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ITALY
  THEFIFAWORLDCUPS    
ITALY IN THE WORLD CUPS
   
                                           
                                           
                                           
   
   
                                           
                                         
                           
  We play football. We love football.          
  We breathe football. We live football.        
                             
                                         
                                         
  ITALY  
     
     
 

The Italy national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia) represents Italy in international football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.

The FIGC was founded in Turin in1898, is member of the FIFA since 1905, and also a member of the UEFA since 1954. The first official event was a championship featuring four northern teams on 8 May 1898 in Turin.  Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club were crowned as champions, defeating Internazionale Torino by 3–1, following extra time. However, the first national championship was 15 years later, in 1913, and the Football Club Pro Vercelli 1892 (currently called U.S. Vercelli Calci), based in Vercelli, Piedmont prevailed.

Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, only behind Brazil who has won five titles. Italians have won four World Cup title (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006), one UEFA European Championships (1968), and one Olympic Tournament (1936).

 
       
       
  QUICK FACTS  
       
       
 
  Association
  Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio   
  Confederation
  UEFA
  Nickname
  Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
  Foundation year
 1898
  Affiliate since
 1905
  Topscorer in WC
  Roberto Baggio - Paolo Rossi -   Christian Vieri: 9
  Head Coach
  Giampiero Ventura
  Titles
  4 (34, 38, 82, 06)
 
   
       
  TITLES  
     
     
 
WORLD CUP
Gold
Silver
Bronze
 1934 Italy
1
 1938 France
1
 1970 Mexico  
2
 1982 Spain
1
 1990 Italy
3
 1994 United States  
2
 2006 Germany
1

 

OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold
Silver
Bronze
 1928 Netherlands
3
 1936 Germany
1
 2004 Greece
3

 

UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Gold
Silver
Bronze
 1968 Italy
1
 1988 Germany
3
 2000 Belgium - Netherlands
2
 2012 Poland-Ukraine
2
 
       
       
  ITALY APPEARANCES IN WORLD CUPS  
       
       
 
Nro
Flag
World Cup
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Rd
Pos
Par
Pt
P/Par
Ap.
Total
83
45
21
17
128
77
51
125
24.49
7.78
22.00
134.50
8.76
18
2
 1934 Italy
5
4
1
0
12
3
9
9
1.80
C
1
16
16
0.06
1
3
 1938 France
4
4
0
0
11
5
6
8
2.00
C
1
15
15
0.06
2
4
 1950 Brazil
2
1
0
1
4
3
1
2
1.00
1R
7
13
1
0.53
3
5
 1954 Switzerland
3
1
0
2
6
7
-1
2
0.67
1R
10
16
1
0.62
4
7
 1962 Chile
3
1
1
1
3
2
1
3
1.00
1R
9
16
1
0.56
5
8
 1966 England
3
1
0
2
2
2
0
2
0.67
1R
9
16
1
0.56
6
9
 1970 Mexico
6
3
2
1
10
8
2
8
1.33
F
2
16
8
0.12
7
10
 1974 West Germany
3
1
1
1
5
4
1
3
1.00
1R
10
16
1
0.62
8
11
 1978 Argentina
7
4
1
2
9
6
3
9
1.29
FP
4
16
4
0.25
9
12
 1982 Spain
7
4
3
0
12
6
6
11
1.57
C
1
24
24
0.04
10
13
 1986 Mexico
4
1
2
1
5
6
-1
4
1.00
2R
12
24
1.50
0.50
11
14
 1990 Italy
7
6
1
0
10
2
8
13
1.86
TP
3
24
9
0.12
12
15
 1994 United States
7
4
2
1
8
5
3
14
2.00
F
2
24
12
0.08
13
16
 1998 France
5
3
2
0
8
3
5
11
2.20
QF
5
32
4
0.15
14
17
 2002 Korea-Japan
4
1
1
2
5
5
0
4
1.00
2R
15
32
2
0.46
15
18
 2006 Germany
7
5
2
0
12
2
10
17
2.43
C
1
32
32
0.03
16
19
 2010 South Africa
3
0
2
1
4
5
-1
2
0.67
1R
26
32
1
0.81
17
20
 2014 Brazil
3
1
0
2
2
3
-1
3
1.00
1R
22
32
1
0.69
18
 
       
 
