AZZURRO RECORDS: Paolo ROSSI formed part of the Italian National Squad that finished fourth in the 1978 World Cup. He was also declared the Runner-up Best Player in the 1978 World Cup, thus winning the 1978 FIFA/Addidas Silver Ball Award.
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pietro ANASATASI became European Champion when he formed part of the Azzurri squad that won the European Nations Championship of 1968. He also scored Azzurro Goal number 600.
AZZURRO RECORDS: Three Triestina players won the 1938 World Cup with the Italian National team: Gino COLAUSSI, Pietro PASINATI and Bruno CHIZZO who never played with the Italian National team although he formed part of the Azzurri Squad. Gino COLAUSSI won also the 1935 Coppa Internazionale with the Azzurri. By scoring two goals in the 1938 World Cup Final, he became the first European and Italian player to score more than one goal in a World Cup Final and the first Italian player to score more goals than matches played in a World Cup Tournament (4 goals in 3 matches). Piero PASINATI scored Azzurro goal number 300.
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Profile lists of all the Clubs starting with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z that gave players to the Italian National team
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Clubs:
TORINO
FULL NAME: Torino Football Club 1906
NICKNAMES: Granata (Maroons), Toro (Bull).
HISTORY: Founded on the the 3 December 1906 as 'Foot ball Club Torino'
after the merger of 'Football Club Torinese' (founded in 1894) and a group of
desidents from 'Juventus'. In 1936 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Torino', although for the 1958/59 season only, the name 'Talmone Torino' was used. In 1977 the name was changed to 'Torino Calcio'.In November 2005 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Torino Football Club', but
CITY: Torino
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 75GAMES: 542SCORERS: 19GOALS: 105
CAPTAINS: 4CAPTAINED GAMES: 36
Domenico CAPELLO

First player in Azzurro
TRIESTINA
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Triestina Calcio Spa
NICKNAMES: Alabardati (Lances), Giuliani (from the Region of Venezia-Gulia),
Muli (Mules), Unione (The Union).
HISTORY: Founded on the 18 December 1918 from the merger of 'Club Sportivo Ponziana' and 'Foot-Ball Club Trieste'. In June 1994 the club was declared bankrupt but was refounded on the 27 July 1994 with the current name.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1980.
CITY: Trieste
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 8GAMES: 44SCORERS: 5GOALS: 23 CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 1
PLAYERS
26 COLAUSSI Gino - A, 1935(d)
11 PASINATI Piero - M, 1936(d)
2   TREVISAN Guglielmo - M, 1940(d)
1   BLASON Ivano - D, 1950(d)
1   GREZAR Giuseppe - M, 1942(d)
1   PETRIS Gianfranco - A, 1958(d)
1   PRESCA Cesare - M, 1948(d)
1   ROCCO Nereo - M, 1934(d)



Nereo ROCCO

First player in Azzurro
SCORERS
15 COLAUSSI Gino
5   PASINATI Piero
1   GREZAR Giuseppe
1   PETRIS Gianfranco
1   TREVISAN Guglielmo

