Football season review: the year’s big football winners

As the football season draws to a close, fans worldwide celebrate the triumphs and memorable moments that have defined the past year. From dramatic league races to standout performances on the international stage, this season has provided its fair share of excitement and surprise. Here's a football season review with the big winners in various leagues and competitions.

 

2023/2024 Football Season Review and Highlights

Bayer Leverkusen - A Historic Breakthrough

Under Xabi Alonso's guidance, Bayer Leverkusen broke through with their first Bundesliga title. Their historic season included a record-setting 51-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, showcasing their exceptional form and resilience. This triumph marked a significant milestone for Leverkusen, who also added the DFB Cup to their achievements​.

 

Manchester City – Four Titles in a Row

Manchester City won their fourth consecutive Premier League title, the first time a club has done so in the competition's history. This feat demonstrated Pep Guardiola's management and leadership skills and the quality of the team. Players like Phil Foden, who won the Premier League's Player of the Year award, and Erling Haaland, the league's top scorer with 27 goals, played crucial roles. Other stars like Rodri, Julián Álvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, and Portuguese players Bernardo Silva and Rúben Dias made significant contributions, culminating in a closely contested championship with Arsenal.

 

Sporting Club de Portugal - Affirmation in Portugal

Sporting, under the leadership of coach Rúben Amorim, won their second league title in three years. This victory reinforced Sporting's resurgence and solidified their position as one of the main forces in Portuguese football. Amorim's tactical acumen and key players such as Viktor Gyökeres (the league's top scorer), Francisco Trincão, Pedro Gonçalves (Pote), and Sebastián Coates guided the Lions to success.

 

Paris Saint-Germain - Absolute Dominance in France

Paris Saint-Germain clinched their third consecutive Ligue 1 title, continuing their dominance in French football. The star-studded squad, featuring talents like Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé, and Portuguese star Vitinha, who was considered the team's player of the year by PSG coach Luis Enrique, proved to be a powerhouse domestically, underlining their sustained excellence and strategic team building.

 

Real Madrid – The Classic Champion

Real Madrid won their 36th La Liga title, reaffirming their status as Spain's top club. With a balanced mix of experienced stars and emerging talents, Carlo Ancelotti's team dominated the league. Additionally, the team will play in the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Luka Modric, Jude Bellingham, and Vinícius Júnior will strive to lift Real Madrid's 15th European title.

 

Inter and Atalanta - Italian League Highlights

Inter Milan had an extraordinary season in Serie A, showing remarkable consistency by collecting 94 points and suffering only two defeats. Atalanta also impressed, finishing in the top four and earning a place in the Champions League. The Bergamo team's season, led by Gian Piero Gasperini, was crowned with a surprise victory in the Europa League, beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final, with a hat-trick from Nigerian Ademola Lookman.

 

Olympiakos – Historic European Success

Also noteworthy was the season of Olympiakos, which won its first-ever European trophy by securing victory in the Conference League. Additionally, they added the Youth League title to their achievements, marking a historic year for the Greek club.

 

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