It's hard pinning down the top players in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.
The Serie A has a wealth of talent across the board despite losing out on several marquee names during the summer.
Excellent scouting and shrewd transfer business have been the model for teams that know they cannot compete financially with some of Europe's biggest hitters.
Here are the 25 best Serie A players from the 2013 calendar year!
Note: Only players who are still currently in Serie A were chosen. Sorry, Edinson Cavani!