Candela in 2011
|Full name||Vincent Philippe Antoine Candela|
|Date of birth||24 October 1973|
|Place of birth||Bédarieux, France|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left wingback|
|2007||→ Messina (loan)||17||(0)|
|2013–||Real Spal (president)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vincent Philippe Antoine Candela (French pronunciation: [vɛ̃sɑ̃ kɑ̃dəˈla]; born 24 October 1973, is a former French footballer. With the French national team, Candela won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, as well as Euro 2000.
Candela was a skilled right-footed left wingback, effective at joining the attack as well as being able in defence.
For France, Candela was capped 40 times, scoring five goals. His playing time was often limited by Bixente Lizarazu, but he did play in one match during the 1998 triumph. During the winning Euro 2000 Candela did play two matches, both as a starter. He also played at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Candela and his wife, Mara, welcomed their first child, Angelica, in April 2005.
He was a dubbing actor in the Italian-language version of Shaolin Soccer.
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|1.||14 October 1998||Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France||Andorra||
||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|2.||6 October 2001||Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France||Algeria||
- World Cup: 1998
- European Championship: 2000
- Serie A: 2001
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2001
- He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 1998
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