A Varese
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - B Figline
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - C Cosenza
Coppa Italia Lega Pro Sorrento
Serie D

Girone A: Biellese
Girone B: P.B. Vercelli
Girone C: Sacilese
Girone D: Crociati Noceto
Girone E: Sporting Lucchese
Girone F: Pro Vasto
Girone G: Villacidrese
Girone H: Brindisi
Girone I: Siracusa

Eccellenza Regionale See winners
Italian Super Cup Inter

Transfer deals[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Roberto Donadoni (2008-06-26). "Lippi re-appointed as Italy coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ Italy's score given first
  3. ^ "Schianto in Porsche Muore Mingozzi del Treviso" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Schianto sull'Adriatica. Muore Gianni De Rosa" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Morto Allemann ex Mantova in A" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  6. ^ "E' morto il presidente Sensi" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Morto Tortul, ex Samp Era anche zio di Capello" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  8. ^ "Portosummaga È morto Dino Mio" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  9. ^ "Belgium mourns Genaux". UEFA.com. 2008-11-09. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  10. ^ "Candido Cannavò dies at 78 We miss you already, Editor". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  11. ^ "Verona piange Arvedi Evitò il fallimento" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  12. ^ "Addio a Rotella ala rossoblù" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-05-14.