ITALY

ITALY

Italy, home of the some of the best football clubs in the world. The birthplace of the Renaissance, the center of the fashion and design. Italian football has a long history with many success like 4 World Cups trophies, 1 European Championship and 1 gold medal in olympic games, also Italian clubs have many achievements in European clubs level competitions. Football is of immense importance to the Italian culture. Italy has met with football at the end of the nineteenth century (the nations oldest football club is Genoa, founded in 1893) and have gone on to produce some of the worlds biggest and most successful teams. They have successful footballers like Paolo Rossi, Roberto Baggio, and Paolo Maldini as household names around the globe. -guzel burasi

Italian football is famous for its strict defensive style. Players use a variety of skills and the tempo changes often during buildup. Defenders prefer to slow down the tempo by shielding and playing the ball back. Most Italian teams like to saturate their own half and shut down their opposition. Catenaccio, or “The Chain”, was a popular Italian tactical system with a strong emphasis on defense and is often thought to be commonplace in Italian football; however, it is actually rarely used any longer by Italian Serie A teams. In modern times mostly highest-profile modern-day managers like Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti, Marcello Lippi, Antonio Conte have all used 3-5-2  to apply balanced tactics and formations, also 4–3–3 or 4-4-2 are seem oftenly in Serie A matches.    

Italia Serie A has average of 26.8 age. Fiorentina is the youngest club wit the average of 24,5 in 2018/2019 season in Serie A. Although Italian league is known as an old league in Europe, in the recent years, Italian clubs have considerable investment on their football academies. As a result of these investments, many talented young footballers have begun to play in the biggest teams of Italy.