2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

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Geographical distribution of 2008-09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione teams. Girone A teams are depicted with red dots, Girone B with green, and Girone C with yellow ones.

The 2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season will be the thirty-first football (soccer) league season of Italian Lega Pro Seconda Divisione since its establishment in 1978, and the first since the renaming from Serie C2 to Lega Pro.

It will be divided into two phases: the regular season, played from September 2008 to May 2009, and the playoff phase from May to June 2009.

The will be composed of 54 teams divided into three divisions of 18 teams each, whose teams will be divided geographically. Teams will play only other teams in their own division, once at home and once away for a total of 34 matches each.

Teams finishing first in the regular season, plus one team winning the playoff round from each division will be promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione; teams finishing last in the regular season, plus two relegation playoff losers from each division will be relegated to Serie D. In all, six teams will be promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and nine teams will be relegated to Serie D.

Events[edit]

Start of season[edit]

The league was to feature six teams relegated from Serie C1 in 2007-08; Lecco, Manfredonia, Pro Patria, Lanciano, Martina, and Sangiovannese. Four vacancies were created with the re-admission of Pro Patria, Lanciano, and Lecco to Lega Pro Prima Divisione in 2008-09, and the non-admission of Martina.[1]

It featured nine teams promoted from Serie D 2007-08; Alessandria, Aversa Normanna, Como, Figline, Fortitudo Cosenza, Giacomense, Isola Liri, Itala San Marco, and Sangiustese.

The remaining 39 teams were to come from the group of teams that played in Serie C2 2007-08 that were neither relegated nor promoted. Of those, Nuorese[2] (9th in Girone A), Sassari Torres[2] (13th in Girone A), Teramo[2] (8th in Girone B), and Castelnuovo[1] (15th in Girone B) were banned or failed to register, creating four more vacancies. A fifth vacancy from this group was created when SPAL, which lost in last year's promotional play-offs, was admitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione anyway to fill a vacancy.

In all, nine vacancies were created. They were filled as follows:

Considering all changes, the final team list includes only 2 teams that played in Serie C1 last year, 38 teams that played in Serie C2, and 14 teams that played in Serie D.

Promotions[edit]

Two of the three division champions were playing in Serie D in 2007-08. Figline and Cosenza won direct promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2009-10 season by winning Girone B and Girone C respectively. The year before they had been division champions in their respective Serie D divisions, and have thus both been promoted twice in consecutive years. Varese won direct promotion by winning Girone A. Varese played in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/C2 for three years after winning promotion from Serie D in the 2005-06 season.

Relegations[edit]

Teams[edit]

On August 14, 2008 the following clubs were confirmed to be competing in the division:[4]

Girone A[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity 2007–08 season
U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912 Alessandria Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta 8,182 1st in Serie D/A
Pol. Alghero Alghero Stadio Mariotti 5,000 4th in Serie D/G
F.C. Canavese San Giusto Canavese Stadio Franco Cerutti 1,200 6th in Serie C2/A
A.C. Carpenedolo Carpenedolo Stadio Mundial '82 2,500 2nd in Serie C2/A
Calcio Como Como Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia 13,602 1st Serie D/B
U.S. Itala San Marco Gradisca d'Isonzo Stadio Gino Colaussi 4,000 1st Serie D/C
U.S. Ivrea Calcio Ivrea Stadio Gino Pistoni 3,500 8th in Serie C2/A
A.C. Mezzocorona Mezzocorona
(playing in Trento)
Stadio Briamasco 4,227 5th in Serie C2/A
A.C. Montichiari Montichiari Stadio Romeo Menti 2,500 2nd in Serie D/D
Olbia Calcio Olbia Stadio Bruno Nespoli 8,000 10th in Serie C2/A
A.C. Pavia Pavia Stadio Pietro Fortunati 6,000 15th in Serie C2/A
A.S. Pizzighettone Pizzighettone Stadio Comunale 2,500 18th in Serie C2/A
U.S. Pro Vercelli Calcio Vercelli Stadio Silvio Piola 6,165 7th in Serie C2/A
A.C. Rodengo Saiano Rodengo-Saiano Stadio Comunale 2,500 3rd in Serie C2/A
A.C. Sambonifacese San Bonifacio Stadio Renzo Tizian 1,450 3rd in Serie D/C
F.C. Südtirol Bolzano Stadio Marco Druso 3,000 12th in Serie C2/A
Valenzana Calcio Valenza Stadio Comunale 2,200 17th in Serie C2/A
A.S. Varese 1910 Varese Stadio Franco Ossola 10,000 11th in Serie C2/A

