Italy: national football players with most goals scored of all time as of 2020

As of 23rd January 2020, Luigi Riva is the all time leader in goals scored for the international football team of Italy with a total of 35 goals scored, followed rather closely by Giuseppe Meazza with 33 goals. Meazza has passed away back in 1979 and Riva retired from the national already back in 1974 so these records are exceptionally old.

Italy not at World Cup 2018

  As Italy is generally a very prominent country for football and even part of the Big Five, which are the biggest football league market countries (England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France), it came as a surprise to many when Italy did not qualify for the World Cup 2018. Italy’s most attended match in 2018 was a 1:1 draw versus England on March 27th at Wembley with a total of 82,598 attendees.

Coca-Cola and Adidas most prominent World Cup sponsors in Italy

  In a survey taken prior to the World Cup among internet users, 71 percent stated being aware of Coca-Cola as a World Cup sponsor, a third was aware of Hyundai and only one percent realized that Mengniu was a sponsor. The preferred device to watch the World Cup in Italy is the television with 61 percent of Italians watching it on TV, 12 percent watching on the internet and only five percent watching on mobile phone, tablet or listening on the radio.

All time top goal scorers of the national football team of Italy as of January 2020, by goals scored

Goals scored
Luigi Riva35
Giuseppe Meazza33
Silvio Piola30
Roberto Baggio27
Alessandro Del Piero27
Filippo Inzaghi25
Alessandro Altobelli25
Christian Vieri23
Francesco Graziani23
Sandro Mazzola22
Daniele De Rossi21
Paolo Rossi20
Alberto Gilardino19
Roberto Bettega19
Adolfo Baloncieri17
Luca Toni16
Gianluca Vialli16
Julio Libonatti15
Gino Colaussi15
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

23rd January 2020

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