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Returning Azzurri, Azzurri born outside Italy, Oriundi Azzurri born in Italy, Coloured Azzurri, Azzurri who
played against Italy & with two Nations and Azzurri MPs
Felice P. BOREL
(Juventus)
Only Azzurro born in France
Luigi CEVENINI
(Inter)
First Azzurro Returning Club
Giuseppe WILSON
(Lazio)
First Azzurro born in England
Eugenio MOSSO
(Torino)
First Azzurro born outside Italy
First Azzurro born in Argentina
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Attila SALLUSTRO
(Napoli)
Only Azzurro born in Paraguay
Giovanni MOSCARDINI
(Lucchese & Pisa)
Only Azzurro born in Scotland
First Oriundo Azzurro born outside Italy
Alfonso NEGRO
(Fiorentina)
First Azzurro born
in the U.S.A.
Claudio GENTILE
(Juventus)
Only Azzurro born in Libia
Roberto DI MATTEO
(Lazio & Chelsea)
Only Azzurro born in Switzerland
Luigi VERCELLI
(Novese)
First Azzurro born in Uruguay
Daniele ZORATTO
(Parma)
Only Azzurro born
in Luxemburg
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, Date of Debut - Club: Total Games, Total Goals, Total Captain.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
COLOURED PLAYERS IN AZZURRO:
MONTUORI Miguel (MF) 15-02-1956 - Fiorentina: Games 12, Goals 2, Captain 2, Oriundo: Argentina/Chile
LIVERANI Fabio (MF) 25-04-2001 - Games 3 (Perugia 2, Fiorentina 1), Goals 0, Captain 0
FERRARI Matteo (DF) 20-11-2002 - Parma: Games 11, Goals 0, Captain 0
SANTACROCE Fabiano (DF) Unused Call-Up: 2 (Napoli 2) Games: 0
BALOTELLI Mario Barwuah (AT) 10-08-2010 - Games 36 (Inter 1, Manchester City 15, Liverpool 0, Milan 17, Nice 3)
     Goals 14 (Inter 0, Manchester City 5, Liverpool 0, Milan 8, Nice 1), Captain 0
OGBONNA Angelo Obonze (DF) 11-11-2011 - Games 13 (Torino 6, Juventus 4, West Ham United 3),
Goals 0, Captain 0
OKAKA CHUKA Stefano (AT) 18-11-2014 - Games 4 (Sampdoria 1, Anderlecht 3), Goals 1 (Sampdoria 1,
Anderlecht 0), Captain 0
ADJAPONG Claud (DF) Training Stage 1 (Sassuolo 1) Games 0
EMERSON Dos Santos Palmieri (DF) 10-09-2018 - Games 25 (Roma 0, Chelsea 19, Olympique Lyon 6),
        Goals 0, Captain 0, Oriundo: Brazil
KEAN Moise Bioty (AT) 20-11-2018 - Games 12 (Juventus 6, Everton 5, Paris St Germain 1),
  Goals 4 (Juventus 4, Everton 0, Paris St Germain 0), Captain 0
GOZZI Paolo Iweru (DF) Training Stage 1 (Juventus 1) Games 0
SALCEDO MORA Eddy A. (AT) Training Stage 1 (Inter 1) Games 0

Angelo O. OGBONNA
(Torino)
Sixth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Matteo FERRARI
(Parma)
Third Coloured Player in Azzurro
Only Azzurro born in Algeria
Fabio LIVERANI
(Perugia)
Second Coloured Player in Azzurro
First non-Oriundo Coloured Player in Azzurro
Miguel MONTUORI
(Fiorentina)
First Coloured Player and Scorer in Azzurro
Only Coloured Captain in Azzurro
First Coloured Oriundo Azzurro First Coloured Oriundo born outside Italy

LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, Date of Game, Type of Game, Opponents of Azzurri with whom the Azzurro played, Final Score.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
AZZURRI PLAYERS WHO PLAYED AGAINST ITALY:
CHINAGLIA Giorgio (AT) 23-05-1976, USA Bicentennial Cup - Italy vs TEAM AMERICA: 4-0

PAGLIUCA Gianluca (GK) 16-12-1998, FIGC Centenary Friendly - Italy vs FIFA WORLD STARS: 6-2

