Fabio Capello Biography
(Italian Former Professional Football Midfielder and Manager)
Birthday: June 18, 1946 (Gemini)
Born In: San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy
Fabio Capello is a retired Italian football manager and former player. In his professional career as a player, he achieved great success with ‘Serie A’ teams like ‘Milan’, ‘Juventus’, ‘Roma’, and ‘SPAL’. He also earned more than thirty caps for his national Italian team. Once his pro-football career as a player ended, he made the smooth transition to a managerial career. He is considered one of the greatest managers of all time. Fabio Capello has coached top clubs like ‘A.C. Milan’, ‘Real Madrid’, ‘Roma’, and ‘Juventus’. He has also coached two national teams in his career, England and Russia. As a manager, he has won the ‘Champions League’ once, ‘La Liga’ twice, and the ‘Serie A’ five times. He was known for his overly strict and defensive ‘4 – 4 – 2’ mindset, which often led to conflicts with assistant coaches and team players. But he was also instrumental in developing new talents and adapting tactical systems to better suit his players. He has been inducted into both the ‘Italian Football Hall of Fame’ and the ‘A.C. Milan Hall of Fame’ in recognition of his contributions to the sport.