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ALESSANDRIA
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Alessandria Calcio 1912
NICKNAME: Grigi (Grays - Club colours), Orso (Bear - Club Mascot, Alpine Brown Bears that used to live near Alessandria), Mandrogni (Nickname of the people of Alessandria).
HISTORY: Founded on the 18 February 1912 as the football section of the Gymnastics Club 'Forza e Coraggio' (founded in 1907) taking the name 'Foot Ball Club Alessandria'. On the 11 April 1920 it merged with the 'Unione Sportiva Alessandrina' and adapted the name 'Unione Sportiva Alessandria' and in 1975 the name was changed to 'Unione Sportiva Alessandria Calcio'. On the 18 August 2003 the club went bankrupt and the current club was created as a direct heir to the old one with the inclusion of '1912' in the name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa Coni, 1 - 1926/27. Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1989.
CITY: Alessandria
PLAYERS
20 BALONCIERI Adolfo - M, 1920(d)
6   BERTOLINI Luigi - M, 1929(d)
6   GANDINI Giuseppe - M, 1925(d)
5   CARCANO Carlo - M, 1915(d)
2   BANCHERO Elvio - M, 1928(d)
2   BREZZI Guglielmo - A, 1923
1   CATTANEO Renato - M, 1931(d)
1   FERRARI Giovanni - M, 1930(d)
1   RAVA Pietro - D, 1946
1   TICOZZELLI Giuseppe - D, 1920 (d)

SCORERS
7   BALONCIERI Adolfo
4   BANCHERO Elvio
1   CARCANO Carlo
1   CATTANEO Renato

CAPTAINS
4   BALONCIERI Adolfo

UNUSED CALL-UPS
AVALLE Edoardo - M
GIUNTOLI Adolfo - M
MOSELE Vittorio - G
SCAGLIOTTI Cinzio - A
VIVIANO Andrea - A
Carlo CARCANO

First player in Azzurro

First scorer in Azzurro
Adolfo BALONCIERI

Most Games in Azzurro

Most Goals in Azzurro

Only captain in Azzurro
ATALANTA
FULL NAME: Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio (The name 'Atalanta' comes
from the female princess, athlete and huntress of Greek mythology).
NICKNAME: Bergamasci (From the city of Bergamo), Orobici (From Orobi -
a pre Roman Civilization that lived in the Bergamo area), La Dea (The Goddess),
Nerazzurri (Black-Blues - Club Colours), Regina delle Provinciali (Queen of the Provincial Clubs - since they are the most to participate in the Serie A from the Provincial cities).
HISTORY: Founded on the 17 October 1907 by a group of desident students from the sports association 'Giovane Orobica' (founded in 1901) as 'Società Bergamasca di Ginnastica e Sports Atletici Atalanta'. In 1914 the club was recognised by the FIGC and on the 20 February 1920 it merged with the 'Societa Bergamasca di
CITY: Bergamo
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 26GAMES: 53SCORERS: 3GOALS: 4
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
7 DONI Cristiano - M, 2001(d)
5 CRISTANTE Bryan - M, 2017(d)
5 SPINAZZOLA Leonardo - D, 2017(d)
5 ZAURI Luciano - M, 2001(d)
3 BASSETTO Adriano - M, 1954(d)
3 PELUSO Federico - D, 2012(d)
2 CASARI Giuseppe - G, 1948(d)
2 MARI Giacomo - M, 1948(d)
2 MASCHIO Humberto - M, 1962(d)(o)
2 PORRINI Sergio - D, 1993(d)
2 ROTA Battista - D, 1952(d)
1 BONAVENTURA Giacomo - M, 2013(d)
1 CADE' Giancarlo - M, 1952(d)
1 CALDARA Mattia - D, 2018 (d)
1 DOMENGHINI Angelo - A, 1963(d)
1 GABBIADINI Manolo - A, 2012(d)
1 INZAGHI Filippo - A, 1997(d)
1 LENTINI Gianluigi - M, 1996
1 LONGONI Angelo - A, 1956(d)
1 MANCINI Gianluca - D, 2019(d)
1 PETAGNA Andrea - A, 2017 (d)
1 PIZZABALLA Pierluigi - G, 1966(d)
1 RONZON Pierluigi - M, 1960(d)
1 SCHELOTTO Ezequiel - M, 2012(d)(o)
1 ZENONI Damiano - M, 2000(d)
1 ZENONI Cristian - D, 2001(d)
SCORERS
2   LONGONI Angelo
1   DONI Cristiano
1   PELUSO Federico

