2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione

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Lega Pro Prima Divisione
Season 2011–12
Champions Ternana (group A)
Spezia (group B)
Promoted Ternana (group A)
Spezia (group B)
Relegated Foligno (group A)
Bassano Virtus (group B)

The 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season will be the thirty-fourth football league season of Italian Lega Pro Prima Divisione since its establishment in 1978, and the fourth since the renaming from Serie C to Lega Pro.

It will be divided into two phases: the regular season, and the playoff phase.

The league should also be composed of 36 teams divided into two divisions of 18 teams each.

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

Events[edit]

Start of the season[edit]

On 12 July Gela, Lucchese and Salernitana do not appeal against the exclusion of Covisoc and relegated to Serie D or lower.[1]

On 18 July 2011 the Federal Council excluded Atletico Roma and Ravenna.[2] Both clubs announced appeals to the Olympic Committee against the decision.[3]

The final composition of the rounds was announced 4 August 2011.[4] The five vacancies created were filled by the following teams, all of which were destined to play in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione for the 2011-12 season before the call-up:

  • Südtirol, which finished 17th in Prima Divisione 2010-11 - Girone A, originally relegated for losing in the playouts.
  • Ternana, which finished 15th in Prima Divisione 2010-11 - Girone A, originally relegated for losing in the playouts.
  • Pro Vercelli, which finished 3rd and lost in the playoff final in Seconda Divisione 2010-11 - Girone A
  • Prato, which finished 3rd and lost in the playoff final in Seconda Divisione 2010-11 - Girone B
  • Avellino, which finished 4th and lost in the playoff final in Seconda Divisione 2010-11 - Girone C

On 9 August 2011 Alessandria relegated to the last place by Italian national disciplinary committee for match fixing. Monza remained in the league in its place.[5]

Winter champions[edit]

The winter champions were Ternana in Group A and Siracusa in Group B.

Girone A[edit]

Teams[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity 2011–12 season
Avellino Avellino Partenio-Lombardi 26,308 4th in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C
Benevento Benevento Ciro Vigorito 18,975 2nd in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Carpi Carpi
(playing in Reggio Emilia)
Città del Tricolore 20,084 1st in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione B
Como Como Giuseppe Sinigaglia 15,000 8th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Foggia Foggia Pino Zaccheria 25,000 6th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Foligno Foligno Enzo Blasone 5,650 16th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Lumezzane Lumezzane Nuovo Comunale 4,150 6th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Monza Monza Brianteo 18,568 15th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Pavia Pavia Pietro Fortunati 6,000 12th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Pisa Pisa Arena Garibaldi 17,000 10th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Pro Vercelli Vercelli Silvio Piola 6,165 3rd in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A
Reggiana Reggio Emilia Città del Tricolore 20,084 7th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Sorrento Sorrento Italia 3,600 2nd in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
SPAL Ferrara Paolo Mazza 19,000 9th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Taranto Taranto Erasmo Iacovone 27,583 4th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Ternana Terni Libero Liberati 22,000 15th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Tritium Trezzo sull'Adda Comunale 3,000 1st in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A
Viareggio Viareggio Torquato Bresciani 7,000 17th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B


League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ternana (C) (P) 34 17 14 3 40 19 +21 65 Promotion to Serie B
2 Taranto (R) 34 19 13 2 41 16 +25 636 Relegation to Serie D
3 Carpi 34 17 10 7 46 26 +20 615 Qualification to Promotion play-off
4 Sorrento 34 16 12 6 43 26 +17 587
5 Pro Vercelli (O) (P) 34 15 12 7 40 19 +21 57
6 Benevento 34 17 7 10 46 34 +12 563
7 Pisa 34 11 13 10 37 35 +2 46
8 Lumezzane 34 12 7 15 28 35 −7 43
9 Reggiana 34 12 7 15 36 42 −6 412
10 Avellino 34 11 7 16 39 46 −7 40
11 Foggia (R) 34 11 9 14 33 38 −5 384 Relegation to Serie D
12 Tritium 34 9 10 15 26 40 −14 37
13 Como 34 10 9 15 39 47 −8 368
14 Viareggio 34 10 6 18 31 47 −16 365 Qualification to Relegation play-off
15 SPAL (R) 34 11 9 14 32 36 −4 341 Relegation to Serie D
16 Pavia 34 7 12 15 37 50 −13 33 Qualification to Relegation play-off
17 Monza (R) 34 7 12 15 27 42 −15 33
18 Foligno (R) 34 6 7 21 24 47 −23 214 Relegation to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

