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Flag of Italy Italy U21
Italy
Nickname(s) Azzurrini

(Little Blues)

Association Italian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA
Head coach Flag of Italy Devis Mangia
Captain Luca Caldirola
Most caps Andrea Pirlo (46)
Top scorer Alberto Gilardino (19)
Ground Various
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship appearances 16 (First in 1978)
Best result Winners, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2004


Current squad

Caps and goals as of 6 June 2013.

Name Date of birth (age) Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Francesco Bardi 18 January 1992 (1992-01-18) (age 28) Flag of Italy Novara 14 (0) v. Sweden, 24 March 2011
Simone Colombi 1 July 1991 (1991-07-01) (age 29) Flag of Italy Modena 2 (0) v. Scotland, 25 April 2012
Nicola Leali 30 June 1993 (1993-06-30) (age 27) Flag of Italy Virtus Lanciano 0 (0) N/A
Defenders
Luca Caldirola 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01) (age 29) Flag of Italy Cesena 27 (1) v. Turkey, 17 November 2010
Giulio Donati 5 February 1990 (1990-02-05) (age 30) Flag of Italy Grosseto 20 (0) v. Turkey, 17 November 2010
Marco Capuano 14 October 1991 (1991-10-14) (age 28) Flag of Italy Pescara 17 (0) v. Côte d'Ivoire, 1 June 2011
Cristiano Biraghi 1 September 1992 (1992-09-01) (age 27) Flag of Italy Cittadella 6 (0) v. Turkey, 17 November 2010
Matteo Bianchetti 17 March 1993 (1993-03-17) (age 27) Flag of Italy Hellas Verona 5 (0) v. Germany, 6 February 2013
Vasco Regini 9 September 1990 (1990-09-09) (age 29) Flag of Italy Empoli 2 (0) v. Russia, 22 March 2013
Midfielders
Luca Marrone 28 March 1990 (1990-03-28) (age 30) Flag of Italy Juventus 31 (1) v. Bosnia, 13 October 2009
Fausto Rossi 3 December 1990 (1990-12-03) (age 29) Flag of Italy Brescia 21 (1) v. Côte d'Ivoire, 1 June 2011
Riccardo Saponara 21 December 1991 (1991-12-21) (age 28) Flag of Italy Empoli 19 (2) v. England, 8 February 2011
Alessandro Florenzi 11 March 1991 (1991-03-11) (age 29) Flag of Italy Roma 14 (4) v. Hungary, 6 September 2011
Lorenzo Insigne 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04) (age 29) Flag of Italy Napoli 12 (7) v. Liechtenstein, 6 October 2011
Marco Crimi 17 March 1990 (1990-03-17) (age 30) Flag of Italy Grosseto 9 (0) v. Turkey, 10 November 2011
Andrea Bertolacci 11 January 1991 (1991-01-11) (age 29) Flag of Italy Genoa 6 (0) v. Switzerland, 10 August 2011
Marco Verratti 5 November 1992 (1992-11-05) (age 27) Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 4 (0) v. France, 28 February 2012
Strikers
Alberto Paloschi 4 January 1990 (1990-01-04) (age 30) Flag of Italy Chievo 28 (9) v. Germany, 18 November 2008
Manolo Gabbiadini 26 November 1991 (1991-11-26) (age 28) Flag of Italy Bologna 20 (10) v. Turkey, 17 November 2010
Mattia Destro 20 March 1991 (1991-03-20) (age 29) Flag of Italy Roma 15 (5) v. Wales, 7 September 2010
Marcos Parello 20 February 1990 (1990-02-20) (age 30) Flag of Australia Boondesalia F.C. 23 (22) v. Austria, 25 March 2009
Ciro Immobile 20 February 1990 (1990-02-20) (age 30) Flag of Italy Genoa 13 (7) v. Austria, 25 March 2009
Nicola Sansone 10 September 1991 (1991-09-10) (age 28) Flag of Italy Parma 5 (0) v. Scotland, 25 April 2012


Recent call-ups

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