According to a calculation by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, in 2023 the Italian Serie A was the best championship in the world.
An undoubtedly surprising result considering that Italian fans are the first to be aware that Serie A has lost its position of dominance in world football, as happened in the 90s and early 2000s.
In fact, no Italian team at the moment has the economic potential to economically counter clubs like Bayern, Real Madrid, Barcelona, not to mention the very rich Premier League clubs.
In recent times, Serie A has also had to deal (but a bit like everyone else) with the excessive economic power of the Arab League which has deprived it of important players.
The same applies to the national team, which is facing one of the darkest moments in its history, missing participation in the FIFA World Cup for two consecutive editions.
So how can we explain this unexpected "victory"?
It's actually quite simple: out of 3 European competitions, in each final there was a Serie A team: respectively Fiorentina in the Conference League, Roma in the Europa League and Inter in the Champions League.
And on a statistical level it doesn't matter that they lost all 3 matches, in fact the 3 finals allowed them to even surpass the Premier League, despite West Ham and Manchester City triumphing in the Conference League and the Champions League.
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ITALY'S SERIE A FOR THE 12th TIME
The Italian SERIE A is the best league in the world for the 12th time in the history of the annual ranking of the IFFHS launched since 1991. For Serie A this is a leap forward of 4 positions compared to 2022.
The English PREMIER LEAGUE is second for the sixth time in 7 years (1st in 2019). The Spanish LIGA maintains a place on the podium for two consecutive years as the Brazilian SERIE A falls to fourth place ahead of the German BUNDESLIGA and the French LEAGUE 1, the Portuguese PRIMEIRA LIGA 7th and ahead of the Dutch EREDIVISIE and the Belgian FIRST DIVISION A.
Finally, the Argentine LIGA PROFESIONAL closes the TOP 10.
In Europe, the Italian SERIE A regains first place after 2020, the English PREMIER LEAGUE loses its leadership after two years of reign while the Spanish LIGA is third for four consecutive years and ahead of the German BUNDESLIGA. Finally the French LEAGUE 1 closes the TOP 5 like last year.
In the CONMEBOL zone, the Brazilian SERIE A is the best since 2017. Argentina's LIGA PROFESIONAL is second for three consecutive years, ahead of Colombian PRIMERA A . Paraguay's PROFESIONAL DIVISION loses one place, while the LIGA PRO of Ecuador has retained a place in the TOP 5 since 2014.
In Africa, the Egyptian PREMIER LEAGUE kept a place in the World's Top 20 since 2020 and maintained his leadership for 4 consecutive years before BOTOLA of Morocco (in the African Top 3 since 2018) and the Algerian League A.
The K LEAGUE CLASSIC of the Republic of Korea has been the best league in Asia since 2011, but only 4 points ahead of the ROSHN SAUDI LEAGUE of Saudi Arabia, which is coming back to the Top before J1 LEAGUE of Japan.
In the CONCACAF zone, the Mexican LIGA MX is still the best league in front of the PRIMERA DIVISION of Costa Rica, which retains a place in the Top 3, while the US MLS returns to the podium after 5 years absence.
In Oceania, New Zealand's PREMIERSHIP is the leader for 4 consecutive years ahead of LEAGUE 1 of Tahiti and the TELEKOM S-LEAGUE of Solomon Islands.