1898 Italian Football Championship

The 1898 Italian Football Championship was a major event in the footballing history of Italy. It was the first FIGC-endorsed league competition which is considered an official predecessor of Serie A.

The winners
Italian Football Championship
The trophy
1st title
Matches played3
Goals scored8 (2.67 per match)

It was a knock-out tournament involving three clubs from Turin and one from Genoa. All three matches were played at the Velodromo Umberto I in Turin on 8 May, over the course of the one day.[1] The winner of this first-ever season was Genoa.


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Torino 2-1 FBC Torinese
Ginnastica Torino 0-2 Genoa


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Internazionale Torino 1-2(aet) Genoa


  1. Modena, Panini Edizioni (2005). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004.