Italian Series A

Italian Series A is the best league in the world of many eras as it has long been a community of world-class players especially in the 1980s to early 1990s. This squad consists of two main part, world legendary Italian defenders and world legendary foreign attackers.



Year of Establishment : 1929
European Cup/UEFA Champion League Winners : 12 
Most Champions Won : Giovanni Ferrari, Giuseppe Furino (8 Times)
Most Appearances : Paolo Maldini (647 Games)
All-Time Top Scorer : Silvio Piola (247 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Diego Maradona




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All-Time Italian Series A Squad


1. Dino Zoff

Date Of Birth  :  28 February 1942
Position : Goalkeeper
Nation : Italy
Height:  183 cm,
Club   :  Juventus
Series A Appearance : 570 Games
Series A Champion   : 6 Times
Class :  King Silver





2. Giacinto Facchetti


Date Of Birth  : 18 July 1942
Position  :  Left-Back
Nation : Italy
Height :  191 cm
Club  :  Inter Milan
Series A Appearance : 475 Games
Series A Champion    :   4 Times
Class  :  King Bronze

3. Paolo Maldini

Date Of Birth  :  29 June 1968
Position  :  Left-Full-Back/ Center-Back
Nation : Italy
Height  :  187 cm
Club   :  AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 647 Games
Series A Champion  :  7 Times
International Honours  : 1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
2000 European Championship Runner-Up
Class   :  King Gold

4. Gaetano Scirea

Date Of Birth  :  25 May 1953
Position    :  Sweeper
Nation : Italy
Height    :  178 cm
Club   :   Juventus
Series A Appearance : 397 Games
Series A Champion      :   7 Times
Class  :   King Bronze

5. Franco Baresi

Date Of Birth  : 8 May 1960
Position  : Sweeper/Center-Back
Nation : Italy
Height    :  176 cm
Club   : AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 471 Games
Series A Champion   :   6 Times
Class  :   King Silver
6. Lothar Matthaus

Date Of Birth  :  21 March 1961
Position    :   Box-To-Box Midfielder
Nation   : Germany
Height   :  175 cm
Series A Appearance : 115 Games (40 Goals)
Series A Champion    :  1 Time  
Class : King Silver






7. Ruud Gullit

Date Of Birth  :   1 September 1962
Position  :  Attacking Midfielder 
Nation  : Holland
Height  :   186 cm
Club  :  AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 178 Games (62 Goals)
Series A Champion   :   3 Times
Class    :    King Bronze



8. Michel Platini

Date Of Birth  :   21 June 1955
Position   :   Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Nation   :  France, Height   :   178 cm
Club   :   Juventus
Series A Appearance : 147 Games (68 Goals)
Series A Champion   :  2 Times
Individual Achievement :
1984 Guerin Italian Series A Player of The Year
Juventus Greatest Player Ever
Class     :    King Silver



9. Marco Van Basten

Date Of Birth  :  31 October 1964
Position   :   Target Striker
Nation  : Holland
Height  :  188 cm
Club   :  AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 147 Games (90 Goals)
Series A Champion     :   3 Times
Individual Achievement
2 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer (1990, 1992)
Class    :   King Silver



10. Diego Maradona

Date Of Birth  :   30 October 1960
Position   :   Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Nation   :   Argentina, Height :  167 cm , Club    :   Napoli
Series A Appearance : 188 Games (81 Goals)
Series A Champion   :    2 Times
Individual Achievement :
1985 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer of The Year
1988 Italian Series A Top Scorer
Napoli's Greatest Player Ever
Italian Series A Greatest Player Ever
Class : Crown


11. Giuseppe Meazza

Date Of Birth  :  23 August 1910
Position   :  Forward
Nation : Italy
Height    :  176 cm
Club   :  Inter Milan
Professional Score Record  : 305 Goals/ 477 Games
Series A Appearance : 367 Games (216 Goals)
Series A Champion     :  3 Times
Individual Achievement  :   3 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
Inter Milan All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever          
Class   :   King Bronze


