2014-15 SERIE A REVIEW

Serie A 2014-15 season review

A compelling title race may have dissipated halfway through, but it only made way for an unpredictable Champions League qualification contest; the city of Genoa out-performed the city of Milan; Palermo, Sassuolo and Empoli all showcased young talent, whilst veterans at Verona and Udinese proved they weren’t over the hill; and inevitably, it was a season to forget for three teams in particular.

Relive the highs, lows and extraordinary in-between moments in Football Italia’s season review of 2014-15.

Rating the Champions

Juventus' players had an uncertain and disrupted pre-season, but under new management responded with some standout performances. Read more

Player of the Season - Carlos Tevez

Just as the 2013-14 campaign did, the 2014-15 Serie A season belonged to Carlos Tevez of Juventus, as he helped power his team to success. Read more

Capocannoniere - Luca Toni / Mauro Icardi

Serie A has a first joint Capocannoniere in over a decade, shared between the new oldest winner and the youngest in almost 40 years. Read more

Coach of the Season - Gian Piero Gasperini

A number were in the running for this year's award, but it is Genoa's Gian Piero Gasperini who is named as Football Italia's Coach of the Season. Read more

Young Player of the Season - Paulo Dybala

A second go with Palermo in Serie A saw future talent Paulo Dybala confidently step up to the challenge, to earn accolades and a big money move. Read more

Team of the Season

It was tough cutting Football Italia’s Team of the Season down to just 11 names. Who proved worthy of a spot in 2014-15's dream line-up? Read more

Stats of the Season

Susy Campanale compiles the very best statistics, oddities and numbers from the 2014-15 Serie A season. Read more

Club by club review

Every Serie A side’s campaign has been assessed by our team of experts, from the clubs who enjoyed record-breaking runs to those who endured forgettable form.

JUVENTUS - 1st - Pts 87 P 38 W 26 D 9 L 3 F 72 A 24

Juventus dominated Serie A once again, in spite of an unsettling pre-season that saw Max Allegri step in for Antonio Conte. Read more

 

ROMA- 2nd - Pts 70 P 38 W 19 D 13 L 6 F 54 A 31

Rudi Garcia's side struggled for goals and consistency through the 2014-15 campaign, as early season set-backs hit Roma's confidence. Read more

 

LAZIO - 3rd - Pts 69 P 38 W 21 D 6 L 11 F 71 A 38

An uncertain start to the campaign was quickly put behind Lazio, as they stormed into third place with some dynamic attacking play. Read more

 

FIORENTINA - 4th - Pts 64 P 38 W 18 D 10 L 10 F 61 A 46

It was an unfortunate case of déjà vu for Vincenzo Montella’s injury-hit Fiorentina, who were only spectators of the Champions League race. Read more

 

NAPOLI - 5th - Pts 63 P 38 W 18 D 9 L 11 F 70 A 54

Napoli regressed in their second season under Rafa Benitez, struggling for consistency, and most importantly when it mattered most. Read more

 

GENOA - 6th - Pts 59 P 38 W 16 D 11 L 11 F 62 A 47

Genoa emerged as the season's surprise package from mid-table, to confidently take a European qualification place under Gian Piero Gasperini. Read more

 

SAMPDORIA - 7th - Pts 56 P 38 W 13 D 17 L 8 F 48 A 42

Far more assured under Sinisa Mihajlovic, Sampdoria may look at a lack of firepower in attack for why a higher placing slipped away. Read more

 

INTER - 8th - Pts 55 P 38 W 14 D 13 L 11 F 59 A 48

This was a seaosn of transition that Inter fans were not hoping for, and even Roberto Mancini's return barely improved matters. Read more

 

TORINO - 9th - Pts 54 P 38 W 14 D 12 L 12 F 48 A 45

It took some early-season adjusting, but Torino proved they were able to live in Serie A without Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci's goals. Read more

 

MILAN - 10th - Pts 52 P 38 W 13 D 13 L 12 F 56 A 50

A campaign that began with renewed optimism under Pippo Inzaghi soon became another year of misery and mismanagement for Milan. Read more

 

PALERMO - 11th - Pts 49 P 38 W 12 D 13 L 13 F 53 A 55

Not a single managerial change all season. Maurizio Zamparini may have turned a corner just in time for Palermo to as well. Read more

 

SASSUOLO - 12th - Pts 49 P 38 W 12 D 13 L 13 F 49 A 57

Sassuolo avoided a second-season slide to comfortably avoid the relegation fight and secure a third consecutive season in Serie A. Read more

 

VERONA - 13th - Pts 46 P 38 W 11 D 13 L 14 F 49 A 65

Luca Toni may be getting on in years, but he continues to be the rock that a solid if unspectacular Verona side can bet their top-flight status on. Read more

 

CHIEVO - 14th - Pts 43 P 38 W 10 D 13 L 15 F 28 A 41

The Flying Donkeys were in real relegation trouble for periods of the 2013-14 season, but found form and goals just when it mattered. Read more

 

EMPOLI - 15th - Pts 42 P 38 W 8 D 18 L 12 F 46 A 52

Entertaining to watch, full of young and previously unknown talent, Empoli went their own way and it worked. Read more

 

UDINESE - 16th - Pts 41 P 38 W 10 D 11 L 17 F 43 A 56

Despite a strong start under Andrea Stramaccioni, Udinese faded fast in the League and ultimately fell into mediocrity. Read more

 

ATALANTA - 17th - Pts 37 P 38 W 7 D 16 L 15 F 38 A 57

Atalanta followed up last year's positive season with a disappointing 2014-15 that included a serious brush with the relegation scrap. Read more

 

CAGLIARI - 18th - Pts 34 P 38 W 8 D 10 L 20 F 48 A 68

The decision to run with Zdenek Zeman proved fatal for Cagliari, who drop out after a decade of top-flight football. Read more

 

CESENA - 19th - Pts 24 P 38 W 4 D 12 L 22 F 36 A 73

Despite a determined effort and a mid-season change of Coach, Cesena were very quickly sent back to Serie B after one season. Read more

 

PARMA - 20th - Pts 19 P 38 W 6 D 8 L 24 F 33 A 75

Missing out on Europe a year ago was only the first misstep in a disastrous year for Parma, on and off the pitch. Read more