Italy national under-16 football team

Italy
Association Italian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Patrizia Panico
Captain Mattia Sandri
Most caps
Top scorer Arturo Lupoli (11)[1]
FIFA code ITA
First colours
Second colours

The Italy national U-16 football team is the national under-16 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation. The team was known as Italy national under-15 football team prior 2001, to reflect the age limit at the start of season instead of currently end of season.

The Italy under-16 football team is a feeder team of the Italy under-17 team.

The under-16 team was known as the under-15 team prior to 2001; before 2001, the UEFA European Under-17 Championship was known as UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (the under-19 Championship was similarly known as the under-18 tournament) due to the name referring to the age limit at the start of a new season. Since the 2002 Tournament, the age in the name of the tournament has referred to the age limit at the end of season. The current manager is Daniele Zoratto, who took over from Bruno Tedino in 2014. They play the majority of their home matches at the Stadio Comunale "Filippo Pirani" in Grottammare, Marche.

History

The team regularly competes in the Montaigu Tournament, winning on two occasions (1999, 2003), finishing runner-up on four occasions (1982, 2000, 2004, 2006), and third place on a further two occasions (1994, 1995).[2]

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Matteo Soncin (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001 2 0 Milan
1GK Matteo Cardinali (2001-06-28) 28 June 2001 3 0 Roma

2DF Giacomo Siniega (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 2 0 Fiorentina
2DF Francesco Semeraro (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 6 0 Roma
2DF Antony Angileri (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 6 1 Palermo
2DF Nicoló Armini (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 5 1 Lazio
2DF Gabriel Basani (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 5 0 Milan

3MF Sebastiano Finardi (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 7 0 Atalanta
3MF Davide Ghislandi (2001-06-16) 16 June 2001 7 1 Atalanta
3MF Alberto Barazzetta (2001-02-18) 18 February 2001 5 0 Milan
3MF Emmanuel Gyabuaa (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 7 0 Atalanta
3MF Giuseppe Iglio (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 3 0 Milan
3MF Mattia Sandri (captain) (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 6 0 Torino

4FW Riccardo Tonin (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 4 1 Milan
4FW Roberto Piccoli (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 7 2 Atalanta
4FW Elia Petrelli (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 1 0 Juventus
4FW Eric Lirussi (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 7 0 Udinese
4FW Edoardo Vergnani (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 7 4 Inter

References

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