For their first season unde the new banner the club retained usage of the historic Stadio Artemio Franchi and the city rallied around the new club and they would ultimately decimate the previous records for attendance in the Italian fourth tier. The club's captain for the season would be veteren player and Italy international, Angelo Di Livio, the only player to stick with the side following their troubles. He became an instant hero with the fans and would be leading an undeniably talented side.
Christian Rigano, a former bricklayer who didn't play his first game of football until after his 26th birthday, was the star man up top. His 30 goals in 32 games dwarfed the numbers put up by the sides other attacking assets, among them a 19 year Fabio Quagliarella, who paired Rigano up top in 12 games during the season.
Despite a strong showing in the league, Florentia Viola were pushed all the way that season. Their main rivals were Rimini, the former side of Arrigo Sacchi. In the first matchup between the sides in November, Florentia Viola had fallen to a shock loss at home and by the time the reverse fixture came around in late February, it was shaping up to be the biggest game of the season. The 24th of February match up would see Florentia travel to Rimini trailing their opponents by a point.