Italy women's national football team

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Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Azzurre (Blues)
Association Federazione Italiana
Giuoco Calcio
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Milena Bertolini
Captain Barbara Bonansea
Most caps Patrizia Panico (196)[1]
Top scorer Patrizia Panico, Elisabetta Vignotto (107)
FIFA code ITA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 16 Decrease 1 (22 June 2018)
Highest 10 (July 2003)
Lowest 19 (March 2017)
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 3 (first in 1991)
Best result Quarterfinals (1991)
European Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1984)
Best result Runners-up (1993, 1997)

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

Achievements[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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]

FIFA Women's 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 - - - - - - -
France 2019 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 3/8 7 3 2 2 11 8 +3
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championships[edit]

  • 1984 : Semifinals
  • 1987 : Third Place
  • 1989 : Fourth Place
  • 1991 : Fourth Place
  • 1993 : Runners-up
  • 1995 : Did not qualify
  • 1997 : Runners-up
  • 2001 : Group Stage
  • 2005 : Group Stage
  • 2009 : Quarterfinals
  • 2013 : Quarterfinals
  • 2017 : Group Stage

World Cup (Old invitational event)[edit]

  • 1970 : Finals (non-official competition)[2]
  • 1971 : Semifinals (non-official competition)[3]
  • 1981 : Champions (non-official competition)[citation needed]
  • 1982 : Champions (non-official competition)[4]
  • 1984 : Champions (non-official competition)[4]
  • 1985 : Finals (non-official competition)[4]
  • 1986 : Champions (non-official competition)[4]
  • 1988 : Finals (non-official competition)[4]

European Championship (historic events)[edit]

  • 1969 : Champions (non-official competition)[5]
  • 1979 : Final (non-official competition)[6]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[7]

Head coach: Milena Bertolini

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Laura Giuliani (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 25) 23 0 Italy Juventus
2 2DF Cecilia Salvai (1993-12-02) 2 December 1993 (age 24) 30 1 Italy Juventus
3 2DF Sara Gama (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 29) 23 1 Italy Juventus
4 3MF Daniela Stracchi (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 35) 48 2 Italy Mozzanica
5 2DF Elena Linari (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 24) 49 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
6 4FW Sandy Iannella (1987-04-06) 6 April 1987 (age 31) 32 1 Italy Cuneo
7 2DF Alia Guagni (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 30) 37 5 Italy Fiorentina
8 4FW Melania Gabbiadini (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 35) 88 39 Italy Verona
9 4FW Ilaria Mauro (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 30) 24 8 Italy Fiorentina
10 3MF Martina Rosucci (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 26) 43 3 Italy Juventus
11 3MF Barbara Bonansea (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 27) 37 14 Italy Juventus
12 1GK Chiara Marchitelli (1985-05-04) 4 May 1985 (age 33) 15 0 Italy Brescia
13 2DF Elisa Bartoli (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 27) 35 1 Italy Fiorentina
14 2DF Linda Tucceri (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 27) 11 0 Italy San Zaccaria
15 3MF Laura Fusetti (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 27) 0 0 Italy Como
16 3MF Manuela Giugliano (1997-08-18) 18 August 1997 (age 21) 48 21 Italy Verona
17 2DF Federica Di Criscio (1993-05-12) 12 May 1993 (age 25) 32 0 Italy Verona
18 4FW Daniela Sabatino (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 33) 33 12 Italy Brescia
19 3MF Aurora Galli (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 21) 28 3 Italy Juventus
20 3MF Valentina Cernoia (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 27) 29 6 Italy Juventus
21 3MF Marta Carissimi (1987-05-03) 3 May 1987 (age 31) 32 2 Italy Fiorentina
22 1GK Katja Schroffenegger (1991-04-28) 28 April 1991 (age 27) 15 0 Italy Unterland
23 4FW Cristiana Girelli (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 28) 37 14 Italy Brescia

Previous squads[edit]

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 2012–2017 : Antonio Cabrini
  • 2017 : Milena Bertolini

Overall competition record[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]