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The 2018–19 Serie B (known as Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons[18]) was the 87th season of Serie B in Italy since its establishment in 1929.

Serie B
Season2018–19
Dates24 August 2018 – 9 June 2019
ChampionsBrescia
PromotedBrescia
Lecce
Hellas Verona
RelegatedPalermo (to Serie D)
Foggia (to Serie D)
Padova
Carpi
Matches played352
Goals scored911 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerAlfredo Donnarumma
(25 goals)[1]
Biggest home winLecce 7–0 Ascoli
(23 March 2019)
Biggest away winPescara 1–5 Brescia
(3 February 2019)
Highest scoringBrescia 4–4 Spezia
(27 January 2019)
Longest winning run3 games
Benevento[2]
Brescia[3]
Cittadella[4]
Cosenza[5]
Cremonese[6]
Foggia[7]
Hellas Verona[8]
Lecce[9]
Palermo[10]
Perugia[10]
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Brescia[11]
Palermo[12]
Longest winless run11 games
Crotone[13]
Longest losing run5 games
Padova[14]
Salernitana[15]
Highest attendance28,351
Palermo 2–2 Cittadella
(11 May 2019)[16]
Lowest attendance1,500
Carpi 0–1 Cittadella
(1 September 2018)[16]
Total attendance2,634,506[16][17]
Average attendance7,506[16][17]

A total of 19 teams contested in the 2018–19 season, instead of the usual 22 teams, due to the exclusion of Bari, Cesena and Avellino. There are 12 teams returning from the 2017–18 Serie B season, 4 promoted from 2017–18 Serie C (Livorno, Padova, Lecce, Cosenza) and 3 relegated from 2017–18 Serie A (Crotone, Hellas Verona, Benevento).

TeamsEdit

The list of teams for the season was originally expected to feature 15 teams from the 2017–18 Serie B, as well as three teams who were relegated from the 2017–18 Serie A (Crotone, Verona and Benevento) and four promoted from the 2017–18 Serie C: league winners Livorno, Padova and Lecce, plus national playoff winners Cosenza.

Later in July, Bari and Cesena renounced on their participation to the league due to serious financial issues, whereas Avellino was excluded due to financial irregularities. Foggia was admitted, but it had eight points deducted.

Following these event, the Serie B league assembly voted in favour of reducing the number of teams from 22 to 20;[19] this move was promptly revoked by the Italian Football Federation due to bureaucratic issues who would not allow to change the league format for the current season.[20][21]

On 7 August, Avellino was finally excluded from the Serie B after losing on their appeal verdict to be readmitted in the league.[22]

Although it was expected that the three vacancies were to be filled by Catania, Novara and Siena, however Pro Vercelli and Ternana disagreed,[23] and on 10 August, the Lega B announced the 2018–19 season would go ahead with 19 teams instead of the regular 22.[24] The Italian Football Federation formalized the change of format for the Serie B from 22 to 19 teams later on 13 August.[25]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2017–18 season
Ascoli Ascoli Piceno Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca 10,887 18th in Serie B
Benevento Benevento Stadio Ciro Vigorito 17,554 20th in Serie A
Brescia Brescia Stadio Mario Rigamonti 16,743 16th in Serie B
Carpi Carpi Stadio Sandro Cabassi 5,510 11th in Serie B
Cittadella Cittadella Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato 7,623 6th in Serie B
Cosenza Cosenza Stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla 24,209 5th Serie C/C, play-off winner
Cremonese Cremona Stadio Giovanni Zini 20,641 14th in Serie B
Crotone Crotone Stadio Ezio Scida 16,547 18th in Serie A
Foggia Foggia Stadio Pino Zaccheria 16,798 9th in Serie B
Hellas Verona Verona Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 19th in Serie A
Lecce Lecce Stadio Via del Mare 40,670 Serie C/C Champions
Livorno Livorno Stadio Armando Picchi 19,238 Serie C/A Champions
Padova Padua Stadio Euganeo 19,740 Serie C/B Champions
Palermo Palermo Stadio Renzo Barbera 36,349 4th in Serie B
Perugia Perugia Stadio Renato Curi 23,125 8th in Serie B
Pescara Pescara Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia 20,515 17th in Serie B
Salernitana Salerno Stadio Arechi 31,300 12th in Serie B
Spezia La Spezia Stadio Alberto Picco 10,290 10th in Serie B
Venezia Venice Stadio Pierluigi Penzo 7,450 5th in Serie B

