2005–06 Serie C1


The 2005–06 Serie C1 was the twenty-eighth edition of Serie C1, the third highest league in the Italian football league system. It was divided into two phases: the regular season, played from 28 August 2005 to 7 May 2006, and the playoff phase. Once the regular season was over teams placed 2nd to 5th entered a playoff to determine the second team in each division to be promoted to Serie B. At the same time, teams placed 14th to 17th entered a playout for the right to remain in Serie C1 the following season.

Geographical distribution of 2006-07 Serie C1 teams. Serie C1/A teams are depicted with red dots, whereas Serie C1/B ones were represented with yellow.

As usual, Serie C1 was composed by two divisions, whose teams were divided geographically. Division C1/A was mainly composed by Northern Italy teams, with the exception of Salernitana, whereas Division C1/B included mostly Central and Southern Italy teams. The league featured also two former Italian national champions, Genoa and Napoli, both eventually achieving promotion in the end.

Teams finishing first in the regular season, plus one team winning the playoff round from each division were promoted to Serie B; teams finishing last in the regular season, plus two relegation playoff losers from each division were relegated to Serie C2. In all, four teams were promoted to Serie B, and six teams were relegated to Serie C2.

Final standings


Serie C1/A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Spezia (C, P) 34 17 12 5 42 22 +20 63 Promoted to the Serie B
2 Genoa (P) 34 15 14 5 42 27 +15 56[lower-alpha 1] Won promotion playoffs
3 Monza 34 14 14 6 35 25 +10 56 Lost to promotion playoffs
4 Pavia 34 15 9 10 44 29 +15 54
5 Salernitana 34 13 13 8 42 30 +12 52
6 Cittadella 34 14 8 12 38 33 +5 50
7 Teramo 34 14 11 9 39 35 +4 49[lower-alpha 2]
8 Novara 34 12 12 10 40 36 +4 48
9 Padova 34 11 14 9 36 32 +4 47
10 Pro Patria 34 10 14 10 36 39 3 44
11 Pizzighettone 34 9 16 9 37 32 +5 43
12 Giulianova 34 10 13 11 33 33 0 43
13 Ravenna 34 11 10 13 30 33 3 43
14 Pro Sesto 34 11 5 18 28 48 20 38 Lost relegation playoff[lower-alpha 3]
15 Sambenedettese 34 11 9 14 35 48 13 36[lower-alpha 4] Won relegation playoff
16 Lumezzane (R) 34 9 8 17 35 44 9 35 Lost relegation playoff
17 San Marino 34 8 11 15 32 38 6 35 Won relegation playoff
18 Fermana (R) 34 2 7 25 18 58 40 13 Relegated to the Serie D[lower-alpha 5]
Source: [citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Genoa had 3 points deducted due to match fixing in the previous season
  2. Teramo had 4 points deducted due to financial irregularities
  3. Pro Sesto reprieved from relegation to fill vacancies created.
  4. Sambenedettese had 6 points deducted due to financial irregularities
  5. Fermana declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D.

Serie C1/B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Napoli (C, P) 34 19 11 4 48 20 +28 68 Promoted to the Serie B
2 Frosinone (P) 34 15 10 9 43 37 +6 55 Won promotion playoffs
3 Sassari Torres (R) 34 12 17 5 44 32 +12 53 Relegated to the Serie C2[lower-alpha 1]
4 Grosseto 34 12 15 7 43 32 +11 51 Lost in promotion playoffs
5 Sangiovannese 34 12 15 7 37 34 +3 51
6 Perugia 34 14 8 12 35 37 2 50
7 Lucchese 34 13 10 11 33 27 +6 49
8 Martina 34 13 8 13 41 39 +2 47
9 Pistoiese 34 8 18 8 28 24 +4 42
10 Manfredonia 34 10 12 12 36 38 2 42
11 Lanciano 34 10 11 13 36 35 +1 41
12 Gela (R) 34 9 16 9 31 35 4 41[lower-alpha 2] Relegated to the Serie C2[lower-alpha 1]
13 Foggia 34 8 16 10 32 32 0 40
14 Acireale (R) 34 8 15 11 29 34 5 39 Relegated to the Serie D[lower-alpha 3]
15 Pisa 34 11 6 17 31 43 12 39 Won relegation playoff
16 Massese 34 9 11 14 21 36 15 38 Lost relegation playoff[lower-alpha 4]
17 Juve Stabia 34 7 12 15 25 36 11 33 Won relegation playoff
18 Chieti (R) 34 7 7 20 24 46 22 28 Relegated to the Serie D[lower-alpha 3]
Source: [citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Gela and Sassari Torres declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie C2.
  2. Gela had 2 points deducted due to financial irregularities
  3. Acireale and Chieti declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D.
  4. Massese reprieved from relegation to fill vacancies created.

Promotion and relegation playoffs


Serie C1/A

Promotion
Promotion playoff semifinals
First legs played 28 May 2006; return legs played 4 June 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Salernitana (5) 3-3 (a) (2) Genoa 2-1 1-2
Pavia (4) 1-3 (3) Monza 1-1 0-2
Promotion playoff finals
First leg played 11 June 2006; return leg played 18 June 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Monza (3) 1-2 (3) Genoa 0-2 1-0

Genoa promoted to Serie B

Relegation
Relegation playoffs
First legs played May 21, 2006; return legs played May 28, 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Marino (17) 1-0 (14) Pro Sesto 1-0 0-0
Lumezzane (16) 3-5 (15) Sambenedettese 3-1 0-4

Pro Sesto and Lumezzane relegated to Serie C2

Serie C1/B

Promotion
Promotion playoff semifinals
First legs played May 21, 2006; return legs played May 28, 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sangiovannese (5) 0-0 (2) Frosinone 0-0 0-0
Grosseto (4) 2-0 (3) Sassari Torres 1-0 1-0
Promotion playoff finals
First leg played June 4, 2006; return leg played June 11, 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grosseto (4) 0-1 (2) Frosinone 0-0 0-1

Frosinone promoted to Serie B

Relegation
Relegation playoffs
First legs played 21 May 2006; return legs played 28 May 2006
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juve Stabia (17) 3-2 (14) Acireale 2-1 1-1
Massese (16) 2-2 (15) Pisa 2-1 0-1

Acireale and Massese relegated to Serie C2