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1925–26 Prima Divisione

Sports season

Prima Divisione
1925–26 Juventus team
Season1925–26
ChampionsJuventus
2nd title
RelegatedNovara
Udinese
Pisa
Legnano
Reggiana
Parma
Mantova
Matches played385
Goals scored1,512 (3.93 per match)
Top goalscorerFerenc Hirzer
(35 goals)

The 1925–26 Prima Divisione season was won by Juventus.

1925–26 Prima Divisione Intro articles: 2

Northern League

Pre-League qualifications

Legnano, Mantova, Novese and Como were enlisted to participate in the qualification round, but Novese and Como retired, letting Legnano and Mantova to maintain their places in the Italian First Division.

Regular season

Udinese and Parma FC had been promoted from the Second Division.

The Northern League decided to create the Serie A with 16 teams starting in 1926, so the last four teams of each group should be relegated.

However, just after the end of the regular season the fascists postponed thus project under protests of Southern clubs which would be excluded. They imposed a National Division of two groups instead, and all relegated clubs entered into an extraordinary qualification for the new tournament.

Group A

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Bologna 22 17 4 1 74 20 +54 38 Qualified to the final
2. Torino 22 16 4 2 67 28 +39 36 Admitted to the National Division
3. Modena 22 11 3 8 45 30 +15 25
3. Hellas Verona 22 10 5 7 58 48 +10 25
3. Internazionale 22 10 5 7 44 38 +6 25
6. Casale 22 9 4 9 42 32 +10 22
7. Andrea Doria 22 9 3 10 37 50 -13 21
8. Brescia 22 8 3 11 38 51 -15 19
9. Novara 22 6 6 10 40 42 -2 18 Qualifications to the National Division
10. Udinese 22 5 3 14 38 75 -37 13
11. Pisa 22 5 2 15 23 65 -42 12
12. Legnano 22 3 4 15 22 49 -27 10
Results table
Home \ Away ADO BOL BRE CAS HEL INT LEG MOD NOV PIS TOR UDI
Andrea Doria 3–3 4–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 0–0 3–2
Bologna 3–0 6–0 1–0 7–0 4–1 6–0 1–0 4–1 7–0 3–2 4–0
Brescia 5–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 3–4 3–1
Casale 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 3–3 5–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 2–1
Hellas Verona 5–1 2–2 4–2 4–3 1–0 4–1 0–2[1] 2–2 7–1 1–1 4–0
Internazionale 0–1 1–1 4–0 4–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 5–4 1–0 3–4 4–2
Legnano 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 6–1
Modena 6–0 0–0 3–2 2–3 3–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 6–2 1–1 5–1
Novara 3–1 1–2 5–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 6–3
Pisa 3–2 0–6 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–0 4–3 1–1 1–2
Torino 4–0 6–2 5–0 2–0 5–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 4–1 7–0
Udinese 3–2 1–7 3–3 2–1 3–3 3–4 2–2 3–1 0–2[1] 1–2 4–3
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Juventus 22 17 3 2 68 14 +54 37 Qualified to the final
2. Cremonese 22 13 3 6 41 25 +16 29 Admitted to the National Division
3. Genoa 22 13 2 7 48 29 +19 28
4. Padova 22 11 3 8 55 33 +22 25
4. Livorno 22 11 3 8 43 45 -2 25
6. Sampierdarenese 22 10 3 9 38 43 -5 23
7. Pro Vercelli 22 9 4 9 42 31 +11 22
7. Milan 22 10 2 10 43 39 +4 22
9. Reggiana 22 7 3 12 30 50 -20 17 Qualifications to the National Division
10. Alessandria 22 7 2 13 41 48 -7 16
11. Parma 22 5 2 15 23 58 -35 12
12. Mantova 22 2 4 16 24 81 -57 8
Results table
Home \ Away ALE CRE GEN JUV LIV MAN MIL PAD PAR PRO REG SAM
Alessandria 2–3 1–0 1–3 1–0 9–0 4–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 5–0
Cremonese 3–0 1–0 0–0 8–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–2 1–0 2–1
Genoa 7–2 2–1 1–3 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–1
Juventus 4–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 8–1 6–0 3–2 6–0 2–1 5–0 4–0
Livorno 6–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 6–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 5–1
Mantova 7–1 0–0 2–5 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2[1] 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–1
Milan 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 4–2 4–0 4–0 2–0
Padova 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 6–1 9–0 4–2 6–1 5–2 6–2 3–0
Parma 1–0 3–1 1–5 0–3 0–1 5–3 1–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 1–3
Pro Vercelli 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 7–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0
Reggiana 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 5–2 4–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 3–2 1–1
Sampierdarenese 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 8–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 3–3
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bologna ● 2 points each ● Juventus 2-2 0-0
Tie-break
Played on August 1, 1926, in Milan.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bologna 1-2 Juventus

Juventus qualified for the National Finals.

1925–26 Prima Divisione Northern League articles: 32

Southern League

Qualifications

Marche

Championship playoff
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Anconitana ● 4 points against 0 ● Maceratese 2-1 7-2

Anconitana was declared Marche's champion. Both teams were admitted to the Southern League semifinals. Anconitana also qualified to the National Division.

Lazio

Pre-League qualifications
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Audace Roma ● 2 points each ● Roman 4-1 1-2

Because of the sole points were considered by the championship regulations, with no relevance to the aggregation of goals, a tie-break was needed.

