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Profile lists of all the Clubs starting with the letters F, G, H and I that gave players to the Italian National team
PROFILES F-I
Clubs:
FIORENTINA
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Firenze Fiorentina
NICKNAMES: Viola (Club Colours - Purples), Gigliati (Club Symbol - Lilies).
HISTORY: Founded on the 29 August 1926 as 'Associazione Calcio
Firenze' after the merger of the football sections of 'Palestra Ginnastica
Fiorentina Libertas' (established in 1877) and 'Club Sportivo Firenze' (established in 1870). In 1926 the name was changed to 'Associazione Fiorentina del Calcio' and in 1927 to 'Associazione Calcio Fiorentina'. In July 2002 it was declared bankrupt
CITY: Firenze
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 72GAMES: 610SCORERS: 22GOALS: 65
CAPTAINS: 7CAPTAINED GAMES: 18
Alfredo
PITTO

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
Giancarlo ANTOGNONI

Most games in Azzurro

FOGGIA
FULL NAME: Unione Sportiva Foggia s.r.l.
NICKNAMES: Satanelli (Young Satans).
HISTORY: Founded in May 1920 as 'Sporting Club Foggia' through the merger of 'Unione Sportiva Atleta', 'Maciste' and 'Unione Sportiva Pro Foggia'. In 1924
it merged with ' Velo Club' and changed the name to ' Unione Sportiva
Foggia'. This name remained unchanged with two exceptions: in 1940-1946 'Unione Popolare Foggia' and in 1957-1966 'Unione Sportiva Foggia & Incedit' after the merger with 'Gruppo Sportivo Incedit'. The club was twice declared bankrupt , in 1984 and 2003, but on both occasions was immediately refounded.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Foggia
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 5GAMES: 11SCORERS: 2GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 STROPPA Giovanni - M, 1993(d)
3 SIGNORI Giuseppe - A, 1992(d)
2 BAIANO Francesco - A, 1991(d)
1 MICELLI Romano - D, 1965(d)
1 NOCERA Cosimo - A, 1965(d)

SCORERS
1 NOCERA Cosimo
1 SIGNORI Giuseppe

CAPTAINS
No Foggia player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
DI BIAGIO Luigi - M


Cosimo
NOCERA

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
GENOA
FULL NAME: Genoa Cricket and Football Club s.p.a.
NICKNAMES: Rossoblu (Red-Blues), Grifone (Griffin),
Vecchio Balordo (Old Fool).
HISTORY: Founded on the 7 September 1892 as 'Genoa Cricket
and Athletic Club' - the first Italian football club. In 1899 it changed the name to 'Genoa Cricket and Football Club', a name that is still used today with the exception of the 1929-1945 period when the name 'Genova 1893 Circolo del Calcio' was used.
CITY: Genova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 43GAMES: 222SCORERS: 10GOALS: 23
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 26
PLAYERS
31 DE VECCHI Renzo - D, 1910
21 BARBIERI Ottavio - M, 1921(d)
21 LEVRATTO Virgilio F. - A, 1924
19 DE PRA' Giovanni - G, 1924(d)
17 CRISCITO Domenico - D, 2009(d)
15 BURLANDO Luigi - M, 1920
8   ERANIO Stefano - M, 1990(d)
8   PERAZZOLO Mario - M, 1936(d)
6   BREZZI Guglielmo - A, 1920(d)
5   ANTONELLI Luca - D, 2013
5   BERGAMINO Augusto - M, 1920(d)
5   BOCCHETTI Salvatore - D, 2009 (d)
5   SANTAMARIA Aristodemo E. - M, 1915(d)
4   BUFFON Lorenzo - G, 1958
4   MARIANI Edoardo - A, 1912(d)
4   SARDI Enrico - M, 1912
3   BELLINI Delfo - D, 1924(d)
3   BERTOLACCI Andrea - M, 2014(d)
3   BERTONI Sergio - A, 1936
3   BORRIELLO Marco - A, 2008 (d)
3   NERI Giacomo - M, 1939(d)
2   BECATTINI Fosco - D, 1949(d)
2   CARAPELLESE Riccardo - A, 1947
2   GENTA Mario - M, 1939 (d)
2   GILARDINO Alberto - A, 2013
2   LEALE Ettore - M, 1922(d)
2   PERIN Mattia - G, 2014(d)
2   STELLIN Adone - D, 1948(d)
1   ARCARI Bruno - A, 1940(d)
1   BANCHERO Elvio - M, 1928
1   BARISON Paolo - M, 1959(d)
1   BATTISTONI Giovanni - M, 1939
1   BERARDO Felice - A, 1911
1   CASANOVA Claudio - D, 1914(d)
1   CATTO Edoardo - A, 1924(d)
1   GHIGLIANO Carlo - D, 1920(d)
1   MARCHI Sergio - D, 1939(d)
1   MATRI Alessandro - A, 2014
1   PALLADINO Raffaele - A, 2009
1   RANOCCHIA Andrea - D, 2010 (d)
1   RUOTOLO Gennaro - M, 1991(d)
1   SARDELLI Vittorio - D, 1939(d)
1   SCARABELLO Luigi - M, 1936