 Where: Perf: Pts/Pld     Rd: Round     Pos: Position in the WC     Total Pos: SUM(Pos)/Ap     Par: No. participants    
 Pt: How many points scores in the WC. Champion: 32, Finalist: 16, TP: 12, FP: 8, QF: 4, R16: 2, FR: 1
 P/Par: Pos/Par     Total P/Par: SUM(P/Par + 1.25 * each World Cup uncontested)/20     Ap: Appearances
 
     
       
  HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS (IN WORLD CUPS)  
   
     
 
More Played Matches
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Argentina
5
2
3
0
40%
0%
2
 Brazil
5
2
1
2
40%
40%
3
 France
5
2
2
1
40%
20%
4
 Germany
5
3
2
0
60%
0%
5
 Austria
3
3
0
0
100%
0%
6
 Chile
3
1
1
1
33%
33%
7
 Mexico
3
1
2
0
33%
0%
8
 Norway
3
3
0
0
100%
0%
9
 Poland
3
1
1
1
33%
33%
10
 Spain
3
2
1
0
67%
0%
11
 Switzerland
3
1
0
2
33%
67%
12
 United States
3
2
1
0
67%
0%
13
 Uruguay
3
1
1
1
33%
33%
14
 Australia
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
15
 Bulgaria
2
1
1
0
50%
0%
16
 Cameroon
2
1
1
0
50%
0%
17
 Czechoslovakia
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
18
 England
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
19
 Hungary
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
20
 Korea Republic
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
21
 Paraguay
2
1
1
0
50%
0%
22
 Republic of Ireland
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
23
 Sweden
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
24
 Belgium
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
25
 Costa Rica
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
26
 Croatia
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
27
 Czech Republic
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
28
 Ecuador
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
29
 Ghana
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
30
 Haiti
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
31
 Israel
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
32
 Korea DPR
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
33
 Netherlands
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
34
 New Zealands
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
35
 Nigeria
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
36
 Peru
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
37
 Slovakia
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
38
 Soviet Union
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
39
 Ukraine
1
1
0
0
100%
0%

 

Best Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Norway
3
3
0
0
100%
0%
2
 Austria
3
3
0
0
100%
0%
3
 Australia
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
4
 Czechoslovakia
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
5
 England
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
6
 Hungary
2
2
0
0
100%
0%
7
 Belgium
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
8
 Nigeria
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
9
 Czech Republic
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
10
 Ghana
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
11
 Haiti
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
12
 Ukraine
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
13
 Ecuador
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
14
 United States
3
2
1
0
67%
0%
15
 Spain
3
2
1
0
67%
0%
16
 Germany
5
3
2
0
60%
0%

 

Worst Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Korea DPR
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
2
 Croatia
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
3
 Soviet Union
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
4
 Slovakia
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 Costa Rica
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
6
 Switzerland
3
1
0
2
33%
67%
 
     
     
  GOALSCORERS IN WORLD CUPS
   
   
  Players in bold are those who were the topscorers of the World Cup  
   
Nro
Player
TG
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
02
06
10
14
128
12
11
4
6
3
2
10
5
9
12
5
10
8
8
5
12
4
2
1
 Roberto Baggio
9
2
5
2
 
