ChairmanRiccardo Garrone Serie A5th Top goalscorerFrancesco Flachi (14)
ManagerWalter Novellino Coppa ItaliaQuarter Finals
U.C. Sampdoria enjoyed its best season since 1993–94, when the club finished third in Serie A and won Coppa Italia. In 2004-05 Sampdoria was able to finish fifth in the standings, thanks to a robust defence and a goalscoring ace in secondary striker Francesco Flachi, who played the football of his life. With only 29 goals conceded, the defence of Sampdoria was fully comparable with those of top sides Juventus and Milan, and coach Walter Novellino was hailed for the strong performance in the clubs' second season since its return to Serie A.