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 coachBernardo Corradi
FIFA codeITA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1985)
Best resultFourth place (1987)
European Championship
Appearances20 (first in 1982)
Best resultChampions (1982)

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]
Peru 2023 To be determined
Total 8/18 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[3][4]
Cyprus 2021
Israel 2022 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 5 5 Squad
Hungary 2023 Qualified
Cyprus 2024

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2021[edit]

11 August Friendly Italy  3–0  Switzerland Lecco, Italy
17:00 CEST Carboni 8'
Di Maggio 29'
Bolzan 78'
Report Stadium: Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi
Referee: Federico Olmi Zippilli (Italy)
13 August Friendly Switzerland  1–0  Italy Losone, Switzerland
11:30 CEST Deme 52' Report Stadium: Campo Saleggi
Referee: Logan Berchier (United States)
1 September 4 Nations Tournament Italy  3–0  Israel Duisburg, Germany
15:00 CEST Bolzan 17' (pen.), 26', 60' Report Stadium: Bezirkssportanlage Wedau
Referee: Timo Gansloweit (Germany)
3 September 4 Nations Tournament Italy  0–0  Belgium Duisburg, Germany
16:00 CEST Report Stadium: Bezirkssportanlage Wedau
Referee: David-Markus Koj (Germany)
6 September 4 Nations Tournament Germany  2–1  Italy Duisburg, Germany
11:00 CEST Weiper 33'
Pejcinovic 85'
Report Chiarodia 21' Stadium: Bezirkssportanlage Wedau
Referee: Thibaut Scheer (Germany)
27 October 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 12 Italy  5–0  Albania Portadown, Northern Ireland
19:00 BST Di Maggio 9'
Ciammaglichella 19'
Bruno 55'
Bolzan 64'
Marconi 66'
Report Stadium: Shamrock Park
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
30 October 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 12 Italy  2–0  Northern Ireland Larne, Northern Ireland
15:00 BST Carboni 48'
Marconi 90+3'
Report Stadium: Inver Park
Referee: Dario Bel (Croatia)
2 November 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 12 Scotland  0–3  Italy Portadown, Northern Ireland
15:00 GMT Report Di Maggio 31'
Carboni 50' (pen.)
Bolzan 87'
Stadium: Shamrock Park
Referee: Dario Bel (Croatia)
7 December Friendly Italy  3–1  France Coverciano, Italy
14:30 CET Carboni 8'
Bolzan 14'
Vacca 87'
Report Diallo 64' Stadium: Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano
Referee: Erminio Cerbasi (Italy)
9 December Friendly Italy  2–1  France Coverciano, Italy
11:00 CET Bolzan 75', 90+2' Report Michal 22' Stadium: Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano
Referee: Andrea Zoppi (Italy)

2022[edit]

22 February Friendly Italy  1–0  Turkey Monteriggioni, Italy
14:30 CET Ciammaglichella 58' Report Stadium: Stadio Daniele Berni
Referee: Dario Di Francesco (Italy)
24 February Friendly Turkey  3–2  Italy Poggibonsi, Italy
11:00 CET Sönmez 8'
Özdemir 76'
Ay 90+4'
Report Bolzan 80'
Chiarodia 90+5'
Stadium: Stadio Stefano Lotti
Referee: Simone Galipò (Italy)
20 April 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying EG 6 Italy  1–0  Poland Siena, Italy
15:00 CEST Zięba 48' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Referee: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania)
23 April 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying EG 6 Italy  1–0  Kosovo Poggibonsi, Italy
15:00 CEST Bolzan 75' (pen.) Report Stadium: Stadio Stefano Lotti
Referee: Rob Hennessy (Republic of Ireland)
26 April 2022 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying EG 6 Ukraine  1–3  Italy Siena, Italy
15:00 CEST Yanovich Red card 57'
Kremchanin soccer ball with red X 62'
Balaba 90+4'
Report Vacca 28'
Di Maggio 59'
Lipani 74'
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Referee: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania)
16 May 2022 UEFA U17 Euro Group A Italy  2–3  Germany Ness Ziona, Israel
17:30 IDT Bruno 44'
Bolzan 48'
Report Bischof 24'
Wanner 27'
Pejčinović 56'
Stadium: Ness Ziona Stadium
Attendance: 483
Referee: Willy Delajod (France)
19 May 2022 UEFA U17 Euro Group A Israel  0–1  Italy Ness Ziona, Israel
20:00 IDT Report Esposito 75' Stadium: Ness Ziona Stadium
Attendance: 1,424
Referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (Austria)
22 May 2022 UEFA U17 Euro Group A Luxembourg  0–1  Italy Ramat Gan, Israel
20:00 IDT Report Di Maggio 25' (pen.) Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Referee: Tom Owen (Wales)
25 May 2022 UEFA U17 Euro QF Netherlands  2–1  Italy Netanya, Israel
20:00 IDT Misehouy 27'
Van Duiven 43'
Report Lipani 64' Stadium: Netanya Stadium
Referee: Willy Delajod (France)
19 August Friendly Italy  v  Switzerland TBC
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
21 August Friendly Switzerland  v  Italy TBC
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
5 October 2023 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 8 Italy  5-2  Kosovo Kosovo
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
8 October 2023 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 8 Italy  4-0  Finland Kosovo
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
11 October 2023 UEFA U17 Euro qualifying Group 8 Greece  v  Italy Kosovo
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
29 November Friendly Italy  v  Hungary TBC
TBC Report Stadium: TBC
1 December Friendly Hungary  v  Italy TBC
TBC Report Stadium: TBC

