Horacio Carbonari

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Horacio Carbonari
Personal information
Full name Horacio Angel Carbonari
Date of birth (1974-05-02) 2 May 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Santa Teresa, Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Rosario Central 135 (26)
1998–2002 Derby County 90 (9)
2002 Coventry City (loan) 5 (0)
2003–2005 Rosario Central 48 (8)
Total 278 (43)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Horacio Carbonari (born 2 May 1974) is a former Argentine footballer who played as a defender.

Born in Santa Teresa, a town in the southern end of Santa Fe Province, Carbonari began his career at Rosario Central. His debut at the first division was in 1993. In the Argentinian club, he won the Copa Conmebol (currently known Copa Sudamericana) in 1995. In that edition of the internacional cup, he scored 4 goals.

He was signed by Derby County in the summer of 1998 for £3million by former Derby manager Jim Smith where he quickly became a fans favourite. He went on to play ninety times for the club, scoring nine and winning praise from the fans after scoring twice against rivals Nottingham Forest. However in 2002 while John Gregory was manager he became out-of-favour at the club and had a short loan spell at Coventry City in 2002, before being released by Derby.

He went back to Rosario Central later that year and helped the club qualify for the Copa Libertadores. When an injury ended his season he was released on a free. Carbonari decided to retire at the end of 2004–05 season.

At the beginning 2006–07 season, he was appointed the general manager of Rosario Central.

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