Edoardo MARIANI

First player in Azzurro
INTER
FULL NAME: Football Club Internazionale Milano s.p.a. (The name 'Inter'
is the abbriviation of Internazionale and is derived from the fact that it was open to
foreign players unlike the 'Milan Cricket and Football Club', the club from which the founder members of Inter originated, that was dominated by the Italians ).
NICKNAMES: Biscione (Big Grass Snake), Beneamata (Cherished),
Nerazzurri (Black-Blues).
HISTORY: Founded on the 9 March 1908 by a group of ex-members of the 'Milan Cricket and Football Club'. In 1928 they merged with 'Unione Sportiva Milanese' and became 'Associazione Calcio Ambrosiana Milano'. But in 1932 the word
CITY: Milano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 107    GAMES: 1426    SCORERS: 44    GOALS: 213
CAPTAINS: 18CAPTAINED GAMES: 183
Virgilio FOSSATI

First player in Azzurro

First scorer in Azzurro

First captain in Azzurro
PLAYERS
73 ANTOGNONI Giancarlo - M, 1974(d)
37 MONTOLIVO Riccardo - M, 2007(d)
29 DE SISTI Giancarlo - M, 1967(d)
25 CERVATO Sergio - D, 1951(d)
22 GILARDINO Alberto - A, 2008
20 MAGNINI Ardico - D, 1953(d)
20 SEGATO Armando - M, 1953(d)
19 GALLI Giovanni - G, 1983(d)
18 ALBERTOSI Enrico - G, 1961(d)
18 TOLDO Francesco - G, 1995(d)
17 AQUILANI Alberto - M, 2012
17 CHIAPPELLA Giuseppe - M, 1953(d)
17 GRAZIANI Francesco - A, 1981
17 TONI Luca - A, 2005
15 CHIESA Federico - A, 2018 (d)
15 ROBOTTI Enzo - D, 1958(d)
13 BAGGIO Roberto - M, 1988(d)
13 DI LIVIO Angelo - M, 2000
12 MONTUORI Miguel - M, 1956(d)(o)
12 PIZZIOLO Mario - M, 1933(d)
11 GRATTON Guido - M, 1953(d)
11 PASQUAL Manuel - D, 2006(d)
9   BERNARDESCHI Federico - M, 2016(d)
8   GAMBERINI Alessandro - D, 2007(d)
7   CASTELLETTI Sergio - D, 1958(d)
7   PANDOLFINI Egisto - M, 1950(d)
7   ROGGI Moreno - D, 1974(d)
7   ROSETTA Francesco - M, 1949(d)
7   VIRGILI Giuseppe - A, 1955(d)
6   MASSARO Daniele - A, 1982(d)
5   BIRAGHI Cristiano - D, 2018(d)
5   CHIELLINI Giorgio - D, 2004(d)
5   LOJACONO Francisco R. - M, 1959(d)(o)
5   PICCINI Achille - M, 1936(d)
5   PITTO Alfredo - M, 1931
4   ASTORI Davide - D, 2016
4   ORZAN Alberto - M, 1956(d)
4   TORRICELLI Moreno - D, 1998
3   ADANI Daniele - D, 2000(d)
3   BERTINI Mario - M, 1966(d)
3   BORGONOVO Stefano - A, 1989(d)
3   CASSANI Mattia - D, 2011
3   COIS Sandro - M, 1998(d)
3   COSTAGLIOLA Leonardo - G, 1953(d)
3   DI MAURO Fabrizio - M, 1993(d)
3   FERRANTE Ugo - D, 1970(d)
3   MARCHIONNI Marco - M, 2009
3   ORLANDO Alberto - A, 1965
3   PETRIS Gianfranco - A, 1959
3   PRINI Maurilio - A, 1956(d)
3   ROSSI Giuseppe - A, 2013
2   CARNASCIALI Daniele - D, 1994(d)
2   ELIANI Alberto - D, 1948(d)
2   GRIFFANTI Luigi - G, 1942(d)
2   MARCHESI Rino - M, 1961(d)
1   CASO Domenico - M, 1974(d)
1   CHIARUGI Luciano - A, 1969(d)
1   CHIESA Enrico - A, 2001
1   DAINELLI Dario - D, 2005(d)
1   DE SILVESTRI Lorenzo - D, 2010(d)
1   GOBBI Massimo - M, 2006(d)
1   GUERINI Vincenzo - M, 1974(d)
1   LIVERANI Fabio - M, 2006
1   MAGLI Augusto - M, 1950(d)
1   MERLO Claudio - M, 1969(d)
1   MICCOLI Fabrizio - A, 2004
1   NEGRO Alfonso - M, 1936(d)
1   PADALINO Pasquale - D, 1996(d)
1   PIERINI Alessandro - D, 2001(d)
1   PIROVANO Giovan B. - M, 1966(d)
1   SARTI Giuliano - G, 1959(d)
1   SEMIOLI Franco - M, 2007

