The 2007-08 Serie B
regular season is the seventy-sixth since its establishment. It started on August 25, 2007, and ended with the promotion playoff final on June 15, 2008.
At the end of the year, three teams were promoted to Serie A
, the first two via direct promotion (league champions, Chievo Verona
, and Bologna
), and the third team after two rounds of playoffs (Lecce
Four teams were relegated to Serie C1
. The bottom three were relegated directly (Cesena
), as was the fourth-to-last team (Avellino
), since they finished 9 points back of the fifth-to-last, Treviso
, denying them a chance at a survival "playout".
The 2007-08 Serie B season marked the first appearance in the division for newly-promoted Grosseto
and Chievo returned to the second-highest Italian division after six years, their last time in Serie B having been in 2001 (both, in fact, returned to the leagues from which they'd come after this season). Pisa
returned to Serie B after 13 years, surprisingly qualifying for the promotion playoffs.
The following 22 clubs comprise the Serie B in 2007-08:
In November, it was announced that Serie B matches, as well as Serie C
matches, would be postponed for one week after increasing violence surrounding Italian football matches, in which football fans attacked police, stemming from the shooting of a Lazio
fan by a policeman. Serie A
matches were unaffected as none were scheduled for that weekend... Read More