2017–18 U.S. Lecce season

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Lecce
2017–18 season
PresidentEnrico Tundo
ManagerRoberto Rizzo
(until 10 September 2017)
Primo Maragliulo
(until 17 September 2017)
Fabio Liverani
(from 17 September 2017)
StadiumStadio Via del Mare
Lega Pro/C1st (promoted)
Coppa ItaliaThird round
Coppa Italia Serie CQuarter finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Italy Matteo Di Piazza (10)
All: Italy Matteo Di Piazza (14)
Highest home attendance18,264 vs Paganese (29 April 18)
Lowest home attendance784 vs Bisceglie (21 Nov 17)

The 2017–18 season is U.S. Lecce's sixth consecutive season in Lega Pro after their relegation from Serie A at the end of the 2011–12 season. The club competed in Serie C Gruppo C, gaining promotion to Serie B, in the Coppa Italia and in the Coppa Italia Serie C.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

As of 17 April 2018[1]

Players in italics left the club during the season. Players with a * joined the club during the season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Gianmarco Chironi
2 Italy DF Davide Riccardi (on loan from Hellas Verona)
3 Italy DF Luca Di Matteo
4 Italy MF Marco Mancosu
5 Italy DF Francesco Cosenza
6 Italy MF Andrea Arrigoni
7 Italy FW Giuseppe Torromino
8 Portugal MF Pedro Costa Ferreira
9 Italy FW Matteo Di Piazza (on loan from Foggia)
10 Italy MF Franco Lepore (captain)
11 Italy FW Mario Pacilli
12 Italy GK Paolo Vicino
13 Italy DF Emanuele Valeri
14 Lithuania MF Linas Mėgelaitis (on loan from Švyturys Marijampolė)
15 Italy DF Antonio Marino
No. Position Player
16 Italy DF Mirko Drudi
16 Italy MF Andrea Tabanelli*
17 Italy MF Giacomo Lezzi
18 Italy FW Salvatore Caturano
20 Lithuania FW Edgaras Dubickas (on loan from Švyturys Marijampolė)
21 Bulgaria MF Radoslav Tsonev
22 Italy GK Filippo Perucchini (on loan from Bologna)
23 Italy DF Simone Ciancio
25 Italy DF Giulio Gambardella
29 Italy MF Marco Armellino
30 Italy FW Mattia Persano
34 Italy DF Matteo Legittimo*
35 Italy FW Andrea Saraniti*
40 Ghana MF Ransford Selasi*

Transfers[edit]

Summer session[edit]

Winter session[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Serie C[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lecce (C, P) 36 21 11 4 53 30 +23 74 Promotion to Serie B
2 Catania 36 21 7 8 65 31 +34 70 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Trapani 36 19 11 6 60 35 +25 68
4 Juve Stabia 36 14 13 9 49 35 +14 55
5 Cosenza (O, P) 36 14 12 10 41 35 +6 54
6 Monopoli 36 14 11 11 46 35 +11 53
7 Casertana 36 13 11 12 37 32 +5 50[a]
8 Rende 36 14 8 14 31 35 −4 50[a]
9 Virtus Francavilla 36 10 16 10 35 43 −8 46[b]
10 Sicula Leonzio 36 11 13 12 37 37 0 46[b]
11 Bisceglie 36 11 12 13 39 46 −7 45
12 Matera[c] 36 15 10 11 40 37 +3 42[d]
13 Siracusa[e] 36 14 10 12 37 29 +8 42[d]
14 Catanzaro 36 11 9 16 35 45 −10 42[d]
15 Reggina 36 9 14 13 29 38 −9 41
16 Fidelis Andria[f] 36 8 17 11 36 40 −4 38 Club dissolved
17 Paganese (O) 36 7 12 17 36 56 −20 33 Qualification to the relegation play-outs
18 Fondi (R) 36 7 9 20 33 52 −19 30
19 Akragas[g] (R) 36 3 6 27 18 66 −48 0 Relegation to Serie D
Source: Soccerway, lega-pro.com
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Casertana is ahead of Rende on head-to-head points: Casertana 0–0 Rende, Rende 0–1 Casertana.
  2. ^ a b Virtus Francavilla is ahead of Sicula Leonzio on head-to-head points: Virtus Francavilla 2–1 Sicula Leonzio, Sicula Leonzio 2–2 Virtus Francavilla.
  3. ^ Matera was deducted 13 points for irregularities.[2]
  4. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Matera 12 pts, Siracusa 3 pts, Catanzaro 3 pts. Siracusa is ahead of Catanzaro on overall goal difference.
  5. ^ Siracusa Calcio was deducted 10 points for irregularities.[2]
  6. ^ Fidelis Andria was deducted 3 points for irregularities.[2] Fidelis Andria was denied registration for the 2018–19 Serie C, based on Covisoc's assessment of the club's debt situation.[3][4]
  7. ^ Akragas was deducted 15 points for irregularities.[2]

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia Serie C[edit]

Matches[edit]

Supercoppa Serie C[edit]

Matches[edit]

12 May 2018 Matchday 1-rest-

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prima squadra
  2. ^ a b c d "Serie C, tre punti di penalità per l'Akragas, uno per Matera e Fidelis Andria" (in Italian). itasportpress.it. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ Porro, Antonio (13 July 2018). "Fidelis Andria, la Covisoc Esclude il Club dalla Serie C" [Fidelis Andria, Covisoc Excludes the Club from Serie C]. Andria News24 (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ Massaro, Pasquale Stefano (20 July 2018). "La FIGC Esclude Ufficialmente la Fidelis Andria dal Prossimo Torneo di Serie C" [The FIGC Officially Excludes Fidelis Andria from the Next Serie C Tournament]. Andria News24 (in Italian). Retrieved 3 September 2018.