Tie-break
Played on July 5, 1925, in Rome, Stadio Flaminio.
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Audace Roma 3-1 Roman

Audace Roma maintained his place in the First Division, but Roman was later admitted too.

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Alba Roma[2] 10 8 1 1 41 13 +28 17 Qualified and admitted to the National Division
2. Fortitudo Roma[3] 10 8 0 2 35 13 +22 16
3. Lazio 10 6 2 2 45 27 +18 14 Relegated
4. Audace Roma[2] 10 3 1 6 27 42 -15 7
5. Roman 10 2 2 6 14 28 -14 6
6. Pro Roma[3] 10 0 0 10 5 44 -39 0
Results table
Home \ Away ALB AUD FOR LAZ PRO ROM
Alba Roma 11–2 0–3 5–3 6–0 1–0
Audace Roma 0–7 2–3 2–4 4–0 2–2
Fortitudo Roma 1–3 3–2 6–2 7–0 4–1
Lazio 2–2 9–5 3–2 10–1 5–3
Pro Roma 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–6 0–2[1]
Roman 1–4 1–5 0–5 1–1 3–1
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Campania

Pre-League Qualifications
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stabia ● 1 point against 3 ● Salernitanaudax 1-3 1-1

Salernitanaudax maintained his place in the First Division, but later retired. Stabia was admitted in his place.

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Internaples 8 7 1 0 35 4 +31 15 Qualified for Southern semifinals
2. Bagnolese 8 5 1 2 20 8 +12 11
3. Casertana 8 4 0 4 11 21 -10 8 Relegated
4. Stabia 8 3 0 5 13 22 -9 6 Two-times relegated
5. Puteolana 8 0 0 8 5 29 -24 0
Results table
Home \ Away BAG CAS INT PUT STA
Bagnolese 2–0 1–1 3–0 6–0
Casertana 0–2 0–10 5–3 2–0[4]
Internaples 4–2 2–0 6–0 4–1
Puteolana 0–3[5] 1–2 0–2[4] 1–3
Stabia 3–1 1–2 0–6 5–0
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Apulia

None of the Apulian teams were admitted to the National Division.

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Pro Italia Taranto 8 6 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Qualified
2. Liberty Bari 8 5 0 3 11 8 +3 10
3. Audace Taranto 8 4 1 3 11 9 +2 9 Relegated
4. Ideale Bari 8 0 5 3 6 9 -3 5
5. Foggia 8 0 2 6 1 13 -12 2
Results table
Home \ Away AUD FOG IDE LIB PRO
Audace Taranto 2–0[1] 1–0 3–1 0–2
Foggia 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–2[1]
Ideale Bari 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–2
Liberty Bari 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1
Pro Italia Taranto 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Sicily

Championship playoff
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Palermo 7-1 Messina 7-0 0-1

Palermo was declared Sicily's champion. Both teams were admitted to the Southern League semifinals. None of the teams were admitted to the National Division.

Semifinals

Group A

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Internaples 8 5 3 0 23 5 +18 13 Qualified and admitted to National Division
2. Fortitudo Roma 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 11
3. Anconitana 8 4 1 3 16 13 +3 9
4. Liberty Bari 8 2 3 3 18 18 0 7
5. Messina 8 0 0 8 2 29 -27 0 Two-times relegated
Results table
Home \ Away ANC FOR INT LIB MES
Anconitana 1–3 1–1 6–1 2–0[4]
Fortitudo Roma 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–0
Internaples 4–0 3–1 2–0 5–0
Liberty Bari 2–3 1–1 2–2 6–0
Messina 0–2[4] 0–1 0–5 2–4
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B

Classification
P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Alba Roma 8 6 2 0 19 8 +11 14 Qualified
2. Bagnolese 8 5 2 1 22 8 +14 12
3. Pro Italia Taranto 8 4 2 2 15 11 +4 10
4. Palermo 8 1 0 7 10 15 -5 2
4. Maceratese 8 1 0 7 5 29 -24 2 Disbanded
Results table
Home \ Away ALB BAG MAC PAL PRO
Alba Roma 3–3 2–0[4] 2–1 3–1
Bagnolese 1–2 8–0 3–1 2–1
Maceratese 1–5 0–2 2–0[4] 0–2[4]
Palermo 0–1 0–2[4] 6–0 2–3
Pro Italia Taranto 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0[4]
Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alba Roma 7-2 Internaples 6-1 1-1

Alba Roma qualified for the National Finals.

1925–26 Prima Divisione Southern League articles: 22

National Finals

1st leg Date: 8 August 1926, 2nd leg Date: 22 August 1926

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventus 12-1 Alba Roma 7-1 5-0

1925–26 Prima Divisione National Finals articles: 3

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ferenc Hirzer Juventus 35
2 Angelo Schiavio Bologna 28
3 Pietro Pastore Juventus 26
4 Márton Bukovi Alba Roma 25
5 Ernesto Ghisi Internaples 20
Adolfo Baloncieri Torino
7 Giovanni Ferrari Internaples 16

References and sources

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

Hussain Pakzad Prima Divisione 1925-1926

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Decided by the FIGC.
  2. ^ a b Alba Roma and Audace Roma merged at the end of the season.
  3. ^ a b Fortitudo Roma and Pro Roma merged at the end of the season.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Forfeit.
  5. ^ Puteolana-Bagnolese's result was decided by the FIGC after Puteolana's forfeit during the match.