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: Mantova 1911
NICKNAMES: Biancorossi (Club Colours - White-Reds), Biancobandati (Club
Shirt - White Banded, White shirt with a red diagonal band), Virgiliani (Virgilians - After
the Classical Roman Poet Virgilius who was born in the village of Andes, near Mantova).
HISTORY: After the merger of 'Vis et Virtus' and 'Gruppo del Calcio' (both founded in 1907) the 'Associazione Mantovana del Calcio' was founded in March 1911. In 1914 it merged again, this time with 'Juventus Football Club Mantova' and in 1919, at the end of World War I, the name was changed to 'Associazione Calcio Mantova'. The name was changed again four times: 1934 to 'Mantova Sportiva', 1945 at the
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: Associazioni Calcio Riunite Messina Società
Sportiva Dilettantistica
NICKNAMES: Giallorossi (Club Colours - Yellow-red), Biancoscudati (Club
Coat-of-arms - Whiteshielded, a white shield), Peloritani (Peloritans - After the mountain chain Peloritani that over shadows the city of Messina).
HISTORY: A club with a long history of mergers, it was founded on the 1 December 1900 as 'Messina Football Club' but the great 1908 Messina earthquake killed a lot of their players and in 1910 the club was taken over by the newly founded 'Società Ginnastica Garibaldi'.  It was soon disbanded in 1914 due
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)

SCORERS
No Messina player ever scored
in Azzurro
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 October 1994 as 'Empire Soccer Club' but a year later the name was changed to 'MetroStars'. On the 9 March 2006 the name was changed to 'Red Bull New York' after a change of ownership.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Supporters' Shield, 3 - 2013, 2015, 2018.
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 (An abbreviation of the last part of the name,
meaning ancient settlement or a pre-Saxon fort situated on slightly elevated
land close to the Tees). Smoggies (People from Teesside, north east England,
an abbreviation of 'smog monster' in view of the industrial nature of the area).
HISTORY: Founded in 1876 by the 'Middlesbrough Cricket Club' players to stay fit during the winter. In 1889 the club split over a dispute and several members formed the 'Middlesbrough Ironopolis'. In 1892 both clubs tried to merge again as the 'Middlesbrough and Ironopolis Football and Athletic Club' but the English Federation did not accepted the merge and both clubs went their separate
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 2018
NICKNAMES: Gialloblu (Club Colours - Yellow-Blues), Canarini (Canaries -
due to the yellow shirt colours like the coat of the birds), Geminiani (Geminians -
after the 4th century Christian Bishop of Modena Saint Gimignano)
HISTORY: Founded on the 5 April 1912 as 'Modena Football Club' after
the merger of 'Associazione Studentesca del Calcio' (founded in 1910) and 'Audax Foot Ball Club' (founded in 1912). In 1935, due to a law that outlawed non-Italian words in titles, the name was changed to 'Modena Calcio' and in 1944 to 'Gruppo
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
NICKNAMES: Rossoneri (Club Colours - Red-Blacks), Il Diavolo (Club Mascot -
The Devil), Casciavit (Screwdriver - referring to the club's working class fan base).
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' due to a law that outlawed non-Italian words in titles. After World War II, in 1945 the word 'Milan' returned in the name instead of 'Milano' to 'Associazione Calcio Milan' but in 1962 the name was changed to 'Milan
CITY: Milano
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 104    GAMES: 1418    SCORERS: 37     GOALS: 127
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)
33   DONNARUMMA Gianluigi - G, 2016(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
12   ROMAGNOLI Alessio - D, 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     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 Alberico - 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     CALABRIA Davide - D, 2020(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     FLORENZI Alessandro - D, 2021
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)
1     TONALI Sandro - M, 2020
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
2   ROMAGNOLI Alessio
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
BELLANOVA Raoul - D
BIGON Alberto - M
BONIZZONI Giuseppe - D
CERCI Alessio - M
COMPIANI Luigi A. - G
GALDERISI Giuseppe - A
GALLI Filippo - D
LAPADULA Gianluca - A(o)
LOCATELLI Manuel - M
MORETTI Giovanni - M
PASTORE Pietro - A
PLIZZARI Alessandro - G
ROSSI Sebastiano - G
SALA Luigi - D


MONACO
FULL NAME: Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club
NICKNAMES: Les Rouge et Blanc (Club Colours - The Red and Whites,
Les Monégasques - The People from Monaco)
HISTORY: Founded on the 23 August 1924 through the merger of five
clubs - 'Swimming Club', 'Monaco Sports', 'A.S. Beausoleil', Étoile de
Monaco' and 'Riviera A.C.'.
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.Coppa Charles Drago,1 - 1961.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Coppa delle Alpi, 3 - 1979, 1983, 1984.
