Famous Italian Football Players

Find out more about the greatest Italian Football Players, including Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Ranieri, Mario Balotelli, Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo.

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 1 Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian footballer, often considered the greatest goalkeeper of all time. The first goalkeeper to receive the Golden Foot Award, Buffon was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. He is also well-known for his charity work; in 2019, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.

 2 Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo
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Famous As: Italian footballer
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

Italian professional football coach and former player. Andrea Pirlo, is currently the head coach of football club Juventus. As a player, he was known for his ball control. He retired after playing 116 matches for the Italian national football team. He was elected into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

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 3 Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

Carlo Ancelotti had humble beginnings as a midfielder in Italian club football. He was part of the Italian national squad in two World Cups and one UEFA Euro, and is one of three managers who have won the UEFA Champions League thrice, twice with Milan and once with Real Madrid.

 4 Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti
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Famous As: Italian Footballer
Birthdate: September 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian

Italian footballer Francesco Totti is known for his 25-year stint with Roma. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” and “The Gladiator,” he led Roma to win the Serie A and the Coppa Italia. He was also part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning Italian team. He was named to Pele’s FIFA 100

 5 Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 6 Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri
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Famous As: association football player, association football manager
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian

 7 Ciro Immobile

Ciro Immobile
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
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 8 Alessandro Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian

 9 Roberto Baggio

Roberto Baggio
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Italian former footballer Roberto Baggio is the only Italian to score goals in three World Cups, in 1990, 1994, and 1998. He was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993. Nicknamed “The Divine Ponytail" for his peculiar hairstyle, he also became the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN’s FAO.

 10 Fabio Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: September 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian

 11 Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 12 Stephan El Shaarawy

Stephan El Shaarawy
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian

 13 Gennaro Gattuso

Gennaro Gattuso
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Italian former footballer Gennaro Gattuso is best known for his stint with Milan and won titles such as the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with them. He was part of Italian squad that won the FIFA World Cup 2006. He now manages the football club Napoli.

 14 Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 15 Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri
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Famous As: Italian Football Manager
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

Massimiliano Allegri is an Italian football coach and former player. As a player, he was associated with various Italian clubs as a midfielder. He began his managerial career in 2003 and went on to win the Panchina d'Oro Award for best Serie A coach in 2009. He joined Juventus in 2014 and helped the team win four consecutive domestic doubles. 

 16 Matteo Darmian

Matteo Darmian
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

 17 Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo Inzaghi
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: August 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 18 Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

 19 Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian

 20 Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 21 Gianfranco Zola

Gianfranco Zola
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 22 Davide Astori

Davide Astori
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 4, 2018

 23 Roberto Di Matteo

Roberto Di Matteo
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: May 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss, Italian

 24 Lorenzo Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 25 Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 26 Simone Zaza

Simone Zaza
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 27 Christian Vieri

Christian Vieri
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 28 Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian, American

 29 Luca Toni

Luca Toni
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 30 Alessandro Nesta

Alessandro Nesta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian

 31 Claudio Marchisio

Claudio Marchisio
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian

 32 Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: June 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

Fabio Capello is a former footballer and manager. As a player, he won several trophies in a career that spanned over 15 years. Renowned for creating opportunities for his teammates, Capello is considered one of the best Italian footballers of his generation. He also had a successful career as a manager and is considered one of the greatest managers ever.

 33 Antonio Di Natale

Antonio Di Natale
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian

 34 Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 35 Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

 36 Marco Materazzi

Marco Materazzi
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 37 Federico Bernardeschi

Federico Bernardeschi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 38 Andrea Barzagli

Andrea Barzagli
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 39 Franco Baresi

Franco Baresi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 40 Fabio Quagliarella

Fabio Quagliarella
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 41 Manolo Gabbiadini

Manolo Gabbiadini
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

 42 Antonio Cassano

Antonio Cassano
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 43 Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi
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Famous As: Association football manager, Association football player
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

 44 Vincenzo Montella

Vincenzo Montella
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 45 Pierluigi Collina

Pierluigi Collina
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Famous As: Association football referee, Writer, Economist
Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 46 Gianluca Vialli

Gianluca Vialli
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Famous As: Association football player, Journalist, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 47 Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi
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Famous As: Former Football Player
Birthdate: April 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

Marcello Lippi is an Italian former footballer and manager. He is known for coaching the Italy national football team during the 2006 World Cup, which Italy won. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and greatest managers in the history of football, Lippi was named in The Times' list of the top 50 managers of all time in 2007.

 48 Gianluca Zambrotta

Gianluca Zambrotta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 49 Antonio Candreva

Antonio Candreva
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian

 50 Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian