|Full name||Lega Nazionale Professionisti Series B|
CFC Genoa (6 titles each)
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The Series B is the second highest division in Italian professional football . Your formal name is Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B .
Like the top division Serie A , the championship is organized by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti (German "National Professional League" ), a sub-organization of the Italian football association Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio .
The season of the current 2020/21 season starts on September 26, 2020.
The teams that finish the season in the first two places after 38 match days move up directly to Serie A, the third to eighth placed play a third promoted player in a simple knockout tournament ( play-off ) out. A special case occurs if there are ten or more points between the third and fourth place at the end of the season. In this case, there will be no play-offs and the third placed will be promoted directly; so happened in the 2006/07 season .
Since 2007, the winner has been awarded a trophy as recognition.
All Serie B teams take part in the Italian Cup, the Coppa Italia .
The day of the game is generally Saturday afternoon. Two games will take place on Friday evening. Serie B is paused for national team games. The match day will then be brought forward to Wednesday or Thursday.
The season starts at the beginning of September, usually one week before the start of the Serie A season. The end of the season is at the beginning of June. After the first half of the season, which ends in December, the second half of the season begins after a short winter break. The second half of the season traditionally begins on January 6th. Each team plays twice during the season against every other team in the league, once in the home stadium and once in the opponent's venue.
Eternal table of series B
The "eternal" table of the Italian Serie B contains all championship results since the establishment of Serie B in the game year 1929/1930. So far, 82 years of play have been played in which 141 clubs have participated.
The points classification is led by Brescia Calcio (60 participations / 3,290 points), followed by Hellas Verona (53 / 2,798), SSC Bari (46 / 2,532), FC Modena (50 / 2,502) and US Palermo (43 / 2,215).
Master and relegated
The CFC Genoa and Atalanta Bergamo have the most championship titles, with 33 and 28 participations respectively, they finished the championship in first place six times. They are followed by Brescia Calcio (61), US Palermo (44) and FC Turin (12 appearances) with four titles each . AS Bari (46) was also first four times, but once only group winners and losers in qualifying for promotion.
The AC Prato (with only 10 participations), Taranto Sport (32) and the Reggiana (35) had to make their way from Serie B to Serie C eight times each . They are followed by US Cremonese (27) and AC Monza Brianza (38) with seven relegations each .
Participating clubs in the 2020/21 season
The following 20 clubs will contest the 2020/21 season in Serie B.
Locations of the participating clubs in the 2020/21 season
|Brescia Calcio||19th of the Serie A|
|US Lecce||18th of the Serie A|
|AC Monza||1. Series C Group A|
|AC Reggiana||2. Series C Group B 1|
|Reggina 1914||1. Series C Group C|
|SPAL||20. Series A|
|Vicenza Virtus||1. Series C Group B|
|season||League cut||Highest cut||O|
In the 2004/05 season, 3,121,666 visitors saw the 439 games. This means that an average of 7,111 visitors attended a Serie B game. Compared to the numbers of previous years, this means a slight increase, which is nevertheless far below the average of previous years. Nevertheless, one cannot speak of a declining interest: As a rule, a few large traditional clubs play in Serie B, which attract corresponding crowds, and many smaller clubs that are promoted from lower leagues. However, the increase in Serie A to 20 clubs in particular had the result that some teams with high numbers of visitors are now playing in Serie A. Due to the rise of SSC Napoli and CFC Genoa from Serie C1 and C2 as well as the forced relegation of Juventus Turin from Serie A, a renewed increase in interest was expected for the 2006/07 season.
- List of masters of series B
- Soccer in Italy
- Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
- Series A , Series C , Series D
- Official website of Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B (Italian)
- Official website of the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (Italian, English)
- Match days and current table of Serie B on kicker.de