 Paolo Rossi
9
 
3
6
 
 
 Christian Vieri
9
5
4
 
4
 Salvatore Schillaci
6
 
6
 
 
5
 Alessandro Altobelli
5
1
4
 
 Silvio Piola
5
5
 
7
 Gino Colaussi
4
4
 
 Angelo Schiavio
4
4
 
9
 Giuseppe Meazza
3
2
1
 
 Raimundo Orsi
3
3
 
 Luigi Riva
3
3
 
 Gianni Rivera
3
2
1
 
13
 Dino Baggio
2
2
 
 Romeo Benetti
2
1
1
 
 Roberto Bettega
2
2
 
 Roberto Boninsegna
2
2
 
 Giacomo Bulgarelli
2
2
 
 Riccardo Carapellese
2
2
 
 Alessandro Del Piero
2
1
1
 
 Giovanni Ferrari
2
2
 
 Vincenzo Iaquinta
2
1
1
 
 Marco Materazzi
2
2
 
 Egisto Pandolfini
2
1
1
 
 Marco Tardelli
2
2
 
 Luca Toni
2
2
 
26
 Pietro Anastasi
1
1
 
 Paolo Barison
1
1
 
 Giampiero Boniperti
1
1
 
 Tarcisio Burgnich
1
1
 
 Antonio Cabrini
1
1
 
 Fabio Capello
1
1
 
 Franco Causio
1
1
 
 Bruno Conti
1
1
 
 Daniele De Rossi
1
1
 
 Luigi Di Biagio
1
1
 
 Antonio Di Natale
1
1
 
 Angelo Domenghini
1
1
 
 Pietro Ferraris
1
1
 
 Amleto Frignani
1
1
 
 Carlo Galli
1
1
 
 Giuseppe Giannini
1
1
 
 Alberto Gilardino
1
1
 
 Francesco Graziani
1
1
 
 Fabio Grosso
1
1
 
 Enrique Guaita
1
1
 
 Filippo Inzaghi
1
1
 
 Benito Lorenzi
1
1
 
 Daniele Massaro
1
1
 
 Sandro Mazzola
1
1
 
 Bruno Mora
1
1
 
 Ermes Muccinelli
1
1
 
 Fulvio Nesti
1
1
 
 Andrea Pirlo
1
1
 
 Fabio Quagliarella
1
1
 
 Aldo Serena
1
1
 
 Francesco Totti
1
1
 
 Renato Zaccarelli
1
1
 
 Gianluca Zambrotta
1
1
 
   Claudio Marchisio 
1
                                     
1
   Mario Balotelli 
1
                                     
1
59
 Own goals
4
1
1
1
1
 
 
     
     
  TOP GOALSCORERS IN ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
       
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of July 2, 2016  
     
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
AVG/Games
Career
1
 Luigi Riva
35
42
0.83
1965-74
2
 Giuseppe Meazza
33
53
0.62
1930-39
3
 Silvio Piola
30
34
0.88
1935-52
4
 Roberto Baggio
27
56
0.48
1988-04
 Alessandro Del Piero
27
91
0.29
1995-08
6
 Adolfo Baloncieri
25
47
0.53
1920-30
 Filippo Inzaghi
25
57
0.43
1997-07
 Alessandro Altobelli
25
61
0.40
1980-88
9
 Christian Vieri
23
49
0.46
1997-05
 Francesco Graziani
23
64
0.35
1975-83
 
       
       
  MOST CAPPED PLAYERS IN ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
       
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of July 2, 2016  
     
 
#
Name
Caps
Career
1
 Gianluigi Buffon
161
1997-Present
2
 Fabio Cannavaro
136
1997-10
3
 Paolo Maldini
126
1988-02
4
 Andrea Pirlo
116
2002-Present
 Dino Zoff
112
1968-83
6
 Daniele De Rossi
106
2004-Present
7
 Gianluca Zambrotta
98
1999-10
8
 Giacinto Facchetti
94
1963-77
9
 Alessandro Del Piero
91
1995-08
10
 Giorgio Chiellini
88
2004-Present
 
       
       
  SQUADS  
       
       
   
     
 

  

 
  AWARDED PLAYERS  
     
     
 
WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
#
Name
Year
Rank
Team
Cou
1
 Roberto Baggio
1993
1
 Juventus
2
 Roberto Baggio
1994
3
 Juventus
3
 Paolo Maldini
1995
2
 Milan
4
 Fabio Cannavaro
2006
1
 Juventus
 Real Madrid

 

GOLDEN BALL (1)
#
Name
Rank
World Cup
1
 Paolo Rossi
1
 1982 Spain
2
 Salvatore Schillaci
1
 1990 Italy
3
 Roberto Baggio
2
 1994 United States
4
 Fabio Cannavaro
2
 2006 Germany
5
 Andrea Pirlo
3
 2006 Germany

 

GOLDEN BOOT (2)
#
Name
Rank
Goals
World Cup
1
 Paolo Rossi
1
6
 1982 Spain
2
 Salvatore Schillaci
1
6
 1990 Italy
3
 Christian Vieri
2
5
 1998 France

 

GOLDEN GLOVE (3)
#
Name
Rank
World Cup
1
 Gianluigi Buffon
1
 2006 Germany

 

MAN OF THE MATCH (4)
#
Name
Rank
Wins
World Cup
1
 Andrea Pirlo
1
3
 2006 Germany

 

IFFHS PLAYER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Gianni Rivera
113
1959-79
2
 Giuseppe Meazza
90
1927-47
3
 Giacinto Facchetti
79
1960-78
4
 Franco Baresi
66
1977-97
5
 Sandro Mazzola
53
1960-77
6
 Silvio Piola
46
1929-54
7
 Paolo Rossi
27
1973-87
8
 Luigi Riva
26
1961-76
9
 Roberto Baggio
21
1982-04
10
 Gaetano Scirea
19
1972-88
11
 Paolo Maldini
12
1985-09