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.
Egisto PANDOLFINI

First captain in Azzurro
Renzo
DE VECCHI

Most games in Azzurro

Only captain in Azzurro
SCORERS
33 MEAZZA Giuseppe
25 ALTOBELLI Alessandro
22 MAZZOLA Alessandro
13 VIERI Christian
11 CEVENINI Luigi
9   BONINSEGNA Roberto
8   CONTI Leopoldo
8   FROSSI Annibale
6   BERGOMI Giuseppe
5   DOMENGHINI Angelo
4   CORSO Mario
4   EDER Citadin M
4   FERRI Riccardo
4   FERRARI Giovanni
4   LORENZI Benito
4   SERENA Aldo
3   AEBI Ermanno
3   AMADEI Amedeo
3   BERTI Nicola
3   CANDREVA Antonio
3   CEVENINI Aldo
3   DEMARIA Attilio
3   FACCHETTI Giacinto
3   PAZZINI Giampaolo
2   BAGNI Salvatore
2   BONTADINI Franco
2   BURGNICH Tarcisio
2   MATERAZZI Marco
2   MORIERO Francesco
1   BERNARDINI Fulvio
1   BERTINI Mario
1   CANNAVARO Fabio
1   CAPPELLINI Renato
1   DI BIAGIO Luigi
1   PITTO Alfredo
1   FERRARIS Pietro
1   FOSSATI Virgilio
1   GUARNERI Aristide
1   MOTTA Thiago
1   NESTI Fulvio
1   ORIALI Gabriele
1   POLITANO Matteo
1   RIVOLTA Enrico
1   ZANETTI Cristiano

CAPTAINS
70 FACCHETTI Giacinto
33 BERGOMI Giuseppe
19 CANNAVARO Fabio
17 MEAZZA Giuseppe
8   ALTOBELLI Alessandro
6   BUFFON Lorenzo
6   CEVENINI Luigi
6   FOSSATI Virgilio
5   MAZZOLA Alessandro
2   COLLOVATI Fulvio
2   FERRARI Giovanni
2   MATERAZZI Marco
2   PAGLIUCA Gianluca
1   ALLEMANDI Luigi
1   BURGNICH Tarcisio
1   CAMPELLI Piero
1   PITTO Alfredo
1   TARDELLI Marco

UNUSED CALL-UPS
CAIMI Giuseppe - M
DEGANI Valentino - G
DELVECCHIO Marco - A
FONTOLAN Davide - A
FRESI Salvatore - D
LEVRATTO Virgilio F. - A
OSVALDO Pablo D. - A(o)
PASQUALE Giovanni - D
PINAMONTI Andrea - A
SALCEDO Eddy A. - A
VENTOLA Nicola - A
VIERI Lido - G
but was re-founded on the 2 August 2002 under the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 2 - 1955.56, 1968/69.Coppa Italia, 6 - 1939/40, 1960/61, 1965/66, 1974/75, 1995/96, 2000/01.Italian Super Cup, 1 - 1996.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 -1960/61.Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1966.Anglo-Italian League Cup, 1 - 1975.Stella d'oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1976.
Sergio CERVATO

Most captain in Azzurro
Giancarlo
DE SISTI
Ardico MAGNINI
Alberto
AQUILANI
Giovanni GALLI
Luca
TONI

