The Italian Serie A is the highest level football competition in Italy. The winner of the Italian league is awarded the Coppa Campioni d'Italia at the end of the league after beating 19 teams for the race to the championship. Each season according to relegation rules the worst 3 teams go to the Serie B and the best 3 teams from the Serie B are promoted to the Serie A. Each team in the Serie A play a total of 38 games (19 away, 19 home). The most famous teams in the competition are Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Fiorentina, Lazio, Milan, and Internazionale. The competition was formed in 1929, in the early days the Serie A started off with 18 teams and have been fluctuating between 16 to 21 teams over the years, standing at 20 for the past 14 years.
The Serie A is considered one of the most popular leagues in the world and it is televised and watched by over 1.5 billion people per season. The league also holds a high standard of average match attendance with an approximate amount of 24.767 per game, being Inter and Milan the highest among the league with 57K and 51K respectively.
There have been a total of 67 different clubs that have competed in the Serie A. A total of 16 different teams have won the title, with Juventus F.C. being the highest achiever with an absolutely dominant amount of 34 titles, followed by the two-Milan teams, each of them with 18 titles, and other 13 teams with at least one.
The Serie A is televised in more than 50 countries around the world every year and it maintains a contract MP & Silva as the current holder of the global broadcast distributor.
There has been a clear, recent dominance from Juventus winning the last 7 championships in a row.
The manager with the highest number of trophies won has been Giovanni Trapattoni, who won 7 titles between different clubs in his long career. There have been astonishing names in the managers’ list in the history of the league, in the likes of Antonio Conte, Marcello Lippi and many more well-known coaches in the world of football.
The player with the record of most appearances in the league has been Paolo Maldini with a total of 647, Silvio Piola holds the record of goals scored with 274 goals.