2016–17 Lega Pro

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Lega Pro
Season 2016–17
Champions Cremonese
Venezia
Foggia
Parma (playoffs)
Relegated Como
Racing Roma
Lupa Roma
Tuttocuoio
Ancona
Lumezzane
Forlì
Taranto
Melfi
Vibonese

The 2016–17 Lega Pro Divisione Unica was the third season of the unified Lega Pro division, the third highest division in the Italian football league system. The championship name, which is Divisione Unica according to the FIGC regulations, is nevertheless referred to as Lega Pro in official documents.[1] The season marked the final year that the division would carry the Lega Pro name as it was changed back to Serie C for the 2017–18 season.

Teams[edit]

A total of 60 teams contest the league. Clubs include 4 sides relegated from the 2015–16 Serie B season, 41 sides playing the 2015–16 Lega Pro season, and 9 sides promoted from the 2015–16 Serie D season. Also, six teams are chosen to play in the league to increase the number of teams to 60.

On 1 July 2016, 54 teams mathematically qualified to the new season. However, Martina Franca and Sporting Bellinzago did not submit their application for a licence.[2] On 6 July also Virtus Lanciano did not meet the requirements to apply.[3] On 16 July Pavia and Rimini did not submit an appeal against Covisoc's exclusion.[4] On 19 July Paganese's appeal of exclusion was rejected by Covisod.[5] However, on 3 August Paganese was readmitted to the league by TAR's decision.[6] On 4 August the Federal Council selected ten teams in order to fill the vacancies created: Fano (as a replacement for Sporting Bellizango), Fondi, Forlì, Lupa Roma, Melfi, Olbia, Racing Roma, Reggina, Taranto and Vibonese.[7] On 10 August Albinoleffe was the last team to benefit from the repechage.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.

Group A (North & Central West)[edit]

9 teams from Tuscany, 4 teams from Lombardy, 3 teams from Lazio, 2 teams from Emilia-Romagna, 1 team from Piedmont and 1 team from Sardinia

Club City Stadium Capacity
Alessandria Alessandria Giuseppe Moccagatta 5,827
Arezzo Arezzo Città di Arezzo 13,128
Carrarese Carrara Dei Marmi 15,000
Cremonese Cremona Giovanni Zini 20,641
Como Como Giuseppe Sinigaglia 13,602
Giana Erminio Gorgonzola Città di Gorgonzola 3,766
Livorno Livorno Armando Picchi 19,238
Lucchese Lucca Porta Elisa 7,386
Lupa Roma Rome Olindo Galli (Tivoli) 3,500
Olbia Olbia Bruno Nespoli 3,200
Piacenza Piacenza Leonardo Garilli 21,668
Pistoiese Pistoia Marcello Melani 13,195
Pontedera Pontedera Ettore Mannucci 5,000
Prato Prato Lungobisenzio 6,750
Pro Piacenza Piacenza Leonardo Garilli 21,668
Racing Roma Rome Casal del Marmo 2,500
Renate Renate Città di Meda (Meda) 3,000
Robur Siena Siena Montepaschi Arena 15,373
Tuttocuoio San Miniato Ettore Mannucci (Pontedera) 5,000
Viterbese Viterbo Enrico Rocchi 5,500

Group B (North & Central East)[edit]

5 teams from Emilia-Romagna, 4 teams from Lombardy, 4 teams from Marche, 3 teams from Veneto, 1 team from Abruzzo, 1 team from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 1 team from Trentino-Alto Adige and 1 team from Umbria

Club City Stadium Capacity
AlbinoLeffe Albino and Leffe Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo) 26,542
Ancona Ancona del Conero 23,983
Bassano Virtus Bassano del Grappa Rino Mercante 2,952
Fano Fano Raffaele Mancini 8,800
FeralpiSalò Salò Lino Turina 2,500
Forlì Forlì Tullo Morgagni 3,466
Gubbio Gubbio Pietro Barbetti 5,300
Lumezzane Lumezzane Nuovo Comunale 4,150
Maceratese Macerata Helvia Recina 5,846
Mantova Mantua Danilo Martelli 14,884
Modena Modena Alberto Braglia 21,151
Padova Padua Euganeo 19,740
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906
Pordenone Pordenone Ottavio Bottecchia 3,000
Reggiana Reggio Emilia Città del Tricolore 20,084
Sambenedettese San Benedetto del Tronto Riviera delle Palme 14,995
Santarcangelo Santarcangelo di Romagna Valentino Mazzola 3,000
Südtirol Bolzano Druso 3,500
Teramo Teramo Gaetano Bonolis 7,498
Venezia Venice Pierluigi Penzo 7,450

Group C (South)[edit]

6 teams from Apulia, 4 teams from Calabria, 4 teams from Sicily, 3 teams from Campania, 2 teams from Basilicata and 1 team from Lazio

