Real Betis vs Valencia CF

Apr, 21 / 20:45 Matchday 33


Amedeo Carboni 'El Capo'

  • Nombre completo Amedeo Carboni
  • Fecha de nacimiento 06/04/1965
  • Lugar de nacimiento Arezzo (Italia)
  • Nacionalidad Italian
  • Altura/Peso 1,80 m. / 73 Kg.
  • Debut 08/09/1997
Amedeo Carboni has become a Valencia CF legend, and a renowned figure in world football in the past two decades.

From the moment he joined Valencia CF, it was expected that the Italian would make history at the club. His signing was far from easy, as Carboni was initially unsure as to whether he wanted to make the move –and Roma were unwilling to let one of their key players go.

His debut came against FC Barcelona on September 8th, 1997, and was notable for Carboni being sent off in the 0-3 defeat. Coincidentally, his final match at Mestalla –against Atletico Madrid- was overseen by the same referee, Puentes Leira, who acknowledged that Carboni was one of the players that had helped him most on the pitch.

After an unfortunate start, Carboni's relationship with Valencia CF underwent an epiphany, and his spell at the club would end with outstanding numbers and memorable trophies to his name. Over the course of nine seasons he won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, one UEFA Cup, one Spanish Super Cup, one European Super Cup and played a huge part in the side named best in the world in 2004.

Carboni was capped 18 times by Italy, and won the Italian Cup, Super Cup and Cup Winners Cup in his homeland. Arezzo, Bari, Empoli, Parma and especially AS Roma (the team of his life, along with Valencia CF) can attest to his quality and professionalism throughout his 11 seasons in Serie A, in addition to two seasons in Serie B.

TEAMS: Arezzo, Bari, Empoli, Parma AC, Sampdoria UC, AS Roma.

Titles: 1 Copa del Rey, 2 League Cups, UEFA Cup, European Super Cup.