CAPTAINS
1 COLAUSSI Gino

UNUSED CALL_UPS
CHIZZO Bruno - M

UDINESE
FULL NAME: Udinese Calcio
NICKNAMES: Bianconeri (White-Blacks), Zebrette (Zebras), Friulani (From the region of Friuli).
HISTORY: Founded in 1896 as 'Societa Udinese di Ginnastica e Scherma'. In 1923 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Udinese' and eventually to the current 'Udinese Calcio'.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1979/80.UEFA Intertoto Cup, 1 - 2000.Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1978.
CITY: Udine
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 23GAMES: 147SCORERS: 5GOALS: 15
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 1
PLAYERS
38 DI NATALE Antonio - A, 2006
19 IAQUINTA Vincenzo - A, 2005(d)
18 FIORE Stefano - M, 2000(d)
18 PEPE Simone - A, 2008 (d)
11 QUAGLIARELLA Fabio - A, 2007  
6   CAUSIO Franco - M, 1982
5   D'AGOSTINO Gaetano - M, 2009(d)
4   BERTOTTO Valerio - D, 2000(d)
4   LASAGNA Kevin - A, 2018(d)
3   DI MICHELE David - A, 2005(d)
3   GIANNICHEDDA Giuliano - M, 1999(d)
2   BACHINI Jonathan - M, 1998(d)
2   DE SANCTIS Morgan - G, 2005(d)
2   LOCATELLI Tomas - M, 1999(d)
2   MARIANI Amos - M, 1952(d)
2   MAURI Stefano - M, 2004(d)
2   MENEGOTTI Enzo - M, 1955(d)
1   DOSSENA Andrea - D, 2007(d)
1   FABBRINI Diego - A, 2012(d)
1   FRIGNANI Amleto - A, 1957
1   MESTO Giandomenico - M, 2007
1   PINZI Giampiero - M, 2005(d)
1   ROSSITTO Fabio - M, 1996(d)

Amos MARIANI

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
SCORERS
10 DI NATALE Antonio
2   FIORE Stefano
1   IAQUINTA Vincenzo
1   MARIANI Amos
1   QUAGLIARELLA Fabio


CAPTAINS
1 DI NATALE Antonio


UNUSED CALL-UPS
MANDRAGORA Rolando - M
SCUFFET Simone - G
ZAMPANO Francesco - D
PLAYERS
47 GRAZIANI Francesco - A, 1975(d)
36 DOSSENA Giuseppe - M, 1981
27 BALONCIERI Adolfo - M, 1925
27 BELOTTI Andrea - A, 2016 (d)
25 ZACCARELLI Renato - M, 1975(d)
23 JANNI Antonio - M, 1924(d)
19 PULICI Paolino - A, 1973(d)
18 SALA Claudio - M, 1971(d)
17 LIBONATTI Julio - A, 1926(d)(o)
14 ROSATO Roberto - D, 1965(d)
13 CERCI Alessio - M, 2013 (d)
13 DARMIAN Matteo - D, 2014(d)
13 ROSSETTI Gino - M, 1927(d)
12 OLIVIERI Aldo - G, 1938
11 ALIBERTI Giuseppe - M, 1923(d)
10 MAZZOLA Valentino - M, 1945
9   BALLARIN Aldo - D, 1945(d)
8   SALA Patrizio - M, 1976(d)
7   CASTIGLIANO Eusebio - M, 1945(d)
7   FERRINI Giorgio - M, 1962(d)
7   GREZAR Giuseppe - M, 1945
7   IMMOBILE Ciro - A, 2014(d)
7   LOIK Ezio - M, 1945
7   MAROSO Virgilio - D, 1945(d)
7   MENTI Romeo - M, 1947(d)
7   SIRIGU Salvatore - G, 2018
6   CARAPELLESE Riccardo - A, 1949
6   COLOMBARI Enrico - M, 1928(d)
6   FERRARIS Pietro - A, 1942
6   GABETTO Guglielmo - A, 1942(d)
6   LENTINI Gianluigi - M, 1991(d)
6   MERONI Luigi - M, 1966(d)
6   MOZZINI Roberto - M, 1976(d)
6   OGBONNA Angelo O - D, 2011(d)
6   PECCI Eraldo - M, 1975(d)
6   POLETTI Fabrizio - D, 1965(d)
5   AGROPPI Aldo - M, 1972(d)
5   BACIGALUPO Valerio - G, 1947(d)
5   MUSSI Roberto - D, 1993(d)
5   PUIA Giorgio - D, 1969
4   FRANCINI Giovanni - D, 1986(d)
4   MARCHEGIANI Luca - G, 1992(d)
4   VIERI Lido - G, 1963(d)
4   ZAPPACOSTA Davide - M, 2016(d)
3   DEBERNARDI Enrico - M, 1910(d)
3   FUSI Luca - M, 1992
3   IZZO Armando - D, 2019(d)
3   MOLTRASIO Luigi - M, 1954(d)
3   RIGAMONTI Mario - M, 1947(d)
2   CAPELLO Domenico - M, 1910(d)
2   MARTIN Dario - M, 1927(d)
2   MORETTI Emiliano - D, 2014(d)
2   MORO Giuseppe - G, 1949
2   SERENA Aldo - A, 1984(d)
2   SPERONE Mario - M, 1927(d)
2   ZUFFI Enea - M, 1912(d)
1   ASTA Antonino - M, 2002(d)
1   BASELLI Daniele - M, 2018 (d)
1   BARONE Simone - M, 2006
1   BEARZOT Enzo - M, 1955(d)
1   BUSCAGLIA Pietro - M, 1937(d)
1   CAPRA Carlo - D, 1915(d)
1   CASTELLINI Luciano - G, 1977(d)
1   DANOVA Luigi -D, 1976(d)
1   DE MARCHI Carlo - M, 1912(d)
1   GALLEA Cesare - M, 1937(d)
1   GOGGIO Biagio - M, 1914(d)
1   MARTIN Cesare - D, 1923(d)
1   MORELLI D.P. Vittorio - M, 1912(d)
1   MOSSO Eugenio - M, 1914(d)
1   NERI Bruno - M, 1937
1   ROSINA Alessandro - M, 2007(d)
1   SILENZI Andrea - A, 1994(d)
1   VENTURIN Giorgio - M, 1992(d)
1   ZAZA Simone - A, 2018
Stefano FIORE
in 2006 they changed the name to the current one. On the 4 May 1949 the whole team perished in a tragic air accident known as the 'Tragedia di Superga'.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 7 - 1927/28, 1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1975/76 (Torino won the Championship of 1926/27 but the title was removed for malpractices).Coppa Italia, 5 - 1935/36, 1942/43, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1992/93.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1991.Coppa delle Alpi, 1 - 1990.
VADO
FULL NAME: Football Club Vado.
HISTORY: Founded in 1913.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa Italia, 1 - 1922.
CITY: Vado Ligure
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 3SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 LEVRATTO Virgilio F. - A, 1924(d)