CAPTAINS
No Atalanta player ever led
the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BASELLI Daniele - M
BASTONI Alessandro - D
BRIVIO Davide - D
CAPRILE Emilio - A
CIGARINI Luca - M
CONSIGLI Andrea - G
CONTI Andrea - D
D'ALESSANDRO Marco - M
GAGLIARDINI Roberto - M
GANZ Maurizio - A
GOLLINI Pierluigi - G
GRASSI Alberto - M
SPORTIELLO Marco - G

Giuseppe CASARI

First player in Azzurro
Giacomo
MARI

First player in Azzurro
Cristiano
DONI

Most Games in Azzurro
Angelo LONGONI

First scorer in Azzurro

Most Goals in Azzurro
ATLETICO MADRID
FULL NAME: Club Atletico de Madrid
NICKNAME: Colchoneros (Mattress Makers - Due to the shirt strips are similar to
those found on mattresses), Indios (Indians - due to the South American players of the team),
Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites - Club Colours), El Atleti (From the name Atletico).
HISTORY: Founded on the 26 April 1903 as 'Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid' by Basque students as a youth branch of the club 'Athletico Bilbao' and in 1904 it was joint by dissident members of the club 'Real Madrid'. In 1921 it became
CITY: Madrid (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 11SCORERS: 1GOALS: 6
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
9 VIERI Christian - A, 1997
1 CERCI Alessio - M, 2014
1 SERENA Michele - D, 1998(d)


SCORERS
6 VIERI Christian


Christian VIERI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
independent and in 1939 merged with 'Aviacion Nacional' of Zaragoza, recently established by the members of the Spanish Air Force, to became 'Athletic Aviacion de Madrid'. In 1947 the club decided to drop the military association from its name and  the current name was established.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Spanish Champions, 10 - 1939/40, 1940/41, 1949/50, 1950/51, 1965/66, 1969/70, 1972/73, 1976/77, 1995/96, 2013/14.Copa del Rey, 10 - 1960, 1961, 1965, 1972, 1976, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2013.Supercopa de Espana (Copa de los Campeones de España & Copa Eva Duarte), 4 - 1941, 1951, 1985, 2014.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1962.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 3 - 2010, 2012, 2018.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 1 - 1974.UEFA Super Cup, 3 - 2010, 2012, 2018.UEFA Intertoto Cup, 1 - 2007.
AZZURRO RECORDS: Christian VIERI finished runner-up top scorer in the 1998 Wold Cup hosted in France and won the FIFA/Addidas Bronze Shoe Award. Michele SERENA was the first Azzurro to play with the Italian National team only from a non-Italian Club.
AUSONIA
FULL NAME: Ardita Ausonia Football Club (Ausonia is a Greek and Virgilian
poetical name for Italy, recalling the territory of the Ausones, an Italic tribe of southern
Italy named after their poetical founder Auson, a son of Ulysses).
HISTORY: Founded on the 4 June 1905 as 'Ausonia Football Club' by the automobile company 'Ausonia' as an advertising sponsorship. After playing in the 1909/10 National League with the help of players loaned from the clubs Milan and Inter, it was evident that the club was not financially strong enough to continue participating in top football. Thus on the 7 January 2012 the club became the
CITY: Milano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 4SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 RIZZI Giuseppe - M, 1910(d)
2 TRERE' Attilio - M, 1910(d)


SCORERS
2 RIZZI Giuseppe

CAPTAINS
No Ausonia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Giuseppe RIZZI

First player in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
Attilio
TRERE'

First player in Azzurro
BARCELONA
FULL NAME: Futbol Club Barcelona
NICKNAME: Barca (Part of the Name), Azul Grana / Blaugrana (Blue-Maroons - Club Colours), The Catalans / The Boys of Catalunya (From Catalonia - a historic region in north-east Spain of which Barcelona is the capital city).
HISTORY: Founded on the 29 November 1899 as 'Foot-Ball Club Barcelona' but in the first year played mostly in England and Switzerland. In 1939 the club changed the name to 'Club de Fútbol Barcelona' until 1974 when the current name was adapted.
CITY: Barcelona (Spain)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 24SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
17 ZAMBROTTA Gian Luca - D, 2006
7 COCO Francesco - D, 2001
SCORERS
No Barcelona player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Barcelona player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Francesco
COCO

