Benevento Calcio players. Photo via Benevento Twitter account.
CAIRO – 9 June 2017: Benevento Calcio gains promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history after beating Capri 1-0 on aggregate on June 8.
Benevento Calcio went to the play offs for the qualification for the promotion to the Serie A after coming fifth in the Serie B league. After a draw with Capri in the first leg, George Puscas, Benevento player, managed to score the ball in the back of the net in the 32nd minute to gain promotion for Benevento.
According to OptaPaolo, Benevento Calcio is the fourth club from Campania to gain promotion to the Seria A after Napoli, Salernitana, and Avellino.
Benevento SC comes from a town called Benevento who is home for about 60,000.
Benevento Calcio from northeast Naples, was only in the third division two years ago.
They managed to gain promotion to Serie B in the season of 2015/2016. The promotion to the Serie A is the second consecutive promotion after their promotion last year to the Serie B.