Triumph Thunderbird Sport – News

In 1949, three motorcycles were shown riding 500 miles at an average speed of 92mph. This was the world's introduction to the Triumph Thunderbird. From 1949 until 1966, Triumph produced the 649c.c. motorcycle which acquired the American market for the company. It was a useful long-distance touring motorcycle and that is how it was often outfitted. After the 1966 model, the next Thunderbird was the TR65 version – a small-bore version of the T-140 Bonneville. It lasted for three years. Finally, in 1990 John Bloor resurrected the marque and had its manufacturing plant relocated to Hinckley.

From that factory, the Thunderbird 900 was born in 1994. Just three years later, Triumph set loose on the world the Thunderbird Sport 900. The same 885c.c. engine powered both machines. However, the sport engine was massaged to produce more power – 82hp and 56ft / lb versus 69hp and 52ft / lb in standard trim. To help with bringing all that power to a safe stop and better control, a second disc brake was added to the front wheel. Speaking of wheels, the Sport carried 17 inch hoops instead of the 18/16 front / rear on the standard model; plus, the wheels were significantly wider to provide mounting for more sport driving oriented tires. To hold the bike on the road, the suspension was upgraded as well – and it was fully adjustable, front and rear.

As for looks, the classical styling of the Thunderbird remained on the Sport – beautiful two-tone paint, historic Triumph badges, finned engine cylinders, and round chrome-accented headlight nacelle. However, the Sport took on a 'darker' character by eliminating most of the chrome on the original and replacing it with satin black. The fancy stitching and buttons found on the standard Thunderbird were missing from the Sport. Even the airbox did not escape the designers' eyes; it was covered with a 'cheese-grater' piece to make it look like classic racing motorcycles. Both exhaust pipes exit on the right side of the bike through a set of upswept reverse-cone mufflers. This allows for better ground clearance when riding at a swift pace.

The final Thunderbird came off the line in 2004. It was the Thunderbird Sport that closed this chapter of the Thunderbird's history. It had been a very popular machine and many were sold and accessorized all over the world. Triumph did not forget how important this model was to their existence, so they decided to release yet another Thunderbird to the public. This one was a twin again, but a very large 1600c.c. twin designated as a cruiser. The Thunderbird flies again!

The Ferrari 360 Spider Sports Car – News

The Ferrari 360 Spider – A close look at this classic sports car’s performance, technical data, features, comparing rivals, history, used prices.

From Classic to Modern:

THE CAR

The Ferrari 360 Spider sports car of 1999-2005 was regarded by many as the finest convertible produced by the company up to that time.

In order to counter the loss of rigidity caused by removing the roof of the 360 coupe, Ferrari strengthened the sills, the front of the floorpan, the rear bulkheads, the sides of the car, and cross bracing in front of the engine, together with redesigning the frame of the windscreen.

With all these additions, the 360 Spider was only 60 kg heavier than the Modena variant, owing to the extensive use of aluminium in the body panels and chassis.

There was a glass cover over the engine so that it could be easily seen.

Owing to the position of the hood when folded down, large grills on the side of the car provided an additional supply of cooling air for the engine.

The soft top was electrically operated, and took approximately 20 seconds to complete the two-stage process of folding down between the cabin and the engine bay, where it was covered by its own tonneau cover.

For added protection, a tubular steel anti-rollover bar was positioned behind each of the two seats.

Beneath the bar’s leather covering was a special material designed to lessen the effect of impact with an occupant’s head.

Anti-roll bars were added, and it had 13 inch vented disc brakes all round, and linked to an ABS system.

Resulting from the design of the chassis, the interior of the 360 Spider was more spacious than that of its 355 counterpart, and it shared the same interior specifications as the Modena.

The aerodynamic design of the cab was such that, with the top down and driving hard, the pages of a newspaper on the passenger’s lap were not even ruffled, coupled with the fact that the cabin was almost draft-free.

When production ended in 2005, a total of 7,565 units of the Ferrari 360 Spider sports car had been built.

THE ENGINE

The 360 Spider was powered by the same 3.6 litre, V8 engine, with five valves per cylinder, as used in the 360 Modena, and with most of the torque being on tap around 3000 rpm.

It was fitted with either a six speed manual or F1-style paddle shift gearbox.

However, the additional weight of the Spider affected its performance with the result that the top speed was reduced from 189 mph in the Modena to 180 mph, together with a slightly higher 0-60 mph time of 4.4 secs compared with 4.2 secs in the Modena.

