AZZURRO RECORDS: Roma is the fourth club with most World Champion players (16) and fourth club with most players who played and won a World Cup Final (11). It is also the third club with most Italian players who played and won the World Cup final (7) and the third club with most Italian World Champions - 11: 1934 - Attilio FERRARIS, Enrique GUAITA, Guido MASETTI; 1938 - Guido MASETTI, Eraldo MONZEGLIO, Pietro SERANTONI, Aldo DONATI who never played with the Italian National team although he formed part of the Azzurri Squad; 1982 - Bruno CONTI; 2006 - Daniele DE ROSSI, Simone PERROTTA, Francesco TOTTI. One Roma player formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the 1990 World Cup: Giuseppe GIANNINI; and another finished fourth with the Azzurri in the 1978 World Cup: Paolo CONTI. Two Roma players became European Champions with the Azzurri when they won the 2020 European Nations Championship: Bryan CRISTANTE, Leonardo SPINAZZOLA; whilst six others finished Runners-Up: Marco DELVECCHIO, Vincenzo MONTELLA, Francesco TOTTI and Francesco ANTONIOLI who never played with the Italian National team although he formed part of the Azzurri Squad in 2000; Daniele DE ROSSI and Fabio BORINI in 2012. Three others finished fourth: 1980 - Romeo BENETTI, Roberto PRUZZO; 1988 - Giuseppe GIANNINI. Daniele DE ROSSI formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013. Attilio FERRARIS won the 1928 Olympic Bronze Medal with the Azzurri when they finished third in the Football Tournament. Six Roma players won the Coppa Internazionale: 1930 - Attilio FERRARIS; 1935 - Luigi ALLEMANDI, Renato CATTANEO, Raffaele COSTANTINO, Enrico GUAITA, Eraldo MONZEGLIO. Four others formed part of the Italian Squad when the Azzurri finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale: Fulvio BERNARDINI, Raffaele COSTANTINO, Bruno DUGONI, Attilio FERRARIS. Alberto ORLANDO is the player who scored most goals in his debut match in Azzurro - 4 goals and Marco DELVECCHIO scored Azzurro goal number 1100. Egisto PANDOLFINI is one of only twelve Italian players who scored in the first minute of an Azzurro match whilst Francesco TOTTI is the second Azzurro player to be disqualified through TV footage. At 32 years, 6 months and 15 days, Max TONETTO is the fifth oldest player to make his debut in Azzurro. Francesco ANTONIOLI is the joint fifth most Unused Call-Up Azzurro player who never played with the Italian National Team (7 Unused Call-ups). Luigi ALLEMANDI was the Azzurri Captain in two matches when the Azzurri won the 1935 Coppa Internazionale, whilst Fulvio BERNARDINI was the Azzurro Captain for one match in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale when they finished second. Guido MASETTI won the 1934 and 1938 World Cups although he never played a game in both tournaments. He is thus one of only four players (all Azzurri) to be the first to win two World Cups and consecutive ones, the only European players in World Cup history to achieve this.
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Clubs:
REAL MADRID
FULL NAME: Real Madrid Club de Futbol
NICKNAMES: Los Blancos (Club Colours - The Whites), Los
Merengues (The Meringues -  A white Mediterranean type of dessert),  Los
Vikingos (The Vikings - A seafaring Norse people from Scandinavia who dominated
Europe between the 8th and the 11th centuries, likewise Real Madrid dominated Europe
by winning a record 13 times the UEFA Champions Cup / League, five of which consecutive between 1955 and 1960 or due to the large number of German and Danish players that the club recruited in the 1970s), Los Galacticos (The Galactics - The expensive world-famous football players which the club recruited every year between 2000 and 2006).
CITY: Madrid (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 41SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 26
SCORERS
1 CANNAVARO Fabio


CAPTAINS
26   CANNAVARO Fabio
Christian PANUCCI

First player in Azzurro
REGGIANA
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Reggiana 1919
NICKNAMES: Granata (Club Colours - Maroons),  La Regia (The name of
the club in local dialect).
HISTORY: Founded on the 25 September 1919 as 'Associazione Calcio Reggiana' from the merger of 'Reggio Foot-Ball & Cricket Club' (Founded in 1912) and 'Audace Reggio'. It was refounded as 'Reggio Emilia Football Club' on the 21 July 2005 after being declared bankrupt a week before, but two months later the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Reggiana 1919'. In 2018 it was again declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Reggio Audace Football Club', however the name was changed again to 'Associazione Calcio Reggiana 1919' in 2020.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Reggio Emilia
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 5SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
5 ROMANO Felice - M, 1921(d)


REGGINA
FULL NAME: Reggina 1914.
NICKNAMES: Amaranto (Club colours - Amaranths, the Deep Red of
the flower of the Amaranth plant).
HISTORY: Founded on the 11 January 1914 as 'Unione Sportiva Reggio Calabria'. In the first twenty years of existence the name of the club was changed three times to 'Reggio Foot Ball Club' in 1922, 'Unione Sportiva Reggina' in 1928 and 'Associazione Sportiva Reggina' in 1934. However, in 1935 the club was declared bankrupt but was refounded immediately as 'Societa Sportiva La Dominante'. But in 1940 the club was disbanded again,
CITY: Reggio Calabria
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 MESTO Giandomenico - M, 2005(d)




