August 20, 2023

Italy: Serie A, 2023-24 season – Location-map, with 3 charts: Attendance (2022-23), Seasons-in 1st-Division [current clubs] & All-time Italian Titles list./+ Illustration for Napoli: Serie A champions for the 3rd time./+ The 3 promoted clubs (Cagliari, Frosinone, Genoa).

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Italy: Serie A, 2023-24 season – Location-map, with 3 charts

By Bill Turianski, on 20 August 2023 ;

-2023-24 Serie A (
-Serie A page at
-Table, fixtures, results, stats, etc…Serie A/summary (
-English-speaking coverage of Italian football…Forza Italian

The map page has a location-map of 2023-24 Serie A, along with 3 charts.
The location-map features each club’s home kit [2023-24]. The map also shows the 20 Regions of Italy. And the map also shows the 11 largest cities in Italy (2020 metropolitan-area figures) {Metropolitan cities of Italy}. The cities’ population figures can be seen at the top of the location-map. Also, the map shows the locations of both the 3 promoted clubs and the 3 relegated clubs from 2022…Promoted to Serie A for 2023-24: Cagliari, Frosinone, Genoa; relegated to Serie B for 2023-24: Spezia, Cremonese, Sampdoria.

The 3 Charts…
The Attendance chart shows 2022-23 home domestic league average attendance, and lists each club’s 2022-23 finish. Also noted are the 7 European qualifiers from Italy for this season, and the 3 promoted clubs. The 7 European qualifiers from Italy for this season [2023-24] are:
-4 teams in the Champions League Group Stage (Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Milan).
-2 teams in the Europa League Group Stage (Atalanta, Roma).
-1 team in the Europa Conference play-off round (Juventus).

The chart on the upper-right-hand side of the map page shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs/2023-24]. Alongside that are shown each club’s consecutive seasons in Serie A. Or, with the case of the 3 promoted clubs, the chart shows when they were last in the top division: both Cagliari and Genoa return to Serie A after one season; Frosinone returns to Serie A after 4 seasons.

The chart at the lower-right-hand side of the map page shows the All-time Italian Titles list (1898-1915; 1920-43; 1946-2023).

    In 2022-23, Napoli won the Serie A title.

It was the first time in 21 years that the title was won by a club other than Juventus, Milan, or Internazionale. And it was the first time in 33 years that Napoli were the Italian champions.

33 years ago, in 1986-87, Napoli won their first Serie A title. It was the first time that a club from mainland Southern Italy had won the title. In ’86-87, Diego Maradona, the only foreign-born player on the Napoli squad, was the working-class icon and catalyst, scoring 10 goals. New signing Andrea Carnevale scored 8 goals, and central defender Ciro Ferrara anchored the defense. Napoli led at winter break by 2 points, and won it by 3 points ahead of Juventus. A crucial match in late April saw Napoli beat Milan 2-1, with the winner scored in spectacular fashion by Maradona… {See this 54-second clip: 26 April 1987, Maradona goal in 2-1 win over Milan.} A month later, Napoli became just the third Italian team to win the Double, after beating Atalanta 4–0 aggregate in the 1987 Coppa Italia Final.

Three years later, in 1989-90, Napoli won their second Serie A title. Diego Maradona scored 16 of Napoli’s league-best 57 goals, while Brazilian international Careca scored 10, and Andrea Carnevale scored 8. Napoli beat Lazio 1-0 in the final match, and won the title by 2 points over Milan.

Thirty three years later, in 2022-23, Napoli won their third Serie A title. Napoli won the 2022-23 Serie A title by 16 points. Manager Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli side coasted to the title, clinching with 5 matches to spare, after a 1–1 draw away to Udinese. Napoli scored the most (77 goals), and conceded the least (28), ending up with 90 pts. and a +49 goal-difference.

The league’s top scorer was Napoli’s Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen (with 31 goals). Top assist-maker for the league was Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (a Georgia international), who had 10 assists (plus 12 goals). Joint-second-most assists was Napoli’s Poland international, MF Piotr Zieliński, with 8 assists (plus 3 goals). Napoli’s captain in 2022-23 was Tuscany-born right-back and Italy international Giovanni Di Lorenzo. {See photos and captions of these 4 players, below.}

In 2022-23, Napoli also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time. Napoli won their group-stage group over Liverpool on goal-difference, then beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the round-of-16s, before falling to Milan in the quarter-finals. In Napoli’s 22-23 UEFA CL run, Victor Osimhen scored 6, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored 2 (with 4 assists), and Piotr Zieliński scored 4.
Photo credits above – Napoli embroidered badge, from 2022-23 Napoli home jersey, unattributed at Aerial drone photo by dronaut at Napoli players celebrate a goal at Stadio San Paolo (1986-87 season), photo unattributed at 1986-87 Napoli jersey, photo unattributed at Maradona salutes fans in Stadio San Paolo (1987), photo unattributed at Careca celebrates a goal (1989-90 season), photo unattributed at 1989-90 Vallardi Il Grande Calcio 90 Andrea Carnevale sticker, from Maradona with trophy (1990), photo unattributed at[@SuperpowerFb].
’22-23 Napoli players celebrate after a goal, photo unattributed at Victor Osimhen, photo unattributed at Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, photo unattributed at Piotr Zieliński, photo unattributed at Giovanni Di Lorenzo, photo by Ivan Romano/Getty Images via Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti, with Victor Osimhen, photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images via

    Below: the 3 promoted clubs (Cagliari, Frosinone, Genoa)…

Cagliari Calcio – promoted in 2023, back to Serie A after one year.
Cagliari first played in Serie A in 1964-65. Cagliari have won 1 Italian title (1969-70). Counting 2023-24, Cagliari have played 43 seasons of 1st division football (the 14th-most in Italy).

Photo credits above – 2023-24 Cagliari home jersey, unattributed at Aerial shot of Unipol Domus (aka Sardegna Arena), unattributed at Unipol Domus [Sardegna Arena], dron-shot shot by via

Frosinone Calcio – promoted in 2023, back to Serie A after 5 years.
Frosinone first played in Serie B in 2006-07. Frosinone first played in Serie A in 2015-16. Counting 2023-24, Frosinone have played 3 seasons of 1st division football.

Photo credits above – 2023-24 Frosinone home jersey, from Photo inside Stadio Benito Stirpe [March 2023], by Franco Celletti at [Photos]. Interior shot of Stadio Benito Stirpe, from Aerial shot of Stadio Benito Stirpe, from Traveling Cagliari supporters in Venice, appx. 500 of them [2022], photo by Getty Images at

Genoa CFC – promoted in 2023, back to Serie A after one year.
In 1898, Genoa competed in, and were winners of, the first Italian Championship, at Velodrome Humbert I in Turin. Genoa have won 9 Italian titles (1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1914–15, 1922–23, 1923–24). Genoa have won 1 Coppa Italia title (1937).
Counting 2023-24, Genoa have played 56 seasons of 1st division football (12th-most in Italy).

Photo credits above – 2023-24 Genoa home jersey, unattributed at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, photo by Gabriel Rinaldi at Genoa supporters, photo unattributed at Interior shot, by Nicolò Campo / LightRocket via Getty Images via
Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of Italy by TUBS, at File:Italy provincial location map.svg.
-Globe-map of Italy by Rob984 at
-Populations of Italian cities’ metro-areas from Metropolitan cities of Italy (
-Attendance figures,[Italy].
-Seasons in Italian 1st division, from English translation at Participating clubs since inception of Serie A [Teilnehmende Vereine seit Gründung der Serie A] (
-General info, crests, kit illustrations, from 2023-24 Serie A (

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