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Carlo Facchin

Carlo Dino Facchin was born on August 27 1938 at Portogruaro near Venice.

Carlo Facchin is fourth from left sitting. Source Wikipedia

He had a very long career both as a footballer as well as manager. He started playing locally for Mestrina in 1958 and in 1959 moved to Spal in Ferrara. After that he played a year at Rimini (Serie C), one at Monza (Serie B), two at Reggiana (Serie C) before he finally made it to Serie A when he signed for Catania in 1964. He stayed two years on the island and scored quite a lot of goals. In his first season he was fourth goal scorer of Serie A. 


In 1966 he moved to Torino. He stayed there three years winning the Coppa Italia in 1967-68. In 1969 he signed for Vicenza in Serie A and for the next season he was at Reggina in Serie B.


He was in the last few years of his career, but for personal reasons he had to move to Rome. In 1970 he offered his service to Lazio but was refused. He hence played for Almas Roma in Serie D. He tried again the year after, and this time Tommaso Maestrelli accepted. He played his last year of active football for the Biancocelesti contributing with 29 appearances and two goals to Lazio’s promotion to Serie A.


Once he stopped playing, he had a very lengthy career as a manager starting from Pro Vercelli in 1972-73. What followed was an array of medium-minor teams: Avezzano, Reggina, Salernitana, Pro Vercelli again, Siracusa (promoted to C1 and winner of the Coppa Italia for semi-professionals), Casertana, Modena, Mestre, Venezia, Avezzano and Siracusa again in 1986-87. He was also head coach of the Italian five-a-side national team from May 1990 to April 1991 and again from October 1993 to May 1997, as well as for the Italian Women’s team in 1999.


He died in Rome on November 28, 2022.

Lazio Career


Total games (goals)

Serie B

Coppa Italia


29 (2)

24 (1)

5 (1)



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