Giandomenico MESTO

Only player in Azzurro
ROMA
FULL NAME: Associazione Sportiva Roma
NICKNAMES: Giallorossi (Club Colours - Yellow-Reds), Lupa (Club Mascot - She Wolf),
Lupi (Club Mascot - Wolfs), Lupetti (Club Mascot - Young Wolves), Capitolini (The people
of the Capital City - Rome is the Capital City of Italy), Magica (The Magic One).
HISTORY: Founded on the 22 July 1927 with the current name, through the merger of 'Unione Sportiva Alba Audace' (established in 1907), 'Foot Ball Club di Roma - Roman' (established in 1901) and 'Società Fascista Fortitudo Pro Roma' (established in 1908).
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 3 - 1941/42, 1982/83, 2000/01.Coppa
CITY: Roma
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 81GAMES: 869SCORERS: 36GOALS: 114 CAPTAINS: 6CAPTAINED GAMES: 20
PLAYERS
117 DE ROSSI Daniele - M, 2004(d)
58 TOTTI Francesco - A, 1998(d)
47 CONTI Bruno - M, 1980(d)
47 GIANNINI Giuseppe - M, 1986(d)
36 FLORENZI Alessandro - M, 2012(d)
36 PANUCCI Christian - D, 2002
29 PERROTTA Simone - M, 2004
25 FERRARIS Attilio - M, 1926(d)
25 TOMMASI Damiano - M, 1998(d)
22 DELVECCHIO Marco - A, 1998(d)
19 MONTELLA Vincenzo - A, 1999
19 PELLEGRINI Lorenzo - M, 2018
18 CARBONI Amedeo - D, 1992(d)
18 ROCCA Francesco - M, 1974(d)
17 COSTANTINO Raffaele - M, 1931
17 CRISTANTE Bryan - M, 2018
14 MONZEGLIO Eraldo - D, 1935
13 ANCELOTTI Carlo - M, 1981(d)
13 DI FRANCESCO Eusebio - M, 1998(d)
12 DI BIAGIO Luigi - M, 1998(d)
12 PANDOLFINI Egisto - M, 1952
12 SERANTONI Pietro - M, 1936
12 TANCREDI Franco - G, 1984(d)
11 AQUILANI Alberto - M, 2006 (d)
11 LOSI Giacomo - D, 1960(d)
11 SPINAZZOLA Leonardo - D, 2019
10 GUAITA Enrico - A, 1934(d)(o)
9   OSVALDO Pablo D. - A (d)(o)
8   ALLEMANDI Luigi - D, 1935
8   CASSANO Antonio - A, 2003(d)
8   DESTRO Mattia - A, 2012(d)
8   GALLI Carlo - A, 1953(d)
8   RIGHETTI Ubaldo - D, 1983(d)
8   ZANIOLO Nicolo - M, 2019(d)
7   BARISON Paolo - M, 1965
7   CONTI Paolo - G, 1977(d)
7   EL SHAARAWY Stephan - A, 2016
7   MENICHELLI Giampaolo - A, 1962(d)
6   BERNARDINI Fulvio - M, 1928
6   PRUZZO Roberto - A, 1978(d)
6   RIZZITELLI Ruggiero - A, 1988
6   VENTURI Arcadio - M, 1951(d)
5   GHIGGIA Alcide - M, 1957(d)(o)
5   NELA Sebastiano - D, 1984(d)
4   BALZARETTI Federico - D, 2012
4   BENETTI Romeo - M, 1980
4   MANCINI Gianluca - D, 2019
3   ASTORI Davide - D, 2014
3   BRIGHI Matteo - M, 2009
3   CASSETTI Marco - D, 2008
3   GUARNACCI Egidio - M, 1959(d)
3   LOJACONO Francisco R. - M, 1961(o)
3   MORINI Giorgio - D, 1975(d)
3   STATUTO Francesco - M, 1995(d)
2   BET Aldo - D, 1971(d)
2   BORRIELLO Marco - A, 2010
2   CORDOVA Franco - M, 1975(d)
2   DUGONI Bruno - M, 1932
2   MASETTI Guido - G, 1936(d)
2   ORLANDO Alberto - A, 1962(d)
2   PELIZZOLI Ivan - G, 2003(d)
2   SANTARINI Sergio - D, 1971(d)
2   ZAGLIO Franco - M, 1959(d)
1   ANGELILLO Antonio V. - M, 1961(o)
1   BORINI Fabio - A, 2012(d)
1   BORTOLETTO Raoul - M, 1953(d)
1   CAPPIOLI Massimiliano - M, 1994(d)
1   CATTANEO Renato - M, 1935
1   CELIO Celestino - M, 1954(d)
1   DA COSTA Dino - A, 1958(d)(o)
1   DAVID Mario - M, 1959
1   GIULIANO Luigi - M, 1955(d)
1   GROSSO Pietro - M, 1953
1   LANNA Marco - D, 1993
1   MARANGON Luciano - D, 1982(d)
1   NICOLE' Bruno - A, 1964
1   PETRUZZI Fabio - D, 1995(d)
1   PRATI Pierino - A, 1974
1   SCOPELLI Alessandro - M, 1935(d)(o)
1   SORMANI Angelo B. - A, 1963(o)
1   TONETTO Max - D, 2007(d)




Attilio FERRARIS

First player in Azzurro
SCORERS
21 DE ROSSI Daniele
9   TOTTI Francesco
6   GIANNINI Giuseppe
5   BARISON Paolo
5   CONTI Bruno
5   COSTANTINO Raffaele
5   GUAITA Enrico
5   PANDOLFINI Egisto
4   DELVECCHIO Marco
4   GALLI Carlo
4   ORLANDO Alberto
3   CASSANO Antonio
3   MONTELLA Vincenzo
3   OSVALDO Pablo D.
3   PANUCCI Christian
3   PELLEGRINI Lorenzo
2   AQUILANI Alberto
2   FLORENZI Alessandro
2   LOJACONO Francisco R.
2   RIZZITELLI Ruggiero
2   TOMMASI Damiano
2   ZANIOLO Nicolo
1   ANCELOTTI Carlo
1   ANGELILLO Antonio V.
1   BERNARDINI Fulvio
1   CRISTANTE Bryan
1   DA COSTA Dino
1   DESTRO Mattia
1   DI BIAGIO Luigi
1   DI FRANCESCO Eusebio
1   EL SHAARAWY Stephan
1   GHIGGIA Alcide
1   MENICHELLI Giampaolo
1   PERROTTA Simone
1   ROCCA Francesco
1   VENTURI Arcadio

CAPTAINS
8 ALLEMANDI Luigi
6 DE ROSSI Daniele
3 PANDOLFINI Egisto
1 BERNARDINI Fulvio
1 LOSI Giacomo
1 PANUCCI Christian

UNUSED CALL-UPS
ANTONIOLI Francesco - G
BANCHERO Elvio - M
CARDARELLI Amos - D
CURCI Gianluca - G
DI MAURO Fabrizio - M
DONATI Aldo - D
EMERSON Palmieri - D(o)
FERRARI Matteo - D
MIRANTE Antonio - G
MOTTA Marco - D
RICCARDI Alessio - M
ROMAGNOLI Alessio - D
VIERCHOWOD Pietro - D

SAMPIERDARENESE
FULL NAME: Società Ginnastica Comunale Sampierdarenese (The name Sampierdarenese comes from the name of the Genova district in which it was founded, Sampierdarena)
HISTORY: Founded on the 6 June 1891 by members of the 'Associazione Studentesca Gymnasium' (established in 1878) and the workers of the 'Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso Universale' (established in 1851), it created its football section in 1899. After World War I, in 1919, the club absorbed the players of the bankrupt club 'Associazione Calcio Liguria' (founded in 1914) and changed its name to 'Associazione Calcio Sampierdarenese'. On the insistence of the Fascist leaders of Genova who wanted to create a strong club from Genova, on the 27 July 1927, it
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 5SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 VENTURINI Bruno - G, 1936(d)
1 CARZINO Ercole - M, 1921(d)


