Italy women's national football team

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Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Le Azzurre
(The Blues)
AssociationItalian Football Federation
(FIGC)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMilena Bertolini
CaptainSara Gama
Most capsPatrizia Panico (196)
Top scorerPatrizia Panico
Elisabetta Vignotto (107)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeITA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 15 Increase 1 (29 March 2019)[1]
Highest10 (July 2003)
Lowest19 (March 2017)
First international
 Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia 
(Viareggio, Italy, 23 February 1968)
Biggest win
 Italy 15–0 FYROM 
(Vercelli, Italy, 17 September 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–0 Italy 
(Ringsted, Denmark, 16 May 1982)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1991)
European Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (1993, 1997)

The Italy women's national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio femminile dell'Italia) has represented Italy in international women's football since their inception in 1968. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.

History[edit]

Italy during 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup match against Australia.

Competitive record[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
FIFA Women's World Cup 0 0 0 0
UEFA Women's Championship 0 2 1 3
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
Universiade 0 0 0 0
Mediterranean Games 0 0 0 0
Total 0 2 1 3

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
China 1991 Quarter-finals 5th of 12 4 2 0 2 8 5
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999 Group stage 9th of 16 3 1 1 1 3 3
United States 2003 Did not qualify
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019 In progress TBD 3 2 0 1 7 2
Total Best: quarterfinals 3/8 10 5 1 4 18 10
* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Europe 1984 Semi-finals n/a 2 0 0 2 3 5
Norway 1987 Third place 3rd of 4 2 1 0 1 2 3
West Germany 1989 Fourth place 4th of 4 2 0 1 1 2 3
Denmark 1991 Fourth place 4th of 4 2 0 0 2 1 5
Italy 1993 Runners-up 2nd of 4 2 0 1 1 1 2
Germany 1995 Did not qualify
NorwaySweden 1997 Runners-up 2nd of 8 5 2 2 1 7 6
Germany 2001 Group stage 5th of 8 3 1 1 1 3 4
England 2005 Group stage 8th of 8 3 0 0 3 4 12
Finland 2009 Quarter-finals 7th of 12 4 2 0 2 5 5
Sweden 2013 Quarter-finals 6th of 12 4 1 1 2 3 5
Netherlands 2017 Group stage 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 5 6
England 2021 To be determined
Total Best: runners-up 11/12 32 8 6 18 36 56
* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Recent results and matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]
Caps, goals and player numbers are correct as of 18 June 2019 after the match against Brazil.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Laura Giuliani (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26) 38 0 Italy Juventus
12 1GK Chiara Marchitelli (1985-05-04) 4 May 1985 (age 34) 40 0 Italy Florentia
22 1GK Rosalia Pipitone (1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 (age 33) 3 0 Italy Roma

3 2DF Sara Gama (captain) (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 30) 99 5 Italy Juventus
5 2DF Elena Linari (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 25) 32 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
7 2DF Alia Guagni (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 31) 65 5 Italy Fiorentina
13 2DF Elisa Bartoli (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 28) 49 1 Italy Roma
16 2DF Laura Fusetti (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Italy Milan
17 2DF Lisa Boattin (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 22) 13 0 Italy Juventus
20 2DF Linda Tucceri (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 28) 8 1 Italy Milan

2 3MF Valentina Bergamaschi (1997-01-22) 22 January 1997 (age 22) 18 3 Italy Milan
4 3MF Aurora Galli (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 22) 26 3 Italy Juventus
6 3MF Martina Rosucci (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 27) 36 1 Italy Juventus
8 3MF Alice Parisi (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 28) 46 5 Italy Fiorentina
11 3MF Barbara Bonansea (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 28) 52 19 Italy Juventus
15 3MF Annamaria Serturini (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Roma
21 3MF Valentina Cernoia (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 27) 34 6 Italy Juventus
23 3MF Manuela Giugliano (1997-08-18) 18 August 1997 (age 21) 24 3 Italy Milan

9 4FW Daniela Sabatino (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 33) 48 21 Italy Milan
10 4FW Cristiana Girelli (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 29) 55 31 Italy Juventus
14 4FW Stefania Tarenzi (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 31) 3 1 Italy ChievoVerona Valpo [it]
18 4FW Ilaria Mauro (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 31) 27 8 Italy Fiorentina
19 4FW Valentina Giacinti (1994-01-02) 2 January 1994 (age 25) 23 3 Italy Milan

Previous squads[edit]

Managers[edit]

Year(s) Manager
1969–1971 Giuseppe Cavicchi
1972–1978 Amedeo Amadei
1979–1981 Sergio Guenza
1981–1982 Paolo Todeschini
1982–1984 Enzo Benedetti
1984–1989 Ettore Recagni
1989–1993 Sergio Guenza
1993–1995 Comunardo Niccolai
1995–1997 Sergio Guenza
1997–1998 Sergio Vatta
1999 Carlo Facchin
1999–2000 Ettore Recagni
2000–2005 Carolina Morace
2005–2012 Pietro Ghedin
2012–2017 Antonio Cabrini
2017– Milena Bertolini

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Ecco le 23 convocate per il Mondiale: il 2 giugno la partenza per la Francia" [Here are the 23 convened for the World Cup: on June 2nd the departure for France] (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 24 May 2019.

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