AZZURRO RECORDS: The first non-Italian Club whose players scored in Azzurro. Fabrizio RAVANELLI scored the first Azzurro goal from a non-Italian Club.
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Profile lists of all the Clubs starting with the letter M that gave players to the Italian National team
PROFILES M
Clubs:
MANTOVA
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Mantova s.r.l.
NICKNAMES: Virgiliani (Virgilians, after the Classical Roman Poet Virgilius who
was born in the village of Andes, near Mantova), ACM (Associazione Calcio Mantova).
HISTORY: After the merger of 'Vis et Virtus' and 'Gruppo del Calcio' the 'Associazione Mantovana del Calcio' was founded in March 1911. In 1914 it merged again, this time with 'Juventus Football Club Mantova' and in 1918 the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Mantova'. The club was declared bankrupt twice, in 1983 and 1994 but on both occasions it was refounded, in 1983 as 'Nuova Associazione Calcio Mantova' and in 1994 as 'Mantova Calcio 1994'. In 2001 the current name was again reinstated.
HONOURS: Nil.
CITY: Mantova
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 9SCORERS: 1GOALS: 2
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
SCORERS
2 SORMANI Angelo B.


CAPTAINS
No Mantova player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Angelo B. SORMANI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
MESSINA
FULL NAME: Football Club Messina Peloro s.r.l.
NICKNAMES: Biancoscudati (Whiteshielded), Peloritani (Peloritans),
Giallorossi (Yellow-red).
HISTORY: A club with a long history of mergers, it was founded on the 1 December 1900 as 'Messina Football Club' but seized to exist in 1910 after financial difficulties due to the great 1908 Messina earthquake. 'Società Ginnastica Garibaldi Messina' immediately took its place but was soon disbanded in 1914 due to World War I. In 1919 a new club was founded, 'Unione Sportiva
CITY: Messina
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 3SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
2 COPPOLA Carmine - M, 2005(d)
1 PARISI Alessandro - D, 2004(d)

Alessandro PARISI

First player in Azzurro
Carmine COPPOLA

Most games in Azzurro
METRO STARS NY
FULL NAME: Red Bull New York
NICKNAMES: Metro Reds, Reds
HISTORY: Founded in 1996 as 'New York' but in 1997 changed name to 'New Jersey Metro Stars'. In 1998 the name was changed to 'Metro Stars NY'. On the 9 March 2006 the name was changed to 'Red Bull New York' after a change of ownership.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Supporters' Shield, 2 - 2013, 2015.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: La Manga Cup, 1 - 2004.
CITY: New Jersey (USA)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 4SCORERS: 0GOALS: 0
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 DONADONI Roberto - M, 1996

Roberto DONADONI

Only player in Azzurro
MIDDLESBROUGH
FULL NAME: Middlesbrough Football Club
NICKNAMES: Boro.
HISTORY: Founded in 1876 by the 'Middlesbrough Cricket Club' players to stay fit during the winter.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Football League Cup, 1 - 2003/04.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Scotish Cup, 1 - 1976.Kirin Cup, 1 - 1980.
CITY: Middlesbrough
(England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 7SCORERS: 1GOALS: 3
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
6 RAVANELLI Fabrizio - A, 1996
1 MACCARONE Massimo - A, 2002



SCORERS
3 RAVANELLI Fabrizio


CAPTAINS
No Middlesbrough player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Fabrizio RAVANELLI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

Only scorer in Azzurro
Massimo MACCARONE
MODENA
FULL NAME: Modena Football Club s.p.a.
NICKNAMES: Canarini (Canaries), Gialloblu (Yellow-Blues).
HISTORY: Founded on the 5 April 1912 as 'Modena Football Club' after
the merger of 'Associazione Studentesca del Calcio' and 'Audax Foot Ball
Club'. For the period 1957 - 1960 the club used the name 'Zenit Modena'.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 2 - 1981, 1982.
CITY: Modena
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 7GAMES: 21SCORERS: 2GOALS: 7
CAPTAINS: 1CAPTAINED GAMES: 2
SCORERS
5 PERNIGO Francesco
2 FORLIVESI Giuseppe