Virgilio F. LEVRATTO

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

CAPTAINS
No Vado player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
VALENCIA
FULL NAME: Valencia Club de Futbol.
NICKNAMES: Los Ches, Xotos (Domestic Goats).
HISTORY: Founded in 1919
NATIONAL HONOURS: Spanish Champions, 6 - 1941/42, 1943/44, 1946/47, 1970/71, 2001/02, 2003/04.Spanish Cup, 7 - 1941, 1949, 1954, 1967, 1979, 1999, 2008.Spanish Super Cup (Copa Eva Duarte), 2 - 1949, 1999.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1979/80.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 3 - 1961/62, 1962/63, 2003/04.UEFA Super Cup, 2 - 1980/81, 2004/05.UEFA Intertoto Cup, 1 - 1998.
CITY: Valencia (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 5GAMES: 10SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 FIORE Stefano - M, 2004
3 PICCINI Cristiano - D, 2018 (d)
2 DI VAIO Marco - A, 2004
1 CORRADI Bernardo - A, 2004
1 ZAZA Simone - A, 2018






Stefano FIORE

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro
SCORERS
1 ZAZA Simone

CAPTAINS
No Valencia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

VALENZANA
FULL NAME: Valenzana Calcio
HISTORY: Founded in 1906.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Valenza
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 3SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 MORANDO Clemente - G, 1921(d)



Clemente MORANDO

Only player in Azzurro

SCORERS
No Valenzana player ever scored in Azzurro


CAPTAINS
No Valenzana player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Gino
COLAUSSI

