Explained what is the meaning of Scudetto term used in Italy football in English and winners list

Explained what is the meaning of Scudetto term used in Italy football in English and winners list

The Serie A could see an unlikely winner this year as Napoli look set to bring back the Scudetto to Naples, find out the meaning behind the Scudetto in English, history, and full list of past Serie A winners

Luciano Spalletti’s side are currently storming their way to winning the Italian Serie A title.

What is the meaning of Scudetto term used in Italy football in English and winners list

Napoli have simply dominated the 2022/23 campaign so far topping the league since way back in September.

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A title win this year, would mean their first ever since back in 1990 when Diego Maradona led the side to a league title win. It would also bring back the Italian ‘Scudetto’ back to Naples.

Meaning and history of the Italian ‘Scudetto’

The term Scudetto literally translates means ‘little shield’ in Italian, referring to the Italian tricolour flag (green, white, and red) inside a small gold shield. In the context of the Italian league, the Scudetto refers to the badge, which only the reigning champions of Serie A can wear it on their kits.

Despite the Scudetto becoming synonymous with winning the Serie A title, the Scudetto itself is not a trophy. In Italy people widely use the jargon ‘winning the Scudetto’ to associate winning the Italian league trophy. However, the Scudetto is actually more of a symbol than silverware.

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That particular badge, or scudetto, comprises of a patch designed in the colours of the Italian flag. The badge is applied to the official team jerseys throughout the entire next season. It serves as a representative symbol of their position as the reigning champions and as the top team in Italy. Only one team is allowed to don the patch in any given season.

Nonetheless, the winners of the Serie A do indeed receive a trophy as well, since back in 1961. however, the Scudetto is more revered and has more cultural significance.

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Club with most Serie A titles

Currently, Juventus have been the most dominant force in the Italian Serie A league its inception in 1929. The Turin giants have won an incredible 36 titles in total, while AC Milan and Inter Milan are far behind with 19 each. So far, 16 clubs have won the Serie A title. However, only Juventus and the Milanese pair have managed to win it since 2002.

Full list of Serie A winners

Given below is the full list of Serie A winners:

Club No. of titles Years won
Juventus 36 1905, 1925/26, 1930/31 to 1934/35, 1949/50, 1951/52, 1957/58, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1966/67, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1994/95, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2011/12 to 2019/20
Inter Milan 19 1909/10, 1919/20, 1929/30, 1937/38, 1939/40, 1952/53, 1953/54, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1970/71, 1979/80, 1988/89, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2020/21
AC Milan 19 1901, 1906, 1907, 1950/51, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1961/62, 1967/68, 1978/79, 1987/88, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1998/99, 2003/04, 2010/11, 2021/22
Genoa 9 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1914/15, 1922/23, 1923/24
Torino 7 1926/27, 1927/28, 1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1975/76
Bologna 7 1924/25,1928/29, 1935/36, 1936/37, 1938/39, 1940/41, 1963/64
Pro Vercelli 7 1908, 1909, 1910/11, 1911/12, 1912/13, 1920/21, 1921/22
AS Roma 3 1941/42, 1982/83, 2000/01
Lazio 2 1973/74, 1999/00
Napoli 2 1986/87, 1989/90
Fiorentina 2 1955/56, 1968/69
Casale 1 1913/14
Novese 1 1921/22
Cagliari 1 1969/70
Verona 1 1984/85
Sampdoria 1 1990/91

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