Charlie Villani

Carlo "Charlie" Villani (born 2 March 1963) is an Australian former football (soccer) player.

Charlie Villani
Personal information
Full name Carlo Villani
Date of birth (1963-03-02) 2 March 1963 (age 59)
Youth career
Adelaide Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Adelaide City
Canberra Croatia
Albion Redsox
1993 Canberra Deakin
1994 Para Hills Knights 12 (0)
1994–1997 Morwell Falcons
1998 South Dandenong
1998 Birkalla Eagles
National team
1987 Australia 1 (0)
1987 Australia B 4 (0)
Teams managed
1994 Para Hills Knights
2002 Adelaide City
2008–2009 Western Strikers
2009 Adelaide City
2010– Western Strikers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Villani began his senior career at Adelaide City in the National Soccer League where he played between 1984 and 1989. After state league stints in Canberra and Melbourne he returned to the NSL with Morwell Falcons in 1994, playing three seasons for the Gippsland club.[1]

International careerEdit

Villani played one full international match in 1987 for Australia when he came on as an 83rd-minute substitute against Morocco in Gangneung.[2]

He also played four matches with the Socceroo B team.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2002 Villani coached Adelaide City in the National Soccer League before resigning mid-season after a poor run of results.[4][5]

On 22 October 2009, he was appointed as coach of the Adelaide City who are now in the South Australian Super League.[6]


  1. ^ "Australian Player Database - VE". Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  2. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.
  3. ^ "Socceroo B Matches for 1987". Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Villani to coach Adelaide City". ABC Online. 2 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Adelaide City coach calls it a day". ABC Online. 20 December 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  6. ^ Bednall, Jai (22 October 2009). "Villani to replace Mori at Adelaide City". Eastern Courier Messenger. Retrieved 31 December 2009.