Most games in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro

Only captain in Azzurro
Piero PASINATI
VARESE
FULL NAME: Associazione Sportiva Varese 1910.
NICKNAMES: Biancorossi (White-Reds), Varesini (From Varese).
HISTORY: Founded on the 22 March 1910 as 'Varese Football Club'. In1924 it merged with three other minor clubs and was renamed 'Associazione Sportiva Varesina'. In 1927 the name was changed to 'Varese Sportiva' until in 1947 the original name 'Varese Football Club' was again adapted. In July 2004 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded with the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Varese
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 6SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 PICCHI Armando - D, 1967
2 ANASTASI Pietro - A, 1968(d)




Armando PICCHI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

SCORERS
1 ANASTASI Pietro


CAPTAINS
No Varse player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Pietro ANASTASI

Only scorer in Azzurro
VENEZIA
CITY: Venezia-Mestre
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 5SCORERS: 3GOALS: 3
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 LOIK Ezio - M, 1942(d)
2 MAZZOLA Valentino - M, 1942(d)
1 CORBELLI Guido - M, 1940(d)



Guido CORBELLI

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
SCORERS
1 CORBELLI Guido
1 LOIK Ezio
1 MAZZOLA Valentino


CAPTAINS
No Venezia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
VERONA
FULL NAME: Hellas Verona Football Club (Hellas is the name of Greece
in the Greek language).
NICKNAMES: Mastini (Mastiffs), Scaligeri (both nicknames derived from the
Della Scala princes who ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th Centuries, in particular Mastino I della Scala), Gialloblu (Yellow-Blues).
HISTORY: Founded in 1903 as 'Hellas' by a group of University students from the 'Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei'. In 1919 it merged with 'Verona' and became
CITY: Verona
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 6GAMES: 55SCORERS: 2GOALS: 6
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
15 DI GENNARO Antonio - M, 1984(d)
13 FANNA Pietro - A, 1983(d)
10 GALDERISI Giuseppe - A, 1985(d)
10 TRICELLA Roberto - D, 1984(d)
4   LEVRATTO Virgilio F. - A, 1924
3   DE AGOSTINI Luigi - D, 1987(d)


Virgilio F. LEVRATTO

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
SCORERS
4 DI GENNARO Antonio
2 LEVRATTO Virgilio F.

CAPTAINS
No Verona player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
FERRARI A. - D
ROMULO Souza O. C. - M(o)
Enrico DEBERNARDI

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
Francesco GRAZIANI

Most games in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro
Adolfo BALONCIERI

