Football Crossword: Serie A Sensations

To celebrate a super season of Italian football, we’ve dedicated this week’s football crossword to Serie A. So if you think you know your Maldinis and your Mancinis, come with us on another puzzle adventure!


Clues Across

7 World-Cup winning Brazilian keeper who had two stints with Parma (8)

8 Mr Lamela, he moved from Roma to Spurs in 2013 (4)

9 Pierluigi Casiraghi’s nickname, for short (4)

10 Speedy Brazilian wing-back who arrived at AC Milan in 1999 (8)

11 Ex-Juventus defender Igor Tudor played international football for them (7)

12 _ Hamsik, Napoli’s Slovakian captain (5)

14 Roberto Donadoni’s already-relegated Serie A side (5)

16 Non-playing positionFiorentina’s Vincenzo Montella, for example (7)

19 Which Turkish club bought Inter flop Ricardo Quaresma in 2010? (8)

20 Legendary Anfield striker signed by Juventus in the mid-1980s (4)

21 Veteran Cameroon striker who signed for Sampdoria from Everton in January (4)

22 Christian, French international midfielder who played for Sampdoria in the 1990s (8)


Clues Down

1 Inter’s long-serving Argentine captain whose number 4 shirt retired along with him in 2014 (6,7)

2 South _ , they were one-time Lazio defender Mark Fish’s national team (6)

3 Italian club where Roberto Baggio ended his playing career (7)

4 Source of bright light and smoke from the stands (5)

5 Jonathan, French defender previously with Cagliari, Roma, Juventus and Brescia (6)

6 Ghana midfielder at Milan nicknamed “The Bison” (7,6)

13 Iconic Serie A ground officially known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (3,4)

15 Brazilian right-back at Roma who played for Inter between 2006 and 2012 (6)

17 Miralem Pjanic and Kevin Strootman’s club (2,4)

18 After spells at Roma and Milan, Bojan Krkic now plays for which Premier League club? (5)


Answers to this week’s crossword puzzle will pop in a random article within the next few days or so. So be on the look out for ’em!


Created by Aleric Linden

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