CAPTAINS
2 NERI Maino

UNUSED CALL-UPS
SCALTRITI Bonifacio - M
Giuseppe FORLIVESI

First player in Azzurro

Most games in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
MILAN
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Milan s.p.a.
NICKNAMES: Il Diavolo (The Devil), Rossoneri (Red-Blacks), Casciavit.
HISTORY: Founded on the 16 December 1899 as 'Milan Cricket and
Football Club'. In 1919 they changed the name to 'Milan Football Club' and in 1938 to 'Associazione Calcio Milano'. Their current name was adapted in 1945.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Italian Champions, 18 - 1901, 1906, 1907, 1950/51, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1961/62, 1967/68, 1978/79, 1987/88, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1998/99,
CITY: Milano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 101    GAMES: 1387    SCORERS: 36     GOALS: 125
CAPTAINS: 16CAPTAINED GAMES: 150
PLAYERS
126 MALDINI Paolo - D, 1988(d)
81   BARESI Franco - D, 1982(d)
79   ALBERTINI Demetrio - M, 1991(d)
74   PIRLO Andrea - M, 2002(d)
73   GATTUSO Gennaro Ivan - M, 2000(d)
60   RIVERA Gianni - M, 1962(d)
59   COSTACURTA Alessandro - D, 1991(d)
59   DONADONI Roberto - M, 1986(d)
35   AMBROSINI Massimo - M, 1999(d)
33   COLLOVATI Fulvio - D, 1979(d)
31   DE SCIGLIO Mattia - D, 2013(d)
31   NESTA Alessandro - D, 2002
29   BENETTI Romeo - M, 1971(d)
29   MONTOLIVO Riccardo - M, 2012
25   INZAGHI Filippo - A, 2001
23   ROSATO Roberto - D, 1967
23   ZAMBROTTA Gian Luca - D, 2008
22   ABATE Ignazio - D, 2011 (d)
19   GILARDINO Alberto - A, 2005
17   ANNOVAZZI Carlo - M, 1947(d)
17   BALOTELLI Mario B. - A, 2013
17   LODETTI Giovanni - M, 1964(d)
17   TRAPATTONI Giovanni - M, 1960(d)
15   CASSANO Antonio - A, 2011
14   MALDINI Cesare - D, 1960(d)
14   TOGNON Omero - M, 1949(d)
13   ANCELOTTI Carlo - M, 1987
13   BONAVENTURA Giacomo - M, 2014
13   EL SHAARAWY Stephan - A, 2012(d)
13   FRIGNANI Amleto - A, 1952(d)
13   PRATI Pierino - A, 1968(d)
12   DE VECCHI Renzo - D, 1910(d)
12   ERANIO Stefano - M, 1992
11   DONNARUMMA Gianluigi - G, 2016(d)
10   BONUCCI Leonardo - D, 2017
10   MALDERA Aldo - D, 1976(d)
10   MORA Bruno - M, 1962
9     MASSARO Daniele - A, 1994
9     NOCERINO Antonio - M, 2011
9     ODDO Massimo - D, 2007
8     CARAPELLESE Riccardo - A, 1947(d)
8     CEVENINI Aldo - A, 1910(d)
8     COCO Francesco - D, 2000(d)
8     ROMAGNOLI Alessio - D, 2016(d)
8     SALVADORE Sandro - D, 1960(d)
7     TASSOTTI Mauro - D, 1992(d)
6     ALTAFINI Jose -A, 1961(d)(o)
6     ANTONELLI Luca - D, 2015
6     EVANI Alberigo - M, 1991(d)
6     LENTINI Gianluigi - M, 1992
6     LOVATI Cesare - M, 1920(d)
6     PANCARO Giuseppe - D, 2003
5     BONERA Daniele - D, 2007
5     CAPELLO Fabio - M, 1976
5     GALLI Carlo - A, 1957
5     RADICE Luigi - D, 1962(d)
4     AQUILANI Alberto - M, 2011
4     BATTISTINI Sergio - M, 1984(d)
4     BEAN Gastone - A, 1957(d)
4     BUFFON Lorenzo - G, 1958(d)
4     PANUCCI Christian - D, 1994(d)
4     SABADINI Giuseppe - D, 1973(d)
4     SCHIAFFINO Juan A. - M, 1954(d)(o)
4     SIMONE Marco - A, 1992(d)
4     VIERI Christian - A, 2005
3     BERGAMASCHI Mario - M, 1954(d)
3     BURINI Renzo - M, 1951(d)
3     FONTANA Alfio - M, 1957(d)
3     MAGNOZZI Mario - M, 1932
3     SILVESTRI Arturo - D, 1951(d)
3     TRERE' Attilio - M, 1913
3     ZECCHINI Luciano - D, 1974(d)
2     ABBIATI Christian - G, 2003(d)
2     ANQUILLETTI Angelo - D, 1969(d)
2     BAGGIO Roberto - M, 1995
2     BERTOLACCI Andrea - M, 2015
2     BOFFI Aldo - A, 1938(d)
2     BONETTI Dario - D, 1986(d)
2     BORRIELLO Marco - A, 2010
2     BURIANI Ruben - M, 1980(d)
2     CAPRA Egidio - M, 1937(d)
2     CARRER Gustavo - M, 1911(d)
2     CHIARUGI Luciano - A, 1974
2     GROSSO Pietro -M, 1951(d)
2     LANA Pietro - M, 1910(d)
2     MALATRASI Saul - D, 1969
2     POLI Andrea - M, 2013
2     RIZZI Giuseppe - M, 1911
2     ROSSI Paolo - A, 1986
2     TREBBI Mario - D, 1961(d)
1     BONOMI Andrea - D, 1951(d)
1     BROCCHI Cristian - M, 2006 (d)
1     CALDARA Mattia - D, 2018
1     CONTI Andrea - D, 2017 (d)
1     CUTRONE Patrick - A, 2018 (d)
1     DAVID Mario - M, 1962
1     GHEZZI Giorgio - G, 1961
1     NOVELLINO Walter A. - A, 1978(d)
1     PAZZINI Giampaolo - A, 2012
1     RICAGNI Eduardo - M, 1955(o)
1     SALA Marco - D, 1912(d)
1     SGARBI Abdon - M, 1929(d)
Aldo
CEVENINI

