2016–17 Serie B

The 2016–17 Serie B (known as the Serie B ConTe.it for sponsorship reasons) was the 85th season since its establishment in 1929. A total of 22 teams were contesting the league: 15 returning from the 2015–16 season, 4 promoted from Lega Pro, and 3 relegated from Serie A.

Serie B
Season2016–17
ChampionsSPAL
PromotedSPAL
Hellas Verona
Benevento (by play-off)
RelegatedTrapani
Vicenza
Pisa
Latina
Matches played462
Goals scored1,021 (2.21 per match)
Top goalscorerGiampaolo Pazzini
(23 goals)
Biggest home winVirtus Entella 4–0 Brescia
(29 October 2016)
Cittadella 5–1 Hellas Verona
(18 November 2016)
Benevento 4–0 Brescia
(19 November 2016)
SPAL 4–0 Ternana
(24 December 2016)
Trapani 4–0 Bari
(18 March 2017)
Biggest away winAvellino 0–5 Perugia
(4 March 2017)
Highest scoringTernana 4–3 Novara
(29 October 2016)
Benevento 3–4 Bari
(24 February 2017)
Longest winning run5 games
Cittadella
SPAL
Longest unbeaten run12 games
Pro Vercelli
SPAL
Longest winless run15 games
Pisa
Longest losing run6 games
Ternana
Highest attendance22,671
Bari 2–0 Brescia
(27 February 2017)
Lowest attendance1,566
Virtus Entella 4–1 Cittadella
(18 May 2017)
Total attendance3,192,945
Average attendance6,911

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2015–16 season
Ascoli Ascoli Piceno Del Duca 20,550 15th in Serie B
Avellino Avellino Partenio 26,000 14th in Serie B
Bari Bari San Nicola 58,270 5th in Serie B
Benevento Benevento Ciro Vigorito 12,847 Lega Pro/C Champions
Brescia Brescia Mario Rigamonti 16,308 11th in Serie B
Carpi Carpi Stadio Sandro Cabassi 4,144 18th in Serie A
Cesena Cesena Dino Manuzzi 23,900 6th in Serie B
Cittadella Cittadella Pier Cesare Tombolato 7,623 Lega Pro/A Champions
Frosinone Frosinone Stadio Matusa 10,000 19th in Serie A
Hellas Verona Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 20th in Serie A
Latina Latina Domenico Francioni 6,850 16th in Serie B
Novara Novara Silvio Piola 17,875 8th in Serie B
Perugia Perugia Renato Curi 28,000 10th in Serie B
Pisa Pisa Arena Garibaldi 14,869 Lega Pro Play-off Winners
Pro Vercelli Vercelli Silvio Piola 5,500 17th in Serie B
Salernitana Salerno Arechi 37,245 18th in Serie B
SPAL Ferrara Paolo Mazza 17,955 Lega Pro/B Champions
Spezia La Spezia Alberto Picco 10,000 7th in Serie B
Ternana Terni Libero Liberati 17,500 12th in Serie B
Trapani Trapani Provinciale (Erice) 7,000 3rd in Serie B
Vicenza Vicenza Romeo Menti 17,163 13th in Serie B
Virtus Entella Chiavari Comunale 5,535 9th in Serie B

Number of teams by regionsEdit

Number of teams Region Team(s)
3   Campania Avellino, Benevento and Salernitana
  Emilia-Romagna Carpi, Cesena and SPAL
  Veneto Cittadella, Hellas Verona and Vicenza
2   Lazio Frosinone and Latina
  Liguria Spezia and Virtus Entella
  Piedmont Novara and Pro Vercelli
  Umbria Perugia and Ternana
1   Apulia Bari
  Lombardy Brescia
  Marche Ascoli
  Sicily Trapani
  Tuscany Pisa

