2019–20 Serie A
The 2019–20 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 118th season of top-tier Italian football, the 88th in a round-robin tournament, and the 10th since its organization under an own league committee, the Lega Serie A. Juventus were the eight-time defending champions and they successfully defended their title following a 2–0 win against Sampdoria on 26 July 2020.
|Dates||24 August 2019 – 2 August 2020|
|Champions League||Juventus |
|Goals scored||1,154 (3.04 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Ciro Immobile|
|Biggest home win||Atalanta 7–1 Udinese|
(27 October 2019)
Internazionale 6–0 Brescia
(1 July 2020)
|Biggest away win||Torino 0–7 Atalanta|
(25 January 2020)
|Highest scoring||Lecce 2–7 Atalanta|
(1 March 2020)
|Longest winning run||Lazio|
|Longest unbeaten run||Lazio|
|Longest winless run||Brescia|
|Longest losing run||Brescia|
Internazionale 1–2 Juventus
(6 October 2019)
Atalanta 2–3 Torino
(1 September 2019)
The season was originally scheduled to run from 24 August 2019 to 24 May 2020. However, on 9 March 2020, the Italian government halted the league until 3 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Serie A did not resume play on this date, citing it would only resume once "health conditions allow it". On 18 May, it was announced that Italian football would be suspended until 14 June. On 28 May, it was announced that Serie A would resume starting 20 June.
On 14 April 2019, Chievo returned to Serie B after 11 years. Following this on 5 May Frosinone was relegated after one year while the last team to be relegated was Empoli (on 26 May 2019) also after just one year.
Teams that were promoted directly from 2018–19 Serie B were Brescia (on 1 May 2019, after 8 years of absence) and Lecce (10 days later, after 7 years) while the last team to join was Hellas Verona (after just one season in Serie B) by winning the promotion play-off on 2 June.
On 28 June 2019, Milan were excluded from the Europa League after breaches of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. Roma were then moved to the Europa League group phase while Torino entered the preliminary round.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Serie A
On 22 February 2020, Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, suspended all sporting events in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto, which included three Serie A matches in those regions, as well as one in Piedmont, that were to be played the following day, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The following week, six matches were initially to be played behind closed doors due to scare of the outbreak, however, all were later outright suspended. On 4 March, the government ruled that all sporting events in Italy would be played behind closed doors until 3 April. On 9 March, the government ruled that all sporting events in Italy be suspended until 3 April. Serie A did not resume play on this date, citing it will only resume once "health conditions allow it". On 13 May, it was announced that team training would be resumed on 18 May, and on 18 May it was announced that Italian football would be suspended until 14 June. On 28 May, Italian Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced that Serie A would resume starting 20 June. Protocol was established wherein the entire squad would be quarantined for 14 days if one member, player or staff, tests positive for COVID-19. On 18 June, Spadafora approved the softening of quarantine rules which allowed for the quarantining of only the individual who tests positive for COVID-19, whereas the rest of the squad will ramp up testing, including a rapid-response test the day before a match.
Stadiums and locations
Personnel and kits
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor (chest)||Shirt sponsor (back)||Shirt sponsor (sleeve)|
|Atalanta||Gian Piero Gasperini||Alejandro Gómez||Joma||Radici Group, U Power||Gewiss||Automha|
|Bologna||Siniša Mihajlović||Andrea Poli||Macron||Liu·Jo||Illumia||Lavoropiù|
|Brescia||Diego López||Daniele Gastaldello||Kappa||UBI Banca||OMR Automotive||None|
|Cagliari||Walter Zenga||Luca Ceppitelli||Macron||Ichnusa||Nieddittas||Arborea|
|Fiorentina||Giuseppe Iachini||Germán Pezzella||Le Coq Sportif||Mediacom||Prima.it||Estra|
|Genoa||Davide Nicola||Domenico Criscito||Kappa||Zentiva||Leaseplan||None|
|Hellas Verona||Ivan Jurić||Giampaolo Pazzini||Macron||Gruppo Sinergy, Air Dolomiti||Sundek||Trivellato Industriali|
|Internazionale||Antonio Conte||Samir Handanović||Nike||Pirelli||Driver||None|
|Juventus||Maurizio Sarri||Giorgio Chiellini||Adidas||Jeep||Cygames||None|
|Lazio||Simone Inzaghi||Senad Lulić||Macron||None||None||None|
|Lecce||Fabio Liverani||Marco Mancosu||M908||Moby Lines, Pasta Maffei||Labconsulenze||None|
|Milan||Stefano Pioli||Alessio Romagnoli||Puma||Fly Emirates||None||None|
