In 1996/1997 season, Vicenza had its best season for a long time, winning the Coppa Italia following a victory over Napoli in the final. Alessandro Iannuzzi was one of the Final’s scorer. This win allowed the team to play the UEFA Cup Winners’Cup together with the Serie A and Coppa Italia. Vicenza reached the semi-finals of the Cup Winners’Cup being eliminated by Chelsea F.C. In Serie A the team only avoided relegation by one point.