COMPETITION

Typical competition for the Ferrari 360 Spider sports car included the following: Aston Martin DB9 Volante, and Corvette C6 convertible. Ferrari performance:

SPORTS CARS FOR SALE

On the second hand market, a Ferrari 360 Spider, in good condition, would sell for around $55,000, whilst an immaculate example would command around $100,000.

One of the classic cars from Ferrari.

This marks the end of my Review of the Ferrari 360 Spider sports car

Hockey History – News

The word "hockey" may well derive from the old French word "hoquet" which was a shepherd's crook or from the Dutch word "hokkie". This was a old word for a doghouse, which may have been used as a goal. Field hockey history, however, seems to be traceable much further back … 4,000 years ago someone drew pictures in an Egyptian tomb of a sport that look very much like field hockey. Ice hockey history does not date back this far and the oldest recorded history is a Dutch painting from the 17th Century which clearly shows some form of the game being played.

When the European immigrants came to America, they bought their versions of hockey, shinty and hurling with them. In some areas it became popular to play these games on ice and stick and ball games were enjoyed anywhere there was a suitable lake. By the mid 1800s the game had become extremely popular and many games were played by the British soldiers. By the 1870s its appeal had warranted a set of rules being devised at Montreals McGill University. Each team contained 9 players and the ball was replaced by a puck. In more recent years, hockey history has been carefully studied by the Society for International Hockey Research and it would seem that there are a few gray areas relating to its early history. They do, however, know about the first recorded organized game where a score was kept and the teams identified.

This took place on 3rd March 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal. Shortly afterwards, in 1877 the McGill University Hockey Club went down in history as the first club to exist. The popularity of hockey grew and the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada was organized in 1886. It was also popular in Europe with Oxford and Cambridge Universities both having teams. There was great rivalry between these two, as you would expect. This was probably the first in the history of the game. By the end of the 1800s the game was well established and there were many teams being organized. Hockey had reached many other parts of the United States.

Professional league teams made their debut in hockey history just prior to World War 1. Starting in Michigan, this quickly incorporated Canada, Switzerland, Ukraine, Great Britain and Austria. Although there are now only six players on a team and play now takes place on ice rinks rather than frozen lakes, some aspects remain just the same. Clothing has come a long way since its conception and all professional players will wear quite considerable protective clothing. This is no surprise when you consider that the game involves a lot of body contact and also that the puck can travel extremely fast.

There are many heroes in hockey history and the game has gone on to become one of America's most popular sports. Professional players are very high visibility stars and the sport is lucrative. It has a combination of glamor, speed, technical ability and aggression that makes it compulsive viewing.

Eight Types Of Bikes At Motorcycle Dealers – News

The first motorized bike was invented in 1867 and powered by steam. In 1894, the first mass-produced model was built. Since 1894, hundreds of millions of choppers, scooters, and off-road motorbikes have been produced and sold by motorcycle dealers throughout the world. In 2013, over 8,400,000 were registered in the United States. California, Florida, and Texas accounted for about a quarter of all registrations. They are very popular in dense cities and developing countries due to their low rates of fuel consumption and relatively inexpensive purchase price. Here are the eight main styles of bikes that you will find at motorcycle dealers.

Standard

Standard bikes are designed for basic street use. They generally do not have a windshield, and the driver sits in an upright position.

Cruisers

Cruisers are larger than most other motorbikes, and they offer a more reclined seating position. They have more torque, which allows beginner riders to not shift as much. Cruisers are popular with many motorcycle groups.

Dual-Sport

Dual-sport motorbikes are, as the name suggests, designed for both street and off-road use. Since they are driven off-road at times, a taller suspension is required, giving the rider a more upright seating position.

Sport

Sport bikes are designed for high levels of street performance. They are generally the fastest motorcycles on the road. They also offer the best braking and handling. As a result of the emphasis on performance, sport models generally offer lower fuel economy than their counterparts, and a less comfortable riding experience. Since they are designed with minimal air resistance in mind, riders sit leaning over the handlebars.

Touring

Touring models are built with the comfort of the rider in mind. They are used for longer distance trips, and often allow seating for a second rider. Most types have storage areas on the bike for luggage, and some even offer options such as radio and GPS navigation. Touring types can weigh well over 1,000 pounds when fully loaded.

Sport Touring

As the name suggests, sport touring bikes are a blend of the two models previously discussed. They are generally smaller and lighter than touring models, but larger and more comfortable than sport models. Due to their combination of comfort and sportiness, these models are one of the most popular.