First captain in Azzurro

Most captain in Azzurro
Renato ZACCARELLI
Giuseppe DOSSENA
Roberto
CRAVERO
Gino ROSSETTI
Paolino PULICI
Claudio SALA
Antonio JANNI
Lido
VIERI
Giorgio FERRINI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Domenico CAPELLO and Enrico DEBERNARDI played in the first match of the Azzurri. One Torino player won the 1982 World Cup with the Italian National team: Giuseppe DOSSENA, whilst three others finished Runner-Up World Champions: 1970 - Fabrizio POLETTI, Giorgio PUIA; 1994 - Roberto MUSSI. Torino is the second most Club with Italian Fourth Place players in the World Cup - 6: 1978 - Francesco GRAZIANI, Eraldo PECCI, Paolino PULICI, Claudio SALA, Patrizio SALA, Renato ZACCARELLI. Two Torino players won the European Nations Championships when the Azzurri won the 1968 edition: Giorgio FERRINI and Lido VIERI; Angelo Obinze OGBONNA formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished runner-up European Champions in 2012, whilst three other Torino players finished in the fourth place: 1980 - Francesco GRAZIANI and Renato ZACCARELLI, 1988 - Roberto CRAVERO who never played with the Italian National team although he formed part of the Azzurri Squad. Alessio CERCI formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013. Three Torino players won the Olympic Bronze Medal when the Italian National Team finished third in the 1928 Olympics Football Tournament: Adolfo BALONCIERI, Antonio JANNI and Gino ROSSETTI whilst five others won the 1930 Coppa Internazionale with the Azzurri: Adolfo BALONCIERI, Enrico COLOMBARI, Antonio JANNI, Julio LIBONATTI and
Gino ROSSETTI. Julio LIBONATTI formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale. Enrico DEBERNARDI is one of the first Azzurri players to score in his debut match and the Italo-Argentinian Julio LIBONATTI is the Oriundo who scored most goals with the Italian National team, 15 goals. He is also the first Oriundo to play with two National Teams and the first Argentinian Oriundo to play with the National Team of both Argentina and Italy. Adolfo BALONCIERI was the Azzurro Captain of the Italian National Squad that finished Third in the Football Tournament of the 1928 Olympic Games and also Captain (in 5 of the 8 matches) of the Italian National Team when the Azzurri won the 1930 Coppa Internazionale. Adolfo BALONCIERI also scored the Azzurro Goal number 100 whilst Francesco GRAZIANI scored the Azzurro Goal number 700. Daniele PADELLI is the joint second most Unused Call-Up Azzurro player who never played with the Italian National Team (10 Unused Call-ups). Emiliano MORETTI is the oldest Azzurro debutant at the age of 33 years, 6 months, 7 days.
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Mario DE SIMONI, Franco VARISCO and Arturo BOIOCCHI played in the first match of the Azzurri, thus Mario DE SIMONI was the first Azzurro Goalkeeper.
U.S. MILANESE
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Milanese.
NICKNAMES: Scacchi (Chess / Chequered).
HISTORY: Founded in 1902 as 'Club Ginnico Milano' but changed to the current name later on. The football section was created in 1903 and in 1905 it took over the players of the defunct 'Società per l'Educazione Fisica (SEF) Mediolanum' known also as 'Ginnastica Mediolanum' (founded in 1896). 1928 it merged with 'Internazionale Foot Ball Club Milano' to create the 'Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana', today's 'Inter'.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Milano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 15SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2 CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
7 DE SIMONI Mario - G, 1910(d)
6 BOIOCCHI Arturo - A, 1910(d)
2 VARISCO Franco - D, 1910(d)




Mario
DE SIMONI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro
SCORERS
2 BOIOCCHI Arturo

CAPTAINS
No U.S. Milanese player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
SOFFIENTINI Vincenzo - G
Arturo BOIOCCHI

First player in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
Franco VARISCO

First player in Azzurro
U.S. TORINESE
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Torinese
HISTORY: Active in the Federation Cup of 1916, the Italian National Championships of 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and the Coppa Italia of 1922.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Torino
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0 CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 BERARDO Felice - A, 1920
1 MATTEA Angelo - M, 1921





Felice BERARDO

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro
SCORERS
No U.S. Torinese player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No U.S. Torinese player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BOGLIETTI Romolo - M (o)
Angelo MATTEA

Most games in Azzurro
Vincenzo IAQUINTA
Franco CAUSIO
Antonio
DI NATALE

Most games in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro

Only Captain in Azzurro
Marco
DI VAIO

First player in Azzurro
AZZURRO RECORDS: Valencia  (together with English club Chelsea) is the foreign club who gave most Azzurri players to the Italian National Team - 5 players
FULL NAME: Società Sportiva Calcio Venezia.
NICKNAMES: Arancioneroverdi (Orange-Black-Greens), Lagunari (People of the Lagoons).
HISTORY: Founded in 1907 as 'Venezia Football Club'. In 1920 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Venezia' and for the period 1930 to 1934 the name 'Societa Sportiva Serenissima' was used. In 1987 it merged with 'Associazione Calcio Mestre' to became 'Venezia-Mestre Calcio' until in 1989 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Venezia 1907'. In June 2005 it was declared Bankrupt but was immediately refounded with the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa Italia, 1 - 1940/41.
Valentino MAZZOLA

Most games in Azzurro
Ezio
LOIK

Most games in Azzurro
'Hellas Verona' and in 1929 it merged with 'Bentegodi' and 'Scaligera' to became 'Associazione Calcio Verona'. In 1960 it absorbed 'Hellas' (No connection with the original Hellas Club) and changed the name to 'Associazione Calcio Hellas Verona', but in 1991 it was declared bankrupt.  Immediately refounded, it took the name 'Verona Football Club' but changed it to the current one in 1995.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 1 - 1984/85.
Antonio
DI GENNARO

