Cagliari

The pride of Sardinia was founded by a group of students in 1920 and were in Serie A by 1964. Miraculously, little Cagliari won the Italian title in 1970 largely thanks to their most famous player, national team hero Gigi Riva. These days Cagliari are generally mid-table mainstays in Serie A.

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7 Best Island Football Teams

Porto's Brazilian forward Tiquinho Soares celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on...

There’s a lot to be said for playing professional football for an island football team. With the islands we’re looking at at least, the weather is pretty good, the lifestyle is relaxed and you are out of the public eye and free to live your life in a way that you’re not really when you play on the mainland of a major footballing nation.

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Porto's Brazilian forward Tiquinho Soares celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on...

7 Best Island Football Teams

There’s a lot to be said for playing professional football for an island football team. With the islands we’re looking at at least, the weather is pretty good, the lifestyle is relaxed and you are out of the public eye and free to live your life in a way that you’re not really when you play on the mainland of a major footballing nation.

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