First player in Azzurro

NATIONAL HONOURS: Spanish Champions, 25 - 1928/29, 1944/45, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1951/52, 1952/53, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1973/74, 1984/85, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18.Copa del Rey, 30 - 1909/1910, 1911/12, 1912/13, 1919/20, 1921/22, 1924/25, 1925/26, 1927/28, 1941/42, 1950/51, 1951/52, 1952/52, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1962/63, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1977/78, 1980/81, 1982/83, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.Supercopa de Espana (Copa Eva Duarte), 17 - 1945, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018.Copa de la Liga, 2 - 1983, 1986.La Liga del Mediterraneo, 1 - 1937.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Champions League, 5 - 1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15.UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 4 - 1979, 1982, 1989, 1997.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 3 - 1958, 1960, 1966.UEFA Super Cup, 5 - 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2015.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 3 - 2009, 2011, 2015.'Laureus' World Sports Team of the Year Award, 1 - 2012.Copa Latina, 2 - 1949, 1952.
AVELLINO
FULL NAME: Calcio Avellino Società Sportiva Dilettantistica
NICKNAME: Lupi (Wolves - Club Mascot, Apennine Wolves that live in the
Apennine Mountains), Biancoverdi (White-Greens - Club Colours), Irpini (From
Irpini - a pre Roman Civilization that lived in the Samnium area, including today's Avellino city).
HISTORY: Founded on the 31 August 1912 as 'Unione Sportiva Calcistica Avellinese'. Along the years the club changed the name a number of times: in 1919 to 'Associazione Sportiva Avellinese', in 1923 to 'Unione Liberi Calciatori Avellinesi', in 1927 returned to 'Associazione Sportiva Avellinese', in 1931 to 'Unione Sportiva Irpinia', in 1932 to 'Associazione Sportiva Avellino', in 1933 to
CITY: Avellino
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 5SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
5 DE NAPOLI Fernando - M, 1986(d)


Fernando DE NAPOLI

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

CAPTAINS
No Avellino player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
BARI
FULL NAME: Società Sportiva Calcio Bari Società Sportiva Dilettantistica
NICKNAME: Galletti (Cockerels - Club Mascot, selected in a referendum by fans in
1928), Biancorossi (White-Reds - Club Colours), Vecchia Stella del Sud (Old Star
of the South - One of the oldest clubs in the south and the southernmost club to play
most seasons in the Serie A)
HISTORY: Founded on the 15 January 1908 as 'Foot-Ball Club Bari', but the club was disbanded in 1915. On the 16 January 1924 it was again re founded with the same name 'Foot-Ball Club Bari' but was again disbanded in 1925. On the 27 February 1928 it was again re founded through the merger of 'Football Club Liberty'
CITY: Bari
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 5GAMES: 12SCORERS: 2GOALS: 4
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
6 COSTANTINO Raffaele - M, 1929(d)
2 BONUCCI Leonardo - D, 2010(d)
2 ZAMBROTTA Gian Luca - D, 1999(d)
1 MORO Giuseppe - G, 1949(d)
1 MAESTRELLI Tommaso - M, 1948(d)


Raffaele COSTANTINO

First player in Azzurro

Most Games in Azzurro

First scorer in Azzurro

Most Goals in Azzurro
SCORERS
3 COSTANTINO Raffaele
1 BONUCCI Leonardo

CAPTAINS
No Bari player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
BOLOGNA
FULL NAME: Bologna Football Club 1909
NICKNAME: Rossoblu (Red-Blues - Club Colours), Felsinei (from Felsina
- the name of the city of Bologna during the times of the Etruscans, a pre Roman
Civilization), Petroniani (from San Petronio - a Christian Bishop during Roman times who is the Patron Saint of the city of Bologna), Veltri (Hounds - used in 1929 by journalist Bruno Roghi for the club's stylistic play at the time, full of fluidity, accuracy and technical elegance).
HISTORY: Founded on the 3 October 1909 as 'Bologna Football Club'. In 1928 the club became the football section of the newly founded 'Bologna Sportiva' under the name 'Bologna Sezione Calcio', but in 1935 the 'Bologna
CITY: Bologna
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 52GAMES: 379SCORERS: 16GOALS: 61
CAPTAINS: 4CAPTAINED GAMES: 5
PLAYERS
29 BULGARELLI Giacomo - M, 1962(d)
26 ANDREOLO Michele - M, 1936(d)(o)
24 BELLUGI Mauro - D, 1975
21 MONZEGLIO Eraldo - D, 1930(d)
21 PITTO Alfredo - M, 1928(d)
21 SCHIAVIO Angelo - A, 1925(d)
18 BIAVATI Amedeo - A, 1938(d)
17 DELLA VALLE Giuseppe - A, 1923(d)
17 PASCUTTI Ezio - A, 1958(d)
16 DIAMANTI Alessandro - M, 2012
13 FOGLI Romano - M, 1958(d)
11 CAPPELLO Gino - A, 1949(d)
10 GENOVESI Pietro - M, 1921(d)
10 NEGRI William - G, 1963
8   GIACCHERINI Emanuele - M, 2016
8   GILARDINO Alberto - A, 2013
7   PIVATELLI Gino - M, 1955(d)
6   BAGGIO Roberto - M, 1997
6   CERVELLATI Cesarino - M, 1951(d)
6   CORSI Giordano - M, 1935(d)
6   GASPERI Felice - D, 1928(d)
6   GIANNI Mario - G, 1927(d)
6   JANICH Francesco - D, 1962(d)
6   NERVO Carlo - M, 2002(d)
6   VIVIANO Emiliano - G, 2010(d)
4   PERANI Marino - M, 1966(d)
4   PERIN Bernardo - M, 1921(d)
4   TUMBURUS Paride - M, 1962(d)
4   VERDI Simone - A, 2017(d)
3   BALDI Gastone - M, 1922(d)
3   GUARNERI Aristide - D, 1968
3   MONTESANTO Mario - M, 1934(d)
3   POZZI Alberto - A, 1922(d)
3   SANSONE Raffaele - M, 1932(d)(o)
2   BADINI Emilio - M, 1920(d)
2   DOSSENA Giuseppe - M, 1981(d)
2   FEDULLO Francesco - M, 1932(d)(o)
2   GIOVANNINI Guglielmo - D, 1948(d)
2   POZZAN Ugo - M, 1956(d)
1   BALLACCI Dino - D, 1954(d)
1   BORGATO Giovanni - D, 1926(d)
1   BUSINI Antonio - M, 1929(d)
1   CERESOLI Carlo - G, 1938
1   FERRARI Pietro - G, 1940(d)
1   GIORDANI Alberto - M, 1927(d)
1   PAGOTTO Mario - D, 1940(d)
1   PURICELLI Ettore - A, 1939(d)(o)
1   REGUZZONI Carlo - A, 1940(d)
1   RICCI Secondo - D, 1940(d)
1   ROVERSI Tazio - D, 1971(d)
1   SAVOLDI Giuseppe - A, 1975(d)
1   TORRISI Stefano - D, 1997(d)
Emilio
BADINI

