Italy national football B team

Italy national football B team
Association Lega B
(part of Italian Football Federation)
Head coach Massimo Piscedda
First colours
Second colours

Italy national football B team is the Italian national football team representative team of Serie B and is controlled by the Lega B. Due to sponsorship reasons, the team was credited as Under-21 Serie B TIM until 2010.

The team is the B team and feeder team of Italy national under-21 football team, which occasionally plays against other nations' under-21 teams. Unlike the main team, the U21 Serie B selected players from Serie B only and was controlled by Lega Calcio (later Lega B) instead of Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

The team also plays against football clubs, Under-20 Lega Pro (selected players from Lega Pro), Serie B Foreigners Best XI, The Football League under-21 team (in 2006) and internal friendlies, which the team split into blue and white team and against each other.

Recent fixture

Only matches played against national teams were listed.


The team had same age limit as the Italy U21 team. For 2014–2015 season, players born on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible to play. A feeder team of U21 team, some players were called up to U21 Serie B team before making their débuts for Italy U21.

The teams consist of players loaned to Serie B from Serie A clubs, youth products of Serie B and young talents signed by Serie B clubs from Lega Pro. Some players are scouted by Serie A clubs after good performances in Serie B.

Current squad

Squad to play Russian First League Selection on 26 November 2014[11]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Stefano Minelli (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 Brescia
12 1GK Mirko Pigliacelli (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 Frosinone (on loan from Parma)
2 2DF Mattia Bani (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 Pro Vercelli
3 2DF Antonio Barreca (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 Cittadella (on loan from Torino)
4 2DF Luca Bittante (1993-08-14) 14 August 1993 Avellino
5 2DF Marco Chiosa (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 Avellino (on loan from Torino)
6 2DF Alex Ferrari (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 Bologna
13 2DF Riccardo Fiamozzi (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 Varese
7 3MF Gennaro Acampora (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 Spezia
8 3MF Massimiliano Busellato (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 Cittadella
9 3MF Simone Emmanuello (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 Pro Vercelli
10 3MF Roberto Gagliardini (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 Spezia (on loan from Atalanta)
11 3MF Andrea Schiavone (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 Modena (on loan from Juventus)
13 3MF Matteo Ricci (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 Carpi (on loan from Roma)
14 4FW Niccolò Belloni (1994-07-10) 10 July 1994 Pro Vercelli (on loan from Inter)
15 4FW Stefano Beltrame (1993-02-08) 8 February 1993 Modena (on loan from Sampdoria)
16 4FW Eric Lanini (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 Virtus Entella (on loan at Palermo)
17 4FW Luca Paganini (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 Frosinone
18 4FW Antonio Rozzi (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 Bari (on loan from Lazio)
19 4FW Marco Valotti (1995-11-13) 13 November 1995 Brescia

Notable players

Players who won full caps or received a call-up for Italy senior team


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