Number of teams by regionsEdit

No. of teams Region Team(s)
4   Veneto Cittadella, Hellas Verona, Padova and Venezia
2   Apulia Foggia and Lecce
  Calabria Cosenza and Crotone
  Campania Benevento and Salernitana
  Lombardy Brescia and Cremonese
1   Abruzzo Pescara
  Emilia-Romagna Carpi
  Liguria Spezia
  Marche Ascoli
  Sicily Palermo
  Tuscany Livorno
  Umbria Perugia

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team President Manager Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Ascoli   Giuliano Tosti   Vincenzo Vivarini Nike
Benevento   Oreste Vigorito   Cristian Bucchi FG Sport
Brescia   Massimo Cellino   David Suazo (till 18 Sep 2018)
  Eugenio Corini (from 18 Sep 2018)
Acerbis
Carpi   Claudio Caliumi   Marcello Chezzi (till 18 Sep 2018)
  Fabrizio Castori (from 18 Sep 2018)
Givova
Cittadella   Andrea Gabrielli   Roberto Venturato Boxeur Des Rues
Cosenza   Eugenio Guarascio   Piero Braglia Legea
Cremonese   Paolo Rossi   Andrea Mandorlini (till 4 Nov 2018)
  Massimo Rastelli (from 5 Nov 2018)
Garman
Crotone   Gianni Vrenna   Giovanni Stroppa (till 29 Oct 2018)
  Ivan Moschella (caretaker, 29 Oct–1 Nov 2018)
  Massimo Oddo (1 Nov–28 Dec 2018)
  Giovanni Stroppa (from 28 Dec 2018)
Zeus
Foggia   Lucio Fares   Gianluca Grassadonia (till 11 Dec 2018)
  Gaetano Pavone (caretaker, 11–18 Dec 2018)
  Pasquale Padalino (18 Dec 2018–10 Mar 2019)
  Gianluca Grassadonia (from 11 Mar 2019)
Nike
Hellas Verona   Maurizio Setti   Fabio Grosso (till 1 May 2019)
  Alfredo Aglietti (from 1 May 2019)
Macron
Lecce   Saverio Sticchi Damiani   Fabio Liverani M908 MOBY, Maffei
Livorno   Aldo Spinelli   Cristiano Lucarelli (till 6 Nov 2018)
  Roberto Breda (from 7 Nov 2018)
Legea
Padova   Roberto Bonetto   Pierpaolo Bisoli (till 6 Nov 2018)
  Claudio Foscarini (6 Nov–28 Dec 2018)
  Pierpaolo Bisoli (28 Dec 2018–18 Mar 2019)
  Matteo Centurioni (from 18 Mar 2019)
Kappa
Palermo   Clive Richardson (29 Dec 2018–4 Feb 2019[26][27])
  Rino Foschi (from 14 Feb 2019)[28]
  Bruno Tedino (till 26 Sep 2018)
  Roberto Stellone (26 Sep 2018–23 Apr 2019)
  Delio Rossi (from 24 Apr 2019)
Legea Unieuro[29]
Perugia   Massimiliano Santopadre   Alessandro Nesta FG Sport
Pescara   Daniele Sebastiani   Giuseppe Pillon Erreà
Salernitana   Marco Mezzaroma
  Claudio Lotito
  Stefano Colantuono (till 18 Dec 2018)
  Angelo Gregucci (from 20 Dec 2018)
Givova
Spezia   Andrea Corradino   Pasquale Marino Acerbis
Venezia   Joe Tacopina   Stefano Vecchi (till 11 Oct 2018)
  Walter Zenga (11 Oct 2018–5 Mar 2019)
  Serse Cosmi (from 5 Mar 2019)
Nike