First player in Azzurro

First scorer in Azzurro
SCORERS
15 SCHIAVIO Angelo
8   BIAVATI Amedeo
8   PASCUTTI Ezio
7   BULGARELLI Giacomo
6   DELLA VALLE Giuseppe
3   CAPPELLO Gino
3   FEDULLO Francesco
2   BAGGIO Roberto
2   PIVATELLI Gino
1   ANDREOLO Michele
1   BADINI Emilio
1   DIAMANTI Alessandro
1   GIACCHERINI Emanuele
1   GILARDINO Alberto
1   PERANI Marino
1   PURICELLI Ettore

CAPTAINS
2 BULGARELLI Giacomo
1 GIANNI Mario
1 GILARDINO Alberto
1 SCHIAVIO Angelo

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BINOTTO Jonatan - M
COLOMBA Franco - M
DI FRANCESCO Federico - A
FEDELE Adriano - D
MIRANTE Antonio - G
NATALI Cesare - D
PETRI Lamberto - D

Sportiva' was dissolved and the club became independent again as 'Bologna Associazione Giuoco del Calcio'. In 1945, after WWII, the club changed its name back to the original 'Bologna Football Club'. On the 18 June 1993 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately re founded with the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 7 - 1924/25, 1928/29. 1935/36, 1936/37, 1938/39, 1940/41, 1963/64.Coppa Italia, 2 - 1969/70, 1973/74.Coppa Alta Italia, 1 - 1946.Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 2017.Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1969.Medaglia di Bronzo al Valore Atletico, 1 - 1933.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Intertoto Cup, 1 - 1998.Mitropa Cup, 3 - 1932, 1934, 1961.
Anglo-Italian League Cup, 1 - 1970.Torneo dell'Esposizione di Parigi, 1 - 1937.
Giacomo BULGARELLI

Most games in Azzurro

Most captain in Azzurro
Angelo SCHIAVIO

Most goals in Azzurro

Mario
GIANNI

First captain in Azzurro

BRESCIA
FULL NAME: Brescia Calcio
NICKNAME: Biancoazzurri (White-blues - Club Colours), Rondinelle (Little Swallows
- Club Mascot, due to similarity of the blue colours of the club shirt and the bird's feathers), Leonessa (Club Mascot - Lioness, due to the fact that since 1877 Brescia is called the Lioness of Italy after Italian poet Giosuè Carducci paid her tribute for the valiant resistance against the Austrian occupiers).
HISTORY: Founded in 1910 as 'Società Ginnastica La Victoria Brescia' through the
CITY: Brescia
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 8GAMES: 16SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
7 TRIVELLINI Giuseppe - G, 1915(d)
2 BONERA Daniele - D, 2001(d)
2 PERUCHETTI Giuseppe - G, 1936(d)
1 AZZINI Giovanni - M, 1952(d)
1 BAGGIO Roberto - M, 2004
1 CARACCIOLO Andrea - M, 2004(d)
1 DEPAOLI Virginio - A, 1966(d)
1 DIAMANTI Alessandro - M, 2010 (d)