Gianluca PAGLIUCA
Second Azzurro Player to play against the Azzurri
Giorgio CHINAGLIA
First Azzurro Player to play against the Azzurri
Carvalho O. AMAURI
(Juventus)
First Naturalized Azzurro born outside Italy
Only Naturalized Azzurro born in Brazil
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Ermanno AEBI
(Inter)
Only Azzurro Swiss Oriundo born in Italy
First Azzurro Oriundo born in Italy
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, Date of Debut, Club, Games - CAPS: Returning Club
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
AZZURRI PLAYERS WHO RETURNED TO THEIR CLUB IN AZZURRO:
CEVENINI Luigi (MF) 31-01-1915 - INTER 7, Novese 4, INTER 15, Juvnetus 3
SANTAMARIA Aristodemo E. (MF) 31-01-1915 - Andrea Doria 0, GENOA 3, Novese 6, GENOA 2
BELLINI Delfio (DF) 23-11-1924 - GENOA 1, Inter 5, GENOA 2
FERRARIO Rino (MF) 18-05-1952 - JUVENTUS 5, Inter 1, JUVENTUS 4
CANNAVARO Fabio (DF) 22-01-1997 - Parma 61, Inter 19, JUVENTUS 20, Real Madrid 26, JUVENTUS 10
SANTON Davide (DF) 06-06-2009 - INTER 6, Cesena 1, Newcastle United 1, INTER 0
MATRI Alessandro (AT) 29-03-2011 - JUVENTUS 5, Genoa 1, JUVENTUS 1
IMMOBILE Ciro (AT) 05-03-2014 - TORINO 4, Borussia Dortmund 8, Sevilla 0, TORINO 3, Lazio 39
BONUCCI Leonardo (DF) 03-03-2010 - Bari 2, JUVENTUS 68, Milan 10, JUVENTUS 34
CRISCITO Domenico (DF) 12-08-2009 - GENOA 15, Zenith St Petersburg 9, GENOA 2
QUAGLIARELLA Fabio (AT) 28-03-2007 - SAMPDORIA 3, Udinese 12, Napoli 7, Juventus 3, Torino 0,SAMPDORIA 3
BIRAGHI Cristiano (DF) 07-09-2018 - FIORENTINA 5, Inter 2, FIORENTINA 4
CALDARA Mattia (DF) 01-06-2018 - ATALANTA 1, Milan 1, ATALANTA 0
EL SHAARAWY Stephan (AT) 15-08-2012 - Milan 13, Monaco 4, ROMA 6, Shangai S 5, ROMA 1
KEAN Moise B. (AT) 20-11-2018 - JUVENTUS 3, Everton 5, Paris St Germain 1, JUVENTUS 3

Aristodemo E. SANTAMARIA
(Genoa)
Second Azzurro Returning Club
Rino FERRARIO
(Juventus)
Fourth Azzurro Returning Club
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, City of Birth, Date of Debut - Total Games, Total Goals, Total Captain (Clubs).
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
AZZURRI BORN OUTSIDE ITALY:
MOSSO Eugenio (MF) MENDOZA, 05-04-1914 - Games 1 (Torino)
LOVATI Cesare (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 18-01-1920 - Games 6 (Milan)
BADINI Emilio (MF) ROSARIO, 31-08-1920 -  Games 2, Goals 1 (Bologna)
ROMANO Felice (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 06-11-1921 - Games 5 (Reggiana)
ARGENTINA

BOREL Felice P. (AT) NICE, 20-10-1933 - Games 3, Goals 1 (Juventus)

FRANCE

DI MATTEO Roberto (MF) SCIAFFUSA, 16-11-1994 -  Games 34, Goals 2 (Lazio, Chelsea)

SWITZERLAND

FERRARI Matteo (DF) AFLOU, 20-11-2002 - Games 11 (Parma)

ALGERIA

GENTILE Claudio (DF) TRIPOLI, 19-04-1975 - Games 71, Goals 1, Captain 1 (Juventus)

LIBIA

NEGRO Alfonso (MF) BROOKLYN, 10-08-1936 - Games 1, Goals 1 (Fiorentina)
ROSSI Giuseppe (AT) TEANECK, 11-10-2008 - Games 30, Goals 7, Captain 1 (Villarreal, Fiorentina)

U.S.A.