Most games in Azzurro

Most goals in Azzurro
VIAREGGIO
FULL NAME: Football Club Esperia Viareggio
NICKNAMES: Zebre (Zebras).
HISTORY: Founded in 1919 as 'Associazione Calcio Viareggio Ese', in the 1930's it used the name 'Vezio Parducci Viareggio'. In 2002 the club was declared bankrupt, but was immediately refounded with the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Viareggio
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 2
PLAYERS
2 CAPPELLI Giulio - A, 1936(d)


Giulio CAPPELLI

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
1 CAPPELLI Giulio


CAPTAINS
2 CAPPELLI Giulio
VICENZA
FULL NAME: Vicenza Calcio
NICKNAMES: Biancorossi (White-Reds), Lane (Wools), Berici (The name of a chain of hills called Berici in the outskirts of the city of Vicenza), Nobile Provinciale (Noble Provincials)
HISTORY: Founded on the 9 March 1902 as 'Associazione del Calcio in Vicenza' but called in abbriviation 'ACIVI '. In 1953 the name was changed to 'Associazion Calcio Lanerossi Vicenza' until 1990 when the current name was adapted.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa Italia, 1 - 1996/97.
CITY: Vicenza
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 4GAMES: 18SCORERS: 1GOALS: 7
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
14 ROSSI Paolo - A, 1977(d)
2   PUIA Giorgio - D, 1962(d)
1   DAVID Mario - M, 1958(d)
1   MAINI Giampiero - M, 1997(d)



Mario
DAVID

First player in Azzurro
SCORERS
7 ROSSI Paolo


CAPTAINS
No Vicenza player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Paolo
ROSSI

Most games in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
VIRTUS BOLOGNA
FULL NAME: Virtus Bologna.
HISTORY: Founded on the 17 January 1871 as an evening sports club
at the 'Scuole Tecniche San Domenico'. Soon the club was organised and named 'Società Sezionale di Ginnastica in Bologna' (abbriviated to 'Società Ginnastica Bologna') and represented a number of different sports activities. In 1922 the name was changed to 'Societa Educazione Fisica Virtus' (abbriviated to 'SEF Virtus'). The football section was created around 1919 and participated in the Italian National Championships of 1920 as 'Gruppo Sportivo Bolognese', 1921 and 1922 as 'Gruppo Sportivo Virtus Bolognese', 1923, 1924 and the Coppa Italia of 1922 as 'Virtus Bologna'.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Bologna
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

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




Giuseppe GIUSTACCHINI

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Virtus Bologna player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Virtus Bologna player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
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AZZURRO RECORDS: Viareggio is one of only three clubs who gave players to the Italian National team from the Serie B only. It is the club who gave the Azzurri the first Captain and most Captained Games from the Serie B. In fact, Giulio CAPPELLI was the first Captain and the most to lead the Azzurri as Captain from the Serie B. Giulio CAPPELLI won the 1936 Olympics Gold Medal when he formed part of the Azzurri squad that won the football tournament of the 1936 Olympic Games. He was Captain of the Azzurri during these Olympics in two out of four games and is one of only five players to play in Azzurro only from the Serie B. Giulio CAPPELLI is the third of only four players to lead the Azzurri as Captain in his debut match
Valerio
BERTOTTO
Giorgio
PUIA
Fabrizio
POLETTI
Roberto
MUSSI
Eraldo
PECCI
Patrizio SALA
Roberto ROSATO
Matteo
DARMIAN
Aldo
OLIVIERI
Giuseppe
ALIBERTI
Daniele
PADELLI
Guglielmo
TREVISAN
Giuseppe
GREZAR
Bruno
CHIZZO
AZZURRO RECORDS: Two Udinese players won the World Cup with the Italian National Team: 1982 - Franco CAUSIO; 2006 - Vincenzo IAQUINTA. Two others formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished Runner-up Europen Champions: 2000 - Stefano FIORE, 2012 - Antonio DI NATALE. Fabio QUAGLIARELLA scored Azzurro Goal number 1200.
Giuliano
GIANNICHEDDA
Fabio
QUAGLIARELLA
David
DI MICHELE
Giampiero
MAINI
Giorgio
PUIA
WOLFSBURG
FULL NAME: VfL Wolfsburg-Fusball GmbH.
NICKNAMES: Die Wolfe (The Wolves).
HISTORY: Founded on the 12 September 1945 with the name 'VSK Wolfsburg' as a replacment for 'BSG Volkswagenwerk Stadt des KdF-Wagen', established in 1939 by the workers of the Volkswagen Beetle factory, that was defunct in early 1945. In 1946 the name was changed to the current one.
HONOURS: German Champions, 1 - 2008/09.German Cup, 1 - 2014/15.German Super Cup, 1 - 2015
CITY: Wolfsburg (Germany)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 BARZAGLI Andrea - D, 2008


