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Four lists about the Oriundi and Naturalized players in Azzurro showing their Appearances, Goals and Captained Games together with all the Oriundi who played with two National Teams
LEGEND: Nr.of Games, Surname, Name, Position, Date of Debute, Club, Games from Club, Oriundo: Home country.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.

DESCRIPTION OF CITIZENSHIP AND REPRESENTATION: Citizenship and Nationality is the legal status of a person with a nation, obtained either automatically by being born in that nation or by acquisition after satisfying certain obligations. Such obligations vary from country to another, but normally a person must either have lived in that country for a number of pre-set years or become legaly married to a citizen from that country or have a direct ancestry through his parents or grandparents from that country owing to the 'jus sanguinis', meaning the 'right of blood'. Some countries require a mixture of these two or three obligations mentioned above. Dual citizenship is possible when a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time, because he was born in a country but qualify through acquisition for the citizenship of another. Since its inception in 1905, FIFA requires football players to be a citizen of the country they are representing by playing in its National Team or has direct ancestral ties with the same country that would lead to citizenship. In 1964 FIFA ruled that a player could not represent more than one country in his career. However, an exception is granted to players who have dual citizenship, whereby a player can change his representation from one National Team to another if he has not played a competitive match in the same category (Under 17, Under 21, Senior, etc) with his original National Team. This can be done only after applying and obtaining permission from FIFA. 

DESCRIPTION OF ORIUNDI: Oriundo is an Italian word (coming from the Spanish language meaning 'originally from') used both in Italy and Spain to describe an immigrant of native ancestry. It is generally used for football players with dual citizenship who were born in another county but to parents whose ancestors had emigrated from Italy years before and have now immigrated back to Italy. Thus, Oriundi players qualify easily to represent their ancestral country (Italy) rather than their native country (where they were born) when playing with a national team. This was widely used between the 1920's and 1960's by Italy and Spain, but in the last thirty years it is also widely used by other countries that have a long history of colonization, like England, Netherlands, France and Portugal (although these players are not always called Oriundi in these countries). The word Oriundi started to be used in the 1950's, before, these players were called 'Rimpatriati', meaning 'repatriated persons'. In pre-World War II Italy, the Oriundi had automatic dual citizenship, thus making it very easy for them to play with the Azzurri. Immigrants not of Italian ancestry and native Italians who happen to be born abroad are not considered Oriundi. An Oriundo player is not called an Italian player but Italo + the name of their native country, example Italo-Argentine or Italo-Brazilian. 

Players in RED are Naturalized players.
DESCRIPTION OF NATURALIZED: A Naturalized player was not born in Italy but acquired his Italian citizenship and nationality after a minimum of five years in residence in Italy or is legaly married to an Italian citizen, thus having dual citizenship. Today naturalization is widely being used by a lot of countries who have a high volume of immigration like Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Sweden. Immigrants of Italian ancestry or extraction (one of the parents or grandparents is Italian), children of immigrants who are born in Italy and native Italians who happen to be born abroad are not considered Naturalized citizens. Naturalized players, like the Oriundi are not called Italian players but Italo + the name of their native country, example Italo-Argentine or Italo-Brazilian. One most point out that although totally different, Naturalized players are sometimes also called Oriundi in everyday talk in Italy.

1. Mauro G. CAMORANESI
Italo-Argentine
(Juventus)
55 Games, 5 Goals
Most Azzurro games
by an Oriundo
Most Azzurro games by an
Italo-Argentine Oriundo
55 CAMORANESI Mauro German (MF) 12-02-2003 (Juventus 55) Oriundo: Argentina

52 JORGINHO Jorge Luiz (MF) 24-03-2016 (Napoli 8, Chelsea 38, Arsenal 6) Oriundo: Brazil

35 ORSI Raimondo (AT) 01-12-1929 (Juventus 35) Oriundo: Argentina

30 MOTTA Thiago (MF) 09-02-2011 (Inter 6, Paris Saint Germain 24) Oriundo: Brazil

29 EMERSON Palmieri D.S. (DF) 10-09-2018 (Roma 0, Chelsea 19, Olympique Lyon 8, West Ham United 2)
                                                                                                                                                              Oriundo: Brazil

26 ANDREOLO Michele (MF) 17-05-1936 (Bologna 26) Oriundo: Uruguay
26 EDER Citadin Martins (AT) 28-03-2015 (Sampdoria 8, Inter 18) Oriundo: Brazil

