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Fabio Capello

"This is the final appointment of my career. It would be nice to finish on a high."

42 matches in charge

P 42 W 28 D 8 L 6 F 89: A 35
76% successful
FIFA Rankings:
from 12th to 5th

2008-11

discipline: 36 2
players managed:
63

Profile

Full name Fabio Capello
Born 18 June 1946, San Canzian d'Isonzo, Gorizia, Italy.
Height/Weight not known

Playing Career

A midfielder, he played his entire career in Italy, beginning with SPAL 1907 SpA, debuting in 1964 and remaining until 1967 (40 appearances, three goals).  Joined AS Roma SpA from 1967 until 1969 (62 appearances, eleven goals), then Juventus FC SpA, in 1969 until 1976 (165 appearances, 27 goals). Joined AC Milan SpA, Italy in 1976 until 1979 (65 appearances, four goals).
Coppa Italia winners 1968-69, 1976-77; Serie A champions 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1978-79;
Italy 1972-76 (32 appearances, eight goals)

Management Career

Club(s) Spent several seasons being a television pundit on Italian television before Capello entered into management.  His first taste was with AC Milan SpA, at the end of the 1986-87 season, in a caretaker capacity.  It was not until 1991 that he took over the Milan hotseat in a permanent capacity.  Took over at Real Madrid CF, Spain in 1996 for a single season.  He returned to AC Milan briefly, before taking over at AS Roma in 1999.  Managed Juventus FC in 2004 until July 2006.  Capello returned to Real Madrid CF on 4 July 2006 before being sacked on 28 June 2007, after winning the La Liga.
Club honours Serie A Champions 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 2000-01, 2004-05, 2005-06 (later revoked); Supercoppa Italiana winners 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 2000-01; UEFA Champions League Champions 1993-94; European Super Cup Winners 1994; La Liga Champions 1996-97, 2006-07; Coppa Italia Winners 2000-01;
Individual honours Serie A Coach of the Year 2004-05;
Distinctions Capello is remembered for a goal with which Italy beat England at Wembley for the first time in its history on 14 November 1973.  Capello had already scored against England in June 1973, when Italy beat England 2-0 in Turin.

England Career

England tenure Appointed national team coach 14 December 2007 on an initial four and a half year contract, worth £6 million a year. Took charge on 7 January 2008. Resigned 8 February 2012 following the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of his captaincy, without consulting Capello himself.
Other applicants Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was the initial favourite to take over from McClaren, but he eventually ruled himself out of the running.  The FA quickly turned its attentions to Capello, although World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was also thought to be in contention.  Capello expressed his interest in the job just days after McClaren's departure, describing it as a "beautiful challenge".
First match No. 861, 6 February 2008, England 2 Switzerland 1, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 61 years 234 days;
Last match No. 902, 15 November 2011, England 1 Sweden 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 65 years 151 days;
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2010; Guided England to the European Championship Finals 2012:
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Franco Baldini, former Director of Sort at AS Roma and Real Madrid CF; Assistant Coach is Italo Galbiati, former Internazionale player in the 1960s; Fitness Trainer is Massimo Neri; Goalkeeping coach is Franco Tancredi, member of the Italian 1986 World Cup squad and Ray Clemence, former England goalkeeper;  Former England defender, Stuart Pearce was also appointed as one of Capello's coaches.

Beyond England

 Expressed a desire to manage a Premiership club as another final challenge in May 2012. However, on 26 July 2012, Capello was appointed manager of the Russian national team.

 

Fabio Capello - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 21 16 4 1 52 15 +37 1 9 2.476 0.714 85.7 +15
Away 15 10 2 3 32 13 +19 3 5 2.143 0.867 73.3 +7
Neutral 6 2 2 2 5 7 -2 2 2 0.833 1.667 50.0 =0
All 42 28 8 6 89 35 +54 6 16 2.119 0.833 76.2 +22

 

Fabio Capello - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

10 9 0 1 34 6 +28 1 4 3.40 0.60 90.0 +8
WCF 4 1 2 1 3 5 -2 1 2 0.75 1.25 50.0 =0
World Cup 14 10 2 2 37 11 +26 2 6 2.643 0.786 78.6 +8

ECP

8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 1 5 2.125 0.625 81.3 +5
ECF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Championship 8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 1 5 2.125 0.625 81.3 +5
Friendly 20 13 3 4 35 19 +16 3 5 1.75 0.95 72.5 +9
All 42 28 8 6 89 35 +54 6 16 2.119 0.833 76.2 +22

 