Club City Stadium Capacity
Akragas Agrigento Esseneto 15,000
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
Fondi Fondi Domenico Purificato 2,500
Juve Stabia Castellammare di Stabia Romeo Menti 7,642
Lecce Lecce Via del Mare 33,876
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
Reggina Reggio Calabria Oreste Granillo 27,454
Siracusa Siracusa Nicola De Simone 6,870
Taranto Taranto Erasmo Iacovone 27,584
Vibonese Vibo Valentia Luigi Razza 6,000
Virtus Francavilla Francavilla Fontana Giovanni Paolo II 5,000

League Tables[edit]

Group A (North & Central West)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Cremonese (C, P) 38 24 6 8 68 40 +28 78 Promotion to Serie B
2 Alessandria 38 23 9 6 64 33 +31 78 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Livorno 38 19 12 7 51 30 +21 69
4 Arezzo 38 18 11 9 50 38 +12 65
5 Giana Erminio 38 17 12 9 56 43 +13 63
6 Piacenza 38 17 10 11 56 41 +15 61
7 Como (R) 38 15 14 9 55 49 +6 59 Relegation to Serie D
8 Viterbese 38 14 12 12 43 42 +1 54 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
9 Lucchese[a] 38 13 14 11 47 39 +8 51
10 Renate 38 12 15 11 36 36 0 51
11 Pro Piacenza 38 15 6 17 40 42 −2 51
12 Siena 38 13 6 19 45 49 −4 45
13 Pistoiese[b] 38 10 14 14 42 43 −1 43
14 Pontedera 38 9 16 13 38 50 −12 43
15 Olbia 38 12 6 20 43 59 −16 42
16 Carrarese (O) 38 10 9 19 44 54 −10 39 Qualification to the relegation play-outs
17 Prato (O) 38 11 6 21 35 59 −24 39
18 Tuttocuoio (R) 38 9 11 18 37 53 −16 38
19 Lupa Roma (R) 38 7 12 19 28 48 −20 33
20 Racing Roma (R) 38 7 9 22 38 68 −30 30 Relegation to Serie D
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2017. Source: Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Lucchese was deducted 2 points for financial reasons.[8] [9]
  2. ^ Pistoiese was deducted 1 point in relation to Dirty Soccer 3 case.[10]

Group B (North & Central East)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Venezia (C, P) 38 23 11 4 56 29 +27 80 Promotion to Serie B
2 Parma (O, P) 38 20 10 8 55 36 +19 70 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Pordenone 38 19 9 10 68 42 +26 66
4 Padova 38 19 9 10 50 31 +19 66
5 Reggiana 38 16 11 11 43 36 +7 59
6 Gubbio 38 17 7 14 44 49 −5 58
7 Sambenedettese 38 15 11 12 53 47 +6 56
8 FeralpiSalò 38 15 8 15 47 45 +2 53
9 Albinoleffe 38 12 16 10 38 34 +4 52
10 Bassano Virtus 38 13 12 13 48 52 −4 51
11 Santarcangelo[a] 38 13 13 12 44 39 +5 50
12 Südtirol 38 12 11 15 33 40 −7 47
13 Maceratese[b] (R) 38 12 14 12 36 40 −4 45 Relegation to Serie D
14 Modena 38 11 11 16 31 35 −4 44
15 Mantova (R) 38 10 11 17 37 50 −13 41 Relegation to Serie D
16 Teramo (O) 38 9 13 16 39 43 −4 40 Qualification to the relegation play-outs
17 Fano (O) 38 9 12 17 32 42 −10 39
18 Forlì (R) 38 8 13 17 32 55 −23 37
19 Lumezzane (R) 38 7 13 18 26 44 −18 34
20 Ancona[c] (R) 38 7 11 20 28 47 −19 31 Relegation to Serie D
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2017. Source: Lega Pro
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Santarcangelo was deducted 2 points in relation to Dirty Soccer 3 case.[10]
  2. ^ Maceratese was deducted 3 points for financial reasons and additional 2 points for administrative reasons.[8] [11]
  3. ^ Ancona was deducted 1 point for administrative reasons.[11]

Group C (South)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Foggia (C, P) 38 25 10 3 70 29 +41 85 Promotion to Serie B
2 Lecce 38 21 11 6 62 36 +26 74 Qualification to the promotion play-offs
3 Matera 38 18 11 9 71 44 +27 65
4 Juve Stabia 38 18 10 10 65 43 +22 64
5 Virtus Francavilla 38 16 9 13 47 45 +2 57
6 Siracusa 38 16 9 13 47 43 +4 57
7 Cosenza 38 15 10 13 57 46 +11 55
8 Paganese[a] 38 14 9 15 51 45 +6 50
9 Casertana[b] 38 13 12 13 38 42 −4 49
10 Fondi[c] 38 11 17 10 49 46 +3 49
11 Catania[d] 38 14 12 12 40 36 +4 47
12 Fidelis Andria 38 10 17 11 30 33 −3 47
13 Reggina 38 10 15 13 44 54 −10 45
14 Messina (R) 38 12 10 16 38 52 −14 46 Relegation to Serie D
15 Monopoli 38 9 15 14 42 54 −12 42
16 Akragas (O) 38 9 12 17 30 47 −17 39 Qualification to the relegation play-outs
17 Vibonese (R) 38 9 12 17 27 46 −19 39
18 Catanzaro (O) 38 9 11 18 36 49 −13 38
19 Melfi[e] (R) 38 9 8 21 38 68 −30 34
20 Taranto (R) 38 6 12 20 25 49 −24 30 Relegation to Serie D
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2017. Source: Lega Pro
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Paganese was deducted 1 point in relation to Dirty Soccer 3 case.[10]
  2. ^ Casertana was deducted 2 points for financial reasons.[8]
  3. ^ Fondi was deducted 1 point for financial reasons.[12]
  4. ^ Catania was deducted 7 points for late payments.[13][14]
  5. ^ Melfi was deducted 1 point for misrepresentation.[14]

