2013–14 Serie B
Cesena (by Play-off)
|Goals scored||1,099 (2.38 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||26 goals|
|Biggest home win||Ternana 5–0 Novara|
|Biggest away win||Padova 0-4 Cittadella|
|Highest scoring||Siena 5-2 Crotone|
Varese 4-3 Reggina
Trapani 3-4 Bari
|Longest winning run||6 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||20 games|
|Longest winless run||18 games|
|Longest losing run||7 games|
Bari 4-1 Novara
(30 May 2014)
Bari 1-0 Modena
(14 September 2013)
The 2013–14 Serie B (known as the Serie B Eurobet for sponsorship reasons) was the 82nd season since its establishment in 1929. A total of 22 teams contested the league: 15 of which were returning from the 2012–13 season, 4 of which were promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and three relegated from Serie A.
The league features three clubs relegated from Serie A: Pescara returned after a one-year stint, Siena after two seasons, and Palermo after nine seasons.
Four teams were promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, with only two certain as of May 2013: Avellino, after four seasons, and Trapani, which will make their debut in the league. On 16 June, the winners of the Lega Pro Prima Divisione play-off finals were determined as two newcomers: Carpi and Latina.
Changes from last season
A new playoff format changes the number of playoff participants from four (third through sixth place) to a variable-size playoff including up to six teams (third through eighth place). Qualifying teams must finish the season within a "playoff margin" of 14 points from the third place team. Similar to previous seasons, if the third-place team finishes 10 or more points above the fourth place team, no playoffs will be held.
The following formats will be used for playoffs consisting of two to six teams:
- Two teams, single round: 3 plays 4.
- Three teams, two rounds: 4 plays 5 in semifinal; semifinal winner plays 3.
- Four teams, two rounds: 3 plays 6 and 4 plays 5 in semifinals; semifinal winners play each other.
- Five teams, three rounds: 6 plays 7 in opening round; 3 plays 6/7 and 4 plays 5 in semifinals; semifinal winners play each other.
- Six teams, three rounds: 5 plays 8 and 6 plays 7 in opening round; 3 plays 6/7 and 4 plays 5/8 in semifinals; semifinal winners play each other.
Semifinals and finals are two-legged ties, while opening round matches are single legs hosted by the higher-ranked team.
From Serie B
- Promoted to Serie A
- Relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
To Serie B
- Relegated from Serie A
- Promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Girone A)
- Promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Girone B)
Number of teams by region
|Region||Number of teams||Teams|
|Emilia-Romagna||3||Carpi, Cesena and Modena|
|Abruzzo||2||Pescara and Virtus Lanciano|
|Calabria||2||Crotone and Reggina|
|Campania||2||Avellino and Juve Stabia|
|Lombardy||2||Brescia and Varese|
|Sicily||2||Palermo and Trapani|
|Tuscany||2||Empoli and Siena|
|Veneto||2||Cittadella and Padova|
Stadia and locations
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Bari||Vincenzo Torrente||Mutual consent||30 June 2013||Before the start
of the season
|Carmine Gautieri||15 July 2013|
|Brescia||Alessandro Calori||Mutual consent||30 June 2013||Marco Giampaolo||2 July 2013|
|Carpi||Fabio Brini||End of contract||30 June 2013||Stefano Vecchi||17 July 2013|
|Latina||Stefano Sanderra||End of contract||30 June 2013||Gaetano Auteri||1 July 2013|
|Padova||Fulvio Pea||Mutual consent||30 June 2013||Dario Marcolin||3 July 2013|
|Palermo||Giuseppe Sannino||Mutual consent||30 June 2013||Gennaro Gattuso||1 July 2013|
|Pescara||Cristian Bucchi||End of caretaker spell||30 June 2013||Pasquale Marino||1 July 2013|
|Reggina||Giuseppe Pillon||End of contract||30 June 2013||Gianluca Atzori||1 July 2013|
|Siena||Giuseppe Iachini||End of contract||30 June 2013||Mario Beretta||16 July 2013|
|Spezia||Luigi Cagni||End of contract||30 June 2013||Giovanni Stroppa||1 July 2013|
|Varese||Andrea Agostinelli||End of contract||30 June 2013||Stefano Sottili||1 July 2013|
|Virtus Lanciano||Carmine Gautieri||Mutual consent||30 June 2013||Marco Baroni||1 July 2013|
|Bari||Carmine Gautieri||Resigned||3 August 2013||Roberto Alberti||5 August 2013|
|Latina||Gaetano Auteri||Sacked||10 September 2013||22nd||Roberto Breda||12 September 2013|
|Palermo||Gennaro Gattuso||Sacked||25 September 2013||9th||Giuseppe Iachini||25 September 2013|
|Brescia||Marco Giampaolo||Mutual consent||25 September 2013||10th||Luigi Maifredi||25 September 2013|
|Padova||Dario Marcolin||Sacked||28 September 2013||20th||Bortolo Mutti||28 September 2013|
|Brescia||Luigi Maifredi||End of caretaker spell||30 September 2013||15th||Cristiano Bergodi||30 September 2013|
|Reggina||Gianluca Atzori||Sacked||21 October 2013||20th||Fabrizio Castori||21 October 2013|
|Novara||Alfredo Aglietti||Sacked||18 November 2013||18th||Alessandro Calori||18 November 2013|
|Juve Stabia||Piero Braglia||Sacked||23 November 2013||22nd||Fulvio Pea||25 November 2013|
|Varese||Stefano Sottili||Sacked||26 November 2013||10th||Carmine Gautieri||26 November 2013|
