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Never ask about football to an Italian, or he will go on boasting about his favourite football team for hours.La tifoseria Italiana , Italian football supporters, are numerous and at times, a bit too fanatic, indeed.
Tifosi sometimes forget what rationality is and their excesses have lead to unpleasant, even violent, events, reminiscent of the aggressive behaviors of British Hooligans. In certain cases, Italian police has been forced to deny to entire groups of supporters the right to follow their team's matches.
Italian soccer players that played in North America
Giacomo Agostini is a legend in Italy for having won the most motorbike championships in history: a total of 15. These astonishing result arrived after winning 123 races. These numbers are doubly astonishing when one realizes that he raced in more than one category (and competed in more than one during the same season).
Alberto Tomba is the best skier Italy has ever had with an astonishing record including three gold and two silver Olympic medals, and two Gold and two Bronze World Championship medals. However, his best achievements were at the World Cup, where Tomba scored 50 victories and a total of nine season world cups, including one Overall. Tomba brought interest back to skiing and TV ratings soared every time he raced. That interest started to decline again after his retirement.
The Italian national football team--"La Nazionale" or "gli Azzurri"-- is the most important sports team in Italy and has been one of the most followed teams since the creation of modern sports. The head coach of the team is called the "Commissario Tecnico" or technical commissioner. In the history of the Italian national team there have been a total of 22 coaches, each with their own history and story. Some have failed to bring success to Italy while others have become true legends and icons in Italian culture.