18 MONTI Luisito (MF) 27-11-1932 (Juventus 18) Oriundo: Argentina

17 LIBONATTI Julio (AT) 28-10-1926 (Torino 17) Oriundo: Argentina

14 OSVALDO Pablo Daniel (AT) 11-10-2011 (Roma 9, Southampton 4, Juventus 1, Inter 0) Oriundo: Argentina
14 TOLOI Rafael (DF) 31-03-2021 (Atalanta 14) Oriundo: Brazil

13 DEMARIA Attilio (MF) 27-11-1932 (Inter 13) Oriundo: Argentina

12 MONTUORI Miguel (MF) 15-02-1956 (Fiorentina 12) Oriundo: Argentina/Chile

11 CESARINI Renato (MF) 25-01-1931 (Juventus 11) Oriundo: Argentina

10 GUAITA Enrico (AT) 11-02-1934 (Roma 10) Oriundo: Argentina

9 MOSCARDINI Giovanni (AT) 06-11-1921 (Lucchese 8, Pisa 1) Oriundo: Scotland
9 SIVORI Omar E. (MF) 25-04-1961 (Juventus 9) Oriundo: Argentina

8 LOJACONO Francisco R. (MF) 28-02-1959 (Fiorentina 5, Roma 3) Oriundo: Argentina

7 SORMANI Angelo B. (AT) 07-06-1962 (Mantova 6, Roma 1) Oriundo: Brazil

6 ALTAFINI Jose (AT) 15-10-1961 (Milan 6) Oriundo: Brazil
6 GUARISI Anfilogino (MF) 14-02-1932 (Lazio 6) Oriundo: Brazil
6 RETEGUI Mateo (AT) 23-03-2023 (Atletico Tigre 3, Genoa 3) Oriundo: Argentina

5 FACCIO Riccardo (MF) 24-03-1935 (Inter 5) Oriundo: Uruguay
5 GHIGGIA Alcide (MF) 26-05-1957 (Roma 5) Oriundo: Uruguay

4 SCHIAFFINO Juan A. (MF) 05-12-1954 (Milan 4) Oriundo: Uruguay

3 FIRMANI Edwing (AT) 11-11-1956 (Sampdoria 3) Oriundo: S.Africa/England
3 PALETTA Gabriel Alejandro (DF) 05-03-2014 (Parma 3) Oriundo: Argentina
3 RICAGNI Eduardo (MF) 13-12-1953 (Juventus 2, Milan 1) Oriundo: Argentina
3 SANSONE Raffaele (MF) 20-03-1932 (Bologna 3) Oriundo: Uruguay

2 AEBI Ermanno (MF) 18-01-1920 (Inter 2) Oriundo: Switzerland
2 ANGELILLO Antonio V. (MF) 10-12-1960 (Inter 1, Roma 1) Oriundo: Argentina
2 FEDULLO Francesco (MF) 14-02-1932 (Bologna 2) Oriundo: Uruguay
2 MASCHERONI Ernesto (DF) 17-02-1935 (Inter 2) Oriundo: Uruguay
2 MASCHIO Humberto (MF) 05-05-1962 (Atalanta 2) Oriundo: Argentina
2 SALLUSTRO Attila (AT) 01-12-1929 (Napoli 2) Oriundo: Paraguay
2 VAZQUEZ Franco Damian (MF) 31-03-2015 (Palermo 2) Oriundo: Argentina

1 AMAURI Carvalho de Oliveira (AT) 10-08-2010 (Juventus 1) Naturalized: Brazil
1 DA COSTA Dino (AT) 15-01-1958 (Roma 1) Oriundo: Brazil
1 FANTONI Ottavio (MF) 25-03-1934 (Lazio 1) Oriundo: Brazil
1 JOAO PEDRO Geraldino (AT) 24-03-2022 (Cagliari 1) Oriundo: Brazil
1 LEDESMA Cristian Daniel (MF) 17-11-2010 (Lazio 1) Naturalized: Argentina
1 LUIZ FELIPE Ramos (DF) 14-06-2022 ((Lazio 1, Real Betis 0) Oriundo: Brazil
1 MARTINO Rinaldo (MF) 30-11-1949 (Juventus 1) Oriundo: Argentina
1 PESAOLA Bruno (MF) 26-05-1957 (Napoli 1) Oriundo: Argentina
1 PORTA Roberto (MF) 24-11-1935 (Inter 1) Oriundo: Uruguay
1 PURICELLI Ettore (AT) 12-11-1939 (Bologna 1) Oriundo: Uruguay/Argentina
1 SCHELOTTO Ezequiel (MF) 15-08-2012 (Atalanta 1) Oriundo: Argentina
1 SCOPELLI Alessandro (MF) 17-02-1935 (Roma 1) Oriundo: Argentina