Updated to games played on 6 May 2012.
Source: Lega-pro.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

1.^ SPAL was deducted 8 points for financial irregularities.[6]
2.^ Reggiana was deducted 2 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.[7][8]
3.^ Benevento was deducted 2 points (originally 6 points, reduced by Tnas) due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.[7][8]
4.^ Foligno [9][10][11] and Foggia[10] were deducted 4 points for financial irregularities.
5.^ The score of Viareggio-Carpi was transformed by sports judgment from 3-2 to 0-3.[12]
6.^ Taranto was deducted 7 points in total: 1 point due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.[7][8] and 6 points for financial irregularities.
7.^ Sorrento was deducted 2 points for match fixing with Juve Stabia.[13]
8.^ Como was deducted 3 points: 1 point (originally 2 points, reduced by Federal Court of Justice) for administrative irregularities[10] and 2 point for financial irregularities.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AVE BEN CRP COM FOG FOL LUM MON PAV PIS PVE REA SOR SPA TAR TER TRI VIA
Avellino 1–1 1–0 3–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–0
Benevento 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 5–1
Carpi 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–0
Como 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2
Foggia 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–1
Foligno 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
Lumezzane 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–0
Monza 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–3
Pavia 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–2
Pisa 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0
Pro Vercelli 4–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0
Reggiana 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–1
Sorrento 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0
SPAL 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Taranto 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0
Ternana 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0
Tritium 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2
Viareggio 0–1 2–1 0–35 1–2 0–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–3 0–1

Updated to games played on 6 May 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Play-offs[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Semifinals
First legs scheduled 20 May 2012; return legs scheduled 27 May 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pro Vercelli(5) 2–1 (2)Taranto 2–1 0–0
Sorrento(4) 1–1 (3)Carpi 0–1 1–0
Final
First leg scheduled 3 June 2012; return leg scheduled 10 June 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pro Vercelli(5) 3–1 (3)Carpi 0–0 3–1

Pro Vercelli promoted to Serie B.

Relegation[edit]

First legs scheduled 20 May 2012; return legs scheduled 27 May 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Monza(17) 1–5 (14)Viareggio 0–1 1–4
Pavia(16) 2–0 (15)SPAL 0–0 2–0

Girone B[edit]

Teams[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity 2010–11 season
Andria BAT Andria degli Ulivi 9,140 13th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Barletta Barletta Cosimo Puttilli 5,000 11th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Bassano Virtus Bassano del Grappa Rino Mercante 2,952 11th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Carrarese Carrara dei Marmi 15,000 2nd in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione B
Cremonese Cremona Giovanni Zini 22,000 10th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
FeralpiSalò Salò and Lonato del Garda
(playing in Salò)
Lino Turina 2,000 2nd in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A
Frosinone Frosinone Matusa 9,680 22nd in Serie B
Latina Latina Domenico Francioni 8,000 1st in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C
Pergocrema Crema Giuseppe Voltini 3,490 14th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Piacenza Piacenza Leonardo Garilli 21,608 19th in Serie B
Portogruaro Portogruaro Piergiovanni Mecchia 3,335 21st in Serie B
Prato Prato Lungobisenzio 6,800 3rd in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione B
Siracusa Syracuse Nicola De Simone 6,200 9th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B
Spezia La Spezia Alberto Picco 10,000 5th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Südtirol Bolzano[14] Marco Druso 3,000 16th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
Trapani Trapani
(playing in Erice)
Provinciale 7,000 2nd in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C
Triestina Trieste Nereo Rocco 32,454 20th in Serie B
Virtus Lanciano Lanciano Guido Biondi 8,000 8th in Lega Pro Prima Divisione B


League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Spezia (C) (P) 34 17 11 6 48 29 +19 62 Promotion to Serie B
2 Trapani 34 17 9 8 57 42 +15 60 Qualification to Promotion play-off
3 Siracusa (R) 34 18 9 7 46 31 +15 5833 Relegation to the 2012-13 Terza Categoria36
4 Virtus Lanciano (O) (P) 34 15 9 10 40 35 +5 54 Qualification to Promotion play-off
5 Cremonese 34 15 10 9 47 30 +17 4932
6 Barletta 34 12 13 9 43 38 +5 4834
7 Südtirol 34 11 13 10 39 34 +5 46
8 Carrarese 34 11 12 11 43 39 +4 45
9 Frosinone 34 13 6 15 40 41 −1 45
10 Portogruaro 34 10 12 12 41 45 −4 42
11 Pergocrema (R) 34 12 9 13 33 46 −13 40 Excluded from italian football after does not join 2012–13 championship3335
12 Andria BAT 34 9 12 13 37 38 −1 39
13 FeralpiSalò 34 9 11 14 26 37 −11 38
14 Prato 34 8 11 15 36 44 −8 35 Qualification to Relegation play-off
15 Triestina (R) 34 9 8 17 43 55 −12 35 Relegation to Eccellenza
16 Latina 34 8 11 15 37 45 −8 35 Qualification to Relegation play-off
17 Piacenza (R) 34 10 13 11 41 49 −8 3431 Excluded from italian football after does not join 2012–13 championship
18 Bassano Virtus (R) 34 7 11 16 29 48 −19 3235 Relegation to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