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Substitution



12. Gianluigi Buffon

Date Of Birth  :  28 January 1978
Position : Goalkeeper
Nation : Italy
Height   :  191 cm
Club   :  Juventus
Series A Appearance : 625 Games
Series A Champion     :  8 Times
Individual Achievement  :
11 Times Series A Goalkeeper Of The Year
Series A Goalkeeper of The Decade
Class :  King Silver


13. Javier Zanetti

Date Of Birth  : 10 August 1973
Position   :  Right-Back/ Defensive Midfielder
Nation : Argentina
Height      : 178 cm
Club :  Inter Milan
Series A Appearance : 603 Games
Series A Champion  :   5 Times
Individual Achievement  :   1996 Inter Milan Player Of The Year
Class     :  Queen Silver





14. Giuseppe Bergomi

Date Of Birth  :  22 December 1963
Position   :  Stopper
Nation  : Italy
Height   :  180 cm
Club  :   Inter Milan
Series A Appearance : 519 Games
Series A   Champion :   1 Time
Class   :   Queen Gold



15. Alessandro Nesta

Date Of Birth  :  19 March 1976
Position    :   Center-Back
Nation : Italy
Height    :  187 cm
Club   :  Lazio, AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 417 Games
Series A Champion     :    2 Times
5 Times Series A Defender Of The Year (2000,2001,2002,2003,2005)
Class   :  Queen Gold




16. Frank Rijkaard

Date Of Birth  :  30 September 1962
Position   :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Nation : Holland
Height :  190 cm
Club  :  AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 142 Games
Series A Champion     :2 Times
Individual Achievement : 1992 Guerin Series A Footballer of The Year
Class     :   King Bronze



17. Luis Suarez Miramontes

Date Of Birth  :  2 May 1935
Position    :   Box-To-Box Midfielder
Nation   : Spain
Height   :  175 cm
Series A Appearance : 320 Games (51 Goals)
Series A Champion    :  3 Times  
Class :   Queen Gold




18. Gianni Rivera

Date Of Birth  :   18 August 1943
Position   :   Playmaker
Nation : Italy
Height :  175 m          
Club   :   AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 527 Games (122 Goals)
Series A Champion     :    3 Italian Series A
Individual Achievement  : 
1973 Italian Series A Top Scorer
Class   :   King Bronze


19. Valentino Mazzola

Date Of Birth  :   26 January 1919
Position   :   Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Nation : Italy
Height   :   177 cm
Club  :   Torino
Series A Appearance : 258 Games (138 Goals)
Series A Champion     :    5 Times
International Honours  :  None
Class   :    Queen Gold


20. Francesco Totti

Date Of Birth  :  27 September 1976
Position   :  Second Striker, Nation  : Italy
Height : 180 cm, Club   :  AS Roma
Series A Appearance : 619 Games (250 Goals)
Series A Champion     :  1 Time
Individual Achievement : 
5 Times Italian Footballer of The Year (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007)
2 Times Guerin Italian Series A Footballer of The Year (1998, 2004)
2007 Italian Series A Top Scorer
AS Roma All-Time Top Scorer  - Greatest Player Ever
Class   :   Queen Bronze


21. Omar Sivori

Date Of Birth  :  2 October 1935
Position         : Second Striker
Nation   :   Argentina
Height    :  170 cm
Club     :  Juventus
Series A Appearance : 278 Games (127 Goals)
Series A Champion   : 3 Times
Individual Achievement  : 1960 Italian Series A Top Scorer          
Class     : Queen Gold


22. Gunnar Nordahl

Date Of Birth  :  19 October 1921
Position   :   Target Striker
Nation  : Sweden
Height  :  185 cm
Club  :  AC Milan
Series A Appearance : 291 Games (225 Goals)
Series A Champion     :  2 Times
Individual Achievement  : Series A Most Goal in a Single Season
5 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
AC Milan All-Time Topscorer

