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Italy men's national field hockey team

The Italy men's national field hockey team represents Italy in international field hockey competitions.[2][3]

Italy
Italy
NicknameGli Azzurri (The Blues)
AssociationItalian Hockey Federation
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachRoberto da Gai
Assistant coach(es)Gianluca Cirilli
ManagerLuca Angius
CaptainAgustin Nunez
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 23 Increase 3 (8 September 2019)[1]
Highest23 (September 2019–present)
Lowest37 (2007, July 2018–December 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 1952)
Best result11th (1952)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1978)
Best result13th (1978)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1970)
Best result9th (1987)

Tournament historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named for the 2018–19 FIH Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[7]

Head coach: Roberto Da Gai

Caps updated as of 4 May 2019, after the match against Austria

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps
12 GK Francesco Mitrotta (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 29) 1
22 GK Francesco Padovani (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 24) 34

13 DF Julien Dallons (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 27) 24
17 DF Davide Grossi (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 30) 30
18 DF Thomas Keenan (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 25) 43
24 DF Simone Minetto (1999-11-19) 19 November 1999 (age 19) 9
29 DF Luca Valentino (1997-06-09) 9 June 1997 (age 22) 9
30 DF Giaime Carta (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 24) 25

2 MF Nicolas Mondo (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23) 14
6 MF Juan Montone (1986-11-18) 18 November 1986 (age 32) 41
10 MF Juan Ortega (1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 33) 10
21 MF Francois Sior (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 21) 10
32 MF Mattia Amorosini (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20) 28

7 FW Augustin Nunez (Captain) (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 33) 72
8 FW Pietro Lago (1999-12-06) 6 December 1999 (age 19) 14
15 FW Gonzalo Ursone (1988-11-08) 8 November 1988 (age 30) 26
19 FW Giulio Ferrini (1992-02-26) 26 February 1992 (age 27) 24
26 FW Julian Montone (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 29) 30

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Federazione Italiana Hockey". federhockey.it. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Clinical India maul Italy 8-1 in men's Olympic qualifier". firstpost.com. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Olympic Games". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "World Cup". fih.ch. International Hockey federation. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Competitions Archive". pp. 19–20. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ "#OpenSeries/i Convocati Per La Final in Malesia. Da Gai: "Andiamo Con Umilta'"". www.federhockey.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Hockey. Retrieved 19 April 2019.