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|Date of birth||1 July 1922|
|Place of birth||Cerignola, Italy|
|Date of death||20 October 1995(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Rapallo, Italy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Carapellese started his career in the 1942–43 season with Spezia Calcio 1906 in Serie B where he played 19 games and scored 3 goals. After a stint with Como, he debuted in Serie A with Milan, in which he remained until 1949 and gained a place in the national team. In the 1949–50 season, after the Grande Torino Superga tragedy, he was acquired by Torino, inheriting the captain's armband from Valentino Mazzola.
In 1952 he moved to Torino's cross-city rivals Juventus, playing for the Bianconeri for only a season, after which he went to Genoa. In 1957 he returned to Serie B with Catania where he ended his career in 1959. In total, he played 318 matches throughout his career and scored 111 goals.
With the Italy national football team, Carapellese made his debut in November 1947 in 1 5–1 away defeat against Austria, scoring the only goal of the match for Italy. He participated at the 1950 FIFA World Cup as Italy's captain, scoring two goals in his nation's matches with Sweden and Paraguay.
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