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team President Manager Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Ascoli   Francesco Bellini   Alfredo Aglietti Nike Fainplast
Avellino   Walter Taccone   Walter Novellino Givova Metaedil.com
Bari   Gianluca Paparesta   Stefano Colantuono Umbro Apulia
Benevento   Oreste Vigorito   Marco Baroni Frankie Garage Sport IVPC-Energia Pulita
Brescia   Alessandro Triboldi   Luigi Cagni Acerbis Banco di Brescia
Carpi   Claudio Caliumi   Fabrizio Castori Givova Azimut Investments
Cesena   Giorgio Lugaresi   Andrea Camplone Lotto
Cittadella   Andrea Gabrielli   Roberto Venturato Garman Siderurgica Gabrielli
Frosinone   Maurizio Stirpe   Pasquale Marino Legea Gala
Hellas Verona   Maurizio Setti   Fabio Pecchia Nike Metano Nord
Latina   Pasquale Maietta   Vincenzo Vivarini Givova Sarchioto
Novara   Massimo De Salvo   Roberto Boscaglia Joma Banca Popolare di Novara
Perugia   Massimiliano Santopadre   Cristian Bucchi Frankie Garage Sport Piccini
Pisa   Giuseppe Corrado   Gennaro Gattuso Kappa Toscana Aeroporti
Pro Vercelli   Massimo Secondo   Moreno Longo Erreà Amteco
Salernitana   Marco Mezzaroma   Alberto Bollini Givova Caffe Motta
SPAL   Walter Mattioli   Leonardo Semplici HS Football
Spezia   Matteo Volpi   Domenico Di Carlo Acerbis Carispezia
Ternana   Simone Longarini   Fabio Liverani Macron
Trapani   Vittorio Morace   Alessandro Calori Joma Ustica Lines
Vicenza   Alfredo Pastorelli   Vincenzo Torrente Macron Banca Popolare di Vicenza
Virtus Entella   Antonio Gozzi   Gianpaolo Castorina Acerbis

