2014-15 SERIE A REVIEW

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Serie A Stats of the Season 2014-15

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

Juventus remain unbeaten on home turf the second consecutive Serie A campaign, something the club hadn’t achieved since 1973-75. They haven’t lost a League game here in 47 rounds, of which only five were stalemates, since January 6, 2013.

Juve are the first club to do the domestic Double three times in Italy, succeeding in 1960 and 1995.

The Bianconeri celebrated their fourth consecutive Scudetto, now only one shy of their record from 1931 to 1935. No other club has ever achieved four in a row on two different occasions.

The other clubs with five Scudetti on the trot were Torino from 1942-43 to 1948-49 (divided by World War II) and Inter from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

For the first time since three points were introduced for a win, Juve clinched the title with four rounds to spare.

Max Allegri is the seventh Coach to win a Scudetto with two different clubs. He also won the Serie A trophy at his first attempt with Milan.

Allegri is the eighth Bianconeri boss to take the title in his debut season after Carlo Carcano (who won all four from 1930-34), Jesse Carver (1949-50), Gyorgy Sarosi (1951-52), Ljubisa Brocic (1957-58), Giovanni Trapattoni (1991-92), Marcello Lippi (1994-95) and Antonio Conte (2011-12). Technically it would’ve been nine, but Fabio Capello’s 2004-05 trophy was revoked.

Andrea Pirlo picked up his fifth consecutive Serie A winners’ medal, six in his career – two at Milan and four in Turin. He is the 21st player to achieve this five-year streak, but the first to do so with two different clubs.

Roma secure second place for the eighth time in the last 15 years.

In Week 30, it was the first time since Rudi Garcia took charge in 2013-14 that Roma dropped out of the top two.

For the eighth time in 35 attempts, Genoa finish above Sampdoria in the Serie A table. The Blucerchiati were founded in 1946.

Aged 38, Luca Toni shatters the record for oldest Serie A Capocannoniere. Dario Hubner was 35 when he netted 24 goals for Piacenza in the 2001-02 campaign. This was the 14th time a striker over 30 topped the charts in Italy, though Milan’s Gunnar Nordahl did it on three occasions and Antonio Di Natale twice.

For the sixth season between Italy’s top flight and the Bundesliga, Toni scored at least 20 goals. He achieved this twice at Palermo, on two occasions at Verona, once each at Fiorentina and Bayern Munich.

Luca Toni is now the all-time Hellas Verona top scorer in Serie A, surpassing Emiliano Mascetti’s tally of 35.

Week 35 was the first time since Serie A went to 20 teams in 2004-05 that every side was on target.

The last time Milan conceded 50 or more goals was in 1948-49.

Week 36 was the first round this season without a single stalemate.

Before Empoli 4-2 Napoli on April 30, the last time there were three own goals in a Serie A game was Catania-Inter in 1968, when four players were embarrassed.

In Verona 0-1 Udinese on May 3, Antonio Di Natale scored his 206th Serie A goal, overtaking Roberto Baggio in the all-time charts.

Since Serie A moved back to 20 teams, Parma 1-0 Juventus on April 11, 2015 was the first time that the bottom club has beaten the leaders in the final 10 rounds of the campaign.

Juventus had been unbeaten in Serie A since a 1-0 at Genoa in October, followed by 16 victories and four stalemates, until falling at the Stadio Tardini.

Lazio enjoyed eight consecutive victories, but failed to match the all-time club record of nine set in 1998-99. 

Francesco Totti has converted 68 Serie A penalties, matching the tally set by all-time record holder Roby Baggio.

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