First player in Azzurro
SCORERS
14 RIVERA Gianni
10 INZAGHI Filippo
9   PIRLO Andrea
8   BALOTELLI Mario B.
7   CARAPELLESE Riccardo
7   GILARDINO Alberto
7   MALDINI Paolo
7   PRATI Pierino
6   FRIGNANI Amleto
5   ALTAFINI Jose
5   CASSANO Antonio
5   DONADONI Roberto
3   ALBERTINI Demetrio
3   COLLOVATI Fulvio
3   ERANIO Stefano
3   LANA Pietro
2   COSTACURTA Alessandro
2   LODETTI Giovanni
2   MORA Bruno
1   ABATE Ignazio
1   BAGGIO Roberto
1   BARESI Franco
1   BATTISTINI Sergio
1   BONUCCI Leonardo
1   BURINI Renzo
1   CARRER Gustavo
1   CEVENINI Aldo
1   EL SHAARAWY Stephan
1   GALLI Carlo
1   GATTUSO Gennaro Ivan
1   MAGNOZZI Mario
1   MASSARO Daniele
1   MONTOLIVO Riccardo
1   PANUCCI Christian
1   TRAPATTONI Giovanni
1   VIERI Christian

CAPTAINS
74 MALDINI Paolo
31 BARESI Franco
6   ALBERTINI Demetrio
6   ANNOVAZZI Carlo
6   MALDINI Cesare
4   PIRLO Andrea
4   RIVERA Gianni
3   BONUCCI Leonardo
3   COSTACURTA Alessandro
3   NESTA Alessandro
2   CARAPELLESE Riccardo
2   GATTUSO Gennaro Ivan
2   MONTOLIVO Riccardo
2   ZAMBROTTA Gian Luca
1   AMBROSINI Massimo
1   CASSANO Antonio

UNUSED CALL-UPS
ACERBI Francesco - D
ALBERTOSI Enrico - G
ANTONINI Luca - D
ARCARI Pietro Sante - A
BIGON Alberto - M
BONIZZONI Giuseppe - D
CALABRIA Davide - D
CERCI Alessio - M
COMPIANI Luigi A. - G
GALDERISI Giuseppe - A
GALLI Filippo - D
LAPADULA Gianluca - A
LOCATELLI Manuel - M
MORETTI Giovanni - M
PASTORE Pietro - A
ROSSI Sebastiano - G
SALA Luigi - D


MONACO
FULL NAME: Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club
NICKNAMES: Les Rouge et Blanc (The Red and Whites)
HISTORY: Founded in 1919.
NATIONAL HONOURS: French Ligue Champions, 8 - 1960/61,
1962/63, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1987/88, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2016/17.French Cup, 5 - 1960, 1963, 1980, 1985, 1991.French League Cup, 1 - 2003.French Super Cup (Trophée des Champions), 4 - 1961, 1985, 1997, 2000.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa delle Alpi, 3 - 1979, 1983, 1984.
CITY: Monaco (France)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 2GAMES: 7SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 EL SHAARAWY Stephan - A, 2015
3 ROMA Flavio - G, 2005(d)



Flavio
ROMA

First player in Azzurro


SCORERS
1 EL SHAARAWY Stephan


CAPTAINS
No Monaco player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
PELLEGRI Pietro - A
VIERI Christian - A

PLAYERS
6 SORMANI Angelo B. - A, 1962(d)(o)
2 NEGRI William - G, 1962(d)
1 DI GIACOMO Beniamino - A, 1964(d)


SCORERS
No Metro Stars NY player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Metro Stars NY player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Pietro
LANA

First player in Azzurro

First goal in Azzurro
Messinese' but in 1922 it merged twice with two other clubs, in October with 'Umberto Messina' to create 'Unione Sportiva Messinese Umberto' and in November with 'Messina Sporting Club' to refound 'Messina Football Club'. This new club held for just two seasons and in December 1924 it was disbanded and 'Unione Sportiva Messinese' was again refounded. In 1927 the club changed its name to 'Associazione Calcio Messina' until it was disbanded in 1941. But a new club immediately took its place, the 'Unione Sportiva Peloro 1906' after changing its name to 'Unione Sportiva Mario Passamonte'. This new club merged with 'Associazione Polisportiva Messina' in 1945, soon after the end of the Second World War, to create 'Associazione Sportiva Messina'. Some dissident players and officials were not happy with this merger and formed a new club, the 'Giostra Messina', but after just one season they merged again to create the  'Associazione Calcio Riunite Messina'. In 1992 the club was declared bankrupt but a year later it was refounded as 'Associazione Sportiva Messina'. In July 1997 the club merged with 'Peloro' to create the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
SCORERS
No Messina player ever scored in Azzurro

CAPTAINS
No Messina player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
STORARI Marco - G
AZZURRO RECORDS: The first non-Italian Club to give a player to the Italian National team. Roberto DONADONI was the first Azzurro player to play in Azzurro from a foreign club.
William NEGRI
2003/04, 2010/11.Coppa Italia, 5 - 1966/67, 1971/72, 1972/ 73, 1976/77, 2002/03.Italian Super Cup, 7 - 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2011, 2016.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  UEFA Champions League, 7 - 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007.UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 2 - 1968, 1973.UEFA Super Cup, 5 - 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 4 - 1969, 1989, 1990, 2007.Mitropa Cup, 1 - 1981/82.Coppa Latina, 2 - 1951, 1956.Mondialito, 1 - 1987.
Paolo MALDINI

