No Serie A Players Left to Wear League Best Player Badges

No Serie A player will wear the “best player” badge on their game jerseys for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.

Beginning with the 2019/20 season, the Serie A offered those chosen as the best players from the previous season the opportunity to take the field with a official recognition badge on their shirts.

However, due to multiple circumstances, it seems that no representative will be showing the award-winner patch on their game jerseys.

The six players who could wear the award on their jerseys are those chosen as “Best Goalkeeper”, “Best Defender”, “Best Midfielder”, “Best Striker”, “Best Young Player (Under 23)” and “Most Valuable Player” of the season by the league.

The best goalkeeper form the past Serie A campaign was Gianluigi Donnarumma, who now plays in France. The best defender was Cristian Romero who doesn’t play anymore in Italy either after having being loaned to Tottenham by Atalanta.

Nicolò Barella and Cristiano Ronaldo were the best midfielder and best striker respectively, while Romelu Lukaku won the MVP award. The best Under-23 player was Juventus new signing Dusan Vlahovic.

Since Ronaldo and Lukaku also left the Italian top-flight for the Premier League shores, Barella and Vlahovic are the only player left in Serie A eligible to wear the badge.

However, the Inter midfielder has worn it only in the first match day while the Serbian striker seems to have opted to go without it since moving from Fiorentina to Juventus.