Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The past, traditions, habits, customs, and natural beauty have always aroused interest in this country and its inhabitants.
As for the Italians, it is widely believed that they have three greatest passions, beautiful women, music, and football. In this order, it is not confirmed, nor is it the most important for our topic.
Some of the most famous agencies dealing with global market research publish the data that Series A is followed by about 25 million inhabitants, which is slightly less than 50% of the population in the country of 60 million people.
Regarding the popularity of the clubs, the figures confirm the long-known fact that Juventus is by far the most popular club in the country. This club has more fans than the first runners-up, Inter and Milan, combined. Fourth on the list, in terms of popularity, is Napoli, followed by Roma, Fiorentina, Lazio…
The most popular club in the Apennines is Juventus, supported by 8.7 million fans. Milan follows them with 4.2 million fans, Inter 3.9, Napoli 2.9, Roma 1.9, etc. However, Naples is a smaller city, the entire Campagna region that supports Napoli. At the same time, Rome is divided into Roma and Lazio, and perhaps that is why Roma is below them in terms of the number of fans.
Juventus does not have the majority of fans in Turin, Milan, Rome, or Naples, but that’s why they have fans all over Italy, especially in the south of Italy where there are no stronger clubs, so people there are attached to the clubs with the most trophies. Many Sicilians and Calabrese people work in northern Italy, so they find bonds with this team.
It is also interesting how the fan commitment is divided by region. Only 13 percent of Juventus fans are located in the Piedmont region, whose centre is Turin. In the northeast of Italy, there are 17 percent of the members of the Juventus fan base. In the central part of the country, 14 percent and even 40 percent of the fans are in the south of Italy and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.
The most faithful fans in front of the TV are Roma fans. Fifty-four percent of them have at least one paid television package that includes Serie A matches. Then there are Bologna (48 percent), Atalanta (47 percent), etc.