Class  :  Queen Gold



Manager

Giovanni Trapattoni


Date Of Birth :  17 March 1939
Nation :  Italy
Club :  Juventus (10 Seasons), Inter Milan (5 seasons)
Series A Champion :   7 Times
Individual Achievement :   Juventus’s Greatest Manager Ever
Italian Series A Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent
Class : Queen Gold








Conclusion of Squad

GK : Dino Zoff, Gianluigi Buffon
DF : Giacinto Facchetti, Javier Zanetti, Paolo Maldini, Giuseppe Bergomi, Gaetano Scirea, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Nesta
MF : Frank Rijkaard, Lothar Matthaeus, Luis Suarez Miramontes, Valentino Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Michel Platini, Ruud Gullit, Diego Maradona
FW : Francesco Totti, Omar Sivori, Giuseppe Meazza, Marco Van Basten, Gunnar Nordahl
Manager : Giovanni Trapattoni


Formation XI (4-1-3-2)


Explanation of Formation


As the peak career of Zoff during 1970s should beat the 2000s of Buffon. Facchetti is applied to perform as right-back as it is much possible to play well as he is a natural right-foot player. Scirea will play as sweeper so Baresi has to apply himself as a stopper, should be no problem. Matthaeus is set as a DM. Maradona and Platini are untouchable first choice. Rivera is higher status of legends than Gullit who is selected to fulfill equivalent of formation as he could go right-wing very well. Meazza support Van Basten to make scores. 



Stadium

Stadio Olimpico



Start Year :  1937 (Newest Renovated in 1990)
City   : Rome
Capacity :  70,634 Seats
Field Dimension : 105x68

Statistics


By Decade
By Nation
By Club
1930s : 1
1940s : 1
1950s : 1
1960s : 4
1970s : 1
1980s : 7
1990s : 4
2000s : 3
2010s : -

Italy : 12
Holland : 3
Argentina : 3
Germany : 1
France : 1
Spain : 1
Sweden : 1


AC Milan : 8
Inter Milan : 6
Juventus : 5
Torino : 1
Napoli : 1
Roma : 1

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The Greatest Series A Footballer of All-Time

1.    Diego Maradona
2.    Giuseppe Meazza
3.    Michel Platini
4.    Valentino Mazzola
5.    Ruud Gullit
6.    Lothar Matthaeus
7.    Gianni Rivera
8.    Franco Baresi
9.    Paolo Maldini
10.  Dino Zoff
11.  Omar Sivori
12.  Marco Van Basten
13.  Giacinto Facchetti
14.  Frank Rijkaard
15.  Gaetano Scirea
16.  Francesco Totti
17.  Gunnar Nordahl
18.  John Charles
19.  Roberto Baggio
20.  Luis Suarez Miramontes
21.  Sandro Mazzola
22.  Falcao
23.  Nils Liedholm
24.  Gianluigi Buffon
25.  Kurt Hamrin
26.  Luis Monti
27.  Gabriel Batistuta
28.  Luigi Riva
29.  Alessandro Nesta
30.  Pavel Nedved
31.  Raimundo Orsi
32.  Andriy Shevchenko
33.  Zbigniew Boniek
34.  George Weah
35.  Ronaldo
36.  Silvio Piola
37.  Gianpiero Boniperti
38.  Kaka
39.  Zinedine Zidane
40.  Zlaton Ibrahimovic
41.  Liam Brady
42.  Daniel Passarella
43.  Marco Tardelli
44.  Istvan Nyers
45.  Rui Costa
46.  Walter Zenga
47.  Lilian Thuram
48.  Roberto Mancini
49.  Bruno Conti
50.  Jose Altafini
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Italian Series A Footballer of The Year (Seasonal Year)