Most goals in Azzurro
Roberto BAGGIO
Miguel MONTUORI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Six Fiorentina players won the World Cup: 1934 - Mario PIZZIOLO; 1982 - Giancarlo ANTOGNONI, Francesco GRAZIANI, Daniele MASSARO, Pietro VIERCHOWOD (who never played in Azzurro with Fiorentina); 2006 - Luca TONI. Giancarlo DE SISTI and Ugo FERRANTE formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished Runner-up in the 1970 World Cup, Roberto BAGGIO in that of 1990 when the Azzurri finished third and Giancarlo ANTOGNONI in the 1978 Squad that finished fourth. Two Fiorentina players won the European Nations Championship of 1968: Enrico ALBERTOSI and Giancarlo DE SISTI. Three Fiorentina players formed part of the Azzurri Squads that finished Runner-up European Champions: Angelo DI LIVIO and Francesco TOLDO in 2000 and Riccardo MONTOLIVO in 2012, whilst Giancarlo ANTOGNONI and Giovanni GALLI formed part of the 1980 squad that finished fourth. Alberto AQUILANI formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013. Alfonso NEGRO and Achille PICCINI won the Gold Medal when the Italian National Team finished first in the Football Tournament of the 1936 Olympic Games. Mario PIZZIOLO won the 1935 Coppa Internazionale and Alfredo PITTO formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished Runner-up in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale. Miguel MONTUORI is the only Oriundo to ever lead the Italian National Team as Captain and is also the only Italo-Argentinian/Chilean Oriundo to play in Azzurro. He is also the first coloured player to play in Azzurro and the only to lead them as Captain. Giancarlo ANTOGNONI is the Azzurro (joint) who received most Red Cards (two).
Giovanni STROPPA

Most games in Azzurro
Romano
MICELLI

First player in Azzurro
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 9 - 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1914/15, 1922/23, 1923/24.
Coppa Italia, 1 - 1936/37.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa delle Alpi, 3 - 1962, 1964, 1991.Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1996.
Coppa dell' Amicizia Italo-Francese, 1 - 1963.
Virgilio F. LEVRATTO

