The current coach is Italian Roberto Mancini, leading the team since May 14, 2018 (data from September 1, 2018).

The Italian national team is a European team that has played official matches since 1910.

The association “Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio” was founded on March 16, 1898.


Italian football team interesting facts

1. Italy played their first game on May 15, 1910. They defeated the Third French Republic 6 to 2.

2. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (176) played the most games for the Italian national team. He played in 1997-2017.

3. Luigi Riva scored the most goals (in 42 matches he scored 35 goals). He played in the years 1965-1974.

4. Italy won the World Championship 4 times (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006).

5. The youngest rookie was Rodolfo Gavinelli. On April 9, 1911, he entered the field for 16 years, 3 months and 8 days.

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6. The oldest player was Dino Zoff. On May 29, 1983, he played a 41 years, 3 months and 1 day match.

7. Italy made its debut at the World Cup in 1934. They were the hosts and won the championship.

8. In 1936, they won a gold medal at the Olympic Games held in Berlin.

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9. The tallest player is goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma – 196 cm (data from September 1, 2018).

10. The lowest player is striker Lorenzo Insigne – 163 cm (data from September 1, 2018)

11. The most expensive player is Lorenzo Insigne. Its market value is EUR 60 million (data as of September 1, 2018).

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12. Italy is ranked 21st in the FIFA ranking (data as of August 16, 2018).

13. The highest place in the FIFA – 1 ranking (1993, 2007).

14. The lowest position in the FIFA ranking – 21 (2018).

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15. The national stadium of Italy is the Stadio Olimpico in Rome (capacity 70,600).

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16. They played their first national team matches in white uniforms. It wasn’t until 1922 that they started wearing blue.

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17. Puma has been the sponsor of the equipment of the Italian national team since 2003.

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18. In the first UEFA Nations League competition, Italy will face Poland and Portugal.

19. Currently, the team captain is Giorgio Chiellini.

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20. Italy has played the most games with Switzerland – 59 (28 wins, 22 draws and 9 losses). Data as of September 1, 2018.

21. The Italian team played a total of 804 matches (424 wins, 220 draws and 160 defeats). Data as of September 1, 2018.

22. They played together with the national teams of 81 countries. Out of 37 of them, they never lost (data as of September 1, 2018).

23. There are 5 teams that Italy has never won before (Iceland, Cote d’Ivoire, Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Korea). Data as of September 1, 2018.

24. Italy lost the most times to Spain and France – 13 times each (data from September 1, 2018).

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Italian football team questions and answers

What are the players of Italy called?

They are called “Azzurri” which means “Blues”.

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What was the biggest jackpot in Italian history?

On August 2, 1948, Italy beat the US 9 to 0.

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What was the biggest loss in Italian history?

On April 6, 1924, Italy lost 7 to 1 to Hungary.

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What is the total value of the Italian players?

The total estimated value of a 30-person team in September 2018 is approximately EUR 740 million.

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What were the most famous players in Italy?

The Italian team was trained by many famous Italian players such as Dino Zoff, Marcello Lippi, Antonio Conte, Luigi Di Biagio.

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How many times has Italy played with Poland?

Not counting today’s match (September 7, 2018), Italy faced Poland 14 times (they won 5 times, tied 6 times and lost 3 times).

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What is the average age of the players in Italy?

The average age of footballers in September 2018 is around 25.5 years.

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