1984–85 Serie A

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Serie A
Season1984 (1984)–85
ChampionsVerona
1st title
RelegatedAscoli
Cremonese
Lazio
European CupVerona
Juventus
Cup Winners' CupSampdoria
UEFA CupTorino
Internazionale
Milan
Matches played240
Goals scored504 (2.1 per match)
Top goalscorerMichel Platini
(18 goals)

The 1984–85 Serie A season heralded Hellas Verona's first and so far only Scudetto. Unusually, none of the big three of Juventus, A.C. Milan or Inter managed to finish in the top two. Ascoli, Lazio and Cremonese all got relegated to Serie B.

It was the only season when referees were assigned to matches by way of a random draw instead of being assigned to a specific match by a special commission of referees ('designatori arbitrali'). After the betting scandal of the early 1980s (the 'calcioscommesse' scandal) it had been decided to clean up the image of Italian football by assigning referees randomly instead of picking them, in order to clear up all the suspicions and accusations.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Verona (C) 30 15 13 2 42 19 +23 43 European Cup[a]
2 Torino 30 14 11 5 36 22 +14 39 UEFA Cup
3 Internazionale 30 13 12 5 42 28 +14 38
4 Sampdoria 30 12 13 5 36 21 +15 37 Cup Winners' Cup
5 Milan 30 12 12 6 31 25 +6 36 UEFA Cup
6 Juventus 30 11 14 5 48 33 +15 36 European Cup[a]
7 Roma 30 10 14 6 33 25 +8 34
8 Napoli 30 10 13 7 34 29 +5 33
9 Fiorentina 30 8 13 9 33 31 +2 29
10 Atalanta 30 5 18 7 20 32 −12 28
11 Como 30 6 13 11 17 27 −10 25
12 Udinese 30 10 5 15 43 46 −3 25
13 Avellino 30 7 11 12 27 33 −6 25
14 Ascoli (R) 30 4 14 12 24 40 −16 22 Serie B 1985-86
15 Lazio (R) 30 2 11 17 16 45 −29 15
16 Cremonese (R) 30 4 7 19 22 48 −26 15
Source: Panini
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Juventus gained entry to the 1985-86 European Cup as defending champions.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ASC ATA AVE COM CRE FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP ROM SAM TOR UDI VER
Ascoli 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–3
Atalanta 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Avellino 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 4–1 2–1
Como 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0
Cremonese 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2
Fiorentina 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–3
Inter 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Juventus 2–2 5–1 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1
Lazio 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–4 0–1
Milan 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0
Napoli 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–0
Roma 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Sampdoria 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Torino 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2
Udinese 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–3 5–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–5
Verona 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0
Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 France Michel Platini Juventus 18
2 Italy Alessandro Altobelli Inter 17
3 Argentina Diego Maradona Napoli 14
4 Italy Massimo Briaschi Juventus 12
5 Argentina Daniel Bertoni Napoli 11
Italy Giuseppe Galderisi Hellas Verona 11
6 Germany Hans-Peter Briegel Hellas Verona 9
Italy Aldo Serena Torino 9
Italy Pietro Paolo Virdis Milan 9

References and sources[edit]

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005

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