Italy Jr. Youth
Nickname Blue Lightning
Captain Gino Hernandez
Italy Jr. Youth
, led by captain and goalkeeper
, appears in
Shin Captain Tsubasa (OVA)
Road to 2002
, as well as a flash-back in
Captain Tsubasa J
challenged all Italy Jr. to a duel in the friendly matches before the International Jr. World Championship on the
J Boys' Challenge
Friendly matches Edit
International Jr. Youth Tournament Edit
as main core of the Italian team, his teammates follow his instructions. That is why
plays defensively and waits for counterattacks. If Gino clears the ball, the team immediately initiates the counterattack. Examples are not only the game in the group stage against
All Japan Jr.
, but also the friendly match against
This also creates the first goal for Italy in the official encounter against Japan.
3 Dimos Marinho
6 Franco Bassarello
9 Andrea Golbate
10 Attilio Torino
4 Antonio Federico
5 Vittore Francesco
7 Giovanni Conti
8 Dominic Mateo
Gino and Italy Jr. vs Tsubasa
See also Edit
↑ This player's full name is never shown. However, in the manga, he is called
Dimos by a teammate of his, and in , his last name is shown as 3109 Days Perfect Data Marinho.
↑ Tardelli is shown wearing number 3 when Tsubasa challenges Italy Jr. Youth after their match against
Bremen Jr. Youth.
↑ At the beginning of the match, his jersey was shown to have number 9 on the back. This is a mistake though, because the number 9 was later confirmed as Galbate's.
↑ This player is shown cutting a pass during the match against
All Japan Jr. Youth. However, he isn't mentioned in 3109 Days Perfect Data.