Italy national under-17 football team

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Italy Under-17
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AssociationItalian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMassimiliano Favo
FIFA codeITA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1985)
Best resultFourth place (1987)
European Championship
Appearances20 (first in 1982)
Best resultChampions (1982, 2024)

The Italy national U-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

The team competes in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, held every year. The team, if qualified, also competes in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is held every two years.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Under-17 World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
FIFA Under-16 World Championship
China 1985 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 3 4
Canada 1987 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 8 4
Scotland 1989 Did not qualify
Italy 1991 Group stage 10th 3 0 2 1 2 3
FIFA Under-17 World Championship
Japan 1993 Group stage 10th 3 0 1 2 1 6
Ecuador 1995 Did not qualify
Egypt 1997
New Zealand 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Finland 2003
Peru 2005 Group stage 13th 3 1 1 1 6 7
FIFA Under-17 World Cup
South Korea 2007 Did not qualify
Nigeria 2009 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 1 1 6 4
Mexico 2011 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2013 Round of 16 13th 4 2 0 2 3 5
Chile 2015 Did not qualify
India 2017
Brazil 2019 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 0 2 9 5
Peru 2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[1]
Indonesia 2023 Did not qualify
Qatar 2025 To be determined
Total 8/20 4th 32 13 6 13 38 38

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Under-17 Championship[edit]

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
UEFA European Under-16 Championship
Italy 1982 Champions 2 1 1 0 2 1 Squad
West Germany 1984 Did not qualify
Hungary 1985 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad
Greece 1986 Runners-up 3 2 2 1 7 4 Squad
France 1987 Champions[a] 3 3 2 0 8 4 Squad
Spain 1988 Did not qualify
Denmark 1989 Group stage 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad
East Germany 1990 Did not qualify
Switzerland 1991
Cyprus 1992 Third place 3 3 1 1 8 2 Squad
Turkey 1993 Runners-up 3 2 1 0 5 3 Squad
Republic of Ireland 1994 Did not qualify
Belgium 1995 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad
Austria 1996 Did not qualify
Germany 1997 Group stage 3 0 1 2 6 6 Squad
Scotland 1998 Runners-up 5 4 1 1 12 6 Squad
Czech Republic 1999 Did not qualify
Israel 2000
England 2001 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 8 7 Squad
UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 Squad
France 2004 Did not qualify
Italy 2005 Third place 5 3 0 2 4 3 Squad
Luxembourg 2006 Did not qualify (Elite round)
Belgium 2007
Turkey 2008
Germany 2009 Semi-finals 4 1 1 2 3 6 Squad
Liechtenstein 2010 Did not qualify (Qualifying round)
Serbia 2011 Did not qualify (Elite round)
Slovenia 2012
Slovakia 2013 Runners-up 4 2 3 0 5 2 Squad
Malta 2014 Did not qualify (Elite round)
Bulgaria 2015 Quarter-finals 3 1 1 2 3 5 Squad
Azerbaijan 2016 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6 Squad
Croatia 2017 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 5 Squad
England 2018 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 10 5 Squad
Republic of Ireland 2019 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 14 8 Squad
Estonia 2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4][5]
Cyprus 2021
Israel 2022 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 5 5 Squad
Hungary 2023 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad
Cyprus 2024 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 2 Squad

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours[edit]

  • Under-16 era (1982–2001)

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up for the 2024 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Massimo Pessina (2007-12-25) 25 December 2007 (age 16) Italy Bologna
12 1GK Alessandro Longoni (2008-01-31) 31 January 2008 (age 16) Italy AC Milan

2 2DF Emanuel Benjamin (2007-07-14) 14 July 2007 (age 16) Spain Real Madrid
3 2DF Cristian Cama (2007-06-05) 5 June 2007 (age 17) Italy Roma
5 2DF Francesco Verde (2007-02-21) 21 February 2007 (age 17) Italy Juventus
6 2DF Christian Garofalo (2007-01-04) 4 January 2007 (age 17) Italy Napoli
13 2DF Lamine Ballo (2007-05-10) 10 May 2007 (age 17) Italy Inter Milan
15 2DF Andrea Natali (2008-01-28) 28 January 2008 (age 16) Spain Barcelona
16 2DF Federico Nardin (2007-02-18) 18 February 2007 (age 17) Italy Roma
18 2DF Giovanni Lauricella (2007-01-11) 11 January 2007 (age 17) Italy Empoli

4 3MF Matteo Mantini (2007-08-27) 27 August 2007 (age 16) Italy Inter Milan
7 3MF Federico Coletta (2007-05-29) 29 May 2007 (age 17) Italy Roma
8 3MF Alessandro Di Nunzio (2007-04-21) 21 April 2007 (age 17) Italy Roma
14 3MF Emanuele Sala (2007-11-28) 28 November 2007 (age 16) Italy AC Milan
17 3MF Matteo Lontani (2007-03-26) 26 March 2007 (age 17) Italy Juventus
20 3MF Andrea Orlandi (2007-01-24) 24 January 2007 (age 17) Italy Empoli

9 4FW Francesco Camarda (2008-03-10) 10 March 2008 (age 16) Italy AC Milan
10 4FW Mattia Liberali (2007-04-06) 6 April 2007 (age 17) Italy AC Milan
11 4FW Mattia Mosconi (c) (2007-03-26) 26 March 2007 (age 17) Italy Inter Milan
19 4FW Thomas Campaniello (2008-02-29) 29 February 2008 (age 16) Italy Empoli

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Italy won the final of the 1987 UEFA European Under-16 Championship 1–0 against the Soviet Union. However, UEFA ruled that Riccardo Secci had been ineligible to participate in the competition. UEFA stripped Italy of their title and decided to not reaward the under-16 European title that year.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Update on FIFA Women's World Cup and men's youth competitions". FIFA. 24 December 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Italy success overruled". UEFA. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20240514145723/https://www.figc.it/it/nazionali/palmares-storia/la-vittoria-europea-1986-revocata-agli-azzurrini/
  4. ^ "UEFA postpones all June national team matches". UEFA. 1 April 2020.
  5. ^ "2020/21 Under-17 EURO cancelled". UEFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  6. ^ "A Cipro si alza il sipario sull'élite round. I 20 Azzurrini convocati da Corradi" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. 3 March 2024. Retrieved 6 March 2023.