|Napoli||Gennaro Gattuso||Lorenzo Insigne||Kappa||Lete, MSC Cruises||Kimbo Caffè||None|
|Parma||Roberto D'Aversa||Bruno Alves||Erreà||Cetilar, Lewer||Viva la Mamma||Canovi Coperture|
|Roma||Paulo Fonseca||Edin Džeko||Nike||Qatar Airways||Hyundai||None|
|Sampdoria||Claudio Ranieri||Fabio Quagliarella||Joma||Invent Energy||IBSA Group||None|
|Sassuolo||Roberto De Zerbi||Francesco Magnanelli||Kappa||Mapei||None||None|
|SPAL||Luigi Di Biagio||Sergio Floccari||Macron||Omega Group||Errebi Technology||Pentaferte|
|Torino||Moreno Longo||Andrea Belotti||Joma||Suzuki, Beretta||Edilizia Acrobatica||N° 38 Wüber|
|Udinese||Luca Gotti||Kevin Lasagna||Macron||Dacia, Vortice||Bluenergy||None|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Roma||Claudio Ranieri||End of contract||26 May 2019||Pre-season||Paulo Fonseca||11 June 2019|
|Juventus||Massimiliano Allegri||Mutual consent||26 May 2019||Maurizio Sarri||16 June 2019|
|Milan||Gennaro Gattuso||28 May 2019||Marco Giampaolo||19 June 2019|
|Internazionale||Luciano Spalletti||Sacked||30 May 2019||Antonio Conte||31 May 2019|
|Sampdoria||Marco Giampaolo||Mutual consent, signed for Milan||15 June 2019||Eusebio Di Francesco||22 June 2019|
|Genoa||Cesare Prandelli||Mutual consent||20 June 2019||Aurelio Andreazzoli||14 June 2019|
|Hellas Verona||Alfredo Aglietti||End of contract||30 June 2019||Ivan Jurić||14 June 2019|
|Sampdoria||Eusebio Di Francesco||Mutual consent||7 October 2019||20th||Claudio Ranieri||12 October 2019|
|Milan||Marco Giampaolo||Sacked||8 October 2019||13th||Stefano Pioli||9 October 2019|
|Genoa||Aurelio Andreazzoli||22 October 2019||19th||Thiago Motta||22 October 2019|
|Udinese||Igor Tudor||1 November 2019||14th||Luca Gotti||1 November 2019|
|Brescia||Eugenio Corini||3 November 2019||18th||Fabio Grosso||5 November 2019|
|Brescia||Fabio Grosso||2 December 2019||20th||Eugenio Corini||2 December 2019|
|Napoli||Carlo Ancelotti||10 December 2019||7th||Gennaro Gattuso||11 December 2019|
|Fiorentina||Vincenzo Montella||21 December 2019||14th||Giuseppe Iachini||23 December 2019|
|Genoa||Thiago Motta||28 December 2019||20th||Davide Nicola||28 December 2019|
|Torino||Walter Mazzarri||Mutual consent||4 February 2020||12th||Moreno Longo||4 February 2020|
|Brescia||Eugenio Corini||Sacked||5 February 2020||19th||Diego López||5 February 2020|
|SPAL||Leonardo Semplici||10 February 2020||20th||Luigi Di Biagio||10 February 2020|
|Cagliari||Rolando Maran||3 March 2020||11th||Walter Zenga||3 March 2020|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Juventus (C)||38||26||5||7||76||43||+33||83||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|5||Roma||38||21||7||10||77||51||+26||70||Qualification for the Europa League group stage|
|6||Milan||38||19||9||10||63||46||+17||66||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round|
|7||Napoli||38||18||8||12||61||50||+11||62||Qualification for the Europa League group stage|
|18||Lecce (R)||38||9||8||21||52||85||−33||35||Relegation to Serie B|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Atalanta finished ahead of Lazio on head-to-head points: Lazio 3–3 Atalanta, Atalanta 3–2 Lazio.
- Napoli qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2019–20 Coppa Italia.
- Positions determined by head-to-head points: Hellas Verona: 10 pts; Fiorentina: 5 pts; Parma: 1 pt.
- Udinese finished ahead of Cagliari on head-to-head points: Udinese 2–1 Cagliari, Cagliari 0–1 Udinese.
Positions by round
The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.
|Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage|
|UEFA Champions League group stage|
|UEFA Europa League group stage|
|UEFA Europa League second qualifying round|
|Relegation to Serie B|
MVP of the Month
|Most Valuable Player||Paulo Dybala||Juventus|
|Best Young Player||Dejan Kulusevski||Parma|
|Best Goalkeeper||Wojciech Szczęsny||Juventus|
|Best Defender||Stefan de Vrij||Internazionale|
|Best Midfielder||Alejandro Gómez||Atalanta|
|Best Striker||Ciro Immobile||Lazio|
|Darko Lazović||Hellas Verona|
|Domenico Berardi||Sassuolo||Sampdoria||4–1 (H)||1 September 2019|
|Andreas Cornelius||Parma||Genoa||5–1 (H)||20 October 2019|
|Luis Muriel||Atalanta||Udinese||7–1 (H)||27 October 2019|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus||Cagliari||4–0 (H)||6 January 2020|
|Ciro Immobile||Lazio||Sampdoria||5–1 (H)||18 January 2020|
|Josip Iličić||Atalanta||Torino||7–0 (A)||25 January 2020|
|Duván Zapata||Atalanta||Lecce||7–2 (A)||1 March 2020|
|Andreas Cornelius||Parma||Genoa||4–1 (A)||23 June 2020|
|Mario Pašalić||Atalanta||Brescia||6–2 (H)||14 July 2020|
|Ciro Immobile||Lazio||Hellas Verona||5–1 (A)||26 July 2020|
|Federico Chiesa||Fiorentina||Bologna||4–0 (H)||29 July 2020|
(H) – Home (A) – Away
|Marco Silvestri||Hellas Verona|
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