The LEGA NAZIONALE PROFESSIONISTI SERIE A (Italian for National
League of Professionals Serie A), commonly known as LEGA SERIE A
Serie A League), is the governing body that runs the major
professional football competitions in
Italy , most prominently the
Serie A .
It was founded on 1 July 2010. In the past the television rights of
Serie A clubs were sold separately, and the league "Serie A" had
to financially support
Serie B through divided part of the
Serie A TV
Serie B clubs. On 30 April 2009,
Serie A announced a split
from Serie B. Nineteen of the twenty clubs voted in favour of the
move. Relegation-threatened Lecce voted against.
The governing body took over most of the competitions formerly held
by Lega Calcio , namely
Serie A ,
Coppa Italia ,
Supercoppa Italiana ,
and youth competitions
Campionato Nazionale Primavera
Campionato Nazionale Primavera , Coppa Italia
Primavera , and
Supercoppa Primavera . The
Serie B , instead, is now
organised by the
Lega Serie B , also created in 2010.
* 1 Competition
* 1.1 League
* 1.2 Cup
* 1.3 Super Cup
* 1.4 Youth competitions
* 2 Footballs
* 3 List of Lega
Serie A chairmen
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Serie A counts a total number of 20 clubs. In each season (that
starts in August, to end in following May) every club faces the others
twice (double round-robin system): once in home stadium and once in
the opponents one, for 38 total games (19 for each half). Teams gain 3
points for win and a point for draw: no points are gained for lost
matches. Ranking is based on total points: the top-club (with the most
points) is crowned Italian champion at the end of season. If two or
more teams are equal on number of points, they are ranked by following
criteria: head-to-head records (results and points), goal difference
in these games, goal difference overall, most number of goals scored,
The 3 lowest placed teams are relegated in
Serie B , as 3 other sides
(2 top-teams and play-off winner) are promoted in order to replace
Serie A organizes the main Italian cup competition, the
Coppa Italia , which is open also to all
Serie B clubs and some clubs
from the Lega Pro and the LND .
Serie A also organizes the
Supercoppa Italiana , a yearly
match between the champions of the
Serie A and the winners of the
Youth teams of Lega
Serie A clubs play in the Campionato Nazionale
Primavera , as well as competing in their own cup competitions, such
Coppa Italia Primavera and the
Supercoppa Primavera .
The Nike Seitiro is the official match football of the Lega Serie A
and is used by all 20 teams in league games. The same football is used
Coppa Italia games and the
Supercoppa Italiana .
LIST OF LEGA SERIE A CHAIRMEN
* Maurizio Beretta 2010–
* ^ "
Serie A to form breakaway league". BBC Sport. 30 April 2009.
Retrieved 2 July 2010.
Serie A clubs to set up their own league - Washington Post
* ^ "
Serie A set for breakaway". Sky Sports. 30 April 2009.
Retrieved 2 July 2010.
* ^ Italian league splits in two after meeting ends in stalemate -
* ^ A B "Comunicato ufficiale n. 28/a" (PDF) (in Italian).
Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio . 18 July 2008. Retrieved 3 July
* ^ "Presentato il Nike Seitiro". legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega
Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 4 September