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1946–47 Serie B

Sports season

Serie B
Season1946–47

The Serie B 1946–47 championship was organized by the Lega Calcio with geographical criteria: for this reason the three groups have different numbers of participants.

Overview of "Lega Calcio" article

Teams

26 clubs had variously qualified for this championship, following the results of both 1942–43 and 1945–46 seasons. However, war damages and political choices imposed to divide the old Serie B between Northern and Southern Italy. Consequently, 20 Northern clubs from the previous Serie B-C and 14 selected teams from Southern Italy were added.

Events

To reduce the fixtures to 34 matchdays they following season, four teams per group and an additional club from Northern Italy had to be relegated.

Three groups were created: North-West, North-East and South. The group with 22 clubs was a record in the Italian football history.

Group A

Final classification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Pro Patria (P) 42 27 6 9 84 39 2.154 60 Promotion to Serie A
2 Legnano 42 21 11 10 67 42 1.595 53
3 Novara 42 18 12 12 47 34 1.382 48
3 Seregno 42 18 12 12 69 52 1.327 48
3 Spezia 42 18 12 12 62 47 1.319 48
3 Pistoiese 42 21 6 15 86 70 1.229 48
7 Vigevano 42 18 10 14 59 57 1.035 46
8 Como 42 16 10 16 61 59 1.034 42
8 Pro Vercelli 42 14 14 14 54 52 1.038 42
8 Gallaratese 42 13 16 13 31 40 0.775 42
11 Fanfulla 42 16 9 17 66 60 1.100 41
11 Crema 42 17 7 18 60 57 1.053 41
11 Carrarese 42 15 11 16 51 53 0.962 41
11 Pro Sesto 42 17 7 18 49 56 0.875 41
15 Viareggio 42 16 8 18 72 70 1.029 40
15 Varese 42 17 6 19 61 62 0.984 40
17 Vogherese 42 16 7 19 54 69 0.783 39 Relegation tie-breaker
18 Biellese (R) 42 14 11 17 63 75 0.840 39 North. Italy relegation playoff[1]
19 Sestrese (R) 42 12 13 17 61 69 0.884 37 Relegation to Serie C
20 Lecco (R) 42 12 10 20 50 67 0.746 34
21 Savona (R) 42 13 6 23 49 78 0.628 32
22 Casale (R) 42 7 8 27 47 95 0.495 22
Source: Panini
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results

Home \ Away BIE CAR CSL COM CRM FAN GLR LCO LEG NOV PST PPA PSE PVE SVN SER SES SPE VAR VIA VIG VOG
Biellese 2–1 0–0 5–3 2–4 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 4–1
Carrarese 5–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–0
Casale 2–4 1–2 5–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–1
Como 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Crema 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 5–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–2 4–1 4–1 2–0
Fanfulla 0–4 4–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–1 6–0 1–0 3–0 4–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
Gallaratese 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
Lecco 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–4 0–0 2–0
Legnano 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 4–2 6–0 0–3 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0
Novara 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–0
Pistoiese 2–1 4–0 7–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–1
Pro Patria 3–1 2–0 4–0 4–2 2–0 6–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 5–3 2–1 4–0 10–0
Pro Sesto 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 0–2 1–0
Pro Vercelli 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 5–1
Savona 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 4–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2
Seregno 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 5–2 0–2 0–0 5–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 5–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–0
Sestrese 4–1 5–0 4–1 3–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 4–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 1–1
Spezia 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 7–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–2 3–0 2–0 2–2
Varese 1–3 3–0 5–2 2–1 1–3 1–5 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 2–0
Viareggio 4–1 2–1 4–0 2–3 5–1 5–1 3–0 4–0 1–5 1–0 5–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 3–0
Vigevano 2–2 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0
Vogherese 4–0 0–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–4 5–1 2–1 4–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation tie-breaker

Played in Legnano on July 13:
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Biellese 1-3 Vogherese

Biellese qualified for the Northern Italy relegation play-off while Vogherese remained in Serie B.

