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
, whose involvement in the league was a direct result of the 'Calciopoli' rulings and not competition in the previous Serie A season.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.
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
. 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... Read More