Is Italian football popular in the US?

Serie A statistics

Published by B. Zeppenfeld, 02/17/2021
Serie A is the highest professional football league in Italy. It is considered to be one of the most popular and well-known football leagues in the world. Serie A was founded in 1929 and today consists of 20 clubs. Among the so-called "Big Five" leagues in Europe, which include the top leagues in England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France, Serie A is the fourth-strongest league in terms of revenue with a turnover of around 2.5 billion euros.

Record champions Juventus are among the most popular Serie A clubs. The team is valued by KPMG at more than 1.7 billion euros. Forbes credits the team with a total value of around $ 1.5 billion. In the 2019/2020 season, Juventus generated around 398 million euros in sales and was in third place in the league with an average of more than 39,000 visitors until the start of the corona pandemic.

The most famous Serie A player at the moment is Cristiano Ronaldo. The multiple world footballer (current market value 60 million euros) is under contract with Juventus and is one of the most dangerous goal-scoring players in the league. "CR7" has had a number of successes in his career, including the Portuguese five times Champions League winner. His annual earnings are said to be more than 100 million US dollars (salary plus sponsorship income).

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