1927–28 Prima Divisione


The 1927–28 Prima Divisione was the 2nd edition of a second tier tournament of the Italian Football Championship which was organized at national level.

Prima Divisione
Season1927–28
Dates25 September 1927 – 17 June 1928
ChampionsAtalanta (1st title)
PromotedAtalanta
Biellese
Pistoiese
Bari
and six other guests
Relegatedall the remaining Southern clubs
championship reform →

Team selection


Asti
Biellese

Derthona
           └Legnano
US Milanese
            ┌Monza
Savona
Sestrese    

Spezia
            ┌Lecco
Atalanta  
Valenzana
Comense         
Fiumana
Mantova
         ┌Monfalconese
Treviso
            ┌Ponziana
Triestina
Udinese
Venezia
Ancona

Carpi
Carrarese

Fiorentina
 
Lucchese
Parma

Pisa
           ┌Pistoiese
─Prato
SPAL
Savoia
Ternana
Taranto
Tivoli
Bari Liberty
Ideale
Foggia
1927-28 Prima Divisione teams location map.
Group B; Group A; Group C; Group D.

The format of the championship was confirmed, but AS Roma and SSC Napoli received a wild card to join the National Division as guests, so the Southern group remained solely with eight clubs.

Following merging of new clubs in Rome and Genoa, both Udinese and Anconitana were re-elected in the league.

AC Monza, Ponziana, Carrarese and Ternana were promoted from the inter-regional leagues.

Following various clubs merging and financial bankruptcies for a till weak Southern football, Valenzana and Lecco Calcio from the North, and Tivoli and US Savoia from the South were invited to join the league.

Rules


The promotion of the group winners was confirmed.

Relegation zone was theoretically expanded to two clubs for each group, but the Great Reform of the Italian football of 1928–29 changed the situation.[1]

Group A


Prima Divisione group A 1927-28 Pt G V N P GF GS
1.Atalanta 301813414110
2.Venezia 241810443124
3.Fiumana 22189454828
4.Triestina 21188553330
5.Ponziana 20188464336
6.Udinese 19188373634
7.Treviso 19188372930
8.SPAL 15186393540
9.Ancona 51813141549
10.Monfalconese 51821151444

Group B


Prima Divisione group B 1927-28 Pt G V N P GF GS
1.Biellese 2418.....
2.Legnano 2218.....
3.US Milanese 2218.....
4.Parma 2118.....
5.Comense 2018.....
6.Monza 1818.....
7.Mantova 1718.....
8.Valenzana 1318.....
9.Derthona 1218.....
10.Astigiani 1118.....
  • Biellese promoted to Divisione Nazionale 1928-29.
  • Legnano later invited to Divisione Nazionale by the FIGC as guests.
  • U.S. Milanese merged by the fascist FIGC into Inter to create new Società Sportiva Ambrosiana.
  • Derthona and Astigiani later re-elected following the Great Reform of the Italian football.

Group C


Prima Divisione group C 1927-28 Pt G V N P GF GS
1.Pistoiese 271812334112
2.Prato 24189633821
3.Spezia 231810342914
4.Savona 21188553321
5.Sestrese 17188172420
6.Carpi 17187392541
7.Carrarese 15184762322
8.Pisa 15184771330
9.Lecco 14185482330
10.Lucchese 71823151653

Group D


Prima Divisione group D 1927-28 Pt G V N P GF GS
1.Bari 221410223212
2.Fiorentina 18147433114
3.Terni 18147432816
4.Foggia 16147252820
5.Taranto 14144642317
6.Ideale Bari 13145361217
7.Savoia 3141491733
8.Tivoli 0140113439

Title final group


Championship finals 1928 Pt G V N P GF GS
1.Atalanta 66.......
1.Pistoiese 66.......
1.Bari 66.......
1.Biellese 66.......

Tie–breakers:

ResultsLocation
Pistoiese2-0BariRome, 10 June 1928
Atalanta2-0 (forf.)BiellesePlaisance, 10 June 1928


Final:

RisultLocation
Atalanta 3-0Pistoiesea Faenza 17 June 1928
  • Atalanta B-champions 1928.

Championship reform


Under orders of fascist Leandro Arpinati, the FIGC President, the Italian football had its greatest reform between 1928 and 1929.

A completely new round robin Serie B was planned for 1929. Arpinati immediately expanded the National Division, which would split in A and B in 1929, with best First Division clubs.

References


  1. "Italy 1927/28". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  2. Tivoli had similar financial problems but it was rescued by the fascists.

Sources