Honours[edit]

Years in Italics indicate the Championship was held during the Under-16 era.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players were called up for the friendly matches.[5]
  • Match dates: 29 November and 1 December 2022
  • Opposition:  Hungary
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 29 November 2022, after the match against  Hungary
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tommaso Martinelli (2006-01-06) 6 January 2006 (age 16) 4 0 Italy Fiorentina
1GK Francesco Plaia (2006-03-29) 29 March 2006 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Spezia

2DF Matteo Cocchi (2007-02-01) 1 February 2007 (age 15) 5 0 Italy Inter Milan
2DF Fabio Desole (2006-01-01) 1 January 2006 (age 16) 1 0 Italy Torino
2DF Roberto D'Intino (2006-03-11) 11 March 2006 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Parma
2DF Vittorio Magni (2006-06-01) 1 June 2006 (age 16) 1 0 Italy AC Milan
2DF Filippo Pagnucco (2006-02-09) 9 February 2006 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Juventus
2DF Gabriel Ramaj (2006-02-09) 9 February 2006 (age 16) 6 1 Italy Atalanta
2DF Edoardo Sadotti (2006-02-27) 27 February 2006 (age 16) 4 0 Italy Fiorentina
2DF Alessandro Ventre (2006-02-24) 24 February 2006 (age 16) 5 0 Italy Juventus
2DF Francesco Verde (2007-02-21) 21 February 2007 (age 15) 4 0 Italy Juventus

3MF Andrea Bonanomi (2006-01-01) 1 January 2006 (age 16) 1 0 Italy Atalanta
3MF Lorenzo Carfora (2006-01-11) 11 January 2006 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Benevento
3MF Francesco Crapisto (2006-01-15) 15 January 2006 (age 16) 4 0 Italy Juventus
3MF Mattia Mannini (2006-07-08) 8 July 2006 (age 16) 6 1 Italy Roma
3MF Leonardo Mendicino (2006-01-01) 1 January 2006 (age 16) 6 2 Italy Atalanta

4FW Gabriele Finocchiaro (2006-03-16) 16 March 2006 (age 16) 4 1 Italy Juventus
4FW Mattia Liberali (2007-04-06) 6 April 2007 (age 15) 1 0 Italy AC Milan
4FW Federico Ragnoli Galli (2006-01-24) 24 January 2006 (age 16) 6 2 Italy Atalanta
4FW Emanuele Rao (2006-03-28) 28 March 2006 (age 16) 4 0 Italy SPAL
4FW Tommaso Ravaglioli (2006-02-20) 20 February 2006 (age 16) 4 3 Italy Bologna
4FW Marco Romano (2006-03-01) 1 March 2006 (age 16) 4 2 Italy Genoa
4FW Filippo Scotti (2006-11-11) 11 November 2006 (age 16) 5 3 Italy AC Milan

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up within the last twelve months, and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Francesco Tommasi (2006-03-08) 8 March 2006 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Inter Milan v.  Greece, 11 October 2022

DF Tommaso Della Mora (2006-07-17) 17 July 2006 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Inter Milan v.  Greece, 11 October 2022
DF Thomas Renda (2006-09-16) 16 September 2006 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Fiorentina v.  Greece, 11 October 2022

MF Simone Pafundi (2006-03-14) 14 March 2006 (age 16) 4 3 Italy Udinese v.  Greece, 11 October 2022
MF Lorenzo Riccio (2006-07-25) 25 July 2006 (age 16) 4 0 Italy Atalanta v.  Greece, 11 October 2022

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 Roberto 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]

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. ^ "UEFA postpones all June national team matches". UEFA. 1 April 2020.
  4. ^ "2020/21 Under-17 EURO cancelled". UEFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Ventiquattro i convocati di Corradi per le due amichevoli contro l'Ungheria" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. 24 November 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022.