Most goals in Azzurro
Guglielmo BREZZI

First goal in Azzurro
Ottavio BARBIERI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Two Genoa players won the 1938 World Cup - Mario GENTA, Mario PERAZZOLO. Three Genoa players won the Olympic Bronze Medal when the Azzurri finished third in the Football Tournament of the 1928 Olympic Games: Delfo BELLINI, Giovanni DE PRA', Virgilio F. LEVRATTO. Two Genoa players won the 1930 Coppa Internazionale: Giovanni DE PRA', Virgilio F. LEVRATTO, whilst Elvio BANCHERO formed part of the Azzurri Squad that finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale. Renzo DE VECCHI was the first Azzurro player to score an own goal.
'Inter' was inserted in the name to became 'Associazione Calcio Ambrosiana-Inter Milano'. This name remained in use until 1942 when the current name was adapted.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 18 - 1909/10, 1919/20, 1929/30, 1937/38, 1939/40, 1952/53, 1953/54, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1970/71,  1979/80, 1988/89, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 (The 2005/06 Championship was awarded to Inter after Juventus, the actual champions and Milan, the actual Runner-ups, were disqualified for malpractice. Inter had finished third with 15 points less than the actual champions. Some years later new evidence proved that Inter were also highly involved in these malpractices but until today they still retain this title).Coppa Italia, 7 - 1938/39, 1977/78, 1981/82, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2010/11.Italian Super Cup, 5 - 1989, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Champions League, 3 - 1964, 1965, 2010.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 3 - 1991, 1994, 1998.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 2 - 1964, 1965.Mondialito, 1 - 1981.
Enrico ALBERTOSI
PLAYERS
94 FACCHETTI Giacinto - D, 1963(d)
81 BERGOMI Giuseppe - D, 1982(d)
70 MAZZOLA Alessandro - M, 1963(d)
66 BURGNICH Tarcisio - D, 1963(d)
61 ALTOBELLI Alessandro - A, 1980(d)
58 ZENGA Walter - G, 1986(d)
53 MEAZZA Giuseppe - M, 1930(d)
45 FERRI Riccardo - D, 1986(d)
39 BERTI Nicola - M, 1988(d)
39 MATERAZZI Marco - D, 2001
31 CONTI Leopoldo - M,1920(d)
28 ORIALI Gabriele - M, 1978(d)
28 VIERI Christian - A, 1999
23 CORSO Mario - M, 1961(d)
22 BERTINI Mario - M, 1969
22 CEVENINI Luigi - M, 1915(d)
22 LOCATELLI Ugo - M, 1936(d)
21 BONINSEGNA Roberto - A, 1970
20 MARINI Giampiero - M, 1980(d)
19 CANNAVARO Fabio - D, 2002
19 DI BIAGIO Luigi - M, 1999
19 RANOCCHIA Andrea - D, 2011
18 BARESI Giuseppe - M, 1979(d)
18 EDER Citadin M. - A, 2016(o)
18 GUARNERI Aristide - D, 1963(d)
17 COLLOVATI Fulvio - D, 1982
17 DOMENGHINI Angelo - A, 1966
17 FERRARI Giovanni - M, 1935
17 ZANETTI Cristiano - M, 2001(d)
16 PAGLIUCA Gianluca - G, 1994
16 SERENA Aldo - A, 1988
14 BORDON Ivano - G, 1978(d)
14 CANDREVA Antonio - M, 2016
14 LORENZI Benito - A, 1949(d)
13 ALLEMANDI Luigi - D, 1929
13 DEMARIA Attilio - M,1932(d)(o)
13 GIOVANNINI Attilio - M, 1949(d)
12 FOSSATI Virgilio - M, 1910(d)
11 BERNARDINI Fulvio - M, 1927
11 CAMPELLI Piero - G, 1912(d)
11 PIETROBONI Silvio - M, 1927(d)
10 BAGNI Salvatore - M, 1983
10 PAZZINI Giampaolo - A, 2011
10 TOLDO Francesco - G, 2001
9   BIANCHI Alessandro - M, 1992(d)
8   GIACOMAZZI Giovanni - D, 1954(d)
8   MORIERO Francesco - M, 1998(d)
8   PICCHI Armando - D, 1964(d)
8   RIVOLTA Enrico - M, 1928(d)
7   AMADEI Amedeo - A, 1949(d)
7   BELLUGI Mauro - D, 1972(d)
7   BUFFON Lorenzo - G, 1960
7   CAMPATELLI Aldo - M, 1939(d)
7   CERESOLI Carlo - G, 1934(d)
7   FERRARIS Pietro - A, 1937
7   SARTI Giuliano - G, 1963
6   BEDIN Gianfranco - M, 1966(d)
6   GAGLIARDINI Roberto - M, 2017(d)
6   MATTEOLI Gianfranco - M, 1986(d)
6   MOTTA Thiago - M, 2011(d)(o)
6   NERI Maino - M, 1952
6   SANTON Davide - D, 2009(d)
5   BELLINI Delfo - D, 1925
5   FACCIO Riccardo - M, 1935(d)(o)
5   FROSSI Annibale - M, 1936(d)
5   GHEZZI Giorgio - G, 1954(d)
5   NESTI Fulvio - M, 1953(d)
4   BOLCHI Bruno - M, 1961(d)
4   BONTADINI Franco - M, 1912(d)
4   FATTORI Osvaldo - M, 1949(d)
4   LANDINI Spartaco - D, 1966(d)
4   PANUCCI Christian - D, 1999
4   SABATO Antonio - M, 1984(d)
3   BAGGIO Roberto - M, 1998
3   CASTELLAZZI Armando - M, 1929(d)
3   CEVENINI Aldo - A, 1914
3   OLMI Renato - M, 1940(d)
3   PITTO Alfredo - M, 1935
3   SERANTONI Pietro - M, 1933(d)
3   VINCENZI Guido - D, 1954(d)
2   ADANI Daniele - D, 2004
2   AEBI Ermanno - M, 1920(d)(o)
2   BARELLA Nicolo - M, 2019
2   CAPPELLINI Renato - A, 1967(d)
2   COCO Francesco - D, 2002
2   D'AMBROSIO Danilo - D, 2017(d)
2   FAVALLI Giuseppe - D, 2004
2   FRANZOSI Angelo - G, 1947(d)
2   GROSSO Fabio - D, 2006
2   MASCHERONI Ernesto - D, 1935(d)(o)
2   PANDOLFINI Egisto - M, 1956
2   POLITANO Matteo - M, 2018
2   SENSI Stefano - M, 2019
1   ANGELILLO Antonio V. - M, 1960(d)(o)
1   ASTI Giuseppe - M, 1920(d)
1   BAGGIO Dino - M, 1991(d)
1   BALOTELLI Mario Barwuah - A, 2010(d)
1   FANNA Pietro - A, 1985
1   FERRARIO Rino - M, 1955
1   INVERNIZZI Giovanni - M, 1958(d)
1   MALATRASI Saul - D, 1965(d)
1   MANICONE Antonio - M, 1993(d)
1   MAZZA Bruno - M, 1953(d)
1   MILANI Aurelio - A, 1964(d)
1   PORTA Roberto - M, 1935(d)(o)
1   SARTOR Luigi - D, 1998(d)
1   TARDELLI Marco - M, 1985

