Juventus F.C. and the Italian national football team

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Italy's set up, with eight Juventus players, before the match against France in 1978 FIFA World Cup at Estadio José María Minella (Mar del Plata, Argentina - June 2nd, 1978).

Juventus is the club that has contributed the most players to the Italian national team in history.[1] They are the only Italian club that has contributed players to every Italian national teams since the 2nd FIFA World Cup.[2] Juventus have contributed numerous players to Italy's World Cup campaigns. These successful periods principally have coincided with two golden ages (known as Il Quinquennio d’Oro (The Golden Quinquennium)), from 1931 until 1935, and Il Ciclo Leggendario (The Legendary Cycle), from 1972 to 1986.

Two Juventus players have won the golden boot award at the World Cup with Italy; Paolo Rossi in 1982 and Salvatore Schillaci in 1990. As well as contributing to Italy's World Cup winning sides, Alfredo Foni and Pietro Rava represented Italy in the gold medal winning squad at the 1936 Summer Olympics, and Sandro Salvadore, Ernesto Càstano and Giancarlo Bercellino made Italy's 1968 European Football Championship squad.[3]

Juventus have also contributed to a lesser degree to the national sides of other nations. Zinédine Zidane and captain Didier Deschamps were Juventus players when they won the 1998 World Cup with France, making the total number of Juventus World Cup winners 24 (including 22 for the Italian team since 1934), more than any other club around the world. Three Juventus players have also won the European Football Championship with a nation other than Italy, Luis del Sol won it in 1964 with Spain, while the Frenchmen Michel Platini and Zidane won the competition in 1984 and 2000 respectively.[4]

List of call-ups of Juventus F.C. players to the Italian national teams[edit]

List of call-ups of Juventus F.C. players to the Italian national major teams[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the main national team (or Nazionale A in Italian language) in official matches since 1920.

* Luis Monti, Raimundo Orsi, Renato Cesarini and Omar Sivori have played also with the Argentine team.

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
Legend:
FIFA World Cup winners during their careers at Juventus F.C.
UEFA European Cup.svg European Football Championship winners during their careers at Juventus F.C.
Gold medal.svg Olympic football tournament winners during their careers at Juventus F.C.
(*) Oriundi footballers.

As of 28 August 2010.

List of call-ups of Juventus F.C. players to the Italian national olympic teams[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian national olympic team (o Nazionale Under 23) in official matches.

     

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 August 2008.

List of call-ups of Juventus F.C. players to the Italian national youth teams[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian national youth teams in official matches.[5] The Torinese side is the biggest benefactor of the Italian Under 21 and Italian Under 20 teams, two young national teams that have formed the laboratory test and the reservoir of footballers who later would be used for the asbolute team.[5] Also, Juventus is one of the clubs with one of the most call-ups to the Italian Under-19 team.[5]

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 21 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 21 team in official matches.[5] La società torinese vanta il primato di convocazioni alla nazionale della categoria.[5]

* Massimo Bonini has played in the Italian Under 21 team because the San Marino Football Federation was not officially recognised by UEFA until 1990.

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 20 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 20 team in official matches.[5] La società torinese vanta il primato di convocazioni alla nazionale della categoria.[5]

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 19 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 19 team in official matches.[5]

     

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 18 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 18 team in official matches.[5]

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 17 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 17 team in official matches.[5]

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

List of call-ups to the Italian Under 16-15 team[edit]

Below is a list of all Juventus F.C. players to have played in the Italian Under 16 & 15 teams in official matches.[5]

Ivan Mignano has played in the Italian Under 16 team [6].

Source: (Italian) www.figc.it
As of 10 March 2008.

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian national team: J-L Italian club profiles". Italian national team records & statistics. Retrieved November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Juve players at the World Cup". juventus.com. Retrieved 7 July 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "European Championship 1968 - Details Final Tournament". RSSSF.com. 8 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "European Championship". RSSSF.com. 8 June 2007. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Until 10 March 2008 48 young Juventus footballers -somebody from its own youth sector- have played at Italian national U-21 team, 19 at Italian national U-20 team, more than another Italian club in both cases, and another 35 at Italian national U-18 team in official matches; according to "Italian Club: National team in figures - the call-ups to the Italian national football team (Major, Olympic and Under) by clubs". FIGC Official Website. Retrieved 2007-08-15.  See also "National team in figures - the call-ups to Italy (details)" (in Italian). FIGC Official Website. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Italian national Under 16 team: the call-ups for a club" (in Italian). FIGC Official Website. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Giacone, Gianni (1993). Juve Azzurri - I bianconeri che hanno fatto grande la Nazionale (in Italian). Hurrà Juventus - Fabbri Editori. 
  • Tavella, Renato (2001). Dizionario della grande Juventus. Dalle origini ai nostri giorni (in Italian). Newton Compton. ISBN 88-8289-639-0. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

(Italian) National team in figures: the call-ups to all Italian national football teams (Major, Olympic and Under) by clubs (research in the FIGC official website)