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Italy


Federation founded: 1898
FIFA member since: 1905

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - CHAMPIONS
1938 - CHAMPIONS
1950 - First round exit
1954 - First round exit
1958 - Did not qualify
1962 - First round exit
1966 - First round exit
1970 - Beaten finalist
1974 - First round exit
1978 - 4th place
1982 - CHAMPIONS
1986 - Second round exit
1990 - 3rd place
1994 - Beaten finalist
1998 - Quarterfinal exit
2002 - Second round exit
2006 - CHAMPIONS

 
STATISTICS
Played
77
Won
44
Drawn
19
Lost
14
Goals for
122
Goals against
69
Points
151
Italy are third on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
7-1 vs United States in 1934.
Biggest defeat:
1-4 vs Switzerland in 1954 and 1-4 vs Brazil in 1970.
Overall topscorer:
Paolo Rossi, Roberto Baggio and Christian Vieri, 9 goals.
Most appearances:
Paolo Maldini, 23 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
1934 and 1990

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Paolo Rossi
Dino Zoff
Gaetano Scirea
Giuseppe Bergomi
Luigi Riva
Giuseppe Meazza
Roberto Baggio
Franco Baresi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
Note: Squadnumbers were not invented until 1954.


1934
Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

No  Pos   Name                     M   G
--  GK    Giampiero Combi          5    
--  GK    Guido Masetti                 
--  GK    Guiseppe Cavanna              
--  DEF   Eraldo Monzeglio         4    
--  DEF   Attilio Ferraris         3    
--  DEF   Luis Monti               5    
--  DEF   Luigi Allemandi          5    
--  DEF   Virginio Rosetta         1    
--  DEF   Umberto Caligaris             
--  MID   Luigi Bertolini          4    
--  MID   Giuseppe Meazza          5   2
--  MID   Giovanni Ferrari         4   2
--  MID   Mario Varglien                
--  MID   Armando Castellazzi      1    
--  MID   Mario Pizziolo           2    
--  FWD   Angelo Schiavio          4   4
--  FWD   Enrico Guaita            4   1
--  FWD   Raimondo Orsi            5   3
--  FWD   Attilio Demaria          1    
--  FWD   Anfilogino Guarisi       1    
--  FWD   Felice Borel             1    
--  FWD   Pietro Arcari                 


1938
Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

No  Pos   Name                     M   G
--  GK    Aldo Olivieri            4    
--  GK    Carlo Ceresoli                
--  GK    Guido Masetti                 
--  DEF   Alfredo Foni             3    
--  DEF   Pietro Rava              4    
--  DEF   Michele Andreolo         4    
--  DEF   Eraldo Monzeglio         1    
--  DEF   Renato Olmi                   
--  MID   Giovanni Ferrari         4   1
--  MID   Pietro Serantoni         4    
--  MID   Ugo Locatelli            4    
--  MID   Aldo Donati                   
--  MID   Bruno Chizzo                  
--  MID   Mario Genta                   
--  MID   Mario Perazzolo               
--  FWD   Gino Colaussi            3   4
--  FWD   Silvio Piola             4   5
--  FWD   Giuseppe Meazza          4   1
--  FWD   Amedeo Biavati           3    
--  FWD   Pietro Ferraris          1    
--  FWD   Piero Pasinati           1    
--  FWD   Sergio Bertoni                


1950
Coach: Ferruccio Novo

No  Pos   Name                     M   G
--  GK    Giuseppe Moro            1    
--  GK    Lucidio Sentimenti       1    
--  GK    Giuseppe Casari               
--  DEF   Ivano Blason             1    
--  DEF   Leandro Remondini        1    
--  DEF   Zeffiro Furiassi         2    
--  DEF   Attilio Giovannini       1    
--  DEF   Omero Tognon                  
--  DEF   Carlo Parola             1    
--  MID   Osvaldo Fattori          1    
--  MID   Egisto Pandolfini        1   1
--  MID   Giacomo Mari             1    
--  MID   Giampiero Boniperti      1    
--  MID   Carlo Annovazzi          1    
--  MID   Augusto Magli            1    
--  MID   Aldo Campatelli          1    
--  FWD   Riccardo Carapellese     2   2
--  FWD   Ermes Muccinelli         2   1
--  FWD   Gino Cappello            2    
--  FWD   Amadeo Amadei            1    
--  FWD   Emilio Caprile                
--  FWD   Benito Lorenzi                


1954
Coach: Lajos Czeizler

No  Pos   Name                     M   G
 1  GK    Giorgio Ghezzi           2    
12  GK    Giovanni Viola           1    
22  GK    Leonardo Costagliola          
 2  DEF   Guido Vincenzi           1    
 3  DEF   Giovanni Giacomazzi      3    
 5  DEF   Omero Tognon             3    
13  DEF   Ardico Magnini           2    
14  DEF   Sergio Cervato                
16  DEF   Rino Ferrario                 
 4  MID   Maino Neri               2    
 6  MID   Fulvio Nesti             3   1
 8  MID   Egisto Pandolfini        3   1
15  MID   Giacomo Mari             1    
17  MID   Armando Segato           1    
18  MID   Gino Pivatelli                
19  MID   Giampiero Boniperti      1   1
20  MID   Guido Gratton                 
 7  FWD   Ermes Muccinelli         2    
 9  FWD   Carlo Galli              2   1
10  FWD   Gino Cappello            1    
11  FWD   Benito Lorenzi           3   1
21  FWD   Amleto Frignani          2   1


1962
Coach: Paolo Mazza

No  Pos   Name                     M   G
 1  GK    Lorenzo Buffon           2    
12  GK    Carlo Mattrel            1    
13  GK    Enrico Albertosi              
 2  DEF   Giacomo Losi             2    
 3  DEF   Luigi Radice             2    
 4  DEF   Sandro Salvadore         3    
 5  DEF   Cesare Maldini           2    
 6  DEF   Giovanni Trapattoni           
16  DEF   Enzo Robotti             3    
18  DEF   Mario David              1    
 7  MID   Bruno Mora               2   1
14  MID   Gianni Rivera            1    
19  MID   Francesco Janich         1    
20  MID   Paride Tumburus          1    
21  MID   Giorgio Ferrini          2    
22  MID   Giacomo Bulgarelli       1   2
 8  FWD   Umberto Maschio          1    
 9  FWD   Josť Altafini            2    
10  FWD   Omar Sivori              2    
11  FWD   Giampaolo Menichelli     2    
15  FWD   Angelo Sormani           1    
17  FWD   Ezio Pascutti            1    


Italy's 1966 squad

Italy's 1970 squad

Italy's 1974 squad

Italy's 1978 squad

Italy's 1982 squad

Italy's 1986 squad

Italy's 1990 squad

Italy's 1994 squad

Italy's 1998 squad

Italy's 2002 squad

Italy's 2006 squad



 

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