Vincent Candela

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Vincent Candela
Vincent Candela.jpeg
Candela in 2011
Personal information
Full name Vincent Philippe Antoine Candela
Date of birth (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Bédarieux, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left wingback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Toulouse 56 (3)
1995–1997 Guingamp 48 (2)
1997–2005 Roma 210 (14)
2005 Bolton Wanderers 10 (0)
2005–2006 Udinese 26 (1)
2006–2007 Siena 14 (0)
2007 Messina (loan) 17 (0)
Total 381 (20)
National team
1996–2003 France 40 (5)
Teams managed
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.

On the club level, Candela played for Toulouse (1992–95), Guingamp (1995–97), A.S. Roma (1997–2005), Bolton Wanderers (2005), Udinese (2005–2006) and Siena (2006–2007). He won one scudetto with Roma.

On 28 January 2007 he played his last Serie A match for Messina against Ascoli.[1]

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.

International career[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 1998 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Andorra
1 – 0
2 – 0
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
2. 6 October 2001 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Algeria
1 – 0
4 – 1
Friendly match

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 1 February 2007. 
  2. ^ "France honors World Cup winners – Government gives Legion of Honor to players, coaches". CNN/SI. 1 September 1998. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  3. ^ "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel". JORF 1998 (170): 11376. 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 

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