A further ten legendary figures are set to enrich the Italian Football Hall of Fame which was founded in 2011 by the FIGC and the Football Museum to celebrate the players, coaches, referees and directors who made an indelible mark on the history of Italian football. These ten stars will go into the Hall of Fame which contains 76 great figures both living and dead such as: Alessandro Del Piero (Italian player), Ruud Gullit (Foreign player), Osvaldo Bagnoli (Italian coach), Sergio Campana (Italian director), Bruno Conti (Italian veteran), Elisabetta Vignotto (Female Italian player), Stefano Farina, Italo Allodi, Renato Dall’Ara and Arpad Weisz (all posthumous awards).
The awards ceremony will take place next spring. As is traditional, the winners will be asked to provide a historic item from their career for the Football Museum in Coverciano. The Hall of Fame is also the ideal place as a gallery of champions and characters who made history and it will be visible once again during the ceremony at the Football Museum in Coverciano (Il Corriere dello Sport/Il Guerin Sportivo), Paolo De Paola (Tuttosport), Gabriele Romagnoli (Rai Sport), Federico Ferri (Sky Sport), Matteo Marani (Sky Sport 24), Alberto Brandi (Sport Mediaset) Piercarlo Presutti (Servizi sportivi Ansa).
To determinethe entrants for this seventh edition, the jury met in the presence of CEO Michele Uva this morning. The jury consisted of Ussi President Luigi Ferrajolo and the following directors from national media organisations: Andrea Monti (La Gazzetta dello Sport), Alessandro Vocalelli (Il Corriere dello Sport/Il Guerin Sportivo), Paolo De Paola (Tuttosport), Gabriele Romagnoli (Rai Sport), Federico Ferri (Sky Sport), Matteo Marani (Sky Sport 24), Alberto Brandi (Sport Mediaset) e Piercarlo Presutti (Servizi sportivi Ansa).
Members of the Italian Football Hall of fame are as follows:
Italian Players: Roberto Baggio (2011), Paolo Maldini (2012), Franco Baresi (2013), Fabio Cannavaro (2014), Gianluca Vialli (2015), Giuseppe Bergomi (2016), Alessandro Del Piero (2017).
Foreign Players: Michel Platini (2011), Marco Van Basten (2012), Gabriel Batistuta (2013), Diego Armando Maradona (2014), Ronaldo (2015), Paulo Roberto Falcão (2016), Ruud Gullit (2017).
Italian Coaches: Arrigo Sacchi (2011), Marcello Lippi (2011), Giovanni Trapattoni (2012), Fabio Capello (2013), Carlo Ancelotti (2014), Roberto Mancini (2015), Claudio Ranieri (2016), Osvaldo Bagnoli (2017).
Italian Directors: Adriano Galliani (2011), Giampiero Boniperti (2012), Massimo Moratti (dal 2013), Giuseppe Marotta (2014), Corrado Ferlaino (2015), Silvio Berlusconi (2016), Sergio Campana (2017).
Referees: Pierluigi Collina (2011), Luigi Agnolin (2012), Paolo Casarin (2012), Cesare Gussoni (2013), Sergio Gonella (2013), Stefano Braschi (2014), Roberto Rosetti (2015).
Italian Veterans: Gigi Riva (2011), Dino Zoff (2012), Gianni Rivera (2013), Sandro Mazzola (2014), Marco Tardelli (2015), Paolo Rossi (2016), Bruno Conti (2017).
Female Italian Players: Carolina Morace (2014), Patrizia Panico (2015), Melania Gabbiadini (2016), Elisabetta Vignotto (2017).
Posthumous Awards: Giovanni Ferrari, Giuseppe Meazza, Silvio Piola, Gaetano Scirea, Enzo Bearzot, Fulvio Bernardini, Vittorio Pozzo, Ferruccio Valcareggi, Ottorino Barassi, Artemio Franchi, Giovanni Mauro (2011), Valentino Mazzola, Angelo Schiavio, Nereo Rocco, Concetto Lo Bello (2012), Eraldo Monzeglio (2013), Ferruccio Novo, Carlo Carcano, Giacomo Bulgarelli (2014), Giacinto Facchetti, Helenio Herrera, Umberto Agnelli (2015), Nils Liedholm, Giulio Campanati, Cesare Maldini (2016), Stefano Farina, Italo Allodi, Renato Dall’Ara, Arpad Weisz (2017).