Giacinto FACCHETTI

Most games in Azzurro

Most captain in Azzurro
Giuseppe MEAZZA

Most goals in Azzurro
Giuseppe BERGOMI
Tarcisio BURGNICH
Alessandro ALTOBELLI
Luigi
CEVENINI
Walter
ZENGA
Riccardo FERRI
Roberto BONINSEGNA
Nicola
BERTI
Leopoldo CONTI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Virgilio FOSSATI played in the first match of the Azzurri and is one of the first Azzurro players to score in his debut match. Inter is the second Azzurro Club to give most players, scorers and Captains to the Italian National team. It is also the second Azzurro Club whose players played most games, scored most goals and captained most games in Azzurro. Inter is the third club with most players in World Cup Histroty (122), the club with most players who played and lost the World Cup Final (15), the third club in World Cup history with most World Champions (20) and with players who played and won the World Cup Final (14), and the second most club with players who played in a World Cup final (29). They are also the third club in World Cup history with most players who finished in the first four places (47), the second club with most Italian players who played in a World Cup final (15), who played and won the final (9) and who played and lost the final (6) and the second club with most Italian players who finished in the first four places of the World Cup (28). Inter is the second most club with Italian World Champions - 15: 1934 - Luigi ALLEMANDI, Mario CASTELLAZZI, Attilio DEMARIA, Giuseppe MEAZZA; 1938 - Giovanni FERRARI, Pietro FERRARIS, Ugo LOCATELLI, Giuseppe MEAZZA, Renato OLMI; 1982 - Alessandro ALTOBELLI, Giuseppe BERGOMI, Ivano BORDON, Giampiero MARINI, Gabriele ORIALI; 2006 - Marco MATERAZZI. It is the second most club with Italian Runner-up World Champions - 7: 1970 - Mario BERTINI, Roberto BONINSEGNA, Tarcisio BURGNICH, Giacinto FACCHETTI, Alessandro MAZZOLA, Lido VIERI; 1994 - Nicola BERTI; and the Club with most Italian players who finished third in the World Cup - 5: 1990 - Giuseppe BERGOMI, Nicola BERTI, Riccardo FERRI, Aldo SERENA, Walter ZENGA. Ivano BORDON formed part of the Azzurro Squad that finished fourth in the 1978 World Cup. Four Inter players became European Champions with the Azzurri in 1968: Tarcisio BURGNICH, Angelo DOMENGHINI, Giacinto FACCHETTI and Alessandro MAZZOLA. Luigi DI BIAGIO formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished second in the 2000 European Nations Championship, whilst eight other players formed part of the Azzurri squads that finished fourth: 1980 - Alessandro ALTOBELLI, Giuseppe BARESI, Ivano BORDON, Gabriele ORIALI; 1988 - Alessandro ALTOBELLI, Giuseppe BERGOMI, Riccardo FERRI, Walter ZENGA. Annibale FROSSI and Ugo LOCATELLI won the Olympic Gold Medal when the Italian National team won the Football Tournament of the 1936 Olympic Games, whilst four other Inter players formed part of the Azzurri squad that won the Olympic Bronze Medal after finishing third in the 1928 Olympic Games: Fulvio BERNARDINI, Silvio PIETROBONI, Enrico RIVOLTA and Valentino DEGANI who never played with the Italian National team but formed part of the squad. Fifteen Inter players won the Coppa Internazionale: 1930 - Luigi ALLEMANDI, Fulvio BERNARDINI, Leopoldo CONTI, Giuseppe MEAZZA, Silvio PIETROBONI, Enrico RIVOLTA; 1935 - Carlo CERESOLI, Attilio DEMARIA, Ricardo FACCIO, Giovanni FERRARI, Ernesto MASCHERONI, Giuseppe MEAZZA, Alfredo PITTO, Roberto PORTA, Pietro SERANTONI. Luigi ALLEMANDI and Giuseppe MEAZZA formed part of the Azzurro squad that finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale. Giuseppe MEAZZA was the Azzurro Captain of the Italian squad that won the 1938 World Cup. He is 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. In 1938 Giuseppe MEAZZA became the first Captain to receive the World Cup Trophy away from home. He is the midfielder who scored the most goals in Azzurro and is the only player to have a major stadium named after him (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza of Milano). Giacinto FACCHETTI was Captain of the Italian National team when the Azzurri won the 1968 European Nations Championships and finished second in the 1970 World Cup. Together with Salvatore BAGNI, they are two of only twelve players to score in the first minute of an Azzurro match, but he is the only defender to do so. Franco BONTADINI scored the first Azzurro Competitive Goal and Mario CORSO scored the Azzurro Goal number 500. Giuseppe BERGOMI was Captain of the Italian National team when the Azzurri finished third in the 1990 World Cup and fourth in the 1988 European Nations Championships. By forming part of the Azzurri squad in four different World Cup editions, together with three other Azzurri players, he is the most Italian player with World Cup Editions Appearances and the third most All-Time World Cup Editions Appearances in World Cup History. Giuseppe BERGOMI is also the youngest European player to win the World Cup (18 years 201 days) and the earliest player to enter as a Substitut in World Cup History (after only four minutes). He is the only defender to score more than one goal in the same match of the Italian National Team, the fourth youngest player to make his debut in Azzurro (18 years, 4 months, 23 days) and the player with the third longest carreer in Azzurro (16 years, 3 months, 20 days). Ermanno AEBI was the first oriundo to play in Azzurro, the first oriundo to score an Azzurro Goal and the only Italo-Swiss Oriundo in Azzurro, whilst Ernesto MASCHERONI was the first Uruguaian Oriundo to play with both National Teams of Uruguay and Italy. Luigi ALLEMANDI (2 matches) and Alfredo PITTO (1 match) were Azzurri Captains in the 1935 Coppa Internazionale won by the Italian National team, whilst Alessandro ALTOBELLI is the player who missed most Azzurri penalties (3). Giampiero MARINI received the fastest caution (Yellow Card) in World Cup history - 1 minute, and the Italo-Argentinian Attilio DEMARIA is one of only seven players to play with two different countries in the World Cup and the only player to play in two World Cup Finals with two different countries (1930 with Argentina and 1934 with Italy). Walter ZENGA has the record of the longest unbeaten goalkeeper in World Cup History - 517 minutes and Marco MATERAZZI was the first player in World Cup history to be disqualified for a provocation.  Davide SANTON is the fifth youngest player to make his debut in Azzurro (18 years, 5 months,4 days). Valentino DEGANI is the joint sixth most Unused Call-Up Azzurro player who never played with the Italian National Team (7 Unused Call-ups).
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GALATASARAY
FULL NAME: Galatasaray Spor Kulubu.(The name means 'Galat Palace'
in the Turkish language).
NICKNAMES: Sar-Krmzllar (Yellow-Reds), Cimbom (No one knows the origin
of this nickname although various legends exists).
HISTORY: Founded without a name on the 20 October 1905 by the students of the Galatasaray Lisesi (Galata Palace High-School). Among the names suggested were 'Gloria' (Victory) and 'Audace' (Courage) but 'Galatasaray' was finally selected after the spectators started calling the players 'Galata Saray Efendileri' (Gentlemen of Galata Palace).
CITY: Istanbul (Turkey)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 DE SANCTIS Morgan - G, 2008


