Italy national football team

men's national association football team representing Italy

Italy national football team is the national football team of Italy. They won the FIFA World Cup 4 times (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), and the UEFA European Football Championship twice (1968, 2020).

Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
La Nazionale (The National Team)
AssociationItalian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRoberto Mancini
CaptainGiorgio Chiellini
Most capsGianluigi Buffon (176)
Top scorerLuigi Riva (35)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeITA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 7 Steady (27 May 2021)[1]
Highest1 (November 1993, February 2007, April–June 2007, September 2007)
Lowest21 (August 2018)
First international
 Italy 6–2 France 
(Milan, Italy; 15 May 1910)
Biggest win
 Italy 9–0 United States 
(Brentford, England; 2 August 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 7–1 Italy 
(Budapest, Hungary; 6 April 1924)
World Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1934)
Best resultChampions (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances10 (first in 1968)
Best resultChampions (1968, 2020)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2009)
Best resultThird place (2013)

Most appearancesEdit

As of 11 July 2021
Rank Player Caps Goals Period
1 Gianluigi Buffon 176 0 1997–2018
2 Fabio Cannavaro 136 2 1997–2010
3 Paolo Maldini 126 7 1988–2002
4 Daniele De Rossi 117 21 2004–2017
5 Andrea Pirlo 116 13 2002–2015
6 Giorgio Chiellini 112 8 2004–present
Dino Zoff 112 0 1968–1983
8 Leonardo Bonucci 109 8 2010–present
9 Gianluca Zambrotta 98 2 1999–2010
10 Giacinto Facchetti 94 3 1963–1977

Top scorersEdit

As of 6 July 2021
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Period
1 Luigi Riva 35 42 0.83 1965–1974
2 Giuseppe Meazza 33 53 0.62 1930–1939
3 Silvio Piola 30 34 0.88 1935–1952
4 Roberto Baggio 27 56 0.48 1988–2004
Alessandro Del Piero 91 0.3 1995–2008
6 Adolfo Baloncieri 25 47 0.53 1920–1930
Filippo Inzaghi 57 0.44 1997–2007
Alessandro Altobelli 61 0.41 1980–1988
9 Christian Vieri 23 49 0.47 1997–2005
Francesco Graziani 64 0.36 1975–1983

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World Cup
UEFA European Championship
FIFA Confederations Cup
  • Third Place : 1 (2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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