Italy national under-16 football team

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Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Gli Azzurri (The Blues)[citation needed]
Association Italian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Patrizia Panico
Captain Mattia Sandri
Most caps
Top scorer Arturo Lupoli (11)[1]
FIFA code ITA
First colours
Second colours

The Italy national U-16 football team is the national under-16 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation. The team was known as Italy national under-15 football team prior 2001, to reflect the age limit at the start of season instead of currently end of season.

The Italy under-16 football team is a feeder team of the Italy under-17 team.

The under-16 team was known as the under-15 team prior to 2001; before 2001, the UEFA European Under-17 Championship was known as UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (the under-19 Championship was similarly known as the under-18 tournament) due to the name referring to the age limit at the start of a new season. Since the 2002 Tournament, the age in the name of the tournament has referred to the age limit at the end of season. The current manager is Daniele Zoratto, who took over from Bruno Tedino in 2014. They play the majority of their home matches at the Stadio Comunale "Filippo Pirani" in Grottammare, Marche.

History[edit]

The team regularly competes in the Montaigu Tournament, winning on two occasions (1999, 2003), finishing runner-up on four occasions (1982, 2000, 2004, 2006), and third place on a further two occasions (1994, 1995).[2]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Matteo Soncin (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Milan
1GK Matteo Cardinali (2001-06-28) 28 June 2001 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Roma

2DF Giacomo Siniega (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Fiorentina
2DF Francesco Semeraro (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 16) 6 0 Italy Roma
2DF Antony Angileri (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 16) 6 1 Italy Palermo
2DF Nicoló Armini (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 (age 16) 5 1 Italy Lazio
2DF Gabriel Basani (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 16) 5 0 Italy Milan

3MF Sebastiano Finardi (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 16) 7 0 Italy Atalanta
3MF Davide Ghislandi (2001-06-16) 16 June 2001 (age 16) 7 1 Italy Atalanta
3MF Alberto Barazzetta (2001-02-18) 18 February 2001 (age 16) 5 0 Italy Milan
3MF Emmanuel Gyabuaa (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 (age 16) 7 0 Italy Atalanta
3MF Giuseppe Iglio (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Milan
3MF Mattia Sandri (captain) (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 (age 16) 6 0 Italy Torino

4FW Riccardo Tonin (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 16) 4 1 Italy Milan
4FW Roberto Piccoli (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 16) 7 2 Italy Atalanta
4FW Elia Petrelli (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 16) 1 0 Italy Juventus
4FW Eric Lirussi (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 (age 16) 7 0 Italy Udinese
4FW Edoardo Vergnani (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 16) 7 4 Italy Inter

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