Italy national under-18 football team

Italy Under-18
Nickname(s) Azzurrini (The Little Blues)
Association Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roberto Baronio[1]
Top scorer Emiliano Bonazzoli (7)[2]
Luca Vido (5)[3]
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Italy 0–1 United States 
(Montecatini Terme, Italy; 16 August 1991)[4]
 Italy 0–1 Germany 
(Bolzano, Italy; 14 February 2002)[5]

The Italian national under-18 football team represents Italy in international football at an under-18 age level and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio), the governing body for football in Italy. The current manager is Roberto Baronio.

The under-18 team were compose of players from Italy national under-17 football team of the previous season, as well as new call-up. The team acted as the feeder team of Italy national under-19 football team, which compete in UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Before 2001, the name of the under-18 team was Italian national under-17 football team, as the current under-19 team, was named under-18. However, the age limit of the team was always under-17 (calendar age) at the start of season, or under-18 (calendar age) at the end of season.


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