Andrea Carnevale

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Andrea Carnevale
Personal information
Full name Andrea Alessandro Carnevale
Date of birth (1961-01-12) 12 January 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Monte San Biagio, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Latina 24 (3)
1979–1981 Avellino 11 (1)
1981–1983 Reggiana 66 (16)
1983 Cagliari 7 (1)
1983–1984 Catania 23 (3)
1984–1986 Udinese 55 (16)
1986–1990 Napoli 105 (31)
1990–1994 A.S. Roma 51 (15)
1993–1994 Pescara 24 (14)
1994–1995 Udinese 16 (7)
1995–1996 Pescara 28 (10)
Total 410 (117)
National team
1989–1990 Italy 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2009

Andrea Alessandro Carnevale (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa karneˈvaːle]; born 12 January 1961) is an Italian former footballer, who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

After playing for various Italian teams, Carnevale enjoyed notable success with Napoli from 1986 to 1990, playing alongside Diego Maradona and Careca, and winning two Scudetti, one Coppa Italia, and an UEFA Cup.[1]

In 1990, he moved to Roma, but after 4 goals in his first five games he was suspended for a year for illegal drug use, alongside teammate Angelo Peruzzi. He spent two more years in Rome before playing three seasons in Serie B for Pescara (twice) and Udinese.[2]

International career[edit]

Carnevale earned 10 caps and scored 2 goals for the Italy national football team between 1989 and 1990. He made his senior debut for Italy on 22 April 1989, in a 1–1 draw against Uruguay in an international friendly in Verona. He scored his first international goal in a 4–0 win over Hungary in Taranto on 26 April 1989, and his second in a 4–0 win over Bulgaria, held in Cesena, on 20 September later that same year. He was also later included in Italy's squad at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where they finished third on home soil. Carnevale was a regular starter for the Italians in the run up to the tournament in friendlies and appeared in Italy's first two group games of the World Cup.[3]

After being replaced by Totò Schillaci in Italy's opening game of the 1990 tournament with Austria, Carnevale watched on as Schillaci scored 2 minutes later. Carnevale started the next game against USA, but after he failed to score, he was once again replaced by Schillaci. This was his last game for Italy; following the tournament, he was no longer called up to the national team.[3]

Carnevale also played for Italy at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where they finished in fourth place after reaching the semi-finals.[4]







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5th Class/Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 1991[6]


  1. ^ a b "Andrea Carnevale" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ Leonardo Ciccarelli (12 February 2013). "a storia siete voi: la vita in salita di Andrea Carnevale" (in Italian). Tutto Napoli. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Nazionale in Cifre: Carnevale, Andrea" (in Italian). FIGC. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Andrea Carnevale Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Andrea Carnevale" (in French). Eurosport. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Onoreficenze". (in Italian). 30 September 1991. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.