Italian Football Federation
The governing body of Italian soccer
The F.I.G.C., also known as the Italian Football Federation, was founded in 1898. It is the governing body of Italian soccer and organizes the professional divisions of Italian soccer, as well as the Italian national soccer teams.
The primary training grounds are located at the F.I.G.C. headquarters in Coverciano in the hills of Florence, Italy. The state of the art facilities include five turf and grass training pitches, one futsal pitch, a sports hall, an ultra modern gym, lecture halls, hotels and restaurants for players and guests.
Gli Azzurri (the blues), as the Italian national team is known, referring to the blue color of their main uniform, is one of the most successful national teams in World Cup history, garnering four World Cup titles. Some of the most legendary footballers of all time have come through the doors of the F.I.G.C., including arguably the best goalkeeper of all time, Gigi Buffon; free kick specialist Andrea Pirlo; and Italy’s most notorious strikers Francesco Totti and Alessandro del Piero.