National university football team of Italy


November 27, 2021

The Italian National University football team, whose players are nicknamed the Azzurri, is the university football representative of Italy and is placed under the aegis of the Italian Football Federation.


The Italian team is made up of players who are no more than 28 years old and are enrolled (or undergraduates) at university during the current academic year.


The activity develops in two-year cycles in which the Italian Football Federation selects the best Italian footballers through selections that are usually held at the Federal Center of Coverciano, home to the training of the senior national team. In Coverciano only the best players are called up by the FIGC who, in addition to playing between the second and third levels of the various national championships, must at least be enrolled in one of the various universities. Every two years, the world championships of national university, also called Universiade. The nation that has most often hosted the university world championships (or the Universiade) is Italy (nine editions). The National University is a selection between Serie B and Lega Pro players, where usually the players who distinguish themselves are subjected to the attention of the Under 21 National Team and subsequently of the Major National Team. The Italian university football team has won two world competitions to date: during the Universiade held in Sicily in 1997 and in South Korea in 2015.


List of players called to the XXX Universiade of Naples from 3 to 14 July 2019.


Coach: Daniele Arrigoni Assistant coach: Luigi Corino Goalkeeper coach: Stefano Dadina Athletic trainer: Massimo Magrini Secretary: Fabio Ferappi Doctor: Emanuele Fabrizi Physiotherapist: Giuseppe Pillori Observer: Oriano Renzi


Universiade: 1997, 2015 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 2019


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