Most games in Azzurro

Most captain in Azzurro
Gianni RIVERA

Most goals in Azzurro
Riccardo CARAPELLESE

Firt captain in Azzurro
Franco BARESI
Demetrio ALBERTINI
Alessandro COSTACURTA
Roberto DONADONI
Gennaro Ivan GATTUSO
Fulvio COLLOVATI
Pierino
PRATI
Filippo INZAGHI
Cesare MALDINI
Alberto
GILARDINO
Angelo
ANQUILLETTI
Andrea
PIRLO
Alessandro NESTA
PLAYERS
10 FORLIVESI Giuseppe - A, 1920(d)
2   CASSANI Valerio - M, 1948(d)
2   DUGONI Bruno - M, 1925(d)
2   NERI Maino - M, 1948(d)
2   PERNIGO Francesco - A, 1948(d)
2   PICCALUGA Angelo - A, 1929(d)
1   MALINVERNI Ermanno - M, 1947(d)

Francesco PERNIGO

Most goals in Azzurro
AZZURRO RECORDS: Angelo PICCALUGA formed part of the Azzurro squad that won the 1930 Coppa Internazionale. Francesco PERNIGO is the Azzurro who scored most goals in his debut match - 4 goals. Maino NERI is the latest of only four players to lead the Azzurri as Captain in his debut.
Maino
NERI

