Italy women's national football team

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Italy
Nickname(s) Azzurre (Blues) Italians
Association Federazione Italiana
Giuoco Calcio
Head coach Antonio Cabrini
Most caps Patrizia Panico
(188)[1]
Top scorer Elisabetta Vignotto (107)
FIFA ranking 13 Decrease1
Highest FIFA ranking 10 (July 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 14 (October 2007)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic
(Viareggio, Italy, February 23, 1968)
Biggest win
 Italy 15–0 Macedonia 
(Vercelli, Italy, September 17, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–0 Italy 
(Ringsted, Denmark, May 16, 1982)
World Cup
Appearances 8
Best result Champions, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1969)
Best result Champions, 1968

The Italy women's national football team represents Italy in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio).

Achievements[edit]

Competition 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 0 0 0 0
European Championship 0 2 1 3
Universiade 0 0 0 0
Mediterranean Games not yet disputed
Total 0 2 1 3

Honours[edit]

Performances in the World Cup[edit]

  • 1970 : Finals (non-official competition)
  • 1971 : Semifinals (non-official competition)
  • 1981 : Champions (non-official competition)
  • 1982 : Champions (non-official competition)
  • 1984 : Champions (non-official competition)
  • 1985 : Finals (non-official competition)
  • 1986 : Champions (non-official competition)
  • 1988 : Finals (non-official competition)

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 2/7 7 3 2 2 11 8 +3
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championships[edit]

  • 1969 : Champions (non-official competition)
  • 1979 : Finals (non-official competition)
  • 1984 : Semifinals
  • 1987 : 3rd round
  • 1989 : 4th round
  • 1991 : 4th round
  • 1993 : Finals
  • 1995 : Quarterfinals
  • 1997 : Finals
  • 2001 : Quarterfinals
  • 2005 : Quarterfinals
  • 2009 : Quarterfinals
  • 2013 : Quarterfinals

Coaches[edit]

  • 1968–1970 : Cavicchi
  • 1970–1971 : Giovanni Trabucco
  • 1971 : Cavicchi
  • 1972 : Amedeo Amadei
  • 1972 : Oliveri (interim, 1 match)
  • 1972–1978 : Amedeo Amadei
  • 1979–1980 : Galli
  • 1980–1981 : Sergio Guenza
  • 1981–1983 : Todeschini
  • 1983–1984 : Cuneo
  • 1984–1989 : Ettore Recagni
  • 1989–1993 : Sergio Guenza
  • 1993–1994 : Comunardo Nicolai
  • 1994–1997 : Sergio Guenza
  • 1998 : Sergio Vatta
  • 1999 : Carlo Facchin
  • 1999–2000 : Ettore Recagni
  • August 2000 – 2005 Carolina Morace
  • 2005–2012: Pietro Ghedin
  • May 2012– : Antonio Cabrini

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

Head coach: Antonio Cabrini

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sara Penzo (1989-12-16)December 16, 1989 (aged 23) Italy ACF Brescia
2 2DF Sara Gama (1989-03-27)March 27, 1989 (aged 24) Italy ACF Brescia
3 2DF Roberta D'Adda (1981-10-05)October 5, 1981 (aged 31) Italy ACF Brescia
4 3MF Alessia Tuttino (1983-03-15)March 15, 1983 (aged 30) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
5 2DF Federica Di Criscio (1993-05-12)May 12, 1993 (aged 20) Italy Bardolino Verona
6 2DF Laura Neboli (1988-03-14)March 14, 1988 (aged 25) Germany FCR 2001 Duisburg
7 3MF Giulia Domenichetti (1984-04-29)April 29, 1984 (aged 29) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
8 4FW Melania Gabbiadini (1983-08-28)August 28, 1983 (aged 29) Italy Bardolino Verona
9 4FW Patrizia Panico (c) (1975-02-08)February 8, 1975 (aged 38) 188 98 Italy ASD Torres Calcio
10 4FW Cristiana Girelli (1990-04-23)April 23, 1990 (aged 23) Italy Bardolino Verona
11 3MF Alice Parisi (1990-12-11)December 11, 1990 (aged 22) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
12 1GK Chiara Marchitelli (1985-05-04)May 4, 1985 (aged 28) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
13 3MF Elisa Camporese (1984-03-16)March 16, 1984 (aged 29) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
14 4FW Sandy Iannella (1987-04-06)April 6, 1987 (aged 26) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
15 4FW Ilaria Mauro (1988-05-22)May 22, 1988 (aged 25) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
16 2DF Elisa Bartoli (1991-05-07)May 7, 1991 (aged 22) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
17 3MF Martina Rosucci (1992-05-09)May 9, 1992 (aged 21) Italy ACF Brescia
18 3MF Daniela Stracchi (1983-09-02)September 2, 1983 (aged 29) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
19 4FW Paola Brumana (1982-11-26)November 26, 1982 (aged 30) Italy UPC Tavagnacco
20 2DF Raffaella Manieri (1986-11-21)November 21, 1986 (aged 26) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
21 2DF Giorgia Motta (1984-03-18)March 18, 1984 (aged 29) Italy ASD Torres Calcio
22 1GK Katja Schroffenegger (1991-04-28)April 28, 1991 (aged 22) Germany FF USV Jena
23 2DF Cecilia Salvai (1993-12-02)December 2, 1993 (aged 19) Switzerland FC Rapid Lugano

