7. Italy (5 out of 48)
Historically, some of the greatest football teams have come from the Italian teams in the form of Inter Milan, Juventus and A.C. Milan. Milan in the early 21st Century was considered a fine team, and Inter Milan were the last Italian team to have won a European Trophy, winning the Champions League in 2010. Overall, Italy is somewhat on a downward spiral with little or no competition being offered by teams from this country apart from Juventus in the last few seasons. There have been five European Trophies won by Italian teams in the 21st century.
A.C. Milan – 4 Trophies (2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup)
Inter Milan – 1 Trophy (1 UEFA Champions League)
So, with both Milanese outfits not even in the Champions League in 2015/16 (when the match will be played at their stadium), and a new look Juventus not likely to really provide serious resistance in Europe, the downward trend for Italian football continues.