Only captain in Azzurro
Christian VIERI
AZZURRO RECORDS: Flavio ROMA is the third most Azzurro player to play most games with the Italian National team only from a foreign club and also the second most Azzurro player with unused call-ups from the players who played in Azzurro only from a foreign club.
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Roberto
ROSATO
Daniele
MASSARO
Mauro
TASSOTTI
Carlo
ANCELOTTI
Aldo
MALDERA
Giovanni
LODETTI
Christian
ABBIATI
Massimo
AMBROSINI
Ruben
BURIANI
Stefano
ERANIO
Mario B.
BALOTELLI
Stephan
EL SHAARAWY
Antonio
CASSANO
Gian Luca
ZAMBROTTA
Pietro
ARCARI
Bruno
DUGONI
Valerio
CASSANI
Angelo
PICCALUGA
Massimo
ODDO
AZZURRO RECORDS: Pioneer Club - Aldo CEVENINI and Pietro LANA played in the first match of the Azzurri. Milan is the third Azzurro Club to give most players, scorers and captains to the Italian National team. It is also the third Azzurro Club whose players played most games, scored most goals and captained most games in Azzurro. Milan is the club with most Runner-up players in World Cup history (15 Joint) and the third most club with players to play and lost the World Cup final (10). It is third club with most Italian players who finished in the first four places of the World Cup (23), third club with most Italians who played the final (10) and the club with most Italian players who played and lost the final (7). It is the fourth club with most Italian World Champions - 8: 1934 - Pietro ARCARI who never played in Azzurro although formed part of the squad; 1982 - Franco BARESI, Fulvio COLLOVATI; 2006 - Gennaro I. GATTUSO, Alberto GILARDINO, Filippo INZAGHI, Alessandro NESTA, Andrea PIRLO; the club with most Italian Runner-up World Champions - 10: 1970 - Pierino PRATI, Gianni RIVERA, Roberto ROSATO; 1994 -  Paolo MALDINI, Franco BARESI, Demetrio ALBERTINI, Alessandro COSTACURTA, Roberto DONADONI, Daniele MASSARO, Mauro TASSOTTI; and the joint-second Club with most Italian players who finished third in the World Cup - 4: 1990 - Carlo ANCELOTTI, Franco BARESI, Roberto DONADONI, Paolo MALDINI. Aldo MALDERA formed part of the Azzurro Squad that finished fourth in the 1978 World Cup. Five Milan players became European Champions with the Azzurri in 1968: Angelo ANQUILLETTI, Giovanni LODETTI, Pierino PRATI, Gianni RIVERA and Roberto ROSATO; and another seven formed part of the Azzurri squads that finished second in the European Nations Championship: in 2000 Paolo MALDINI, Christian ABBIATI, Demetrio ALBERTINI, Massimo AMBROSINI and in 2012 Antonio CASSANO, Antonio NOCERINO, Ignazio ABATE; whilst eight other players formed part of the Azzurri squads that finished fourth: 1980 - Franco BARESI, Ruben BURIANI, Fulvio COLLOVATI, Aldo MALDERA; 1988 - Carlo ANCELOTTI, Franco BARESI, Roberto DONADONI, Paolo MALDINI. Five Milan player formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished third in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013: Ignazio ABATE, Mario BALOTELLI, Riccardo MONTOLIVO, Stephan EL SHAARAWY, Mattia DE SCIGLIO. Mario MAGNOZZI formed part of the Azzurro squad that finished second in the 1932 Coppa Internazionale, whilst Pietro PASTORE won the Olympic Bronze Medal when the Azzurri finished third in the Football Tournament of the 1928 Olympic Games although he never played with the Italian National team but still formed part of the Azzurri Squad. Paolo MALDINI was the Azzurro Captain of the Italian squad that finished second in the 2000 European Nations Championships