 

IFFHS GOALKEEPER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Dino Zoff
373
1961-83
2
 Giampiero Combi
49
1921-34
3
 Walter Zenga
18
1978-99
4
 Angelo Peruzzi
13
1986-07
5
 Enrico Albertosi
12
1958-84
6
 Gianluca Pagliuca
10
1987-07
 
   
   
 
(1)
The Golden Ball award goes to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals and was introduced for the first time in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
(2)
The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup and was given for the first time in 1982. It was renamed Golden Boot in 2010.
(3)
The Golden Glove or Yashin Award award goes to the top goalkeeper of the tournament and was given for the first time in1982. It was renamed Golden Glove in 2010
(4)
The Man of the Match award picks the outstanding player in every game of the tournament since 2002.
   
   
  COACHES  
   
   
 
Coaches in bold are those who won the World Cup.
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Vittorio Pozzo
87
60
16
11
69%
1929-48
2
 Ferruccio Novo
9
5
1
3
55%
1949-50
3
 Carlino Beretta
5
2
3
0
40%
1951
4
 Beretta - Meazza
8
2
2
4
25%
1952-53
5
 Czeizler - Schiavio - Piola
7
5
0
2
71%
1953-54
6
 Marmo - Pasquale - Tentorio - Schiavio - Foni 
12
7
1
4
58%
1954-56
7
 Foni - Pasquale - Schiavio - Tentorio - Marmo - Biancone
7
2
1
4
28%
1957-58
8
 Mocchetti - Biancone - Viani
1
0
1
0
0%
1958
9
 Ferrari - Mocchetti - Biancone
5
0
4
1
0%
1958-59
10
 Giuseppe Viani
2
1
0
1
50%
1960
11
 Giovanni Ferrari
6
4
0
2
67%
1960-61
12
 Giovanni Ferrari & Paolo Mazza
5
3
1
1
60%
1962
13
 Edmondo Fabbri 
29
18
6
5
62%
1962-66
14
 Ferruccio Valcareggi & Helenio Herrera 
4
3
1
0
75%
1966-67
15
 Ferruccio Valcareggi
54
27
21
6
50%
1967-74
16
 Fulvio Bernardini
6
1
2
3
17%
1974-75
17
 Enzo Bearzot
88
40
26
22
45%
1975-86
18
 Azeglio Vicini
54
32
15
7
59%
1986-91
19
 Arrigo Sacchi
53
34
11
8
64%
1991-96
20
 Cesare Maldini 
20
10
8
2
50%
1997-98
21
 Dino Zoff
23
11
7
5
48%
1998-00
22
 Giovanni Trapattoni
44
25
12
7
57%
2000-04
23
 Marcello Lippi
66
28
21
7
42%
2004-06, 08-10
24
 Roberto Donadoni
23
13
5
5
56%
2006-08
25
 Cesare Prandelli
51
22
19
10
43%
2010-14
26
 Antonio Conte
25
14
7
4
56%
2014-16
27
 Giampiero Ventura
0
0
0
0
2016-Present
   
   
  Coaches with most appearances  
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Enzo Bearzot
88
40
26
22
45%
1975-86
2
 Vittorio Pozzo
87
60
16
11
69%
1929-48
3
 Marcello Lippi
66
28
21
7
42%
2004-06, 08-10
   
   
  FIXTURES AND RESULTS  
   
   
2013
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
6 Feb 13
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1-1
Netherlands
F
2
21 Mar 13
Geneva, Switzerland
2-2
Brazil
F
3
26 Mar 13
Ta' Qali, Malta
2-0
Malta
4
1 Jun 13
Bologna, Italy
4-0
San Marino
F
5
7 Jun 13
Prague, Czech Republic
0-0
Czech Republic
6
12 Jun 13
2-2
Haiti
F
7
16 Jun 13
2-1
Mexico
8
19 Jun 13
Recife, Brazil
4-3
Japan
9
22 Jun 13
Salvador, Brazil
2-4
Brazil
10
27 Jun 13
Fortaleza, Brazil
0-0
Spain
aet)
(6-7p)
11
30 Jun 13
Salvador, Brazil
2-2
Uruguay
aet)
(3-2p)
12
14 Aug 13
Rome, Italy
1-2
Argentina
F
13
6 Sep 13
Palermo, Italy
1-0
Bulgaria
14
10 Sep 13
Turin, Italy
2-1
Czech Republic
15
11 Oct 13
Copenhagen, Denmark
2-2
Denmark
16
15 Oct 13
Naples, Italy
2-2
Armenia
17
15 Nov 13
Milan, Italy
1-1
Germany
F
18
18 Nov 13
London, England
2-2
Nigeria
F
 
