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Carlo l'Ami (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑrloː laːˈmi]; born 20 July 1966 in Leiden) is a Dutch football coach and former player who is currently the goalkeeping coach for Eredivisie side AFC Ajax.[2]

Carlo l'Ami
Personal information
Full name Carlo l'Ami
Date of birth (1966-07-20) 20 July 1966 (age 53)[1]
Place of birth Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ajax (Goalkeepers trainer)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Excelsior ? (0)
1988–1989 PSV 2 (0)
1989–1990 SVV ? (0)
1990–1991 Dordrecht '90 ? (0)
1991–1992 Heracles Almelo ? (0)
1992–1993 Sparta Rotterdam 1 (0)
1993–1996 Heerenveen 68 (0)
1996 SC Cambuur ? (0)
1996–1998 Telstar ? (0)
1998–2002 Excelsior ? (0)
2002–2003 Feyenoord 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2013 (UTC)

During his playing career, he played as a goalkeeper for various Dutch clubs, including Excelsior, PSV, Heracles Almelo, SC Heerenveen, SC Cambuur, Telstar and Feyenoord. Following his playing career he became the goalkeeping coach for Feyenoord, Excelsior and then Ajax.

Club careerEdit

Carlo l'Ami began his playing career with local amateur side Blauw-Zwart in Wassenaar before being recruited to join the youth ranks of SBV Excelsior in Rotterdam.[3] He then made his debut for Excelsior on 26 April 1987. Leaving the club two years later to join PSV Eindhoven, his stay with PSV would only last one season, before transferring once more, this time to SVV. After just one season in Schiedam, he joined Dordrecht '90 for one season, followed by a season with Heracles Almelo and another with Sparta Rotterdam. In 1993, he joined SC Heerenveen where he became the first choice keeper, remaining with the club for three seasons, before joining SC Cambuur on a six-month deal during the winter transfer window of his final season with Heerenveen. After his short stint with Cambuur, l'Ami joined SC Telstar for two seasons, returning to Rotterdam, where he returned to Excelsior for four seasons, and then subsequently playing for Feyenoord for one year, after which he retired.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Following his retirement in 2003, l'Ami became the new goalkeeping coach for Feyenoord under then manager Erwin Koeman, who was later replaced by Ruud Gullit during the two-year period in which Carlo served his tenure. He then returned to SBV Excelsior once more as goalkeeping coach under manager Ton Lokhoff for one season, before joining AFC Ajax as goalkeeping coach in 2007, where he is presently active. He has since been greatly involved with the coaching and direction of Ajax keepers such as Maarten Stekelenburg, Kenneth Vermeer and Jasper Cillessen.[5]



  1. ^ "Carlo l'Ami Profile". Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Carlo l'Ami Profile". Ajax Inside. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Oud-Blauw Zwarter Carlo l'Ami langer bij Ajax". Haaglanded Voetbal. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Carlo L'Ami stopt er mee". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  5. ^ "l'Ami: "De drie doelmannen hebben een fantastisch jaar gedraaid"". Retrieved 13 October 2013.