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Italy Jr. Youth
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Japanese イタリアジュニア(Jr.)ユース
Nickname Blue Lightning Gli Azzurri (The Blues)

La Nazionale (The National team)

Nationality Italian
Captain Gino Hernandez
Italy Jr. Youth is led by captain and goalkeeper Gino Hernandez and was a tough opponent in the International Jr. World Youth.

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Italy Jr. appears in Shin Captain Tsubasa (OVA) and Road to 2002, as well as a flash-back in Captain Tsubasa J, where Tsubasa Ozora challenged all Italy Jr. to a duel in the friendly matches before the International Jr. World Championship on the J Boys' Challenge arc.

Strategy Edit

With Hernandez as main core of the Italian team, his teammates follow his instructions. That is why Italy Jr. 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 Bremen Jr. This also creates the first goal for Italy in the official encounter against Japan.

Italy Jr home (DT)
Italy Jr away (DT)
Italy Jr gk (DT)

Colors Edit

  • Manga: Blue shirt with  green-white-red stripes collar stripes and sleeve borders, white shorts and blue socks with a green-white-red stripe on top. The goalkeeper wears a grey shirt with blue collar and blue cuffs, black shorts and white socks. The emblem is the scudetto (tricolor shield) with a blue rectangle on the top with "ITALIA" written in gold above the shield. This color scheme is reminiscent of Italy uniform at 1982 World Cup. They have an away uniform as well with reverse colorization.
  • 1989 OVA: Green shirt with white sleeve borders and white collar stripes, black numbers, green shorts and white socks. The goalkeeper wears a white collared shirt, with red shorts and red socks with white stripes on top. The emblem is a white-red-white shield with a red rectangle on top and black borders. The captain armband is yellow.
    • In an early promotional picture of the OVA, it can be seen that Italy originally was planned to have a blue uniform consistent of a blue shirt with white sleeve borders and white collar stripes, white shorts and blue socks with a white stripe on top, with a goalkeeper wearing a grey shirt, with both uniforms having as emblem a white shield with the flag of Italy and a yellow rectangle on the top.
  • 1994 anime: Azure shirt with black sleeve borders and black collar stripes, green shorts and azure socks. The goalkeeper wears a red shirt with black collar and cuffs, black shorts and white socks. Both uniforms have black numbers and feature the Scudetto as emblem.
  • 2001 anime: Blue shirt with white sleeve borders, white shorts and blue socks. The goalkeeper wears a silver shirt with blue collar and cuffs, black shorts and blue socks. Both uniforms feature a white shield with the Italian tricolor with a yellow rectangle on the top of it. The captain armband is green.

ResultsEdit

Friendly matches Edit

International Jr. Youth Tournament Edit

Group stage

Squad Edit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1 Gino Hernandez Captain
3 Dimos Marinho [1]
6 Bassarello
9 Golbate
10 Torino
4 Federico
5 Francesco
7 Conti
8 Mateo
2/3 Tardelli [2]
11 Andrea
12/9 Gentile [3]

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Notes Edit

  1. This player's full name is never shown. However, in the manga, he is called Dimos by a teammate of his, and in 3109 Days Perfect Data, his last name is shown as Marinho.
  2. Tardelli is shown wearing number 3 when Tsubasa challenges Italy Jr. Youth after their match against Bremen Jr. Youth.
  3. 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 Golbate's.
  4. 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.