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Coppa Italia Serie C
Founded1972
RegionItaly
Number of teams60
Qualifier forCoppa Italia
Current championsJuventus U23 (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Monza (4 titles)
WebsiteOfficial webpage
2021–22 Coppa Italia Serie C

Coppa Italia Serie C (Italian: Serie C Italian Cup), formerly named Coppa Italia Lega Pro, is a straight knock-out based competition involving teams from Serie C in Italian football first held in 1972.

Format

There are a total of six rounds in the competition. It begins in August with the first round, which is contested by 56 out of 60 teams. The other four clubs, which also play in Coppa Italia, join in during the second round. Each game is played as a single leg, except for the semi-finals and the final. If teams are tied (both after single leg and on aggregate, no away goal rule applies), the winner is decided by extra-time and a penalty shootout if required. As well as being presented with the trophy, the winning team also qualifies for the following edition of Coppa Italia and for the first national round of Serie C promotion play-offs. If the winners have already qualified for the first or the second national round, are already promoted to Serie B via finishing in the top of the league, have qualified for the relegation play-outs, are relegated to Serie D, or just renounce, the place goes to the runners-up or, subordinately, to the next highest-placed team in the league table (4th-placed team, according to the current format of promotion play-offs) and the 11th-placed team is allowed to play first preliminary round.[1]

Phase Round Clubs remaining Clubs involved From previous round Entries in this round Teams entering at this round
First phase First round 60 56 none 56 56 teams from Serie C
Second round 32 32 28 4 4 teams from Serie C which play in Coppa Italia
Second phase Round of 16 16 16 16 none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none
Final 2 2 2 none

Past winners

Coppa Italia Serie C

Year Winner Runner Up
1972–73 Alessandria Avellino
1973–74 Monza Lecce
1974–75 Monza Sorrento
1975–76 Lecce Monza
1976–77 Lecco Sangiovannese
1977–78 Udinese Reggina
1978–79 Siracusa Biellese
1979–80 Padova Salernitana
1980–81 Arezzo Ternana
1981–82 Vicenza Campobasso
1982–83 Carrarese Fano
1983–84 Fanfulla Ancona
1984–85 Casarano Carrarese
1985–86 Virescit Boccaleone Jesi
1986–87 Livorno Campania Puteolana
1987–88 Monza Palermo
1988–89 Cagliari Spal
1989–90 Lucchese Palermo
1990–91 Monza Palermo
1991–92 Sambenedettese Siena
1992–93 Palermo Como
1993–94 Triestina Perugia
1994–95 Varese Forlì
1995–96 Empoli Monza
1996–97 Como Nocerina
1997–98 Alzano Virescit Cesena
1998–99 Spal Gualdo
1999–2000 Pisa Avellino
2000–01 Prato Lumezzane
2001–02 AlbinoLeffe Livorno
2002–03 Brindisi Pro Patria
2003–04 Cesena Pro Patria
2004–05 Spezia Frosinone
2005–06 Gallipoli Sanremese
2006–07 Foggia Cuneo
2007–08 Bassano Virtus Benevento

Coppa Italia Lega Pro

Year Winner Runner Up
2008–09 Sorrento Cremonese
2009–10 Lumezzane Cosenza
2010–11 Juve Stabia Carpi
2011–12 Spezia Pisa
2012–13 Latina Viareggio
2013–14 Salernitana Monza
2014–15 Cosenza Como
2015–16 Foggia Cittadella
2016−17 Venezia Matera

Coppa Italia Serie C

Year Winner Runner Up
2017–18 Alessandria Viterbese Castrense
2018–19 Viterbese Castrense Monza
2019–20 Juventus U23 Ternana
2020–21 Cancelled

See also

References

  1. ^ "REGOLAMENTO "COPPA ITALIA SERIE C" 2021-2022" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Pro. 21 July 2021.