The Italy national U-16 football team is the national under-16 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation. The team was known as Italy national under-15 football team prior 2001, to reflect the age limit at the start of season instead of currently end of season.
The Italy under-16 football team is a feeder team of the Italy under-17 team.
The under-16 team was known as the under-15 team prior to 2001; before 2001, the UEFA European Under-17 Championship was known as UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (the under-19 Championship was similarly known as the under-18 tournament) due to the name referring to the age limit at the start of a new season. Since the 2002 Tournament, the age in the name of the tournament has referred to the age limit at the end of season. The current manager is Daniele Zoratto, who took over from Bruno Tedino in 2014. They play the majority of their home matches at the Stadio Comunale "Filippo Pirani" in Grottammare, Marche.Close