Italy - Lega Nazionale (National League) - International Results


Lega Nazionale XI was the Representative Team of the Italian “Lega Nazionale Professionisti”. It was a Selection of all the “Serie A Championship” players, independently of their nationality. However, during the seventies (three Matches, in total) only Italian players were fielded, because the Team was used as a sort of “Reserve” (or “B”) Team of the full “A” NT.

The players who play in “Serie B Championship” (which also belongs to “Lega Nazionale Professionisti”), are selected for another Representative.


List of Matches
 

01.11.1960 Milano      Lega Nazionale XI            The Football League XI       4-2(2-0)
01.11.1961 Glasgow     Scottish Football League XI  Lega Nazionale XI            1-1(0-1)
08.11.1961 Manchester  The Football League XI       Lega Nazionale XI            0-2(0-0)
14.11.1962 Roma        Lega Nazionale XI            Scottish Football League XI  4-3(2-0)
29.11.1962 London      The Football League XI       Lega Nazionale XI            3-2(1-1)
09.05.1964 Milano      Lega Nazionale XI            The Football League XI       1-0(0-0)      
18.02.1971 Torino      Lega Nazionale XI            Budapest XI                  0-1(0-0)
15.12.1971 Charleroi   Belgium First Div. XI        Lega Nazionale XI            2-1(1-1)
06.12.1972 Firenze     Lega Nazionale XI            Belgium First Div. XI        0-1(0-0)
12.11.1988 Milano      Lega Nazionale XI            Poland A                     2-2(1-1)
16.01.1991 Napoli      Lega Nazionale XI            The Football League XI       3-0(2-0)


Match Details

1.  Lega Nazionale XI – The Football League XI 4-2(2-0)
01.11.1960 Milano;  Stadio San Siro;  Attendance: 40.000
Referee: G.Ternieden
Lega Nazionale XI: L.Buffon (Ghezzi), C.Maldini, Castelletti, Boniperti, Bernasconi,
 Emoli (Bergamaschi), Hamrin, Angelillo, J.Charles, Altafini, Tacchi. 
Managers: Giuseppe Viani and Alfredo Foni
The Football League XI : Springett (Trautmann), Armfield, Megson, Robson, Swam,
 Flowers, Jones (Woosman), McIlroy, Law, Haynes, P.McParland.
Manager: Harold Potts 
Scorers: Tacchi (4’), Hamrin (35’), Altafini (53’), Law (57’), McParland (73),
 Altafini (75’).

2.  Scottish Football League XI – Lega Nazionale XI 1-1(0-1)
01.11.1961 Glasgow;  Hampden Park;  Attendance: 90.000
Referee: H.Faucheux                   
Scottish Football League XI: Connachan, A.Hamilton, Caldow, Crerand, Ure, Baxter,
 Scott, Quinn, Black, Brand, Wilson.
Manager: Ian McColl  
Lega Nazionale XI: Albertosi, David, Pavinato, Zaglio (H.Nielsen), J.Charles
 (Janich), Colombo, Hamrin, Maschio, Hitchens, Law, Petris. 
Manager: Alfredo Foni
Scorers: Hitchens (32’), Brand (81’).

3.  The Football League XI(a) – Lega Nazionale XI 0-2(0-0)
08.11.1961 Manchester; Old Trafford; Attendance: 50.000
Referee: M.Guigue
The Football League XI: Springett, Armfield, Wilson, Kay, Swam, Flowers, Connelly,
 Fantham, Pointer, Haynes, B.Charlton.
Manager: Walter Winterbottom                          
Lega Nazionale XI: Albertosi, David, Pavinato, H.Nielsen, Janich, Colombo, Hamrin,
 Maschio, Hitchens, Lojacono, Law. 
Manager: Alfredo Foni
Scorers: Lojacono (72’), Hitchens (75’).
(a) : “de facto”, England “A” National Team.

4.  Lega Nazionale XI - Scottish Football League XI 4-3(2-0)
14.11.1962 Roma; Stadio Olimpico; Attendance: 15.000
Referee: F.Eurdekian
Lega Nazionale XI: Albertosi, Castano, Pavinato, Losi, Salvadore, H.Nielsen,
 Hamrin, Del Sol (Angelillo), J.Charles, Haller, Petris.
Manager: Alfredo Foni
Scottish Football League XI: McLaughlan, A.Hamilton, Kennedy, Crerand, Ure, Baxter,
 Henderson, W.Hamilton (Divers), Millar, Cooke, D.McParland.     
Manager: Ian McColl  
Scorers: Del Sol (15’), Haller (27’), Divers (48’), Petris (60’), Cooke (72’),
 Millar (74’), Hamrin (87’).

5.  The Football League XI(b) – Lega Nazionale XI 3-2(1-1)
29.11.1962 London; Highbury; Attendance: 35.000
Referee: M.Kitabdijan                          
The Football League XI: Springett, Armfield, Wilson, Moore, Labone, Flowers,
 Connelly, Greaves, Allen, Douglas, O’Grady.
Manager: Walter Winterbottom
Lega Nazionale XI: G.Sarti, Emoli (Colombo), Pavinato, H.Nielsen, Losi, Jonsson,
 Hamrin, Lojacono, J.Charles, Haller, Petris.
Manager: Alfredo Foni
Scorers: O’Grady (22’), J.Charles (44’), Greaves (55’), Allen(78’), J.Charles (79’).
(b) : “de facto”, England “A” National Team.