1930 Giuseppe Meazza
1931 Raimundo Orsi
1932 Giovanni Ferrari
1933 Luis Monti
1934 Giuseppe Meazza
1935 Enrique Guaita
1936 Giuseppe Meazza
1937 Silvio Piola
1938 Giuseppe Meazza
1939 Michele Andreolo
1940 Ugo Locatelli
1941 Romeo Menti
1942 Unknown
1943 Silvio Piola
1946 – 1949 Valentino Mazzola
1950 Nils Liedholm
1951 Gunnar Nordahl
1952 Istvan Nyers
1953 Gunnar Nordahl
1954 Lennart Skoglund
1955 Juan Schiaffino
1956 Juan Schiaffino
1957 Julinho Botelho
1958 John Charles
1959 Kurt Hamrin
1960 Omar Sivori
1961 Omar Sivori
1962 Luis Suarez
1963 Gianni Rivera
1964 Helmut Haller
1965 Luis Suarez
1966 Giacinto Facchetti
1967 Sandro Mazzola
1968 Gianni Rivera
1969 Luigi Riva
1970 Luigi Riva
1971 Sandro Mazzola
1972 Giacinto Facchetti
1973 Gianni Rivera
1974 Dino Zoff
1975 Unknown
1976 Claudio Sala
1977 Roberto Bettega
1978 Paolo Rossi
1979 Gaetabo Scirea
1980 Giancarlo Antognoni
1981 Ruud Krol
1982 Franco Causio
1983 Michel Platini
1984 Zico
1985 - 1987 Diego Maradona
1988 Ruud Gullit
1989 Andres Brehme
1990 Lothar Matthaeus
1991 Lothar Matthaeus
1992 Frank Rijkaard
1993 Roberto Baggio
1994 Ruud Gullit
1995 Paolo Maldini
1996 George Weah
1997 Lilian Thuram
1998 Ronaldo
1999 Christian Vieri
2000 Andriy Shevchenko
2001 Rui Costa
2002 David Trezeguet
2003 Pavel Nedved
2004 Francesco Totti
2005 Fabio Cannavaro
2006 Kaka
2007 Javier Zanetti Javier Zanetti
2008 Kaka
2009 Zlaton Ibrahimovic
2010 Wesley Sneijder
2011 Antonio Di Natale
2012 Zlaton Ibrahimovic



By Players

Giuseppe Meazza :: 4
Valentino Mazzola : 4
Diego Maradona : 3
Gianni Rivera : 3

By Clubs

Inter Milan : 19
AC Milan : 17
Juventus : 15
Torino : 6
Fiorentina : 4
Roma : 2
Lazio : 2
Cagliari : 2


8 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/7/15

    where is baresi? He is missed!

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    1. Oh ! It is a big omission. I'll add him soon.

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  2. Anonymous2/2/16

    Diego Milito was the best player in serie A in 2010.

    Sneidjer made irregular perfomances in that season, even Cambiasso or Maicon was more important and consistent than him.

    By the way, good work!!

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    1. I saw they're in the same level between Sneijder and Milito but I personally consider Sneijder's style of play is more effective than that of Milito whose style is also not spectacular enough.

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    2. Anonymous5/2/16

      I understand your idea about the concept of spectacular, but i can't agree in the effective aspect. Milito may not a spectacular footballer but he was really effective and crucial for Inter.

      Sneidjer in internacional competitions (Champions League and WC) was really great, but i can't say the same in the domestic competition (league), he was irregular, so less effective.

      If the main criteria (i don't know) of this squad is domestic/international perfomance with italian teams and their contribution for the success, so Diego Milito. He was also the top scorer in italian cup, second best scorer at league, best foward and MVP of champions League 2009/2010.

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  3. Anonymous31/7/16

    Pirlo and Buffon not deserve a place in this team?

    Pirlo made 490 games won the Serie A by two different teams Juventus and Milan were six titles and was also named player of the tournament
    Buffon also has more titles than Zoff and was voted best goalkeeper of the last 25 years

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    1. As I check, Buffon is rated below Zoff in domestic career (entirely series A). Although I specifies number of trophy acquisition, I'm not apply them into the rating and only individual performance is allowed.

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  4. I believe the stats need updating, as Buffon has won 7 Titles (9 had it not been for the scandal in 06), not 2. He should be ahead of Zoff now.

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