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List of all the Prersidents and Commissioners who led the FIGC (Italian Football Federation)
Alfonso FERRERO
DI VENTIMIGLIA
President 1911-1912

LEGEND: Names marked in Red are Presidents/Commissioners who played in Azzurro as a player.
     Names marked in Green are Presidents/Commissioners who served as National Coaches.
Luigi Enrico D'OVIDIO
President 1898
Officials:
The Italian Football Federation was established on the 15 March 1898 in Turin under the name FIF - Federazione Italiana Football (Italian Football Federation) but moved the Head Office to Milano in 1905 when it became a member of FIFA, the World Football Federation which was founded just a year before. In 1909 the English word 'football' was changed in the name to the Italian 'giuoco calcio' and the current name was established - FIGC - Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. The Italian National team played it's first match on the 15 May 1910 at the 'Arena' of Milano when the Azzurri beat France 6-2.

After six years in Milano, in 1911, the Head Office returned to Turin but in 1921 there was a schism between the member clubs and another Federation was created to compete with the FIGC: the CCI - Confederazione Calcistica Italiana (Italian Football Confederation). Truce returned a year later and both Federations merged again into the FIGC, which moved the Head Office to Bologna in 1926. In the summer of 1926 the 'Carte di Viareggio' was enacted by which a distinction was created between 'amateur players' and 'professionals'. The last move of the Head Office occurred in 1929 when it was moved to Rome where it is still today. The Federation was listed by National Law on the 16 February 1942 and like all other Italian National Sports Federations falls under the auspicious of CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano). The Italian Football Federation was one of the founding members of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations in 1954 and organized successfully two World Cups (1934 and 1990) and two European Nations Championships (1968 and 1980).

During extraordinary times or when no agreement can be reached in electing an FIGC President, CONI creates temporary Commissioners to lead the Federation. During the Second World War, when there was the problem of the federal unity of the country Commissioners where created to reflect the different areas of the peninsula (North, Centre - South). There were times when the President could not continue and the Vice-President was created 'Interim' President to lead the Federation until a new election was held. In other times the Vice-President was created Regent (that is, leading the Federation without the help of the council) and on one particular occasion a President was elected but refused the position.
Leandro ARPINATI
President 1926-1933
Coppa Internazionale 1930
Runner-up Coppa Internazionale 1932
Olympic Bronze Medal 1928
Giovanni MAURO
Commissioner 1943
Regent North 1945-1946

Giorgio VACCARO
President 1933-1942
World Champions 1934 & 1938
Olympic Champions 1936
Coppa Internazionale 1935
Hosts of 1934 World Cup
Luigi Enrico D'Ovidio
Mario Vicari
Giovanni Silvestri
Emiliano Balbiano di Belgioioso d'Este
Luigi Bosisio
Felice Radice
Alfonso Ferrero di Ventimiglia
Emilio Valvassori (Interim)
Vittorio Rignon
Luigi Derossi (Refused)
Francesco Mauro (Regent)
Carlo Montu
Francesco Mauro (Interim)
Carlo Montu
Francesco Mauro
Luigi Bozino
Giovanni Lombardi (FIGC)
Luigi Bozino (CCI)
Eduardo Pasteur (CCI)
Luigi Bozino
Giuseppe Corbari (Commissioner)
Luigi Bozino
Lando (Mario) Ferretti (Commissioner)
Leandro Arpinati
Giorgio Vaccaro
Luigi Ridolfi Vay da Verrazzano
Giovanni Mauro (Commissioner)
Giuseppe Baldo (Commissioner)
Ettore Rossi (Commissioner - North)
Mauro Baldo (Commissioner - Centre South)
Ferdinando Pozzani (Regent - North)
Fulvio Bernardini (Regent - Centre South)
Ottorino Barassi (Regent - Centre South)
Giovanni Mauro (Regent - North)
Ottorino Barassi
Bruno Zauli (Commissioner)
Umberto Agnelli
Giuseppe Pasquale
Artemio Franchi
Franco Carraro (Regent)
Franco Carraro
Artemio Franchi (Regent)
Artemio Franchi
Federico Sordillo
Franco Carraro (Commissioner)
Andrea Manzella (Commissioner)
Antonio Matarrese
Raffaele Pagnozzi (Commissioner)
Luciano Nizzola
Giovanni Petrucci (Commissioner)
Franco Carraro
Guido Rossi (Commissioner)
Luca Pancalli (Commissioner)
Giancarlo Abete
Carlo Tavecchio
Roberto Fabbricini (Commissioner)
Gabriele Gravina

