Fabio Capello Biography

Fabio Capello

Quick Facts About Fabio Capello

Celebrated Name Fabio Capello
Age 75 Years
Nick Name Capello
Birth Name Fabio Capello
Birth Date 1946-06-18
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Italian
Birth Nation Italy
Place Of Birth San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy
Horoscope Gemini
Ethnicity White
Religion Devout Catholic
Career Start 1962
Father Guerrino Capello
Mother Evelina Capello
Marital Status Married
Wife Laura Ghisi
Children Pier Filippo and Edoardo Capello
Height 5 ft and 10 inches
Weight 75kg
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Fine Art Enthusiast
Net Worth Around $70 million
Salary Around $11.2 million

Fabio Capello is a retired Italian former football manager and player. As a player, he has achieved great success with SPAL, Roma, Milan, and Juventus. He played as a midfielder and won several trophies during his career which lasted over 15 years. He won the Coppa Italia with Roma in 1969. He also was most successful with Juventus, winning three Serie A titles in 1972, 1973, and 1975. With Milan, he won the Coppa Italia in 1977 and also won Serie A in 1979. He also played internationally for Italy during his career, amassing 32 caps and scoring 8 goals. After his retirement as a player, he made the smooth transition to a managerial career. He is considered one of the greatest managers of all time. He has coached clubs like AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, and Jiangsu Suning. And has won four Serie A titles, three Supercoppa Italiana, one Champions League and European Super Cup with Milan, two LaLiga titles with Real Madrid, and one Serie A with Roma. He has also coached two national teams in his career, England and Russia. He was known for his tactical versatility and ability to adapt his formations to tactical systems that best suit his players. He has been inducted into both the ‘Italian Football Hall of Fame’ and the ‘AC Milan Hall of Fame’ in recognition of his contributions to the sport.

On the international level, he has played 32 times for Italy between 1972 and 1978, scoring 8 goals. On 13 May 1972, he made his senior international debut. 14 November 1973 was his most noteworthy moment when he scored the deciding goal for Italy to beat England for the first time in its history at Wembley Stadium.

What is Capello Famous For?

  • Played for teams like SPAL, Roma, Milan, and Juventus.
  • Won the 1968-69 Coppa Italian with Roma as a player.
  • Won 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75 Serie A with Juventus as a player.
  • Won the 1976-77 Coppa Italian and 1978-79 Serie A with Milan as a player.
  • Coached the team like Madrid, Roma, Juventus and Jiangsu Suning.
  • Won the four Serie A (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96), three Supercoppa Italiana (1992, 1993, 1994), one Champions League (1993-94), and European Super Cup (1994) with Milan as a coach.
  • Won the two LaLiga titles (1996-97, 2006-07) with Real Madrid as a coach.
  • Won the 2000-01 Serie A and 2001 Supercoppa Italiana with Roma as a coach.
  • Coached two-nation teams: England and Russia.
  • For his tactical versatility and ability to adapt his formations to tactical systems that best suit his players.

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Where is Capello From?

Fabio Capello was born on 18 June 1946. His birthplace is San Canzian d'Isonzo near Gorizia, in north-eastern Italy. His father was Guerrino Capello and his mother was Evelina. Capello. His father was a school teacher and used to play football, and his uncle Mario Tortul was a football player who played for Triestina, Padova, Sampdoria, and the Italian national team during the 1960s. He is a devout Catholic who prays twice a day. He belongs to Italian nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His horoscope is Gemini.

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Capello Football Career Timeline

  • He began his career with the youth team of SPAL, where he helped the club win the Italian Youth Championship.
  • Following his impressive performances, he was promoted to the senior team.
  • On 29 March 1964, he made his debut in Serie A for SPAL. In his 49 appearances (1964-67) for the club, he scored three goals. 
  • In 1967, he moved to Roma where he became a key player for the club. He played for Roma from 1967-70. He played 62 games, scoring 11 goals, and won the 1968-69 Coppa Italian with the team.
  • In 1970, he was sold to Juventus and played for 1970-76. He had 165 appearances and 27 goals scored. He was also a key player in the team, where he won 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75 Serie A with the team.
  • In 1976, Juventus were concerned with his knee injuries, and so traded him to Milan in exchange for Romeo Benetti and 100 million lire. Due to his injuries problem, in his 65 appearances, he scored only four goals for them and won 1976-77 Coppa Italian and 1978-79 Serie A with the team.
  • Due to his injuries problem, finally, he accepted that he was unable to continue as a professional footballer. He retired from pro-football in 1980.

Capello International Career

  • He has played 32 times for Italy between 1972 and 1978, scoring 8 goals.
  • On 13 May 1972, he made his international debut in a 2–1 defeat to Belgium.
  • 14 November 1973 was his most noteworthy moment when he scored the deciding goal for Italy to beat England for the first time in its history at Wembley Stadium.

Capello after retirement 

After his retirement, he served as a football pundit for Italian TV SPW and a brief spell as caretaker manager of Milan.