0 BOGLIETTI Romolo (MF) - (U.S.Torinese 0) Oriundo: Argentina
0 LAPADULA Gianluca (AT) - (Milan 0) Oriundo: Peru
0 ROMULO Souza O. C. (MF) - (Verona 0) Oriundo: Brazil
0 SERNAGIOTTO Pedro (MF) - (Juventus 0) Oriundo: Brazil

GAMES:
GOALS:
15 LIBONATTI Julio (AT) (Torino 15) Oriundo: Argentina

13 ORSI Raimondo (AT) (Juventus 13) Oriundo: Argentina

8 SIVORI Omar E. (MF) (Juventus 8) Oriundo: Argentina

7 MOSCARDINI Giovanni (AT) (Lucchese 5, Pisa 2) Oriundo: Scotland

6 EDER Citadin Martins (AT) (Sampdoria 2, Inter 4) Oriundo: Brazil

5 ALTAFINI Jose (AT) (Milan 5) Oriundo: Brazil
5 CAMORANESI Mauro German (MF) (Juventus 5) Oriundo: Argentina
5 GUAITA Enrico (AT) (Roma 5) Oriundo: Argentina
5 JORGINHO Jorge Luiz (MF) (Napoli 0, Chelsea 5) Oriundo: Brazil
5 LOJACONO Francisco R. (MF) (Fiorentina 3, Roma 2) Oriundo: Argentina

4 OSVALDO Pablo Daniel (AT) (Roma 3, Southampton 1, Juventus 0) Oriundo: Argentina
4 RETEGUI Mateo (AT) (Atletico Tigre 2, Genoa 2) Oriundo: Argentina

3 AEBI Ermanno (MF) (Inter 3) Oriundo: Switzerland
3 CESARINI Renato (MF) (Juventus 3) Oriundo: Argentina
3 DEMARIA Attilio (MF) (Inter 3) Oriundo: Argentina
3 FEDULLO Francesco (MF) (Bologna 3) Oriundo: Uruguay

2 FIRMANI Edwing (AT) (Sampdoria 2) Oriundo: S.Africa/England
2 MONTUORI Miguel (MF) (Fiorentina 2) Oriundo: Argentina/Chile
2 RICAGNI Eduardo (MF) (Juventus 2, Milan 0) Oriundo: Argentina
2 SORMANI Angelo B. (AT) (Mantova 2, Roma 0) Oriundo: Brazil

1 ANDREOLO Michele (MF) (Bologna 1) Oriundo: Uruguay
1 ANGELILLO Antonio V. (MF) (Inter 0, Roma 1) Oriundo: Argentina
1 DA COSTA Dino (AT) (Roma 1) Oriundo: Brazil
1 GHIGGIA Alcide (MF) (Roma 1) Oriundo: Uruguay
1 GUARISI Anfilogino (MF) (Lazio 1) Oriundo: Brazil
1 MONTI Luisito (MF) (Juventus 1) Oriundo: Argentina
1 MOTTA Thiago (MF) (Inter 1, Paris Saint Germain 0) Oriundo: Brazil
1 PURICELLI Ettore (AT) (Bologna 1) Oriundo: Uruguay/Argentina
1 SALLUSTRO Attila (AT) (Napoli 1) Oriundo: Paraguay
CAPTAINS:
2 MONTUORI Miguel (MF) (Fiorentina 2) Oriundo: Argentina/Chile

1 JORGINHO Jorge Luiz (MF) (Napoli 0, Chelsea 1) Oriundo: Brazil
6. Michele ANDREOLO
Italo-Uruguaian
(Bologna)
26 Games, 1 Goal
Most Azzurro games by an Italo-Uruguaian Oriundo
Giovanni MOSCARDINI
Italo-Scotish
(Lucchese & Pisa)
9 Games, 7 Goals
Only Italo-Scotish Oriundo
in Azzurro
Edwing FIRMANI
Italo-South African/English
(Sampdoria)
3 Games, 2 Goals
Only Italo-South African/English Oriundo in Azzurro
Attila SALLUSTRO
Italo-Paraguayan
(Napoli)
2 Games, 1 Goal
Only Italo-Paraguayan
Oriundo in Azzurro
LEGEND: Nr.of Goals, Surname, Name, Position, Club, Goals from Club, Oriundo: Home country.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Diffender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
LEGEND: Nr.of Games as Captain, Surname, Name, Position, Club, Captain from Club, Oriundo: Home country.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Diffender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
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ORIUNDI WHO PLAYED FOR TWO NATIONAL TEAMS:
LIBONATTI Julio (AT)

