1898 Italian Football Championship

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The Italian Football Championship of 1898 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.

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 Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png 2-1 Giallo e Nero (Strisce).png FBC Torinese
Genoa 600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png 2-0 600px Blu Con Striscia Rossa.png Ginnastica Torino


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Genoa600px Rosso e Blu con striscia Bianco e croce Rossa su sfondo Bianco.png 2-1(aet) Bianco e Nero (Strisce).png Internazionale Torino


Italian Football Championship
1898 Winners
Genoa C.F.C.
1st Title
1 England William Baird
2 Italy Ernesto De Galleani
3 Italy Fausto Ghigliotti
4 Italy Edoardo Pasteur I
5 England James Richardson Spensley (c)
6 Italy Ettore Wallys Ghiglione
7 England Robert Al Leaver
8 Italy Giovanni Bocciardo
9 Switzerland Henri Arthur Dapples
10 Italy Silvio Piero Bertollo
11 Guernsey John Quertier Le Pelley


  1. ^ Modena, Panini Edizioni (2005). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004. 
  2. ^ "Le formazioni dei campioni d'Italia dal 1898 al 1915". BatsWeb.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2016.