Ercole CARZINO

First player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Sampierdarenese player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Sampierdarenese player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
PLAYERS
26 CANNAVARO Fabio - D, 2006
13 PANUCCI Christian - D, 1997
2   CASSANO Antonio - A, 2006

SCORERS
No Reggiana player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Reggiana player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Bruno VENTURINI

Most games in Azzurro
HISTORY: In 1897 the first club in Madrid was founded under the title 'Sky Football' commonly known as 'La Sociedad'. In 1900 some members left the club to create 'Nueva Sociedad de Football' and a year later the club was renamed as 'Madrid Football Club' and declared officially founded on the 6 March 1902. On the 29 June 1920 the name became 'Real Madrid Foot-Ball Club' after receiving the royal patronage of King Alfonso XIII. As a result of the Spanish Civil War the royal patronage was removed and thus the name was changed to 'Madrid Club de Fútbol'. At the end of the Civil War, in 1941, the royal patronage was restored and the name was changed to the current one.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Spanish Champions, 34 - 1931/32, 1932/33, 1953/54, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1971/72, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1994/95, 1996/97, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2016/17, 2019/20.Copa del Rey, 19 - 1904/05, 1905/06, 1906/07, 1907/08, 1916/17, 1933/34, 1935/36, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1961/62, 1969/70, 1973/74, 1974/75, 1979/90, 1981/82, 1988/89, 1992/93, 2010/11, 2013/14.Copa de la Liga, 1 - 1984/85.Supercopa de Espana (Copa Eva Duarte), 12 - 1947, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2020.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: FIFA Best Club of the 20th Century.UEFA Champions League, 13 - 1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/00, 2001/02, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.
Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 7 - 1960, 1998, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 2 - 1984/85, 1985/86.UEFA Super Cup, 4 - 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017.Copa Latina, 2 - 1955, 1957.Copa Iberoamericana, 1 - 1994.Coppa dell'Amicizia Italo-Spagnola, 1 - 1963.
Felice ROMANO

Only player in Azzurro
SAMPDORIA
FULL NAME: Unione Calcio Sampdoria (The name Sampdoria is composed
from the names of the two clubs that merged to found Sampdoria: Samp from
Sampierdarenese and Doria from Andra Doria')
NICKNAMES: Blucerchiati (Club Colours - The Blue-Circled), Il Doria (Last Part of Name), La Samp (First part of Name).
HISTORY: Founded on the 12 August 1946 as 'Unione Calcio Sampdoria' with the merger of the 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria' (founded in 1895) and the 'Associazione Calcio Sampierdarenese' (founded in 1891).
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 1 - 1990/91.Coppa Italia, 4 - 1984/85,
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 48GAMES: 342SCORERS: 15GOALS: 41
CAPTAINS: 2CAPTAINED GAMES: 2
SCORERS
14 VIALLI Gianluca
4   MANCINI Roberto
4   QUAGLIARELLA Fabio
3   LOMBARDO Attilio
2   CASSANO Antonio
2   CHIESA Enrico
2   EDER Citadin M.
2   FIRMANI Edwing
2   VIERCHOWOD Pietro
1   BARISON Paolo
1   BRIGHENTI Sergio
1   DIANA Aimo Stefano
1   OKAKA Stefano
1   PAZZINI Giampaolo
1   POLI Andrea

CAPTAINS
1 BRIGHENTI Sergio
1 VIALLI Gianluca

UNUSED CALL-UPS
AUDERO Emilio - G
CAPRARI Gianluca - A
CORINI Eugenio - M
FERRARI Gian Marco - D
FLACHI Francesco - A
LUCCHINI Stefano - D
MURRU Nicola - D
PARI Fausto - M
TONELLI Lorenzo - D



Giuseppe BALDINI

First player in Azzurro
PLAYERS
56 VIALLI Gianluca - A, 1985(d)
43 VIERCHOWOD Pietro - D, 1983
36 MANCINI Roberto - A, 1984(d)
23 PAGLIUCA Gianluca - G, 1991(d)
22 PALOMBO Angelo - M, 2006(d)
15 LOMBARDO Attilio - M, 1990(d)
14 PAZZINI Giampaolo - A, 2009(d)
12 DIANA Aimo Stefano - M, 2004(d)
10 CASSANO Antonio - A, 2008
10 MANNINI Moreno - D, 1992(d)
9   EVANI Alberico - M, 1994
8   BORDON Ivano - G, 1983
8   EDER Citadin M. - A, 2015(d)(o)
8   SORIANO Roberto - M, 2014(d)
6   BERNASCONI Gaudenzio - M, 1956(d)
6   MORO Giuseppe - G, 1951
6   QUAGLIARELLA Fabio - A, 2007(d)
5   DE SILVESTRI Lorenzo - D, 2013
4   BRIGHENTI Sergio - A, 1960
3   BAZZANI Fabio - A, 2003(d)
3   CHIESA Enrico - A, 1996(d)
3   FIRMANI Edwing - A, 1956(d)(o)
3   POLI Andrea - M, 2012(d)
2   BERGAMASCHI Mario - M, 1958
2   FUSI Luca - M, 1988(d)
2   MORA Bruno - M, 1959(d)
2   VOLPI Sergio - M, 2004(d)
1   AGNOLETTO Marcello - M, 1956(d)
1   BALDINI Giuseppe - A, 1949(d)
1   BARISON Paolo - M, 1965
1   BETTARINI Stefano - D, 2004(d)
1   BONAZZOLI Emiliano - A, 2006(d)
1   DELVECCHIO Gennaro - M, 2006(d)
1   FALCONE Giulio - D, 2006(d)
1   FARINA Giuseppe - D, 1956(d)
1   GABBIADINI Manolo - A, 2014
1.  GASTALDELLO Daniele - D, 2011(d)
1   GEI Renato - A, 1951(d)
1   LANNA Marco - D, 1992(d)
1   LUCENTINI Arnaldo - M, 1951(d)
1   MARI Giacomo - M, 1954
1   MONTELLA Vincenzo - A, 1999(d)
1   OKAKA Stefano - A, 2014(d)
1   RANOCCHIA Andrea - D, 2016
1   SARTI Benito - D, 1958(d)
1   TERLIZZI Christian - D, 2006(d)
1   TORTUL Mario - M, 1956(d)
1   ZENONI Cristian - D, 2006



