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Coaching Spartak Moscow in 2017
|Date of birth||22 April 1964|
|Place of birth||Sesto San Giovanni, Italy|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Spartak Moscow (manager)|
|2009–2012||Juventus (youth teams)|
|2016||Spartak Moscow (assistant)|
|2016||Spartak Moscow (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Carrera began his career at Pro Sesto, but rose to fame with Bari enjoying five seasons before moving to Juventus in 1991. Under Giovanni Trapattoni he was deployed at right back, a role also held at Bari. He disputed an excellent first season, culminating with being called up for the Italian national team.
In 1994 with the arrival of Marcello Lippi he is deployed as sweeper, in place of Luca Fusi, becoming a pillar of the team, winning both the Scudetto and the Italian Cup. He also lifts the UEFA Cup at the end of the season.
He quickly became captain and leader of the Orobici, playing there for eight seasons and totaling 207 caps and 3 goals. He left Bergamo in 2003 to join Napoli, and the following season, he settled in Treviso.
At the end of the 2007–08 season, at the age of 44, he decided to retire from playing football to focus on coaching.
Carrera's excellent performance with Juventus in the first year with the club earned him his first international call-up under manager Arrigo Sacchi; Carrera made his debut with the Italy national football team on 19 February 1992, at Cesena, in a friendly against San Marino.
Due to a 10-month ban against head coach Antonio Conte for alleged implications of his failure to report match fixing and a similar ban against his assistant Angelo Alessio, Carrera was appointed in July 2012 as Juventus' caretaker coach. In his first official match he claimed the 2012 Supercoppa Italiana defeating Napoli in Beijing (4–2 after extra time). After Angelo Alessio's ban was removed he returned to the position of Technical Director, leaving the bench to Alessio.
Before the 2016–17 season, he was hired as an assistant manager for the Russian side FC Spartak Moscow. Manager Dmitri Alenichev resigned from his post of 5 August 2016 after Spartak's elimination from the UEFA Europa League by AEK Larnaca F.C., and Carrera was appointed the caretaker manager. On 17 August 2016, he was hired as Spartak's manager on a permanent basis.
- As of 18 March 2017
|Juventus||1 July 2012||19 October 2012||10||7||3||0||24||9||+15||70.00|||
|Spartak Moscow||5 August 2016||present||20||13||3||4||26||17||+9||65.00|
Carrera unwittingly played a huge role in helping Milan go unbeaten in the 1991–92 Serie A season. During injury time of Juventus' home match against Milan on 15 September 1991, an innocent-looking cross from the right touchline hit Carrera's head, and the ball looped past a stranded Stefano Tacconi for the crucial equaliser. Milan would then go on to finish the season unbeaten, and embark on a record-breaking 58-match unbeaten streak.
- Serie A (1): 1994–95
- Coppa Italia (1): 1994–95
- Supercoppa Italiana (1): 1995
- UEFA Champions League (1): 1995–96
- UEFA Cup (1): 1992–93
- UEFA Super Cup (1): 1996
- Intercontinental Cup (1): 1996
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- "Juventus 4–2 Napoli Report". Goal.com. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- ДМИТРИЙ АЛЕНИЧЕВ ПОКИДАЕТ «СПАРТАК» (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 5 August 2016.
- МАССИМО КАРРЕРА — ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР КРАСНО-БЕЛЫХ (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 17 August 2016.
- "Juventus » Fixtures & Results 2012/2013". World Football. Retrieved 6 December 2016.