Mopeds and Scooters

Scooters and mopeds are the lighter versions of the models discussed above. They have smaller engines, an upright seating position, and they often have an automatic transmission. As a result, they are very easy to drive. The small engine offers excellent gas mileage, as well. Worldwide, mopeds and scooters are the best-selling types of motorbike.

Off-Road

Off-road models are used exactly how the name suggests. They offer riders a more upright seating position and long suspension travel to deal with bumps and dips. The tires used are generally, specifically designed for their use on dirt, mud, and rocks.

In conclusion, motorcycle dealers offer potential riders a lot of options. If you are in the market for a new motorbike, use this list to help pick the model that is right for you.

Is Gaming Becoming a Sport in the United States? – News

The amount of video game use we see in society today is arguably inescapable. Mobile games such as; Candy Crush, Game of War, or Clash of Clans, record daily revenues in the millions, and someone is bound to recognize one if not all of these game names. This exposure to gaming in everyday light seems to be bringing in a new and unseen age in gaming, where gaming could be seen as a sport.

Ever since the first two people booted up "Pong" on the Atari 2600, gaming has been competitive. When you think about it, playing a game of soccer and playing a video game are not all that different. The object is always to win the game but the level of competition and players in the game can vary. Growing up I played Call of Duty on a fairly competitive level but I had no idea how big the competitive gaming industry would grow to be. The growth in this industry can be traced to a number of factors. The financial growth in the gaming industry has been incredible. The recent stance that "nerd culture" has taken in the popular media through means such as The Big Bang Theory. The push by people who genuinely enjoy gaming culture and want to see it get a spot in the limelight has brought gaming into everyday life for the general public.

So what is causing video games to turn into a source of entertainment that people would watch from home like they would football or soccer? The answers might surprise you. In July of 2014 "Defense of the Ancents" or DOTA was played by teams around the world for a community raised prize pool totaling $ 10,923,980 US dollars. Teams of five would play against one another and eliminate the competition as they moved towards the grand finals and the ultimate prize of first place. While this was the fourth tournament of this type hosted by the games creators, it was the first time it was televised by ESPN 3. ESPN was pleased so much by the results of the coverage that they agreed to follow up the next year. It is crazy to think that within the next few years we might see coverage of video games on Sports Center. Unlike ESPN which is only showing you content on competitive gaming during big tournaments, streaming is available all the time. Twitch TV being the main website that comes to mind. Streaming sites allow content creators to show what is happening live on their computers to audiences who can join in the conversation with a chat group function as they watch their favorite steamers / players play live. The potential for growth through an avenue like this is awful. Just think, you could watch a TV show and chat with fellow fans of the show from all around the world with great ease, all while being able to communicate with content creators.

We know what is bringing gaming into the sports arena, but what is keeping it out? Well it is just not quite time for electronic sports (E-Sports) to become a household name, at least not in the United States. South Korea may be an example of what is to come in terms of E-Sports in the United States. Say the name "Star Craft" and nine times out of ten, a Korean will know what you are referring to. The game Star Craft is actually a national past time of South Korea. The game is featured on cable television and is even featured on a few apps offered by Microsoft's Xbox, which is a direct competitor to the PC gaming market that Star Craft belongs to. Players in Korea are treated like celebrities, signing autographs, taking pictures with fans, and appearing on talk shows from time to time. Now if I were to tell this to the average American, more than likely the response would be along the lines of "Are you serious?" "Yes, E-Sports in Korea and to a lesser degree, China and Japan are already booming industries." So why has not gaming already become a large industry in the United States where most of these games are made? Americans tend to like different games than the Asian players do. Americans tend to like fast paced shooters, such as Call of Duty or Counter Strike, while Asian players tend to favor strategic games such as Star Craft or DOTA. with shooters is that less strategy is involved Think of the two genres as an approach to an American football game. While both genres have a well-defined goal like in football the strategic games feature ways to counter performances of other players or their choice of how to move toward their goal via tech choices or character choices. blitz is no correct way to approach the defense's strategy, and the oath can still make choices on how to approach the situation. The same can not be said about shooters, there simply is not enough depth in gameplay to give watchers new ideas about how they can apply techniques used by professionals into their own gameplay.

