Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti’s football career started in the 1976-1977 season at Parma when he just eighteen. The young talent from Reggiolo didn’t waste any time demonstrating his huge potential and Nils Liedholm’s Roma snapped him up in the summer of 1979. Carlo made his Serie A debut on 16th September 1979 in Roma-Milan, the first of many games where Ancelotti showed his class as a midfielder. In 1985 he became captain of the club from the capital, where he won one Scudetto and four Italian Cups in eight years.  In 1987 he was signed by AC Milan. It was the beginning of the Berlusconi era as president of Milan and Arrigo Sacchi was the man in charge. Ancelotti was one of the leaders of that Milan side that went on to dominate the late eighties and early nineties. The Rossoneri triumphed in Italy and Europe, winning two Scudettos, two European Cups, two European Super Cups and one Italian Supercup. Persistent knee injuries stopped him from being able to perform consistently so in 1992 Ancelotti decided to end his career at the age of just 33. He did so in style in front of the home fans with a brace against Verona. His departure from the club was short lived however from Milan however. Just nine years later, in November 2001 he became coach of the Rossoneri after spells with Reggiana, Parma and Juventus. Taking over from Fatih Terim, it was a beginning of a successful period for the club, particularly in Europe. In 2003 they won the Champions League in Old Trafford against Ancelotti’s ex team, Juventus. A Italian Cup followed and a European Supercup against Porto at the beginning of the following season, which ended with the another league title being brought to the San Siro. The Rossoneri beat Roma in front of 80,000 of the club’s faithful. On May 23rd 2007 he added another Champions League trophy in Athens against Liverpool. The final trophies in his eight year tenure were the European Supercup and a Club World Cup won in Yokahama. Only Nereo Rocco has been in charge of Milan for more games than Ancelotti’s 420.


Personal Details
  • Date of birth: 1959-06-10
  • Place of birth: Reggiolo (RE)
  • Role: Midfielder
Debut and Career
  • Date of debut 1987-09-13
  • Match debut Pisa-Milan 1-3
  • Competition debut Serie A
  • Serie A appearances 112
  • Goals in Serie A 10
  • Total appearances 160
  • Total goals 11
Teams played for

Teams played for


Clubs he coached


Honours won

As a player and a coach

3 Scudetti (1987/88, 1991/92, 2003/04)
4 Champions League (1988/89, 1989/1990, 2002/03, 2006/07)
4 European Supercup (1988/89, 1989/90, 2002/03, 2006/07)
2 Italian Supercup (1987/88, 2003/04) 
1 Coppa Italia (2002/03)
2 Intercontinental Cup (1988/89, 1989/90)
1 FIFA Club World Cup (2007)