Amedeo Carboni

Amedeo Carboni

Football player
Date of Birth: 06.04.1965
Country: Italy

Content:
  1. Biography of Amedeo Carboni
  2. Club Career
  3. National Team
  4. Valencia Career

Biography of Amedeo Carboni

Amedeo Carboni, a defender for Valencia Club de Fútbol, was born on April 6, 1965 in Italy. At the age of 39, Carboni became the oldest footballer in the history of European cup finals when he played against "Olympique" in the decisive match of the UEFA Cup. Interestingly, the final match was his 100th game on the European stage, and he had already celebrated victory in the decisive meeting of the Cup Winners' Cup at the "Ullevi" stadium in Gothenburg in 1990.

Club Career

Carboni's career started in 1984 at his hometown club "Arezzo". After spending a season at "Bari", "Empoli", and "Parma", Carboni joined "Sampdoria" in 1988. He quickly settled in at "Luigi Ferraris" and helped the team win the Italian Cup in 1989. In the following season, he celebrated victory in the Cup Winners' Cup with the Genoese team.

In 1990, Carboni moved to "Roma" and played at "Stadio Olimpico" for 7 years before heading to Spain.

National Team

Carboni represented Italy in the EURO 1996™ and played a total of 18 matches for the national team.

Valencia Career

After his arrival at "Mestalla", Carboni became one of the most popular footballers at Valencia. In 1999, he helped the team crush Madrid's "Atletico" in the final of the Spanish Cup, and in the 2001/02 campaign, he won the national championship. While he missed out on the UEFA Champions League final against "Real" in 2000 due to injury, the following year he and his teammates were defeated by Munich's "Bayern" in the same stage of the tournament.

In the 2003/04 season, Carboni played in all 33 matches, which was his best performance since the 1998/99 season. He played a key role in helping Valencia win the league title against Madrid's "Real". The magnificent season ended with a victory over "Olympique" in the UEFA Cup final.

Playing against "Olympique" at the age of 39 years and 43 days, Carboni became the oldest footballer in the history of European cup finals. It is amusing to note that this final match was Carboni's 100th game on the European stage, and it was at the "Ullevi" stadium in Gothenburg where he celebrated victory in the decisive meeting of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1990.

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