Welcome to Football Italiano’s inaugural End of Season awards. After a fascinating year in the peninsula, we have felt it necessary to celebrate all things great that Serie A had to offer us in the 2008/09 season. The awards were all hotly contested in their respective fields and the winners’ list will no doubt pull a few surprises.
The Italian teams may have come up short in Europe this year, but the 20 participants in Serie A have more than provided us with an thrilling domestic campaign with great games, fantastic goals and awe-inspiring players gracing the fields. The 2008/09 season was also Football Italiano’s debut season following all things Calcio. Our team of dedicated writers and sub-editors have hopefully provided you with a fascinating insight into the world of Italian football, from match previews to Club Focuses, Azzurri Analysis to Lessons in Calcio. We would like to thank every reader for your loyalty and continued support through the season and we hope you will stick with us as we look forward to the summer and into the 2009/10 campaign. The Confederations Cup and European U21 Championships followed by the close-season mercato round-up and in-depth new season preview provides just a glimpse of things to come on these pages.
Click on the links below to see the results of the first annual End of Season awards, plus the thoughts of some of the voters, our writers.
Player of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Team of the Year
Game of the Year