Italy national under-18 football team


Italy Under-18
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurrini (The Little Blues)
AssociationItalian Football Federation (FIGC)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDaniele Franceschini
Top scorer
Home stadiumStadio "Livio Luzi", Camerino
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
Medal record

The Italian national under-18 football team represents Italy in international football at an under-18 age level and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio), the governing body for football in Italy. The team was known as Italy national under-17 football team prior 2001.

The current coach is Daniele Franceschini.

The under-18 team were compose of players from Italy national under-17 football team of the previous season, as well as new call-up. The team acted as the feeder team of Italy national under-19 football team, which compete in UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Before 2001, the name of the under-18 team was Italian national under-17 football team (as well as the current under-19 team, was named under-18). However, the age limit of the team was always[when?] under-17 (calendar age) at the start of season, or under-18 (calendar age) at the end of season. In the past, the cut-off date was on 1 August instead of 1 January.[5]

Current squad


  • The following players were called up for the Friendly match.
  • Match dates: 4 June 2021
  • Opposition:  Austria
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Sebastiano Desplanches (2003-03-11) 11 March 2003 (age 18) Milan
2 2DF Gabriele Mulazzi (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 18) Juventus
3 2DF Riccardo Turicchia (2003-02-05) 5 February 2003 (age 18) Juventus
4 3MF Duccio Degli Innocenti (2003-04-28) 28 April 2003 (age 18) Empoli
5 2DF Filippo Fiumanò (2003-02-23) 23 February 2003 (age 18) Juventus
6 2DF Daniele Ghilardi (2003-01-06) 6 January 2003 (age 18) Fiorentina
7 3MF Samuel Giovane (2003-03-28) 28 March 2003 (age 18) Atalanta
8 3MF Nicolò Cavuoti (2003-04-04) 4 April 2003 (age 18) Cagliari
9 4FW Destiny Egharevba (2003-02-04) 4 February 2003 (age 18) ChievoVerona
10 4FW Wilfried Gnonto (2003-11-05) 5 November 2003 (age 17) Zürich
11 4FW Henoc N'Gbesso (2003-03-12) 12 March 2003 (age 18) Milan
1GK Tommaso Bertini (2004-01-13) 13 January 2004 (age 17) Atalanta
1GK William Rovida (2003-03-14) 14 March 2003 (age 18) Inter Milan
2DF Franco Carboni (2003-04-04) 4 April 2003 (age 18) Inter Milan
2DF Diego Coppola (2003-12-28) 28 December 2003 (age 17) Hellas Verona
2DF Alessandro Fontanarosa (2003-02-07) 7 February 2003 (age 18) Inter Milan
2DF Davide Gentile (2003-12-19) 19 December 2003 (age 17) Fiorentina
2DF Luigi Palomba (2003-04-17) 17 April 2003 (age 18) Cagliari
3MF Tommaso Baldanzi (2003-03-23) 23 March 2003 (age 18) Empoli
3MF Cesare Casadei (2003-01-10) 10 January 2003 (age 18) Inter Milan
3MF Giacomo Faticanti (2004-07-31) 31 July 2004 (age 16) Roma
3MF Jacopo Fazzini (2003-03-16) 16 March 2003 (age 18) Empoli
3MF Filippo Terracciano (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 18) Hellas Verona
3MF Samuele Vignato (2004-02-24) 24 February 2004 (age 17) ChievoVerona
4FW Alessio Rosa (2003-05-14) 14 May 2003 (age 18) Atalanta

References


  1. "Nazionale in cifre - Classifica Marcatori - Nazionale U17". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. "Nazionale in cifre - Classifica Marcatori - Nazionale U18". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. "Nazionale in cifre - Elenco Gare - Nazionale U17". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. "Nazionale in cifre - Elenco Gare - Nazionale U18". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. "2001/2002 European Under-19 Preliminary Round Draw". UEFA. 7 November 2000. Archived from the original on 22 April 2001. Name change: On 13 April 2000, the UEFA Executive Committee endorsed a proposal made by the Youth Committee to re-name then competition in order to reflect reality. A few years ago, FIFA changed the cut-off date for age-limit competitions from 1 August to 1 January, which means that players are up to seven months older. This means that Under-18 players can be over 19 by the time they reach the final phase of the European Under-18 Championship. Therefore, for greater coherency, UEFA renamed the Under-18 competition as the European Under-19 Championship.