Giuseppe TRIVELLINI

First player in  Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

Michele SERENA
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Giuseppe RIZZI and Attilio TRERE' played in the first match of the Italian National team. Giuseppe RIZZI scored the first Away Goal of the Azzurri and is one of the first players to score in his debut match.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 10GAMES: 45SCORERS: 4GOALS: 13
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 4
Michele ANDREOLO
Mauro BELLUGI
Eraldo MONZEGLIO
Amedeo BIAVATI
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AZZURRO RECORDS: The Club who gave the first scorer in Azzurro from the Serie B. Raffaele COSTANTINO was the first player to score in Azzurro from the Serie B. He formed part of the Italian National team that won the 1930 Coppa Internazionale.
Giovanni
AZZINI

AZZURRO RECORDS: Corrado TAMIETTI never played with the Italian National team but formed part of the Azzurri Squad that placed first and won the Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament. Giovanni AZZINI is one of only five players to play in  Azzurro only from the Serie B.
Gian Luca ZAMBROTTA

Most games in Azzurro
Ginnastica e Scherma' (founded in 1878 and since 1913 comprising also the 'Foot Ball Club Bergamo' that was founded in 1903) under the name 'Atalanta Bergamasca di Ginnastica e Scherma'. By time the term 'Ginnastica e Scherma' in the name was changed to 'Calcio'.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa Italia, 1 - 1962/63.Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 2018.Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1975.
Andrea
CARACCIOLO

Virginio
DEPAOLI

AZZURRO RECORDS: Elvio BANCHERO and Andrea VIVIANO formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished third and won the Bronze Medal in the 1928 Olympics Football Tournament, although VIVIANO never played with the Italian National team but still formed part of the Azzurri Squad. Adolfo GIUNTOLI also never played with the Italian National team but formed part of the Azzurri Squad that placed first and won the Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament. Luigi BERTOLINI formed part of the Italian National team that finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale.

Elvio
BANCHERO
Luigi
BERTOLINI
AZZURRO RECORDS: The Italo- Argentine Humberto MASCHIO was
the last Oriundo
to play with two different National Teams.

AZZURRO RECORDS: Five Bologna players won the World Cup: 1934 - Eraldo MONZEGLIO, Angelo SCHIAVIO; 1938 - Michele ANDREOLO, Amedeo BIAVATI, Carlo CERESOLI. Mauro BELLUGI formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished fourth in the 1978 World Cup. Giacomo BULGARELLI and Aristide GUARNERI formed part of the Azzurri squad that won the 1968 European Nations Championship, whilst Alessandro DIAMANTI formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished Runner-Up European Champions in 2012. Two Bologna players formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013: Alessandro DIAMANTI, Alberto GILARDINO. Four Bologna players won the Olympic Bronze Medal after the Azzurri finished third in the 1928 Olympics Football Tournament: Felice GASPERI, Pietro GENOVESI, Alfredo PITTO and Angelo SCHIAVIO, whilst Lamberto PETRI never played with the Italian National team but formed part of the Azzurri Squad that placed first and won the Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics Football Tournament. Seven Bologna players won the Coppa Internazionale: 1930 - Pietro GENOVESI, Eraldo MONZEGLIO, Alfredo PITTO, Angelo SCHIAVIO; 1935 - Giordano CORSI, Eraldo MONZEGLIO, Angelo SCHIAVIO. Six others formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished runner-up in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale: Francesco FEDULLO, Felice GASPERI, Mario GIANNI, Eraldo MONZEGLIO, Alfredo PITTO and Raffaele SANSONE. Angelo SCHIAVIO was the Runner-up Top Scorer of the 1934 World Cup and became the first European player to score the winning goal in a World Cup final. He scored the first Italian goal in a World Cup final stage match and is the first Italian player to score four goals in one World Cup edition. Giacomo BULGARELLI scored more goals than he played matches in the 1962 World Cup edition (2 goals in 1 match). At 32 years, 3 months, 27 days Carlo REGUZZONI is the fifth oldest player to make his debut in Azzurro and Michele ANDREOLO is the Italo-Uruguaian Oriundo to play most games in Azzurro. Ettore PURICELLI is the only Italo-Uruguaian/Argentine Oriundo to play in Azzurro.
Giuseppe
DELLA VALLE
Aristide
GUARNERI
Felice
GASPERI
Carlo
CERESOLI
Giordano
CORSI
Pietro
GENOVESI
Francesco
FEDULLO
Raffaele
SANSONE
Carlo
RAGUZZONI
BAYERN MUNICH
FULL NAME: Fußball-Club Bayern München. (Bayern means Bavarians in
German Language, meaning the people of Bavaria, one of the Free States that form the
Federal Republic of Germany, the capital of which is Munich).
NICKNAME: Der FCB (The FCB - Name Abbreviations), Die Bayern (The Bavarians - People from Bavaria), Die Roten (The Reds - Club Colours).
HISTORY: Founded on the 27 February 1900 at the 'Café Gisela' by members of the 'MTV 1879 München' as this club was concentrating more on Gymnastics rather than football. It passed through a very difficult period during the Nazi years after being taunted as the "Jew's club". After the Second World War the club managed to regroup and continue its work.
NATIONAL HONOURS: German Champions, 28 - 1932, 1968/69, 1971/72, 1972/73,
CITY: Munich (Germany)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 20SCORERS: 1GOALS: 4
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
20 TONI Luca - A, 2007