1946–47 Serie B Teams articles: 3

Group B

Final classification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lucchese (P) 40 24 6 10 78 45 1.733 54 Promotion to Serie A
2 Padova 40 20 9 11 53 36 1.472 49
3 Empoli 40 18 11 11 54 39 1.385 47
4 Treviso 40 19 8 13 56 41 1.366 46
5 Siena 40 17 11 12 47 45 1.044 45
6 S.P.A.L. 40 15 13 12 53 33 1.606 43
6 Cremonese 40 17 9 14 65 47 1.383 43
8 Verona 40 15 12 13 59 48 1.229 42
8 Mantova 40 16 10 14 49 51 0.961 42
10 Suzzara 40 12 17 11 38 58 0.655 41
11 Udinese 40 14 12 14 47 42 1.119 40
12 Piacenza 40 15 9 16 37 44 0.841 39
12 Reggiana 40 12 15 13 38 48 0.792 39
14 Parma 40 14 10 16 41 45 0.911 38
15 Prato 40 14 9 17 46 50 0.920 37
16 Pisa 40 12 12 16 38 44 0.864 36 Relegation tie-breaker
17 Anconitana 40 13 10 17 43 51 0.843 36 North. Italy relegation playoff[2]
18 Mestrina (R) 40 12 9 19 40 56 0.714 33 Relegation to Serie C
19 Forlì (R) 40 10 11 19 38 56 0.679 31
20 Pro Gorizia (T) 40 9 12 19 38 57 0.667 30 Readmitted[a]
21 Cesena (R) 40 10 9 21 36 58 0.621 29 Relegation to Serie C
Source: Panini
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated; (T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Pro Gorizia was readmitted to Serie B for political reasons against Yugoslavia.

Results

Home \ Away ANC CES CRE EMP FOR LUC MAN MST PAD PAR PIA PIS PRA PGO REA SIE SPA SUZ TRV UDI HEL
Anconitana 1–0 4–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
Cesena 2–1 2–1 2–4 0–0 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–3
Cremonese 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 7–0 6–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Empoli 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–0
Forlì 2–2 2–1 3–3 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1
Lucchese 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 5–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–2 7–0 2–1 3–2
Mantova 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 5–1 3–1 1–0
Mestrina 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2
Padova 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–2
Parma 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0
Piacenza 1–0 2–2 0–3 2–1 3–2 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Pisa 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 3–1
Prato 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 7–2 1–0 1–0 2–1
Pro Gorizia 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 1–1
Reggiana 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
Siena 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–3 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 0–0
SPAL 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 6–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Suzzara 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–1
Treviso 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 8–1 1–1 5–1
Udinese 2–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–3 1–0 1–1
Hellas Verona 2–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 5–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation tie-breaker

Played in Modena on July 13:
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Anconitana 1-2 Pisa

Pisa was saved while Anconitana qualified for the Northern Italy relegation play-off.

1946–47 Serie B Group B articles: 2

Group C

Final classification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Salernitana (P) 32 16 12 4 59 23 2.565 44 Promotion to Serie A
2 Ternana 32 18 5 9 47 44 1.068 41
3 Pescara 32 15 7 10 61 35 1.743 37
4 Lecce 32 15 5 12 56 33 1.697 35
4 Scafatese 32 14 7 11 34 36 0.944 35
6 Torrese 32 12 8 12 46 50 0.920 32
6 Rieti 32 13 6 13 36 41 0.878 32
8 Palermo 32 11 9 12 36 35 1.029 31
8 Brindisi 32 10 11 11 34 42 0.810 31
8 Arsenale Taranto 32 11 9 12 38 49 0.776 31
11 Perugia 32 10 10 12 32 42 0.762 30
12 Cosenza 32 7 15 10 39 33 1.182 29
12 Siracusa 32 12 5 15 37 49 0.755 29
14 Alba Trastevere (R) 32 11 6 15 43 57 0.754 28 Relegation to Serie C
15 Taranto (R, D) 32 10 7 15 34 44 0.773 27 Disbanded[a]
16 Catanzaro (R) 32 11 4 17 37 36 1.028 26 Relegation to Serie C
17 Foggia (R) 32 10 6 16 33 53 0.623 26
Source: Panini
(D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ A.S. Taranto merged with U.S. Arsenale Taranto at the end of the season to form U.S. Arsenaltaranto.

Results

Home \ Away ALT ARS BRI CTZ COS FOG LCE PAL PER PES RIE SAL SCF SIR TAR TER TRS
Alba Trastevere 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–3
Arsenale Taranto 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–3 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–0
Brindisi 0–2 3–3 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1
Catanzaro 3–4 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 5–0 4–2
Cosenza 5–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 6–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–2
Foggia 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 4–0 0–1 2–1
Lecce 3–1 5–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 6–0 5–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 8–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0
Palermo 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 5–0
Perugia 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2
Pescara 4–0 8–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–1 3–0 6–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–0
Rieti 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–1
Salernitana 5–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 6–1 1–1
Scafatese 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1
Siracusa 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Taranto 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
Ternana 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–0
Torrese 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Northern Italy relegation play-off

When the Football League rejected in autumn 1946 the planned reduction of the Serie A, wild cards for two places in Serie B were given to the FIGC. US Cagliari joined after the end of the US occupation of Sardinia. Extraordinary match to fill the last place was organized.

Played in Bologna on August 31:
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Anconitana 4-2 Biellese

Biellese relegated to Serie C while Anconitana was re-admitted to Serie B.

1946–47 Serie B Group C articles: 5

Footnotes

  1. ^ after tie-breaker
  2. ^ after tie-breaker

References and sources

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005