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The 2003–04 Serie B is the 72nd season since its establishment in 1929. It is the second highest football league in Italy.

Serie B TIM
Season2003–04
ChampionsPalermo
PromotedPalermo
Cagliari
Messina
Livorno
Atalanta
Fiorentina
RelegatedComo
Avellino
Napoli
Matches played552
Goals scored1,287 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorerItaly Luca Toni (30 goals)

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Palermo (C, P) 46 22 17 7 75 39 +36 83 Promotion to Serie A
2 Cagliari (P) 46 23 14 9 80 51 +29 83
3 Livorno (P) 46 20 19 7 75 45 +30 79
4 Messina (P) 46 21 16 9 71 45 +26 79
5 Atalanta (P) 46 19 20 7 59 36 +23 77
6 Fiorentina (P) 46 19 16 11 53 48 +5 73 Qualification to promotion play-offs
7 Ternana 46 18 15 13 64 52 +12 69
8 Piacenza 46 17 17 12 50 47 +3 68
9 Catania 46 18 13 15 53 53 0 67
10 Triestina 46 15 19 12 50 50 0 64
11 Ascoli 46 14 18 14 54 54 0 60
12 Torino 46 14 17 15 57 54 +3 59
13 Vicenza 46 12 20 14 48 51 −3 56
14 Napoli (R) 46 10 26 10 35 43 −8 56[a] Relegation to Serie C1
15 Treviso 46 12 19 15 48 51 −3 55
16 Genoa 46 13 16 17 57 62 −5 55
17 Salernitana 46 14 13 19 36 53 −17 55
18 AlbinoLeffe 46 13 15 18 47 59 −12 54
19 Hellas Verona 46 13 14 19 54 65 −11 53
20 Venezia 46 12 15 19 40 57 −17 51 Relegation play-off
21 Bari 46 13 11 22 50 63 −13 50[b] Relegation play-off
22 Pescara 46 11 13 22 46 69 −23 46[c] Relegation to Serie C1
23 Avellino (R) 46 8 13 25 51 69 −18 37 Relegation to Serie C1
24 Como (R) 46 7 12 27 34 71 −37 33
Updated to match(es) played on October 6, 2008. Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Folded after bankruptcy, new entity re-admitted to Serie C1 by Lodo Petrucci.
  2. ^ Relegated after relegation play-off and later readmitted in place of Napoli.
  3. ^ Relegated and later readmitted after newly relegated Ancona's bankruptcy.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ASC ATA AVE BAR CAG CTN COM FIO GEN LIV MES NAP PAL PES PIA SAL TER TOR TRV TRI VEN HEL VIC
AlbinoLeffe 3–3 0–4 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1
Ascoli 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
Atalanta 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 3–2
Avellino 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 1–0 6–0 0–1
Bari 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 2–1
Cagliari 1–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–0
Catania 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
Como 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–3 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–2 1–3 3–5 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1
Fiorentina 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Genoa 4–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–0
Livorno 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–2
Messina 4–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Napoli 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Palermo 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 5–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–0
Pescara 4–3 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Piacenza 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–4 1–3 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Salernitana 0–3 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Ternana 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 5–2 2–0 1–0
Torino 4–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Treviso 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1
Triestina 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Venezia 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 0–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1
Hellas Verona 2–3 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 4–3 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–3
Vicenza 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

Fiorentina had to play a qualification match with 15th-placed team of Serie A, Perugia.

Perugia0–1Fiorentina
Fantini   10'
Attendance: 23,500

Fiorentina1–1Perugia
Fantini   47' do Prado   82'

A.C. Perugia relegated to Serie B, while ACF Fiorentina was promoted to Serie A.

Relegation play-offEdit

Bari1–0Venezia
Bruno   57'
Attendance: 22,583

Venezia2–0Bari
Brellier   50'
Biancolino   90+4'
Attendance: 4,846

A.S. Bari was relegated to Serie C1 2004-05 but was later readmitted to Serie B in place of S.S.C. Napoli.

Top scorersEdit