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Brief Guide To Sports Most Loved By Italians

Brief Guide To Sports Most Loved By Italians

Italian sport has always been a hotbed of great champions, capable of being at the top of the most disparate sports disciplines worldwide. It is well known that football is by far the sport in which we excel, having also been world champions four times; in the same way, among the most followed club teams on www.fragster.com we find Milan, Juventus and Inter, real national pride.

But what are the sports most loved by Italians in general? Here is a brief guide.


This article could not fail to mention football. It is almost superfluous to say how much football is predominant in the choice of Italians: football is not just a sporting passion, but takes on cultural and social connotations, almost becoming a religious belief from many points of view. Teams such as Milan, Juventus, Inter, Rome, Lazio and Naples have always been among the most loved by fans, not only Italians, but all over the world.

It is really difficult to find in Italy someone who does not know football and who at least once in their life has not spent their Sunday at the stadium or glued in front of the TV to follow the exploits of his favorites.

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Moto GP and Formula One

In Italy there is also a great motoring tradition due to various factors. Surely the presence of historic companies in the sector such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Aprilia and MV Agusta has contributed to increasing the passion of athletes and supporters towards motorsport.

It will be enough to mention a few names of legendary athletes to understand how motorcycling and Formula One are leading sports in the Italian panorama: Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Giacomo Agostini or Antonio Cairoli are just some of the pillars of international motorcycling made in Italy.

It is curious how the greatest density of professional pilots is grouped in the area of ​​central Italy, between the Marche and Emilia Romagna. In fact, it is there that most of the motor manufacturers are based, giving young drivers the opportunity to be in contact with engines from an early age in the dozens of circuits scattered throughout the area.

Other Sports

Sport in Italy, while indisputably having football as its central pivot, nevertheless thrives on many other excellences. In team sports, such as water polo, we are among the most successful national teams in the world, with our Settebello coached by Campagna who continues his supremacy in all tournaments. The national teams and the Italian volleyball clubs (male and female) have always been the most successful in Europe.

On the side of individual sports, the situation does not change much, on the contrary, it showcases local excellences capable of shining with their own light: skiing, tennis, swimming, athletics, cycling and boxing, indeed the arts. martial arts in general, see a strong tricolor component on the international scene.

Special mention goes to those “minor” sports, with an xenophilic component, but which Italians are passionate about: American football, rugby, baseball, badminton and even padel are among the most loved and practiced sports in our country.

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