Italian football clubs in international competitions

Italian football clubs have entered European association football competitions (UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the now defunct UEFA Intertoto Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup) since season 1955–56, when Milan took part in European Cup competition. Nowadays, Italian football is the fourth force in Europe according to UEFA ranking, following the Spanish, English and German football.[1] Italian clubs have also entered several times worldwide inter-club competitions since the 1963 Intercontinental Cup.

Points by season
(UEFA coefficient)[1]
Season Points
2016–17 14.250
2017–18 17.333
2018–19 12.642
2019–20 14.928
2020–21 16.285

The golden age of Italian football since the establishing of UEFA in 1954, was often regarded the period since 1982, after the victorious World Cup, to 2003 following the Parmalat bankruptcy which affected further sponsorship in the country, when the greatest number of Italian clubs have won, at least once, titles in UEFA competitions, contribuing to Serie obtain the highest confederation coefficient score during circa fifteen years. Since the beginning of 21th century, the force of Italian football at international stage has decreased, mainly after the Calciopoli scandal.[2]

So far, the Italian clubs have won 12 times the Champions League/European Cup (Milan, Internazionale and Juventus), 9 times the Europa League/UEFA Cup (Internazionale, Juventus, Parma and Napoli), 7 times the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (Milan, Fiorentina, Juventus, Lazio, Parma and Sampdoria), 9 times the UEFA Super Cup (Milan, Juventus, Lazio and Parma), 4 times the UEFA Intertoto Cup (Bologna, Juventus, Perugia and Udinese), 1 time the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (Roma), 7 times the Intercontinental Cup (Internazionale, Milan and Juventus), and 2 times the FIFA Club World Cup (Internazionale and Milan).[3][4][5]