The Italian Football League

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The Italian Soccer league is a series of matches played between various football clubs in Italy. They are all interconnected league matches among the various football clubs in Italy. The club that is at the top is Lega Calcio or the Lega Nazionale Professionisti. This club is divided into sections Serie A and Serie B

The Second club in the ranking is Lega Pro; it rules first division and second division. The former has two parallel divisions and the latter has three parallel divisions.

The next in the ranking is called Serie D, this is a league which is formed by nine parallel divisions and the clubs are divided according to their geographical location.

The first Italian League came into being because of English emigrants in the year 1891. When the leagues began they were separate for Italians and for foreigners. Gradually they merged.

The final move to give a single league structure to Italian League began in the year 1929.

Since World War II the teams that have dominated Italian Soccer are Juventus, A.C Milan, and Internazionale.

The league system began in the year 1978, when the semi-professionals ceased to exist.

In the same year the Lega Pro became a totally professional league and Italy was the first nation to have two distinct professional leagues.

To understand what is the Italian Football league, one has to know what the league system is, it is a hierarchy of leagues which means a team can be raised to a position or pushed behind depending on what position they finish at and the playoffs. The structure is referred to as the pyramid because most of the regional divisions are at the bottom rung.


Source by Giuseppe Pisaniello