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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

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Alessandro Boccolini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Boccolini Goalkeeper Alessandro Boccolini is an Italian football goalkeeper. He moved to Ascoli for the 2005-06 season, having previously being signed with Alessandria and Viterbese. He left the club in June 2007, ...more

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Alessandro Budel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Budel Midfielder Alessandro Budel is an Italian football midfielder who currently plays for Brescia Calcio as a central midfielder. Budel was born in Basiglio.

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Alessandro Conticchio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Conticchio Midfielder Alessandro Conticchio is an Italian association football and former manager of Viterbese and former player.

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Alessandro Costacurta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta is an Italian football manager and a former professional defender, who usually played as a centre back. Costacurta spent some twenty years in Milan ...more

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Alessandro Del Grosso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Del Grosso Defender Alessandro Del Grosso is an Italian footballer.

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Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Delhi Dynamos FC in Indian Super League as a deep-lying forward. A technical, and creative supporting ...more

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Alessandro Diamanti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward, Midfielder Alessandro Diamanti is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Fiorentina on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande and the Italy national ...more

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Alessandro Gamberini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Gamberini Defender Alessandro Gamberini is an Italian footballer who plays for A.C. Chievo Verona as a central defender. He spent most of his professional career with Fiorentina, appearing in 224 official games ...more

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Alessandro Grandoni is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender Alessandro Grandoni is an Italian football defender who is currently unattached.

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Alessandro Lucarelli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Lucarelli Defender Alessandro Lucarelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender. He currently plays for Parma. He is a left-footed centre back who can also play left back.

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Alessandro Matri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward Alessandro Matri is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus on loan from Milan, and the Italian national football team.

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Alessandro Mazzola is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Mazzola Midfielder Alessandro Mazzola is a retired Italian football player who played as a midfielder.

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Alessandro Moro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Moro Midfielder Alessandro Moro is an Italian football defensive midfielder. He started his career at Foggia, with loan spells at Isernia and Ascoli. He joined Treviso in 2006. When Treviso were declared ...more

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Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender Alessandro Nesta, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian professional footballer. Widely considered to be one of the best centre backs of his time and also as one of the greatest defenders ever, he is ...more

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Alessandro Pistone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Defender Alessandro Pistone is a former Italian footballer. During his career, he played for Vicenza, Internazionale, Newcastle United, Everton and RAEC Mons, as well as the Italy Under-21 national team, ...more

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Alessandro Potenza is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Potenza Defender Alessandro Potenza is an Italian football defender, who currently plays for Foggia.

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Alessandro Romeo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Romeo Forward Alessandro Romeo is an Italian footballer who plays for Trapani.

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Alessandro Rosina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Rosina Midfielder Alessandro Rosina is an Italian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Catania.

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Alessandro Sgrigna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Sgrigna Forward Alessandro Sgrigna is an Italian football forward who plays for Cittadella.

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Alessandro Tuia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Tuia Defender Alessandro Tuia is an Italian footballer who plays as a central defender for Salernitana.

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Alessandro Turchetta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessandro Turchetta Forward Alessandro Turchetta is an Italian football striker. Currently playing for F.C. Rondinelle Latina S.S.D. as a Forward.

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Alessio Cerci is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Forward, Midfielder Alessio Cerci is an Italian footballer who plays for Milan, on loan from Spanish club Atlético Madrid, and the Italy national team as a right winger. He started his professional football ...more

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Alessio Sarti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Goalkeeper Alessio Sarti is an Italian footballer who as of 2010 without a club.

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Alessio Scarpi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Alessio Scarpi Goalkeeper Alessio Scarpi is an Italian football goalkeeper.

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Alessio Tacchinardi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Italy
Midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi is an Italian association football coach and a former football player who played as defensive midfielder and spent the vast majority of his career playing for Juventus FC, ...more