Professional gaming is on its way to becoming a real sport in the United States. With air times on ESPN and through the popularization of gaming in everyday life within five or ten years we might see a good chunk of people walking around with E-sport's team jerseys. Due to the trends of gaming in the US it will likely take radical changes in gameplay to keep viewers watching and to get more of the public interested, but it is feasible. It will take the work of dedicated fans of the sport to push gaming further into the public eye but from what we have seen in the past few years it's clear that gaming will be considered a sport in the near future.

Paintball Vs Airsoft – Pros and Cons of Each – News

Paintball and Airsoft are two very similar sports. For the newbies it might be hard to choose between the two. Both have their pros and cons and understanding them will help you select the better option for you.

Let’s start with paintball.

Paintball is a war or hunting game in which you can use a variety of guns to shoot out plastic balls full of colored paint. Once the paintballs hit the target they pop and leave a paint stain which represents a hit or kill.

Paintball pros:

One of the main pros of the paintball game is the clearly visible mark left by the paint. As once a player gets hit he or she goes out of the game, it is best to be able to mark that with 100% assurance. The bigger ammunition is also easier to track which helps in making correction.

High range and accuracy. Paintballs are heavy enough to ensure an accurate trajectory which can not be changed by a side wind or small tree branches. Paintball guns use compressed gas to shoot and this gives the shot enough power for a longer range.

Paintball cons:

It hurts. If you get hit in a non-protected place the heavy paintball will leave a mark and will hurt.

You get a lot of stains on your clothes. With all the paint stains on your clothes there is no doubt that you will have to wash your clothes for the next game even if it’s tomorrow. If you get hit of course. It is also not very easy to distinguish stains from different games in the same day if the teams don’t use paintballs with different pain color for each of them.

Gas containers are most of the times big. Compared to the airsoft gas containers the ones used in paintball are bigger as the guns use more gas for each shot.

The price of the guns and ammunition has a certain minimum which can not be lowered.

Airsoft game differs from Paintball only in the equipment used. Airsoft guns shoot with small plastic pellets which in size are up to 8 mm in diameter. Due to the fact that there is nothing to spill and clog the gun, airsoft guns can also be powered by a spring.

Airsoft pros:

Spring powered airsoft guns are cheaper to make thus their market price is lower than the paintball guns’ price. This makes this sport more affordable for the newbies. Ammunitions are also cheaper. High end guns the prices for both airsoft and paintball guns is similar.

Hurts less. Airsoft BBs are smaller in size and weigh and hurt less if you get hit.

Airsoft cons:

BBs’ trajectory is not that easy to follow thus corrections are harder to make.

Marking a hit or kill can not be guaranteed as BBs don’t leave any visible mark. This may cause disagreements and heated arguments during a game.

Accuracy and range are difficult. If you want to be more accurate on longer distance you will have to use heavier BBs to prevent wind interference. This lowers the range and BBs hurt more if you hit your opponent somewhere unprotected.

Top 5 Gifts for Avid Snowboarders – News

If you have someone in your life who loves to snowboard, then you might just be thinking about getting them a gift that relates to their favorite activity. Here's a few ideas for gift ideas that will make any snowboarder very happy.

GoPro Camera

This is certainly the hottest gift idea for snowboarders this season. A GoPro camera is basically a sturdy camera that can be mounted on your body, usually on your helmet. A GoPro will allow the recipient to record them while while downloading down that mountain and doing those 360's. After the snowboarding season is over, the camera can be used for many other activities, like mountain biking, water skiing or cycling. Get the GoPro for the snowboarder in your life and you might even start someone's adventure film career!

Goggles

Every snowboarder needs a great pair of snowboarding goggles. Snowboarding goggles allow them to look great coming down the pipe, but eye protection is also critical for preventing snow blindness, and even eye injury. While you're in the eye protection area, why not get them some sunglasses as well, so they can look great and be protected from UV rays while off the snow as well.

Snowboard Wax

Just like with skis or surfboards, snowboards need a good waxing every time in a while as well. Snowboard wax can make a great stocking buffer for your favorite snowboarder. Available in rub-on, glide, paste and even spray, they will certainly appreciate having some extra wax to keep their snowboard in tip-top shape.

Stomp Pads

A stomp pad is a board that attaches to the center of a snowboard. This board comes in handy for snowboarders when they need to remove their snowboard to walk. The stomp pad offers them a place to rest their foot while they take their other foot out of the binding. A stomp board is a handy accessory for any snowboarder to have. These pads are available in a wide array of shapes, sizes and colors, so be sure to pick out a style that reflects the personality of your gift recipient.

