Franco Caraccio

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Franco Caraccio
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Personal information
Full name Franco Caraccio
Date of birth (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Potenza
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Arsenal de Sarandí 6 (0)
2008 Houston Dynamo 10 (2)
2008 All Boys 1 (0)
2009–2010 U.S. Foggia
2011 C.A.I.
2011–2014 Vibonese
2014–2015 Sorrento
2015– Potenza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2015.

Franco Caraccio (born 16 January 1987 in Chacabuco, Argentina) is an Argentine football striker, who currently plays for Potenza.

Professional career[edit]

Caraccio began his career in the youth ranks of Argentina club Arsenal de Sarandí and played five games for the club's first team during the Clausura tournament in 2006. He also played one league game during the 2006 Apertura tournament and one game in the Copa Sudamericana in 2007.[1]

On February 28, 2008, Caraccio signed with the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.[2] He played his first games for the Dynamo in the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and made his MLS debut in Houston's first match of the 2008 MLS season against the New England Revolution on March 29, 2008. On April 6, 2008 Caraccio scored his first Dynamo goal on a header after a cross by left midfielder Corey Ashe.

He was waived by the Houston Dynamo on July 18, 2008. After an unsuccessful trial with New York Red Bulls he signed with the Primera B Nacional team Club Atlético All Boys.

On October 14, 2009, Franco was signed by U.S. Foggia on the advice of the sporting director.[3]

He scored his first goal for Foggia with a game-winner in a match against Delfino Pescara on May 23, 2010.[4] He had appeared in a few fleeting appearances with the club, but his performance was crucial in this play-off victory being the last game of the season, giving the team an unexpected salvation. The joy, however, ended after the final whistle, when coming in the locker room, he received the bad news of the death of his father.[5][6]

In January 2011, Caraccio signed with the C.A.I., currently in the Primera B Nacional in Argentina. Manager Player is Marcos Garzia Manager Argentine Players (GarziaSoccer)

International career[edit]

Caraccio trained with the Argentine U-20 national team that worked with the Argentina national team prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Titles[edit]

Season Team Title
2007 Argentina Arsenal de Sarandí Copa Sudamericana

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franco Caraccio Houston Dynamo - Football Lineups
  2. ^ Houston Dynamo: News: Article
  3. ^ "Franco Carracio signs with Foggia". Foggiacalciomania.com. 2009-10-13. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65CLIWj_Cg4&feature=related
  5. ^ "Caraccio saves Foggia". 2009-10-13. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vK52XWwX-k&feature=related