SCORERS
No Wolfsburg player ever
scored in Azzurro




Andrea
BARZAGLI

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

UNUSED CALL-UPS
CALIGIURI Daniel - A
VILLARREAL
FULL NAME: Villarreal Club de Futbol.
NICKNAMES: El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)
HISTORY: Founded on the 10 March 1923.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Intertoto Cup, 2 - 2003, 2004.
CITY: Villarreal (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 29SCORERS: 1GOALS: 6
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 1
PLAYERS
27  ROSSI Giuseppe - A, 2008 (d)
2   SANSONE Nicola - A, 2016
SCORERS
6  ROSSI Giuseppe


CAPTAINS
1  ROSSI Giuseppe
Simone
PEPE
SCORERS
20 GRAZIANI Francesco
18 BALONCIERI Adolfo
15 LIBONATTI Julio
9   BELOTTI Andrea
9   ROSSETTI Gino
5   GABETTO Guglielmo
5   MENTI Romeo
5   PULICI Paolino
3   LOIK Ezio
3   MAZZOLA Valentino
2   CARAPELLESE Riccardo
2   FERRARIS Pietro
2   MERONI Luigi
2   ZACCARELLI Renato
1   CASTIGLIANO Eusebio
1   DEBERNARDI Enrico
1   DOSSENA Giuseppe
1   JANNI Antonio
1   MAROSO Virgilio

CAPTAINS
24 BALONCIERI Adolfo
5   CARAPELLESE Riccardo
5   MAZZOLA Valentino
2   FERRARIS Pietro

UNUSED CALL-UPS
ABBIATI Christian - G
BARRECA Antonio - D
BENASSI Marco - M
BONIFAZI Kevin - D
CALVI Giuseppe - A
CRAVERO Roberto - D
CRIPPA Massimo - M
CROTTI Enrico - A
OSSOLA Franco - A
PADELLI Daniele - G
PARIGINI Vittorio - A
QUAGLIARELLA Fabio - A
SELVAGGI Franco - A
ZECCHINI Luciano - D
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

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.
Gaetano
D'AGOSTINO
AZZURRO RECORDS: The only foreign club (together with Spanish club
Real Madrid) to have an Azzurro Captain. Giuseppe ROSSI is the second most
Azzurro player to play most Azzurro games from a foreign club,
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AZZURRO RECORDS: Vado is one of only three clubs who gave players to the Italian National team from the Serie B only.
ZENIT SAINT PETERSBURG
FULL NAME: Football Club Zenit.
NICKNAMES: Meshki (Bags / Sacks).
HISTORY: Founded in the 1939 as 'FC Zenit' through the merger of 'FC Zenit' (established in 1914 as 'Murzinka' but changed name to 'Bolshevik' in 1924 and 'FC Zenit' in 1936) and 'Stalinets' (established in 1925).
HONOURS: USSR Champions, 1 - 1984.Russian Champions, 4 - 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015.USSR Cup, 1 - 1944.Russian Cup, 3 - 1999, 2010, 2016.USSR Super Cup, 1 - 1984.Russian Super Cup, 4 - 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016.Russian League Cup, 1 - 2003.
CITY: Saint Petersburg
           (Russia)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 9SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
9 CRISCITO Domenico - D, 2011




