Ezequiel Alejo Carboni

Ezequiel Alejo Carboni (born 4 April 1979) is a retired Argentine-Italian association football midfielder.

Ezequiel Carboni
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Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Alejo Carboni
Date of birth (1979-04-04) April 4, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position(s) midfielder
Youth career
1996–1998 Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Lanús 189 (2)
2005–2008 FC Red Bull Salzburg 98 (5)
2008–2011 Catania 78 (0)
2011–2012 Banfield 14 (0)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Lanús
2018 Argentinos Juniors
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2011

Playing careerEdit

Club Atlético LanúsEdit

Born in Buenos Aires, Carboni started his career with Club Atlético Lanús with the youth system in 1996. He was promoted to the first team and played in the Primera Division Argentina from 1998 to 2005. With the club, Carboni went on to make over 200 appearances in all competitions while scoring 4 goals. After his seven-year spell with the Argentine giants, he was linked with a transfer to Europe and eventually signed for FC Red Bull Salzburg in July 2005.

FC Red Bull SalzburgEdit

In July 2005, Carboni was signed on a three-year contract by the Austrian club where he would go on to spend three seasons, winning two Austrian Bundesliga titles. During his time with the club, Carboni was an integral part of the club's success, as he made just over 100 appearances for the club in all competitions while scoring an impressive eight goals. After his successful stint in Austria he was scouted by Calcio Catania of the Italia Serie A.

Calcio CataniaEdit

In June 2008, Carboni, who also holds Italian citizenship,[citation needed] was signed by Serie A club Calcio Catania on a 3-year deal. He was one of eleven new players brought in by the Sicilian club, during the 2008 summer transfer window.[1] His first season in Sicily started off with several injury problems, but since has been regularly included in the club's starting eleven, and has formed a solid midfield partnership with Italian international, Marco Biagianti. During the 2009–10 Serie A campaign, Carboni had been a regular in the starting XI, proving to be a decisive player in the team yet again, making 28 league appearances, and helping Catania reach salvation for the 4th consecutive season, as the club ended the season with a record number of points for the club, finishing in 12th position, under head coach Siniša Mihajlović. Carboni made 25 Serie A appearances for Catania this season, and his current contract expires on June 30 of the current campaign.


Following his release by Catania, Carboni returned to Argentina for the first time in six years since joining Red Bull Salzburg by joining Club Atlético Banfield on a free transfer. However, Banfield played poorly and the club went to the bottom of the league. However, Carboni's time at Banfield was over after 14 appearances for the club because he was forced to quit the club after he was spotted buying replica shirts of the team's arch-rivals, Club Atlético Lanús. Fans were enraged when the picture appeared in Argentine media, particularly given Carboni's poor start to the season, and the 32-year-old decided that it was best if he and his employers went their separate ways.[2]

"I talked it through with the club's directors and my agent, and we realised that the atmosphere was not going to get better," Carboni interview following his released from Banfield.

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, he was appointed by Lanús as a youth coach. He was named by Lanús as the club's head coach in December 2017.[3] After a string of negative results, Carboni resigned voluntarily on 26 August 2018.[4]

He subsequently served as head coach of Argentinos Juniors from September[5] to November 2018, resigning after achieving only a single point in six games in charge of the team.[6]

In July 2019 he agreed to return to Catania, now in Serie C, as head of the club's youth coaching staff.[7] He left the club a year later to accept an offer from Inter Milan as a scout, joining his two sons Franco and Valentín who are part of the club's youth system.[8]

In August 2020 he joined Swiss club FC Chiasso as a technical director, serving at his new role for just a handful of days.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Ezequiel Alejo Carboni al Catania" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 2008-06-07. Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  2. ^ "Star forced to quit after buying rivals' kit, Lanus". Yahoo Eurosport. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Lanús presentó a Ezequiel Carboni como nuevo entrenador" (in Spanish). Clarín. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Ezequiel Carboni dejó de ser el DT de Lanús" (in Spanish). Fox Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Ezequiel Carboni es el nuevo entrenador de Argentinos Juniors" (in Spanish). Diario Democracia. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Carboni dejó de ser el técnico de Argentinos Juniors" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Carboni dirigirá en Catania" (in Spanish). Olé. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  8. ^ "DA 'LA SICILIA' – Carboni: "Anch'io e Valentin all'Inter, grazie Catania"" (in Italian). TuttoCalcioCatania. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Via Carboni e Zichella, torna Raineri" (in Italian). Tio.ch. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Chiasso nel caos, via anche Carboni torna Raineri" (in Italian). Corriere del Ticino. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

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