Boot Gloves

Gloves for your boots? Yes, there is such a thing! Boot gloves are neoprene sleeves that slip over your boots and can make your feet toasty warm while snowboarding. In fact, boot gloves can increase the warmth of your feet by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If the weather is extra chilly, having a pair of these boot gloves will definitely come in handy for any snowboarder. Boot gloves are one size fits all, so there's no problem if you do not know the size of boots that your recipient wears.

No matter what gift you choose to give the snowboarder in your life, they are sure to be happy that you thought about them and their favorite winter activity.

Portable Basketball Hoop Benefits Vs Other Basketball Systems – News

Unlike the wall-mount, or in-ground basketball systems, a portable basketball hoop is a really convenient buy for a number of reasons. To start with, it is a complete system to begin playing the game, and they can be upgraded with other features like a breakaway rim for those who like to slam-dunk. But the biggest advantage is that they are a portable basketball system.

You can play them anywhere. No need for concrete to install, no digging a hole for the pole to begin, and once assembled, they can be moved anywhere. Another advantage of portability is that they can be used in any neighborhood that has restrictions on in-ground basketball systems.

Depending on where you live, you will likely need to get a building permit in order to install a wall-mount or in-ground basketball system. With a portable basketball system, you obviously avoid these issues altogether. Just simply set your goal where you want it, weigh down the base and play: easy as pie.

When you do need to fill the base with a weight, sand or water are obvious choices. Some simply use an external weight system, such as sand bags or actual weights from a home gym system. No matter what, it sure is easier than digging a hole or drilling into your house to mount a backboard which you can no longer adjust in the wall-mount models.

Another benefit to having a portable basketball hoop set up is that you can take the game with you if you move to another home. This is great for those who want to upgrade or who have an occupation which requires frequent residential moves, like the military. Having a portable hoop is the best choice for most situations.

One question that gets asked by many is, “Can we slam-dunk on a portable system?” On many cheaper models, this is not possible since the 10-gallon size for an economy basketball hoop is simply not enough counterweight for the slam dunk. However, with better quality models out there, this is a possibility for sure.

You can always upgrade most basketball hoops by getting a “breakaway rim” to enable slam-dunking. Just be sure the manufacturer allows for such upgrades, and that the portable basketball hoop is properly stabilized with sufficient weight first.

Many decide to opt for an adjustable basketball hoop to increase or decrease the height with a simple adjustment. This is perfect for those who have kids or who want to practice at lower heights and increase the challenge as time goes on.

Just like there are a number of basketball systems to consider, there are also a number of height adjustment mechanisms to consider. Many have a screw-jack mechanism, this is the most common and is usually cheaper to buy. The best and most expensive is the hydraulic models, the most convenient and easiest to use.

Lastly, make sure to consider the warranty and brand recognition. If the brand has been around for a while, there should be sufficient reviews to go over before deciding on one portable basketball hoop or another.

Sports Betting – What's the Deal? – News

There is nothing, it looks, quite as natural to human beasts as betting is. Betting has been a part of human culture on every continent on Earth. From the Natives of North America to China and everywhere in between, placing a wager on the output of a game has been a part of sports life.

Sports betting continues to be a big part of our culture today. Just as in times past, there is not a single sport you can name that does not have some kind of betting audience. Proponents of sports betting say that it is a harmless way to add a little fun to the game. Even if you have never been to a bookmaker, odds are that you have made some kind of wager on a sports event. It might be a fantasy pool, it might just bet for a beer with a buddy, but you have been drawn by the appeal of making a correct prediction.

For some people, sports betting is more than just a way to spice up a favorite past time; it is big business. All over the world, bets are placed on lacrosse, cricket, football, soccer, baseball, and every other sport you can name. Some people win big, some people win consistently, but it's always the books that come out on top. Let's take a deer look at what sports betting is all about, and some of the burning questions people have on the topic.

Is sports betting legal?

One of the largest questions surrounding sports betting is whether or not the activity is legal. The fact is that in many parts of the world, sports betting is legal. Most of Europe and Asia regulate sports betting quite heavily, but bettors can place their wagers without fear of legal reprisals.

North America is a different story. In Canada and the United States, wagering on sports is only actually allowed in four states: Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. Of these, only Nevada actually allows sports gambling outfits to operate.

Now, this does not necessarily mean that North Americans are out of luck if they want to wager on a game. The Internet has opened up a wide range of opportunities for residents west of the Atlantic to places bets on sports, although they must do so through books operated in gambling is legal. Even so, the status of those operations is a little bit shady.

