Italy Euro 2016 squad

Here is a guide to the native pronunciation of Italy’s Euro 2016 roster, followed by suggested approximations in English in parentheses.

  • Manager: Antonio Conte (Italy) [an.ˈtɔː.njo ˈkon.te] (a(h)n-TOH-ni-oh KON-teh [ɑːn.ˈtoʊ̯n.i‿oʊ̯ ˈkɒn.teɪ̯])
  • Gianluigi Buffon [ʤan.lu.ˈiː.ʤi buf.ˈfɔn, -ˈfon] (ja(h)n-loo-EE-jee buu-FON [ˌʤɑːn.lu‿ˈiːʤ.i bʊ.ˈfɒn])
  • Federico Marchetti [fe.de.ˈriː.ko mar.ˈket.ti] (fed-ə-REE-koh mar-KET-ee [ˌfɛd.ə.ˈɹiːk.oʊ̯ mɑːɹ.ˈkɛt.i])
  • Salvatore Sirigu [sal.va.ˈtoː.re ˈsiː.ri.ɡu] (sa(h)l-və-TOR-eh SEER-i-goo [ˌsɑːlv.ə.ˈtɔːɹ.eɪ̯ ˈsɪə̯ɹ.ɪɡ.u])
  • Andrea Barzagli [an.ˈdrɛˑ‿a bar.ˈʦaʎ.ʎi, -ˈʣaʎ-] (a(h)n-DREH-ə bar-TSA(H)-lee [ɑːn.ˈdɹeɪ̯‿ə bɑːɹ.ˈtsɑːl.i])
  • Leonardo Bonucci [le‿o.ˈnar.do bo.ˈnut.ʧi] (leh-oh-NAR-doh bo-NOO-chee [ˌleɪ̯‿oʊ̯.ˈnɑːɹd.oʊ̯ bɒ.ˈnuːʧ.i])
  • Giorgio Chiellini [ˈʤɔr.ʤo kjel.ˈliː.ni, ˈʤor-] (JOR-joh kee-el-LEE-nee [ˈʤɔːɹʤ.oʊ̯ ˌkiː‿ɛ.ˈliːn.i])
  • Matteo Darmian [mat.ˈtɛˑ‿o dar.ˈmjan] (mə-TEH-oh dar-mi-A(H)N [mə.ˈteɪ̯‿oʊ̯ ˌdɑːɹm.i‿ˈɑːn])
  • Mattia De Sciglio [mat.ˈtiˑ‿a deʃ.ˈʃiʎ.ʎo] (mə-TEE-ə deh-SHILL-i-oh [mə.ˈtiː‿ə deɪ̯.ˈʃɪl.i‿oʊ̯])
  • Angelo Ogbonna [ˈan.ʤe.lo oɡ.ˈbɔn.na] (A(H)N-je-lo og-BONN-ə [ˈɑːnʤ.ᵻ.loʊ̯ ɒɡ.ˈbɒn.ə])
  • Federico Bernardeschi [fe.de.ˈriː.ko ber.na.ˈdes.ki] (fed-ə-REE-koh bair-nar-DESK-ee [ˌfɛd.ə.ˈɹiːk.oʊ̯ ˌbɛə̯ɹn.ɑːɹ.ˈdɛsk.i])
  • Antonio Candreva [an.ˈtɔː.njo kan.ˈdrɛː.va] (a(h)n-TOH-ni-oh ka(h)n-DREH-və [ɑːn.ˈtoʊ̯n.i‿oʊ̯ kɑːn.ˈdɹeɪ̯v.ə])
  • Daniele De Rossi [da.ˈnjɛː.le de.ˈros.si] (da(h)-ni-EL-eh deh-ROSS-ee [ˌdɑːn.i‿ˈɛl.eɪ̯ deɪ̯.ˈɹɒs.i])
  • Alessandro Florenzi [a.les.ˈsan.dro flo.ˈrɛn.ʦi] (a(h)-le-SAHN-droh flo-RENTS-ee [ˌɑːl.ᵻ.ˈsɑːndɹ.oʊ̯ flɔː.ˈɹɛnts.i])
  • Emanuele Giaccherini [e.ma.nu‿ˈɛː.le ʤak.ke.ˈriː.ni] (em-a-NWEL-eh ja(h)k-e-REE-nee [ˌɛm.ə.ˈnwɛl.eɪ̯ ˌˈʤɑːk.ᵻ.ˈɹiːn.i])
  • Thiago Motta [ˈtjaː.ɡo ˈmɔt.ta] (tee-AH-go MOT-ə [ti.ˈɑːɡoʊ̯ ˈmɒt.ə])
  • Marco Parolo [ˈmar.ko pa.ˈrɔː.lo] (MARK-oh pə-ROH-lo [ˈmɑːɹk.oʊ̯ pə.ˈɹoʊ̯l.oʊ̯])
  • Stefano Sturaro [ˈsteː.fa.no stu.ˈraː.ro] (STEF-ə-no stoo-RAR-oh [ˈstɛf.ən.oʊ̯ stʊ.ˈɹɑːɹ.oʊ̯])
  • Éder [ˈɛː.der] (ED-air [ˈɛd.ɛə̯ɹ])
  • Stephan El Shaarawy [ˈsteː.fan el.ˈʃaː.ra.wi] (STEF-a(h)n el-SHAR-ə-wee [ˈstɛf.ɑːn ˌɛl.ˈʃɑːɹ.ə.wi])
  • Ciro Immobile [ˈʧiː.ro im.ˈmɔː.bi.le] (CHEER-oh im-MOH-bil-eh [ˈʧɪə̯ɹ.oʊ̯ ɪ.ˈmoʊ̯b.ᵻl.eɪ̯])
  • Lorenzo Insigne [lo.ˈrɛn.ʦo in.ˈsiɲ.ɲe] (loh-RENTS-oh in-SIN-yeh [loʊ̯.ˈɹɛnts.oʊ̯ ɪn.ˈsɪn.jeɪ̯])
  • Graziano Pellè [ɡrat.ˈʦjaː.no pel.ˈlɛ] (gra(h)-tsee-AH-no pel-LEH [ˌɡɹɑːts.i.ˈɑːn.oʊ̯ pɛ.ˈleɪ̯])
  • Simone Zaza [si.ˈmoː.ne ˈʣad.ʣa → si.ˈmoː.ned.ˈʣad.ʣa] (si-MOH-neh DZA(H)-dzah [sᵻ.ˈmoʊ̯n.eɪ̯ ˈdzɑːdz.ɑː])

Thiago Motta and Éder were born in Brazil. Their names are pronounced in Brazilian Portuguese as [ˈʧja.ɡu ˈmɔ.tɐ] (chee-AH-goo MOT-ə) and [ˈɛ.dɛʁ] (ED-air) respectively.

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