In the FNGI Championships there were also some different rules like
half-times of 30 minutes and extra-times of ten; a strange rule stated that
the Referee did decide the winner, in a tie-match, awarding the more
The FNGI decision to organize an Italian Football Championship was taken in 1900 (November, 3rd) during the 13th Federal Council in Vicenza. They decided to organize national football games and also national Championships of Tamburello (a sort of Italian "pelota") and Palla a Sfratto. In 1903 (May, 6th) the Commissione Giuochi adopted the British official football rules. In 1904 (June, 2nd) in Firenze there was the first Italian Football FNGI Championship.
See here for the list of FIF/FIGC champions.
Year Champions Runners-Up Torneo Interprovinciale Ginnastico 1896 S Udine GS 2-0 PG Ferrara [in Treviso] FGNI Football Championships NB: years in bold refer to a Concorso Nazionale FGNI (held every three years) in which national championships in various sports were organised; all other years refer to football-only events (Concorso Federale Nazionale Football FGNI). 1897 SG Torinese [in Torino] 1898 SG Torinese PG Ferrara [in Torino] 1901 SG Mediolanum 3-1 SG Ferrara [in Bologna] 1902 SG Mediolanum [in Milano] 1904 CFBC Milan 3-2 SG Andrea Doria [in Firenze; final Jun 3] 1905 CFBC Milan 1-0 aet SGS Padova [in Venezia] 1906 CFBC Milan 5-0 SG Vicenza [in Vicenza; final Sep 9] 1907 CFBC Milan 3-1 SG Vicenza [in Venezia; final May 9] 1908 FBC Venezia 2-0 SG Pro Vercelli [in Piacenza; final Sep 5] 1910 SG Andrea Doria SG Giuseppe Garibaldi [in Genova] 1911 FS Bentegodi 3-0 SG Andrea Doria [in Genova; final May 14] 1912 SG Andrea Doria Verona [in Roma; final Jun ?] 1913 SG Andrea Doria 2-1 SG Raffaele Rubattino [final Oct 19] Notes: abbreviations: FS Bentegodi = Fed. Sport. Bentegodi PG Ferrara = Palestra Ginnastica Ferrara S Udinese GS = SocietÓ Udinese di Ginnastica e Scherma home towns of various teams: SG Andrea Doria - Genova Fed. Sport. Bentegodi - Verona SG Giuseppe Garibaldi - Genova SG Mediolanum - Milano SG Raffaele Rubattino - Genova
[Sep 1896 (precise date not known)] S Udine GS 2-0 PG Ferrara [in Treviso]
Participants: CFBC Milan, SG Mediolanum, FC Sempione Milano, SG Andrea Doria, SG Reyer Venezia and SG Vicenza Sez. Calcio. Qualifying Lombardia [May 22] Milan 2-1 Sempione Mediolanum withdrew Qualifiying Liguria Andrea Doria only participants Qualifiying Veneto [May 15] Vicenza 2-2 Reyer [aet; at 10 am] Vicenza 4-2 Reyer [at 5 pm] Final Tournament (in Firenze) Semifinal [Jun 3] Andrea Doria 5-0 Vicenza Milan bye Final [Jun 3] Milan 3-2 Andrea Doria Champions: CFBC Milan.
Participants: CFBC Milan, SGS Padova, SG Reyer Venezia Qualifying Lombardia CFBC Milan only participants Qualifying Veneto [Jun 11, Padova] Padova 2-0 Reyer Final (in Venezia) Milan 1-0 Padova [aet] In addition, there was a Concorso Nazionale Straordinario in this year: Champions Runners-Up 1905 SG Pro Vercelli US Milanese
Known Participants: CFBC Milan, SG Andrea Doria, Virtus Juventusque Livorno, SGS Padova, GP Marziale Mestre, SG Reyer Venezia, SG Vicenza Qualifying Veneto [all matches Apr 7] semifinals Marziale 3-2 Reyer Vicenza 5-4 Padova [aet] final Vicenza 4-1 Marziale Final Tournament (in Venezia) Semifinals [May 9] Milan w/o Andrea Doria Vicenza 2-0 Livorno [Livorno withdrew after 8 minutes] Final [May 9] Milan 3-1 Vicenza
Known Participants: SG Pro Vercelli, FBC Roma, SG Amsicora Cagliari, SGS Padova, FBC Venezia, SG Vicenza Qualifying Veneto [Aug 23 in Venezia] semifinal Vicenza w/o Padova final Venezia 2-0 Vicenza Final Tournament (in Piacenza) Semifinals [Sep 5] Pro Vercelli bt Cagliari Venezia w/o Roma Final [Sep 5] Venezia 2-0 Pro Vercelli
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