Italian football had its share of exciting moments and performances in 2016 and although football is considered to be a team game, there will always be individuals who stand out more than their peers.
Star players attract the attention of fans due to their skill, presence, character and aura, and in 2016 Serie A supporters witnessed established stars continually produce world-class performances as well as the emergence of starlets who could become greats of the game.
Here at Forza Italian Football, we have compiled our list of the Top 10 Serie A players for this year, which contains players that have played vital roles in their respective teams, they are players who have broken records, or they have shown that age is no barrier.
10. Alejandro Gomez
Papu has been Atalanta’s main source of creativity in 2016, firstly as a winger under Edy Reja and then as a support striker under Gian Piero Gasperini. His pace and trickery are important to La Dea’s play and his influence on the team has made the northern Italian club one of the surprise packets of 2016-17.
His form has been so good, he was in consideration for a call-up to the Italian national team before a technicality deemed him ineligible.