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Fun Facts about Italy’s Serie A

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Fun Facts about Italy’s Serie A

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Fun Facts about Italy’s Serie A

From the club with the most Serie A titles to the players with the most goals, we take a look at the facts and statistics of Italy’s top-flight.

Number of league titles

Juventus easily hold the record for the most Serie A titles. At 36 and counting, they have won the league exactly double the number of times than their closest rivals, AC and Inter Milan, who have won it 18 times each. There are 5 clubs who have managed to win it just once. These are Casele, who won it in 1913/14, Novese, who were triumphant in 1921/22, Cagliari, who lifted the title in 1969/70, Hellas Verona, who were successful in 1984/5, and Sampdoria, who emerged victorious in 1990/91.

Teams with the most participation

In the period of 1929-2020, there are 11 clubs that have participated in Serie A 50 times or more. Inter Milan lead the way with 89 Serie A appearances. Their closest rivals are Juventus and Roma, who have both participated 88 times in Serie A, within this timeframe.

Capacity of Stadiums

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The San Siro in Milan is the Italian stadium with the highest capacity. Both Inter Milan and AC Milan play their home games at this venue which could hold 80,018 spectators in season 2018/19. In 2nd place is the Stadio Olympico in Rome, which is home to both Lazio and Roma and could hold 72,698 in the same year. The club with the lowest capacity that year was Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor (S.P.A.L.) who could only accommodate a maximum of 13,020 fans.

Top goalscorers

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The league’s all-time leading goalscorer is Silvio Piola who played in Cagliari and whose career lasted from 1929 to 1952. In thís period he netted 274 times in Serie A. Francesco Totti is the 2nd top goalscorer with 250 goals between 1992 and 2017. Other notable goalscorers in the league are Gunnar Nordahl, José Altafini, Giuseppe Meazza, Antonio Di Natale and Roberto Baggio. They all scored over 200 times.

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