Francesco MAURO
President 1920
Regent 1913-1914
Interim President 1915-1918
1898
1898 - 1905
1905 - 1906
1906 - 1907
1909 - 1910
1910 - 1911
1911 - 1912
1912
1912 - 1913
1913
1913 - 1914
1914 - 1915
1915 - 1918
1919 - 1920
1920
1920 - 1921
1921 - 1923
1921 - 1922
1922
1923 - 1924
1925
1925 - 1926
1926
1926 - 1933
1933 - 1942
1942 - 1943
1943
1943
1943 - 1944
1943 - 1944
1944 - 1945
1944
1944 - 1946
1945 - 1946
1946 - 1958
1958 - 1959
1959 - 1961
1961 - 1967
1967 - 1976
1976
1976 - 1978
1978
1978 - 1980
1980 - 1986
1986 - 1987
1987
1987 - 1996
1996
1996 - 2000
2000 - 2001
2001 - 2006
2006
2006 - 2007
2007 - 2014
2014 - 2017
2018
2018 -
Fulvio BERNARDINI
Regent Centre South 1944

Ottorino BARASSI
President 1946-1958
Regent Centre South 1944-1946
Founding Member of UEFA
Bruno ZAULI
Commissioner 1958-1959

Umberto AGNELLI
President 1959-1961

Franco CARRARO
President 1976-1978, 2001-2006
Regent 1976
Commissioner 1986-1987

Artemio FRANCHI
President 1967-1976, 1978-1980
Regent 1978
Runner Up World Champions 1970
4th Place  World Cup 1978
European Champions 1968
4th Place  Euro 1980
Hosts of Euro 1968 & 1980
Giuseppe PASQUALE
President 1961-1967
Federico SORDILLO
President 1980-1986
World Champions 1982

Antonio MATARRESE
President 1987-1996
Runner Up World Champions 1994
3rd Place  World Cup 1990
4th Place  Euro 1988
Hosts of 1990 World Cup

Raffaele PAGNOZZI
Commissioner 1996
Giovanni PETRUCCI
Commissioner 2000-2001
Luciano NIZZOLA
President 1996-2000
Runner Up European Champions 2000
PRESIDENTS
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Guido ROSSI
Commissioner 2006
World Champions 2006
Luca PANCALLI
Commissioner 2006 - 2007

Giancarlo ABETE
President 2007 - 2014
Runner Up European Champions 2012
3rd Place Confederations Cup 2013
Emilio VALVASSORI
Interim President 1912
Luigi BOZINO
President 1920-21
CCI President 1921-1922
President1923-1924
President 1925-1926
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Luigi BOSISIO
President 1909-1910

Felice RADICE
President 1910-1911

Vittorio RIGNON
President 1912-1913

Carlo MONTU
President
1914-1915, 1919-1920
Giovanni LOMBARDI
President 1921-23
Edoardo PASTEUR
CCI President 1922

Luigi RIDOLFI VAY DA VERRAZZANO
President 1942-1943

Giuseppe BALDO
Commissioner 1943

Andrea MANZELLA
Commissioner 1987

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Lando (Mario) FERRETTI
Commissioner 1926

Carlo TAVECCHIO
President 2014 - 2017
Roberto FABBRICINI
Commissioner 2018

Giovanni SILVESTRI
President 1905-1906
Members of FIFA
Emiliano BALBIANO DI
BELGIOIOSO D'ESTE
President 1906-1907

Ferdinando POZZANI
Regent North 1944 - 45

Gabriele GRAVINA
President 2018 -