WILSON Giuseppe (DF) DARLINGTON, 26-02-1974 - Games 3 (Lazio)
PERROTTA Simone. (MF) ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE, 20-11-2002 -  Games 48, Goals 2 (Chievo, Roma)
ENGLAND

VERCELLI Luigi (DF) MONTEVIDEO, 06-11-1921 - Games 1 (Novese)

URUGUAY

ZORATTO Daniele (MF) ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, 01-05-1993 -  Games 1 (Parma)

LUXEMBURG

ORIUNDI

BOGLIETTI Romolo (MF) - CORDOBA, Games 0 (U.S.Torinese)
LIBONATTI Julio (AT) ROSARIO, 28-10-1926 - Games 17, Goals 15 (Torino)
ORSI Raimondo (AT) AVELLANEDA, 01-12-1929 - Games 35, Goals 13 (Juventus)
DEMARIA Attilio (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 27-11-1932 - Games 13, Goals 3 (Inter)
MONTI Luisito (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 27-11-1932 - Games 18, Goals 1 (Juventus)
GUAITA Enrico (AT) LUCAS GONZALEZ, 11-02-1934 - Games 10, Goals 5 (Roma)
SCOPELLI Alessandro (MF) LA PLATA, 17-02-1935 - Games 1 (Roma)
MARTINO Rinaldo (MF) ROSARIO, 30-11-1949 - Games 1 (Juventus)
RICAGNI Eduardo (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 13-12-1953 - Games 3, Goals 2 (Juventus, Milan)
MONTUORI Miguel (MF) ROSARIO, 15-02-1956 - Games 12, Goals 2, Captain 2 (Fiorentina)
PESAOLA Bruno (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 26-05-1957 - Games 1 (Napoli)
LOJACONO Francisco R. (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 28-02-1959 - Games 8, Goals 5 (Fiorentina, Roma)
ANGELILLO Antonio V. (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 10-12-1960 - Games 2, Goals 1 (Inter, Roma)
SIVORI Omar E. (MF) SAN NICOLA DE LOS ARROYOS, 25-04-1961 - Games 9, Goals 8 (Juventus)
MASCHIO Humberto (MF) AVELLANEDA, 05-05-1962 - Games 2 (Atalanta)
CAMORANESI Mauro G. (MF) TANDIL, 12-02-2003 - Games 55, Goals 5 (Juventus)
OSVALDO Pablo Daniel (AT) BUENOS AIRES, 11-10-2011 - Games 14, Goals 4 (Roma, Southampton, Juventus)
SCHELOTTO Ezequiel (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 15-08-2012 - Games 1 (Atalanta)
PALETTA Gabriel Alejandro (DF) BUENOS AIRES, 05-03-2014 - Games 3 (Parma)
VAZQUEZ Franco Damian (MF) TANTI, 31-03-2015 - Games 2 (Palermo)
ARGENTINA

GUARISI Anfilogino (MF) SAN PAOLO, 14-02-1932 - Games 6, Goals 1 (Lazio)
SERNAGIOTTO Pedro (MF) SAN PAOLO, - Games 0 (Juventus)
FANTONI Ottavio (MF) BELO HORIZONTE, 25-03-1934 - Games 1 (Lazio)
DA COSTA Dino (AT) RIO DE JANEIRO, 15-01-1958 - Games 1, Goals 1 (Roma)
ALTAFINI Jose (AT) PIRACICABA, 15-10-1961 - Games 6, Goals 5 (MIlan)
SORMANI Angelo B. (AT) JAU, 07-06-1962 - Games 7, Goals 2 (Mantova, Roma)
MOTTA Thiago (MF) SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, 09-02-2011 - Games 30, Goals 1 (Inter, Paris Saint Germain)
ROMULO Souza Orestes C. (MF) PELOTAS, Games 0 (Verona)
EDER Citadin Martins (AT) LAURO MULLER, 28-03-2015 - Games 26, Goals 6 (Sampdoria, Inter)
JORGINHO Jorge Luiz (MF) IMBITUBA, 24-03-2016 - Games 42, Goals 5, Captain 1 (Napoli, Chelsea)
EMERSON Dos Santos Palmieri (DF) SANTOS, 10-09-2018 - Games 25, Goals 0 (Roma, Chelsea, Olympique Lyon)
TOLOI Rafael (DF) GLORIA D'OESTE, Games 8, Goals 0 (Atalanta)
BRAZIL