6.  Lega Nazionale XI – The Football League XI(c) 1-0(0-0)
09.05.1964 Milano; Stadio San Siro;  Attendance: 20.000
Referee: J.Barbéran
Lega Nazionale XI: Ghezzi, C.Maldini, Castelletti, Picchi, Guarneri, Angelillo,
 Meroni (Vinicio), L.Suarez, H.Nielsen (Szymaniak), Haller, Barison. 
Manager: Paolo Mazza
The Football League XI : Waiters (Banks), Cohen, Thomson, Mullery, Norman, Flowers,
 Paine, Hunt, Pickering, B.Charlton, Thompson.
Manager: Alf Ramsey 
Scorer: L.Suarez (78’).
(c) : “de facto”, England “B” National Team.

7.  Lega Nazionale XI – Budapest XI(d) 0-1(0-0)
18.02.1971 Torino; Stadio Comunale; Attendance: 21.000.
Referee: P.Schiller
Lega Nazionale XI: Carmignani, Roversi, Perego (Pogliana), Cereser, Cresci,
 Biasiolo, Pace, Chinaglia, R.Benetti, Corso, G.Savoldi (Chiarugi). 
Manager: Enzo Bearzot
Budapest XI: Szentmihályi, Káposzta, Juhász, Bánkuti, Noskó, Horváth, E.Dunai III,
 Zámbó, Bene, A.Dunai II, L.Nagy.     
Manager: Lajos Baróti
Scorer: A.Dunai II (51’).
(d) : “de facto”, Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club

8.  Belgium First Div. XI - Lega Nazionale XI 2-1(1-1)
15.12.1971 Charleroi; Stade du Mambourg; Attendance: 30.000.   
Referee: R.Wurtz
Belgium First Div. XI: Piot, Heylens, Dolmans, Dewalque, Stassart (Pilot),
 Vandendaele, Semmeling (Bohmer), Docks, Mulder, Van Himst (Martens), Ressel. 
Manager: Raymond Goethals
Lega Nazionale XI: Carmignani, Perego (Fossati), Spinosi, Furino, Rosato, Bedin,
 S.Gori (Damiani), Causio, Anastasi, Capello, Bettega. 
Manager: Ferruccio Valcareggi
Scorers: Van Himst (7’), S.Gori (25’), Mulder (84’). 

9.  Lega Nazionale XI - Belgium First Div. XI 0-1(0-0) 
06.12.1972 Firenze; Stadio Comunale; Attendance: 10.000.
Referee: G.Katsoras     
Lega Nazionale XI: Castellini (Superchi), Sabadini, S.Esposito, Bet, Santarini,
 Massa (S.Gori), Merlo, Bigon, Re Cecconi, Prati. 
Manager: Ferruccio Valcareggi
Belgium First Div. XI: de Bree, Bastijns, Martens, Dalving, Tolsa, Bjerre,
 Nicholaes, Stroybant, Teugels, Heyligen, Mallants. 
Manager: Raymond Goethals
Scorer: Nicholaes (52’).

10.  Lega Nazionale XI – Poland A 2-2(1-1)
12.11.1988 Milano; Stadio San Siro; Attendance: 7.000.
Referee: H.Brummeier 
Lega Nazionale XI: G.Galli (Landucci), M.Mannini, Volpecina, Matthäus (Barbas),
 Tassotti (Gregucci), Manfredonia, Pari, Evani (Marocchi), Careca (Renato),
 Maradona, Virdis (Caniggia).  
Manager: Arrigo Sacchi
Poland A:  Wandzik, R.Warzycha, Wdowczyk, Kaczmarek, Łukasik, Ziober (Soszyński),
 K.Warzycha, Komornicki (Bendkowski), Urban, Araszkiewicz,  Kosecki (Tarasiewicz).
Manager: Wojciech Łazarek
Scorers: R.Warzycha (28’), Tassotti (40’), Wdowczyk (55’), Maradona (83’).

11.  Lega Nazionale XI - The Football League XI 3-0(2-0)
16.01.1991 Napoli; Stadio San Paolo; Attendance: 18.000.
Referee; C.Bouillet      
Lega Nazionale XI: G.Galli (Taffarel), Garzja, Aldair (Branco), C.Pin, Benedetti,
 Jozic (Minotti), A.Bianchi (Lentini), Mychajlyčenko, Careca, Matthäus (Simeone),
 Van Basten (Di Canio).  
Manager: Albertino Bigon
The Football League XI: Southall (Seaman), Dixon, Nicol, Thomas (Bowen), I.Wright,
 Hysen (Curle), Limpar (Saunders), MacMahon, Rush (Bull), David, Barnes.
Manager: Lawrence McMenemy
Scorers: Van Basten (26’), Careca (28’), Simeone (70’). 
  


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Sources:
- Italian newspapers : Corriere dello Sport, La Stampa, Il Messaggero, Il Mattino.
- Almanacco del Calcio

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