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Famous Soccer Players from Italy

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List of the best soccer players from Italy. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Italy, along with photos when available. This list of best Italian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Italian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list includes Ernesto Vidal, Giuseppe Baresi and more players.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Italian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Italian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Italian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Adolfo Baloncieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward from Alessandria

Nationality: Italy

Adolfo Baloncieri (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdɔlfo balonˈtʃɛːri]; 27 July 1897 – 23 July 1986) was an Italian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. Critically regarded ...more
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Agostino Di Bartolomei ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Agostino Di Bartolomei Midfielder from Rome

Nationality: Italy

Agostino Di Bartolomei (8 April 1955 in Rome – 30 May 1994 in San Marco di Castellabate) was an Italian football player, who played as a midfielder or as a defender, in a sweeper role. Famed for ...more
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Aimo Diana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aimo Diana Defender and Midfielder from Brescia

Nationality: Italy

Aimo Stefano Diana (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaimo ˈsteːfano ˈdjaːna]; born 2 January 1978) is an Italian football manager, currently for Renate, and a former player. A player of wide range, he ...more
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Alberigo Evani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder from Massa

Nationality: Italy

Alberigo Evani (Italian pronunciation: [albeˈriːɡo eˈvaːni]; born 1 January 1963) is an Italian football manager and former player, who was deployed as a midfielder. He started his club career ...more
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Alberto Aquilani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder from Rome

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Aquilani (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto akwiˈlaːni]; born 7 July 1984) is an Italian former professional footballer. Mainly a central midfielder, he usually operated as a deep-lying ...more
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Alberto Bigon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Bigon Midfielder from Padua

Nationality: Italy

Alberto "Albertino" Bigon (born 31 October 1947) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a midfielder or forward.
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Alberto Cavasin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender from Treviso

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Cavasin (born 9 January 1956) is an Italian football manager and former player. He most recently worked as manager of Santarcangelo.
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Alberto Comazzi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Comazzi Defender from Novara

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Comazzi (born 16 April 1979) is an Italian footballer who is currently suspended by Italian Football Federation. He last played for Swindon Town in the Football League Two as a
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Alberto Cossentino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Cossentino Defender from Palermo

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Cossentino (born 10 September 1988) is an Italian football defender who plays for Torres.
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Alberto Fontana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Fontana Goalkeeper from Cesena

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Fontana (born 23 January 1967) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his career, in which he represented nine different clubs, he played until the age of 42. ...more
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Alberto Gilardino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward from Biella

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Gilardino (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒilarˈdiːno]; born 5 July 1982) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a striker, currently head coach of Serie C club ...more
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Alberto Malesani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder from Verona

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Malesani (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto maleˈzaːni]; born 5 June 1954) is an Italian association football manager and former footballer. As a manager, he is mostly remembered for his ...more
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Alberto Maria Fontana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Maria Fontana Goalkeeper from Turin

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Maria Fontana (born 2 December 1974) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He spent the vast majority of his 18-year senior career as a backup. In Serie A, he ...more
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Alberto Quadri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Quadri Midfielder from Brescia

Nationality: Italy

Alberto Quadri (born 9 January 1983 in Brescia) is an Italian footballer who last played for Maceratese. In 2005, he left for Pizzighettone along with Matteo Deinite.Quadri joined Lazio in June ...more
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Alcides Ghiggia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Winger from Montevideo

Nationality: Italy, Uruguay

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia Pereyra (pronounced [ˈɡiddʒa]; 22 December 1926 – 16 July 2015) was an Uruguayan-Italian football player, who played as a right winger. He achieved lasting fame for his ...more
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Aldo Donati is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aldo Donati

Nationality: Italy

Aldo Donati (29 September 1910 – 3 November 1984) was an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.
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Aldo Maldera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender from Milan

Nationality: Italy

Aldo Maldera (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo malˈdɛːra]; 14 October 1953 – 1 August 2012) was an Italian footballer, who played as a full-back or as a wide midfielder on the left flank. A ...more

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Aldo Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Goalkeeper from Verona

Nationality: Italy

Aldo Olivieri (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo oliˈvjɛːri]; 2 October 1910 – 5 April 2001) was an Italian football goalkeeper from 1931 to 1943, and manager after World War II.
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Aldo Serena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward from Montebelluna

Nationality: Italy

Aldo Serena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo seˈreːna]; born 25 June 1960) is an Italian former footballer, who was usually deployed as a forward. He played for several Italian clubs throughout ...more
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Aleandro Rosi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aleandro Rosi Winger and Defender from Rome

Nationality: Italy

Aleandro Rosi (born 17 May 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Perugia. Capable of playing both as a full-back and as a winger along the right flank, he is known for his ...more
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Alejandro Scopelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward from La Plata

Nationality: Italy, Argentina

Alejandro Scopelli Casanova (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandɾo eskoˈpeli], Italian: [skoˈpɛlli]; 12 May 1908 – 23 October 1987) was an Italian Argentine football player and coach. A striker, he ...more
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Alessandro Agostini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Agostini Defender from Vinci

Nationality: Italy

Alessandro Agostini (born 23 July 1979) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a left-back.
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Alessandro Altobelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward from Sonnino

Nationality: Italy

Alessandro Altobelli (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro altoˈbɛlli]; born 28 November 1955 in Sonnino, Latina) is a former professional Italian footballer, who played as a forward, and who won ...more
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Alessandro Bastrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Bastrini Defender from Domodossola

Nationality: Italy

Alessandro Bastrini (born 3 April 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Monopoli.
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Alessandro Birindelli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Birindelli Defender from Pisa

Nationality: Italy

Alessandro Birindelli (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro birinˈdɛlli]; born 12 November 1974) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a defender or as a winger. Equally at ease as a ...more