2015–16 Lega Pro

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Lega Pro
Season 2015–16
Champions Cittadella (Group A)
SPAL (Group B)
Benevento (Group C)
Pisa (playoffs)

The 2015–16 Lega Pro Divisione Unica is the second season of the unified Lega Pro division. The championship name, which is Divisione Unica according to the FIGC regulations, is called Lega Pro in official documents.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 54 teams will contest the league. Clubs will include 2 sides relegated from the 2014–15 Serie B season, 43 sides playing the 2014–15 Lega Pro season, and 9 sides promoted from the 2014–15 Serie D season.

On 1 July 2015 60 teams mathematically qualified to the new season. However, Barletta (bankruptcy), Grosseto (bankruptcy), Monza (bankruptcy) and Castiglione did not submit their application for a license.[2] New companies from Grosseto and Monza applied for Serie D, and Barletta for Eccellenza [3] while Castiglione plays in youth football only. Moreover, 12 teams failed the initial financial stress test of FIGC. On 17 July Reggina Calcio, A.S. Varese 1910, F.B.C. Unione Venezia, Real Vicenza and Paganese Calcio 1926 were officially excluded;[4] new companies from Reggio Calabria, Varese and Venezia were admitted to Serie D and Eccellenza respectively, while Real Vicenza was focused on youth football.[5] On 31 July Paganese won the appeal.[6] The exclusion left Lega Pro 8 teams short as well as 1 team short in Serie B due to bankruptcy of Parma. FIGC decided that Brescia replaced Parma in Serie B as well as readmission of AlbinoLeffe and Pordenone to Lega Pro on 4 August.[7] On 20 August Catania and Teramo were relegated to Lega Pro due to another chapter of betting scandal, while Savona was relegated to Serie D; Ascoli and Virtus Entella were promoted to replace the vacancies, subject to the appeals.[8] Moreover, the Federal Council also reduced the league from 60 teams to 54 teams, making there was 2 vacancies left on 25 August.[9] On 29 August Savona won the appeal to remain in the professional league; Torres and Vigor Lamezia were relegated, despite both FIGC, Catania and Teramo were still able to appeal in CONI.[10] On 1 September Pro Patria and Messina were readmitted, while the last team promoted from Serie D was Monopoli.[11]

Group A, North

Group B, Central

Group C, South

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.

Group A (North)[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
AlbinoLeffe Albino and Leffe
(playing in Bergamo)
Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 26,542
Alessandria Alessandria Giuseppe Moccagatta 5,827
Bassano Virtus Bassano del Grappa Rino Mercante 2,952
Cremonese Cremona Giovanni Zini 20,641
Cittadella Cittadella Pier Cesare Tombolato 7,623
Cuneo Cuneo Fratelli Paschiero 4,060
FeralpiSalò Salò Lino Turina 2,000
Giana Erminio Gorgonzola Città di Gorgonzola 3,766
Lumezzane Lumezzane Nuovo Comunale 4,150
Mantova Mantua Danilo Martelli 14,884
Padova Padua Euganeo 19,740
Pavia Pavia Pietro Fortunati 4,999
Pordenone Pordenone Ottavio Bottecchia 3,000
Pro Patria Busto Arsizio Carlo Speroni 4,627
Pro Piacenza Piacenza Leonardo Garilli 21,668
Reggiana Reggio Emilia Città del Tricolore 20,084
Renate Renate
(playing in Meda)
Città di Meda 3,000
Südtirol Bolzano Druso 3,500

Group B (North and Central)[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Ancona Ancona del Conero 23,983
Arezzo Arezzo Città di Arezzo 13,128
Carrarese Carrara Dei Marmi 15,000
L'Aquila L'Aquila Stadio Tommaso Fattori 10,000
Lucchese Lucca Porta Elisa 7,386
Lupa Roma Rome
(playing in Aprilia)
Quinto Ricci 3,000
Maceratese Macerata Helvia Recina 5,846
Pisa Pisa Arena Garibaldi 14,869
Pistoiese Pistoia Marcello Melani 13,195
Pontedera Pontedera Ettore Mannucci 5,000
Prato Prato Lungobisenzio 6,800
Rimini Rimini Romeo Neri 9,768
Siena Siena Montepaschi Arena 15,373
Santarcangelo Santarcangelo di Romagna Valentino Mazzola 3,000
Savona Savona Valerio Bacigalupo 4,000
SPAL Ferrara Paolo Mazza 17,955
Teramo Teramo Gaetano Bonolis 7,498
Tuttocuoio San Miniato
(playing in Pontedera)
Ettore Mannucci 5,000

