Italy national under-16 football team

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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
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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.

Association football Team field sport

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Italian Football Federation governing body of association football in Italy

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

Italy national under-17 football team Selected team of Italian football players under 17 years

The Italy national U-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

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.

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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]

The Montaigu Tournament is an international association football competition that is contested by under-16 national teams. The tournament was founded in 1973 by Dutchman André Van Den Brink who was the president of FC Montaigu, a French amateur football team. The tournament is also known as "Mondial Minimes".

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Matteo Soncin (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
1 GK Matteo Cardinali (2001-06-28) 28 June 2001 (age 18)30 Flag of Italy.svg Roma

2 DF Giacomo Siniega (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina
2 DF Francesco Semeraro (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18)60 Flag of Italy.svg Roma
2 DF Antony Angileri (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 18)61 Flag of Italy.svg Palermo
2 DF Nicoló Armini (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 (age 18)51 Flag of Italy.svg Lazio
2 DF Gabriel Basani (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 18)50 Flag of Italy.svg Milan

3 MF Sebastiano Finardi (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 18)70 Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
3 MF Davide Ghislandi (2001-06-16) 16 June 2001 (age 18)71 Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
3 MF Alberto Barazzetta (2001-02-18) 18 February 2001 (age 18)50 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
3 MF Emmanuel Gyabuaa (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 (age 18)70 Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
3 MF Giuseppe Iglio (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 (age 18)30 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
3 MF Mattia Sandri (captain) (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 (age 18)60 Flag of Italy.svg Torino

4 FW Riccardo Tonin (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 18)41 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
4 FW Roberto Piccoli (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 18)72 Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
4 FW Elia Petrelli (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18)10 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
4 FW Eric Lirussi (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 (age 18)70 Flag of Italy.svg Udinese
4 FW Edoardo Vergnani (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 18)74 Flag of Italy.svg Inter

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