For many football fans, it’s a dream to watch their favorite team take home the coveted Scudetto trophy at the end of each season. But who are these top teams? Who stands out from all other contenders every year as they battle for glory? In this post, we’ll be looking at which teams have been consistently performing well over recent years in Italy’s famous Serie A league so that you can get an idea of who might make it to the top this season – and potentially lift that glorious trophy!
The Italian Serie A is one of the top professional football leagues in the world and is home to some of the most successful clubs in the sport. Of all the teams competing in the league, Juventus undoubtedly stands out as one of the most dominant and well-known.
Founded in 1897, Juventus has long been a leader in Italian football, with 34 Serie A titles, nine Coppa Italia titles, and seven Supercoppa Italiana titles to its name. Additionally, Juventus also holds two UEFA Champions League titles, among other European accomplishments.
As of late, Juventus has become an even bigger powerhouse in Italian football. Since being taken over by Italian mogul Andrea Agnelli in 2010, Juventus has won eight consecutive Serie A championships, including the 2017-18 season.
In addition to their domestic success, Juventus have also reached three UEFA Champions League finals since then, though they have yet to win it all in Europe’s top competition. The current squad is one of the most talented and expensive teams ever assembled in Italy, led by Cristiano Ronaldo and featuring other stars like Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
With such a strong team and such a vast fan base around the world, there’s no doubt that Juventus will remain a dominant force in Italian football for years to come. To that end, they have already clinched their eighth consecutive Serie A title with games still left to play in the 2019-20 season, showing just how far ahead they are of the competition.
Napoli is one of the top teams in the Italian Serie A and is home to some of the most talented players in the world. Led by longtime trainer Gennaro Gattuso, Napoli has been a consistent force in Italy’s top division, achieving impressive results and making deep runs in both domestic and European competitions.
The side features a host of world-class talent, including the forward Dries Mertens, Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen. The team is renowned for its attacking style of play, which emphasizes possession and forward movement to create scoring chances. Since Gattuso’s appointment at the start of the 2019-20 season, Napoli has established itself as a top contender for both the Serie A title and European competitions.
In the 2020-21 season, the side set a club record by winning 17 of its first 18 matches, leading to a second-place finish and Champions League qualification. The team also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia before losing in a dramatic penalty shootout against Inter Milan. Napoli’s success is due in no small part to their defensive solidity, with Koulibaly one of the best defenders in Europe.
His presence alongside midfielder Fabian Ruiz gives Gattuso’s side an enviable combination of experience and youth in their backline. Their attacking play is also smooth and effective, with Mertens and Osimhen leading the charge up front.
Midfielders such as Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne provide creativity and energy from all parts of the pitch. The team has been able to sustain success this season despite numerous injuries to key players.
Insigne, who is considered Napoli‘s best player, has spent large chunks of the campaign on the sidelines with various ailments. Nevertheless, Gattuso’s men have displayed excellent depth this season and are well-positioned for continued success in 2021. With one of Europe’s strongest squads, Napoli are one of the top teams in Italy’s Serie A and are expected to remain so for years to come.
Inter Milan is one of the most successful and legendary teams in the Italian Serie A. Founded in 1908 as a part of Milan Cricket and Football Club, they have remained a staple of Italian football since their inception.
Throughout their time as a club, they have won a total of 18 Serie A titles, making them the second most successful team in the league’s history after arch-rivals Juventus.
Over the years, Inter have seen some legendary players come through their ranks, with names such as Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Javier Zanetti and Dejan Stankovic all having donned the Nerrazurri shirt with pride. Inter have built formidable teams over the past few years, largely due to the financial backing of their Chinese owners Suning Holdings Group.
In 2020, Inter were crowned champions as they ended Juventus’ 9 year run as winners of the Serie A. This was Inter’s first league title since 2010. Under current manager Antonio Conte, Inter have become one of Serie A’s most feared sides, with a well balanced squad that is capable of beating any side in the league on their day.
Inter have been known to be one of Europe’s best performing sides too, having won three UEFA Champions League titles (1965-1966, 2009-2010 and 2019-2020), three UEFA Cups (1991-1992, 1999-2000 and 2019-2020) and one UEFA Super Cup (2010). Their most recent success was winning the 2020 UEFA Europa League title under Conte’s guidance.
As a result, Inter Milan are a legitimate challenger for the European Cup and Serie A title each season. Off the pitch, they have an incredibly passionate fan base that will always support them through thick and thin. With such an illustrious history and a bright future ahead of them, Inter Milan will remain one of Italian football’s powerhouses for years to come.
The Italian Serie A is one of the most prestigious leagues in world football and there are some great teams competing for the league title. One of the top teams in the Serie A is Roma. The club, based in the heart of Rome, has enjoyed great success in recent years and has been a consistent contender for the Scudetto.
They have won the league title three times, most recently in 2001, and have finished runners-up on several occasions. It’s not just recent success that makes Roma a top team in Serie A, though; their history is also impressive. They are one of the ‘Old Lady’ clubs of Italian football, having played in Serie A since 1929.
During this time they have won nine Coppa Italia trophies, making them one of the most successful clubs in Italy in this regard. Roma have built a team that can compete with the best over the last few years and have a solid nucleus of players.
They have some world-class stars such as Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Stephan El Shaarawy. As well as these star names, they also possess a squad packed full of talent such as Alessandro Florenzi, Kevin Strootman and Daniele De Rossi.
The club is managed by Luciano Spalletti who has been at the club since 2016 and is looking to continue the success achieved in recent years. Roma are certainly amongst the contenders for the league title this season and should not be underestimated as they look to compete with Juventus and Napoli for a spot at the top.
Along with their successful history and strong current squad, Roma have terrific support from their fans and playing at the iconic Stadio Olimpico is sure to be an inspiring experience for visiting teams. With all this in mind, it’s easy to see why Roma are amongst the top teams in Serie A this season.
AC Milan is one of the most successful and renowned teams in the Italian Serie A. Known and respected for their on-the-pitch prowess and class, AC Milan have won 18 Serie A titles, behind only Juventus and their fierce rivals Inter Milan.
Their last title win came in 2011, a memorable season for all associated with the club. The Rossoneri have achieved success the traditional way: financial backing from the club’s owners has allowed them to bring in some of the best players and managers in the past few decades.
This began with Ricky Massara who joined in 2017 and set out to establish Milan as an elite club again. Alongside him was head coach Gennaro Gattuso whose efforts over two year reaps rewards as his team continually improved despite a modest league finish in the 2017/18 season.
The squad has been improved further by adding Italian internationals such as Leonardo Bonucci,
These additions have seen AC Milan become one of the most formidable teams in the Serie A again, challenging for a top four spot every year and pushing for a title challenge regularly. The club’s recent successes have included winning the Coppa Italia in 2019, followed by another cup success in 2020 with victory in the Italian Super Cup. The team have also qualified for the Champions League for four successive seasons since 2017, underlining their credentials as a successful and highly respected outfit in Europe.
AC Milan have produced some of football’s greatest players, from Paolo Maldini to Andrea Pirlo and Kaka, for these players to help their team win titles is testament to how much of an iconic side they are. The fans at the Stadio Giussepe Meazza are passionate and always roaring on their team to victory, making them one of the most loved teams in Italy.