Sampierdarenese won the Ligura section and then went on to the semi-finals, finishing top out of three clubs; this lead them to the final against Novese. Both legs of the final ended in 0–0 draws, thus a repetition match was played in Cremona on 21 May 1922. Still intensely difficult to separate, the match went into extra time with Novese eventually winning the tie (and the Championship) 2–1.

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It was not until 1910–11 that the club began to show promise; during that season's tournament they finished above Juventus, Internazionale and Genoa in the Piedmont-Lombardy-Liguria section.

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The Rossoblu kept pushing when play resumed and Mattia Destro doubled their lead with a conversion of Krejci's pass in the 50th minute.

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Bruno Fernandes scored a last-gasp equaliser for Sampdoria to earn a 1-1 draw with 10-man Palermo at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

But in the following season Sampdoria won the playoffs beating Varese 1–0 in the final return of the play-off after the 3–2 of the first round and return to Serie A. They were the first club outside of the third place to win the play-off as well as the first sixth-placed club to do so.

Samp resisted Bologna's numerous attempts to break the deadlock until, just before half-time, former AC Milan striker Verdi drove home Ladislav Krejci's cross with a searing volley.

Andrea Doria did not participate in the first Italian Football Championship which was organised by the Italian Federation of Football (F.I.F.) since instead they had enrolled themselves into a football tournament which was organised by the Italian Federation of Ginnastica. The club eventually joined the competition for the Italian Football Championship 1903, but did not win a game in the tournament until 1907 when they beat local rivals Genoa 3–1.

With the 1921–22 season, the Italian top league was split into two competitions; both of the clubs in Sampdoria's history were in separate competitions that year too. Sampierdarenese played in the F.I.G.C. run competition, whereas Andrea Doria played in the C.C.I. variation.

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Wearing green and black striped shirts, La Dominante Genova were admitted to the first ever season of Serie B, where they finished 3rd just missing out on promotion. The next season, under the name Liguria they had a disastrous year, finishing bottom of the table and were relegated.

With the departure of Director of Sport Giuseppe Marotta, coach Luigi Delneri, both of whom were credited with Samp's recent successes and club top scorers Cassano and Pazzini and the squad being stretched by Champions League football, Sampdoria embarked on a miserable run of results and were relegated to Serie B after loss 2–1 at home to Palermo in May 2011.

In the club's first couple of seasons back in Serie A, the side achieved consecutive midtable finishes but continued its reputation of producing quality young players and sold on players like Shkodran Mustafi, Mauro Icardi, Andrea Poli and Simone Zaza for significant transfer fees.

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Francesco Totti's stoppage-time penalty clinched Roma a 3-2 victory against Sampdoria after torrential rain had delayed the start of the second half at the Olympic Stadium by an hour.

The victory was not without controversy, however, as Sampdoria had goals disallowed for offside and handball, the first of which should have stood.

15 July 1937 saw Sampierdarenese, melting itself with Corniglianese and Rivarolese with the club using the name Associazione Liguria Calcio; this saw them reach 5th place in Serie A during 1939. In the early 1940s, the club was relegated, but bounced straight back up as Serie B champions in 1941.

Sampdoria's biggest rivals are Genoa C.F.C., against whom they play the Derby della Lanterna.[7] When Sampdoria were relegated from Serie A in 2011, more than 30,000 Genoa supporters staged a mock funeral procession through the streets of the city carrying a coffin draped in blue.[8]

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As if to further show that the merger really was equal parts of both previous clubs, a new football kit was designed for the club; it implemented the blue shirts of Andrea Doria with the white, red and black midsection of Sampierdarenese.

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The club crest features a sailor in profile known by the old Genoese name of Baciccia, which translates to Giovanni Battista in Italian or John-Baptist in English. The image of a sailor is appropriate due to Sampdoria being based in the port city of Genoa.

After the league system in Italy was brought back into one item, Sampierdarenese remained stronger than Andrea Doria by qualifying for the league. By 1924–25 the clubs were competing against each other in the Northern League; Doria who finished one place above their rivals won one game 2–1, while Sampierdarenese were victorious 2–0 in the other. At the end of the 1926–27 season, the clubs merged by fascist authorities under the name La Dominante.

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Because of this, both Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria reverted to their previous names as separate clubs. Sampierdarenese were back in Serie B for the 1932–33 season and finished in the upper part; the following year they were crowned champions and were promoted into Serie A for the first time. Andrea Doria on the other hand, battled out the 1930s down in Serie C.