   
   
2014
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
5 Mar 14
Madrid, Spain
0-1
Spain
F
2
30 May 14
London, England
0-0
Republic of Ireland
F
3
4 Jun 14
Verona, Italy
1-1
Luxembourg
F
4
14 Jun 14
Manaus, Brazil
2-1
England
5
20 Jun 14
Recife, Brazil
0-1
Costa Rica
6
24 Jun 14
Natal, Brazil
0-1
Uruguay
7
4 Sep 14
Bari, Italy
2-0
Netherlands
F
8
9 Sep 14
Oslo, Norway
2-0
Norway
9
10 Oct 14
Palermo, Italy
2-1
Azerbaijan
10
13 Oct 14
Ta'Qali, Malta
1-0
Malta
11
11 Nov 14
Milan, Italy
1-1
Croatia
12
18 Nov 14
Genoa, Italy
1-0
Albania
F
 
   
   
2015
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
28 Mar 15
Sofia, Bulgaria
2-2
Bulgaria
2
31 Mar 15
Torino, Italy
1-1
England
F
3
12 Jun 15
Zagreb, Croatia
1-1
Croatia
4
16 Jun 15
Genève, Switzerland
0-1
Portugal
F
5
3 Sep 15
Florence, Italy
1-0
Malta
6
6 Sep 15
Palermo, Italy
1-0
Bulgaria
7
10 Oct 15
Baku, Azerbaijan
3-1
Azerbaijan
8
13 Oct 15
Rome, Italy
2-1
Norway
9
13 Nov 15
Brussels, Belgium
1-0
Belgium
F
10
17 Nov 15
Bologna, Italy
2-2
Romania
F
 
   
   
2015
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
24 Mar 16
Udine, Italy
1-1
Spain
F
2
29 Mar 16
Munich, Germany
1-4
Germany
F
3
29 May 16
Ta' Qali, Malta
1-0
Scotland
F
4
6 Jun 16
Verona, Italy
2-0
Finland
F
5
13 Jun 16
Lyon, France
2-0
Belgium
6
17 Jun 16
Toulouse, France
1-0
Sweden
7
22 Jun 16
Lille, France
0-1
Republic of Ireland
8
2 Jul 16
Bordeaux, France
a.e.t
Germany
1-1
5-6p
9
1 Sep 16
Italy
France
10
5 Sep 16
Haifa, Israel
Israel
11
6 Oct 16
Turin, Italy
Spain
12
9 Oct 16
Skopje, Macedonia
Macedonia
13
12 Nov 16
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
14
15 Nov 16
Italy
Germany
F
 
     
     
  PLAYERS' CLUBS  
   
   
Pos
Logo
Team
Players
Country
Flag
1
  Juventus
84
  Italy
2
  Internazionale
64
  Italy
3
  A.C. Milan
53
  Italy
4
  AS Roma
29
  Italy
5
  Fiorentina
28
  Italy
6
  Torino
20
  Italy
7
  Bologna
19
  Italy
8
  Lazio
17
  Italy
9
  Parma
13
  Italy
  Napoli
13
  Italy
11
  Cagliari
11
  Italy
12
  Sampdoria
10
  Italy
13
  Genoa
5
  Italy
  Atalanta BC
5
  Italy
  U.S. Città di Palermo
5
  Italy
16
  Udinese
4
  Italy
  Triestina
4
  Italy
18
  Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
3
  France
  Verona
3
  Italy
20
  Chelsea
1
  England
  Vicenza
1
  Italy
  AS Bari
1
  Italy
  Pisa
1
  Italy
  A.S. Lucchese Libertas 1905
1
  Italy
  Mantova
1
  Italy
  Livorno
1
  Italy
  A.S. Avellino 1912
1
  Italy
  Atlético Madrid
1
  Spain
  Barcelona
1
  Spain
 
   
   
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