Edwing FIRMANI

First goal in Azzurro
Gianluca VIALLI

Most games in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro
Sergio BRIGHENTI

First captain in Azzurro
Gianluca PAGLIUCA
Pietro VIERCHOWOD
Roberto MANCINI
SARONNO
FULL NAME: Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Foot-Ball Club
Saronno 1910.
NICKNAMES: Bianco-celesti (Club Colours - White-Light Blues), FBC (First
letters of 'Foot-Ball Club' as found on the coat-of-arms), Amaretti (After the local
specialities Amaretti di Saronno, the famous biscuits, and Amaretto Disaronno, the
famous aromatic liquor).
HISTORY: Established in March 1910 as 'Circolo Sportivo Saronnese' mainly by students from the 'Collegio Arcivescovile Castelli', but changed the name to
CITY: Saronno
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 MARCORA Attilio - M, 1921(d)


Attilio MARCORA

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Saronno player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Saronno player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
SAVONA
CITY: Savona
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 ROGGERO Rinaldo - M, 1920(d)


Rinaldo ROGGERO

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Savona player ever scored in Azzurro


CAPTAINS
No Savona player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
SESTRESE
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 COSTA Giovanni - G, 1924(d)


SCORERS
No Sestrese player ever scored
in Azzurro


Giovanni COSTA

Only player in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Sestrese player ever led the Azzurri as Captain


UNUSED CALL-UPS
GIANI Mario - G
SCORERS
No Reggina player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Reggina player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BARONIO Roberto - M

Italia, 9 - 1963/64, 1968/69, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1990/91, 2006/07, 2007/08.Italian Super Cup, 2 - 2001, 2007.Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1974.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 1961.Anglo-Italiano Cup, 1 - 1972.
Francesco TOTTI

Raffaele COSTANTINO

First goal in Azzurro
Luigi ALLEMANDI

Most captain in Azzurro
Fulvio BERNARDINI

First captain in Azzurro
Bruno CONTI
Giuseppe GIANNINI
Damiano TOMMASI
Christian PANUCCI
Enrico GUAITA
Luigi
DI BIAGIO
Marco DELVECCHIO
Egisto PANDOLFINI
Daniele
DE ROSSI

Most games in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro
Alberto ORLANDO
Attilio LOMBARDO
Aimo Stefano DIANA
Moreno MANNINI
SPAL
FULL NAME: S.P.A.L. (The name is abbreviated from the first letters of each word
of the old original name 'Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor')
NICKNAMES: Biancazzurri (Club Colours - White Blues), Gli Estensi (The Duchy
of Ferrara was ruled by the House of Este from 1146 to 1597), Spallini (Spals, the people of SPAL - The name of the club in plural).
HISTORY: Founded in March 1907 as 'Ars et Labor' a an religious - cultural section within the 'Oratorio' of the 'Società Salesiana di San Giovanni Bosco' in Ferrara, becoming 'Circolo Ars et Labor' in 1909 when sports was included. In May 1910 the football section was established under the name 'SPAL Foot-Ball Club'
CITY: Ferrara
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 6SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 FONTANESI Alberto - A, 1952(d)
2 BUGATTI Ottavio - G, 1952(d)
1 LAZZARI Manuel - M, 2018(d)

SCORERS
1 FONTANESI Alberto





Alberto FONTANESI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Spal player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BONIFAZI Kevin - D
GRASSI Alberto - M
MERET Alex - G
MURGIA Alessandro - M
PETAGNA Andrea - A
VALOTI Mattia - M
VICARI Francesco - D
Ottavio BUGATTI

First player in Azzurro
SPES DI GENOVA
FULL NAME: Spes Football Club
HISTORY: Founded in 1913 as 'Spes Football Club'. In 1929 the name
was changed to 'Spes Gruppo Aziende Bensa' but a year later it returned to its original name 'Spes Football Club'. It was declared bankrupt in 1931 and was disbanded. Throughout its existence the club was commonly known as 'Spes di Genova'
HONOURS: Nil
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 DE NARDO Gracco - D, 1920(d)




Gracco
DE NARDO


Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Spes di Genova player ever scored in Azzurro


CAPTAINS
No Spes di Genova player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
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STUTTGART
FULL NAME: Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893.
NICKNAMES: Die Roten (Club Colours - The Reds), Die Schwaben (The
Swabians - Swabia is a historic and linguistic region in Germany which Stuttgart forms part of).
HISTORY: Founded on the 9 September 1893 as 'Stuttgarter FV 93'. In 1912 it merged with 'Kronen-Club Cannstatt' (founded in 1897) as 'Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893', the current name of the club.
NATIONAL HONOURS:  German Champions, 5 - 1950, 1952, 1984, 1992, 2007. German Cup, 3 - 1954, 1958, 1997.German Super Cup, 1 - 1992.
CITY: Stuttgart (Germany)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 MOLINARO Cristian - D, 2010(d)




Cristiano
MOLINARO

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Stuttgart player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Stuttgart player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
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Roberto BARONIO
AZZURRO RECORDS: Real Madrid is (together with Spanish club Villarreal) the only foreign club to have an Azzurro Captain. Fabio CANNAVARO is the Azzurro with most games from a Foreign Club from those Azzurri who played with the Italian National team from both Italian and Foreign clubs. He is also the first Azzurro Captain to lead the Italian National Team from a foreign club and the most to do so.
SHAKHTAR DONETSK
FULL NAME: Futbol'nyj Klub Šachtar Donec'k (Football Club Minors Donec'k,
Donec'k is famous for its industry of Mining, Sachtar is the Russian word for Minors).
NICKNAMES: Kroty (Club Mascot - Moles, a small mammal with a subterranean
lifestyle and famous for digging, like the Minors), Himyky (Miners in the Ukrainian language).
HISTORY: The club started in 1911 as a sports club named 'Juzovka' which in the 1920's became 'Lenin Club'. However the football club was officially founded in May 1936 as 'Stachanovec' in memory of the legendary minor 'Aleksej Grigor'evič Stachanov'. In 1946 the club changed its name to 'Šachtyor' and eventually to the current name in the 1990's.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Ukrainian Champions, 13 - 2001/02, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08,
CITY: Donec'k (Ukraine)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 LUCARELLI Cristiano - A, 2007



