Carlo Carcano
Personal information
Date of birth 26 February 1891
Place of birth Varese, Italy
Date of death 23 June 1965(1965-06-23) (aged 74)
Place of death Sanremo, Italy
Position(s) Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1915 US Alessandria
1915–1916 Internazionale (loan) 2 (0)
1916–1924 US Alessandria
1924–1925 Atalanta 7 (0)
1925–1926 Internaples 8 (0)
National team
1915–1921 Italy 5 (1)
Teams managed
1925–1926 Internaples
1926–1930 US Alessandria
1928–1929 Italy
1930–1934 Juventus
1934–1935 Genoa (assistant trainer)
1945–1946 Internazionale
1948 Internazionale
1949 Atalanta
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Carlo Carcano (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo ˈkarkano]; 26 February 1891 – 23 June 1965) was an Italian footballer and manager who played as a midfielder.

Club career

Carcano was born in Varese. As a player, he was a one club man, playing for Alessandria.

International career

At international level, Carcano also represented Italy on 5 occasions between 1915 and 1921, scoring once.

Managerial career

After he retired from playing, Carcano moved into management to much acclaim. He led Juventus to four consecutive league titles; the first of only two managers in Italy football history (alongside Massimiliano Allegri) to win four in a row.[1] He later also managed the Italy national football team.

He was suddenly removed from the Juventus club in December 1934 in order to stifle a homosexual scandal in which he was involved by elements of society hostile to him. He remained on the edge of the football world for a decade.

Personal life

Carcano died in Sanremo, aged 74, on 23 June 1965.

Carlin's Boys

In 1947 in Sanremo Carlo Carcano was one of the co-founder of A.S.D. Carlin's Boys,[2] a town football team famous above all for the youth sector[3] that in the 2014–15 season playing in Promozione Liguria A and obtaining the promotion to Eccellenza Liguria is the main team of the city. In the same season the club won also Coppa Italia of Promozione Liguria and the title of Champion of Promozione Liguria.

The current president is Renato Bersano, while the coach is Valentino Papa.

The club organizes, every year in the last week of August, the Torneo Internazionale Sanremo reserved for the category Allievi, with the participation of the most prestigious and famous junior teams of the world football.[4]







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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo" [Hall of fame, 10 new entries: with Vialli and Mancini also Facchetti and Ronaldo] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.