Luca
TONI

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
4 TONI Luca

CAPTAINS
No Bayern Munich player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
1973/74, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.German Cup, 18 - 1957, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016.German League Cup, 6 - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007.German Super Cup, 7 - 1987, 1990, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Champions League, 5 - 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013.UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1967.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 1996.UEFA Super Cup, 1 - 2013.
Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 3 - 1976, 2001, 2013.'Laureus' World Sports Team of the Year Award, 1 - 2014.
Romano
FOGLI
Ettore
PURICELLI
Luciano
ZAURI
Alessio
CERCI
CAPTAINS
No Atletico Madrid player ever led the Azzurri as Captain


UNUSED CALL-UPS
ABBIATI Christian - G

Daniele BONERA

Giuseppe
PERUCHETTI

Alfredo
PITTO
Ezio PASCUTTI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Luca TONI is one of only twelve Azzurri players who scored in the first minute of an Azzurro match and the only one to do so from a non-Italian club.
Federico
PELUSO
Humberto
MASCHIO
Leonardo
SPINAZZOLA
SCORERS
No Brescia player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Brescia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
ROMAGNA Filippo - D
TAMIETTI Corrado - D
TONALI Sandro - M
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.
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Roberto
BAGGIO

Alessandro
DIAMANTI

Andrea
VIVIANO
Lamberto
PETRI
Corrado
TAMIETTI

Leonardo
BONUCCI
Adolfo
GIUNTOLI
Alessandro
DIAMANTI
ANDREA DORIA
FULL NAME: Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria (Andrea Doria was a
great Genoese condottiero and admiral who lived between 1466 and 1560).
HISTORY: Founded on the 5 September 1895 as 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria' by some athletes who left the 'Società Ginnastica Ligure Cristoforo Colombo' (founded in 1877). On the 11 August 1900 the football section was created, but on the insistence  of the Fascist Regime who wanted to create a strong club from Genova, on the 27 July 1927, it merged with the 'Società Ginnastica Comunale Sampierdarenese' (founded in 1891)  to create the 'Associazione Calcio La Dominante'. In 1930 'La Dominante' took over the 'Associazione Sportiva
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 6GAMES: 12SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 2
PLAYERS
4 BURLANDO Luigi - M, 1920(d)
3 SARDI Enrico - M, 1912(d)
2 CALI' Francesco - D, 1910(d)
1 DE MARCHI Adevildo - M, 1920(d)
1 FRESIA Attilio - A, 1913(d)
1 GALLETTI Carlo - D, 1913(d)

Francesco CALI'

First player in Azzurro

Only captain in Azzurro

SCORERS
2 SARDI Enrico

CAPTAINS
2 CALI' Francesco

UNUSED CALL-UPS
SANTAMARIA Aristodemo - M
Luigi BURLANDO

Most games in Azzurro
Enrico SARDI

Only scorer in Azzurro
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Francesco CALI' played in the first game of the Azzurri. He was also the first Captain of the Azzurri,the
first Azzurro Captain to lead the Italian National team in a away match and the first of only four players to lead the Azzurri as Captain in his debut match.
Dilettantistica Corniglianese 1919' (founded in 1919) to create the 'Associazione Calcio Liguria'. But a year later 'Liguria' was disbanded again by the Fascist Regime as a failed project and the three original clubs (Andrea Doria, Sampierdarenese and Corniglianese) were again re founded, each club going its separate way. Andrea Doria was re founded as 'Associazione Calcio Andrea Doria' with the return of their ex players who had rebelled in 1927 and re founded the 'Unione Sportiva Alessandro Volta' (originally founded pre1920's) who as a result  seized to exist. The Club was disbanded in 1940 due to WWII but was re founded again in 1944 with the original name 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria'. However due to the reorganization of the 1946/47 Serie A after WWII, Andrea Doria found themselves ineligible to play in the Serie A whilst Sampierdarenese had dire financial problems. Thus on the 12 August 1946, the two football sections of the 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria' and 'Società Ginnastica Comunale Sampierdarenese' merged once again to form the 'Unione Calcio Sampdoria', a club that still exists today. The 'Società Ginnastica Andrea Doria' however continued until today practicing the sports of Gymnastics, swimming, tennis, bowling and martial arts including savate, judo, karate, kendo and aikido.
HONOURS: Nil.
Alberto
GILARDINO
William
NEGRI
Gino
CAPPELLO
BORUSSIA DORTMUND
FULL NAME: Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund ('Borussia' is
Latin for 'Prussia', an old German state that Dortmund was part of, but mainly refers
to the 'Borussia' beer whose brewery was nearby).
NICKNAME: Die Borussen (The Prussians - People from Prussia), Die Schwarzgelben (The Black-Yellows - Club Colours), Der BVB (The BVB - Name Abbreviations as shown on the club's coat-of-arms).
HISTORY: Founded on 19 December 1909 by a group of young men at the local pub, 'Zum Wildschütz', unhappy with the church-sponsored 'Dreifaltigkeits-Jugend (Trinity Youth)' where they played football under the stern control of local parish
CITY: Dortmund
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 8SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
8 IMMOBILE Ciro - A, 2014


