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Famous Soccer Players from Italy

Updated June 14, 2019 38.3k views997 items

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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  • 1

    BirthplaceAlessandria, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 as one...  more
  • 2

    Agostino Di Bartolomei

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 his...  more
  • 3

    Aimo Diana

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 was...  more
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    Alberigo Evani

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMassa, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 with...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePadua, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Alberto "Albertino" Bigon (born 31 October 1947) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a midfielder or forward....  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceTreviso, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Alberto Cavasin (born 9 January 1956) is an Italian football manager and former player. He most recently worked as manager of Santarcangelo....  more
  • 8

    Alberto Comazzi

    Defender

    BirthplaceNovara, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 defender....  more
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    Alberto Cossentino

    Defender

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Alberto Cossentino (born 10 September 1988) is an Italian football defender who plays for Torres....  more
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    Alberto Fontana

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceCesena, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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. He...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceBiella, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 Pro...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceVerona, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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
  • 13

    Alberto Maria Fontana

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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
  • 14

    Alberto Quadri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 2006,...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    NationalityItaly, 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
  • 16

    Aldo Donati

    Aldo Donati (29 September 1910 – 3 November 1984) was an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder....  more
  • 17

    Aldo Maldera

    Defender

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 left-footed...  more
  • 18

    Aldo Olivieri

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceVerona, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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....  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceMontebelluna, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 his...  more
  • 20

    Aleandro Rosi

    Winger, Defender

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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
  • 21

    BirthplaceLa Plata, Argentina

    NationalityItaly, 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
  • 22

    Alessandro Agostini

    Defender

    BirthplaceVinci, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Alessandro Agostini (born 23 July 1979) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a left-back....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceSonnino, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 the...  more
  • 24

    Alessandro Bastrini

    Defender

    BirthplaceDomodossola, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Alessandro Bastrini (born 3 April 1987) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Monopoli....  more
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    Alessandro Birindelli

    Defender

    BirthplacePisa, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    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 right or...  more