2016-17 SERIE A REVIEW

Serie A 2016-17 season review

Juventus made history with their sixth consecutive Scudetto, while the fight for second went down to the wire, Roma snatching it from Napoli's grasp with a dramatic final game on Francesco Totti's swansong. Atalanta were the real surprise package, pipping Lazio to fourth place and their first European qualification in almost three decades, while Milan secured the final berth, leaving Inter and Fiorentina in the lurch.

Pescara were doomed from the start and Palermo finally paid a heavy price for the constant changes of Coach, but Crotone completed an incredible comeback in their maiden top flight campaign to clinch safety in the last round, sending Empoli down.

Relive the highs, lows and extraordinary in-between moments in Football Italia’s season review of 2016-17.

Rating the Champions

Juventus made history with their sixth consecutive Scudetto, third straight Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League Final. Read more

Player of the Season - Dries Mertens

The diminuitive Belgian wasn't even playing as a striker until October, but still scored 28 Serie A goals as the star of a revolutionised Napoli. Read more

Capocannoniere - Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko went from zero to hero, becoming the most prolific Roma striker since Rodolfo Volk in the 1930s. Read more

Coach of the Season - Massimiliano Allegri

It was a close-run thing with the great entertainer Maurizio Sarri, but Max Allegri's inspired Juventus revamp got him the prize. Read more

Young Player of the Season - Roberto Gagliardini

From Serie A debut for Atalanta to €28m Inter transfer and senior Italy cap, it was Roberto Gagliardini's year. Read more

Team of the Season

It was tough cutting Football Italia’s Team of the Season down to just 11 names. Who proved worthy of a spot in 2016-17's dream line-up? Read more

Flops XI

Who did you really not want in your fantasy football team and which big names failed to match expectations? Read more

Club by club review

Every Serie A side’s campaign has been assessed by our team of experts, from the clubs who enjoyed record-breaking runs to those who endured forgettable form.

JUVENTUS - 1st - Pts 91 P 38 W 29 D 4 L 5 F 77 A 27

The Bianconeri became the first ever side to win six consecutive Serie A titles, as big spending paid off. Read more

 

ROMA - 2nd - Pts 87 P 38 W 28 D 3 L 7 F 90 A 38

Luciano Spalletti and Francesco Totti waved goodbye, as at the end of a tense campaign, Roma snatched Champions League football. Read more

 

NAPOLI - 3rd - Pts 86 P 38 W 26 D 8 L 4 F 94 A 39

Dries Mertens discovered himself a hitman, but Maurizio Sarri's great entertainers could only take third place. Read more

 

ATALANTA - 4th - Pts 72 P 38 W 21 D 9 L 8 F 62 A 41

Gian Piero Gasperini's young charges proved to be the surprise package of this season, led by Papu Gomez. Read more

 

LAZIO - 5th - Pts 70 P 38 W 21 D 7 L 10 F 74 A 51

Little was expected when Simone Inzaghi took over during pre-season, but the Aquile reached the Coppa Italia Final and qualified for Europe. Read more

 

MILAN - 6th - Pts 63 P 38 W 18 D 9 L 11 F 57 A 45

Getting back into Europe and winning the Italian Super Cup during a protracted takeover process made it a decent campaign for Vincenzo Montella. Read more

 

INTER - 7th - Pts 62 P 38 W 19 D 5 L 14 F 72 A 49

Frank de Boer, Stefano Pioli and caretaker manager Stefano Vecchi couldn't give Inter an identity, as they failed to qualify for Europe. Read more

 

FIORENTINA - 8th - Pts 60 P 38 W 16 D 12 L 10 F 63 A 57

Paulo Sousa's second season in Florence lacked the spark and enthusiam of the first, petering out domestically and in Europe. Read more

 

TORINO - 9th - Pts 53 P 38 W 13 D 14 L 11 F 71 A 66

Torino soared on the wings of 'Il Gallo' Andrea Belotti, but also flapped in too many goals with Joe Hart. Read more

 

SAMPDORIA - 10th - Pts 48 P 38 W 12 D 12 L 14 F 49 A 55

A star was born in Patrik Schick and they did the historic Derby della Lanterna double, but Sampdoria often lost their momentum. Read more

 

CAGLIARI - 11th - Pts 47 P 38 W 14 D 5 L 19 F 55 A 76

The Sardinians went from newly-promoted to mid-table comfort despite a spectacularly leaky defence. Read more

 

SASSUOLO - 12th - Pts 46 P 38 W 13 D 7 L 18 F 58 A 63

Sassuolo found that European commitments and an injury crisis made for a much tougher campaign than expected. Read more

 

UDINESE - 13th - Pts 45 P 38 W 12 D 9 L 17 F 47 A 56

Gigi Del Neri took over from Beppe Iachini to steady the ship at his hometown club in their new Dacia Arena. Read more

 

CHIEVO - 14th - Pts 43 P 38 W 12 D 7 L 19 F 43 A 61

The Flying Donkeys had European ambitions at one stage, but their wings were eventually clipped. Read more

 

BOLOGNA - 15th - Pts 41 P 38 W 11 D 8 L 19 F 40 A 58

Roberto Donadoni kept the Felsinei afloat despite some real difficulties in scoring goals this season. Read more

 

GENOA - 16th - Pts 36 P 38 W 9 D 9 L 20 F 38 A 64

Genoa came perilously close to relegation after selling their best players in January, firing and re-hiring Coach Ivan Juric. Read more

 

CROTONE - 17th - Pts 34 P 38 W 9 D 7 L 22 F 34 A 58

The tiny club in its debut Serie A season completed an incredible comeback in the final nine rounds to secure safety. Read more

 

EMPOLI - 18th - Pts 32 P 38 W 8 D 8 L 22 F 29 A 61

The Tuscans went from 10th last season and apparent safety to throw it all away in the final round in their shock relegation. Read more

 

PALERMO - 19th - Pts 26 P 38 W 6 D 8 L 24 F 33 A 77

This time there was to be no escape, as Palermo's chopping and changing of Coach, personnel and even President proved too much. Read more

 

PESCARA - 20th – Pts 18 P 38 W 3 D 9 L 26 F 37 A 81

Pescara gave it their all in 2016-17, but will be returning straight back to Serie B. Read more