Serie B

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Serie B Table

The Serie B table

The Serie B is the second-best competition in Italy. Since 2019, the Serie B has 20 teams that compete to get promoted to the Serie A. Every year three Serie B teams get promoted to the Serie A. The top two teams at the table will advance directly, while the numbers three to six must play a couple of playoff matches, and the final winner of these playoffs will promote as well.

The number 20-18 will be forced to relegate to the Serie C. The numbers 17 and 16 will be playing a play-out to check who will be the fourth team to relegate. Only if the number 16 has 5 points or more than the number 17 the number 17 will be relegated directly.

History of Serie B champions

Juventus was the champion in the 2006/2007 season. AC Milan was champion twice. The first time in the 1980/1981 season and two years later in the 1982/1984 season. Atalanta Bergamo won the Serie B 5 times in total the last time was in the 2010/2011 season. AC Fiorentina won the Serie B three times; the last time was in 1993/1994. Napoli became the Serie B champion in 1949/1950. Finally, AS Roma won the Serie B once in the 1951/1952 season.

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Serie B teams and all-time top scorers

Below all active Serie B teams are shortly introduced. The city, founding year, stadium name and capacity, and all-time top scorer per team are elaborated.

Lecce also known as US Lecce. The club colors are red and yellow. The home games are played in the Stadio Via del Mare – Ettore Giardiniero, which has a capacity of 31,533. The all-time top scorer is Pedro Pasculli, with 61 goals in 249 games.

AC Pisa 1909 is located in Pisa and was founded in 1909. The home shirt is usually a shirt with blue and black stripes. The home games are played in the Arena Garibaldi – Stadio Romeo Anconetani with a capacity of 25,000. The all-time top scorer is Danilo Sbrana, with 53 goals in 64 matches. However, Michele Marconi is getting closer while still being active at the club. He has 42 goals in 102 games.

Brescia Calcio was founded in 1911 and plays its home matches in Stadio Mario Rigamonti, located in Bréscia. Furthermore, the stadium has a capacity of 16,743. Filippo Inzaghi got the chance to be the head coach of this club. The all-time top scorer is Andrea Caracciolo, with 179 goals in 418 matches.

Benevento Calcio is located in the city Benevento. The club was founded in 1929 with the name Associazione Calcio Benevento. Later, the name was replaced with the current name in 2005. The home matches are being played in the Stadio Ciro Vigorito with a capacity of 25,000. The all-time top scorer is Giampierro Clemente, with 66 goals in 153 games.

US Cremonese is located in Cremona and was founded in 1903. The home matches are being played in Stadio Giovanni Zini with a capacity of 20,641. Andrea Brighenti is the all-time top scorer with 76 goals.

Associazione Calcio Monza is located in Monza. The home games are played in Stadio Brianteo with a capacity of 10,000. Andrea D’Errico is the all-time top scorer of the club with 48 goals.

Frosinone Calcio is the club in Forsinone, Lazio. It was founded in 1906. However, the club was canceled in 1990 due to financial troubles. In 1991 the club started again. The home matches are played in Stadio Benito Stirpe, which has a capacity of 16,227. The all-time top scorer is Daniel Ciofani, with 77 goals in 227 games.

Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC is a club from Ascoli Piceno. The club was founded in 1898 and plays its home matches in the Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca which has a capacity of 20,550. The all-time top scorer is Andrea Soncin, with 52 goals in 165 games.

AS Cittadella is a club from the city of Cittadella. AS Cittadella was founded in 1973 when US Cittadellense and AS Olympia fused. The nickname of the club is I, Granata. The club’s home ground is Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato which has a capacity of 7,623. Claudio Coralli is the all-time top scorer with 55 goals in 133 games.

Perugia Calcio is a club from the city Perugia. It was founded in 1905 and plays in the Renato Curi, which has a capacity of 28,000. In 2010 the club was bankrupt, but the club was re-established. The club’s all-time top scorer is Giovanni Cornacchini, with 60 goals in 119 matches.

Como 1907 is a club from Como and was founded in 1907 with another name (FBC Como). The Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia is their home ground. The capacity of the stadium is 13,602. The club has many nicknames like Lariani, Azzurri, Biancoblù and Voltiani. The all-time top scorer is Pinella, with 56 goals in 169 games. However, Alessandro Gabrielloni is on his heels with 49 goals in 128 games while still being active at the club.

Parma Calcio 1913 was founded in 1913. However, Parma FC was founded in 2004 after the Parmalat scandal. In 2015 Parma FC was declared bankrupt but was re-established. The home matches are being played in Stadio Ennio Tardini with a capacity of 22,352. The all-time top scorer is a legend, Hernán Crespo. With 94 goals in 201 games. Another legend that played for Parma is Gianfranco Zola, who is number three in Parma’s all-time top scorer list with 63 goals in 149 matches. There is one more legend we want to tell you about: Gianluigi Buffon will play his last seasons at Parma.

Ternana Calcio is a club from Terni. It was founded in 1925 and has played two seasons in the Serie A. The home matches are being played in the Stadio Libero Liberati, which offers a capacity of 22,000 spectators. Massimo Borgobello is the all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 205 games.

Urbs Sportiva Reggina 1914 is a club from Reggio Calabria, founded in 1914. The home matches are being played in the Stadio Oreste Granillo, which has a capacity of 27,543. Reggina’s all-time top scorer is Francesco Cozza, with 51 goals in 252 matches.

SPAL is a club from Ferrara. It stands for Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor. The home ground is the Stadio Paolo Mazza, with a capacity of 16,134. Oscar Massei is the all-time top scorer with 59 goals in 253 games.

US Alessandria Calcio 1912 is a club from the city Alessandria founded in 1912. Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta is the club’s home ground with a capacity of 5,926. Juventus U23 uses this stadium as well. Renato Cattaneo is the all-time top scorer with 144 goals in 301 matches.

Cosenza Calcio is a club from Cosenza and was founded in 1914. It was re-established a couple of times (2003 and 2007). The home games are being played in Stadio San Vito, with a capacity of 24,209. The all-time top scorer is Luigi Marulla, with 67 goals in 262 games.

FC Crotone is a football club in Crotone, which was founded in 1910. The club’s home ground is the Stadio Ezio Scida, with a capacity of 16,640. Simy scored 66 goals in 159 matches for FC Crotone, making him the club’s all-time top scorer. His full name is Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo.

LR Vicenza is a club from the city Vicenza founded in 1902. The home games are being played in the Stadio Romeo Menti with a capacity of 12,000. Therefore, Stefan Schwoch scored 81 goals in 235 matches and is the all-time top scorer.

Pordenone Calcio is a club coming from Pordenone. It was founded in 1920 and plays the home games in the Stadio Guido Teghil with a capacity of 5,000 while waiting on the new stadium that is being built. Salvatore Burrai is the all-time top scorer with 25 goals in 149 matches. This is the lowest number of goals scored by the all-time leading scorers on our list.

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