The first Scudetto in 1955/56

With the onset of the 1950s Fiorentina became one of Italian football’s greats, after a period of below par results. Once third, once fourth and twice fifth between 1949/50 and 1954/55, those finishes paved the way for the triumphant season of 1955/56, in which Fiorentina won their first Scudetto. In the summer of 1955 president Befani added to an already competitive squad, bringing in the star Julinho and the revelation Montuori. Right from the very first games Fiorentina, coached by Bernardini, made it clear they were the best team: in round three of the season they dominated at Juventus’ ground, winning 4-0. In round seven Fiorentina caught Inter at the top of the table, and in round eight they took the lead and stayed there, going 33 consecutive games without a defeat. The Viola were only beaten in the final game of the season, losing 1-3 in Genoa to the Rossoblu. With five games still left to the end of the season Fiorentina could already mathematically celebrate their title, on May 6th 1956 following a 1-1 draw in Trieste.   
By the end of the season there was a 12 point lead over second-placed Milan. The star player was Virgili, with 21 goals. Segato and Gratton were the only two who played all 34 games. 

In the 1955-1956 season Fiorentina won their first ever Scudetto, at the end of a season they dominated, suffering just the one defeat, and finishing with a 12 point lead over second place.

 Fiorentina 1955/1956

Coach Fulvio Bernardini

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