Carlo Corazzin

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Carlo Corazzin
Corazzin pictured in 2009
Personal information
Full name Giancarlo Michele Corazzin[1]
Date of birth (1971-12-25) December 25, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Winnipeg Fury 24 (10)
1993 Vancouver 86ers 24 (7)
1994–1996 Cambridge United 105 (39)
1996–1998 Plymouth Argyle 74 (23)
1998–2000 Northampton Town 78 (30)
2000–2002 Oldham Athletic 110 (20)
2003–2006 Vancouver Whitecaps 53 (14)
Total 468 (143)
National team
1994–2004 Canada 59 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Giancarlo Michele "Carlo" Corazzin (born December 25, 1971) is a retired professional Canadian association football player who represented Winnipeg Fury, Vancouver 86ers, Cambridge United, Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic and Vancouver Whitecaps. He was capped 59 times for the Canadian national team, scoring 11 goals. He is of Italian descent.

Club career[edit]

Corazzin began his career with Winnipeg Fury of the Canadian Soccer League in 1992, scoring 10 goals in 24 games and helping the team win the CSL Championship. In 1993, Corazzin signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the A-League (now known as the USL First Division, where he finished second in the team's scoring charts with 7 goals in 24 games.

Corazzin signed with Cambridge United of the English Second Division (now known as League 1) on December 10, 1993, scoring 43 goals in 117 games over two-and-a-half seasons. In his final year with Cambridge, the team was relegated, and on March 28, 1996, Corazzin signed with Plymouth Argyle for a transfer fee of £150 000. In two-and-a-half seasons at Argyle, Corazzin scored 24 goals in 86 games.

Corazzin joined Northampton Town of the third division on June 26, 1998, netting 32 goals in 89 games over two seasons. Northampton Town were relegated in 1999, but with Corazzin's help, the club regained promotion in 2000.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On July 28, 2000, after a successful CONCACAF Gold Cup with Canada, Corazzin signed with Oldham Athletic and scored 22 goals in 129 games over three seasons. His finest moment with Oldham came in a match against Wrexham when Corazzin scored 4 in a 5-1 victory in 2001, finishing it off with his trademark celebration "The Carlo Spin". He was also present in the side which made the 2002/03 play-off and scored the winning goal in that season's League Cup against Premiership side West Ham United.

Return to Canada[edit]

In 2003, Corazzin re-signed with Vancouver Whitecaps, where he scored 7 goals in a 13-game undefeated streak. Corazzin played with the Whitecaps for 3 years until he was released in 2006.

International career[edit]

Corazzin made his Canadian national team debut on June 1, 1994 in a 1-1 tie with Morocco. Corazzin scored the majority of his international goals between 1999-2000 and formed an effective striker partnership with Paul Peschisolido for Canada over the years. In 2000, Corazzin won the Golden Boot as top scorer of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with 4 goals and was named in the best XI of the tournament as Canada won the competition for the first time. Corazzin played in all of Canada's three games at the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup. Corazzin earned 59 caps for Canada from 1994-2004 scoring 11 goals, ranking him tied-seventh in the all-time scoring for Canada. He has represented Canada in 23 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in three FIFA World Cup qualification campaigns (1998, 2002 and 2006) .[3]

His final international cap was an October 2004 World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica, a game which also marked the end of the international careers of Mark Watson and Jason de Vos.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 January 1996 Edison International Field, Anaheim, United States  Honduras 1-0 3-1 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 30 August 1996 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Panama 3-1 3-1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 12 October 1997 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Mexico 2-1 2-2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 8 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 1-0 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
5 10 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Haiti 1-0 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
6 10 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Haiti 2-0 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
7 13 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Costa Rica 1-1 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8 13 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Costa Rica 2-2 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
9 20 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Mexico 1-1 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
10 27 February 2000 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Colombia 2-0 2-0 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11 18 January 2004 Bridgetown, Barbados  Barbados 1-0 1-0 Friendly match



Northampton Town F.C.



Broadcasting career[edit]

In 2012, Corazzin became an soccer analyst on the pre- and post-match shows of Vancouver Whitecaps FC radio broadcasts on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver.


  1. ^ Cowdery, Rick & Curno, Mike (2009). Plymouth Argyle: Miscellany. Durrington: Pitch Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-905411-40-5. 
  2. ^ "Carlo Corazzin". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA

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