In honour of the newly appointed England manager, a short “Fabio Capello in pictures” biography. Enjoy!
Capello’s career as a football player. He debuted in the 1963-64 season with Spal, then moved to Roma under Helenio Herrera in 1968. He was sold to Juventus where he speant 7 seasons 1969 to 1976, and finished his career at AC Milan from 1976 to 1979. As a player he has 32 international caps and 8 goals with the Azzurri.
Capello with the Juventus jersey, where he spent part of his player career from 1969 to 1976
Destiny in the works. Wembley Stadium, November 14, 1973: Capello is the author of the game-winning-goal for Italy, in the Azzurri’s first ever victory on English soil
The 4th and final Scudetto title for “Capello-the-player” was the one he won with AC Milan in 1978-79. It was coincidentally also Milan’s 10th, which allowed the Rossoneri to put a golden star over their team logo
The 61-year-old made his managerial name with AC Milan, winning 4 Scudettos in 5 seasons
Capello celebrates winning the European Cup with Marcel Desailly after a 4-0 win over Barcelona in 1994
Capello’s first spell as a Real Madrid manager in 1997. The first Spanish experience concluded with yet another Liga title for the Merengues
In 2001 Capello led a star-studded Roma squad, which included Gabriel Batistuta (pictured), to the Scudetto
In 2006 Capello retained the Scudetto with Juventus but they were later stripped of the title after match-fixing allegations
Fans can expect Capello to be more animated than England’s previous foreign coach, Sven-Goran Eriksson
Real Madrid players celebrate their first league title since 2003 by throwing their coach, Capello, in the air
Will David Beckham feature in Capello’s England squad after the pair had a much-publicised spat while at Real?
Capello is renowned for putting the needs of the team first and won’t refrain from denting a few egos
Capello has only a limited grasp of the English language but will get the message across in his own inimitable way
Capello should be able to handle the media intrusion as he has coached at Europe’s top clubs for nearly two decades
Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson during the time when the former England manager was still with Lazio. At the time, the Swede was the first foreign coach to sit on the England bench. The English FA are now trying it again with Capello.