Italy national under-21 football team
The Italy national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Italy. They are the most successful team in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship (with 5 titles).
Andrea Pirlo has made the most appearances for the team, with 46, and Alberto Gilardino is the top scorer, with 19 goals.
UEFA U-23 Championship Record[change | change source]
- 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1974: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 1976: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
UEFA U-21 Championship Record[change | change source]
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2011||Did not qualify|
Olympics football Record[change | change source]
|Olympic medal record|
Since 1992 Olympics football changed to U-23 event, and the European U-21 teams, technically is a U-23 teams. The winner, runner-up and third place of UEFA U-21 Championship qualify for Olympics.
- Before 1992: See Italy national football team
- 1992: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 1996: Group stage.
- 2000: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 2004: Bronze Medal.
- 2008: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 2012: Did not qualify.
- 2016: Did not qualify.
- 2020: Did not qualify
Coaches[change | change source]
- As of 6 July 2016
- 1976–1986: Azeglio Vicini
- 1986–1996: Cesare Maldini
- 1996–1997: Rossano Giampaglia
- 1997–2000: Marco Tardelli
- 2000–2006: Claudio Gentile
- 2006–2010: Pierluigi Casiraghi
- 2010–2012: Ciro Ferrara
- 2012–2013: Devis Mangia
- 2013–present: Luigi Di Biagio
Related pages[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21/U-23 Championships.