2002–03 Serie A
|Goals scored||789 (2.58 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Christian Vieri (24)|
|Biggest home win||Milan 6–0 Torino
(6 October 2002)
|Biggest away win||Torino 0–4 Juventus
(17 November 2002)
Torino 0–4 Parma
(1 December 2002)
Chievo 0–4 Parma
(16 March 2003)
|Highest scoring||Parma 4–3 Brescia
(6 November 2002)
Empoli 3–4 Internazionale
(6 November 2002)
Juventus 4–3 Chievo
(24 May 2003)
The first two teams qualified directly to UEFA Champions League. Teams finishing in third and fourth position had to play Champions League qualifications. Teams finishing in fifth and sixth positions qualified to UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia). The bottom four teams were to be relegated in Serie B.
Juventus won its 27th national title, with Internazionale placing second. Milan and Lazio were admitted to the UEFA Champions League preliminary phase, whereas Parma, Udinese and Roma (through the Coppa Italia finals) obtained a spot to the next UEFA Cup. Brescia and Perugia were admitted to participate in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, after Chievo declined to participate.
Unlike La Liga, which imposed a quota on the number of non-EU players on each club, Serie A clubs could sign as many non-EU players as available on domestic transfer. But for the 2003–04 season a quota was imposed on each of the clubs limiting the number of non-EU, non-EFTA and non-Swiss players who may be signed from abroad each season, following provisional measures introduced in the 2002–03 season, which allowed Serie A & B clubs to sign only one non-EU player in the 2002 summer transfer window.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Torino||Giancarlo Camolese||Sacked||25 October 2002||16th||Renzo Ulivieri||26 October 2002|
|Reggina||Bortolo Mutti||Sacked||7 November 2002||16th||Luigi De Canio||8 November 2002|
|Como||Loris Dominissini||Sacked||25 November 2002||18th||Eugenio Fascetti||25 November 2002|
|Piacenza||Andrea Agostinelli||Sacked||3 February 2003||16th||Luigi Cagni||3 February 2003|
|Torino||Renzo Ulivieri||Sacked||24 February 2003||17th||Renato Zaccarelli||24 February 2003|
|Torino||Renato Zaccarelli||Sacked||15 April 2003||18th||Giacomo Ferri||15 April 2003|
|Atalanta||Giovanni Vavassori||Sacked||21 April 2003||15th||Giancarlo Finardi||21 April 2003|
Personnel and sponsoring
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||Qualification or relegation
|1||Juventus (C)||34||21||9||4||64||29||+35||72||2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|4||Lazio||34||15||15||4||57||32||+25||60||2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|5||Parma||34||15||11||8||55||36||+19||56||2003–04 UEFA Cup First round||UDI 1–1 PAR
PAR 3–2 UDI
|8||Roma||34||13||10||11||55||46||+9||49||2003–04 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|9||Brescia||34||9||15||10||36||38||−2||42||2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round||BRE 3–1 PER
PER 0–0 BRE
|10||Perugia||34||10||12||12||40||48||−8||42||2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round 2|
|12||Modena||34||9||11||14||30||48||−18||38||MOD: 10 pts
EMP: 9 pts
ATA: 7 pts
REG: 5 pts
|14||Atalanta (R)||34||8||14||12||35||47||−12||38||Relegation play-off|
|16||Piacenza (R)||34||8||6||20||44||62||−18||30||Relegation to Serie B|
Source: Lega Serie A
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Roma qualified for the first round of the 2003-04 UEFA Cup as Coppa Italia runner-up because the winner, Milan, qualified for Champions League through championship position.
2Perugia gained entry to the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Chievo renounced.
(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.
|Home ╲ Away||ATA||BOL||BRE||CHV||COM||EMP||INT||JUV||LAZ||MIL||MOD||PAR||PER||PIA||REG||ROM||TOR||UDI|
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
- Most wins - Juventus (21)
- Fewest wins - Como and Torino (4)
- Most draws - Lazio and Brescia (15)
- Fewest draws - Piacenza (6)
- Most losses - Torino (21)
- Fewest losses - Juventus and Lazio (4)
- Most goals scored - Juventus and Internazionale (64)
- Fewest goals scored - Torino (23)
- Most goals conceded - Piacenza (62)
- Fewest goals conceded - Juventus (29)
29 May 2003
2 June 2003
|Natali 18'||Cozza 33'
Reggina won 2 – 1 on aggregate.
|4||Alessandro Del Piero||Juventus||16|
|10||Antonio Di Natale||Empoli||13|
References and sources
- "Italy blocks non-EU players". UEFA.com. 2003-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Italians bar non-EU imports". UEFA.com. 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Piacenza Sack Agostinelli". Soccerway. 3 February 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- "Cagni returns as Piacenza sack Agostinelli". Soccerway. 3 February 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005