How does sports betting work?

Official sports bets, those which take place through books rather than buddies, are carefully measured odds offered by shrewd business number crunchers. Whether we are talking about Las Vegas or Beijing, you can be sure that the books are one step ahead of your average bettor when it comes to wagering.

This is not to say that you do not stand a chance of winning when you place a bet, because one of the appeals of laying a wager on a sports event is that victory is equal parts knowledge and luck (as opposed to casino wagering, which is pretty much just luck no matter what Charlton Heston has to say!).

The sports books offer several different kinds of bets, all of which are designed so that the book itself makes a profit no matter the outcome of the event. That profit is known as the vigorish (vig for short). It's usually around $ 10, paid by the person who loses the wager.

Typically, bettors will select one of two options when wagering on a sports event. The first is the money line, in which a straight up win by the team picked will result in money returned to the bettor. They look like this, in a

baseball game:

Chicago White Sox -200
New York Yankees +150

That example tells us two things. First of all, the White Sox are the favorites. That's indicated by the negative sign. If you bet the Sox, then you have to put down $ 200 in order to win $ 100. That's the second thing the example shows us; the amounts indicate how much you win if the team you select comes out on top. For the Yankees, the underdogs, you only have to pay $ 150 to get a shot at that hundred bucks. But, of course, the Yankees will have to win!

The other kind of wager made on sports is the spread. Here, bookmakers will offer bettors a chance to win even if the team they bet on loses. Here's a look at how spreads are expressed:

Chicago Bulls -10
Denver Nuggets

Once again, the negative sign indicates that the Bulls are the favorite. However, in this case, a bettor wagers not on just who will win, but by how much. If you were to bet on the Bulls and they won, but only by 8, you would still lose the bet. The Bulls have to win by more than 10 points if a bet on them is to return money. Conversely, you could bet on the underdog Nuggets and still win if the team loses by less than 10 points.

So that's a brief introduction to some of the basic points of sports betting. Read some more of our articles in order to get a more in depth understanding of what sports betting is all about!

An Overview Of Serie A Teams – News

Serie A, also called as Serie A TIM, refers to the top level professional league in the Italian football league system. Founded during 1929-30 season, Serie A is now on its way to complete 87 seasons. Lega Calcio was the organizer of the Serie A competitions until 2010 but Lega Serie A was introduced during the 2010/11 season. It is widely regarded as one of the most competitive football leagues in the world. In accordance with a report by IFFHS, Serie A is the strongest national league all over the globe. Serie A teams have been the highest number of European Cup finalists till date.

The Italian outfits have reached the Europa competition final 26 times, which is a record in the continent. They have wrapped up the title in 12 seasons. As per UEFA’s league coefficient, Serie A ranks fourth among the European leagues and come only next to La Liga, Bundesliga and English Premier League. The ranking is based on the Italian clubs’ performance in the Europa League as well as the Champions League over the last five years. The league was the topper on the UEFA ranking between 1986 and 1988 and also from 1990 to 1339. Let us now take a closer look at the best Serie A clubs.

Serie A Competition

Before 1929, many Italian clubs participated in the top-most level. Till 1922, the earlier rounds were played on a regional basis. Inter is the only club that has played in every Serie A season since its inception.

Best Teams in Serie A

The top-tier Italian league hosts Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan which are considered three of the most popular clubs in the world. All of them are the founding members of G-14 which hosted the most famous and largest football clubs of Europe. It was the only league which had three representatives in the G-14 group. More players have been awarded the prestigious Ballon d’Or during their Serie A spell than any other country league. However, 18 players each from both Serie A and La Liga have received the award FIFA Ballon d’Or so far.

Juventus is considered the most successful Serie A club. The club, nicknamed as the Bianconeri, the Old Lady etc, is the only entity in the world football to have won every continental competition in Europe as well as the world title. Inter Milan became the first Serie A team to have won a treble following their 2009/10 achievement. Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan along with Roma, Lazio, Napoli and Fiorentina form famous Seven Sisters of Italian Football. Juventus is the current defending champions of Serie A title. However, Inter Milan are, at present, the topper on the league table.

Serie A Footballers

Serie A have produced some of the best names in the world football. Diego Maradona, the prince of football, also played in Serie A at Napoli. Paolo Maldini, Michel Platini are among other stalwarts who took retirement from international football. Serie A teams are also big spenders and don’t mind forking out a fortune to capture the star players.