and Azzurro Captain in four of the seven matches of the 1994 World Cup when the Azzurri finished Runner-up World Champions. Paolo MALDINI is the player with most full 90 minutes consecutive appearances in World Cup history (23 consecutive 90 minutes games), the player with most World Cup Appearances in Minutes (2217 Minutes), the second player with with most World Cup games appearances (23 games) and by forming part of the Azzurri squad in four different World Cup editions, together with three other Azzurri players amongst them Gianni RIVERA, they are the most Italian players with World Cup Editions Appearances and the third most All-Time World Cup Editions Appearances in World Cup history. He is also the Italian player with most World Cup games appearances (23 games). Franco BARESI was the Azzurro Captain in three of the seven matches of the 1994 World Cup when the Azzurri finished Runner-up World Champions. He is also the first Captain to lose a World Cup Final by a Penalty Shoot-Out in World Cup history. Pietro LANA scored the first Azzurro goal which was also the first Azzurro home goal, the first Azzurro goal in a Friendly match and the first Azzurro Debut goal. He also scored the first Azzurro Penalty and scored the first Azzurro Tripletta (3 goals in the same match). Renzo DE VECCHI was the youngest debutant in Azzurro (16 yrs, 4 mts, 21 dys) and was also the first Azzurro player to enter as a Substitute, whilst Aldo CEVENINI was the first Azzurro player to be substituted. Gianluigi DONNARUMMA is the second youngest debutant in Azzurro at 17 years, 6 months, 7 days. Gennaro Ivan GATTUSO is the Azzurro Midfielder who was most Substituted and Mauro TASSOTTI, besides being the second oldest Azzurro debutant at the age of 32 years, 9 months, 25 days, is the first Azzurro player to be disqualified through TV footage. For the same incident he received the longest suspension for misconduct by a player in World Cup history (8 matches) for elbowing an opponent. The Italo-Brazilian Jose ALTAFINI is one of only seven players in World Cup history to play with two different countries in the World Cup (Brazil in 1958 as Mazola and Italy in 1962 as Altafini). Andrea PIRLO won the 2006 FIFA / Addidas Bronze Ball Award after being declared the Third Best Player of the World Cup, the only Azzurro player to win this award. Amleto FRIGNANI and Roberto DONADONI are two of only twelve Azzurri players who scored in the first minute of an Azzurro match. Riccardo MONTOLIVO is the latest Azzurro to receive a Red Card - 110 minutes.
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.
MONZA
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Monza Brianza 1912.
NICKNAMES: Brianzoli (from Brianza - an area with its own dialect in the western part of the Lombardy Province), Biancorossi (White-Reds), Bagaj (Boys with the Brianza dialect).
HISTORY: Founded on the 1 September 1912 as 'Monza Foot Ball Club', a year later it merged with 'Pro Monza', 'Pro Italia' and 'Juventus' to form 'Associazione Calcio Monza'. This name was kept until 1980 with the exception of the 1955 - 1964 period when a sponsor was included in the name to become 'Associazione Sportiva Simmenthal- Monza'. In 1980 the name was changed to 'Calcio Monza' until the club was declared bankrupt in 2004. In the same year it was refounded with the current name.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1976.
CITY: Monza
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

