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  • The 1974 Italian National Soccer Team

    In 1974 West Germany hosted the 10th World Cup Tournament and in the end they hoisted their second title. 16 teams qualified for the tournament and they were divided into 4 groups of 4. Italy landed in Group 4 with Argentina, Haiti and Poland. They finished group play with a 1-1-1 record, but that was only good enough for third in their group and out of the tournament. The 1974 tournament was also the first time the current trophy was presented to the winning team. The trophy was created by Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    No.NamePositionGoals
    19 Pietro Anastasi Forward 1
    14 Mauro Bellugi Defender  
    4 Romeo Benetti Midfielder 1
    20 Roberto Boninsegna Forward  
    6 Tarcisio Burgnich Defender  
    8 Fabio Capello Midfielder 1
    18 Franco Causio Midfielder  
    9 Giorgio Chinaglia Forward  
    3 Giacinto Facchetti Defender  
    16 Antonio Juliano Midfielder  
    7 Sandro Mazzola Midfielder  
    5 Francesco Morini Defender  
    21 Paolo Pulici Forward  
    17 Luciano Re Cecconi Midfielder  
    11 Gigi Riva Forward  
    10 Gianni Rivera Midfielder 1
    13 Giuseppe Sabadini Defender  
    2 Luciano Spinosi Defender  
    15 Giuseppe Wilson Defender  
    Goal Keepers
    No.NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    12 Enrico Albertosi    
    22 Luciano Castellini    
    1 Dino Zoff 1 - 1 - 1 4
    Coach - Ferruccio Valcareggi

    Match Results
    Group 4
    Italy3 - 1Haiti
    Gianni Rivera 52'
    Romeo Benetti 64'
    Pietro Anastasi 78'
    Goals ScoredEmmanuel Sanon 46'
    Italy1 - 1Argentina
    Roberto Ferfumo 35' (own goal)Goals ScoredRené Houseman 20'
    Italy1 - 2Poland
    Fabio Capello 85'Goals ScoredAndrzej Szarmach 38'
    Kazimierz Deyna 44'
    10th Place Finish
    1970 World Cup 1978 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team


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