Serie A | Italy - an overview
Italy’s top professional football league is called the Serie A. This is a league that is steeped in history that dates back to 1930 when it was known as “Lega Calcio”. Serie A took over in 2012 and has quickly become one of the most exciting European leagues.
20 clubs battle for the right to be crowned “Coppa Campioni d’Italia”, which is awarded to the league leaders at the end of the season. Two of Europe’s biggest clubs, Juventus and Milan play in Italy’s premier league. Between the two of them, they have lifted the trophy 34 times and 18 times respectively.
There is no promotion from Serie A, but the top four teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Fifth place qualifies for the Europa League. Two further Europa League places are determined by domestic cup competitions
AC Fiorentina, AC Milano, AS Roma, Atalanta Bergamo, Bologna FC, Brescia Calcio, Cagliari Calcio, Chievo Verona, Empoli FC, FC Torino, Frosinone Calcio, Genoa CFC, Hellas Verona, Inter Milano, Juventus Torino, Lazio Roma, Parma Calcio 1913, S.P.A.L 2013, SSC Napoli, UC Sampdoria, US Lecce, US Sassuolo, Udinese Calcio
Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore - US Sassuolo, San Siro - AC Milano, Inter Milano, Stadio Artemio Franchi - AC Fiorentina, Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia - Atalanta Bergamo, Stadio Carlo Castellani - Empoli FC, Stadio Comunale Edoardo Riboli, Stadio Ennio Tardini - Parma Calcio 1913, Stadio Friuli - Udinese Calcio, Stadio Juventus - Juventus Torino, Stadio Luigi Ferraris - UC Sampdoria, Stadio Luigi Ferraris - Genoa CFC, Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi - Chievo Verona, Stadio Matusa - Frosinone Calcio, Stadio Olimpico - AS Roma, Lazio Roma, Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino - FC Torino, Stadio Paolo Mazza - S.P.A.L 2013, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara - Bologna FC, Stadio San Paolo - SSC Napoli, Stadio Sant’Elia - Cagliari Calcio