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Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
La Nazionale (The National Team)
Association Italian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roberto Mancini
Captain Giorgio Chiellini
Most caps Gianluigi Buffon (176)
Top scorer Luigi Riva (35)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code ITA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 18 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 1 (November 1993, February 2007, April–June 2007, September 2007)
Lowest 21 (August 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 15 Decrease 5 (3 March 2019)
Highest 1 (June 1934 – March 1940, December 1940 – November 1945, July–August 2006)
Lowest 21 (November 1959)
First international
 Italy 6–2 France [[File:{{{flag alias-1794}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]]
(Milan, Italy; 15 May 1910)
Biggest win
 Italy 9–0 United States 
(Brentford, England; 2 August 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 7–1 Italy 
(Budapest, Hungary; 6 April 1924)
World Cup
Appearances 18 (first in 1934)
Best result Champions (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1968)
Best result Champions (1968)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2009)
Best result Third place (2013)

Italy national football team is the national football team of Italy. They won the FIFA World Cup 4 times (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), and the UEFA European Football Championship once (1968).

Most appearances

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gianluigi Buffon 1997–2017 171 0
2 Fabio Cannavaro 1997–2010 136 2
3 Paolo Maldini 1988–2002 126 7
4 Daniele De Rossi 2004–2017 116 21
Andrea Pirlo 2002–2015 116 13
6 Dino Zoff 1968–1983 112 0
7 Gianluca Zambrotta 1999–2010 98 2
8 Giacinto Facchetti 1963–1977 94 3
9 Giorgio Chiellini 2004–present 92 7
10 Alessandro Del Piero 1995–2008 91 27

Top scorers

# Name Career Goals Caps Goals per match
1 Luigi Riva 1965–1974 35 42 0.83
2 Giuseppe Meazza 1930–1939 33 53 0.62
3 Silvio Piola 1935–1952 30 34 0.88
4 Roberto Baggio 1988–2004 27 56 0.48
Alessandro Del Piero 1995–2008 27 91 0.30
6 Adolfo Baloncieri 1920–1930 25 47 0.53
Filippo Inzaghi 1997–2007 25 57 0.44
Alessandro Altobelli 1980–1988 25 61 0.41
9 Christian Vieri 1997–2005 23 49 0.47
Francesco Graziani 1975–1983 23 64 0.36

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup
UEFA European Championship
FIFA Confederations Cup
  • Third Place : 1 (2013)

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