CITY: Principality of Monaco (France)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERS: 3GAMES: 8SCORERS: 1GOALS: 1
CAPTAINS: 0CAPTAINED GAMES: 0
PLAYERS
4 EL SHAARAWY Stephan - A, 2015
3 ROMA Flavio - G, 2005(d)
1 PELLEGRI Pietro - A, 2020(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
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
to World War I but again refounded in 1919 as 'Unione Sportiva Messinese'. In 1922 it merged twice with two other clubs, in October with 'Societa Sportiva Umberto I' to create 'Unione Sportiva Messinese Umberto I' 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 taken over by the 'Unione Sportiva Messinese' that was refounded again in 1923. In 1928 the club changed its name to 'Associazione Calcio Messina' but was declared bankrupt in 1941, however a new club was immediately refounded under the name 'Unione Sportiva Mario Passamonte', a former Messina player who died during the war. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the club merged with 'Unione Sportiva Arsenale' (founded in 1944) and 'Unione Sportiva Peloro' (founded in 1919) to create 'Associazione Sportiva Messina'. A year later the club merged with 'Associazione Calcio Gazzi' (founded in 1928) to recreate the 'Associazione Calcio Messina'. Some dissident players and officials were not happy with the previous merger and formed a new club, the 'Unione Sportiva Giostra', but after just two seasons, in 1947, they remerged to create the  'Associazione Calcio Riunite Messina'. In 1993 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately refounded as 'Associazione Sportiva Messina'. A year later it merged with two other clubs 'Villafranca' and 'Tremestieri' under the name 'Unione Sportiva Peloro' and in 1997 the name was changed to 'Football Club Messina Peloro'. In 2008 the club was again declared bankrupt but was again refounded as 'Associazione Calcio Rinascita Messina' but in 2014 the name was changed to 'Associazioni Calcio Riunite Messina 1947'. In 2017 the club was disbanded by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and refounded under the name 'Associazione Calcio Rilancio Messina Società Sportiva Dilettantistica', a name that was changed to the current one in 2019.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Stella d'Argento al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1979.
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
Associazione Calcio'. In 2003 the name returned to 'Associazione Calcio Milan'.
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, 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.Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 2008.    Stella d'Oro al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1970.
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. Six Milan players became European Champions with the Azzurri: 1968 - Angelo ANQUILLETTI, Giovanni LODETTI, Pierino PRATI, Gianni RIVERA, Roberto ROSATO and 2020 - Gianluigi DONNARUMA; 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). Gianluigi DONNARUMA won the the EURO 2020 Best Player of the Tournament award, the only goalkeeper and only Azzurri player to win this award. 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.
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
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:  Sky Blues (Club Colours), City (Second part of the name
that differentiate them from their city rivals - Manchester United), The Citizens
(The people from the city).
HISTORY: The club was refounded in 1894 under the current name after originally it was founded in 1880 as 'St. Mark's (West Gorton)' but changed the name in 1887 to 'Ardwick Association Football Club'.
NATIONAL HONOURS: English Champions, 6 - 1936/37, 1967/68, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19.League Cup, 7 - 1970, 1976, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.FA Cup, 6 - 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011, 2019.Charity Shield, 6 - 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012, 2018, 2019.
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
Alessio
ROMAGNOLI
Omero
TOGNON
Riccardo
MONTOLIVO
Mattia
DE SCIGLIO
Francesco
COCO
Sandro
SALVADORE
MANCHESTER UNITED
FULL NAME: Manchester United Football Club.
NICKNAMES: The Red Devils (Club Colours and Mascot).
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 club was declared bankrupt but was refounded immediately with the current name.
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
end of World War II returned to 'Associazione Calcio Mantova', 1956 to 'Associazione Calcio Ozo Mantova' and 1961 returned again to 'Associazione Calcio Mantova'. The club was declared bankrupt in 1983 and in 1994 but on both occasions it was refounded, in 1983 as 'Nuova Associazione Calcio Mantova' and in 1994 as 'Mantova Calcio 1994'. In 2002 the club returned yet again to the name 'Associazione Calcio Mantova'. In 2010 it was declared bankrupt for the third time but again was immediately refounded as 'Mantova Football Club'. In 2017 the name was changed to 'Mantova 1911 Società Sportiva Dilettantistica' and in 2020 to the current name.
HONOURS: Nil.
ways ('Middlesbrough Ironopolis' was dissolved in 1894).  In 1888 it was one of the founding members of the English Football League.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Football League Cup, 1 - 2003/04.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Scottish Cup, 1 - 1976.Kirin Cup, 1 - 1980.
Sportivo Modena'. After World War II, in 1945, the name returned to 'Modena Football Club'. In 1957, in view of financial difficulties, the name was changed to 'Zenit Modena Football Club' to include the name of a sponsor. But this lasted until 1959 when the club returned again to the original name 'Modena Football Club'. In 2017 the club was declared bankrupt but was immediately re-founded as 'Pro Modena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica'. However, the name was again changed twice, in 2018 to 'Modena Football Club 2018 Società Sportiva Dilettantistica' and in 2019 to the current name.
NATIONAL HONOURS: Stella d'Argento al Merito Sportivo, 1 - 1989.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 2 - 1981, 1982.
FULL NAME: Associazione Calcio Monza
NICKNAMES: Biancorossi (Club Colours - White-Reds), Brianzoli (from Brianza -
the area with its own dialect in the western part of the Lombardy Province, including Monza),
Bagaj (People with the Brianza dialect).
HISTORY: Founded on the 1 September 1912 as 'Monza Foot Ball Club', a year later it merged with 'Pro Monza' and 'Juventus' (both founded in 1910) 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 re-founded with the name 'Associazione Calcio Monza Brianza 1912', but in 2015 the club again went bankrupt and was immediately re-founded as 'Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Monza 1912'. However a year later the name was change again to 'Società Sportiva Monza 1912' and in 2019 the current name was adapted.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS: Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 - 1976.
Luca
ANTONELLI
Alberigo
EVANI
Bruno
MORA