FEDULLO Francesco (MF) MONTEVIDEO, 14-02-1932 - Games 2, Goals 3 (Bologna)
SANSONE Raffaele (MF) MONTEVIDEO, 20-03-1932 - Games 3 (Bologna)
MASCHERONI Ernesto (DF) MONTEVIDEO, 17-02-1935 - Games 2 (Inter)
FACCIO Riccardo (MF) DURAZNO, 24-03-1935 - Games 5 (Inter)
PORTA Roberto (MF) MONTEVIDEO, 24-11-1935 - Games 1 (Inter)
ANDREOLO Michele (MF) CARMELO, 17-05-1936 - Games 26, Goals 1 (Bologna)
PURICELLI Ettore (AT) MONTEVIDEO, 12-11-1939 - Games 1, Goals 1 (Bologna)
SCHIAFFINO Juan A. (MF) MONTEVIDEO, 05-12-1954 - Games 4 (Milan)
GHIGGIA Alcide (MF) MONTEVIDEO, 26-05-1957 - Games 5, Goals 1 (Roma)
URUGUAY

FIRMANI Edwing (AT) CAPE TOWN, 11-11-1956 - Games 3, Goals 2 (Sampdoria)

SOUTH AFRICA

MOSCARDINI Giovanni (AT) FALKIRK, 06-11-1921 - Games 9, Goals 7 (Lucchese, Pisa)
SCOTLAND

SALLUSTRO Attila (AT) ASUNCION, 01-12-1929 - Games 2, Goals 1 (Napoli)

PARAGUAY

NATURALIZED

LEDESMA Cristian Daniel (MF) BUENOS AIRES, 17-11-2010 - Games 1 (Lazio)

ARGENTINA

AMAURI Carvalho de Oliveira (AT) CARAPICUIBA, 10-08-2010 - Games 1 (Juvnetus)
BRAZIL

LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, City of Birth, Date of Debut - Club: Total Games, Total Goals, Total Captain.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
AZZURRI ORIUNDI BORN IN ITALY:
AEBI Ermanno (MF) MILANO, 18-01-1920 - Games 2, Goals 3 (Inter)
SWITZERLAND

CESARINI Renato (MF) SENIGALLIA, 25-01-1931 - Games 11, Goals 3 (Juventus)

ARGENTINA

Ettore LEALE
First Azzurro MP
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position, Date of Debut, Club, Total Games, Goals Captain, Political Party, Executive Position, Dates in Parliament.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker, MP - Member of (Italian) Parliament, MEP - Member of European Parliament
AZZURRI MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT:
LEALE Ettore (MF) 15-01-1922 - Genoa: Games 2, Goals 0, Captain 0
MP 1940's / 1950's
BONIPERTI Giampiero (AT) 09-11-1947 - Juventus: Games 38, Goals 8, Captain 24
Forza Italia MEP 1994-1999
RIVERA Gianni (MF) 13-05-1962 - Milan: Games 60, Goals 14, Captain 4
Patto di Rinascita Nazionale (Patto Segni) MP 1994, 1996
Secretary for the Speaker 1994 -1996
Rinnovamento Italiano MP 1996
I Democratici MP 1999
Undersecretary for the Defence 1996 - 2001
Uniti nell' Ulivo MEP 2005
MARTINI Luigi (DF) 29-12-1974 - Lazio: Games 1, Goals 0, Captain 0
Alleanza Nazionale MP 1996, 2001.
Luigi Martini
Fourth Azzurro MP
Gianni RIVERA
Third Azzurro MP
Delfio BELLINI
(Genoa)
Third Azzurro Returning Club
Mario B. BALOTELLI
(Inter)
Fifth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Most Games and Goals by a Coloured Player in Azzurro
Fabiano SANTACROCE
(Napoli)
Fourth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Renato CESARINI
(Juventus)
Only Azzurro Argentine Oriundo born in Italy
Second Azzurro Oriundo born in Italy
Fabio CANNAVARO
(Juventus)
Fifth Azzurro Returning Club
Julio LIBONATTI
(Torino)
First Oriundo Azzurro born in Argentina
Anfilogino GUARISI
(Lazio)
First Azzurro born in Brazil
Edwing FIRMANI
(Sampdoria)
Only Azzurro born
in South Africa
Francesco FEDULLO
(Bologna)
First Oriundo Azzurro born in Uruguay
Claud ADJAPONG
(Sassuolo)
Eight Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Cristian D. LEDESMA
(Lazio)
Only Naturalized Azzurro born in Argentina
LEGEND: Surname, Name, Position; ITALY: Date of Debut, Date of Last Game, Total Games, Total Goals, Total Captain, Club; FOREIGN NATION: Country, Date of Debut, Total Games, Total Goals, Total Captain, Club;
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: GK - Goalkeeper, DF - Defender, MF - Midfielder, AT - Attacker.
ITALIAN AZZURRI (NON-ORIUNDI) WHO PLAYED FOR TWO NATIONAL TEAMS:
ROMANO Felice (MF)


