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Serie B 2006-07

The 2006-07 Serie B season started on September 9 2006 and ended on June 10 2007. The 22 clubs in Serie B each played 42 matches during the regular season.

The 2006-07 season marked the first Serie B appearance for two clubs, Frosinone and 27-time Italian champions Juventus.

A.C. Arezzo began the season with a six-point deficit and Juventus F.C. a nine-point deficit, due to their involvement in the 2006 Italian Match Fixing Scandal. In addition, U.S. Triestina Calcio were deducted one point because of financial irregularities, and Pescara Calcio were penalized one point for late tax payments.

Events

Promotions

Juventus became the first team mathematically promoted to the Serie A for the 2007-08 season with a 5-1 away win at Arezzo on 19 May 2007, with three games remaining in the schedule. One week later, they clinched the title of Serie B champions for 2006-07 with a 2-0 home win against Mantova. Juventus were awarded the first-ever Ali della Vittoria (Wings of Victory) Cup, designed this year for the winner of the Serie B championship.

On the last day of the season Napoli played Genoa. Napoli only needed a draw for automatic promotion, while Genoa needed a win to guarantee promotion. The match ended 0-0 and Napoli were promoted. However, Piacenza only managed a 1-1 draw with Triestina, leaving it ten points behind Genoa. A gap of ten or more points between the third and fourth-placed teams meant that no playoffs would be held, and Genoa became the third team promoted to Serie A.

Both Napoli and Genoa were promoted from Serie C1 to Serie B, and from Serie B to Serie A in successive seasons.

Relegations

On 12 May 2007 Pescara became the first team mathematically relegated to Serie C1 for the 2007-08 season with a 3-1 loss at Piacenza on Day 38 of the schedule. One week later, Crotone was also mathematically relegated with a 2-0 loss at Trieste. On the last match day, Arezzo became the third team relegated despite winning 3-1 at Treviso, as both Spezia and Hellas Verona won their games. Tied 2-2 with Juventus, Spezia was only seconds away from relegation, but a dramatic goal on the 91st minute by Nicola Padoin condemned Arezzo and qualified Spezia for the playout.

The fourth team to be relegated was decided in a two-legged playoff between Verona and Spezia. The first leg ended in a 2-1 win for Spezia, and a 0-0 tie in the return match condemned Verona to play Serie C1 in the 2007-08 season.

Teams

These are the 22 teams which took part in the Serie B 2006-2007:

Official Club Name Home City Stadium Name Final Placing in 2005/2006 Season
U.C. AlbinoLeffe Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 18th in Serie B
A.C. Arezzo Arezzo Stadio Città di Arezzo 7th in Serie B
A.S. Bari Bari Stadio San Nicola 13th in Serie B
Bologna F.C. 1909 Bologna Stadio Renato dall'Ara 8th in Serie B
Brescia Calcio Brescia Stadio Mario Rigamonti 10th in Serie B
A.C. Cesena Cesena Stadio Dino Manuzzi 6th in Serie B
F.C. Crotone Crotone Stadio Ezio Scida 9th in Serie B
Frosinone Calcio Frosinone Stadio Matusa Serie C1/B Playoff Winners
Genoa C.F.C. Genova Stadio Luigi Ferraris Serie C1/A Playoff Winners
Juventus F.C. Torino Stadio Olimpico di Torino 20th in Serie A
U.S. Lecce Lecce Stadio Via del Mare 18th in Serie A
A.C. Mantova Mantova Stadio Danilo Martelli 4th in Serie B
Modena F.C. Modena Stadio Alberto Braglia 5th in Serie B
S.S.C. Napoli Napoli Stadio San Paolo Serie C1/B Champions
Pescara Calcio Pescara Stadio Adriatico 12th in Serie B
Piacenza Calcio Piacenza Stadio Leonardo Garilli 11th in Serie B
Rimini Calcio F.C. Rimini Stadio Romeo Neri 17th in Serie B
Spezia Calcio 1906 La Spezia Stadio Alberto Picco Serie C1/A Champions
Treviso F.B.C. 1993 Treviso Stadio Omobono Tenni 19th in Serie A
U.S. Triestina Calcio Trieste Stadio Nereo Rocco 14th in Serie B
Hellas Verona F.C. Verona Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi 15th in Serie B
Vicenza Calcio Vicenza Stadio Romeo Menti 16th in Serie B

Final classification

Results

  • Please note that the home teams are read down the left hand side while the away teams are indicated along the top.
  • Numbers in brackets represent the day (1 to 42) of future games

(updated to games played June 10, 2007)

Relegation play-off

First leg: June 15, Stadio Alberto Picco, La Spezia
Second leg: June 21, Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona
Hellas Verona F.C. relegated to Serie C1 2007-08.

Top goalscorers

Last updated June 10 2007

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Scorer Goals Team
Alessandro Del Piero
21
Juventus
Claudio Bellucci
19
Bologna
Papa Waigo N'Diayè
15
Cesena
David Trézéguet
15
Juventus
Daniele Cacia
14
Piacenza
Emanuele Calaiò
14
Napoli
Antonio Floro Flores
14
Arezzo
Jeda
13
Rimini
Davide Possanzini
13
Brescia
Massimo Marazzina
12
Bologna
Robert Acquafresca
11
Treviso
Adaílton
11
Genoa
Gaetano Caridi
11
Mantova
Massimiliano Guidetti
11
Spezia
Francesco Lodi
11
Frosinone
Massimo Margiotta
11
Frosinone
Pavel Nedvěd
11
Juventus
Stefan Schwoch
11
Vicenza
Matteo Serafini
11
Brescia
Simone Tiribocchi
11
Lecce