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Ascoli   Serse Cosmi Sacked Pre-season Pre-season   Vincenzo Vivarini Pre-season
Benevento   Roberto De Zerbi End of contract   Christian Bucchi
Brescia   Ivo Pulga End of contract   David Suazo
Carpi   Antonio Calabro End of contract   Marcello Chezzi
Crotone   Walter Zenga Mutual consent   Giovanni Stroppa
Foggia   Giovanni Stroppa Signed by Crotone   Gianluca Grassadonia
Livorno   Andrea Sottil Mutual consent   Cristiano Lucarelli
Palermo   Roberto Stellone Mutual consent   Bruno Tedino
Spezia   Fabio Gallo End of contract   Pasquale Marino
Hellas Verona   Fabio Pecchia End of contract   Fabio Grosso
Venezia   Filippo Inzaghi End of contract   Stefano Vecchi
Brescia   David Suazo Sacked 18 September 2018[30] 15th   Eugenio Corini 18 September 2018[31]
Carpi   Marcello Chezzi Mutual consent 18 September 2018[32] 18th   Fabrizio Castori 18 September 2018[33]
Palermo   Bruno Tedino Sacked 26 September 2018[34] 7th   Roberto Stellone 26 September 2018[34]
Venezia   Stefano Vecchi Sacked 11 October 2018[35] 16th   Walter Zenga 11 October 2018[35]
Crotone   Giovanni Stroppa Sacked 29 October 2018[36] 11th   Ivan Moschella (caretaker) 29 October 2018
  Ivan Moschella End of caretaker spell 1 November 2018 12th   Massimo Oddo 1 November 2018[36]
Cremonese   Andrea Mandorlini Sacked 4 November 2018[37] 12th   Massimo Rastelli 5 November 2018[38]
Padova   Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 6 November 2018[39] 16th   Claudio Foscarini 6 November 2018[39]
Livorno   Cristiano Lucarelli Sacked 6 November 2018[40] 19th   Roberto Breda 7 November 2018[41]
Foggia   Gianluca Grassadonia Sacked 11 December 2018[42] 18th   Gaetano Pavone (caretaker) 11 December 2018[43]
  Gaetano Pavone End of caretaker spell 18 December 2018[44] 17th   Pasquale Padalino 18 December 2018[44]
Salernitana   Stefano Colantuono Resigned 18 December 2018[45] 10th   Angelo Gregucci 20 December 2018[46]
Crotone   Massimo Oddo Resigned 28 December 2018[47] 14th   Giovanni Stroppa 28 December 2018[47]
Padova   Claudio Foscarini Sacked 28 December 2018[48] 19th   Pierpaolo Bisoli 28 December 2018[48]
Venezia   Walter Zenga Sacked 5 March 2019[49] 16th   Serse Cosmi 5 March 2019[49]
Foggia   Pasquale Padalino Sacked 10 March 2019[50] 17th   Gianluca Grassadonia 11 March 2019[51]
Padova   Pierpaolo Bisoli Sacked 18 March 2019[52] 18th   Matteo Centurioni 18 March 2019[52]
Palermo   Roberto Stellone Sacked 23 April 2019[53] 3rd   Delio Rossi 24 April 2019[54]
Hellas Verona   Fabio Grosso Sacked 1 May 2019[55] 6th   Alfredo Aglietti 1 May 2019[55]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Brescia (C, P) 36 18 13 5 69 42 +27 67 Promotion to Serie A
2 Lecce (P) 36 19 9 8 66 45 +21 66
3 Benevento 36 17 9 10 61 45 +16 60 Qualification to promotion play-offs[a]
4 Pescara 36 14 13 9 50 46 +4 55
5 Hellas Verona (O, P) 36 13 13 10 49 46 +3 52
6 Spezia 36 14 9 13 53 46 +7 51[b]
7 Cittadella 36 12 15 9 49 38 +11 51[b]
8 Perugia 36 14 8 14 49 49 0 50
9 Cremonese 36 12 13 11 37 33 +4 49
10 Cosenza 36 11 13 12 34 42 −8 46
11 Palermo[c] (R) 36 16 15 5 57 38 +19 43[d] Excluded from Italian professional football, relegated to the Serie D
