Serie C is the third-tier professional soccer league in Italy, featuring teams from across the country that are striving to earn promotion to the second-division Serie B. The latest edition of the league saw a number of exciting matches and storylines, with some familiar teams and a few new faces emerging as contenders.
One of the most successful teams in the latest edition of Serie C was Reggina. The Calabrian club, which had narrowly missed out on promotion the previous season, made a strong push for the title, finishing atop the table with a record of 23 wins, 12 draws, and 3 losses. Reggina’s strong defense, anchored by veteran goalkeeper Alessio Crispino, was a key factor in their success, as they conceded just 28 goals in 38 matches.
Another team that made a strong showing in the latest Serie C was Feralpisalò. The newly-promoted club, based in the Lombardy region, finished second in the table with a record of 22 wins, 9 draws, and 7 losses. Feralpisalò.’s success was fueled by the goalscoring prowess of Davide Diaw, who finished as the league’s top scorer with 18 goals.
Overall, the latest edition of Serie C was highly competitive, with a number of teams in contention for promotion to Serie B until the final weeks of the season. As the league looks ahead to the next edition, fans can expect more exciting matches and storylines as the top clubs in Italy’s third division battle it out for a place in the second tier.
*The Serie C is the third-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie B and Serie A. The Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico (Lega Pro) is the governing body that runs the Serie C.
The unification of the Lega Pro Prima Divisione and the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione as Lega Pro Divisione Unica (often also abbreviated as Lega Pro) in 2014 reintroduced the format of the original Serie C that existed between 1935 and 1978 (before the split into Serie C1 and Serie C2).
On 25 May 2017 the Lega Pro assembly unanimously approved the return to the original name of the competition to Serie C