1957–58 Serie A


Serie A
Season1957–58
ChampionsJuventus
10th title
RelegatedAtalanta
Hellas Verona
European CupJuventus
Matches played306
Goals scored880 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Charles
(28 goals)

The 1957–58 Serie A season was won by Juventus.

Teams


Hellas Verona and Alessandria had been promoted from Serie B.

Final classification


This season was influenced by the Belfast disaster. Following the defeat of the Italian national football team by Northern Ireland, the sole elimination of Italy from the FIFA World Cup before 2018, the Italian government appointed a commissioner to the FIGC. A reduction of the Serie A to 16 clubs was imposed, with a single promotion from the Serie B and three relegations, but the Football League disagreed. The League won the dispute, and the reduction was annulled establishing a playoff between the 17th in Serie A and the 2nd in Serie B. In the meantime, Atalanta was ranked last for a corruption case: the Bergamo club was later accomplished by a judge, but for equity the ordinary, original regulation with two relegations was restored.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 23 5 6 77 44 +33 51 Qualification to European Cup
2 Fiorentina 34 16 11 7 56 36 +20 43
3 Padova 34 16 10 8 55 42 +13 42
4 Napoli 34 17 6 11 65 55 +10 40
5 Roma 34 12 12 10 46 42 +4 36
6 Bologna 34 12 10 12 47 43 +4 34
7 Vicenza 34 13 7 14 51 48 +3 33
7 Torino 34 11 11 12 42 49 7 33
9 Milan 34 9 14 11 61 47 +14 32
9 Udinese 34 10 12 12 51 46 +5 32
9 Internazionale 34 10 12 12 36 36 0 32
12 Genoa 34 9 12 13 53 60 7 30
12 Sampdoria 34 9 12 13 54 62 8 30
12 Alessandria 34 9 12 13 36 42 6 30
12 Lazio 34 10 10 14 45 65 20 30
12 SPAL 34 10 10 14 32 52 20 30
17 Atalanta[lower-alpha 1] (R) 34 6 16 12 29 49 20 28 Relegation to Serie B
18 Hellas Verona (R) 34 10 6 18 44 62 18 26 Qualification play-offs
Source: Panini
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Atalanta was ranked last by the Federation due to a match fixing scandal, but later got acquitted.

Inter and Roma were invited to the 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
SS Lazio was the cupwinner.

Results


Home \ Away ALE ATA BOL FIO GEN INT JUV LRV LAZ MIL NAP PAD ROM SAM SPA TOR UDI HEL
Alessandria 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1
Atalanta 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Bologna 3–1 3–1 0–3 3–3 1–0 3–4 4–0 5–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0
Fiorentina 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–3 4–1 6–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1
Genoa 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–3 1–0 5–2 1–1 2–1 1–4 4–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–1
Internazionale 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 5–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–0
Juventus 2–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 4–1 2–0 3–2
Vicenza 4–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Lazio 2–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0
Milan 1–1 5–0 0–1 2–1 1–5 2–2 1–1 4–1 6–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 1–1 2–0
Napoli 4–1 2–2 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 6–0
Padova 2–1 0–3 3–1 3–2 6–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–0
Roma 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 0–2 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–1
Sampdoria 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 3–5 1–1
SPAL 3–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–5 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1
Torino 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–3 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–1 6–2 0–0
Udinese 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 7–0 1–2 1–2 3–3 5–0 1–1 2–0
Hellas Verona 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–4 2–3 1–0 1–0 4–3 4–3 1–1 0–1 5–3 1–2 2–0 3–2
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Serie A qualification


Hellas Verona had to play two qualification matches against the team that ranked second in Serie B.

Hellas Verona0–1Bari
Erba  66'

Bari2–0Hellas Verona
Erba  81', 85'
Referee: Pietro Bonetto

Hellas Verona relegated to Serie B.

Top goalscorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 John Charles Juventus 28
2 Eddie Firmani Sampdoria 23
3 Omar Sívori Juventus 22
4 Luís Vinício Napoli 21
5 Kurt Hamrin Padova 20
6 Dino da Costa Roma 18
7 Antonio Valentín Angelillo Internazionale 16
8 Bengt Lindskog Udinese 14
9 Emanuele Del Vecchio Hellas Verona 13
Sergio Campana Vicenza
Paolo Barison Genoa
12 Julio Abbadie Genoa 12
Ezio Pascutti Bologna
Gino Pivatelli Bologna
Carlo Galli Milan
Lorenzo Bettini Udinese
Miguel Montuori Fiorentina
18 Sergio Brighenti Padova 11

References and sources


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