Updated to games played on 29 April 2012.
Source: Lega-pro.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

31.^ Piacenza was deducted 9 points in total: 4 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.[7][8] and 5 points for financial irregularities.
32.^ Cremonese was deducted 6 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.[7][8]
33.^ Siracusa[9][15] and Pergocrema[6] were deducted 5 points for financial irregularities.
34.^ Barletta was deducted 1 point for violation of the rules on betting.
35.^ The Sport Judge had initially annulled the result of 0-1 of the match Bassano-Pergocrema for mistaken identity from the referee who has warned Guidetti instead Inacio that had to be expelled for a second yellow card. The Federal Court of Justice has restored instead the result of 0-1.
36.^ Siracusa didn't appeal to the exclusion of Federal Council and was dissolved; it was refounded restarting from Terza Categoria.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND BRL BAS CAR CRE FER FRO LAT PER PIA POR PRA SIR SPE SÜD TRA TRI VLN
Andria BAT 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–1 0–1
Barletta 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Bassano Virtus 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–7 2–0 0–1
Carrarese 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–3
Cremonese 1–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0
FeralpiSalò 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1
Frosinone 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1
Latina 5–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–3
Pergocrema 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–4 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–5 0–0 0–2
Piacenza 0–0 2–2 3–2 0–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–3 3–1
Portogruaro 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–3
Prato 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–2 5–0 0–1
Siracusa 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–0
Spezia 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0
Südtirol 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Trapani 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–5 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–3
Triestina 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–0
Virtus Lanciano 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–2

Updated to games played on 6 May 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Play-offs[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Semifinals
First legs scheduled 20 May 2012; return legs scheduled 27 May 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cremonese(5) 2–2 (2)Trapani 1–1 1–1
Virtus Lanciano(4) 3–2 (3)Siracusa 1–0 2–2
Final
First leg scheduled 3 June 2012; return leg scheduled 10 June 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Virtus Lanciano(4) 4–2 (2)Trapani 1–1 3–1

Virtus Lanciano promoted to Serie B.

Relegation[edit]

First legs scheduled 20 May 2012; return legs scheduled 27 May 2012
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Piacenza (17) 1–1 (14)Prato 1–0 0–1
Latina (16) 4–2 (15)Triestina 2–0 2–2

Supercoppa di Lega di Prima Divisione[edit]

Season Home Team Score Away Team Venue
2011–12 Ternana 0 - 0 Spezia Stadio Libero Liberati,
Terni
Spezia 2 - 1 Ternana Stadio Alberto Picco,
La Spezia
Spezia (group B) won 2-1 on aggregate  

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Redazione (19 July 2011). "Dal Consiglio federale ok alla Lega Pro a 76 squadre". Riviera Oggi (in Italian). 
  3. ^ "A.Roma e Ravenna: ricorso ad Alta Corte" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 48/L DEL 4 AGOSTO 2011" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.corriereirpinia.it/default.php?id=11&art_id=9524
  6. ^ a b "DISCIPLINARE: PENALIZZAZIONI PER ISOLA LIRI, SPAL, VIRTUS LANCIANO E RAVENNA" (in Italian). Figc. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Calcio scommesse: ecco tutte le decisioni della Disciplinare" (PDF) (in Italian). 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "CGF: prosciolti Fabbri, Manfredini e lo Spezia, -6 al Benevento" (PDF) (in Italian). Figc. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 17/CDN" (in Italian). Figc. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  10. ^ a b c "Comunicato n° 030 CDN del 24/10/2011" (PDF) (in Italian). figc.it. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 076/CGF" (PDF) (in Italian). 4 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 22/DIV DEL 20 SETTEMBRE2011" (in Italian). LegaPro. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  13. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 23/CDN (2011/2012)" (PDF) (in Italian). figc.it. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "L'FC Südtirol è un club bolzanino". SportNews.bz (in Italian). 17 February 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
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