Serie A

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ClubWinnersRunners-upChampionship seasons
Juventus3421 1905, 1925–26, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976-77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05 2005–06, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Milan18151901, 1906, 1907, 1950–51, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2010–11
Inter Milan18141909–10, 1919–20, 1929–30, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1970–71, 1979–80, 1988–89, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Genoa941898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1914–15, 1922–23, 1923–24
Torino771926–27, 1927–28, 1942–43, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1975–76
Bologna74 1924–25, 1928–29, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1940–41, 1963–64
Pro Vercelli711908, 1909, 1910–11, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1920–21, 1921–22
Roma3141941–42, 1982–83, 2000–01
Napoli271986–87, 1989–90
Lazio261973–74, 1999–2000
Fiorentina251955–56, 1968–69
Casale1- 1913–14
Hellas Verona1-1984–85
Sampdoria1- 1990–91

One of the leaders of European football is traditionally considered to be Italian Serie A – the main football league of Italy. Every year, 20 participating clubs start at the start, of which three clubs replenish the League every season, instead of three “losers,” who go down in class.

Serie A: top scorers

The Italian Serie A is the highest division of the Italian football league. The championship of Italy is considered to be one of the most active national championships in the world. The Italian Championship held in the fall/spring system. Since the 2004/2005 season, the number of teams in Serie A has increased to 20. During the season, each club holds 38 fights. The sequence of games in each round is the same. For winning the team gets 3 points, for a draw – one — points for losing not charged. This rule applies to all teams, except those that come first in the tournament. At the event that the Italian national football team is not involved in any essential international championships, then the Scudetto is played in a “golden match.”

At the end of the season, the winner is the team that scored the most points. Three clubs, which at the end of the season are located at the very bottom of the standings, are sent to the “re-examination” in Serie B. In turn, the first three teams qualify for the Champions League. The current champion of Italy at the moment is Juventus Turin. Also, this team is the record for the number of gold medals of the Serie A. They are in Juventus – 28, while the closest pursuers, Milan and Inter, have 18 each. Last season of Serie A has given its fans much sensation. It has long been not observed such a sharp shuffling in the camp of the leaders. The degradation of Milan, Udinese, Fiorentina, Inter’s next unconvincing season. Moreover, Napoli and Roma were just not ready. Somehow it so happened that Juventus just really grew the fastest and became a champion without too much difficulty.

Top scorers

Silvio Piola1929–1954 Pro Vercelli, Lazio, Juventus, Novara274
Francesco Totti1992–2017 Roma250
Gunnar Nordahl1948–1958 Milan, Roma225
José Altafini1958–1976Milan, Napoli, Juventus216
Giuseppe Meazza1929–1947 Inter Milan, Milan, Juventus216
Antonio Di Natale2002–2016 Empoli, Udinese209
Roberto Baggio1986–2004 Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan, Bologna, Inter Milan, Brescia205
Kurt Hamrin1956–1971 Juventus, Padova, Fiorentina, Milan, Napoli190
Giuseppe Signori1991–2004 Foggia, Lazio, Sampdoria, Bologna188
Italy Alessandro Del Piero1993–2012 Juventus188
Alberto Gilardino1999–2017 Piacenza, Verona, Parma, Milan, Fiorentina, Genoa, Bologna, Palermo, Empoli, Pescara188

What to expect from Serie A table?

The fact that the Italians mean their championship, says at least the fact that in the Apennines the victories in Serie A are considered a much more severe and important achievement than the successes of the Italian clubs in European competition. Italian football loved for passion, an incredible colorful atmosphere at the stadiums, endless intrigues on and around the field, confrontations and unions of fans, and most importantly, an astonishing number of legendary names that once played or played for the Italian teams. In Serie A, many greats played – from Michel Platini and Maradona to Mark van Basten and Batistuta, from Zinedine Zidane and Andrey Shevchenko to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Also, these are only legionaries. Roberto Baggio, Gianluca Vialli, Christian Vieri, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti – from these Italian names every fan should have a nice chill around his neck.

Belarusians also got along well in Italy (perhaps more than in any of the European top championships): Sergei Aleinikov spent several brilliant seasons in Juventus and Lecce in the early 90s, Sergei Gurenko played for Roma, “Parma” and “Piacenza”, Vitaly Kutuzov spent most of his career in the Italian championship. Getting to football in Italy this year is probably the last chance to see in the Gianluigi Buffon case – the 40-year-old goalkeeper Juventus, the last of the Mohicans. The goalkeeper, who remained in the team, even when Juve sent to Serie B, the second league of Italian football, as a result of a corruption scandal: the symbol of goalkeeper’s craft, sporting longevity, and fair play. Goalkeeper as he should be. When Buffon ends his career, the portal closes into another important football era. Hurry up. In February 2007, Italy was shocked by a new tragedy: during the Sicilian derby of Palermo – Catania, policeman Filippo Raciti was killed. By the decision of the football federation, the championship was temporarily suspended.

What is a “scudetto” and how did it appear: one of Serie A fixtures

“Little Shield” – a symbol of the championship, which is worn by players of the football team that won the Italian Championship, was invented by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. Even if you do not follow the Italian highest football league “Serie A,” you probably have heard about the “scudetto” more than once. Scudetto is a small shield-shaped badge with the colors of the Italian flag, which applied on the left side (chest level) to the athletic uniform of all team members that won first place in the Premier League National Series A series.

The symbol of the championship and the most desirable distinguishing mark for each of the players of Italian football clubs was invented by the famous poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who was an ardent fan and even tried to start his playing career in Pescara in his youth. For the first time, the Scudetto worn during a friendly match on February 7, 1920, in the occupied city of Fiume, held between the team of the Popular Front led by D’Annunzio (who fought for the region to join Italy) and the townspeople. On this occasion, the nationalist squad put on a blue uniform, on which the poet came up with embroidery instead of the Savoy shield (a sign used by Italian athletes in those days), a small guard with the colors of the flag of united Italy. Then, a few years later (1924), D’Annunzio’s “Scudetto” inspired the organizers of the Italian Serie A Championship: from that moment on, each team that won the champion title, next season, sewed a badge on its uniform. The first team, who wore a “Scudetto” of the “Serie A” on the chest, became FC “Genoa” in 1925.

Scudetto Evolution

As the years went by, the champion teams began to innovate in the traditional way of marking their title on the form. It is how the cockade appeared, a kind of scudetto, similar to the symbols used on Italian military aircraft. Today, this mark is depicting on its T-shirts team, which last season won the Italian Cup. In 1958, the Juventus club in Turin, whom previous season earned the tenth victory in Serie A in its history, depicted a small golden star on the form of its players directly above the scudetto symbol. This innovation immediately gained popularity and was subsequently also borrowed not only by other clubs but also teams in other sports. Unlike the “scudetto,” which players have the right to wear just in the title of acting champions, the star will forever remain on the club T-shirts of the ten-time winner. One lead on a player’s T-shirt represents ten club wins in the Italian Championships. The team gets the next star by earning the following ten titles.
The star was also awarded to the team after winning the Italian Cup tenfold.