Fantasy Serie A
Fantasy Serie A
The Fantasy Serie A is maybe more known as "Serie A TIM" due to sponsorship by TIM is the top italian professional soccer league for men. The league was first organized by Lega Calcio and exists since 1929-30 season. After 2010-11 season the League was created by Lega Serie A.
Serie A is known for one of the most tactical leagues in the world. Therefore they have produced the most European Cup finalist over the last 50 years. The italian clubs have reached the final of the competition probably over 25 times since now and won the title 12 times. Serie A is at the moment ranked fourth among European leagues from the standards of UEFA behind LaLiga, the Bundesliga and the Premierleague. The most important factor for this ranking is the performance on the international stage like the Champions League or Europa league during the last 5 years. Serie A was leading the ranking between 1990 and 1999 and from 1986 to 1988.
Back in time when Serie A was the top league in the world they transfered some of the best players to Italy. Maradona or Rudi Völler played for famous italian clubs longtime. Seven clubs in Fantacalcio Serie A are called the "Seven Sisters of Italian Football". Juventus, Milan and Inter, together with Roma, Fiorentina, Lazio and Napoli are the biggest clubs.
The stadium capacities in Italy are capable of providing the best mood for a exciting football game. The biggest stadium is the Stadio Olimpico in Rome which is used by Lazio Rome and AS Roma with over 72000 places. One of the smallest is the Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone with just 9600 capacity.
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The certainly most successful italian club is by far Juventus Turin. They have by far the most titles and are tied for fourth in europe and eighth in the world in the same ranking. Juventus is also the only club who have won all possible official continental competitions and the world title. But Internazionale is the first italian team to have won a treble.
Due to the success of italian clubs, Italian Football has such a long history of ups and downs. It´s just one of the most exciting leagues of the world. Probably nobody likes to play against tactical perfect-defensive italian clubs. They certainly have always the ability to keep a close victory with their style to play.
Of course stars like Gonzalo Higuain which was transferred from Neaple to Juventus Turin last summer are the key players of the league.
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Tips for Fantasy Serie A
Some of you might think every league is the like the Fantasy Serie A. That is definitely not the case ! Every league (or fantasy league) has own specific characteristics, such as more goals, more yellow/red cards and so on.
For example lets take a look at the last season of Serie A. In the season 2015/2016 there were around 1700 yellow cards, in the Premier League instead just 1150 yellow cards. What a difference right? Pretty impressive to see how different the european soccer leagues can be.
Just a prove that every league is pretty unique. So what are the prem fantasy tips you can get out of that? When you pick players for your team keep an eye to the overall statistics of the league as well, pretty important!
We should now look at the Serie A. The most interesting statistic is obviously goals and goals against. So lets take a peak. In the season 2015/2016 53,6% of all games(380) had over 2,5 goals, over 1,5 goals almost 68% !
As comparison in france Ligue 1 had in the exact same amount of games (380 games) just 44,2% of all games over 2,5 goals. Everytime you play a tournament you should consider all factors. But let´s go back to statistics about Serie A
Special Secret Tips
The weather is also a big changing point for some players or some teams. Not everybody likes the hot summer or sometimes cold and rainy winters all over Italy. Therefore we have our pretty cool weather feature where you can check the weather always if you wanna know whats going on on the field.
The italian football is known for hard tacklings, tactical cleverness and sometimes even the viewers are fighting against each others. Nobody is really overplaying the role of the referee, but you should check sometimes whats the yellow card ratio for example of this specific referee.
In the past Italy had maybe the best defender of all time, Paolo Maldini. Every soccer fan should know about him.
The special secret tip about one of the best italian players and what it means to the present is: He didn´t have a high yellow card ration at all! Watch out for defenders in your team who are playing very well and not getting to many yellow or red cards per game. The famous Alex Ferguson told about Maldini once:
"He has a wonderful presence, competitive spirit, athleticism, and although not the world's greatest technically, he has influenced all the Milan teams during his wonderfully successful era."
Just keep in mind that a very top level defender has mostly a low yellow or red card ratio over his career! Especially in Italy there are worldclass defenders all over the Serie A.
Our Fantasy Serie A Tips are not for a total beginner, consider reading the rules or Frequently Asked Questions page first before understanding the complexity of our passion.
We recommend to play our weekly Fantasy Serie A freerolls at first before risking any money. We promise that you will learn a lot about fantasy soccer in general and thats just a great way to enjoy the games even more!
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Shorcode: Serie A
Nr. of teams: 20
Main cup: Coppa Italia
Juventus Turin (32)
Silvio Piola (274)
Paolo Maldini (647)
Most goals (season):
Gonzalo Higuaín (36)
Marco Ballotta 44 years, 38 days
Amedeo Amadei 15 years, 280 days
Pietro Pellegri 15 years, 280 days