Fabián Carini

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Fabián Carini
Fabián Carini.jpg
Carini with Peñarol in 2011
Personal information
Full name Héctor Fabián Carini Hernández
Date of birth (1979-12-26) 26 December 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Danubio 39 (1)
2001–2004 Juventus 0 (0)
2002–2004Standard Liège (loan) 61 (1)
2004–2007 Internazionale 4 (0)
2005–2006Cagliari (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2009 Murcia 13 (0)
2009–2010 Atlético Mineiro 18 (0)
2011–2012 Peñarol 24 (0)
2013 Deportivo Quito 39 (0)
2014–2017 Juventud 69 (2)
Total 257 (4)
National team
1999–2009 Uruguay 74 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Héctor Fabián Carini Hernández (born 26 December 1979 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan football goalkeeper.[1]

Club career[edit]

Carini played for 3 seasons in Uruguayan club Danubio F.C., before signing with Italian club Juventus in January 2001,[2] where he spent two seasons and was used mainly as a substitute goalkeeper. During the summer of 2002, he nearly completed a loan move to Arsenal, but at the last minute, the move fell through due to the player's wage demands.[3] He moved instead to Standard Liège, where he spent 2 years on loan.

In 2004, Carini left Juventus for Internazionale, when he was exchanged for Fabio Cannavaro in a transfer which was worth €10 million.[4] Despite being the first choice goalkeeper for his country, Carini was the third choice goalkeeper for Inter. After spending the 2005–06 season on loan at Cagliari, he went back to Inter, where he became the fourth goalkeeper behind Francesco Toldo, Júlio César and Paolo Orlandoni. Carini did not see a single minute of action over the next two years. Before the 2007–08 season, he moved to newly promoted Spanish club Murcia to compete with incumbent first-choice goalkeeper Antonio Notario. He signed a three-year deal with the Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro, arriving on a free transfer.[5] Atlético Mineiro rescinded the contract to Fabián Carini, for what they will have to pay a fine to him. The Uruguayan goalkeeper had contract until 2011.

After an experience at Atletico Mineiro, 31-year-old goalkeeper Fabian Carini has signed a one season deal for Peñarol.[6]

When his contract with Juventud de Las Piedras expired at the end of 2016, Carini decided to retire from professional football despite having an offer to play Copa Libertadores with Montevideo Wanderers due to cronic lumbar pain.[7]

International career[edit]

He played for the Uruguay national football team, which he represented at the 2007 Copa América. Carini made his debut for the national squad on 17 June 1999 in a friendly match (2–3 win) in Ciudad del Este against Paraguay.[8]







  1. ^ Fabián Carini cuelga los guantes‚ ovaciondigital.com.uy, 9 January 2017
  2. ^ Juventus Turyn 2000/01 skladyfutbol.pl
  3. ^ Carini move falls through News.Bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation)
  4. ^ Reports and Financial Statements P.61 Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Juventus.com 30 June 2004
  5. ^ Carini set for Murcia medical Sky Sports
  6. ^ Peñarol sign Carini Football Press
  7. ^ Fabián Carini explicó su decisión de dejar de jugar Ovación Digital
  8. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. Uruguay 2000 International Matches Rsssf.com

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