Group C (South)[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Akragas Agrigento Esseneto 15,000
Benevento Benevento Ciro Vigorito 12,847
Casertana Caserta Alberto Pinto 12,000
Catania Catania Angelo Massimino 20,266
Catanzaro Catanzaro Nicola Ceravolo 14,650
Cosenza Cosenza San Vito 24,479
Fidelis Andria Andria Degli Ulivi 9,140
Foggia Foggia Pino Zaccheria 25,000
Ischia Ischia Vincenzo Mazzella 5,000
Juve Stabia Castellammare di Stabia Romeo Menti 7,642
Lecce Lecce Via del Mare 33,876
Lupa Castelli Romani Frascati Centro d'Italia-Manlio Scopigno (Rieti) 4,500
Martina Franca Martina Franca Gian Domenico Tursi 4,900
Matera Matera Franco Salerno 8,500
Melfi Melfi Arturo Valerio 4,100
Messina Messina San Filippo 37,895
Monopoli Monopoli Vito Simone Veneziani 6,880
Paganese Pagani Marcello Torre 5,900

League tables[edit]

Group A (North)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Cittadella (C, P) 34 23 7 4 57 35 +22 76 Promotion to Serie B
2 Pordenone 34 19 8 7 52 30 +22 65 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Bassano Virtus 34 17 11 6 45 31 +14 62
4 Alessandria 34 16 9 9 47 31 +16 57
5 Padova 34 14 12 8 46 30 +16 54
6 Cremonese 34 14 11 9 40 33 +7 53
7 Reggiana 34 13 13 8 40 25 +15 52
8 FeralpiSalò 34 14 8 12 50 43 +7 50
9 Pavia (R) 34 14 9 11 48 36 +12 49 Relegation to Serie D
10 Südtirol 34 10 14 10 34 38 −4 44
11 Renate 34 11 10 13 26 38 −12 43
12 Giana Erminio 34 10 12 12 33 36 −3 42
13 Lumezzane 34 12 6 16 37 42 −5 42
14 Pro Piacenza (O) 34 8 15 11 30 35 −5 39 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
15 Mantova (O) 34 7 13 14 27 39 −12 34
16 Cuneo (R) 34 9 7 18 31 41 −10 34
17 AlbinoLeffe 34 4 8 22 23 57 −34 20
18 Pro Patria (R) 34 1 7 26 15 61 −46 7 Relegation to Serie D
Source: Lega Pro
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group B (North and Central)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SPAL (C, P) 34 21 8 5 59 25 +34 71 Promotion to Serie B
2 Pisa[a] (O, P) 34 17 12 5 42 26 +16 62 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Maceratese 34 15 13 6 47 31 +16 58
4 Ancona 34 14 11 9 34 29 +5 53
5 Carrarese 34 13 12 9 49 37 +12 51
6 Siena 34 11 13 10 34 38 −4 46
7 Pontedera 34 11 12 11 43 38 +5 45
8 Teramo[b] 34 11 13 10 42 40 +2 43
9 Arezzo 34 8 18 8 33 32 +1 42
10 Tuttocuoio 34 10 10 14 27 34 −7 40
11 Santarcangelo[c] 34 11 12 11 41 38 +3 39
12 Pistoiese 34 9 12 13 29 35 −6 39
13 Lucchese 34 10 9 15 39 43 −4 39
14 Prato (O) 34 9 10 15 32 43 −11 37 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
15 Rimini[d] (R) 34 9 11 14 29 39 −10 36 Relegation to Serie D
16 L'Aquila[e] (R) 34 10 10 14 34 41 −7 33 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 Lupa Roma 34 6 9 19 27 55 −28 27
18 Savona[f] (R) 34 9 9 16 27 44 −17 22 Relegation to Serie D
Source: Lega Pro
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Pisa was deducted one point for administrative irregularities.[12]
  2. ^ Teramo was deducted 3 points for involvement in match fixing.[13]
  3. ^ Santarcangelo was deducted 6 points.
  4. ^ Rimini was deducted 2 points.
  5. ^ L'Aquila was deducted 7 points for involvement in match fixing.[13]
  6. ^ Savona was deducted 6 points for involvement in match fixing[13] and later of an additional 6 points for financial reasons.[14][15]