12 Crotone 36 11 10 15 40 42 −2 43[d]
13 Ascoli 36 10 13 13 40 56 −16 43[d]
14 Livorno 36 9 12 15 38 51 −13 39
15 Venezia[e] 36 8 14 14 35 46 −11 38[f] Qualification to relegation play-out[g]
16 Salernitana (O) 36 10 8 18 41 57 −16 38[f]
17 Foggia[h] (R) 36 10 13 13 44 49 −5 37 Excluded from Italian professional football, relegated to the Serie D
18 Padova (R) 36 5 16 15 36 49 −13 31 Relegation to Serie C
19 Carpi (R) 36 7 8 21 39 67 −28 29
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.[56]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ If the third-placed team finishes 15 or more points ahead of the fourth-placed team, then the promotion play-offs are not played and the third-placed team is promoted to Serie A.
  2. ^ a b Spezia finished ahead of Cittadella on head-to-head points: Spezia 1–0 Cittadella, Cittadella 0–1 Spezia.
  3. ^ Palermo were initially deducted twenty points for financial irregularities, they were excluded from the 2019–20 Serie B on 12th July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Positions determined by head-to-head points: Palermo: 9 pts; Crotone: 6 pts; Ascoli 3 pts.
  5. ^ Venezia was readmitted to Serie B after Palermo's exclusion.
  6. ^ a b Venezia finished ahead of Salernitana on head-to-head points: Venezia 1–0 Salernitana, Salernitana 1–1 Venezia.
  7. ^ If the 15th-placed team finishes 5 or more points ahead of the 16th-placed team, then the relegation play-out is not played and the 16th-placed team is relegated to Serie C.
  8. ^ Foggia were initially deducted six points for administral irregularities and relegated to 2019-20 Serie C, they were excluded from the 2019–20 Serie C on 12th July 2019.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Brescia6151514810910688685423222211111111111111111
Lecce481496636857532232454334464644222222222
Benevento312953384366856777666653342466664444443
Pescara123742211111224346533445535355556555554
Hellas Verona914211122233779665345567656533445666695
Spezia166138118479911129129910977976777898989777766
Cittadella1112557857544355478878810810979897888977
Perugia112812141311131313109108888891089989878777899910108
Cremonese89564469101112101211111313131212111111111313131313131111121210889
Cosenza713161617171814141515161514141414141414141414121111111111111312111112111110
Palermo13106379534221111111111222232223333333311
Crotone185379111211111214141415151516171819161617171817171616141414141414131312
Ascoli51610131212131212109111110121011111011131313141212121212121010101011121213
Livorno1517171718181919191819191919191918161617181816161516151414151517171616151514
Venezia27121516151616161413131313131112121313121212131414161515161616151515161715
Salernitana141141010710574436710129101191010109109101010101213131313141416
Foggia1919191919191718171717171818181717181716151515151615141717171715161717171617
Padova104111113141415151616151616161819191918191919181919191818181819191919191818
Carpi1718181815161517181918181717171615151515171718191718181919191918181818181919
Champions, promotion to Serie A
Promotion to Serie A
Play-off semifinals
Play-off preliminary round
Play-out
Relegation to Serie C
Source: Serie BKT