Ciro
IMMOBILE

Only player in Azzurro
SCORERS
1 IMMOBILE Ciro


CAPTAINS
No Borussia Dortmund player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
priest Fr Dewald, who also tried to break up the founding organizing meeting of the club. In 1929 the club was saved from bankrupt by an ex President of the club and local supporters after they modernized their stadium and tried to sign professional players. In the 1930's, during the Nazi era their president was replaced when he refused to join the Nazi Party and a couple of members were executed when caught producing anti-Nazi pamphlets in the clubs offices. After World War II, during the Allied occupation, the club was dissolved and an attempt was made to merge it with two other clubs – 'Werksportgemeinschaft Hoesch' and 'Freier Sportverein 98' to create the new club 'Sportgemeinschaft Borussia von 1898', but when in 1949 the national league restarted the former club was re-established with the name 'Ballspiel-Verein Borussia (BVB)'.
NATIONAL HONOURS: German Champions, 8 - 1955/56, 1956/57, 1962/63, 1994/95, 1995/96, 2001/02, 2010/11, 2011/12.German Cup, 4 - 1964/65, 1988/89, 2011/12, 2016/17.German Super Cup, 5 -  1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Champions League, 1 - 1997.UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1966.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 1 - 1997.
ANDERLECHT
FULL NAME: Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
NICKNAME: Paars-wit (Purple - Club Colours, Les Mauves et Blancs
(The Purple and Whites - Club Colours), Sporting (Part of the Name), RSCA (Name Abbreviations).
HISTORY: Founded as 'Sporting Club Anderlechtois' on 27 May 1908 by a dozen football lovers at the Concordia café. In 1933 they changed their name to the current one.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Belgian Champions, 34 - 1946/47, 1948/49, 1949/50, 1950/51,
CITY: Anderlecht
PLAYERS
3 OKAKA Stefano - A, 2015


SCORERS
No Anderlecht player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Anderlecht player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

Stefano
OKAKA

Only Player in Azzurro
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 3SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
1953/54, 1954/55, 1955/56, 1958/59, 1961/62, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1971/71, 1973/74, 1980/81, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2016/17.Belgian Cup, 9 - 1964/65, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1993/94, 2007/08.Belgian League Cup, 1 - 1999-00.Belgian Super Cup, 13 - 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 2 - 1975/76, 1977/78.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 1982/83.UEFA Super Cup, 2 - 1976, 1978.
BENEVENTO
FULL NAME: Benevento Calcio
NICKNAME: Stregoni (Witches - Club Mascot, based on the legend that
Benevento is the meeting place of witches), Giallorossi ( Yellow-reds - club colours), Sanniti (from Sanniti - a pre Roman Civilization that lived in the Samnium area, including today's Benevento city).
HISTORY: Founded in 1929 as 'Società Sportiva Littorio Benevento', but changed its name to 'Gioventù Italiana del Littorio Benevento' in 1938 and to 'Gruppo Universitario Fascista Benevento' in 1941. In 1945, after WWII, the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Benevento' but in 1953 the club was disolved for
CITY: Benevento
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 0GAMES: 0SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
No Benevento player ever
played in Azzurri


SCORERS
No Benevento player ever
scored in Azzurri


Danilo
CATALDI

Alessio
CRAGNO
CAPTAINS
No Benevento player ever led the Azzurri as Captain


UNUSED CALL-UPS
CATALDI Danilo - M
CICIRETTI Amato - M
CRAGNO Alessio - G
VENUTI Lorenzo - D