Fabio Capello titles

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Capello Coaching Career

  • He began coaching on a three-week visit to Scotland as a guest of the SFA.
  • He coached training sessions with Clyde at Shawfield in Glasgow and took charge of the Scotland youth team training in Paisley.
  • He sent the early 1980s coaching the Milan youth teams and brings talent such as Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta, he led the under-19s to numerous youth tournament successes.
  • In 1986, he completed the last of his coaching badges and was promoted to first-team coach in 1987, and worked as Nils Liedholm's assistant.
  • His first experience as a head coach was leading Milan in the last six games of the 1986–87 season, replacing Liedholm and achieving UEFA Cup qualifications in a play-off with Sampdoria.
  • Following the season, Silvio Berlusconi hired Arrigo Sacchi as the new Rossoneri manager and Capello stepped aside but still worked for the club.

Fabio Capello Coach

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  • He became a leading candidate to succeed Arrigo Sacchi as coach of the team and replaced Sacchi as Milan manager in June 1991.
  • From 1991 until 1996, he was the full-time manager for AC Milan. He has replaced aging central midfielder Carlo Ancelotti with a young Demetrio Albertini and signed goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi. Spent around £15 million on winger Gianluigi Lentini, breaking the world football transfer record. He has signed Fernando De Napoli, Stefano Eranio, Jean-Pierre Papin, Dejan Savicevic, Zvonimir Boban, Christian Panucci, Brian Laudrup, Florin Raducioiu, Marcel Desailly,  George Weah and Roberto Baggio, and Paulo Future. He also got boasting talents such as Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Paolo Maldini, and Frank Rijkaard in his team. He has won four Serie A (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96), three Supercoppa Italiana (1992, 1993, 1994), one Champions League (1993-94), and European Super Cup (1994) with Milan.
  • In 1996, he joined Real Madrid as a new manager. He spent only one season (1996-97) with them and helped win the La Liga title in his first attempt for the team.
  • For the 1997-98 season, he returned to AC Milan. At Milan, the thing didn’t go as it used to be so he was let go after the team finished tenth in Serie A that season.
  • In May 1999, he joined Roma as their new manager. He guided the team to the win 2000-01 Serie A title. He signed a new deal with Roma in April 2002 and remained with Roma until 2004.
  • In 2005, he joined Juventus as their manager. The team reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League twice (2004-05 and 2005-06). They also won the Scudetti in the same seasons. But the titles were stripped away due to their involvement in the 2006 Serie A scandal.
  • In 2006, he returned to Real Madrid. He led the team to another 2006-07 La Liga title but was fired on June 28, 2007, due to Real's pragmatic style of play at a club with recent memories of the individualistic and free-flowing, but ultimately unsuccessful, Galacticos era.

Fabio Capello awards

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  • On 14 December 2007, he was formally appointed as manager of the England national team. His annual pay was claimed to be £6 million. In his 42 games, he won 28, lost 6, and drew 8. Under him, England reached the knockout stage of World Cup 2010, losing to Germany. He resigned on February 8, 2012, following the FA's removal of the captaincy from John Terry.
  • On 26 July 2012, he became manager of the Russian national team but was sacked three years later. He coached the Russian national team from 26 July 2012-14 July 2015. The team reached the 2014 World Cup but lost at the group stage. On 14 July 2015, he was sacked as a Russian manager.
  • On 11 June 2017, he signed a contract with the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. The club finished as the 12th (out of 16 teams) in the 2017 Chinese Super League. On 28 March 2018, he was sacked by the team.
  • On 9 April 2018, he officially announced that he had retired from coaching.

Fabio Capello wife

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Capello Wife and Children

Capello is a married man. He got married to Laura Ghisi, whom he first met on a bus as a teenager, for over 40 years. They got married in the year 1969. The couple has two sons together, Pier Filippo Capello and Edoardo Capello.  He is also represented by his son Pier Filippo, who acts as his agent. Capello is also a fine art enthusiast. His favorite artist is reportedly Wassily Kandinsky.

Capello Height

Capello stands at a height of 1.77m i.e. 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. He has a bodyweight of 75kg. His eye color is blue and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Capello Salary and Net Worth 

Capello is a retired player and manager. He was one of the successful footballers and managers of his generation. He has earned from his professional career as a football player and manager Capello is a fine art enthusiast. Over the years, he has acquired a number of works, and his art collection is estimated to be worth £10 million. As of 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $70 million, and makes a salary of around $11.2 million.


Did You Know?

  • He was a talented, dynamic, energetic, and tactically intelligent holding midfielder, with a good positional sense and excellent intuition. He could read the play well and was strong both in the air and in the tackle, in spite of his lack of notable height and unorthodox physique.
  • He operated as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield, due to his outstanding technique and vision, which enabled him to orchestrate his team's attacking moves or create chances for teammates, and was an excellent passer of the ball with both feet.
  • He has played for Serie A clubs like SPAL, Roma, Juventus, and Milan.
  • He has coached teams like Milan, Juventus, Roma, Real Madrid, and Jiangsu Suning.
  • He has coached two national teams: England and Russia.
  • He is a self-professed fine art enthusiast.
  • He has refused to lead the Italian national team.