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Lega Pro Seconda Divisione
Founded1978 as Serie C2
2008 as Lega Pro Seconda Divisione
Number of teams36 (18 for each group)
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toLega Pro Prima Divisione
Relegation toSerie D
Domestic cup(s)Coppa Italia Lega Pro
Supercoppa di Lega di Seconda Divisione
Last championsBassano Virtus (group A)
Messina (group B)
Most championshipsMantova, Messina, Prato, Siena, Varese
(3 each)

Lega Pro Seconda Divisione was the fourth highest football league in Italy, the lowest with a professional status. Usually it consisted of 36 teams, but in the 2011–12 season, there were 41 teams divided geographically into two divisions of 20 and 21. Group A covered northern and north-central Italy, Group B south-central and southern Italy.

Until the 2007–08 season, the league was known as Serie C2.

Before the 1978–79 season, there were only three professional football leagues in Italy, the third being Serie C. In 1978, it was decided to split Serie C into Serie C1 (the third highest league) and Serie C2. Upon its inception in 1978–79, Serie C2 consisted of four divisions, however, that number was reduced to three from the start of the 1991–92 season. The reform, already decided by the FIGC lead to the reunification with the first division starting from 2014–15 and with the subsequent rebirth of the third tier championship organized by the pro league with 60 teams divided into three groups of 20 in Lega Pro.

During the regular season, teams only played the other teams in their division. Each opponent was played twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 34 matches. Games were scheduled such that in the first 17 matches, every opponent was played once. In the last 17 matches, the same opponents were played in the same order, with the only difference being that the venue changed.

Past champions

Serie C2

Seasons from 1978–79 to 1990–91

Season Group A Winner Group B Winner Group C Winner Group D Winner
1978–79 Sanremese Cremapergo Fano Rende
1979–80 Prato Modena Giulianova Cosenza
1980–81 Rhodense Padova Casertana Campania
1981–82 Carrarese Ancona Siena Barletta
1982–83 Prato Legnano Francavilla Messina
1983–84 Livorno Pavia Jesi Reggina
1984–85 Siena Virescit Boccaleone Brindisi Licata
1985–86 Lucchese Centese Teramo Nocerina
1986–87 Torres Ospitaletto Vis Pesaro Frosinone
1987–88 Carrarese Mantova Perugia Palermo
1988–89 Casale Chievo Fidelis Andria Puteolana
1989–90 Siena Varese Fano Battipagliese
1990–91 Alessandria Palazzolo Chieti Ischia

Seasons from 1991–92 to 2007–08

Season Group A Winner Group B Winner Group C Winner
1991–92 Ravenna Vis Pesaro Potenza
1992–93 Mantova Pistoiese Juve Stabia
1993–94 Crevalcore Gualdo Trapani
1994–95 Brescello Montevarchi Nocerina
1995–96 Novara Treviso Avezzano
1996–97 Lumezzane Ternana Battipagliese
1997–98 Varese SPAL Marsala
1998–99 Pisa Viterbese Catania
1999–2000 Spezia Torres Messina
2000–01 Padova Lanciano Taranto
2001–02 Prato Teramo Martina
2002–03 Pavia Florentia Viola Foggia
2003–04 Mantova Grosseto Frosinone
2004–05 Pro Sesto Massese Manfredonia
2005–06 Venezia Cavese Gallipoli
2006–07 Legnano Foligno Sorrento
2007–08 Pergocrema Reggiana Benevento

Lega Pro Seconda Divisione

Seasons from 2008–09 to 2010–11

Season Group A Winner Group A Playoff Winner Group B Winner Group B Playoff Winner Group C Winner Group C Playoff Winner
2008–09 Varese Como Figline Giulianova Cosenza Pescina V.d.G.
2009–10 Südtirol Spezia Lucchese Gubbio Juve Stabia Cisco Roma
2010–11 Tritium FeralpiSalò Carpi Carrarese Latina Trapani

Seasons from 2011–12 to 2013–14 season

Season Group A Winner Group A Playoff Winner Group B Winner Group B Playoff Winner
2011–12 Treviso Cuneo Perugia Paganese
2012–13 Pro Patria Venezia Salernitana L'Aquila
2013–14 Bassano Virtus Alessandria Messina Casertana

See also