Once upon a time there was romantic football
There was a period in which the Series A it seemed to be free from the financial problems that have always been prominent in the lives of ordinary people. In the beginning, romantic football, the one that from the mid-70s and throughout the decade with the number 8 in front, made young and old fall in love, thanks to the exploits of the champions who wore the jerseys of their favorite team.
A football that counted among its ranks people of the caliber of Roberto Pruzzo, historic bomber of the Rome, Evaristo Beccalossi which in 1975 moved toInter, the defender of the Lazio, Pine tree Wilson, Marco Tardelli, midfielder of As a which seemed one step away from Nerazzurri di Milan, but in the end it will be there Juventus by Giampiero Boniperti and the striker Beppe Savoldi, paid by Naples by Corrado Ferlaino more than a billion lire, a record figure for the time, in 1975.
Then came the decade of the 80s. The clubs of Serie A they begin to buy players who are also coveted by European teams: Diego Armando Maradona goes to Naples, the three Dutch of the historian Milan of the President Berlusconi, Gullit, Van basten e Rijkaard, the German dell ‘Inter, Rummenigge before, Brehme e Matthew then, with whom Giovanni Trapattoni will conquer it scudetto of records in 1989. Impossible not to mention the three-time Golden Ball Platini to the Juventus, or the champion Brazilian, Zico toUdinese, Falcao to the Rome, Socrates to the Fiorentina and so on.
The decade 90-00, the 7 sisters
It is very likely that with the arrival of Arrigo Sacchi on the bench of the Milan, football Italian has undergone a historical tactical and thinking change. The style of play Italic, previously, it was associated with the word “bolt”, For the way of defending oneself behind the line of the ball and restarting in the most classic of counter-attacks. The technician from Fusignano gives a completely new imprint and brings with it a modern football, made up of the area, fierce pressing and almost maniacal organization: a real mix between Milan by Nils Liedholm andHolland by Rinus Michels which had as its predominant figure the Prophet of the goal, Johan Cruyff. With Rossoneri, will manage to win 2 consecutive Champions Cups, a Serie A Championship, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 2 European Super Cups and an Italian Super Cup.
The President Berlusconi with his Devil, kicks off the era of the so-called “7 sisters“. Appetite comes with eating, as the saying goes, and many entrepreneurs from various sectors are starting to invest in the world of football. In a short time, Juventus, Milan, Inter, Rome, Lazio, Parma e Fiorentina they find themselves in an almost exclusive club, a club where no expense is spared, in order to have the player or even the strongest players on the square.
The President Massimo Moratti buys Luís Nazário de Lima, known simply as Ronaldo, paying out 52 billion lire and Christian I came, Called Mr. 90 billion. The Parma by Calisto tanzi, Curly, Veron, Thuram. The Milan point up Shevchenko. The Lazio by Sergio Cragnotti engage Mendieta from Valencia, Ivan de la Peña from Barcelona and many others. There Rome, his cover name has it in the house, his name is Francesco Totti, but certainly does not disdain purchases of the caliber of Vincenzo Montella, Gabriel Batistuta or Hidetoshi Nakata: Japanese andArgentine they will be decisive for the 2000 Scudetto victory.
Important investments, billions and billions spent to achieve personal goals, but also to make their fans happy. In the thirty years, which goes from 1980 to 2010, the “7 sisters“Have conquered nationally well 49 titles: 26 league titles and 23 cups. 8 Champions League: 5 Milan 2 Juventus 1 Inter. 7 Uefa Cups: 3 Inter 2 Juventus 2 Parma. 9 European Super Cups: 2 Milan 1 Juve 1 Lazio 1 Parma. 5 Cup Winners’ Cups: 2 Milan 1 Juve 1 Lazio 1 Parma. A level of success never had before, but which gradually led these clubs to have to deal, in the true sense of the word. To date, those “7 sisters” they do not exist anymore. The only team still owned by the same team is there Juventus, which continues to be controlled by the family Agnelli.
Serie A 2021/22: are the “7 sisters” back?
In a sense, it could be argued that the championship of Serie A, currently underway, seems to bring to mind the challenges of twenty years ago. From the “7 sisters“Originating, on Naples of the President De Laurentiis took the place of the Parma, demoted to Serie B. For the rest we have theInter di Suning, Champion of Italy, the Milan, of Elliot, returned to the glories of the past, Rome e Lazio who are trying to catch up and who have focused on two top coaches, such as Mourinho e Sarri, Fiorentina by Rocco Commisso, always ready to invest in the market to try to fight at the highest levels and theAtalanta Family Percassi, an example of foresight and entrepreneurial ability.
The championship tells us that the “7 sisters“May be back. At this moment it could be said that there are at least 8 sisters, but comparing them to the original ones is really difficult. At the time “The golden age“, Now the Renaissance which seems to have started in the best way and only time will tell us if the Italian championship will return to its former glory, starting to make millions of fans dream again, but on the other hand Nelson Mandela He is saying: “A winner is simply a dreamer who has never given up”.
Di Francesco Niglio