International Challenge Match
Italy vs Scotland
Sunday 29th May 2016, 8.45pm kick-off (local time)
Ta’Qali Stadium, Malta

Ahead of Sunday’s match with Italy in Malta, we look at five footballers players who connect the two nations.


Graham Souness

Souness signed for the Italian club at the age of 31, following a highly successful period at Liverpool. On Merseyside the midfielder won three European Cups, and in 1984 he secured a treble with the Reds. The Scot was crucial in the I Blucerchiati’s first major trophy - the 1985 Coppa Italia - where Souness scored the only goal of the final’s first leg against AC Milan in the San Siro.

Gennaro Gattuso

Gattuso was signed by Rangers in 1997 from Perugia at just 19 years old by Walter Smith. The Italian only played at the Ibrox club for one season, but has since gone on to win several major honours, including two UEFA Champions Leagues with AC Milan and the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy.

Joe Jordan

After lengthy spells with Leeds United and Manchester United, Jordan signed for AC Milan in 1981. It was a disappointing first season in Italy for the Scot which ended up relegation to Serie B. He returned to the top-flight the following year as champions, scoring 10 goals in 30 matches. Jordan then joined Verona for a year, before returning to the UK with Southampton.

Fabrizio Ravanelli

A UEFA Champions League winner with Juventus in 1996 along with Serie A titles with the Turin side and Lazio, it is safe to say that Fabrizio Ravanelli is one of the most individually successful players to have pulled on the Dundee jersey. The striker scored three goals in his six games for the Dens Park team, with all three goals coming in a League Cup match against Clyde.