1898: the F.I.G.C. was founded
The Italian Football Federation (F.I.G.C.) was born on 16 March 1898 in Turin and is now 123 years old. In the course of its history, Italian football has imposed itself at world level, winning 4 World Cups and 1 European Championship with the major national team.
1997 - 2002: Montella's double days
16 March was a day of double goals in the career of Vincenzo Montella. The 'aereoplanino' scored two goals in 1997 in Sampdoria's 3-0 win over Reggiana at the Marassi, and five years later he repeated the achievement with Roma in the 3-1 win over Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico.