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Italy national football team records

This article lists various football records of the Italy national football team.

Contents

Appearances

As of 15 November 2016, the players with the most appearances for Italy are:

Players in bold are still active.

Most appearances at the FIFA World Cup
Paolo Maldini, 23
Most appearances at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Fabio Cannavaro, 32
Most appearances at the FIFA World Cup and FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Fabio Cannavaro, 50
Most minutes played in FIFA World Cup matches
Paolo Maldini, 2216 minutes
Most FIFA World Cups part of the squad
Gianluigi Buffon, 5
Most FIFA World Cups played in
Gianluigi Buffon, Gianni Rivera, Giuseppe Bergomi, Paolo Maldini, and Fabio Cannavaro, all at 4
Most appearances at the UEFA European Championship
Gianluigi Buffon, 17
Most appearances in UEFA European Championship qualifying
Gianluigi Buffon, 41
Most appearances at the UEFA European Championship and UEFA European Championship qualifying
Gianluigi Buffon, 58
Most minutes played in European Championship matches
Gianluigi Buffon, 1620 minutes
Most UEFA European Championships played in
Gianluigi Buffon and Alessandro Del Piero, 4
Most appearances at the FIFA Confederations Cup
Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Riccardo Montolivo, all at 8
Most FIFA Confederations Cups played in
Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo, Alberto Gilardino, all at 2
Most appearances at the Central European International Cup
Giuseppe Meazza, 16
Most appearances at the Olympics
Adolfo Baloncieri, 11
Most appearances as a substitute
Alessandro Del Piero, 30
Most appearances as a substitute at the FIFA World Cup
Alessandro Del Piero, 7
Most appearances as a substitute at the UEFA European Championship
Alessandro Del Piero, 6
Most FIFA World Cup matches won
Paolo Maldini, 14
Oldest player
Dino Zoff, 41 years 89 days, 29 May 1983, 0–2 vs. Sweden
Youngest player
Renzo De Vecchi, 16 years 112 days, 26 May 1910, 6–1 vs. Hungary
Youngest outfield player to feature in a match post-World War II
Giuseppe Bergomi, 18 years 113 days, 14 April 1982, 0–1 vs. East Germany
Youngest unofficial player to feature in a match
Rodolfo Gavinelli, 16 years 98 days, 9 April 1911, 2–2 vs. France
Oldest debutant
Emiliano Moretti, 33 years 160 days, 18 November 2014, 1–0 vs. Albania
Oldest player to feature at the FIFA World Cup
Dino Zoff, 40 years 133 days, 11 July 1982, 3–1 vs. West Germany
Youngest player to feature at the FIFA World Cup
Giuseppe Bergomi, 18 years 195 days, 5 July 1982, 3–2 vs. Brazil
Oldest player to feature at a FIFA World Cup Final
Dino Zoff, 40 years 133 days, 11 July 1982, 3–1 vs. West Germany
Youngest player to feature at a FIFA World Cup Final
Giuseppe Bergomi, 18 years 201 days, 11 July 1982, 3–1 vs. West Germany
Youngest goalkeeper to feature in a match
Gianluigi Donnarumma, 17 years 189 days, 1 September 2016, 1–3 vs. France
Most FIFA World Cup titles
Giovanni Ferrari, Giuseppe Meazza, Eraldo Monzeglio, all at 2 (1934 and 1938)
Most Central European International Cup titles
Giuseppe Meazza, Eraldo Monzeglio, Alfredo Pitto, all at 2 (1927–30 and 1933–35)
Only player to win both the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship
Dino Zoff (1968 and 1982)
Only players to win both the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Gold Medal
Sergio Bertoni, Alfredo Foni, Ugo Locatelli, Pietro Rava (1936 and 1938)

Goalscorers

As of 15 November 2016, the players with the most goals for Italy are:

Players in bold are still active.