Overall competition record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
1984 European Championship 0–1 3–0 France France Vignotto 2, Ferraguzzi
3–0 2–0 Portugal Portugal Vignotto 5
2–0 2–0 Switzerland Switzerland 1 / 4 Vignotto 3, Morace
1984 European Championship Semifinals 2–3 1–2 Sweden Sweden Morace 2, Vignotto
1987 European Championship qualification 3–2 1–0 Hungary Hungary Golin 2, Vignotto, Pierazzuoli
3–0 2–1 Switzerland Switzerland
3–2 1–1 Spain Spain 1 / 4
Norway 1987 European Championship Semifinals 0–2 Norway Norway
3rd place 2–1 England England Morace, Vignotto
1989 European Championship qualification Round 1 0–3 0–0 Germany West Germany
5–1 0–0 Hungary Hungary
5–0 6–0 Switzerland Switzerland 2 / 4
Round 2 2–0 2–1 France France
Germany 1989 European Championship Semifinals 1–1 (3–4 PSO) Germany West Germany
3rd place 1–2 (AET) Sweden Sweden
1991 European Championship qualification Round 1 4–1 4–0 Switzerland Switzerland
3–1 0–0 Spain Spain
0–1 1–1 Denmark Denmark 2 / 4
Round 2 1–1 0–0 Sweden Sweden
Denmark 1991 European Championship Semifinals 0–3 Germany West Germany Morace 3, Ferraguzzi, Marsiletti
3rd place 1–2 (AET) Denmark Denmark
China 1991 World Cup Round 1 5–0 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
1–0 Nigeria Nigeria Morace
0–2 Germany Germany
Quarter-finals 2–3 Norway Norway Guarino, Salmaso
1993 European Championship qualification Round 1 3–1 4–1 Poland Poland
3–0 2–2 Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 1 / 3
Round 2 3–2 3–0 England England
Italy 1993 European Championship Semifinals 1–1 (5–4 PSO) Germany West Germany Morace
Final 0–1 Norway Norway
1995 European Championship qualification Round 1 4–0 4–0 Scotland Scotland
2–0 1–1 France France
3–1 1–2 Portugal Portugal
Round 2 1–3 2–4 Norway Norway
1997 European Championship qualification Class A 7–0 0–0 Croatia Croatia
1–1 2–1 England England
2–0 4–1 Portugal Portugal 1 / 4
Norway Sweden 1997 European Championship Round 1 1–1 Germany West Germany Carta
2–2 Denmark Denmark Morace 2
2–0 Norway Norway 1 / 4 Morace 2
Semifinals 2–1 Spain Spain Fiorini, Morace
Final 0–2 Germany Germany
1999 World Cup qualification Class A 3–1 2–0 Switzerland Switzerland
0–0 3–2 France France
1–0 2–1 Finland Finland 1 / 4
United States 1999 World Cup Round 1 1–1 Germany West Germany Panico
0–2 Brazil Brazil
2–0 Mexico Mexico 3 / 4 Panico, Zanni
2001 European Championship qualification Class A 0–0 1–0 Iceland Iceland
1–0 0–0 Ukraine Ukraine
4–4 0–3 Germany Germany 2 / 4
Play-off 3–0 0–1 Portugal Portugal
Germany 2001 European Championship Round 1 2–1 Denmark Denmark Panico 2
1–1 Norway Norway Guarino
0–2 France France 3 / 4
2003 World Cup qualification Class A 1–2 0–0 Iceland Iceland
1–3 1–2 Russia Russia
1–0 3–0 Spain Spain 3 / 4
