1898 Italian Football Championship


The 1898 Italian Football Championship was a major event in the footballing history of Italy. It was the first FIGC-endorsed league competition which is considered an official predecessor of Serie A.

The winners
Italian Football Championship
The trophy
Season1897–98
ChampionsGenoa
1st title
Matches played3
Goals scored8 (2.67 per match)
1899

It was a knock-out tournament involving three clubs from Turin and one from Genoa. All three matches were played at the Velodromo Umberto I in Turin on 8 May, over the course of the one day.[1] The winner of this first-ever season was Genoa.

Semi-finals


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Torino 2-1 FBC Torinese
Ginnastica Torino 0-2 Genoa

Final


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Torino 1-2(aet) Genoa

References


  1. Modena, Panini Edizioni (2005). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004.