ORSI Raimondo (AT)


CESARINI Renato (MF)

DEMARIA Attilio (MF)

GUARISI Anfilogino (MF)

MONTI Luisito (MF)

GUAITA Enrico (AT)


MASCHERONI Ernesto (DF)


PORTA Roberto (MF)

SCOPELLI Alessandro (MF)


MARTINO Rinaldo (MF)

SCHIAFFINO Juan A. (MF)

GHIGGIA Alcide (MF)

ANGELILLO Antonio V. (MF)

ALTAFINI Jose (AT)


SIVORI Omar E. (MF)

MASCHIO Humberto (MF)

MOTTA Thiago (MF)

VAZQUEZ Franco D. (MF)

LAPADULA Gianluca (AT)
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, Years in Azzurro, Games in Azzurro, Goals in Azzurro, Other National Team, Years with other National team, Games with other National team, Goals with other National team, Flag of other National team.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Diffender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
Argentina - 1919-1922, gm 15 / gl 8

Argentina - 1924-1928, gm 12 / gl 3
Argentina - 1936, gm 1 / gl 0

Argentina - 1926, gm 2 / gl 1

Argentina - 1930-1931, gm 13 / gm 5

Brazil (as Filó) - 1925-?, gm 1+ / gl 1+

Argentina - 1924-1931, gm 16 / gl 5

Argentina - 1933, gm 3 / gl 1
Argentina - 1937, gm 1 / gl 0

Uruguay - 1930-1934 / 1936-1939
Uruguay - Total: gm 12 / gl 0

Uruguay - 1937-1945, gm 34 / gl 14

Argentina - 1929-1933 / 1936-1937
Argentina - Total: gm 8 / gl 4

Argentina - 1942-1948, gm 20 / gl 15

Uruguay - 1946-1954, gm 21 / gl 8

Uruguay - 1950-1952, gm 12 / gl 4

Argentina - 1956-1960, gm 11 / gl 11

Brazil (as Mazzola) - 1957-1958,
  gm 8 / gl 4

Argentina - 1956-1957, gm 19 / gl 9

Argentina - 1956-1957, gm 12 / gl 12

Brazil - 2003, gm 2 / gl 0

Argentina - 2018, gm 3 / gl 0

Peru - 2020, gm 31 / gl 9
1926-1931, gm 17 / gl 15

1929-1935, gm 35 / gl 13


1931-1934, gm 11 / gl 3

1932-1940, gm 13 / gl 3

1932-1934, gm 6 / gl 1

1932-1936, gm 18 / gl 1

1934-1935, gm 10 / gl 5


1935, gm 2 / gl 0


1935, gm 1 / gl 0

1935, gm 1 / gl 0


1949, gm 1 / gl 0

1954-1958, gm 4 / gl 0

1957-1959, gm 5 / gl 1

1960-1961, gm 2 / gl 1

1961-1962, gm 6 / gl 5


1961-1962, gm 9 / gl 8

1962, gm 2 / gl 0

2011-2016, gm 30 / gl 1

2015, gm 2 / gl 0

2016, Unused Call-Ups 2
8. Luisito MONTI
Italo-Argentine
(Juventus)
18 Games, 1 Goal

