Serie A Winners

Africa’s Greatest Serie A Winners

If you’re a football fan, then you’ve probably heard of the Serie A. But what exactly is it?

The Serie A is the top football league in Italy. It was founded in 1898 and is made up of 20 teams. The league runs from August to May, with each team playing 38 games. The team that finishes first wins the league title.

The Serie A is widely considered to be one of the best football leagues in the world. It’s home to some of the best players and teams, such as Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

As far as football competitions go, Serie A is definitely up there in terms of prestige. The top division in Italian football, it has been home to some of the sport’s greatest ever players and teams. AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan are just a few of the big names that have graced the competition over the years.

So, if you’re a fan of football and looking for a top-level competition to follow, Serie A is definitely worth considering. You won’t be disappointed.


Africa and Serie A

It’s no secret that African players have made a big impact in Italy’s top flight over the years.

The likes of Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Yaya Toure and many others have all enjoyed success in Serie A.

And it’s not just the big names who have made an impact, there have been plenty of lesser-known players who have also carved out careers in Italy.

Africans are very passionate about football and the sport is a big part of their culture. Football is one of the most popular sports in Africa and it is played by people of all ages. It is a sport that is enjoyed by both men and women. Football is a way for people to connect with each other and it is also a way to relieve stress. Africans take great pride in their teams and their players. They are always cheering on their team and hoping for them to win. Football is a big part of African life and it is something that people really enjoy.


The list of Africans who won the Serie A

Here, we take a look at some of the most successful African players in Serie A history…

Kevin-Prince Boateng

After failing to break through at Tottenham Hotspur, the Ghana midfielder rebuilt his career and went on to play for AC Milan twice.

Boateng was in top form during the 2010-11 season, when he won the Italian title and Italian Super Cup with Milan. Boateng is currently playing for Hertha Berlin, his childhood club in Germany.

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian winger has been in scintillating form for Liverpool since joining from AS Roma in 2017, twice winning the Premier League golden boot.

Salah’s time at Fiorentina was also successful, as he helped the Viola to a fourth-place finish in Serie A during the 2014-15 season.

Salah is currently the African player with the most Serie A titles, having won the competition twice with Juventus.

Didier Drogba

The Ivorian striker is best known for his time at Chelsea, where he won four Premier League titles and the Champions League.

He also had a brief but successful spell with Galatasaray in Turkey, winning the Turkish Super Lig and the Turkish Cup during the 2013-14 season.

Drogba is currently the only African player to have won the Serie A title, having done so with Juventus in the 2015-16 season.

Michael Essien

The Ghanaian midfielder enjoyed a successful spell at Chelsea, winning the Premier League twice and the Champions League once.

He also had a brief but successful loan spell at Real Madrid, winning the La Liga title in 2012.

Essien is currently the only African player to have won the Serie A title, having done so with AC Milan in the 2010-11 season.

Kwadwo Asamoah

Kwadmo Asamoah won six Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia titles
Kwadmo Asamoah won six Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia titles

The Ghanaian midfielder has been a key player for Juventus since joining from Udinese in 2012.

He has won six Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia titles with the Bianconeri, as well as the Supercoppa Italiana twice.

 Asamoah is currently the only African player to have won the Serie A title, having done so with Juventus in the 2012-13 season.

Yaya Toure

The Ivorian midfielder is best known for his time at Manchester City, where he won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup.

He also had a brief but successful spell with Galatasaray in Turkey, winning the Turkish Super Lig and the Turkish Cup during the 2013-14 season.

Toure is currently the only African player to have won the Serie A title, having done so with Juventus in the 2015-16 season.

Medhi Benatia

Benatia, a centre-back from Italy, enjoyed the most amount of years at the top of European football with AS Roma, Bayern Munich, and Juventus.

Indeed, it was a surprise when he quit the top level rather quickly when he joined Al-Duhail of Qatar in 2019.

Over the course of his career, he won a pair of German crowns with Bayern Munich before going on to win three Serie A titles with Juventus…there may have been even more.

Sulley Muntari

He spent much of his career in Italy with both AC Milan and Internazionale, although it was with the Nerazzurri that he enjoyed his finest moment.Following the failure to sign Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho signs Muntari for Inter. The Champions League with Inter in 2010 was followed by a Champions League triumph for Muntari with Milan in 2012.

In the same year, he won his second Italian championship and went on to win a variety of additional silverware with the Lombardy heavyweights.

George Weah

Is it possible that Africa has ever produced a player as magical as George Weah? The Liberia President’s goal against Verona for Milan was the work of a magician few of his peers could equal.

He has also remained the only African to win the Ballon d’Or, despite it being a legitimate complaint that his club career—especially in Italy—didn’t live up to his potential.

Samuel Eto’o

Eto’o is not only one of Africa’s greatest front men, but also one of the finest all-time strikers in the world.

The Indomitable Lion spent a few months at Real Madrid before moving on to Barcelona, where he won two Champions Leagues, three La Ligas, one Copa del Rey, and four other Spanish Cups.

Following his move to Inter Milan, Mourinho continued to win trophies for the club, winning a Champions League title with Eto’o in 2010.


Conclusion

Africans  have had a great deal of success in Italy’s top flight, with several players becoming legends at some of the country’s biggest clubs.

 In this article, we’ve taken a look at African footballers who have enjoyed the most success in Serie A, based on their trophy haul.