Italy National Football Team,History,Ranking

The national men’s team representing Italy in international football, whose activities are regulated by the Italian Football Federation, the highest governing body of Italian football. The team has been a member of FIFA, the highest governing body of football since 1905, and has been a member of their regional body, UEFA, since 1954. On May 15, 1910, Italy participated in the International Games for the first time; Italy beat France 6–2 in Milan, Italy.

The team, known as Glee Azzurri, hosts their home matches in several stadiums. The group is headquartered in Rome, Italy. Roberto Mancini is currently the manager of the team and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is the captain.


FIFA World Cup

Italy is one of the most successful teams in the history of the FIFA World Cup, having won the World Cup four times (1934, 1936, 1982 and 2006). Italy is also one of the most successful teams in the UEFA European Championship, where they have won 1 (198) title. Also, Italy’s best achievement at the Summer Olympics is winning a gold medal.

Players such as Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Paolo Maldini, Luigi Riva and Giuseppe Meyatsa have rocked the field in Italian jerseys.



In the FIFA World Rankings, published in November 1993, Italy ranked first in their history (1st) and in the rankings published in August 2017, they ranked 21st, the lowest in their history. On the other hand, Italy’s highest position in the World Football Elo rating is 1st (which they first achieved in 1934) and lowest position is 21. The following is a list of current FIFA world rankings and world football rankings:

FIFA world rankings

FIFA World Rankings as of 28 May 2021 [1]
Position change team points
5 Unchanged Portugal 16.12
6 Unchanged Spain 1848.13
7 Unchanged Italy 1842.06
8 Unchanged Argentina 1841.95
9 Unchanged Uruguay 1839.08

World football came rating

As of June 2, 2021, World Football Elo Rating [2]
Position change team points
4 Unchanged Spain 2038
5 increase 1 Portugal 2034
6 Increase 2 Italy 2007
7 Increase 2 Argentina 1991
8 Increase 4 England 1971



The competition is                                       total
Olympic Games:                  1       0      2        3
World Championship          4       2      1        7
European Championship     1      2       0        3
Mediterranean sports          4      2       0        6

Total                                    10     6       3       19

Youth team

UEFA European Under- 16            1      3     1     5
European Under- 17            0      1     1     1
UEFA Junior Competition              2      1     0     3
European Under-18             0      3     0     3
UEFA European Under-19             1      1     0     2
UEFA European Under-21             5      1     0     6

Total                               9     10     2    21

Current coaches and players:

Roberto Mancini
Giorgio Kiellini

Those who are in the team
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnaruma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu

Centerbacks: Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Aserby, Alessandro Bastoni, Rafael Tolay

Rightback / Right Wingback: Alessandro Florenzi, Giovanni di Lorenzo

Leftback / Left Wingback: Emerson Palmieri, Leonardo Spinatsola

Central midfielder / defensive midfielder: Georgino, Nicole Barella, Marco Verratti, Manuel Lokatelli, Brian Cristante, Matteo Pesina

Attacking midfielder: Lorenzo Pellegrini

Winger / Wide Midfielder: Federico Kiesa, Lorenzo Insinia, Federico Bernardeski, Domenico Berardi
Strikers: Andrea Bellotti, Chiro Immobile, Giacomo Raspadori

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