Domenico
CRISCITO

Only Player in Azzurro
SCORERS
No Zenit Saint Petersburg player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Zenit SP player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 2008.UEFA Super Cup, 1 - 2008.
Angelo Obinze
OGBONNA
Enrico
COLOMBARI
Julio LIBONATTI
Valentino MAZZOLA
Alessio
CERCI
Guglielmo
GABETTO
Kevin
LASAGNA
VIRTUS LANCIANO
FULL NAME: Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924.
NICKNAMES: Frentani (The Italic tribe that occupied the area between
319 and 49 BC).
HISTORY: Founded in 1919 as 'Polisportiva Virtus Lanciano' and in 1959 merged with 'Il Borgo' to create the 'Unione Sportiva Pro Lanciano'. In 1976 the name was changed to 'Unione Sportiva Lanciano' but in 1992 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Associazione Calcio Lanciano 90'. In 2001 the name was changed to 'Società Sportiva Lanciano' but in 2008 the club was again declared bankrupt but again refounded immediately as 'Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924', the name the club still holds today.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Lanciano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

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


SCORERS
No Virtus Lanciano player
ever scored in Azzurro



Gianmario
COMI


CAPTAINS
No Virtus Lanciano player ever led the Azzurri as Captain


UNUSED CALL-UPS
COMI Gianmario - A
Riccardo CARAPELLESE
Emiliano
MORETTI
Daniel
CALIGIURI
TORONTO FC
FULL NAME: Toronto FC
NICKNAMES: Reds, TFC (Initials of the name)
HISTORY: Founded in 2006. The name was selected after a public online consultation between 'Toronto Northmen', 'Inter Toronto FC', 'Toronto Reds' and 'Toronto FC'.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Canadian Champions, 6 - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017.
MLS Cup, 1 - 2017.Supporters' Shield, 1 - 2017.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Trillium Cup, 4 - 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017.

CITY: Toronto
(Canada)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 2SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
Sebastian
GIOVINCO

Only player in Azzurro

PLAYERS
2 GIOVINCO Sebastian - M, 2015





SCORERS
No Toronto FC player
ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Toronto FC player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

WEST HAM UNITED
FULL NAME: West Ham United Football Club
NICKNAMES: The Irons (From the Original Name), The Hammers
(The two hammers in the Coat-of-Arms), The Accademy of Football (In honour of the success in launching talented young players).
HISTORY: Founded on the 1895 as 'Thames Ironworks' by the owner of the 'Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company' and his Foreman, initially playing mainly employees of the company. In June 1900 the club was disbanded after financial disputes but was immediately relaunched on 5 July
CITY: London (England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 5SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
3 OGBONNA Angelo O. - D, 2016
2 ZAZA Simone - A, 2016




Angelo O.
OGBONNA

First Player in Azzurro

Most Games in Azzurro

SCORERS
No West ham United player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No West Ham United player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

1900 as 'West Ham United' in honour of the neighbourhood in which it was founded in the London Borough of Newham.
NATIONAL HONOURS: FA Cup, 3 - 1964, 1975, 1980.FA Charity / Community Shield, 1 - 1964.Football League War Cup, 1 - 1940.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1965.UEFA Intertoto Cup, 1 - 1999.
Nicola
SANSONE

Giuseppe
ROSSI

First Player in Azzurro

Only Scorer in Azzurro

Only Captain in Azzurro
Simone
ZAZA


Andrea
BELOTTI
Simone
ZAZA

Only Scorer in Azzurro
Cristiano
PICCINI

Most games in Azzurro