1978–79 Serie A


The 1978–79 Serie A season was won by Milan. Notably, Perugia were the first team during the round-robin era to go through the season undefeated, although due to their number of drawn matches, they finished second in the league.

Serie A
Season1978 (1978)–79
ChampionsMilan
10th title
RelegatedVicenza
Atalanta
Hellas Verona
European CupMilan
Cup Winners' CupJuventus
UEFA CupPerugia
Internazionale
Napoli
Torino
Matches played240
Goals scored455 (1.9 per match)
Top goalscorerBruno Giordano
(19 goals)

Teams


Ascoli, Catanzaro and Avellino had been promoted from Serie B.

Final classification


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 30 17 10 3 46 19 +27 44 Qualification to European Cup
2 Perugia 30 11 19 0 34 16 +18 41 Qualification to UEFA Cup
3 Juventus 30 12 13 5 40 23 +17 37 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
4 Internazionale 30 10 16 4 38 24 +14 36 Qualification to UEFA Cup
5 Torino 30 11 14 5 35 23 +12 36
6 Napoli 30 9 14 7 23 21 +2 32
7 Fiorentina 30 10 12 8 26 26 0 32
8 Lazio 30 9 11 10 35 40 5 29
9 Catanzaro 30 6 16 8 23 30 7 28
10 Ascoli 30 7 12 11 26 31 5 26
11 Avellino 30 6 14 10 19 26 7 26
12 Roma 30 8 10 12 24 32 8 26
13 Bologna 30 4 16 10 23 30 7 24
14 Vicenza (R) 30 5 14 11 29 42 13 24 Relegation to Serie B
15 Atalanta (R) 30 6 12 12 20 33 13 24
16 Hellas Verona (R) 30 2 11 17 14 39 25 15
Source: Panini
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Results


Home \ Away ASC ATA AVE BOL CAT FIO INT JUV LRV LAZ MIL NAP PER ROM TOR VER
Ascoli 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0
Atalanta 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0
Avellino 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0
Bologna 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 5–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0
Catanzaro 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1
Fiorentina 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
Internazionale 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–0
Juventus 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 6–2
Vicenza 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0
Lazio 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 4–3 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Milan 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Napoli 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
Perugia 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Roma 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–0
Torino 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–3 0–1 4–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Hellas Verona 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Source: [citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Bruno Giordano Lazio 19
2 Paolo Rossi Vicenza 15
3 Alberto Bigon Milan 12
4 Alessandro Altobelli Internazionale 11
Carlo Muraro Internazionale
6 Massimo Palanca Catanzaro 10
Paolo Pulici Torino
8 Roberto Bettega Juventus 9
Aldo Maldera Milan
Roberto Pruzzo Roma
Giuseppe Savoldi Napoli
Walter Speggiorin Perugia
Francesco Graziani Torino

References and sources


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