Cristiano
LUCARELLI

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
2 LUCARELLI Cristiano


CAPTAINS
No Shakhtar Donetsk player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Antonio
CASSANO
Guido
MASETTI
Eraldo
MONZAGLIO
Pietro
SERANTONI
Vincenzo
MONTELLA
Paolo
CONTI
Simone
PERROTTA
Romeo
BENETTI
Roberto
PRUZZO
Renato
CATTANEO
Max
TONETTO
Amadeo
CARBONI
Bruno
DUGONI
Alberto
AQUILANI
Francesco
ROCCA
Eusebio
DI FRANCESCO
Carlo
ANCELOTTI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Two
Sampdoria players formed part of the Italian National Squad when the Azzurri finished second in the 1994 World Cup: Alberico EVANI and Gianluca PAGLIUCA. Sampdoria is the Joint-Second club with most Italian Third Place players - 4: Roberto MANCINI, Gianluca PAGLIUCA, Gianluca VIALLI and Pietro VIERCHOWOD formed part of the 1990 Azzurri World Cup Squad that finished third. Three Sampdoria players formed part of the Italian Squad when the Azzurri finished fourth in the 1988 European Nations Championship: Luca FUSI, Roberto MANCINI and Gianluca VIALLI. Gianluca PAGLIUCA was the first Goalkeeper in World Cup history to be shown a Red Card in a World Cup match whilst Edwing FIRMANI was the only Italo-South African / English Oriundo to play in Azzurro. Giampaolo PAZZINI is the Azzurro player who received the earliest Red Card, after only 3 minutes and Fabio QUAGLIARELLA scored Azzurro goal number 1400.
Ivano
BORDON
Luca
FUSI
Alberico
EVANI
Angelo
PALOMBO
Giampaolo
PAZZINI
Antonio
CASSANO
AZZURRO RECORDS: Bruno VENTURINI won the Olympic Gold Medal when the Italian National Team won the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament.
merged with the 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria' (founded in 1895) to create the 'Associazione Calcio La Dominante'. In 1930 'La Dominante' took over the 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Corniglianese 1919' (founded in 1919) to recreate the 'Associazione Calcio Liguria'. But a year later 'Liguria' was disbanded again by the Fascist leaders of Genova as a failed project and the three original clubs (Andrea Doria, Sampierdarenese and Corniglianese) were again re founded, each club going its separate way, with 'Sampierdarenese' being refounded as it was pre-1927. However in 1937, the club was again forced by the Genova Fascist leaders to merge again with the club 'Corniglianese' and 'Unione Sportiva Rivarolese' (founded in 1919) to recreate yet again the 'Associazione Calcio Liguria'. After World War II, in 1945, the Italian Football Federation declared null all mergers imposed by the previous Fascist Governments and thus 'Sampierdarenese' was refouned yet again. However, on the 12 August 1946,  dire financial problems forced the club to merge once again with the 'Andrea Doria' to create the 'Unione Calcio Sampdoria', a club that still exists today. The 'Società Ginnastica Comunale Sampierdarenese' however continued until today practicing the sports of Gymnastics and Swimming.
HONOURS: Nil.
Sportiva Dilettantistica Corniglianese 1919' (founded in 1919) and 'Unione Sportiva Rivarolese' (founded in 1919) to recreate the 'Associazione Calcio Liguria'. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the club was refounded with its old name 'Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese'. In 1959 it merged with 'Associazione Calcio Andrea Doria 1955' (established in 1955) to create 'SestreseDoria', but two years later the club disbanded and the 'Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese' refounded as 'Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese 1919'. In 2001 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese Calcio 1919' as it is today
HONOURS: Nil.
and in 1913 the whole sports section became independent as 'Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor'. After World War I, in 1919, the football section went in line and began using the same name as the mother association 'Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor' or 'SPAL' in abbreviation. During World War II (1939 - 1945) the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Ferrara', but soon after returned to 'Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor'. In 2005 the club was declared bankrupt but was refounded immediately as 'SPAL 1907', however this was repeated in 2012 but this time the new refounded club was named 'Real SPAL'. A year later, in 2013 the club merged with 'Associazione Calcio Giacomense' (founded in 1967) to form 'S.P.A.L. 2013', a name that was changed to the current one, 'S.P.A.L.' in 2018.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 2019.Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1974.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa dell'Amicizia Italo - Svizzera, 1 - 1968.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  UEFA Intertoto Cup, 3 - 2000, 2002, 2008.
Fabio CANNAVARO

Most Games in Azzurro

Only Scorer in Azzurro

Only Captain in Azzurro
SEVILLA
FULL NAME: Sevilla Fútbol Club.
NICKNAMES: Rojiblancos (Club Colours - Red-Whites), Sevillistas (People from
Seville), Nervionenses (People from Nervion, the district in Seville where the club is based), Palanganas (Washbowl - According to legend given to the club by some defectors to collect their tears after they leave the club).
HISTORY: Founded in 1890 by the children of old British immigrants, it is the oldest Spanish football organisation. However it was officially registered on the 14 October 1905 as 'Sevilla Fútbol Club'. In 1941 it was forced by law to change its name to 'Sevilla Club de Fútbol', however in 1973 the club returned to its old name again.
CITY: Seville (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 0GAMES: 0SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
No Sevilla player ever
played in Azzurro

SCORERS
No Sevilla player ever
scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Sevilla player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
CIGARINI Luca - M
DE SANCTIS Morgan - G
IMMOBILE Ciro - A
Morgan
DE SANCTIS
SIENA
FULL NAME: ACN Siena 1904 (Associazione Calcio Noah Siena 1904).
NICKNAMES: Bianconeri (Club Colours - White and Blacks), Robur (The latin
word for hard wood or strength. It was also the original name of the football section of the club).
HISTORY: Founded as a sports club in 1904 by members of the 'Società Sportiva Mens Sana In Corpore Sano' under the name 'Societa Studio e Divertimento'. In 1908 it opened its football section with the name 'Societa Sportiva Robur' and in 1933 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Siena'. In 2014 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica' and a year later, in 2015, the name changed to 'Robur Siena'. In 2020
CITY: Siena
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1  GALLOPPA Daniele - M, 2009(d)


SCORERS
No Siena player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Siena player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
CURCI Gianuca - G
DESTRO Mattia - A
Gianluca
CURCI
LEGEND OF LISTS: Number of Games / Goals / Captained Games, Surname, Name, Position, Year of first game in Azzurro from the Club.

POSITIONS: G - Goalkeeper, D - Defender, M - Midfielder, A - Attacker.

