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1996–97 Serie B

Serie B
Season1996–97
PromotedBrescia (3rd title)
Empoli
Lecce
Bari
RelegatedCosenza
Cesena
Palermo
Cremonese
Matches played380
Goals scored852 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Davide Dionigi (24 goals)

The Serie B 1996–97 was the sixty-fifth tournament of this competition played in Italy since its creation.

1996–97 Serie B Intro articles: 2

Teams

Ravenna, Empoli, Lecce and Castel di Sangro had been promoted from Serie C, while Bari, Torino, Cremonese and Padova had been relegated from Serie A.

1996–97 Serie B Teams articles: 10

Final classification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brescia (P, C) 38 18 12 8 49 34 +15 66 1997-98 Serie A
2 Empoli (P) 38 17 13 8 45 34 +11 64
3 Lecce (P) 38 16 15 7 52 39 +13 63
4 Bari (P) 38 15 17 6 52 35 +17 62
5 Genoa 38 15 16 7 58 31 +27 61
6 Pescara 38 14 12 12 50 38 +12 54
7 Chievo 38 12 18 8 44 40 +4 54
8 Ravenna 38 14 13 11 43 35 +8 52[a]
9 Torino 38 13 11 14 45 48 −3 50
10 Reggina 38 12 13 13 40 43 −3 49
11 Foggia 38 11 15 12 40 40 0 48
12 Padova 38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48
13 Venezia 38 10 16 12 47 49 −2 46
14 Lucchese 38 10 15 13 36 44 −8 45
15 Salernitana 38 10 14 14 31 44 −13 44
16 Castel di Sangro 38 12 8 18 29 45 −16 44
17 Cosenza (R) 38 9 14 15 44 55 −11 41 1997-98 Serie C1
18 Cesena (R) 38 9 13 16 36 45 −9 40
19 Palermo (R) 38 6 17 15 40 55 −15 35
20 Cremonese (R) 38 7 11 20 30 55 −25 32
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 3 points deducted

Results

Home \ Away BAR BRE CDS CES CHV COS CRE EMP FOG GEN LCE LUC PAD PAL PES RAV REG SAL TOR VEN
Bari 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1
Brescia 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1
Castel di Sangro 1–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Cesena 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Chievo 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–2
Cosenza 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 2–2
Cremonese 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1
Empoli 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–2
Foggia 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–4 2–0
Genoa 0–0 4–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–0
Lecce 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–2
Lucchese 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–2 1–0 0–3 3–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–1
Padova 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Palermo 1–2 3–2 3–0 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2
Pescara 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–3 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–3
Ravenna 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1
Reggina 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–2 4–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
Salernitana 0–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–0
Torino 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 4–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–0 1–1
Venezia 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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