Carlo Ancelotti and his stage as a footballer

Carlo Ancelotti and his stage as a footballer
Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Armando Maradona in a Milan-Naples at the end of the 80 (Getty Images)

Carlo Ancelotti he is one of the most successful coaches in history. Not in vain, the Italian coach accumulates, among many other titles, 4 Champions League as coach. further, can boast of having won the 5 major european leagues (A series, Bundesliga, Ligue1, LaLiga and the Premier League), something no one else has accomplished.

But nevertheless, in this article we will focus on his stage as a footballer, by the way, it was also quite successful. Carlo Ancelotti started in the ranks of Parma Italian in whose first team he debuted in the year 1976 coming from the parmesan club youth.

In the year 1979, Carletto took a big step in his career as a footballer. Roma knocked on his door and Ancelotti he didn't think about it. In the Italian capital he lived a great stage that lasted 8 seasons. During this time he shared a dressing room with great footballers like Bruno Conti, Agostino di Bartolomei or Falcao, also, had great teachers as technicians: Nils Liedholm or a young and innovative Sven-Göran Eriksson are some examples.

Carlo Ancelotti Rome
Carlo Ancelotti defending the colors of Roma (Oldfootballpictures)

With the Roma shirt, Carlo Ancelotti won a Scudetto in the year 1983 Y 4 Italian Cups (1980, 1981, 1984 Y 1986). But nevertheless, the thorn of the end of European Cup that the Romans lost against Liverpool in 1984. a match that, by the way, It was played at the Olympic in Rome.

Carlo Ancelotti and Arrigo Sacchi's Milan

In 1987, Ancelotti signed for which, eventually, would be one of the best teams in history: The AC Milan. The Rossoneri club was led by Silvio Berlusconi who signed Sacchi to take the reins from the bench. The good Carletto shared a team with Donadoni, Maldini, Costacurta, Baresi, moneybags, Gullit y Van Basten, among others.

His stage in Milan it was also the most fruitful in terms of titles. two garters, two European Cups, a European Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup were added to his track record that, of course, it was already most impressive.

Of course, Carlo Ancelotti He also represented his country as he was international with Italy until 26 occasions. Carletto was present in two World Cups (1986 Y 1990) and in a European Championship (1988). Regrettably, could not lift any title with the azurra.

In 1992 he hung up his boots because of the injuries that weighed him down and prevented him from performing more regularly throughout his career. But nevertheless, the trajectory of Ancelotti as a player, as we can observe, has nothing to envy his career as a technician. Definitely, one of the most important figures in football history.

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