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Ascoli   Devis Mangia Sacked 10 May 2016 Pre-season   Alfredo Aglietti 16 June 2016
Frosinone   Roberto Stellone Sacked 15 May 2016[1]   Pasquale Marino 6 June 2016[2]
Hellas Verona   Luigi Delneri Sacked 23 May 2016[3]   Fabio Pecchia 1 June 2016
Perugia   Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 24 May 2016   Cristian Bucchi 15 June 2016
Virtus Entella   Alfredo Aglietti Resigned 26 May 2016   Roberto Breda 1 July 2016
Avellino   Attilio Tesser Signed by Cremonese 31 May 2016   Domenico Toscano 4 June 2016
Latina   Carmine Gautieri Sacked 12 June 2016   Vincenzo Vivarini 13 June 2016
Benevento   Gaetano Auteri Sacked 14 June 2016   Marco Baroni 1 July 2016
Novara   Marco Baroni Signed by Benevento 30 June 2016   Roberto Boscaglia 1 July 2016
Pro Vercelli   Claudio Foscarini Signed by Livorno 30 June 2016   Moreno Longo 1 July 2016
Ternana   Roberto Breda Signed by Virtus Entella 30 June 2016   Christian Panucci 1 July 2016
Bari   Andrea Camplone Contract expired 30 June 2016   Roberto Stellone 4 July 2016
Brescia   Roberto Boscaglia Signed by Novara 30 June 2016   Cristian Brocchi 11 July 2016
Ternana   Christian Panucci Sacked 14 August 2016[4]   Benito Carbone 14 August 2016
Vicenza   Franco Lerda Sacked 2 October 2016 21st   Pierpaolo Bisoli 3 October 2016[5]
Cesena   Massimo Drago Sacked 30 October 2016 19th   Andrea Camplone 31 October 2016[6]
Bari   Roberto Stellone Sacked 7 November 2016 16th   Stefano Colantuono 7 November 2016
Avellino   Domenico Toscano Sacked 29 November 2016 19th   Walter Novellino 29 November 2016
Salernitana   Giuseppe Sannino Resigned 29 November 2016 14th   Alberto Bollini 30 November 2016
Trapani   Serse Cosmi Sacked 30 November 2016 22nd   Alessandro Calori 4 December 2016
Ternana   Benito Carbone Resigned 21 January 2017[7] 21st   Carmine Gautieri 22 January 2017[8]
Ternana   Carmine Gautieri Resigned 5 March 2017 22nd   Fabio Liverani 6 March 2017[9]
Brescia   Cristian Brocchi Sacked 12 March 2017 19th   Luigi Cagni 12 March 2017[10]
Vicenza   Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 18 April 2017[11] 19th   Vincenzo Torrente 19 April 2017[12]
Virtus Entella   Roberto Breda Sacked 30 April 2017 10th   Gianpaolo Castorina 30 April 2017[13]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SPAL (C, P) 42 22 12 8 66 39 +27 78 Promotion to Serie A
2 Hellas Verona (P) 42 20 14 8 64 40 +24 74[a]
3 Frosinone 42 21 11 10 57 42 +15 74[a] Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Perugia 42 15 20 7 54 40 +14 65[b]
5 Benevento[c] (O, P) 42 18 12 12 56 42 +14 65[b]
6 Cittadella 42 19 6 17 60 54 +6 63
7 Carpi 42 16 14 12 41 40 +1 62
8 Spezia 42 15 15 12 38 34 +4 60
9 Novara 42 15 11 16 48 50 −2 56
10 Salernitana 42 13 15 14 44 44 0 54[d]
11 Virtus Entella 42 13 15 14 54 51 +3 54[d]
12 Bari 42 13 14 15 39 44 −5 53[e]
13 Cesena 42 12 17 13 51 48 +3 53[e]
14 Avellino[f] 42 13 13 16 40 55 −15 50[g]
15 Brescia 42 11 17 14 49 58 −9 50[g]
16 Ascoli 42 10 19 13 44 49 −5 49[h]
17 Pro Vercelli 42 10 19 13 35 45 −10 49[h]
18 Ternana[i] 42 13 10 19 42 53 −11 49[h]
19 Trapani[i] (R) 42 10 14 18 45 55 −10 44 Relegation to Serie C
20 Vicenza (R) 42 9 14 19 33 52 −19 41
21 Latina[j] (R) 42 6 21 15 38 50 −12 35[k] Relegation to Serie D[l]
22 Pisa[m] (R) 42 6 21 15 23 36 −13 35[k] Relegation to Serie C
Source: Lega Serie B
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[16]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hellas Verona is ahead of Frosinone on head-to-head goal difference: Hellas Verona 2–0 Frosinone, Frosinone 1–0 Hellas Verona.
  2. ^ a b Perugia is ahead of Benevento on head-to-head points: Perugia 3–1 Benevento, Benevento 0–0 Perugia.
  3. ^ Benevento was deducted one point.
  4. ^ a b Salernitana is ahead of Virtus Entella on head-to-head points: Salernitana 1–1 Virtus Entella, Virtus Entella 0–1 Salernitana.
  5. ^ a b Bari is ahead of Cesena on head-to-head points: Bari 2–1 Cesena, Cesena 1–1 Bari.
  6. ^ Avellino was initially deducted three points due to match fixing. The deduction was later changed to two points.[14]
  7. ^ a b Avellino is ahead of Brescia on head-to-head points: Avellino 1–1 Brescia, Brescia 0–2 Avellino.
  8. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Ascoli 7 pts, Pro Vercelli 7 pts, Ternana 3 pts. Ascoli is ahead of Pro Vercelli on head-to-head record: Ascoli 3–1 Pro Vercelli, Pro Vercelli 1–1 Ascoli.
  9. ^ a b Since the difference between the 18th-placed team and the 19th-placed team was five points, there was no play-out and the 19th-placed team was relegated directly.
  10. ^ Latina was initially deducted seven points. The deduction was later changed to four points.
  11. ^ a b Latina is ahead of Pisa on overall goal difference.
  12. ^ Latina was declared insolvent and excluded from the Italian football league system.[15] The team was later refound in Serie D.
  13. ^ Pisa was deducted four points.

