In terms of their affinity for the beautiful game, the only
European country that comes close to England is Italy. From calcio's unification in
1929 to create a national competition, Serie A has risen to become one of the most revered
leagues in world football and gained an avid viewership across the globe.
Over the years it has grown its reputation as the producer
of some of the best teams in Europe – exemplified by them boasting the most European
cup finalists. This historical precedent of quality is still very much alive
today as the top teams are still regulars in the latter stages of both European
As well as quality teams, the league has been the playground
in which many of the greatest managers in history cut their teeth before achieving
success elsewhere. The tactical rigour of Serie A is unparalleled and has produced
some of the finest innovators in the game such as Marcelo Lippi and Arrigo Sacchi.
If you’re on the hunt for a new league to broaden your
knowledge of European football, or even just to indulge your passion for the game by
watching more football, here are 5 reasons why you should consider tuning into Serie
A this season.
Jake Sandy is a full-time physics student and part-time freelance football writer. He is a Chelsea fan who mostly focuses on European football, especially the Premier League and Serie A. Despite being relatively new to football writing, he doesn’t shy away from having bold opinions – just try and tell him Frank Lampard isn’t the best midfielder of the Premier League era.