The Serie A Team of the Season brings together the Italian championship’s best players. Italian football provided fans with one of the wildest seasons in recent memory. Napoli snapped the Scudetto after a 33-year wait.
Two Italian teams made it to the final of the Champions and Europa League. And the Serie A itself included more eye-catching football since the hallowed days of the 1990s.
Today I’m looking at the players that impressed the most across the season. To judge their quality, I am using the trusty fantasy football statistics provided by FootballCoin.
Ivan Provedel (Lazio) – 1058 points
Provedel helped Lazio exceed expectations to finish second in Serie A. He did so by helping the Aquilotti to maintain the second-best defense across the league. Moreso, Provedel exceeded the team’s expected goals by a large margin. Only 30 goals were scored against Lazio, although the xGA predicted 41.3 should’ve ended in the back of the team’s net.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) – 1273 points
Giovanni Di Lorenzo encapsulated the fighting spirit and ingenuity of Napoli’s side this season. This is why the Italian wing-back is also the season’s MVP.
Di Lorenzo provided both defensive and attacking support. Napoli was the best defensive unit in Serie A, and the wing-back scored three goals and assisted four others.
Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) – 1243 points
Biraghi was one of the central figures in a season where Fiorentina learned how to fight against the nation’s giants once more. The defender provided two goals and four assists besides proving an inspiration for the team’s defense.
Kim Min-Jae (Napoli) – 1231 points
There’s no way to overestimate the importance of Napoli’s clever recruitment across the last season. Kim Min-Jae arrived from Fenerbahce as a relative unknown. What’s more, his unenviable task was that of replacing long-serving central defender Kalidou Kolibaly.
The South Korean had an amazing season, was one of the best defenders across all European leagues, and is scouted by teams such as Manchester United.
Danilo (Juventus) – 1167 points
Danilo’s performances were some of the few positives across a terrible season for Juventus, on and off the pitch. The Brazilian wing-back provided three goals and three assists and was a constant threat for defenses. Juve will want to build around him for next season.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) – 1047 points
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia earned the nickname “Kvaradona” early into his first season with Napoli. To say that his transfer was inspired is an understatement.
His incredible technique and stunning goal-scoring prowess will be remembered by Napoli fans forever. With 12 goals, 10 assists, and astounding performances, there are few players in Europe that deserve more admiration.
Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) – 1044 points
Teun Koopmeiners proved that his first season in Serie A was the only one in which he got accustomed to the style of football being played here. Instead, he left his very best for his second year at Atalanta. This time around, he managed 10 goals, 4 assists, and proved he possess excellent vision.
Andre Zambo Anguissa (Napoli) – 1036 points
Andre Zambo Anguissa’s addition to the Serie A Team of the Season should be enough to convince you of a theme. Almost all of the players brought in by Napoli across the past two seasons have been incredible and immediate hits.
Anguissa’s role as a holding midfielder has been integral to Napoli’s success. When unavailable, the team struggled to find its identity. And with the Scudetto won, the Cameroon midfielder is set to be honored in Naples throughout his life.
Luis Alberto (Lazio) – 1029 points
Luis Alberto can play as one of the best midfielders in the world on the days that he wants to do that. Fortunately for Lazio fans, there have been plenty of days across this season.
Maurizio Sarri’s team had a great final act to the season that left them in second place. Luis Alberto was the team’s creative leader, providing 7 assists and 6 goals. Sarriball has always required some possessing Alberto’s qualities.
Lautaro Martinez (Inter) -818 points
Lautaro Martinez has proven two things. First, it’s hard to find a world-class striker these days. And secondly, Martinez, even on an off day, can be tasked with this role.
The Argentine, who became a World Cup champion in 2022, ended the Serie A season with an astounding 21 goals and 6 assists. Only Victor Osimhen scored more goals in the Italian league. As with both players, the numbers speak for themselves.
Patrick Ciurria (Monza) – 808 points
Patrick Ciurria is the greatest underdog story on this list. Yes, sure, Victor Osimhen would’ve finished the list ahead of both Ciurria and Martinez were it not for injuries.
But, Ciurria’s addition speaks of the great resourcefulness that Monza found in the face of adversity. He only scored 6 goals and provided 5 assists. But he was everywhere on the pitch for Monza in a season in which, against all odds, the team finished 11th.
Yes, Ciurria’s addition might be something of a statistical anomaly. However, it serves to prove just how complex and knowledgebase fantasy football can be.