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UC Sampdoria Stats & History
Sampdoria was founded in 1927 by the merger of two Genoa clubs, Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. During the Fascist era, the club was referred to as La Dominante. In their first season, they finished third in Serie B and barely missed out on Serie A promotion.
However, they were relegated in the next season. Due to the relegation Sampdoria split once again into two separate clubs. In 1937, Sampierdarenese absorbed two other Ligurian clubs and finally merged with Andrea Doria as UC Sampdoria in 1946.
Over the next 20 years, Sampdoria had an uninterrupted stay in Serie A. While they failed to win any domestic trophies during this period, Sampdoria did manage to finish fourth in 1961. After relegation to Serie B in 1966, Sampdoria immediately returned to the top tier.
During the 1970s Sampdoria failed to make any noise in Serie A and were relegated once again in 1977. Businessman Paolo Mantovani bought the club in 1979 with the aim of returning Sampdoria to the top flight and competing. La Samp earned promotion back to Serie A in 1982 and the best period in club history followed.
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Sampdoria stats state that they won their first ever major trophy in 1985, in the Coppa Italia. Under Vujadin Boskov, Sampdoria went on to win back-to-back Coppa Italia trophies in 1988 and 1989. They were runners up in the 1989 Cup Winners’ Cup and ended up winning the trophy in 1990.
Their peak was in 1991 as they won their first and only Scudetto, finishing five points in front of Inter Milan in Serie A. During this period Roberto Mancini and Gianluca Vialli dominated the UC Sampdoria stats. Vialli was Sampdoria’s leading scorer in six consecutive seasons from 1986-87 to 1991-92. Although, Mancini, now the manager of the Italian national team, is regarded as Sampdoria’s best-ever player.
Sampdoria went on to win another Coppa Italia title in 1994 but it remains their most recent trophy. During their decline, Sampdoria have spent some time in Serie B but mostly played in Serie A. In the late 2000s, Sampdoria played in the Europa League three times and made the Champions League playoff round in 2010.
Their current spell in the top flight began in 2012 but they haven’t finished higher than seventh during that time. Serie A odds price Sampdoria as one of the least likely teams to win the Scudetto in 2022-23. However, betting advice suggests that they’re unlikely to win fewer than ten games as they’ve managed that feat in each of their last ten Serie A seasons.