The Italian top-flight competition, Serie A is home to some of the World’s best players. Often considered the most defensive league in all of Europe the league has given rise to not only some top defenders but also some of the best strikers and midfielders over the years. Although the league has lost a bit of sheen, after Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus this season, there is still enough quality in the personnel involved in the league. In this article, we take a look into the 10 best players in Serie A who are playing currently.
The 10 best players in Serie A
#10. Milan Skriniar
Milan Skriniar has been one of the most consistent performers in Serie A, since the Slovakian international came into the league back in 2016. He had a 1-year spell with Sampdoria before Inter Milan noticed his capabilities and signed him for a fee of €20 million in 2017. A number of Premier League clubs shave wanted to sign the player, but Inter have so far managed to keep him at the club. The 26-yar old defender has 211 appearances in Serie A during his 5-year stay in Italy and looks set to make many more.
#9. Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala is one of the star attractions in Serie A, and the Argentinian made the move to Italy in 2012, joining Palermo. He played for them till 2015, before Juventus came calling and he joined them for a fee of €32 million. He has blossomed into one of the best attackers in Europe and has won 5 league titles with the club. He has made 352 appearances during these 9 years in Serie A.
#8. Robin Gosens
Robin Gosens has come up through the ranks playing for Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta in Serie A. He is currently the best left-back in the league and was superb during Germany’s recent EURO 2020 campaign. The 27-year-old cherishes the advanced role down the left flank and is one of the main players in Atalanta’s 3-5-2 system. He has made 155 appearances for the club scoring 29 times for them.
#7. Sergej Milinković-Savić
Sergej Milinković-Savić is one of Europe’s hottest prospective midfielders with a number of top clubs have expressed interest in signing the youngster over the past few years. The Serbian came into Serie A in 2015 when Lazio signed him from Belgian club, Genk 2015. He has made a total of 253 appearances for the club in the 7 years during his stay in Serie A, netting 48 goals for Lazio.
#6. Olivier Giroud
The French World Cup winner, Olivier Giroud is a newbie to Serie A, after joining the club this summer from Chelsea. He won the UEFA Champions League last year and is one of the most underrated strikers in the World going around, right now. He has hit the ground running for the Rossoneri scoring twice in his first two matches at the club.
#5. Edin Džeko
Veteran striker, Edin Dzeko also finds a spot among the best player currently playing Serie A. The Bosnian striker joined Serie A in 2015, signing for AS Roma, and prospered to a great extent making himself one of the feared strikers in Italy. Dzeko made a total of 260 appearances for the club and scored 119 goals in all, and has also scored one of the best goals in the history of the club which came in their 3-0 victory over FC Barcelona in 2018.
After a 5-year spell at the club, he shifted his base to Inter Milan this year and has continued his hot streak of form at the capital city In the first 5 matches of the season, the 35-year old has already netted 5 times.
#4. Leonardo Bonucci
The Italian defender, Leonardo Bonucci is one of the best defenders in Europe and has proven his credentials in the Italian league after signing for Juventus in 2010. He won the Serie A for 7 years in a row with the Old lady, before moving onto their rivals AC Milan in 2017. He played for the Rossoneri for a year and eventually returned to Turin the following year. Bonucci has made a total of 438 appearances in the Italian league and is one of the poster boys of Serie A and Italian football in the World.
#3. Ciro Immobile
Ciro Immobile has been one of Europe’s most consistent strikers over the past couple of years. The Italian signed for Lazio in 2016 for a fee of €8.75 million and won the Serie A top goalscorer in two years since joining the club. He scored 29 goals in 2017-18 and a mammoth 36 goals in 2019-2020, which also led him to the Golden Boot that year. He has scored 156 goals in 325 matches and is the club’s highest goal scorer.
#2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the World and the striker made the return to Serie A on a free transfer in 2019 after having a 2-year spell in Major League Soccer. The striker has been exceptional since his return and made AC Milan into one of the best teams in Italy, looking to rewind the club’s heydays. The Swedish international has played in 48 matches in the last three years and has scored a total of 29 goals.
#1. Giorgio Chiellini
The Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini is the best player in Serie A. The 37-year old defender signed for the Old Lady in 2005 and is currently the longest-serving player of the league having played in it for 16 years. He has taken over the mantle of captaincy at the club and has made 538 appearances in Italy scoring a decent 36 goals in them. Chiellini was part of Juventus’ record-breaking 9 times successive Serie A winning team. He added another feather to his illustrious career after he led Italy to the EURO 2020 title.