Promotion play-offsEdit

According to the regulations, third-placed Frosinone would have avoided the play-offs if they had ended the regular season 10 points clear of fourth place. However, in the last round, Perugia and Benevento won their matches to leave the gap at nine points.[17]

Six teams contested the promotion playoffs. A preliminary one-legged round, played at the home venue of the higher placed team, involved the teams from 5th to 8th place. The two winning teams played against the 3rd and 4th-placed teams in two-legged semifinals. The higher placed team played the second leg of the promotion playoff at home.

  Preliminary round     Semifinals     Two-legged final
                                   
        7 Carpi 0 1 1  
  6 Cittadella 1     3 Frosinone 0 0 0    
  7 Carpi 2         7 Carpi 0 0 0
      5 Benevento 0 1 1
        5 Benevento 1 1 2    
  5 Benevento 2     4 Perugia 0 1 1  
  8 Spezia 1  

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Giampaolo Pazzini Hellas Verona 23
2   Fabio Ceravolo Benevento 20
3   Francesco Caputo Virtus Entella 18
  Mirco Antenucci SPAL
5   Federico Dionisi Frosinone 17
6   Daniel Ciofani Frosinone 16
  Massimo Coda Salernitana
8   Kevin Lasagna Carpi 14
  Andrea Caracciolo Brescia
  Camillo Ciano Cesena
11   Gianluca Litteri Cittadella 13
  Matteo Ardemagni Avellino
  Samuel Di Carmine Perugia
14   Pablo Granoche Spezia 12
  Daniele Cacia Ascoli
  Andrey Galabinov Novara
  Felipe Avenatti Ternana

Source: [18]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC AVE BAR BEN BRE CRP CES CIT FRO HEL LAT NOV PER PIS PVE SAL SPA SPE TER TRA VIC VET
Ascoli 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–4 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1
Avellino 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–5 1–0 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–2
Bari 0–1 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
Benevento 0–0 2–1 3–4 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–0
Brescia 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2
Carpi 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1
Cesena 2–2 3–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–1
Cittadella 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 2–3 2–3 5–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1
Frosinone 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–0
Hellas Verona 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0
Latina 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1
Novara 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–0
Perugia 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 3–2 0–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
Pisa 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1
Pro Vercelli 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0
Salernitana 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–3 1–1
SPAL 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–2
Spezia 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 3–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0
Ternana 0–1 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 4–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0
Trapani 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0
Vicenza 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–2
Virtus Entella 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2018. Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Attendance dataEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Bari 342,944 22,671 13,519 16,331 −23.7%
2 Hellas Verona 310,246 20,848 12,342 14,774 −18.8%1
3 Cesena 259,125 17,048 11,177 12,339 +1.1%
4 Salernitana 229,398 19,709 8,120 10,924 −10.1%
5 Perugia 196,959 12,811 7,641 9,379 +1.5%
6 Benevento 170,722 11,521 6,807 8,130 +94.1%2
7 SPAL 165,302 9,238 6,411 7,872 +53.4%2
8 Vicenza 163,626 10,697 6,249 7,792 +1.5%
9 Brescia 161,791 14,358 6,441 7,704 +0.5%
10 Spezia 149,151 8,690 6,335 7,102 −2.2%
11 Pisa 143,326 8,645 2,722 6,825 +8.5%2
12 Frosinone 124,378 7,229 5,340 5,923 −18.7%1
13 Ascoli 115,848 7,128 4,784 5,517 −16.1%
14 Avellino 107,462 9,500 3,500 5,117 −19.0%
15 Trapani 106,215 6,345 4,322 5,058 −0.6%
16 Novara 88,259 7,402 3,644 4,203 −14.0%
17 Ternana 84,216 9,939 2,166 4,010 +16.9%
18 Cittadella 63,981 5,967 2,120 3,047 +55.6%2
19 Pro Vercelli 60,147 4,582 2,218 2,864 −6.0%
20 Latina 51,467 4,485 1,867 2,451 −21.4%
21 Carpi 51,089 3,683 1,643 2,433 −72.9%1
22 Virtus Entella 47,293 4,505 1,566 2,252 +3.7%
League total 3,192,945 22,671 1,566 6,911 −3.5%

Updated to games played on 18 May 2017
Source: [19]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Serie A.
2: Team played last season in Lega Pro.

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