Padania national football team

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Padania national football team
AssociationPadania Football Association A.S.D.
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachItaly Arturo Merlo
Most capsMatteo Prandelli (19)
Top scorerMatteo Prandelli (10)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Italy Ausonia 2–0 Padania 
(Benevento, 1 March 1998)
Biggest win
 Padania 20–0 Darfur 
(Ostersund; 1 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
Italy Ausonia 2–0 Padania 
(Benevento, 1 March 1998)
VIVA World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampion 2008, 2009, 2010
Websitehttp://www.padaniasports.it
Padania - County of Nice - Debrecen, 21 June 2015.

The Padania representative football team is an unofficial football team promoted by football operators which claim it represents eight northern regions of Italy called Padania. The team is not a member of UEFA, nor is it affiliated with the Italian Football Federation. They have established the Lega Federale Calcio Padania.[1]

Padania had gained provisional membership of the NF-Board in 2008 and was able to take part in the 2008 VIVA World Cup along with Arameans Suryoye, Iraqi Kurdistan, Provence and Sápmi, which they won beating the Arameans Suryoye football team in the final by 2–0. Padania retained their crown when they 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 to four consecutive titles. Now the team is a member of ConIFA.

Tournament records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Position GP W D L GS GA
VIVA World Cup
Occitania 2006 Did not enter
Sápmi 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
Kurdistan Region 2012 Did not enter
ConIFA World Football Cup
Sápmi 2014 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 25 4
Abkhazia 2016 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 9 7
Ogaden 2018 Third place 6 4 1 1 21 5
North Macedonia 2020 Did not enter
Total 3 titles 28 20 3 5 86 21

European Cup record[edit]

Year Position GP W D L GS GA
ConIFA European Football Cup
Hungary 2015 Champion 4 4 0 0 13 3
Northern Cyprus 2017 Champion 5 4 1 0 5 2
Republic of Artsakh 2019 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 10 5
2021
Total 2 titles 14 10 2 2 28 10

Selected internationals[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Head Coach: Italy Arturo Merlo

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marco Murriero (1983-01-20) 20 January 1983 (age 37) 5 0 Italy Derthona
2 2DF Michele Bonfanti (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 28) 0 0 Italy Arconatese
3 2DF Nicolas Dossi (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 23) 4 0 Italy Grumellese
4 3MF Gianluca Rolandone (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 31) 8 0 Italy Castellazzo
5 2DF Stefano Tignonsini (1981-11-25) 25 November 1981 (age 38) 18 2 Italy Valcalepio
6 3MF Stefano Baldan (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 29) 0 0 Italy ASD NibionnOggiono
7 4FW Ersid Pllumbaj (1989-04-26) 26 April 1989 (age 31) 4 1 Italy Virtus Bergamo
8 3MF Andrea Rota (1976-10-10) 10 October 1976 (age 43) 17 7 Italy Castellanzese
9 4FW Federico Corno (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 31) 0 0 Italy Caronnese
10 3MF Giacomo Innocenti (1989-08-01) 1 August 1989 (age 30) 5 5 Italy Castellazzo
11 3MF Gabriele Piantoni (1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 31) 4 0 Italy Grumellese
12 1GK Riccardo Zarri (1997-12-21) 21 December 1997 (age 22) 1 0 United States Greensboro Spartans
13 2DF Roberto Rudi (1987-04-13) 13 April 1987 (age 33) 8 0 Italy Varese Calcio
14 3MF Nicola Mazzotti (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 33) 7 1 Italy Fiorenzuola
15 2DF Nicolò Pavan (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Italy Chieri
16 4FW William Rosset (1983-02-13) 13 February 1983 (age 37) 10 2 Italy Castellazzo
17 2DF Marius Stankevičius (1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 38) 0 0 Italy Crema
18 4FW Giulio Valente (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 28) 3 0 Italy Inveruno
19 3MF Marco Garavelli (1981-03-04) 4 March 1981 (age 39) 15 5 Italy Casale
20 2DF Luca Ferri (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980 (age 40) 11 1 Italy Caravaggio
21 4FW Riccardo Ravasi (1994-12-09) 9 December 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Italy Grumellese
22 2DF Danny Magnè (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 30) 12 0 Italy Arquatese
23 4FW Asante Gullit Okyere (1988-05-23) 23 May 1988 (age 32) 0 0 Italy Giana Erminio

Important personalities[edit]

Managers[edit]

Manager Period Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Italy Leopold Siegel 1998-2000 10 3 4 3 030.0
Italy Renzo Bossi 2007-2012 19 17 2 0 089.5
Italy John Motta 2014 5 2 2 1 040.0
Italy Arturo Merlo 2015-20.. 27 15 6 6 055.6
Totals 61 37 14 10 60.65

Presidents of the Padania FA[edit]

Name Périod
Italy Marco Camerotto 1998-2000
Vacant position from 2000 to 2007
Italy Renzo Bossi 2007-2012
Italy Ivan Orsi 2013-2015
Italy Fabio Cerini 2015- 20..

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A luglio in Lapponia il Viva World Cup: partecipa la nostra rappresentativa. Siegel e Caldi alla guida della Lega Federale Calcio Padania" (in Italian). Padania Online. 7 March 2008. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2008.