SCORERS
No Galatasaray player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Galatasaray player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Morgan
DE SANCTIS

Only Player in Azzurro
NATIONAL HONOURS: National League, 1 - 1938/39Turkish Champions, 21 - 1961/62, 1962/63, 1968/69, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2017/18.Turkish Cup, 17 - 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2016.Turkish Super Cup / President Cup, 15 - 1966, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.Chancellor Cup, 5 - 1975, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1995.TSYD Cup, 12 - 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999.Istanbul Football League, 16 - 1908/09, 1909/10, 1910/11, 1913/14, 1914/15, 1915/16, 1921/22, 1924/25, 1925/26, 1926/27, 1928/29, 1930/31, 1948/49, 1954/55, 1955/56, 1957/58.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 1999/2000.UEFA Super Cup, 1 - 2000.
SCORERS
10 TONI Luca
8 GILARDINO Alberto
7 ANTOGNONI Giancarlo
5 BAGGIO Roberto
4 DE SISTI Giancarlo
4 PANDOLFINI Egisto
3 CERVATO Sergio
3 GRATTON Guido
3 GRAZIANI Francesco
3 LOJACONO Francisco R.
2 AQUILANI Alberto
2 MONTUORI Miguel
2 VIRGILI Giuseppe
1 BERNARDESCHI Federico
1 BERTINI Mario
1 BIRAGHI Cristiano
1 MICCOLI Fabrizio
1 MONTOLIVO Riccardo
1 NEGRO Alfonso
1 PITTO Alfredo
1 PIZZIOLO Mario
1 ROSSI Giuseppe

CAPTAINS
5 CERVATO Sergio
4 ANTOGNONI Giancarlo
2 MAGNINI Ardico
2 MONTUORI Miguel
2 PANDOLFINI Egisto
2 SEGATO Armando
1 GILARDINO Alberto