2005 European Championship qualification Class A 8–0 2–1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Guarino 2, Panico 2, Conti, Gabbiadini, Gazzoli, Placchi, Tuttino, Zorri
0–5 2–1 Sweden Sweden Gazzoli, Panico
1–1 1–1 Finland Finland Panico 2
1–0 0–0 Switzerland Switzerland 2 / 5 Panico
Play-off 2–1 3–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic Camporese, Panico, Pasqui, Tuttino, Zorri
England 2005 European Championship Round 1 1–3 France France Di Filippo
0–4 Germany Germany
3–5 Norway Norway 4 / 4 Gabbiadini 2, Camporese
2007 World Cup qualification Class A 3–1 1–2 Ukraine Ukraine Marsico 2, Panico, Zorri
0–1 1–2 Norway Norway Panico
6–0 7–0 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro Marsico 4, Boni 2, Panico 2, Zorri 2, Di Filippo, Pini, Zorri
2–0 5–0 Greece Greece 3 / 5 Panico 4, Di Filippo, Greco, Zorri
2009 European Championship qualifying 0–2 0–1 Sweden Sweden
2–1 4–1 Republic of Ireland Ireland Panico 2, Conti, Fuselli, Gabbiadini, Paliotti
3–1 3–0 Hungary Hungary Tona 3, Dadda, Panico, Tuttino
5–0 6–1 Romania Romania 2 / 5 Gabbiadini 3, Paliotti 2, Panico 2, Boni, Conti, Fuselli, Zorri
Play-off 1–0 2–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic Panico 2, Zorri
Finland 2009 European Championship Round 1 2–1 England England Panico, Tuttino
0–2 Sweden Sweden
2–0 Russia Russia 2 / 4 Gabbiadini, Zorri
Quarter-finals 1–2 Germany Germany Panico
2011 World Cup qualification
0
Round 1
0
8–0 6–0
0
Slovenia Slovenia
0
Conti 4, Gabbiadini 3, Panico 2, Camporese, Carissimi, Domenichetti, Fuselli
+ 1 o.g.
2–0 3–1 Portugal Portugal Panico 3, Camporese, Tona
8–0 7–0 Armenia Armenia Conti 3, Panico 3, Gabbiadini 2, Gama 2, Tona 2, Camporese, Fuselli, Schiavi
1–1 3–1 Finland Finland 1 / 5 Gabbiadini 2, Conti, Parisi
Round 2 0–0 2–3 France France Domenichetti, Panico
UEFA play-off 1 3–0 0–0 Ukraine Ukraine Conti, Panico, Pini
UEFA play-off 2 1–0 4–2 Switzerland Switzerland Camporese 2, Panico, Tona, Tuttino
UEFA-CONCACAF play-off 0–1 0–1 United States United States
2013 European Championship qualification 1–0 4–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Panico 2, Camporese, Conti, Parisi
9–0 9–0
0
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
0
Sabatino 4, Camporese 3, Panico 3, Conti 2, Manieri 2, Gabbiadini, Iannella,
Parisi, Tona
2–0 2–0 Russia Russia Conti 2, Panico 2
2–0 0–0 Greece Greece Domenichetti, Gabbiadini
5–0 1–0 Poland Poland 1 / 5 Gabbiadini 3, Panico 2, Camporese
Sweden 2013 European Championship Round 1 0–0 Finland Finland
2–1 Denmark Denmark Gabbiadini, Ilaria Mauro
1–3 Sweden Sweden 2 / 4 Gabbiadini
Quarterfinals 0–1 Germany Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A TORINO ITALIA-MACEDONIA: CON UN SUCCESSO SI VA ALL’EUROPEO" (in Italian). figc.it. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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