1908 Italian Football Championship


The 1908 Italian Football Championship season was won by Pro Vercelli.

Campionato Italiano di Prima Categoria
Season1907–08
ChampionsPro Vercelli
1st title
1907
1909

In this season, two championships of Prima Categoria were played:

  1. Italian Championship, the main tournament where only Italian players were allowed to play; the winners were proclaimed Campioni d'Italia (Italian Champions)
  2. Federal Championship, a secondary tournament where foreign players (if they lived in Italy) were also allowed to play; the winners would be proclaimed Campioni Federali (Federal Champions)[1]

The winner of Italian Championship was Pro Vercelli. They won as prize Coppa Buni.

The winner of Federal Championship was Juventus. They did not receive the Spensley Cup after the general boycott of the tournament.

In fact, only Pro Vercelli's title is officially recognized by the Italian Football Federation, while the Federal Championship won by Juventus was later annulled by FIGC, due to the boycott made by the "spurious international teams" (the clubs composed mostly of foreign players).

Italian Championship


Qualifications

Piedmont
Played on March 1 and 8
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pro Vercelli 3-1 Juventus 1-1 2-0
Liguria

Andrea Doria was the only registered team.

Lombardy

U.S. Milanese was the only registered team.

Final round


Final classification

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst Pts GF GA GD Notes
1Pro Vercelli4220642+2Champions
2US Milanese4211573+4
3Andrea Doria40131410-6

Results

Team 1  Score  Team 2
US Milanese 5-1 Andrea Doria
Pro Vercelli 0-0 US Milanese
Andrea Doria 1-2 Pro Vercelli
Pro Vercelli 1-1 Andrea Doria
US Milanese 0-1 Pro Vercelli
Andrea Doria 1-2 US Milanese

Federal Championship


References and sources


  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
  • Carlo Chiesa, La grande storia del calcio italiano, 2nd episode: Juve, scippati due titoli! Inter, l'atroce beffa (1908-1910, pp. 17–32, Guerin Sportivo #5 (May 2012).
  • Online digitalized Archive of newspaper La Stampa of Turin.

References


  1. "La gran finale del Campionato Federale". La Stampa. 22 February 1908. p. 5. Retrieved 17 April 2012.