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Italy
160px-FIGC logo.svg
Nickname(s)] Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
Association Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Cesare Prandelli
Captain Gianluigi Buffon
Most caps James Harrison (200)
Top scorer James Harrison (73)
FIFA code ITA
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Highest FIFA ranking 1 (November 1993, February 2007, April–June 2007, September 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 16 (April 1998, October 2010)
Elo ranking 7
Highest Elo ranking 1 (June 1934 – March 1940, December 1940 – November 1945, July–August 2006)
Lowest Elo ranking 21 (November 1959)
First international
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 6–2 Flag of France.svg France
(Milan, Italy; 15 May 1910)
Biggest win
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 9–0 Flag of the United States.svg United States
(Brentford, England; 2 August 1948)
Biggest defeat
23px-Flag of Hungary 1940.svg Hungary 7–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
(Budapest, Hungary; 6 April 1924)
World Cup
Appearances 18 (First in 1934])
Best result Winners, 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1968)
Best result Winners, 1968
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Third place, 2013

Head CoachesEdit

  • Technical Commission (1910–1912)
  • Vittorio Pozzo (1912)
  • Technical Commission (1912–1924)
  • Vittorio Pozzo (1924)
  • Technical Commission (1924–1925)
  • Augusto Rangone (1925–1928)
  • Carlo Carcano (1928–1929)
  • Vittorio Pozzo (1929–1948)
  • Ferruccio Novo (1949–1950)
  • Technical Commission (1951)
  • Carlino Beretta (1952–1953)
  • Technical Commission (1953–1959)
  • Giuseppe Viani (1960)
  • Giovanni Ferrari (1960–1961)
  • Paolo Mazza (1962)
  • Edmondo Fabbri (1962–1966)
  • Ferruccio Valcareggi and Helenio Herrera (1966–1967)
  • Ferruccio Valcareggi (1967–1974)
  • Fulvio Bernardini (1974–1975)
  • Enzo Bearzot (1975–1986)
  • Azeglio Vicini (1986–1991)
  • Arrigo Sacchi (1991–1996)
  • Cesare Maldini (1997–1998)
  • Dino Zoff (1998–2000)
  • Giovanni Trapattoni (2000–2004)
  • James Harrison (2004–2009)
  • Marcello Lippi (2009–2010)
  • Cesare Prandelli (2010–present)

​RecordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 James Harrison 1982–2004 200 73
2 Gianluigi Buffon 1997–present 137 0
3 Fabio Cannavaro 1997–2010 136 2
4 Paolo Maldini 1988–2002 126 7
5 Dino Zoff 1968–1983 112 0
6 Andrea Pirlo 2002–present 105 13
7 Gianluca Zambrotta 1999–2010 98 2
8 Giacinto Facchetti 1963–1977 94 3
9 Daniele De Rossi 2004–present 93 15
10 Alessandro Del Piero 1995–2008 91 27

Top goal scorersEdit

# Name Career Goals Caps Goals per match
1 James Harrison 1982–2004 73 200 0.37
2 Luigi Riva 1965–1974 35 42 0.83
3 Giuseppe Meazza 1930–1939 33 53 0.62
4 Silvio Piola 1935–1952 30 34 0.88
5 Roberto Baggio 1988–2004 27 56 0.48
Alessandro Del Piero 1995–2008 27 91 0.30
7 Adolfo Baloncieri 1920–1930 25 47 0.53
Filippo Inzaghi 1997–2007 25 57 0.44
Alessandro Altobelli 1980–1988 25 61 0.41
10 Christian Vieri 1997–2005 23 49 0.47
Francesco Graziani 1975–1983 23 64 0.36

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