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BENASSI Marco - M
BERTI Nicola - M
FUSER Diego - M
LANDUCCI Marco - G
SUPERCHI Franco - G
VICIANI Corrado - A
VIERCHOWOD Pietro - D
VIVIANO Emiliano - G

SCORERS
9 LEVRATTO Virgilio F
5 BREZZI Guglielmo
2 SARDI Enrico
1 BERTONI Sergio
1 BURLANDO Luigi
1 CARAPELLESE Riccardo
1 GILARDINO Alberto
1 NERI Giacomo
1 SANTAMARIA Aristo.E.
1 STELLIN Adone

CAPTAINS
26 DE VECCHI Renzo

UNUSED CALL-UPS
BIRASCHI Davide - D
CATALDI Danilo - M
FREGOSI Lino - G
IZZO Armando - D
MELANDRI Pier Ugo - M
PAVOLETTI Leonardo - A
PEZZELLA Giuseppe - D
PRUZZO Roberto - A
STURARO Stefano - M

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CAMPELLI
Attilio
GIOVANNINI
Davide
SANTON
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HOFFENHEIM
FULL NAME: Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V.
NICKNAMES: Die Kraichgauer (From the Kraichgau region),
Achtzehn99 (1899)
HISTORY: Founded on the 1 July 1899 as a Gymnastics club with the name 'Turnverein Hoffenheim'. In 1921 a football department was created within the club with the name 'Fußballverein Hoffenheim'. In 1945 both departments merged to create the current club 'Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V.'
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Hoffenheim
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
1 GRIFO Vincenzo - A, 2018(d)


SCORERS
No Hoffenheim player ever scored in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Hoffenheim player ever led the Azzurri as Captain




Vincenzo
GRIFO

Only player in Azzurro

FROSINONE
FULL NAME: Frosinone Calcio
NICKNAMES: Giallazzurri (Club Colours - Yellow-Blues), Leoni (Club
Mascot - Lions), Canarini (Canaries due to their yellow colours), Ciociari (The
people of Ciociara, the area which the city of Frosinone forms part of).
HISTORY: Founded on the 5 March 1906 as 'Unione Sportiva Frusinate' but in 1925 the club was re founded as 'Società Sportiva Alba Frusinate' and again on the 19 September 1928 as 'Gruppo Sportivo CXIX Legione M.V.S.N. Frosinone'. In 1931 the name was changed to 'Polisportiva Bellator Frusino' and after World War II,  in 1945, the club was re founded as 'Unione Sportiva
CITY: Frosinone
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

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

SCORERS
No Frosinone player
ever scored in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Frosinone player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
CASSATA Francesco - M
PINAMONTI Andrea - A


Francesco
CASSATA

Andrea
PINAMONTI
Frosinone'. The name was changed in 1950 to 'Associazione Sportiva Frosinone', but in 1959 it was declared bankrupt and was re founded as 'Unione Sportiva Frosinone'. However the club was re founded again in 1963 as 'Sporting Club Frosinone' but was declared bankrupt in 1990 and immediately re founded with the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
FREIBURG
FULL NAME: Sport-Club Freiburg e.V.
NICKNAMES: Breisgau-Brasilianer (Breisgau Brazilians).
HISTORY: Founded in 1912 with the amalgamation of two clubs,
both founded in 1904: 'Sportverein Freiburg 04' (previously named
'Freiburger Fußballverein 04') and 'Union Freiburg' (previously named 'FC Schwalbe Freiburg' and 'FC Mars') and selected the name 'Sportclub Freiburg' with the Griffon as their symbol. After World War I, in 1918, they joined with 'Freiburger FC' (Established in 1897) creating 'KSG Freiburg' but a year later they disjoined again and became the football section of 'FT 1844 Freiburg' (established in 1844). In 1928 they left and entered into a deal with ' PSV
CITY: Freiburg im
Breisgau
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 1SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
No Freiburg player ever scored
in Azzurro

SCORERS
No Freiburg player ever scored
in Azzurro
CAPTAINS
No Freiburg player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
GRIFO Vincenzo - A




Vincenzo
GRIFO


(Polizeisportvereins) Freiburg 1924' to share their Stadium. This lasted until the bankruptcy of 'PSV' in 1930 when the club returned with 'FT 1844 Freiburg'. After World War II all German clubs were required to change their names and 'Sportclub Freiburg' was changed to 'VfL Freiburg' until 1952 when the old name was re-established and is still in use today.
HONOURS: Nil.