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

SCORERS
No Monza player ever
scored in Azzurro


CAPTAINS
No Monza player ever led the Azzurri as Captain

UNUSED CALL-UPS
GIORCELLI Anselmo - G
Anselmo
GIORCELLI
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MANCHESTER CITY
FULL NAME: Manchester City Football Club
NICKNAMES: The Citizens, The Blues, City.
HISTORY: Founded in 1880 as 'St. Mark's (West Gorton)' but changed their name in 1887 to 'Ardwick Association Football Club'. In 1894 the name was changed again to their current one.
NATIONAL HONOURS: English Champions, 5 - 1936/37, 1967/68, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18.League Cup, 5 - 1970, 1976, 2014, 2016, 2018.FA Cup, 5 - 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011.Charity Shield, 4 - 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1970.
CITY: Manchester
(England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 15SCORERS: 1GOALS: 5
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
15 BALOTELLI Mario Barwuah - A, 2010



SCORERS
5 BALOTELLI Mario B.


CAPTAINS
No Manchester City player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Mario Barwuah
BALOTELLI

Only player in Azzurro
Antonio
NOCERINO
AZZURRO RECORDS: Mario BALOTELLI formed part of the Azzurri squad that finished Runner-up European Champion in 2012.
Mario
MAGNOZZI
Pietro
PASTORE
Ignazio
ABATE
Amleto FRIGNANI
Jose
ALTAFINI
Renzo
DE VECCHI
Carlo ANNOVAZZI
Romeo BENETTI
Giovanni
TRAPATTONI
Bruno
MORA
Omero
TOGNON
Riccardo
MONTOLIVO
Mattia
DE SCIGLIO
Francesco
COCO
Sandro
SALVADORE
MANCHESTER UNITED
FULL NAME: Manchester United Football Club.
NICKNAMES: The Red Devils.
HISTORY: Founded in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot at Newton Heath. In 1902 the name was changed to the current one after the club was saved from bankruptcy.
NATIONAL HONOURS: English Champions, 20 - 1907/08, 1910/11, 1951/52, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1964/65, 1966/67, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13.League Cup, 5 - 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2017.FA Cup, 12 - 1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994,
CITY: Manchester
(England)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 1GAMES: 23SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
23 DARMIAN Matteo - D, 2015



SCORERS
1 DARMIAN Matteo


CAPTAINS
No Manchester City player ever led the Azzurri as Captain
Matteo
DARMIAN

Only player in Azzurro
1996, 1999, 2004, 2016.FA Charity / Community Shield, 21 - 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: UEFA Champions League, 3 - 1968, 1999, 2008.UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 1 - 1991.UEFA (Europa) Cup, 1 - 2017.UEFA Super Cup, 1 - 1991.Intercontinental Cup (FIFA Club World Championship), 2 - 1999, 2008.'Laureus' World Sports Team of the Year Award, 1 - 2000.


Stephan
EL SHAARAWY

Most Games in Azzurro

Only Scorer in Azzurro
Gianluigi
DONNARUMMA
Leonardo
BONUCCI
Giacomo
BONAVENTURA
Pietro
PELLEGRI