Girone B[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity 2007–08 season
Bassano Virtus 55 S.T. Bassano del Grappa Stadio Rino Mercante 3,900 2nd in Serie C2/B
A.C. Bellaria Igea Marina Bellaria-Igea Marina Stadio Enrico Nanni 2,500 7th in Serie C2/B
Carrarese Calcio Carrara Stadio dei Marmi 15,000 13th in Serie C2/B
Celano F.C. Olimpia Celano Stadio Comunale 3,200 5th in Serie C2/C
A.S. Cisco Calcio Roma Rome Stadio Flaminio 25,000 9th in Serie C2/C
V.F. Colligiana Colle di Val d'Elsa Stadio Gino Manni 3,000 2nd in Serie D/E
Cuoiopelli Cappiano R. Santa Croce sull'Arno Stadio Libero Masini 3,350 11th in Serie C2/B
A.S. Figline Figline Valdarno Stadio Goffredo Del Buffa 1,700 1st Serie D/E
A.C. Giacomense Masi Torello
(playing in Ferrara)
Stadio Paolo Mazza 19,000 1st Serie D/D
Giulianova Calcio Giulianova Stadio Rubens Fadini 5,625 12th in Serie C2/B
A.S. Gubbio 1910 Gubbio Stadio Polisportivo San Biagio 5,000 10th in Serie C2/B
U.S. Poggibonsi Poggibonsi Stadio Stefano Lotti 3,621 6th in Serie C2/B
A.C. Prato Prato Stadio Lungobisenzio 6,800 9th in Serie C2/B
Rovigo Calcio Rovigo Stadio Francesco Gabrielli 3,200 16th in Serie C2/B
San Marino Calcio Serravalle, San Marino Stadio Olimpico 7,000 5th in Serie C2/B
A.C. Sangiovannese 1927 San Giovanni Valdarno Stadio Virgilio Fedini 3,800 17th in Serie C1/B
A.C. Sangiustese Monte San Giusto Stadio Villa San Filippo 1,487 1st Serie D/F
F.C. Esperia Viareggio Viareggio Stadio dei Pini 4,700 14th in Serie C2/B

Girone C[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity 2007–08 season
A.S. Andria BAT Andria Stadio degli Ulivi 10,500 17th in Serie C2/C
S.F. Aversa Normanna Aversa Stadio Rinascita 2,000 1st Serie D/H
S.S. Barletta Calcio Barletta Stadio Cosimo Puttilli 5,000 2nd Serie D/H
S.S. Cassino 1927 Cassino Stadio Gino Salveti 3,700 8th in Serie C2/C
F.C. Catanzaro Catanzaro Stadio Nicola Ceravolo 13,619 10th in Serie C2/C
Cosenza Calcio 1914 Cosenza Stadio San Vito 24,000 1st Serie D/I
Gela Calcio Gela Stadio Vincenzo Presti 4,400 7th in Serie C2/C
F.C. Igea Virtus Barcellona Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto Stadio Carlo D'Alcontres 5,000 11th in Serie C2/C
A.C. Isola Liri Isola del Liri Stadio Conte A. Mangoni 3,400 1st Serie D/G
S.S. Manfredonia Calcio Manfredonia Stadio Miramare 4,076 18th in Serie C1/A
A.S. Melfi Melfi Stadio Arturo Valerio 4,500 13th in Serie C2/C
A.C. Monopoli Monopoli Stadio Vito Simone Veneziani 6,880 6th in Serie C2/C
A.S. Noicattaro Calcio Noicattaro Stadio Comunale 2,500 12th in Serie C2/C
A.S. Pescina Valle del Giovenco Avezzano Stadio dei Marsi 4,500 2nd in Serie C2/C
S.S. Scafatese Calcio 1922 Scafati Stadio Comunale 1,950 16th in Serie C2/C
Pol. Val di Sangro Atessa Stadio Montemarcone 2,000 15th in Serie C2/C
U.S. Vibonese Calcio Vibo Valentia Stadio Luigi Razza 4,500 14th in Serie C2/C
Vigor Lamezia Lamezia Terme Stadio Guido D'Ippolito 4,000 4th in Serie C2/C