Promotion play-offs[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Gubbio 2–3 Sambenedettese
Arezzo 1-2 Lucchese
Padova 1–3 Albinoleffe
Juve Stabia 0–0[15] Catania
Livorno 2–1 Renate
Giana Erminio 2–2[16] Viterbese
Reggiana 2–2[17] FeralpiSalò
Virtus Francavilla 0–0[18] Fondi
Piacenza 2–1 Como
Pordenone 2–0 Bassano Virtus
Siracusa 0–2 Casertana
Cosenza 2–0 Paganese

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Giana Erminio 3–4 Pordenone 2–1 1–3
Reggiana 2–1 Juve Stabia 2–1 0–0
Virtus Francavilla 0–0 Livorno1 0–0 0–0
Lucchese 1–0 Albinoleffe 1–0 0–0
Casertana 2–4 Alessandria 1–1 1–3
Sambenedettese 1–1 Lecce1 1–1 0–0
Piacenza 0–2 Parma 0–0 0–2
Cosenza 3–2 Matera 2–1 1–1

1 Won by higher placed finish.

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Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals on 31 May and 4 June 2017, semifinals on 13 and 14 June 2017, final on 17 June 2017.
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
                
 
 
 
 
Parma224
 
 
 
Lucchese11 2
 
Parma2
 
 
 
Pordenone1
 
Pordenone101
 
 
 
Cosenza00 0
 
Parma2
 
 
 
Alessandria0
 
Lecce101
 
 
 
Alessandria (a)10 1
 
Alessandria2
 
 
 
Reggiana1
 
Livorno123
 
 
Reggiana22 4
 

Relegation play-outs[edit]

Play-outs on 21 and 28 May 2017, loser on aggregate is relegated. Higher placed team plays at home for second leg. If tied on aggregate, lower-placed team is relegated.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lupa Roma 0–2 Carrarese 0–1 0–1
Tuttocuoio 2–2 Prato 2–2 0–0
Lumezzane 1–1 Teramo 1–1 0–0
Forlì 1–3 Fano 1–1 0–2
Melfi 1–1 Akragas 0–0 1–1
Catanzaro 4–3 Vibonese 3–2 1–1


References[edit]

  1. ^ Official FIGC website
  2. ^ "Iscrizioni in Lega Pro: due società non presentano domanda" (in Italian). tuttolegapro. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Virtus Lanciano: ufficiale, il club non riesce a iscriversi in Lega Pro. La lettera del presidente Valentina Maio" (in Italian). mediagol. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pavia e Rimini fuori dalla Lega Pro 2016/17" (in Italian). GazzaMercato. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Valeria Debbia (19 July 2016). "Paganese choc: ricorso non accolto, c'è l'esclusione dalla Lega Pro" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Sebastian Donzella (3 August 2016). "Incredibile Paganese: il TAR ordina la riammissione in Lega Pro" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Sebastian Donzella (4 August 2016). "Consiglio Federale, le decisioni sui ripescaggi: Cavese fuori, Albinoleffe in attesa" (in Italian). Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "TFN. Prosciolto l'Avellino, penalizzioni in Lega Pro er Maceratese, Casertana e Lucchese" (in Italian). FIGC. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "TFN: violazioni Covisoc, 1 punto di penalizzazione per Pisa e Lucchese" (in Italian). FIGC. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "Dirty Soccer 3: penalizzazioni in classifica per 5 società di Lega Pro e una di serie D" (in Italian). FIGC. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "TFN: 2 punti di penelizzazione alla Maceratese, 1 punto all'Ancona" (in Italian). FIGC. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "TFN: punti di penalizzazione a 6 società di LND" (in Italian). FIGC. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Lega Pro, caso Castro, il Catania parte con la penalizzazione di sei punti" (in Italian). La Sicilia. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "TFN: 1 punto di penalizzazione per Benevento (Serie B), Catania e Melfi (Lega Pro)" (in Italian). FIGC. 15 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Juve Stabia advances due to higher placed finish
  16. ^ Giana Erminio advances due to higher placed finish
  17. ^ Reggiana advances due to higher placed finish
  18. ^ Francavilla advances due to higher placed finish
  19. ^ http://www.flashscore.ca/soccer/italy/lega-pro-promotion-play-offs/bracket/