|Most caps Andrea Pirlo (46)|
Appearances 18 (first in 1978)
Head coach Luigi Di Biagio
|Top scorer Alberto Gilardino (19)|
Captain Marco Benassi
Association Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
Best result Winners: (1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2004)
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The Italy national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.
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- UEFA U 23 Championship Record
- UEFA U 21 Championship Record
- Olympics football Record
- Mediterranean Games Record
- Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
- Current players
- Current squad
- Recent call ups
The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years. Italy is the most successful nation in the history of the competition, with five Championships won (1992, 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2004). Italy has also been twice runner-up of the competition, in 1986 and 2013.
From 1990 to 2004 the team established near-total dominance of European Under-21 football, winning five of the seven tournaments.
Italy's Under-21s played the first match at the new Wembley Stadium, on 24 March 2007, against England Under-21s. The game resulted in a 3-3 draw, with Giampaolo Pazzini scoring all 3 goals for the Azzurrini.
Prior to the 2008 Olympic games, Italy U-21s went on to win the 2008 Toulon Tournament by beating Chile (1-0) in the final. It was the first time they had won this tournament, previously their best had been runner-up on two occasions.
In the 2015 U-21 Championship Italy was eliminated in the group stage.
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UEFA U-23 Championship Record
Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, Italy's record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.
UEFA U-21 Championship Record
Olympics football Record
Since 1992 Olympics football changed to U-23 event, and the European U-21 teams, technically is a U-23 teams. The winner, runner-up and third place of UEFA U-21 Championship qualify for Olympics.
Mediterranean Games Record
Mediterranean Games Football tournament was U-23 event in 1993 and 1997.
Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
Only official matches are reported.
Players born in 1994 or later are eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
The following eligible players have been called up in the squad.
Note: Players in italics have already been called up to the senior team for official matches (training camps excluded).
The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against Poland on 23 March 2017 and Spain on 27 March 2017.
Caps and goals updated as of 14 November 2016, after the match against Denmark.
Following are listed players called up in the previous 12 months that are still eligible to represent the Under-21 team.