The Italian Football Championship of 1898 was a major event in the footballing history of Italy. It was the first FIGC endorsed league competition which is considered an official predecessor of Serie A (the league of most important italian football teams). It was held at Velodromo Umberto in Turin on 8 May, all three games were played over the course of the one day.The winner of this first ever season was Genoa .
The italian Serie A is considered one of the best league in the world , has produced the highest number of European Cups finalists: Italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record twenty-six different occasions, winning the title twelve times. It's ranked 4th among European leagues according to UEFA's league coefficient behind the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, and German Bundesliga, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League.
The league hosts three of the world's most famous clubs as Juventus, Milan and Internazionale, all founding members of the G-14, a group which represented the largest and most prestigious European football clubs. More players have won the coveted Ballon d'Or award while playing at a Serie A club than any other league in the world.
Milan is one of two clubs with the most official international titles in the world.
Juventus, Italy's most successful club of the 20th century and the most successfu Italian team, is tied for fourth in Europe and eighth in the world in the same ranking. The club is the only one in the world to have won all possible official continental competitions and the world title.
Internazionale, following their achievements in the 2009–10 season, became the first Italian team to have achieved The Treble.