Franco Carboni

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Franco Carboni
Personal information
Full name Franco Ezequiel Carboni[1]
Date of birth (2003-04-04) 4 April 2003 (age 19)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Left-back, left midfielder
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Inter Milan)
Number 11
Youth career
2011–2019 Lanús
2019–2020 Catania
2020–2022 Inter Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2022– Inter Milan 1 (0)
2022–2023Cagliari (loan) 13 (0)
2023–Monza (loan) 0 (0)
International career
2021 Italy U18 1 (0)
2022– Argentina U20 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 January 2023

Franco Ezequiel Carboni (born 4 April 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as a left-back or left midfielder for Serie A club Monza, on loan from Inter Milan. Born in Argentina, Carboni represented both Italy and Argentina internationally at youth level.

Club career[edit]

Carboni started his career in his native Argentina with Lanús, before leaving for Italy at the age of sixteen, when his father accepted the job of youth coordinator at Catania.[2] He only spent five months with Catania before his performances caught the attention of clubs across Europe. He signed for Inter Milan in January 2020.[3]

He signed a new contract with Inter in April 2022.[4]

On 11 July 2022, Carboni was loaned by Cagliari.[5] On 24 January 2023, he moved to Monza in Serie A on loan until 30 June 2024, with an option to buy for Monza and a counter-option for Inter.[6]

International career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carboni is eligible to represent both Italy and Argentina at international level.[1] Having represented the Italy U18 national team in a 3–1 friendly win over Austria in 2021, he switched allegiance to his native Argentina, and was called up to the Argentina national team in 2022.[7][8]

Style of play[edit]

Initially a forward at Lanús, Carboni moved further down the pitch during his time in Italy, and mostly operates as a left wing-back or left midfielder.[2][9]

Personal life[edit]

Franco hails from a footballing family, with father Ezequiel having played for teams in Argentina and Europe. His brother, Valentín, is also a footballer with Inter Milan.[2] Carboni holds both Argentine and Italian passports.[6]


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  2. ^ a b c De Felice, Alessandro (15 April 2022). "Franco Carboni: Argentine teenager out to become Inter's new Zanetti". Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  3. ^ Contento, Leandro (11 September 2021). "Conocé a Franco, el hijo de Carboni que juega en la Primera del Inter" [Meet Franco, Carboni's son who plays in Inter's First Division]. Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  4. ^ "L'Inter blinda Franco Carboni: il rinnovo di contratto è ufficiale" [Inter locks Franco Carboni: the contract renewal is official]. (in Italian). 7 April 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Carboni al Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari. 11 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Franco Carboni è biancorosso". A.C. Monza (in Italian). 24 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  7. ^ Lea, Greg (24 March 2022). "Argentina World Cup 2022 squad: Lionel Scaloni names his final qualification squad". Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  8. ^ Nemer, Roy (6 March 2022). "Franco and Valentin Carboni of Inter make Argentina preliminary team". Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  9. ^ Tucci, Damiano (7 March 2022). "Argentina, a te Franco Carboni: classe 2003 giramondo con San Siro nel destino" [Argentina, Franco Carboni: born in 2003 as a globetrotter with San Siro in his destiny]. (in Italian). Retrieved 14 May 2022.