League tables[edit]

Girone A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Varese (C) (P) 34 16 13 5 52 28 +24 61 Promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
2 Alessandria (P) 34 15 16 3 42 25 +17 61 Qualification to Promotion play-off
3 Como (O) (P) 34 15 11 8 40 34 +6 56
4 Rodengo Saiano 34 14 13 7 39 26 +13 55
5 Olbia 34 16 6 12 36 29 +7 54
6 Sambonifacese 34 14 11 9 44 38 +6 53
7 Itala San Marco 34 12 14 8 36 29 +7 50
8 Canavese 34 11 11 12 37 41 −4 44
9 Ivrea (R) 34 11 10 13 37 39 −2 43 Relegation to Promozione
10 Mezzocorona 34 11 9 14 36 40 −4 42
11 Pro Vercelli 34 8 16 10 27 33 −6 40
12 Pavia 34 12 9 13 37 38 −1 0401
13 Alghero 34 9 11 14 36 44 −8 38
14 Montichiari (R) 34 9 11 14 43 47 −4 38 Qualification to Relegation play-off
15 Südtirol 34 8 12 14 31 40 −9 36
16 Valenzana 34 8 12 14 27 36 −9 36
17 Carpenedolo 34 7 12 15 29 41 −12 33
18 Pizzighettone (R) 34 6 11 17 24 45 −21 29 Relegation to Serie D

Updated to games played on 10 May 2009.
Source: Lega Calcio Professionistico
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 5 points deducted.[1]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Girone B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Figline (C) (P) 34 16 14 4 39 25 +14 62 Promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
2 Viareggio (P) 34 15 13 6 42 29 +13 58 Qualification to Promotion play-off
3 Giulianova (O) (P) 34 15 13 6 36 24 +12 58
4 Bassano Virtus 34 14 13 7 47 36 +11 55
5 Prato 34 15 9 10 41 35 +6 54
6 Cisco Roma 34 14 9 11 37 30 +7 0501
7 Gubbio 34 11 11 12 36 35 +1 44
8 Giacomense 34 11 11 12 38 38 0 44
9 Carrarese 34 10 13 11 34 33 +1 43
10 Sangiustese 34 9 16 9 29 31 −2 43
11 Celano 34 10 11 13 50 44 +6 41
12 Sangiovannese 34 10 10 14 34 38 −4 40
13 Colligiana 34 10 10 14 29 36 −7 40
14 Cuoiocappiano (R) 34 8 14 12 29 41 −12 38 Qualification to Relegation play-off
15 Poggibonsi 34 8 12 14 27 41 −14 36
16 San Marino 34 7 14 13 37 45 −8 35
17 Bellaria Igea 34 5 18 11 36 46 −10 33
18 Rovigo (R) 34 5 15 14 29 43 −14 30 Relegation to Serie D

