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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
Adolfo Baloncieri was an Italian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. Critically regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Gianni Brera considered him ...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
Agostino Di Bartolomei was an Italian football player, who played as a midfielder. Famed for his elegant playmaking skills, he is regarded as one of A.S. Roma's greatest players ever, and one of ...more
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Aimo Diana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aimo Diana Defender, Midfielder
Aimo Stefano Diana is an Italian retired footballer. A player of wide range, he could appear as a midfielder or a defender, always on the right flank.
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Alberigo Evani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder
Alberigo Evani is an Italian former football player, who was deployed as a midfielder. He is the current head coach of the Italy Under-18 team.
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Alberto Aquilani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder
Alberto Aquilani is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Fiorentina and the Italian national team. Aquilani is a central midfielder who can operate as a playmaker or as an attacking ...more
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Alberto Bigon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Bigon Midfielder
Alberto "Albertino" Bigon is an Italian football manager and former player.
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Alberto Cavasin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender
Alberto Cavasin is an Italian football manager and former player. He last served as head coach of Serie A team Sampdoria.
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Alberto Comazzi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Comazzi Defender
Alberto Comazzi 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.
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Alberto Cossentino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Cossentino Defender
Alberto Cossentino is an Italian football defender who plays for Aversa Normanna.
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Alberto Fontana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Fontana Goalkeeper
Alberto Fontana is an Italian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his career, in which he represented nine different clubs, he played until the age of 42. He played in 241 ...more
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Alberto Gilardino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward
Alberto Gilardino, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Fiorentina on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande. In his early career, he was compared to Filippo ...more
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Alberto Malesani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder
Alberto Malesani is an Italian association football manager and former footballer.
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Alberto Maria Fontana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Maria Fontana Goalkeeper
Alberto Maria Fontana 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 represented Torino and ...more
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Alberto Quadri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alberto Quadri Midfielder
Alberto Quadri is an Italian footballer who played for Barletta. In 2005, he left for Pizzighettone along with Matteo Deinite. Quadri joined Lazio in June 2006, as part of César deal. He ...more
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Alcides Ghiggia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Winger
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia is an Italian-Uruguayan football player, who played as a right winger. He achieved lasting fame for his decisive role in the final match of the 1950 World Cup. He is also ...more
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Aldo Donati is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aldo Donati
Aldo Donati was an Italian football midfielder. Born in Bologna, he played in the 1930s for Bologna and Roma. He played 201 matches in Serie A and scored 4 goals. He debuted in Serie A at 19 ...more
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Aldo Maldera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender
Aldo Maldera was an Italian footballer, who played as a fullback or as a wide midfielder on the left. A left-footed player, Maldera possessed an accurate and powerful shot, which earned him the ...more
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Aldo Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Goalkeeper
Aldo Olivieri was a former Italian football goalkeeper from 1931 to 1943, and trainer after World War II.
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Aldo Serena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward
Aldo Serena is an Italian former footballer, who was usually deployed as a forward. He played for the Azzurri in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where Italy finished in ...more
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Aleandro Rosi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Aleandro Rosi Winger, Defender, Midfielder
Aleandro Rosi is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Fiorentina on loan from Genoa. He is known for his versatility as he can play both offensively and defensively and for his pace.
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Alejandro Scopelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward
Alejandro Scopelli Casanova was an Italian Argentine football player and coach. He played for Argentina between 1929 and 1941, and competed at the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup. He also ...more
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Alessandro Agostini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Agostini Defender
Alessandro Agostini is an Italian defender who currently plays for Verona.
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Alessandro Altobelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer, who played as a forward, and who won the 1982 World Cup with Italy. Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build, Altobelli was a ...more
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Alessandro Bastrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Bastrini Defender
Alessandro Bastrini is an Italian footballer, a defender, currently playing for Ternana on loan from Novara Calcio.
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Alessandro Birindelli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Birindelli Defender
Alessandro Birindelli is an Italian retired footballer who was usually deployed as a defender. Equally at ease as a fullback or wing-back on the right or left side of defence, he is best known ...more