First goal
Pietro Lana, 15 May 1910, 6–2 vs. France
Most goals at the FIFA World Cup
Christian Vieri, Paolo Rossi, and Roberto Baggio, all at 9
Most goals at a single FIFA World Cup
Paolo Rossi and Salvatore Schillaci, both at 6
Most goals at the FIFA World Cup and FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Luigi Riva, 17
Most FIFA World Cups scored in
Roberto Baggio, 3
Most goals in FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Luigi Riva, 14
First goal in a FIFA World Cup match
Angelo Schiavio, 27 May 1934, 7–1 vs. United States
First goal in a FIFA World Cup qualifier match
Anfilogino Guarisi, 25 March 1934, 4–0 vs. Greece
Most goals at the UEFA European Championship
Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano, both at 3
Most goals at a single UEFA European Championship
Mario Balotelli, 3
Most goals at the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA European Championship qualifying
Filippo Inzaghi, 14
Most goals in UEFA European Championship qualifying
Filippo Inzaghi, 12
First goal in a UEFA European Championship match
Angelo Domenghini, 8 June 1968, 1–1 vs. Yugoslavia
First goal in a UEFA European Championship qualifying match
Gianni Rivera, 2 December 1962, 6–0 vs. Turkey
Most goals at the FIFA Confederations Cup
Mario Balotelli, Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi, all at 2
Most goals at a single FIFA Confederations Cup
Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi, both at 2
First goal in a FIFA Confederations Cup match
Giuseppe Rossi, 15 June 2009, 3–1 vs. United States
Most goals at the Central European International Cup
Giuseppe Meazza, 8
First goal in a Central European International Cup match
Julio Libonatti, 23 October 1927, 2–2 vs. Czechoslovakia
Most goals at the Olympics
Adolfo Baloncieri, 8
First goal in an Olympic match
Franco Bontadini, 29 June 1912, 2–3 vs. Finland
Most goals in Friendlies
Giuseppe Meazza, 20
Fastest goal
Emanuele Giaccherini, 19 seconds, 11 June 2013, 2–2 vs. Haiti
Fastest goal at the FIFA World Cup
Pietro Ferraris, 5 June 1938, 2–1 vs. Norway, and Bruno Mora, 7 June 1962, 3–0 vs. Switzerland, both in the 2nd minute of play
Fastest goal by a substitute at the UEFA European Championship
Alessandro Altobelli, 17 June 1988, 2–0 vs. Denmark, after 1 minute
Oldest goalscorer
Christian Panucci, 35 years 62 days, 13 June 2008, 1–1 vs. Romania
Youngest goalscorer
Bruno Nicolè, 18 years 258 days, 9 November 1958, 2–2 vs. France
Oldest goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup
Daniele Massaro, 33 years 36 days, 28 June 1994, 1–1 vs. Mexico
Youngest goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup
Giacomo Bulgarelli, 21 years 226 days, 7 June 1962, 3–0 vs. Switzerland
Youngest goalscorer in a UEFA European Championship Final
Pietro Anastasi, 20 years 64 days, 10 June 1968, 2–0 vs. Yugoslavia
Oldest goalscorer at the UEFA European Championship
Christian Panucci, 35 years 62 days, 13 June 2008, 1–1 vs. Romania
Most goals by a midfielder
Adolfo Baloncieri, 25
Most goals by a midfielder post-World War II
Daniele De Rossi, 19
Most goals by a defender
Antonio Cabrini, 9
Most goals from a penalty kick
Roberto Baggio, 7
Most goals from a penalty kick at the FIFA World Cup
Roberto Baggio, 2
Most goals from a penalty kick at the UEFA European Championship
Leonardo Bonucci, Filippo Inzaghi, Andrea Pirlo, all at 1
Most goals from a penalty kick in a single match
Alessandro Del Piero, 2, 11 October 2000, 2–0 vs. Georgia
Most goals in penalty shoot-outs
Franco Baresi and Andrea Pirlo, both at 3
Most goals by a substitute
Enrico Chiesa and Alessandro Del Piero, both at 5
Most goals by a substitute at the FIFA World Cup
Alessandro Del Piero and Gianni Rivera, both at 2
Most goals by a substitute at the UEFA European Championship
Alessandro Altobelli, Mario Balotelli, Luigi De Agostini, Antonio Di Natale, all at 1
Most own goals
Sandro Salvadore, 2
Most own goals at the FIFA World Cup
Cristian Zaccardo, 1, 17 June 2006, 1–1 vs. United States
Italy's 100th goal at the FIFA World Cup finals
Luigi Di Biagio, 17 June 1998, 3–0 vs. Cameroon

Goalkeeping

Most clean sheets
Gianluigi Buffon, 72
Least number of goals conceded in a single FIFA World Cup by a starting FIFA World Cup winning goalkeeper
Gianluigi Buffon, 2
Most clean sheets in a single FIFA World Cup
Gianluigi Buffon and Walter Zenga, 5
Longest unbeaten streak
Dino Zoff, 1142 minutes
Longest unbeaten streak at the FIFA World Cup
Walter Zenga, 518 minutes
Most consecutive clean sheets at the FIFA World Cup
Walter Zenga, 5
Longest unbeaten streak at the UEFA European Championship
Dino Zoff, 494 minutes
Longest unbeaten streak in UEFA European Championship qualifying matches
Gianluigi Buffon, 644 minutes
Longest unbeaten streak in UEFA European Championship and UEFA European Championship qualifying matches
Dino Zoff, 784 minutes (including 8 consecutive clean sheets, 1975–80)
Fewest goals conceded in a single UEFA European Championship by a starting UEFA European Championship winning goalkeeper
Dino Zoff, 1
Most penalty kicks saved
Gianluigi Buffon, 5
Most penalty kicks saved at the FIFA World Cup
Gianluigi Buffon, 1
Most penalty kicks saved at the UEFA European Championship
Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Toldo, both at 1
Most penalty kicks saved in UEFA European Championship penalty shoot-outs
Gianluigi Buffon, 3

