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  • The Italian National Soccer Team
    World Cup Tournament

    At the end of the World Cup several awards are handed out to players who have excelled at a particular aspect of the game. Below is a list of the awards that players from the Italian Nartional Team have won over the years.

    Golden Ball
    The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each World Cup Finals. Runner-up receives the Silver Ball and third place gets the Bronze Ball. Although this wasn't awarded until 1982 players were chosen in previous World Cup Tournaments for their outstanding play.
    Giuseppe MeazzaGolden Ball1934
    Silvio PiolaSilver Ball1938
    Paolo RossiGolden Ball1982
    Salvatore SchillaciGolden Ball1990
    Roberto BaggioSilver Ball1994
    Fabio CannavaroSilver Ball2006
    Andrea PirloBronze Ball2006

    Golden Shoe
    The Golden Shoe award is presented to the top goalscorer at the World Cup. In 1982 they added the Silver Shoe for the runner-up and the Bronze shoe for the player who finished third.
    Paolo Rossi6Golden Shoe1982
    Alessandro Altobelli4Bronze Shoe1986
    Salvatore Schillaci6Golden Shoe1990
    Roberto Baggio5Silver Shoe1994
    Christian Vieri5Silver Shoe1998
    Christian Vieri4Bronze Shoe2002

    Yashin Award
    The Yashin Award is given to the best goaltender in the World Cup. The award is named in honor of Lev Yashin of the USSR, who was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS. This award was first given out in 1994.
    Gianluigi Buffon2006

    All-Star Team
    At the end of the tournament an All-Star is chosen for each position. At first 11 players were chosen. This number was expanded to 16 in 1998 and then to 23 in 2006. Below is a list of players from the Italian National Team that have been selected, the position they played and the year they were chosen.
    Eraldo MonzeglioDefender1934
    Giuseppe MeazzaForward1934
    Raimundo OrsiForward1934
    Enrique GuaitaForward1934
    Luis MontiMidfielder1934
    Attilio FerrarisMidfielder1934
    Pietro RavaDefender1938
    Alfredo FoniDefender1938
    Silvio PiolaForward1938
    Gino ColaussiForward1938
    Michele AndreoloMidfielder1938
    Ugo LocatelliMidfielder1938
    Cesare MaldiniDefender1962
    Giacinto FacchettiDefender1970
    Roberto BettegaForward1978
    Paolo RossiForward1978
    Dino ZoffGoalkeeper1982
    Claudio GentileDefender1982
    Fulvio CollovatiDefender1982
    Paolo RossiForward1982
    Paolo MaldiniDefender1990
    Franco BaresiDefender1990
    Salvatore SchillaciForward1990
    Paolo MaldiniDefender1994
    Roberto BaggioForward1994
    Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper2006
    Fabio CannavaroDefender2006
    Gianluca ZambrottaDefender2006
    Luca ToniForward2006
    Andrea PirloMidfielder2006
    Gennaro GattusoMidfielder2006
    Francesco TottiMidfielder2006

    Italian National Soccer Team

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