|Reggina||Fabrizio Castori||Sacked||3 December 2013||20th||Gianluca Atzori||3 December 2013|
|Spezia||Giovanni Stroppa||Sacked||15 December 2013||9th||Devis Mangia||16 December 2013|
|Ternana||Domenico Toscano||Sacked||31 December 2013||18th||Attilio Tesser||31 December 2013|
|Reggina||Gianluca Atzori||Sacked||7 January 2014||21st||Franco Gagliardi||7 January 2014|
|Padova||Bortolo Mutti||Sacked||2 February 2014||20th||Michele Serena||2 February 2014|
|Novara||Alessandro Calori||Sacked||16 February 2014||18th||Alfredo Aglietti||16 February 2014|
|Juve Stabia||Fulvio Pea||Sacked||22 February 2014||22nd||Piero Braglia||22 February 2014|
|Pescara||Pasquale Marino||Sacked||22 February 2014||13th||Serse Cosmi||24 February 2014|
|Brescia||Cristiano Bergodi||Sacked||3 March 2014||13th||Ivo Iaconi||4 March 2014|
|Varese||Carmine Gautieri||Sacked||15 March 2014||15th||Stefano Sottili||15 March 2014|
|Carpi||Stefano Vecchi||Sacked||17 March 2014||12th||Giuseppe Pillon||17 March 2014|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Palermo (C) (P)||42||25||11||6||62||28||+34||86||Promotion to Serie A|
|3||Latina||42||18||14||10||44||36||+8||68||Qualification for promotion playoffs|
|4||Cesena (O) (P)||42||17||15||10||45||35||+10||66|
|6||Crotone||42||17||12||13||56||52||+4||63||BAR 1-2 CRO|
CRO 0-0 BAR
|9||Siena (R)||42||18||15||9||57||41||+16||612||Relegation to Serie D2|
|11||Avellino||42||15||14||13||48||45||+3||59||AVE: 7 pts |
CAR: 5 pts
BRE: 4 pts
|17||Cittadella||42||11||14||17||42||49||−7||47||VAR 2-1 CIT|
CIT 5-1 VAR
|18||Varese (O)||42||12||11||19||51||63||−12||47||Qualification for relegation playoff|
|20||Padova (R)||42||10||11||21||45||63||−18||41||Folded after bankruptcy4|
|21||Reggina (R)||42||6||11||25||38||70||−32||261||Relegation to Divisione Unica|
|22||Juve Stabia (R)||42||2||13||27||37||80||−43||19|
Updated to games played on 30 May 2014.
Source: Lega Serie B
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1.^ Reggina was docked 3 points for financial irregularities.
2.^ Siena was docked 8 points for financial irregularities; subsequently not admitted for next season.
3.^ Bari was docked 3 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal and 1 point for financial irregularities.
4.^ Padova went bankrupt and folded after non-admission by Lega Pro.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
Starting from this season, six teams played in the promotion playoffs instead of four. A preliminary one-legged round, played at the home venue of the best placed one, involved the teams from 5th to 8th place. The two winning teams then play against 3rd of 4th-placed teams in a two-legged semifinal. The higher placed team plays the second leg of the promotion playoff at home. If scores are tied after both games in the semifinals the higher placed team progresses to the final. The same conditions apply to the final except for there being extra time played if scores are tied after both games, the higher placed team will be promoted if scores are still level at the end of this period.
|Preliminary round||Semifinals||Two-legged final|
In case of an aggregate tie, the best placed team wins.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Novara (19)||2–4||(18) Varese||0–2||2–2|
|Home \ Away||AVE||BAR||BRE||CRP||CES||CIT||CRO||EMP||JST||LAT||MOD||NOV||PAD||PAL||PES||REG||SIE||SPE||TER||TRA||VAR||VLN|
Updated to games played on 30 May 2014.
Source: Lega Serie B
1 ^ 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.
- As of 18 June 2014.
- - includes 2 goals in the play-offs.
- - includes 1 goal in the play-offs.
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- "Beretta nuovo allenatore della Robur" [Beretta new Robur's head coach] (in Italian). AC Siena. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Ufficiale: Giovanni Stroppa è il nuovo allenatore dello Spezia" [Official: Giovanni Stroppa is the new Spezia head coach] (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- "Comunicato: Sottili nuovo allenatore" [Announcement: Sottili new head coach] (in Italian). AS Varese 1910. 21 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
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- "Roberto Breda è il nuovo tecnico del Latina" [Roberta Breda is new Latina head coach] (in Italian). US Latina Calcio. 12 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
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- "Comunicato Ufficiale: sollevato dall'incarico Dario Marcolin, guida tecnica affidata a Bortolo Mutti" [Official Statement: Dario Marcolin removed from managerial duties, first team guide given to Bortolo Mutti] (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 28 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
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- "Novara, esonerato Aglietti Ecco Calori in panchina" [Novara sacks Aglietti – Calori on the bench] (in Italian). Gazzetta dello Sport. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- "La Juve Stabia esonera tecnico Braglia" [Juve Stabia sacks manager Braglia] (in Italian). Gazzetta dello Sport. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
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