- Italian Football Federation
National football association
Founded = 1898
FIFA affiliation = 1905
Region affiliation = 1954
Roberto DonadoniThe Italian Football Federation ( _it. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, FIGC), also known as "Federcalcio", is the governing body of football in Italy. It organises the Italian football league, Coppa Italia, Italian national football team, and the Italian women's national football team. It is based in Rome. It was a founding member of both FIFAand UEFA.
The Federation was founded in
1898as the sport of football was picking up in the country and needed a formal structure to take things to the next level. The first presidency was decided in the Piedmontese capital of Turinwhere Mario Vicarywas elected along with Luigi D'Ovidio.
In the few short years before and after the introduction of the FIGC, clubs all over the country from
Genoa, Turin, Milan, Naples, Rome, Palermoand others were forming.
1964and 1980foreign players were banned from the Italian league, primarily to revive the national team.
The FIGC was placed in administration in May 2006 as a result of the
Serie A scandal of 2006and was put under the management of Guido Rossi. In May 2006, Rossi was chosen and accepted the role of President of Telecom Italia. This appointment caused angry reactions from club presidents in Italy. On September 19, Rossi resigned his position as Commissioner of FIGC. [cite web | title=Rossi set to leave FIGC| work=channel4.com | url=http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_italia/sep18h.html| accessdaymonth=18 September | accessyear=2006 ] [cite web | title=Rossi resignation accepted| work=channel4.com | url=http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_italia/sep19j.html| accessdaymonth=19 September | accessyear=2006 ] On September 21, Luca Pancalli, head of the Italian Paralympic Committee was chosen to replace Rossi. [ cite web | title=Pancalli lands FIGC post| work=channel4.com | url=http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_italia/sep21c.html|accessdaymonth=21 September | accessyear=2006] On April 2, 2007, a president was finally elected, with former vice-president Giancarlo Abetebeing voted by 264 grand electors out of 271.
*World Cup: 4 times (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
European Football Championship: once (1968)
Olympics: once (1936)
International Cup: twice (1927 - 1930, 1933 - 1935)
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