The scudetto (Italian for: "little shield") is a decoration worn by
Italian sports clubs that win the annual championship of their
respective sport in the previous season.
The scudetto was created in the 1920s to honour the winner of the
national association football league (which eventually become Serie A
in 1929) and the first ever team to wear it was
Andrea Marcato, a rugby union player, wearing the scudetto won with Benetton Treviso the season before
Sources generally agree that the inventor of the scudetto was the
Italian poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio. In his youth,
D'Annunzio was a keen follower of football and in 1887 he bought in
^ a b c Paolo Pierangelodate=8 April 2013. "150 anni di D'Annunzio, l'ideatore dello scudetto sulle maglie da gioco" [D'Annunzio's 150th Birthday: He Was the Inventor of the scudetto on Sports Jerseys]. la Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan. Retrieved 9 December 2016. ^ Roberto Graziosi (25 April 2016). "Chi ha inventato lo Scudetto?" [Who Invented the scudetto?]. Focus. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
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