Italian Footballers' Association

Full name Associazione Italiana Calciatori
Founded 1968
Members 4,500 (2,500 professionals)
Affiliation ENPALS, CIDS, FIFPro
Key people Damiano Tommasi, President
Gianni Grazioli, General Secretary
Office location Vicenza
Country Italy

The Italian Footballers' Association (Italian: Associazione Italiana Calciatori), also referred to by the acronym AIC, is the association for footballers in Italy. It was established in 1968 and currently has 4,500 members, of which 2,500 are professionals.[1][2]

The aims of the AIC are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.[2]


The AIC was founded in Milan, on 3 July 1968. Among the charter members there were notable footballers, such as Giacomo Bulgarelli, Sandro Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Ernesto Castano, Giancarlo De Sisti, Giacomo Losi and Sergio Campana. The latter, who is also a lawyer and had retired from football a year before, was appointed president of the association.[1] Campana held the position for 43 years, before announcing his intention to step down in April 2011.[3] Former footballer Damiano Tommasi was officially appointed as the new president on 9 May 2011.[4]

Oscar del Calcio

In 1997, the AIC created the Oscar del Calcio (renamed Gran Galà del Calcio since 2011), a series of awards to be given to the best players, the best coach and the best referee every year.[5]


  1. 1 2 "La storia". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Il ruolo". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  3. "Lettera aperta di Campana alla fine del suo mandato". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  4. "Damiano Tommasi nuovo Presidente". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  5. "Oscar del Calcio". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Retrieved 21 September 2010.

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