Group C (South)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Benevento[a] (C, P) 34 20 11 3 51 21 +30 70 Promotion to Serie B
2 Foggia 34 19 8 7 61 31 +30 65 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Lecce 34 17 12 5 46 28 +18 63
4 Casertana 34 18 9 7 52 35 +17 63
5 Cosenza 34 16 12 6 44 28 +16 60
6 Matera[b] 34 14 13 7 45 32 +13 53
7 Fidelis Andria 34 11 12 11 33 21 +12 45
8 Messina 34 10 15 9 37 41 −4 45
9 Paganese[c] 34 10 13 11 41 39 +2 42
10 Juve Stabia 34 9 15 10 45 45 0 42
11 Catanzaro 34 10 11 13 27 40 −13 41
12 Akragas[d] 34 12 9 13 35 47 −12 40
13 Catania[e] 34 12 13 9 37 34 +3 39
14 Monopoli (O) 34 10 9 15 43 42 +1 39 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
15 Melfi 34 6 12 16 32 40 −8 30
16 Martina Franca[f] (R) 34 5 9 20 30 58 −28 22 Relegation to Serie D
17 Ischia[g] (R) 34 5 10 19 31 65 −34 21 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
18 Lupa Castelli Romani[h] 34 2 7 25 22 65 −43 12 Relegation to Serie D
Source: Lega Pro
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Benevento was deducted one point.[14]
  2. ^ Matera was deducted 2 points for match fixing.[16]
  3. ^ Paganese was deducted one point for administrative irregularities.[12]
  4. ^ Akragas was deducted five points.
  5. ^ Catania was deducted 9 points for involvement in match fixing[13] and later an additional 1 point for financial irregularities.[14]
  6. ^ Martina was deducted two points.[14]
  7. ^ Ischia was deducted 4 points.[14]
  8. ^ Lupa Castelli Romani was deducted one point for administrative irregularities.[12]

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Preliminary phase

Lecce 3–0 Bassano Virtus
Pisa 3–1 Maceratese
Pordenone 1–0 Casertana
Ottavio Bottecchia, Pordenone

Final phase

Semifinals on 22 and 29 May 2016, finals on 5 and 12 June 2016.
  Semifinals Finals
                         
2B Pisa 3 0 3  
2A Pordenone 0 0 0  
    2B Pisa 4 1 5
  2C Foggia 2 1 3
3C Lecce 2 1 3
2C Foggia 3 2 5  

Pisa promoted to Serie B.

Relegation play-outs[edit]

Play-outs on 21 and 28 May 2016, loser on aggregate is relegated. If tied on aggregate, lower-placed team is relegated.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cuneo 0–1 Mantova 0–0 0–1
Martina Franca 1–0 Melfi 1–0 0–0
L'Aquila 2–4 Rimini 1–1 1–3
Ischia 2–4 Monopoli 0–3 2–1
Lupa Roma 3–3 Prato 2–0 1–3
Albinoleffe 1–3 Pro Piacenza 0–1 1–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official FIGC website
  2. ^ "LEGA PRO: CONSIGLIO DIRETTIVO DEL 1° LUGLIO 2015" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Il Monza 1912 ammesso in soprannumero in Serie D" (in Italian). FIGC. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Decise le ammissioni ai campionati: in Lega Pro sono cinque le società non iscritte" (in Italian). FIGC. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "L'ASD Reggio Calabria ammessa in soprannumero in Serie D. Il Varese Calcio Società Sportiva Dilettantista A R.L. in Eccellenza" (in Italian). FIGC. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Accolto il ricorso della Paganese Calcio contro la FIGC per l'iscrizione in Lega Pro" (in Italian). CONI. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Decisi i ripescaggi: Brescia in Serie B, Albinoleffe e Pordenone in Lega Pro" (in Italian). FIGC. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "TFN: Catania in Lega Pro con -12, Teramo e Savona in Serie D" (in Italian). FIGC. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "GIRONI LEGA PRO 2015-2016" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "CFA: Teramo e Savona in Lega Pro con -6, ridotta a -9 la penalizzazione del Catania" (in Italian). FIGC. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale N°87/L (2015–16): Formazione dei Gironi" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Pro. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c "National Federal Tribunal decision" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 19 November 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Communicato Ufficiale N.16/CFA" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "TFN: -1 alla Virtus Lanciano, penalizzate anche 7 società di Lega Pro e Dilettanti" (in Italian). FIGC. 3 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Respinti i ricorsi di Benevento e Ischia Isola Verde, 1 punto di penalizzazione al Savona" (in Italian). FIGC. 10 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "LEGA PRO, ridotta a due punti la penalizzazione del Matera" (in Italian). itasportpress.it. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.