Definition of scudetto in English:



  • The award given to the champions of Italy's top division of professional soccer.

    ‘Juve lost 2–1 to Perugia, handing the scudetto to Lazio’
    • ‘He will not be back next season, even if he wins the scudetto.’
    • ‘The achievement is all the more remarkable given that they won the scudetto four days previously.’
    • ‘They had a president who was willing to spend billions of lire on winning the scudetto.’
    • ‘It was their 17th scudetto.’
    • ‘Could a southerner win the scudetto for the first time since Napoli in 1990?’
    • ‘As for Juventus, the Old Lady has now faced three title rivals this season and emerged with just two draws and a defeat - hardly the stuff of which scudetti are made.’
    • ‘The 2006 Brazilians are seasoned Europeans, carrying a smart collection of Bundesliga titles, Italian scudetti, Spanish La Ligas and Champions League medals around with them.’
    • ‘He twice took the unfashionable Napoli to the scudetto, their first for 60 years, and to a Uefa Cup triumph.’
    • ‘Last time Roma won the scudetto, the third in their history, there was a month-long party in the Eternal City.’
    • ‘He then became an assistant coach at the club, helping to guide them to another scudetto at the end of his first season before being appointed youth team coach in 1964.’
    • ‘Out of action for a year and out of form for two, he showed glimpses of his ability last season, and scored 16 times to help his side win the scudetto in their first campaign without Zinedine Zidane, on the final day.’
    • ‘Having won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990, and the scudetto in 91, they were European Cup runners-up in 1992.’
    • ‘They were pipped to the scudetto on the final day of last season, having led for much of the campaign, and join Juventus, Milan and Lazio in this year's chase.’
    • ‘"We can battle for both the scudetto and the Champions League, though I think Juventus and Internazionale look dangerous as well."’
    • ‘There are all the necessary elements here for us not to fail in pursuit of the scudetto.’
    • ‘The high points of his career came in 1979, when he won the championship with his former club, and in 1983 when, in the second of three spells at AS Roma, he took them to the scudetto.’
    • ‘Julinho then went to Italy to play splendidly for Fiorentina, whom he materially helped to win their first ever scudetto.’
    • ‘Instead, he stayed for 15 years, winning four Italian Cups, a scudetto, a Cup-Winners' Cup and narrowly missing out on the 1991-1992 European Cup at Wembley.’
    • ‘Now we can just focus on the scudetto.’
    • ‘He left behind the violet shirt of Fiorentina for the challenge of winning the scudetto.’


Italian, ‘badge, little shield’, from the shield-shaped emblem worn on the shirts of the winning team.