Antonio Carbognani

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Antonio Carbognani
Carbognani san telmo.jpg
Carbognani playing for San Telmo, 1976
Personal information
Full name Antonio Ángel Carbognani
Date of birth (1953-11-05)5 November 1953
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1961–1972 Huracán
1972–1974 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 San Telmo 30 (1)
1976–1979 Barcelona SC
1979 New York Cosmos 12 (1)
1979–1980 Memphis Rogues (indoor) 8 (5)
1980 Memphis Rogues 21 (1)
1981–1984 Memphis Americans (indoor) 124 (59)
1983 Jacksonville Tea Men
1984–1985 Las Vegas Americans (indoor) 48 (9)
1985–1986 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 33 (5)
1987–1989 Memphis Storm (indoor)
1989–1990 Memphis Rogues (indoor)
1990–1991 Chicago Power (indoor) 21 (5)
1991 Memphis Rogues
1991–1992 Memphis Survivors (indoor)
1994 Memphis Jackals
Teams managed
1988–1990 Memphis Rogues
2002–2005 Memphis Express
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antonio "Toni" Carbognani (born 5 November 1953) is an Argentine retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder for the New York Cosmos and the Memphis Rogues in the NASL. He later managed the Memphis Express of the USL Premier Development League.


Carbognani started his playing career with San Telmo in 1975. In 1976, he was sold to Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador. In 1979, he was signed by New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. In the fall of 1979, the Cosmos sent him to the Memphis Rogues in time for the NASL indoor season. He then played the 1980 outdoor season for the Rogues. In the fall of 1981, Carbognani signed with the Memphis Americans of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1983, he played for the Jacksonville Tea Men of the American Soccer League.[1] In 1984, the Memphis Americans moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where the team spent the 1984–1985 MISL season as the Las Vegas Americans. The team folded at the end of the season and the league declared Carbognani to be a free agent. He then signed with the Baltimore Blast. The Blast released him at the end of the season and Carbognani moved to the Memphis Storm of the American Indoor Soccer Association.[2] The team changed its name to the Rogues before the 1989–1990 season. That year, Carbognani both played and coached the team. In 1990, he moved to the Chicago Power.[3] The AISA had also changed its name to the National Professional Soccer League. In 1991, he was back with the Rogues who were now playing in the Southwest Independent Soccer League.[4] In the fall of 1991, the Rogues were renamed the Memphis Survivors and they played in the USISL indoor league.[5] He may not have played again until the summer of 1994 when he was on the Memphis Jackals roster.[6]


In the fall of 1988, the Memphis Storm elevated Carbognani to the position of player-head coach. At the end of the season, they replaced him with Don Tobin and Carbognani continued as a player only.[7] In December 1989, Carbognani replaced Don Tobin the head coach.[8]


  1. ^ Jacksonville Blanks Slickers The Daily Oklahoman – Sunday, 12 June 1983
  3. ^ 1990–1991 Chicago Power Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ROGUES RETURN TO OUTDOORS – SOCCER IS BACK TONIGHT AT HALLE STADIUM The Commercial Appeal – Saturday, 18 May 1991
  5. ^ ON THEIR LAST LEGS? – SURVIVORS CLING TO SOCCER DREAM The Commercial Appeal – Friday, 31 January 1992
  6. ^ Jackals roster The Commercial Appeal – Saturday, 16 April 1994
  7. ^ STRUGGLING AISA TEAM MAY BE RIPE FOR KNICK Times Union, The (Albany, NY) – Saturday, 17 February 1990
  8. ^ DEALS USA TODAY – Monday, 18 December 1989

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