Filippo
ROMAGNA
ASCOLI
FULL NAME: Ascoli Picchio 1898 FC
NICKNAME: Picchio (Woodpecker - Club Mascot, part of the name of the club and
probably the original meaning of the second word in the city name Piceno), Bianconeri
(White-blacks - Club Colours), Piceni (The nickname of the people from Ascoli Piceno)
HISTORY: Founded on 1 November 1898 as 'Società Sportiva Candido Augusto Vecchi', the club changed its name to 'Circolo Sportivo Vigor' in 1905. After WWI, in 1920 the club was re founded as 'Unione Sportiva Ascolana', but changed the name again to 'Circolo Sportivo Vigor' in 1926 and to 'Società Sportiva Ascoli' in 1928. In 1934 the club was dissolved for financial reasons and a new club was recreated under the name 'Fascio Giovanile di Combattimento di Ascoli', however a year later
CITY: Ascoli
Piceno
PLAYERS
No Ascoli player ever played
in Azzurro

SCORERS
No Ascoli player ever scored
in Azzurro


CAPTAINS
No Ascoli player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
FAVILLI Andrea - A
Andrea
FAVILLI

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 0GAMES: 0SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
Bryan
CRISTANTE
Amato
CICIRETTI

Lorenzo
VENUTI
Christian
ABBIATI
the name was changed back to 'Società Sportiva Ascoli'. In 1945, after WWII, all theclubs of Ascoli Piceno were integrated into the re founded club as 'Associazione Sportiva Ascoli'. In 1955 the Club was saved from bankruptcy by the merger with the club 'Società Sportiva Lillo Del Duca', thus forming 'Associazione Sportiva Del Duca Ascoli' but in 1972 the name was changed to 'Ascoli Calcio 1898'. In 2014 the Club was declared Bankrupt and re founded on the 13 May 2014 with the name 'Ascoli Picchio F.C. 1898'. On the 18 July 2018 the name was again changed to the current one.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Nil
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1986/87.The Red Leaf Cup, 1 - 1980.
football section of the 'Società Sportiva Pro Gorla' under the name 'Società Sportiva Pro Gorla Sezione Calcio Ausonia', better known as 'Ausonia Pro Gorla', however the club was still unsuccessful. In 1921 'Pro Gorla' seized to exist due to financial problems and thus it was decided to merge 'Ausonia' with the club 'Ardita Football Club' under the name 'Ardita Ausonia Football Club'. However again the club was not very successful and finances were getting worst. Thus after the 1924/25 season the club was dissolved.
HONOURS: Nil.
'Federazione Sportiva Avellino' and in 1937 to 'Gioventù Universitaria Fascista Avellino'; until they were dissolved in 1938. They were re founded in 1940 as 'Costanzo Ciano Avellino' but changed the name to 'Gioventù Italiana del Littorio Avellino' in 1942. In 1944 at the end of  WWII they changed the name to 'Unione Sportiva Avellino'. In 2009 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately re founded as 'Avellino Calcio.12 Società Sportiva Dilettantistica', but a year later they changed the name to 'Associazione Sportiva Avellino 1912' and in 2015 again to 'Unione Sportiva Avellino 1912'. In 2018 the club was disbanded for financial reasons but was immediately re founded with the current name.
HONOURS: Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1979.
(founded in 1909) and 'Unione Sportiva Ideale' (founded in 1908) under the name 'Unione Sportiva Bari'. After WWII, on the 1 January 1945 the name was changed to 'Associazione Sportiva Bari' but on the 10 March 2014 the club was declared bankrupt and on the 23 May 2014 the club was re founded as 'Football Club Bari 1908'. On the 16 July 2018  the club was disbanded again for financial reasons, but on the 9 August 2018 it was re founded with the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1978.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1990.
financial problems and everything the club possed was inherited by another club, the 'Associazione Calcio Sanvito Benevento' who continued where the original club had left. In 1962 the club merged with 'Associazione Sportiva Benevento' to create the 'Società Sportiva Benevento', however in 1965 the club merged again, this time with 'Fiamma Sannita' to create the 'Polisportiva Benevento'. In 1978 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately re founded as 'Società Sportiva Calcio Benevento' and in 1990 the name was changed to ' Football Club Sporting Benevento'. In 2005 it was declared bankrupt again but was immediatly refounded with the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
merger of 'Club Forti e Liberi Brescia'  (founded in 1907) and 'Club Sportivo Brixia' (founded in 1908). On the 17 July 1911 the club merged with 'Unione Sportiva Bresciana' and 'Gymnasium Brescia' (both founded in 1908) to became 'Foot Ball Club Brescia'. In 1936 the club changed its name to 'Associazione Calcio Brescia' and in 1976 the name was changed again to the current one.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - ?
I NTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1994.Coppa dell' Amicizia Italo-Svizzera, 1 - 1967.
Adriano
BASSETTO