France - 20.04.1913
   gm 1 / gl 1 / cp 0
   Etoile des Deux Lacs (France)
06.11.1921 - 06-04-1924
gm 5 / gl 0/ cp 0
Reggiana
Felice ROMANO
Only Azzurro non-Oriundo to play with two National Teams
Gianpiero BONIPERTI
Second Azzurro MP
SORIANO Roberto (MF) DARMSTADT, 16-11-2014 - Games 9 (Sampdoria, Bologna)
SANSONE Nicola D. (AT) MUNICH, 16-06-2015 - Games 3 (Sassuolo, Villarreal)
GRIFO Vincenzo (MF) PFORZHEIM, 20-11-2018 - Games 6 (Hoffenheim, Freiburg)
GERMANY

Roberto SORIANO
(Sampdoria & Bologna)
First Azzurro born in Germany

Stefano OKAKA
(Sampdoria)
Seveth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Davide SANTON
(Inter)
Sixth Azzurro Returning Club
Only non-playing
Returning Azzurro
Ciro IMMOBILE
(Torino)
Eighth Azzurro Returning Club


D.S. Palmieri EMERSON
(Roma)
Ninth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Latest Coloured Oriundo born outside Italy
Leonardo BONUCCI
(Juventus)
Ninth Azzurro Returning Club

Domenico CRISCITO
(Genoa)
Tenth Azzurro Returning Club

Moise Bioty KEAN
(Juventus)
Tenth Coloured Player
in Azzurro
Fifteenth Azzurro Returning Club
Latest Returning Azzurro

Fabio QUAGLIARELLA
(Sampdoria)
Eleventh Azzurro Returning Club
Alessandro MATRI
(Juventus)
Seventh Azzurro Returning Club


AUDERO MULYADI Emilio (GK) MATARAM - Training Stage 1 (Sampdoria)

INDONESIA

Emilio AUDERO M.
(Sampdoria)
First Azzurro born in Indonesia
Latest Non Oriundo and Non Naturalized Azzurro born outside Italy

Paolo Iweru GOZZI
(Juventus)
Eleventh and Latest Coloured Player in Azzurro
Eddy A. SALCEDO M.
(Inter)
Twelfth and Latest Coloured Player in Azzurro
Cristiano BIRAGHI
(Fiorentina)
Twelfth Azzurro Returning Club
Mattia CALDARA
(Atalanta)
Thirteenth Azzurro Returning Club
Rafael TOLOI
(Atalanta)
Latest Oriundo born
outside Italy
Stephan EL SHAARAWY
(Roma)
Fourteenth Azzurro
Returning Club

LAPADULA Gianluca (AT) TORINO, 2016 - Unused Call-Ups 2 (Milan)

PERU
Gianluca LAPADULA
(Milan)
Only Azzurro Peruvian Oriundo born in Italy
Third Azzurro Oriundo born
in Italy