ABBRIVIATIONS: (d) - Debut, Played his first game in Azzurro in that year and with that club.
       (o) - Oriundo
       (n) - Naturalized player

UNUSED CALL-UPS: Statistics covered only from Azzurro Game 299 (25 September 1971) till TODAY. It includes also the Squads for the World Cups: 1970, 1966, 1962, 1954, 1950, 1938, 1934; European Nations Cup: 1968; Olympic Games Football Tournaments: 1952, 1948, 1936, 1928, 1924, 1920, 1912.

The Players displayed for each club are not necessary the best or most memorable players from the club, but statistically they are the main players. Displayed are mainly, the first players to play in Azzurro, score in Azzurro and Captain the Azzurri from the club and the players who played the most in Azzurro, scored most in Azzurro and Captained most the Azzurri from the Club. Where space permitted other significant statistical players from the club were displayed.
Daniele
GALLOPPA

Only Player in Azzurro
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SPEZIA
FULL NAME: Spezia Calcio
NICKNAMES: Aquile (Club Mascot - Eagles), Aquilotti (Young Eagles).
HISTORY: On the 10 October 1906 the football section of the 'Sport Club Spezia' was created. This lead to the creation of the 'Football Club Spezia' on the 20 November 1911. In 1935 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Spezia' but because of World War II, the club suspended all activities in 1943. However all its players joined the newly founded club 'VV.FF. Spezia', created by the 'Gruppo Sportivo 42º Corpo dei Vigili del Fuoco' (Sports Group 42nd Corp of Fire Fighters) to represent La Spezia in the 'War League of Northern Italy'. After the War, in 1945, the 'Associazione Calcio Spezia' become functional again and in 1954 the
CITY: La Spezia
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 SCARABELLO Luigi - M, 1936(d)


SCORERS
No Spezia player ever scored in Azzurro




Luigi SCARABELLO

Only player in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Spezia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BELLOMO Nicola - M
LEALI Nicola - G
RICCI Matteo - M
AZZURRO RECORDS: Spezia is the only club who gave players to the Italian National team from the Serie C and only from the Serie C. Luigi SCARABELLO won the Olympic Gold Medal when the Italian National Team won the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament and is the only player to play in Azzurro from a Serie C club.
club merged with 'Gruppo Sportivo Arsenal Spezia' to create 'Associazione Calcio Spezia-Arsenal', but a year later the name was changed to 'Foot Ball Club Spezia 1906'. In 1985 the name was changed to the old name 'Associazione Calcio Spezia' but in 1995 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Spezia Calcio 1906'. In 2008 the club again had financial problems and changed the name to 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Spezia Calcio 2008' but a year later, in 2009, the name was changed to the current one, 'Spezia Calcio'.
NATIONAL HONOURS:  Winners of the 1943/44 'War League of Northern Italy' as 'VV.FF. Spezia' (Vigili del Fuoco di La Spezia - Fire Fighters of La Spezia) after the official National Italian League was suspended due to the World War II. This league was never accepted as an official National League but on the 22 January 2002 the Italian Federation declared the 'Vigili del Fuoco di La Spezia' the 1943/44 Honorary Italian Champions.
Luca
CIGARINI
Francesco
ANTONIOLI
Aldo
DONATI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Sestrese is one of only three clubs who gave players to the Italian National team only from the Serie B and it is the club who gave the first player in Azzurro from the Serie B. In fact Giovanni COSTA was the first player to play in Azzurro from the Serie B. He is one of only five players to play in Azzurro only from the Serie B, being also the first one to do so. Mario GIANI (sometimes called also Gianni or Giani FERRERO) never played with the Italian National team but formed part of the Azzurri Squad that placed first and won the Gold Medal of the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament.
RUBIN KAZAN
FULL NAME:  Futbolny klub Rubin Kazan (Football Club Rubin
Kazan).
NICKNAMES:  Krasno-Zelyonye (Club Colours - The Red-Greens), Tatáry
(Tatars - An Ethnic People that speaks Turkic language, Kazan is the Capital City of
the geographic area of the Tartars), Volzháne (People from the River Volga, Kazan
is the largest city on the Volga River), Kamni (The Stones).
HISTORY: Originally founded in 1936 by the employees of the armament factory 'Gorbunov' as 'Dynamo' but after 1949 the name had to be changed regularly (two of which were 'Lenin District Team' and 'Krylia Sovetov') due to the secret function of the factory. The 20 April 1958 is regarded as the foundation date
CITY: Kazan (Russia)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 0GAMES: 0SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
No Rubin Kazan player ever
played in Azzurro

SCORERS
No Rubin Kazan player ever
scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Rubin Kazan player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BOCCHETTI Salvatore - D
Salvatore
BOCCHETTI
NATIONAL HONOURS: Russian Champions, 2 - 2008, 2009.Russian Cup, 1 - 2012.Russian Super Cup, 2 - 2010, 2012.CIS Cup, 1 - 2010.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: La Manga Cup, 2 - 2005, 2006.Marbella Cup, 1 - 2012.
Mattia
DESTRO
2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20.Ukrainian Cup, 13 - 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.USSR Cup, 4 - 1961, 1962, 1980, 1983.
Ukrainian Super Cup, 8 - 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017.USSR Super Cup, 1 - 1983.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 2008/09.La Manga Cup, 1 - 2008.
Fabio
BORINI
Alessandro
FLORENZI
Franco
TANCREDI
SUNDERLAND
FULL NAME: Sunderland Association Football Club.
NICKNAMES: The Black Cats (Club Mascot - After a black cat who made
the old Sunderland Stadium his home in the 1900 - 1910s. It could also be related
to the 'Black Cat Battery', an Artillery battery based on the River Wear during the Napoleonic Wars, taking its name from the legend of volunteer soldier Joshua Dunn who heard the wailing of a black cat in 1805 while on duty), The Rokerites or Rokermen (After their Old Stadium, named Roker Park), The Light Brigade (After their New Stadium, named Stadium of Light), The Mackems, Makems or Mak'ems (The nickname of the residents of the city of Sunderland), Wearsiders (The nickname of all residents of the city of Sunderland, situated near the mouth of the River Wear), The Miners (Sunderland is famous for its former coal mining industry). SoL (An  abbreviation  of
CITY: Sunderland (England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 7SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
7 GIACCHERINI Emanuele - M, 2013


