Extensive coverage of all Italian Leagues
There are 30 leagues from Italy which we cover in our API. Tremendous players are playing in these leagues. What to think of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Matthijs de Ligt, Ciro Immobile, Nicolò Barella, and Paulo Dybala.
The Seven Sisters
While Inter, Napoli, AC Milan are fighting for the top spot in the Serie A. Juventus, Milan, Inter, AS Roma, Fiorentina, Lazio, and Parma are known as the Seven Sisters of Italian football. Napoli has replaced Parma in recent years.
As mentioned earlier, EURO2020 was won by Italy. The Italian team was the best in Europe in 2021. Before diving into the team, we need to talk about the popularity of the Italian team. Sportmonks researched the popularity ranking of the players before and after EURO2020. Nicolò Barella was the most popular player in the European Championship. There was another Italian in the top 5! Manuel Locatelli was number 5 when looking at popularity. Let’s take a look at the whole team during the tournament.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret and Salvatore Sirigu.
Defenders: Leonardo Spinazzola, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgino Chiellini, Emerson, Rafael Toloi, Alessandro Florenzi, Alessandro Bastoni, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Francesco Acerbi.
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Marco Verratti, Federico Bernardeschi, Gaetano Castrovilli, Bryan Cristante and Matteo Pessina.
Attackers: Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa, Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori.
Head coach: Roberto Mancini
Italy produced some of the best players ever. Think about Gianluigi Buffon, Paolo Maldini, Francesco Totti, Fabio Cannavaro and Alessandro Del Piero. Well, we could continu for a while and add Andrea Pirlo, Paolo Rossi, Gianfranco Zolo, Alessandro Nesta, Christian Vieri, Daniele De Rossi, Filippo Inzaghi, Luca Toni, Claudio Marchisio, Gianni Rivera, Gaetano Scirea, Luigi Riva, Giacinto Facchetti, Dino Zoff, Franco Baresi, Roberto Baggio, Giuseppe Meazza and Antonio Di Natale.
Not only are the players great, but some of them are tough as well. Think about Gennaro Gattuso and Marco Materazzi.
National team prizes
The Italian national team is one of the most successful teams in football history. Not only is Italy the reigning European champion, they have won the World Cup four times and have been runner-up twice, while also picking up third and fourth place. They have been European Champions two more times and were in third place in the Confederations Cup in 2013 and at the Nations League in 2021.