2008–09 ACF Fiorentina season

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Fiorentina
2008–09 season
President 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)
Highest home attendance 41,839 vs Milan
(31 May 2009, Serie A)
Lowest home attendance 19,018 vs Ajax
(19 February 2009, UEFA Cup)
Average home league attendance 31,200[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008–09 season was ACF Fiorentina's 83rd season in Italian football and their 71st season in the first-tier of Italian football, Serie A. Having finished fourth the previous season, La Viola earned qualification to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in eight years.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

As of 26 July 2008[2] 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 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 [3]
46 FW Italy Piergiuseppe Maritato Juventus undisclosed [4]
11 FW Italy Alberto Gilardino Milan 14 million [5]
8 FW Montenegro Stevan Jovetić Partizan 8 million [6]
34 MF Serbia Nikola Gulan Sampdoria undisclosed
28 FW Brazil Jefferson Paraná free transfer [7]
21 DF Italy Gianluca Comotto Torino 4.3 million [8]
6 DF Peru Juan Manuel Vargas Catania 11 million [8]
13 GK Italy Marco Storari Milan on loan [9]
14 DF Italy Luciano Zauri Lazio on loan [10]
30 MF Argentina Sergio Almirón Juventus on loan [11]
Winter transfer window
No. Pos. Player From Fee
32 FW Italy Emiliano Bonazzoli Sampdoria on loan [12]
-- MF Italy Davide Carcuro Treviso loan return (co-ownership) [13][14]
-- GK Italy Tommaso Scuffia Maceratese undisclosed [15]

Out[edit]

Summer transfer window
No. Pos. Player To Fee
11 MF Italy Fabio Liverani Palermo free transfer [16]
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri Atalanta free transfer [17]
99 FW Italy Daniele Cacia Piacenza blind auction [18]
6 DF Italy Alessandro Potenza Genoa undisclosed [19]
21 FW Czech Republic Tomáš Ujfaluši Atlético Madrid free transfer [20]
-- 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 [21]
9 FW Italy Dani Osvaldo Bologna 7 million [22]

On loan[edit]

No. Pos. Player On loan to Until
27 FW Italy Samuel Di Carmine Queens Park Rangers June 2009 [23]
14 FW Italy Arturo Lupoli Norwich City June 2009 [24]
16 MF Czech Republic Jan Hable Baník Ostrava June 2009 [25]
17 FW Senegal Papa Waigo Lecce June 2009 [26]
34 FW France Matthias Lepiller Eupen June 2009 [25]
54 MF Portugal Manuel da Costa Sampdoria June 2009 [27]
34 MF Serbia Nikola Gulan 1860 Munich June 2009 [28]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position
Final
position
First match Last match
Serie A Matchday 1 4th 31 August 2008 31 May 2009
Coppa Italia Round of 16 Round of 16 17 December 2008
Champions League Third qualifying round Group stage 12 August 2008 10 December 2008
UEFA Cup Round of 32 Round of 32 19 February 2009 26 February 2009

Last updated: 31 May 2009

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
7 Udinese 38 16 10 12 61 50 +11 58
8 Palermo 38 17 6 15 57 50 +7 57
9 Cagliari 38 15 8 15 49 50 −1 53
10 Lazio 38 15 5 18 46 55 −9 50 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
11 Atalanta 38 13 8 17 45 48 −3 47
12 Napoli 38 12 10 16 43 45 −2 46 NAP 2–0 SAM
SAM 2–2 NAP
13 Sampdoria 38 11 13 14 49 52 −3 46
14 Siena 38 12 8 18 33 44 −11 44
15 Catania 38 12 7 19 41 51 −10 43
16 Chievo 38 8 14 16 35 49 −14 38
17 Bologna 38 9 10 19 43 62 −19 37
18 Torino (R) 38 8 10 20 37 61 −24 34 Relegation to Serie B
19 Reggina (R) 38 6 13 19 30 62 −32 31
20 Lecce (R) 38 5 15 18 37 67 −30 30

Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Lazio qualified for the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League by winning the 2008–09 Coppa Italia.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

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: 31 May 2009.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH
ResultDLWLWWWWDLWLWLWWWLLLWWWDWDLLWWWLWWWWDL
Position815121612975588966554667654444444444444444
Updated to match(es) played on 31 May 2009. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group F
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 București 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1

UEFA Cup[edit]

Final phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

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

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA Cup Total
Own goal 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated:

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA Cup Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated:

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Yellow card Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated:

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