SCORERS
1 GIACCHERINI Emanuele





Emanuele
GIACCHERINI

Only player in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Sunderland player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BORINI Fabio - A
the Stadium of Light title which is derived from the importance of light for miners, especially through their Davy's Lamp)
HISTORY: Founded by a Scottish schoolmaster in 1879 as 'Sunderland and District Teachers Association Football Club' but a year later, in 1880, it changed to its current name 'Sunderland Association Football Club' when non-teachers players were allowed to join the club.
NATIONAL HONOURS:  English Champions, 6 - 1891/92, 1892/93, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1912/13, 1935/36. FA Cup, 2 - 1937, 1973.FA Charity / Community Shield, 1 - 1936.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  Football World Championship, 1 - 1895.
SOUTHAMPTON
FULL NAME: Southampton Football Club.
NICKNAMES: The Saints (Founded as a Church Football Team).
HISTORY: Founded on the 21 November 1885 by members of the
St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association (St. Mary's Y.M.A.)
as 'St. Mary's Young Men's Association Football Club'. In 1987 they changed the name to 'St. Mary's Football Club' and in 1894 they changed it again to 'Southampton St. Mary's'. In 1896 they adapted the name 'Southampton Football Club' which is still used today.
CITY: Southampton(England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 26SCORERS: 3GOALS: 9
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
17 PELLE Graziano - A, 2014 (d)
5   GABBIADINI Manolo - A, 2017
4   OSVALDO Pablo D. - A, 2013 (o)

SCORERS
7 PELLE Graziano
1 GABBIADINI Manolo
1 OSVALDO Pablo D.




CAPTAINS
No Southampton player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
NATIONAL HONOURS:  FA Cup, 1 - 1976.Football League Trophy, 1 - 2010.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  Trofeo Ciudad de Vigo, 1 - 1983.
AZZURRO RECORDS: Southampton is the foreign club who produced most Azzurro Scorers and the first foreign club to give an Oriundo scorer to the Italian National team. Pablo Daniel OSVALDO is the first Oriundo player to score in Azzurro from a foreign club. Graziano PELLE is the Azzurro player who scored most goals in Azzurro from a Foreign Club, played most games and scored most goals from the players who played with the Italian National team only from a foreign Clubs. He is also the only Azzuro to score his Debut goal from a Foreign Club.
Nicola
BELLOMO
Nicola
LEALI
SASSUOLO
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio.
NICKNAMES: Neroverdi (Club Colours - Black-Greens), Sasòl (The People from Sassuolo in Modenese dialect).
HISTORY: Founded in 1920 as 'Società Sassolese' but changed the name to 'Football Club Sassuolo' in 1970. A year later, in 1971, the name was changed to 'Football Club Sassuolo Sportiva' and in 1973 the club merged with the club 'San Giorgio Sassuolo (Giofil)' and changed the name of 'Sassolese'. However this was only kept for one year since in 1974, the name was yet again changed to the current one 'Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio'.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Sassuolo
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 12GAMES: 62SCORERS: 7GOALS: 14
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
23 BERARDI Domenico - A, 2018(d)
15 LOCATELLI Manuel - M, 2020(d)
7   RASPADORI Giacomo -A, 2021(d)
5   ZAZA Simone - A, 2014(d)
2   ACERBI Francesco - D, 2014(d)
2   CAPUTO Francesco - A, 2020(d)
2   SCAMACCA Gianluca - A, 2021(d)
2   SENSI Stefano - M, 2018(d)
1   FERRARI Gian Marco - D, 2021(d)
1   PELLEGRINI Lorenzo - M, 2017(d)
1   POLITANO Matteo - M, 2018(d)
1   SANSONE Nicola - A, 2015(d)
Manuel
LOCATELLI


SCORERS
6 BERARDI Domenico
3 LOCATELLI Manuel
1 CAPUTO Francesco
1 FERRARI Gian Marco
1 RASPADORI Giacomo
1 SENSI Stefano
1 ZAZA Simone

CAPTAINS
No Sassuolo Player ever
led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
ADJAPONG Claud - D
DALL'ORCO Cristian - D
MARRONE Luca - M


Simone
ZAZA

First player in Azzurro

First Goal in Azzurro

Graziano
PELLE

Most Games in Azzurro

Most Goals in Azzurro

Pablo Daniel
OSVALDO

First player in Azzurro

First Goal in Azzurro
Roberto
SORIANO
Citadin M.
EDER
Enrico
CHIESA
Fabio
QUAGLIARELLA
Domenico
BERARDI

Most Games in Azzurro

Most Goals in Azzurro



Ciro
IMMOBILE
Fabio
BORINI

SHANDONG TAISHAN
FULL NAME: Shandong Taishan Zuqiu Julebu (Shandong Taishan Football Club)
NICKNAMES: Tàishān Duì ('Team of Mount Tai' after the most important mountain
of the five sacred mountains of Taoism. Mount Tai is found in the province of Shandong).
HISTORY: Founded on the 10 April 1956 by the local Shandong Province Government  as 'Shandong Provincial Team'. In 1993 the club became professional and changed the name to 'Shandong Taishan Football Club'. But the name continued to change, sometimes to reflect their main sponsor: 1994 changed to 'Shandong Jinan Taishan Football Club', 1995 to 'Jinan Taishan Football Club', 1996 to 'Jinan Taishan Jiangjun Football Club' , 1998 to 'Shandong Luneng Taishan Football Club', until 2021 when they returned to the old name 'Shandong Taishan Football Club', the current name.
CITY: Jinan (China)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 3SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 PELLE Graziano - A, 2016



Graziano
PELLE

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
2 PELLE Graziano


CAPTAINS
No Shandong Luneng Taishan player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
NATIONAL HONOURS: Chinese Champions, 4 - 1999, 2006, 2008, 2010.Chinese Cup, 6 - 1995, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2014, 2020.Chinese Super Cup, 1 - 2015.
Manolo
GABBIADINI

Manuel
LAZZARI

SHANGHAI SHENHUA
FULL NAME: Shanghai Shenhua Zuqiu Julebu (Shanghai Shenhua Football
Club).
NICKNAMES: Shen Hua (The Flower of Shanghai).
HISTORY: Founded on the 1 November 1951 by the local Shanghai Province Government as 'East China Football Club', but in 1957, as football in China started to expand, the name was changed to 'Shanghai Football Club' to reflect more the city. In 1993 the club became professional and changed the name to 'Shanghai Shenhua Football Club'. But the name continued to change, sometimes to reflect their main sponsor, in 2001 it changed to 'Shanghai Shenhua Top Football Club' and
CITY: Shanghai (China)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 5SCORERS: 1GOALS: 3
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 1
PLAYERS
5 EL SHAARAWY Stephan - A, 2019

