Calcio: Derby Del Sole

Tammy Abraham Tammy Abraham

Looking at the map of Serie A teams dotted along Italy, you will notice one obvious fact. Most of the teams are in Northern Italy. This is especially true if you look at the top table clubs such as Juventus, Inter, Milan, and Atalanta. All are very close to the northern border. Even historically great teams such as Torino, Genoa, Sampdoria, and Parma all reside in what would be considered Northern Italy. This shows how economically advanced the northern part of the country is compared to their southern counterparts as most of the money needed to fuel these teams is in the north. 

Napoli and Roma became the first two clubs in Central and Southern Italy to be admitted to the National Division in 1926–1927 making this one of the best rivalry matches. The name “Derby Del Sole” or “Derby of the Sun” gets its name for being a major rivalry outside the industrial centers of the north. The match is played in the sunny southern region of Italy. The derby has been played 169 times. Roma owns a slight advantage in the competition having 63 wins and


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