Fabio Capello - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2008-10 10 9 0 1 34 6 +28 1 4 3.40 0.60 90.0 +8
WCP Total 10 9 0 1 34 6 +28 1 4 3.40 0.60 90.0 +8
World Cup Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 4 1 2 1 3 5 -2 1 2 0.75 1.25 50.0 =0
WCF Total 4 1 2 1 3 5 -2 1 2 0.75 1.25 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2008-10 14 10 2 2 37 11 +26 2 6 2.643 0.786 78.6 +8
WC Total 14 10 2 2 37 11 +26 2 6 2.643 0.786 78.6 +8
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2010-12 8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 1 5 2.125 0.625 81.3 +5
ECP Total 8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 1 5 2.125 0.625 81.3 +5
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 14 10 2 2 37 11 +26 2 6 2.643 0.786 78.6 +8
EC 8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 1 5 2.125 0.625 81.3 +5
All 22 15 5 2 54 16 +38 3 11 2.454 0.727 79.5 +13

 

Matches in which Fabio Capello was in charge of England
Took Charge on 7 January 2008
Friendlies
1 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,857)
Jenas, Wright-Phillips
Derdiyok
HW
2 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis (78,500)
Ribéry AL
3 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (71,233)
Terry, Gerrard HW
4 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3 [0-2]
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain (25,001)
Barry, Defoe (2) AW
Season 2008-09
5 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (69,738)
Brown, J.Cole
Baroš (A Cole OG), Jankulovski
HD
World Cup Preliminaries    
6 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona (10,300)
J.Cole (2) AW
7 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb (35,218)
Mandzukić
Walcott (3), Rooney
AW

Kovač

8 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (89,107)
Ferdinand, Kuchma OG, Rooney (2), Defoe
Kukeev
HW
9 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3 [1-1]
Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk (29,600)
Sitko
Gerrard, Rooney
(2)
AW
Friendlies  
10 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin (74,244)
Helme
Upson, Terry
AW
11 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
Villa, Llorente AL
12 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,512)
Heskey, Rooney (2), Lampard HW
World Cup Preliminaries  
13 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,548)
Crouch, Terry
Shevchenko
HW
14 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4 [0-2]
Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty (23,281)
Barry, Heskey, Rooney, Lampard (pen) AW
15 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (57,897)
Rooney (2), Lampard, Defoe (2), Crouch HW
Season 2009-10
Friendlies
16 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2 [2-0]
Amsterdam Arena, Bijlmer-Centrum, Amsterdam (49,000)
Kuijt, van der Vaart
Defoe (2)
AD
17 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (67,232)
Lampard (pen), Defoe
Ljubijankič
HW
World Cup Preliminaries  
18 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,319)
Lampard (2 (1 pen)), Gerrard (2), Rooney
Eduardo
HW
19 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk
(31,000)
Nazarenko AL

Green

20 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (76,897)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips HW
Friendlies  
21 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar (50,000)
Nilmar NL
22 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,602)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips
Zidan
HW
23 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1 [2-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,638)
King, Crouch, G.Johnson
Franco
HW
24 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2 [1-0]
UPC-Arena, Liebenau, Graz, Styria, Austria (15,326)
Tanaka
Tanaka OG, Nakazawa OG
NW
World Cup Finals in South Africa
25 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1 [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg, Bojanala Platinum (38,646)
Gerrard
Dempsey
ND
26 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad
, Wes-Kaap (64,100)
  ND
27 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-1]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap (36,893)
Defoe NW
28 888 27 June 2010 -  Germany 4 England 1 [2-1]
Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, Vrystaat (40,510)
Klose, Podolski, Müller (2)
Upson
NL
Season 2010-11
Friendly
29 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(72,034)
Gerrard (2)
Jagielka OG
HW
European Championship Preliminaries  
30 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(73,346)
Defoe (3), A.Johnson HW
31 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Sankt Jakob, Basel
(39,700)
Shaqiri
Rooney, A.Johnson, Bent
AW
Lichtsteiner
32 892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(73,451)
  HD
Friendlies  
33 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,495)
Crouch
Benzema, Valbuena
HL
34 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2 [1-1]
Parken Stadion, Indre Østerbro, København (21,523)
Agger
Bent, Young
AW
European Championship Preliminary  
35 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff (68,959)
Lampard (pen), Bent AW
Friendly  
36 896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(80,102)
Carroll
Gyan
HD
European Championship Preliminary  
37 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(84,459)
Lampard (pen), Young
Barnetto (2)
HD
Season 2011-12
European Championship Preliminaries
38 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3 [0-3]
Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija (36,521)
Cahill, Rooney (2) AW
39 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(77,128)
Young HW
40 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2 [1-2]
Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica (12,000)
Zverotić, Delibazić
Young, Bent
AD
Rooney
Friendlies  
41 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,189)
Lampard HW
42 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (48,876)
Majstorović OG (Barry) HW
Resigned on 8 February 2012 with immediate effect

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