Padania national football team

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Padania
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) I Verdi (The Greens)
Association Lega Federale Calcio Padania[1]
Confederation NF Board
Head coach Leo Siegel
Top scorer Claudio Cecchini (4)
Stefano Salandra (4)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Italy Ausonia 2–0 Padania Padania
(Benevento, 1 March 1998)
Biggest win
Padania Padania 20–0 Darfur Darfur
(Ostersund; 01 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
Italy Ausonia 2–0 Padania Padania
(Benevento, 1 March 1998)
VIVA World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
Best result Champion 2008, 2009, 2010

The Padania representative football team is an unofficial football team promoted by the Italian political party Lega Nord which claim it represents eight northern regions of Italy they call Padania. The team is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, nor with the Italian Football Federation. They have established the Lega Federale Calcio Padania.[1]

Padania has gained provisional membership of the NF-Board in 2008 and was able to take part in the 2008 VIVA World Cup along with Assyrian people, Iraqi Kurdistan, Provence and Sápmi, which they won beating the Assyrian people in the final by 2–0. Padania retained their crown when the hosted the 2009 finals, beating Kurdistan in the final. They defeated the Kurds again in 2010 to lift their third VIVA World Cup. Their non-appearance at the 2012 finals meant they didn't make it four consecutive titles.

Tournament records[edit]

VIVA World Cup record[edit]

Year Position GP W D L GS GA
Occitania 2006 Did not enter - - - - - -
Sápmi (area) 2008 Champion 5 5 0 0 16 3
Padania 2009 Champion 4 4 0 0 9 1
Gozo 2010 Champion 4 4 0 0 6 1
Total 3 titles 13 13 0 0 31 5

Selected internationals[edit]


Date Venue Opponent Score
05-06-2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Padania  Iraqi Kurdistan 1–0
04-06-2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Padania  Two Sicilies 2-0
01-06-2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Padania  Occitania 1-0
31-05-2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Gozo  Padania 1–2
11-03-2010 Rodengo Saiano  Padania  Provence 1–3
27-06-2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Padania  Iraqi Kurdistan 2–0
25-06-2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Padania  Sápmi 4–0
24-06-2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Padania  Iraqi Kurdistan 2–1
22-06-2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Padania  Occitania 1–0
30-04-2009 Darfo Boario Terme, Brescia  Padania  Two Sicilies 0 – 0 (3–1 pk)
13-07-2008  Padania  Arameans Suryoye 2–0
12-07-2008 2008 VIVA World CupSápmi  Padania  Arameans Suryoye 4–1
11-07-2008 2008 VIVA World CupSápmi  Sápmi  Padania 0–2
09-07-2008 2008 VIVA World CupSápmi  Padania  Iraqi Kurdistan 2–1
10-07-2008 2008 VIVA World CupSápmi  Padania  Provence 6–1
04-07-1999 St. Pierre (Aosta Valley) Aosta Valley Arpitania  Padania 2–1
05-04-1999 Corte Franca Franciacorta  Padania 3 – 3 (7–8 pk)
18-07-1998 Bassano del Grappa  Padania  South Tyrol 12–0
07-06-1998 Marnaz (Savoy)  Savoy  Padania 3 – 3 (8–7 pk)
24-05-1998 Alassio  Padania Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Còsta Azzura/Côte d'Azur 4–1
13-04-1998 Broni Oltrepò  Padania 1–0
22-03-1998 Stadio F. Ossola (Varese)  Padania Ausonia 3–0
01-03-1998 Benevento Ausonia  Padania 2–0

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