Updated to games played on 17 May 2009.
Source: Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 1 point deducted.[2]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Girone C[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cosenza (C) (P) 34 19 10 5 39 16 +23 67 Promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
2 Gela 34 17 13 4 42 23 +19 64 Qualification to Promotion play-off
3 Catanzaro 34 15 14 5 39 23 +16 59
4 Pescina V.d.G. (O) (P) 34 13 15 6 42 32 +10 54
5 Andria BAT (P) 34 15 7 12 33 28 +5 52
6 Cassino 34 12 16 6 39 27 +12 52
7 Barletta 34 10 14 10 32 31 +1 44
8 Monopoli 34 9 16 9 42 36 +6 43
9 Aversa Normanna 34 10 12 12 32 33 −1 42
10 Melfi 34 9 14 11 39 41 −2 41
11 Noicattaro 34 9 14 11 25 28 −3 41
12 Scafatese 34 11 8 15 32 39 −7 41
13 Igea Virtus 34 8 16 10 29 27 +2 40
14 Manfredonia 34 10 11 13 25 32 −7 0401 Qualification to Relegation play-off
15 Val di Sangro (R) 34 8 11 15 29 43 −14 35
16 Vibonese 34 7 13 14 21 36 −15 34
17 Isola Liri 34 5 15 14 24 40 −16 30
18 Vigor Lamezia (R) 34 5 9 20 20 49 −29 24 Relegation to Serie D

Updated to games played on 17 May 2009.
Source: Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
11 point deducted.[3]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion and relegation playoffs[edit]

Girone A[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Promotion playoff semifinals
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olbia (5) 1–1 (2) Alessandria 1–0 0–1
Rodengo Saiano (4) 1–1 (3) Como 1–1 0–0
Promotion playoff finals
First leg played June 14, 2009; return leg played June 21, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Como (3) 4–1 (2) Alessandria 2–1 2–0
Como promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione

Relegation[edit]

Relegation playoffs
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Carpenedolo (17) 2–1 (14) Montichiari 1–0 1–1
Valenzana (16) 2–2 (15) Südtirol-Alto Adige 2–0 0–2
Montichiari and Valenzana relegated to Serie D

Girone B[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Promotion playoff semifinals
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Prato (5) 3–2 (2) Viareggio 2–0 1–2
Bassano (4) 1–2 (3) Giulianova 1–1 0–1
Promotion playoff finals
First leg played June 14, 2009; return leg played June 21, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Prato (5) 1–1(aet) (3) Giulianova 0–1 1–0
Giulianova promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione

Relegation[edit]

Relegation playoffs
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bellaria Igea (17) 4–2 (14) Cuoiocappiano 3–2 1–0
San Marino (16) 3–2 (15) Poggibonsi 3–1 0–1
Cuoiocappiano and Poggibonsi relegated to Serie D

Girone C[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Promotion playoff semifinals
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Andria BAT (5) 1–1 (2) Gela 0–0 1–1
Pescina V.d.G. (4) 3–2 (3) Catanzaro 0–0 3–2
Promotion playoff finals
First leg played June 14, 2009; return leg played June 21, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pescina V.d.G. (4) 2–1 (2) Gela 1–0 1–1
Pescina V.d.G. promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione

Relegation[edit]

Relegation playoffs
First legs played May 31, 2009; return legs played June 7, 2009
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Isola Liri (17) 0–5 (14) Manfredonia 0–3 0–2
Vibonese (16) 3–1 (15) Val di Sangro 1–0 2–1
Isola Liri and Val di Sangro relegated to Serie D

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martina e il Castelnuovo hanno rinunciato all'iscrizione" (in Italian). calciotarantino. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-07-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Covisoc: fuori in nove dai campionati professionistici" (in Italian). Goal.com. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Calcio: Il Consiglio Federale ha deciso i primi ripescaggi Lega Pro" (in Italian). ASCA. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Campionati 1^ e 2^ Divisione 2008/09 - Formazione dei Gironi" (in Italian). Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2008-08-17.