Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello in 2009

Fabio Capello ( born June 18, 1946 in San Canzian d' Isonzo (GO), Italy ) is an Italian football coach and former football player. After he had already celebrated as a player from 1967 to 1979 with Juventus and AC Milan four Italian league titles and twice the Coppa Italia with AS Roma and AC Milan, he began in 1991 an even more successful coaching career. In this, he won another seven Italian and Spanish National Championships and as the biggest success of his career in 1994, the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Fabio Capello has become the successful and prestigious club coach to coach. From 2007 to 2012, he supervised more or less successfully until his retirement in the English national team. Since July 2012, he is responsible for the Russian national team.

  • 3.1 As a player
  • 3.2 As a coach

Playing career

Capello was in his playing days in the 1970s midfielder with Juventus and the Italian national team. In Italy he became known for his 1973 achieved due to gate against England (1-0 ) fame, which Italy led to the first victory at Wembley. Overall, he played 32 times for the Squadra Azzurra, scoring eight goals. He participated in the World Cup 1974 in Germany part, but for the Italian team ended after the 1-2 defeat against Poland in the group stage. Capello played in all three games and scored against Poland the score back to 1:2 in the 85th minute.

Coaching career

In 1991, he became coach of AC Milan. In five years, he led the club in 1994 with a 4-0 final victory over FC Barcelona to win the UEFA Champions League and four league titles. After one season at Real Madrid, with whom he won the Spanish title in 1997, he returned for one season for AC Milan.

In 1999, he was coach of AS Roma, which he 2001 Scudetto, the Italian championship, led. From 2004, he coached Juventus, where he replaced Marcello Lippi and two league titles won. On 4 July 2006, he announced the unilateral termination of the contract with Juventus and changed again as head coach at Real Madrid, where he signed a three -year contract on July 6, 2006. There, too, he could immediately celebrate winning the championship, enjoying in and around Madrid around an excellent, almost legendary reputation. On 28 June 2007 he was, however, dismissed by Real spite of the recovered league title as coach. They criticized his team's policy and his defensive game system. He should have it receive a severance payment of 6.2 million euros.

Coach England

Capello once said the intention to take a large team in a few years at the end of his career. He accomplished this on December 14, 2007. On this day, the English Football Association confirmed the commitment Capello as successor to the sacked Steve McClaren. He led the team that had previously failed to qualify for the European Championship with McClaren, after a successful qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. However, the team was in the final round of the not fulfill the expectations and retired in the second round after a 1:4 defeat against Germany.

On 8 February 2012, the Italians came before the European Championships in 2012 from his post, after it had been with the Association of controversy over the dismissal of captain John Terry. Terry was relieved of his duties due to allegations of racism. Capello 's successor was Roy Hodgson.

Coach Russia

On 16 July 2012, the Vice - President of the Russian Football Union has confirmed to the press that Fabio Capello will take over as coach of the Russian national football team. In the subsequent World Cup qualifying, the Italian led the Sbornaja to top the group and thus on the way to the World Cup to Brazil. This success was from the Union on January 24, 2014 honored with the contract extension until the soccer World Cup 2018 in Russia.


As a player

  • Italian Championship: 1971/72 1972 /73 1974/75, 1978/79
  • Coppa Italia: 1968 /69 1976/77

As a coach

  • Italian Championship: 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 2000/ 01, 2004 /05 * 2005/ 06 *
  • UEFA Champions League: 1993/94
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1994
  • Italian Soccer Supercup: 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001
  • Spanish Cup: 1996/97, 2006/07
  • Italy's Coach of the Year: 2005

* Disallowed under the Italian football scandal 2005/2006