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC BEN BRE CAR CIT COS CRE CRO FOG VER LEC LIV PAD PAL PER PES SAL SPE VEN
Ascoli 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–4 3–1 1–0
Benevento 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 3–3 1–0 3–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–3 3–0
Brescia 1–0 2–3 3–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–4 2–0
Carpi 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 3–2 3–2 2–3
Cittadella 2–2 0–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–1 3–2
Cosenza 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3[57] 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
Cremonese 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1
Crotone 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1
Foggia 3–2 1–1 2–2 4–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1
Hellas Verona 1–1 0–3 2–2 4–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Lecce 7–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1
Livorno 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0
Padova 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0
Palermo 3–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–1
Perugia 2–0 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 3–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Pescara 1–1 2–1 1–5 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0
Salernitana 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–5 4–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 1–0 1–1
Spezia 3–2 3–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1
Venezia 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–0
Source: Serie BKT
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

Six teams contested the promotion playoffs depending on the point differential between the third and fourth-placed teams. It beginned with a preliminary one-legged round played at the home venue of the higher placed team, involving the teams placed fifth to eight. The two winning teams advanced to play the third and fourth-placed teams in the two-legged semifinals. Those winning teams advanced to the two-legged final where the winner is promoted to play in Serie A the following year. In the two-legged rounds, the higher seeded team plays the second game at home.

  Preliminary round     Semi-finals     Finals
                                   
        7 Cittadella 1 3 4  
  6 Spezia 1     3 Benevento 2 0 2    
  7 Cittadella 2         7 Cittadella 2 0 2
      5 Hellas Verona 0 3 3
        5 Hellas Verona 0 1 1    
  5 Hellas Verona (a.e.t.) 4     4 Pescara 0 0 0  
  8 Perugia 1  

Preliminary roundEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalsEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Relegation play-outEdit

The relegation play-out was originally scheduled to be played between the 15th and the 16th placed teams in the table — Venezia and Salernitana. However, following the relegation of Palermo to the bottom of the table due to administrative offense (financial irregularities),[58] the Lega B announced no relegation play-off would be held, thus effectively relegating Foggia directly.[59]

However, on May 23, 2019, the Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) of Lazio declared void the procedure followed by the Lega B, provisionally reintroducing the play-out, this time between Salernitana (15th) and Foggia (16th), in accordance with the new standings after Palermo were subsequently placed at the bottom of the league table due to financial irregularities.[60] The decision was upheld by the Guarantee College of Sports (Collegio di garanzia dello sport) on May 27.

Finally, on May 29, the Court of Appeal of the Italian Football Federation (Corte d'Appello della FIGC) annulled the relegation of Palermo, which were sanctioned with 20 points of penalization instead, and hence changed the composition of the matches, causing the immediate relegation of Foggia, and the re-admission to the play-out of Venezia. Nevertheless, the players of both teams threatened to boycott the challenge, regarding it as late in the calendar (25 days after the last match), problematic for holidays and recesses of players, and conflicting with the FIFA International Calendar and a resolution of Lega B, according to which Serie B matches cannot be held during the national team period (June 3–11).[61]

MatchesEdit

Higher-placed team plays at home for second leg. If tied on aggregate, extra time and eventually penalty shoot-out are played because both teams ended up with same points in table. Losers are relegated.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Salernitana 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Venezia 2–1 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Finally, on July 12 the FIGC retired the professional license to Palermo. According to the new regulations enacted by the FIGC in January 2019, the relegation playoff was consequently considered null and void.