SCORERS
3 EL SHAARAWY Stephan


Stephan
EL SHAARAWY

Only Player in
Azzurro


CAPTAINS
1 EL SHAARAWY Stephan

later that same year to 'Shanghai Shenhua SVA SMEG Football Club'. In 2007 the club merged with their rival club 'Shanghai United F.C.' when both clubs became owned by the same owner and changed the name to 'Shanghai Shenhua United Football Club'. In 2014 the name was changed to 'Shanghai Greenland Football Club' and later on that year to 'Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club'. In 2021 they returned to the old name 'Shanghai Shenhua Football Club', the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Chinese Champions, 3 - 1961, 1962, 1995. (Shanghai Shenhua won the Championship of 2003 but the title was revoked for malpractices).Chinese Cup, 5 - 1956, 1991, 1998, 2017, 2019.Chinese Super Cup, 3 - 1996, 1999, 2002.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: A3 Champions (East Asian Champions) Cup, 1 - 2007.
Paolo
BARISON
Bryan
CRISTANTE
Lorenzo
PELLEGRINI
Leonardo
SPINAZZOLA
Giacomo
RASPADORI

AZZURRO RECORDS: Felice ROMANO is the only Non-Oriundo Azzurro to play with two different National teams when he played one game (and scored one goal) for France in 1913.
both due to World War II and but also due to financial problems. In 1944, at the end of the war the club we refounded and returned again to the old name 'Associazione Sportiva Reggina'. In 1986 the name was changed to 'Reggina Calcio', but in 2015 the club was disbanded due to financial issues and refounded as 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Reggio Calabria'. A year later the name was changed twice, first to 'Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Reggio Calabria' and than to 'Urbs Reggina 1914', until 2019 when the current name was adapted.
HONOURS: Nil.
under the name 'Football Club Iskra Kazan', changed in 1964 to 'Football Club Rubin Kazan' meaning 'Ruby'. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the name was changed to 'Football Club Rubin-TAN Kazan' in 1992, but returned to the current name in 1994.
Mario
GIANI
(Gianni / Giani FERRERO)


AZZURRO RECORDS: Three Sassuolo players became European Champions when they formed part of the Azzurri squad that won the European Nations Championship of 2020: Domenico BERARDI, Manuel LOCATELLI, Giacomo RASPADORI. At 33 years, 2 months, 1 day, Francesco CAPUTO is the second oldest player to make his debut in Azzurro.
Francesco
CAPUTO


Stefano
SENSI

1987/88, 1988/89, 1993/94.Italian Super Cup, 1 - 1991. Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1975.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1990.Coppa delle Alpi, 1 - 1988.
'Saronno Foot-Ball Club' in 1914. Between 1935 and 1940 the club had to stop its activity as a large number of its players went to War in Ethiopia, thus in 1939 its place in the league was taken by the 'Giovani Calciatori Saronnesi' who absorbed the majority of their remaining players. However in 1940, the club was refounded as 'Società Calcistica Saronno'. Duriung World War II, in 1943, the club stopped functioning again and another club, 'Unione Sportiva Velox Saronno Gerenzano' took its place and a lot of its former players. But at the end of the war, in 1945 the old club was again refunded, under the old name 'Saronno Foot-Ball Club'. In 2000 the club was declared bankrupt, but was soon refounded as 'Associazione Calcio Saronno Calcio' however it was soon inactive again between 2002 and 2003, when the club 'Associazione Sportiva Manera Calcio' took over all the rights and titles of the old club under the name 'Associazione Calcio Nuovo Saronno F.B.C.'. However in 2006, it merged with 'Saronno Calcio', a club recently founded from the merger between the 'Società Prealpi' and 'Societa Matteotti di Saronno', and took the name 'Associazione Sportiva F.B.C. Saronno 1910'. But four years later, in 2010 the club lost its rights and titles again, this time to the 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Gallaratese' (founded in 1909), and stopped again its activity. In 2015 the old club was refounded yet again when the club 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Matteotti Saronno' took over a disfunctioned club 'SolbiaSommese' to establish the current club 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Foot-Ball Club Saronno 1910'. In 2021 the club merged again, this time with the 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Gorla Maggiore' but kept the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.

stopped its activities but at the end of the war, in 1945 the club was refounded with the old name 'Savona Foot Ball Club'. In 1987 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Savona 1907 Foot-Ball Club' which eventually changed to 'Savona Calcio'. However in 2006 the club was again declared bankrupt but was again refounded with the old name 'Savona 1907 Foot-Ball Club'. The same happened six years later in 2012 when the club went bankrupt yet again, but this time the name was changed to another former old name 'Savona Foot-Ball Club'. In 2016 the name was changed to the current one.
HONOURS: Nil.
FULL NAME: Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Pro Savona Calcio
NICKNAMES: Biancoblu (Club Colours - White Blues), Striscioni (Stripes , due
to their shirt), Siderurgici (The Steelmakers - Savona was famous for its steel making
industry).
HISTORY: HISTORY: Founded in 1907 as the 'Play Section' of the
'Fratellanza Ginnastica Savonese' (founded in 1883) that included football. In 1914 the section was separated and took the name 'Savona Foot Ball Club' and in 1926 it incorporated the club 'Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Speranza 1912' (founded in  1912) to become 'Associazione Calcio Savona'. During World War II the club
FULL NAME: Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese Calcio 1919 (The name
'Sestrese' is derived from 'Sestri Ponente', the area in Genova where the club was
founded).
NICKNAMES: Verdestellati (Green-stared).
HISTORY: Founded on the 4 September 1919 as 'Fratellanza Sportiva San Giovanni Battista', but a month later the name was changed to 'Fratellanza Sportiva Sestrese'. In 1937 the club was forced to change its name to 'Polisportiva "Manlio Cavagnaro', after a fascist leader, instead of merging with 'Associazione Calcio Sampierdarenese' (founded in 1891), 'Associazione
NATIONAL HONOURS: Spanish Champions, 1 - 1946.Copa del Rey, 5 - 1935, 1939, 1948, 2007, 2010.
Supercopa de Espana, 1 - 2007.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA (Europa) Cup, 6 - 2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2019/20.
UEFA Super Cup, 1 - 2006.
the club became disfunctional and was disbanded but was again refounded as 'ACN Siena 1904 Società Sportiva Dilettantistica', which changed to the current name a year later, in 2021.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Nil