The 2013–14 Serie A (known as the Serie ATIM for sponsorship reasons) was the 112th season of top-tier Italian football, the 82nd in a round-robin tournament, and the 4th since its organization under a league committee separate from Serie B. The season began on 24 August 2013 and concluded on 18 May 2014. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Incyte model used throughout the season. Juventus were the defending champions, and successfully defended their title to win a third Serie A title in a row.
A total of 20 teams competed in the league: 17 sides from the 2012–13 season and three promoted from the 2012–13 Serie B campaign. Palermo, Pescara and Siena were each demoted from the top flight. They were replaced by Serie B champion Sassuolo, runner-up Hellas Verona and play-off winner Livorno. Hellas Verona returned to Serie A after an 11-year absence, Livorno after four seasons and this season marked Sassuolo's Serie A debut.
For the first time in the competition's history, there were five derbies among teams from the same city: Milan (Internazionale and Milan), Turin (Juventus and Torino), Rome (Lazio and Roma), Genoa (Genoa and Sampdoria), and Verona (Chievo and Hellas Verona).
Number of teams by region
Stadiums and locations
|Team||Home city||Stadium||Capacity||2012–13 season|
|Atalanta||Bergamo||Atleti Azzurri d'Italia||7004265420000000000♠26,542||15 !15th in Serie A|
|Bologna||Bologna||Renato Dall'Ara||7004382790000000000♠38,279||13 !13th in Serie A|
|Cagliari||Cagliari||Sant'Elia1||7003500000000000000♠5,000||11 !11th in Serie A|
|Catania||Catania||Angelo Massimino||7004234200000000000♠23,420||08 !8th in Serie A|
|Chievo||Verona||Marc'Antonio Bentegodi||7004384020000000000♠38,402||12 !12th in Serie A|
|Fiorentina||Florence||Artemio Franchi||7004472820000000000♠47,282||04 !4th in Serie A|
|Genoa||Genoa||Luigi Ferraris||7004366850000000000♠36,685||17 !17th in Serie A|
|Internazionale||Milan||San Siro||7004800180000000000♠80,018||09 !9th in Serie A|
|Juventus||Turin||Juventus Stadium||7004412540000000000♠41,254||01 !Serie A champions|
|Lazio||Rome||Olimpico||7004726980000000000♠72,698||07 !7th in Serie A|
|Livorno||Livorno||Armando Picchi||7004192380000000000♠19,238||20 !Serie B playoffs winner|
|Milan||Milan||San Siro||7004800180000000000♠80,018||03 !3rd in Serie A|
|Napoli||Naples||San Paolo||7004602400000000000♠60,240||02 !2nd in Serie A|
|Parma||Parma||Ennio Tardini||7004279060000000000♠27,906||10 !10th in Serie A|
|Roma||Rome||Olimpico||7004726980000000000♠72,698||06 !6th in Serie A|
|Sampdoria||Genoa||Luigi Ferraris||7004366850000000000♠36,685||14 !14th in Serie A|
(playing in Reggio Emilia)
|Mapei Stadium||7004200840000000000♠20,084||18 !Serie B Champions|
|Torino||Turin||Olimpico di Torino||7004279940000000000♠27,994||16 !16th in Serie A|
|Udinese||Udine||Friuli2||7004306420000000000♠30,642||05 !5th in Serie A|
|Verona||Verona||Marc'Antonio Bentegodi||7004384020000000000♠38,402||19 !2nd in Serie B|
1Cagliari is going to play at Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste while Stadio Sant'Elia is under renovation.
2Some matches may be played at Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste if Stadio Friuli's renovation is not finished.
Personnel and sponsorship
The 2014–15 season was Juventus Football Club's 117th in existence and eighth consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football. It was the club's fourth consecutive Serie A title in which it finished 17 points clear of second place Roma, also achieving The Double as they fell short in the Champions League Final in a 3–1 defeat to Barcelona.
After three domestic titles won in row, Juventus and Antonio Conte go on different paths: the manager leaves Turin, in order to become the coach of the Italian national team. His place is took from Massimiliano Allegri who, in 2011, won the Scudetto managing Milan. New men selected for 2014–15 season were Patrice Evra, Kingsley Coman and Álvaro Morata.Carlos Tevez was an integral part of the team as the club's leading scorer. Juventus lost the chance to gain the first seasonal trophy with a loss to Napoli in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana on penalties after a 2–2 draw.
During the second part of season, Juventus retain the lead of Serie A reaching - at the same time - final step in both cups, domestic and continental. On 26 April 2015, Juventus was beaten 2–1 by Torino: the Granata side wins the Derby della Mole for the first time in 20 years, having gained the previous success on 9 April 1995. Six days later, beating Sampdoria away, the Bianconeri win the league title (fourth consecutive and 31st overall) with four games left to play. Between matchdays 36 and 37, Allegri also conquests the Coppa Italia with a 2–1 win over Lazio: the tenth win for Turin club in this competition; a new domestic record. Juventus finished the league with 17 points more than second-placed Roma, but fell as runners-up in Europe, losing 3–1 against Barcelona in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final. The first half ended with an early Ivan Rakitić goal to give the advantage to the Spanish side, but Juventus were able to equalize after 10 minutes of the second half with a Morata goal. Barcelona then scored two more goals in the 68th minute by Luis Suárez, with the final goal coming during injury time.
Players and squad numbers last updated on 2 November 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.