Interesting Facts About Serie A
Italy is not only a beautiful country but also a country of passion for football. If you love Italian football, you must not be ignorant of its most popular league - Serie A. The league is contested by the Seven Sisters of Italian football are Juventus, Milan, and Inter, as well as Lazio, Fiorentina, Roma, and Napoli.
Now, keep scrolling down to figure out more details about Serie A and you will be deeply impressed.
What is Serie A?
Because of TIM's financial backing, Serie A is also known as Serie A TIM. It is a professional league tournament for top-placed football clubs in the Italian football league system. Each season, 20 teams compete in 38 matches, with the winner receiving the Scudetto and Coppa Campioni d'Italia.
The History of Serie A
Founded in 1898, Serie A had its first season in 1929, after which the Direttorio Divisioni Superiori managed the team until 1943, and the Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie A was established for the 2010–11 season. Since 1929-30, it has been run in the current double round-robin format.
Serie A's Game
3 new clubs are elevated from Serie B to the Italian top flight for every season. They will take the place of the 3 lowest-placed clubs from the prior Serie A season, who are relegated to the second tier.
Thus every season, the Italian top-flight can grant up to 7 European spots. The Champions League, UEFA's premier club competition, is open to the top four teams. The fifth and sixth-placed teams are relegated to the Europa League.
The Coppa Italia, Italy's main cup competition, provides an extra Europa League berth, however, if that tournament is won by a club that has already qualified for Europe via Serie A, that spot is awarded to the seventh-ranked team.
Serie A's Clubs
Juventus is the best-performing club of the 20th century in Italy, ranked sixth in Europe and twelfth in the world for having the highest number of official international titles.
In addition, the club is the only one around the globe to have managed to win every official confederation competition available.
With 18 official international titles, Milan is tied for third place in the world.
Internazionale became the first Italian team to win 3 trophies after their accomplishments in the 2009–10 season. Inter is also the only team in the history of Italian football to never have been relegated.
Juventus has obtained the most World Cup champions (25), followed by Inter (19), Roma (15), and Milan (10).
Serie A's Famous Footballers
In 2017, FourFourTwo magazine named 42 players from Serie A to its list of the 100 greatest footballers in history, making Serie A the league with the most distinguished players all over the world.
Just to name a few, popular legends include Gianluigi Buffon, Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo, and the Brazilian Ronaldo. Besides, Serie A also has Kaka, Pavel Nedved, Ruud Gullit, Marco Van Basten, and George Weah, who are all Ballon d’Or winners.
In summer 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo, widely hailed as the best player of all time, moved from Real Madrid to Juventus, adding splendor to one of Europe's most prestigious leagues. Television broadcasters, live streaming services, and on-demand services attract a significant audience of football fans looking for the cream of the crop.
I guess that's it about Serie A. The prestigious league has attracted the best clubs and the best players, so it is truly worth following. I hope it has given you some valuable insights into your favorite competition. For more information about Serie A, feel free to share your question in the comments section!