Fans of Italian football tuning in to watch the Italy Men’s National Team kick their 2024 European Championship campaign off with a 2-1 comeback win over Albania might have been surprised by how familiar they were with the Azzurri‘s opponents, given the number of Serie A and Serie B players included.

In fact, Serie A places second in the list of leagues with the most players involved at Euro 2024, with 90 Italian top-flight players involved. That number is calculated using the 2023/24 squads, with Sassuolo and Salernitana still counting and combining their four players at the tournament, while Parma‘s total of three goes towards Serie B’s tally of 13.

The Azzurri aside, Albania are actually the most ‘Italian’ team at Euro 2024, with as many as ten of their squad playing for clubs in Italy, with Poland having nine and Serbia having seven.

France, Switzerland, Romania and Slovakia each have six players based in Italy, there are five from Slovenia.

Albania’s Nedim Bajrami celebrates. (@FSHForg)

Leagues with the most players at Euro 2024

Pos.LeaguePlayers
1English Premier League96
2Serie A90
3German Bundesliga76
4LaLiga55
5Ligue 129
6Turkish Super Lig25
7Czech Fortuna Liga22
8English Championship17
9Austrian Bundesliga16
10Eredivisie15
Serie B13

Every Serie A player at Euro 2024 by club

  • Inter (13 players): Alessandro Bastoni (Italy), Federico Dimarco (Italy), Matteo Darmian (Italy), Nicolo Barella (Italy), Davide Frattesi (Italy), Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands), Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands), Marcus Thuram (France), Benjamin Pavard (France), Yann Sommer (Switzerland), Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey), Marko Arnautovic (Austria), Kristjan Asllani (Albania).
  • Juventus (nine): Federico Gatti (Italy), Andrea Cambiaso (Italy), Nicolo Fagioli (Italy), Federico Chiesa (Italy), Adrien Rabiot (France), Dusan Vlahovic (Serbia), Filip Kostic (Serbia), Kenan Yildiz (Turkey), Wojciech Szczesny (Poland).
  • AS Roma (nine): Gianluca Mancini (Italy), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Italy), Bryan Cristante (Italy), Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark), Rui Patricio (Portugal), Nicola Zalewski (Poland), Zeki Celik (Turkey).
  • Bologna (eight): Riccardo Calafiori (Italy), Remo Freuler (Switzerland), Michel Aebischer (Switzerland), Dan Ndoye (Switzerland), Victor Kristiansen (Denmark), Lukasz Skorupski (Poland), Kacper Urbanski (Poland), Stefan Posch (Austria).
  • AC Milan (eight): Rafael Leao (Portugal), Olivier Giroud (France), Tijjani Reijnders (Netherlands), Theo Hernandez (France), Mike Maignan (France), Simon Kjaer (Denmark), Luka Jovic (Serbia), Noah Okafor (Switzerland).
Riccardo Calafiori on the ball for the Italy Men’s National Team at Euro 2024. [@Azzurri]
  • Napoli (six): Alex Meret (Italy), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Italy), Giacomo Raspadori (Italy), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia), Piotr Zielinski (Poland), Stanislav Lobotka (Slovakia).
  • Torino (six): Alessandro Buongiorno (Italy), Raoul Bellanova (Italy), Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland), Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia), Ivan Ilic (Serbia), Nikola Vlasic (Croatia).
  • Empoli (five): Ardian Ismajli (Albania), Etrit Berisha (Albania), Bartosz Bereszynski (Poland), Sebastian Walukiewicz (Poland), Razvan Marin (Romania).
  • Hellas Verona (five): Michael Folorunsho (Italy), Karol Swiderski (Poland), Pawel Dawidowicz (Poland), Ondrej Duda (Slovakia), Tomas Suslov (Slovakia).
  • Atalanta (four): Gianluca Scamacca (Italy), Mario Pasalic (Croatia), Berat Djimsiti (Albania), Charles De Ketelaere (Belgium).
  • Lecce (three): Ylber Ramadani (Albania), Medon Berisha (Albania), Marin Pongracic (Croatia).
  • Sassuolo (three): Marash Kumbulla (Albania), Nedim Bajrami (Albania), Martin Erlic (Croatia).
  • Udinese (three): Jaka Bijol (Slovenia), Sandi Lovric (Slovenia), Lazar Samardzic (Serbia).
  • Lazio (two): Elseid Hysaj (Albania), Mattia Zaccagni (Italy).
  • Fiorentina (two): Nikola Milenkovic (Serbia), Antonin Barak (Czechia).
  • Genoa (two): Mateo Retegui (Italy), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine).
  • Cagliari (one): Adam Obert (Slovakia).
  • Salernitana (one): Norbert Gyomber (Slovakia).

Every Serie B player at Euro 2024 by club

Parma’s Dennis Man celebrates a goal. (@ParmaCalcio_en)
  • Parma (three): Dennis Man (Romania), Valentin Mihaila (Romania), Botond Balogh (Hungary).
  • Pisa (two): Jan Mlakar (Slovenia), Marius Marin (Romania).
  • Sampdoria (one): Petar Stojanovic (Slovenia).
  • Bari (one): George Puscas (Romania).
  • Palermo (one): Ionut Nedelcearu (Romania).
  • Spezia (one): Adam Nagy (Hungary).
  • Sudtirol (one): Jasmin Kurtic (Slovenia).
  • Ascoli (one): David Duris (Slovakia).
  • Cremonese (one): Luka Lochoshvili (Georgia).
  • Cittadella (one): Elhan Kastrati (Albania).