Coaching

Most manager appearances on the Italy bench
Enzo Bearzot, 104
Most FIFA World Cups coached in
Enzo Bearzot, 3
Most FIFA World Cup appearances as a manager
Enzo Bearzot, 18
Most FIFA World Cup matches won as a manager
Enzo Bearzot, 9
Most FIFA World Cup titles as a manager
Vittorio Pozzo, 2 (1934 and 1938)

Captains

First captain
Francesco Calì, 15 May 1910, 6–2 vs. France
Youngest captain
Bruno Nicolè, 21 years 61 days, 25 April 1961, 3–2 vs. Northern Ireland
Most appearances as captain
Fabio Cannavaro, 79
Most appearances as captain as a goalkeeper
Gianluigi Buffon, 70
Most appearances as captain at the UEFA European Championship
Gianluigi Buffon, 13 (2008–2016)
Longest serving captain
Giacinto Facchetti, 1966–1977

List of captaincy periods of the various captains throughout the years.

Hat-tricks

Three goals or more in a single match on the greatest number of occasions
Luigi Riva, three times
Most hat-tricks at a FIFA World Cup
Angelo Schiavio, 27 May 1934, 7–1 vs. United States, and Paolo Rossi, 5 July 1982, 3–2 vs. Brazil, both at 1

As of 8 June 2014

Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first.

Bookings

Most red cards
Giancarlo Antognoni, Franco Causio, Daniele De Rossi, all at 2
First goalkeeper to be sent off at a FIFA World Cup
Gianluca Pagliuca, 1, 23 June 1994, 1–0 vs Norway

Team records

Venue most played in
Stadio Olimpico, 44
Largest victory
10–0 vs. United States, 4 April 1975
Largest official victory
9–0 vs. United States, 2 August 1948
Largest FIFA World Cup victory
7–1 vs. United States, 27 May 1934
Largest UEFA European Championship victory
2–0, achieved seven times
Largest defeat
1–7 vs. Hungary, 6 April 1924
Largest FIFA World Cup defeat
1–4 vs. Switzerland, 23 June 1954 and Brazil, 21 June 1970
Largest UEFA European Championship defeat
0–4 vs. Spain, 1 July 2012
Most total goals in a single match
9–4 vs. France, 18 January 1920
Most consecutive victories
9, 15 May 1938 vs. Belgium – 26 March 1939 vs. Germany
Most consecutive defeats
3, achieved twice, most recently 23 June 1974 vs. Poland – 20 November 1974 vs. Netherlands
Most consecutive matches without victory
8, 15 January 1958 vs. Northern Ireland – 29 November 1959 vs. Hungary
Most consecutive matches without defeat
30, 24 November 1935 vs. Hungary – 20 July 1939 vs. Finland
Most consecutive draws
5, 8 June 1997 vs. Brazil – 29 October 1997 vs. Russia
Most consecutive matches without a draw
20, achieved twice, most recently 22 November 1975 vs. Netherlands – 25 January 1978 vs. Spain
Most consecutive matches with at least one Italian goal scored
43, 20 May 1931 vs. Scotland – 31 October 1937 vs. Switzerland
Most consecutive matches with no Italian goals scored
3, achieved four times, most recently 15 November 2011 vs. Uruguay – 1 June 2012 vs. Russia
Most consecutive matches with at least one goal conceded on Italy
18, 31 January 1915 vs. Switzerland – 1 January 1923 vs. Germany
Most consecutive matches with no goals conceded on Italy
12, 7 October 1972 vs. Luxembourg – 8 June 1974 vs. Austria

All-time record

  • FIFA World Cup
  • Winner (4): 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
  • Runner-up (2): 1970, 1994
  • Third place (1): 1990
  • Fourth place (1): 1978
  • UEFA European Championship
  • Winner (1): 1968
  • Runner-up (2): 2000, 2012
  • Fourth place (1): 1980
  • Semi-finals (1): 1988
  • FIFA Confederations Cup
  • Third place (1): 2013
  • Olympic football tournament
  • Gold Medal (1): 1936
  • Bronze Medal (2): 1928, 2004
  • Central European International Cup
  • Winner (2): 1927–30, 1933–35
  • Runner-up (2): 1931–32, 1936–38
  • References

    Italy national football team records Wikipedia


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