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2011–12 Serie A

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Season  2011–12
Champions League  Juventus Milan Udinese
Dates  9 Sep 2011 – 13 May 2012
Matches played  380
Champions  Juventus 28th title
Champion  Juventus F.C.
Goals scored  972
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Europa League  Lazio Napoli Internazionale
Top goalscorer  Zlatan Ibrahimović (28)
Biggest home win  Napoli 6–1 Genoa (21 December 2011) Internazionale 5–0 Parma (7 January 2012)
Relegated  U.S. Lecce, Novara Calcio, A.C. Cesena
Similar  2010–11 Serie A, 2012–13 Serie A, 2009–10 Serie A, 2008–09 Serie A, 2007–08 Serie A

The 2011–12 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the eightieth season since its establishment, and the second under a league committee separate from Serie B. It began on 9 September 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012. The league was originally scheduled to start on 27 August, but this was delayed due to a strike by the players. The fixtures were drawn up on 27 July 2011.


The league title was won by Juventus, winning its 28th official Serie A title or scudetto, and first since the 2002–03 season, having already been champion of winter. The team went through the season without a single defeat, the first team ever to do so in a 38-game league season in Italy. It is the third team to complete a Serie A season undefeated. Perugia was the first team to go undefeated in the 30-game 1978–79 season. Milan repeated the feat in the 34-game 1991–92 season. Of note, although undefeated, Perugia failed to win the scudetto that year, finishing second.

Since Italy dropped from third to fourth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2010–11 season, the league lost a group stage berth for the UEFA Champions League from the 2012–13 season.

Rule changes

The rules for the registration of non-EU (or non-EFTA or Swiss) nationals transferred from abroad were revised in the summer of 2011. Clubs could now sign two non-EU players. This was a reverse of the decision made the previous summer in the wake of Italy's failure at the 2010 World Cup that limited clubs to the signing of just one such player.

Managerial changes

In Italy, football managers are only permitted to manage one club per season. For this purpose, the "season" is defined as starting when its first match kicks off, so Roberto Donadoni and Stefano Pioli, who lost their job at Cagliari and Palermo on 12 and 31 August 2011 were able to take respectively the Parma job in January 2012 and the Bologna job in October 2011 because the first matches were not until 9 September 2011.

Positions by round

Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport


Source: Lega Serie A
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.


2011–12 Serie A Wikipedia