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Italy: Serie A – History and facts about the competition
Undoubtedly Italian Serie A became one of the trademarks for top quality European football through the years and Bettingtips365.net offers very special section with football predictions and betting previews about top tier of football in Italy.
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Also known as “The Calcio” (calcio from Italian means football/soccer), Serie A competes with other top leagues and only few years ago it was in top 3 of UEFA national rankings, which secured four Champions League slots for the Italian clubs, but however it was replaced by German Bundesliga, so now only three domestic teams can qualify to the UEFA Champions League, which means that fourth in Italian Calcio qualifies for the UEFA Europa League.
Except cherished “Scudetto” (The Italian Serie A Championship trophy), which is the dream for every Serie A side, top position brings some financial benefits and we all know how important is this nowadays. Latest example comes for a Serie A team which became victim of bankruptcy is team of Parma, as “The Crusaders” were very solid Serie A member, especially during the 90’s (and early 2000’s) when they won the Coppa Italia trophy three times, Italian Super Cup once, even major European tournaments like the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Cup (currently Europa League), but they failed to lift the Serie A trophy back in season 1996–97, when Parma were on only two points from Juventus.
Exactly Juventus is the most successful Serie A club and “The Old Lady” can boast with very serious advantage as it comes to trophies compared to the other Serie A clubs. Teams like AC Milan, Internazionale Milan, Genoa, Torino, Bologna, Pro Vercelli, AS Roma, Lazio, Fiorentina, Napoli, Cagliari, Casale, Novese, Verona, Sampdoria can be proud to keep the Scudetto into their showcases, though some of the clubs keep their glory moments back in the first decades of 21st century, others in the 80-90’s, while some other Calcio members can be fueled with success in all periods since organized football in Italy exists.
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Inter Milan, Juventus, AS Roma and AC Milan are all four teams that be rated as the most consistent Serie A clubs – they all have over 80 seasons in their Serie A records, while other teams will get closer to that number after season 2015-2016. Thus only Inter can pretend for being the only Serie A team which participated in all seasons since the official Serie A establishment – 1929–30.
Fiorentina, Lazio, Torino and Napoli already have 70+ Serie A campaigns, while Bologna will play their 70th top Calcio season if they remain Serie A member in season 2016-2017.
Italian Calcio is one from the most followed football league across the world and we all have one favorite squad in Italy. Well, most of the football/soccer fans worldwide, but even if you don’t have special Calcio favorite, then you surely have some favorite footballer who left his footprint in Italian top football tier. Players like Paolo Maldini, Javier Zanetti, Gianluca Pagliuca, Francesco Totti, Gianluigi Buffon, Dino Zoff, Roberto Mancini, Silvio Piola, Diego Maradona, Pietro Vierchowod, Gunnar Nordahl, Jose Altafini, Roberto Baggio, Harald Nielsen, Antonio Di Natale, Giuseppe Meazza, Alessandro Del Piero, Giuseppe Signori, Kurt Hamrin, Enrico Albertosi, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Gabriel Batistuta, Francesco Toldo, Lothar Matthäus, Marco van Basten, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet, Fabio Cannavaro, Pavel Nedved, Kaka, David Beckham, Filippo Inzaghi, Hernan Crespo, Luigi Riva, Christian Vieri, Andriy Shevchenko, Oliver Bierhoff, Alessandro Costacurta, Ciro Ferrara, Gaetano Scirea, Franco Baresi, Dejan Stankovic, Roberto Donadoni, Walter Samuel, Andrea Pirlo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Antonio Conte, Istvan Nyers, Michel Platini, Roberto Boninsegna, Gianni Rivera, Toto Schillaci etc, are only part from all legendary names who can be recognized in the Serie A hall of fame.
In a fact, more players have earned the prestigious “Ballon d’Or award” while playing in Serie A, than in any other football league in the world. On club level Serie A can be found among the most honored football leagues from any of the UEFA competitions, while on international level Italy is one from the biggest names with relevant trophies from the most prestigious football tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championships. Some of the latest examples were at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, where Italy with full Serie A line up (23 from 23) won its fourth trophy, while six years later “The Azzurri” reached the final at the 2012 UEFA European Championship in Poland and Ukraine – with “only” 20 Serie A (out of 23) players in the squad.
Except all mentioned names of players and clubs which inevitably form the admirable Serie A history, we simply can’t miss to mention some of the Italian football rivalries that became significant part of the competition and they possess huge part of the contribution of building such a reputation through the years.
Games like Derby d’Italia (Inter vs Juventus), Derby della Madonnina (AC Milan vs Inter), Derby della Mole (Juventus vs Torino), Derby della Capitale (AS Roma vs Lazio), Derby della Lanterna (Sampdoria vs Genoa), Derby del Sole (Napoli vs AS Roma) and some other regional or intercity rivalries are synonymous of Serie A and Italian football at all.
Few facts and numbers which should improve your Italian football database and they surely show that Italian Calcio offers football from highest level, built by lots of achievements.
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