12. Attilio DEMARIA
Italo-Argentine
(Inter)
13 Games, 3 Goals

14. Renato CESARINI
Italo-Argentine
(Juventus)
11 Games, 3 Goals
Ernesto MASCHERONI
Italo-Uruguaian
(Inter)
2 Games
First Uruguaian Oriundo to
play with both Uruguay
and Italy - 1935
Anfilogino GUARISI
Italo-Brazilian
(Lazio)
6 Games, 1 Goal
First Italo-Brazilian Oriundo
in Azzurro - 1932
First Brazilian Oriundo to play with both Brazil and Italy - 1932
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Francesco FEDULLO
Italo-Uruguaian
(Bologna)
2 Games, 3 Goals
First Italo-Uruguaian Oriundo
in Azzurro - 1932
15. Enrico GUAITA
Italo-Argentine
(Roma)
10 Games, 5 Goals
2. Jorge Luiz JORGINHO
Italo-Brazilian
(Napol, Chelsea & Arsenal)
52 Games, 5 Goals, 1 Captain
Most games in Azzurro by an Oriundo from a Foreign Club
Second Oriundo Scorer in
Azzurro from a Foreign Club
Most Azzurro Oriundo
Goals from a Foreign Club
Second Oriundo Azzurro Captain
Only Oriundo Azzurro Captain from a Foreign Club
Most Azzurro games by an
Italo-Brazilian Oriundo
3. Raimondo ORSI
Italo-Argentine
(Juventus)
35 Games, 13 Goals
First Oriundo to play with his native country before and after playing in Azzurro - 1936
4. Thiago MOTTA
Italo-Brazilian
(Inter & Paris Saint Germain)
30 Games, 1 Goal
First Oriundo to play in Azzurro from a Foreign Club - 2012
6. Citadin M. EDER
Italo-Brazilian
(Sampdoria & Inter)
26 Games, 6 Goals
9. Julio LIBONATTI
Italo-Argentine
(Torino)
17 Games, 15 Goals
First Italo-Argentine Oriundo
in Azzurro - 1926
Most Oriundo Goals in Azzurro
First Oriundo to play with two National teams - 1926
First Argentinian to play with both Argentina and Italy - 1926
10. Pablo D. OSVALDO
Italo-Argentine
(Roma, Southampton & Juventus)
14 Games, 4 Goals
Oriundo who played from most different clubs in Azzurro
First Oriundo Scorer in Azzurro from a Foreign Club - 2013
13. Miguel MONTUORI
Italo-Argentine/Chilean
(Fiorentina)
12 Games, 2 Goals, 2 Captain
First Coloured Oriundo
in Azzurro - 1956
Only Coloured Oriundo to score in Azzurro
First Oriundo Azzurro
Captain - 1959
Most Oriundo Captained Games in Azzurro
Only Coloured Oriundo Captain in Azzurro
Only Italo-Argentinian/Chilean Oriundo in Azzurro
10. Rafael TOLOI
Italo-Brazilian
(Atalanta)
14 Games, 0 Goals
Ermanno AEBI
Italo-Swiss
(Inter)
2 Games, 3 Goals
First Oriundo in Azzurro - 1920
First Oriundo Goal in Azzurro
1920
Only Italo-Swiss Oriundo in Azzurro
Ettore PURICELLI
Italo-Uruguaian/Argentine
(Bologna)
1 Game, 1 Goal
Only Italo-Uruguaian/Argentine Oriundo in Azzurro
Franco D. VAZQUEZ
Italo-Argentine
(Palermo)
2 Games, 0 Goals
Last Azzurro Oriundo to
play with two National teams
2018
Romolo BOGLIETTI
Italo-Argentine
(U.S.Torinese)
0 Games, 0 Goals
First Unused Call-up Oriundo who never played in Azzurro
1921
Pedro SERNAGIOTTO
Italo-Brazilian
(Juventus)
0 Games, 0 Goals
Second Unused Call-up Oriundo who never played in Azzurro
Souza O. C. ROMULO
Italo-Brazilian
(Verona)
0 Games, 0 Goals
Third Unused Call-up Oriundo
who never played in Azzurro
Gianluca LAPADULA
Italo-Peruvian
(Milan)
0 Games, 0 Goals
Only Italo-Peruvian Oriundo
in Azzurro
Fourth Unused Call-up Oriundo who never played in Azzurro
Latest Oriundo to be called-up
by two National teams
Only Oriundo with Unused
Call-ups in Azzurro and to play
with the other National team
Latest Unused Call-up Oriundo
who never played in Azzurro
Carvalho de Oliveira
AMAURI
Italo-Brazilian
(Juventus)
1 Game, 0 Goals
First Naturalized Player
in Azzurro - 2010
First Italo-Brazilian Naturalized player in Azzurro - 2010
Cristian D. LEDESMA
Italo-Argentine
(Lazio)
1 Games, 0 Goals
Second Naturalized Player
in Azzurro
Only Italo-Argentine
Naturalized player in Azzurro
JOAO PEDRO Geraldino
Italo-Brazilian
(Cagliari)
1 Game, 0 Goals
Third Naturalized player
in Azzurro
Second Italo-Brazilian
Naturalized player in Azzurro
Only Coloured Naturalized
Player in Azzurro
Latest Naturalized Azzurro
5. D.S. Palmieri EMERSON
Italo-Brazilian
(Chelsea, Olympique Lyon
& West Ham United)
29 Games, 0 Goals
Most Games in Azzurro by a Coloured Oriundo
Oriundo who played from most different clubs in Azzurro
Most Games by an Oriundo who played in Azzurro only from a Foreign Club.
Only Oriundo to play in Azzurro from three Foreign Clubs
RETEGUI Mateo
(Atletico Tigre & Genoa)
6 Games, 4 Goals
Latest Oriundo in Azzurro