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Giampaolo Pazzini Hellas Verona Carpi 4–1 (H) 16 September 2018
  Alfredo Donnarumma Brescia Padova 4–1 (H) 7 October 2018
  Mattia Finotto Cittadella Venezia 3-2 (H) 11 November 2018
  Alfredo Donnarumma Brescia Salernitana 3-1 (A) 10 December 2018
  Giampaolo Pazzini Hellas Verona Cittadella 4-0 (H) 27 December 2018
  Leonardo Mancuso Pescara Salernitana 4-2 (A) 30 December 2018
  Alfredo Donnarumma Brescia Spezia 4-4 (H) 27 January 2019
  Gabriele Moncini Cittadella Lecce 4-1 (H) 23 February 2019
  Milan Đurić Salernitana Cittadella 4-2 (H) 13 April 2019
  Massimo Coda Benevento Hellas Verona 3-0 (A) 22 April 2019
  Gianmarco Zigoni Venezia Carpi 3-2 (A) 11 May 2019
Note

(H) – Home (A) – Away

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
Weeks
1   Alberto Paleari2 Cittadella 14 1-3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 20, 27, 32, 36-37
2   Pietro Perina Cosenza 12 13, 16-18, 20, 22, 24-26, 32-34
3   Alex Cordaz Crotone 10 3, 20-21, 26-28, 31, 33, 36, 38
  Vincenzo Fiorillo1 Pescara 4, 18, 20-21, 24-25, 27, 34, 38
  Mauro Vigorito Lecce 5, 7, 10, 13-15, 28, 22[a], 30, 35
6   Alessandro Micai Salernitana 9 1, 3, 6-7, 12, 17-18, 22, 26
7   Gabriel Perugia 8 2, 7, 15, 18, 21, 24, 29, 36
  Eugenio Lamanna Spezia 9, 13, 15, 18, 22-23, 26, 37
  Lorenzo Montipò Benevento 14, 16-18, 22-24, 34
  Marco Silvestri3 Hellas Verona 15, 17-18, 25, 27
  1. ^ Played between weeks 29 and 30.
Note

1Player had 1 clean sheet in the play-offs.
2Player had 2 clean sheets in the play-offs.
3Player had 3 clean sheets in the play-offs.

Attendance data of regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Lecce 218,079 25,135 8,198 12,116 +20.6%C
2 Benevento 192,039 13,622 9,505 10,669 −12.1%A
3 Verona 190,336 14,517 8,258 10,574 −39.0%A
4 Foggia 183,913 12,537 8,836 10,217 −7.6%
5 Palermo 169,084 28,351 4,513 9,394 +4.0%
6 Salernitana 153,237 12,979 5,705 8,513 −2.4%
7 Brescia 148,154 14,000 5,502 8,231 +19.9%
8 Perugia 141,516 9,501 6,883 7,862 −9.3%
9 Padova 135,782 9,338 6,405 7,543 +43.2%C
10 Cremonese 130,218 11,840 5,416 7,234 +0.4%
11 Cosenza 128,868 12,375 4,794 7,580 +243.6%C
12 Pescara 126,486 9,939 5,516 7,027 −7.2%
13 Crotone 115,610 10,565 4,879 6,423 −39.3%A
14 Ascoli 109,108 8,416 4,789 6,062 +12.9%
15 Livorno 105,831 6,594 4,986 5,880 +0.9%C
16 Spezia 97,856 6,508 4,845 5,436 −3.6%
17 Cittadella 75,974 6,605 2,892 4,221 +19.3%
18 Venezia 64,485 5,630 2,181 3,583 −14.7%
19 Carpi 40,855 3,812 1,500 2,270 +4.1%
League total 2,527,431 28,351 1,500 7,412 +7.0%

Updated to games played on 11 May 2019
Source: Stadia Postcards [1][2][3][4][5][6]
Notes:
A Team played last season in Serie A.
C Team played last season in Serie C.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Statistiche del campionato - Serie BKT". Serie BKT - Il campionato degli italiani (in Italian).
  2. ^ Matchdays 3-5 and 22-24.
  3. ^ Matchdays 14-16 and 32-34.
  4. ^ Matchdays 1-3 and 25-28.
  5. ^ Matchdays 24-26.
  6. ^ Matchdays 34-36.
  7. ^ Matchdays 5-7.
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  12. ^ Matchdays 7-19.
  13. ^ Matchdays 9-20.
  14. ^ Matchdays 13-18.
  15. ^ Matchdays 34-38.
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