|Full name||Franco Ezequiel Carboni|
|Date of birth||4 April 2003|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Position(s)||Left-back, left midfielder|
(on loan from Inter Milan)
|2022–2023||→ Cagliari (loan)||13||(0)|
|2023–||→ Monza (loan)||0||(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.
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. 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.
He signed a new contract with Inter in April 2022.
On 11 July 2022, Carboni was loaned by Cagliari. 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.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carboni is eligible to represent both Italy and Argentina at international level. 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.
Style of play
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.
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. Carboni holds both Argentine and Italian passports.
- ^ a b c d Franco Carboni at WorldFootball.net
- ^ a b c De Felice, Alessandro (15 April 2022). "Franco Carboni: Argentine teenager out to become Inter's new Zanetti". goal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "L'Inter blinda Franco Carboni: il rinnovo di contratto è ufficiale" [Inter locks Franco Carboni: the contract renewal is official]. corrieredellosport.it (in Italian). 7 April 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- ^ "Carboni al Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari. 11 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
- ^ a b "Franco Carboni è biancorosso". A.C. Monza (in Italian). 24 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
- ^ Lea, Greg (24 March 2022). "Argentina World Cup 2022 squad: Lionel Scaloni names his final qualification squad". fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- ^ Nemer, Roy (6 March 2022). "Franco and Valentin Carboni of Inter make Argentina preliminary team". mundoalbiceleste.com. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- ^ 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]. gianlucadimarzio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- 2003 births
- Living people
- Footballers from Buenos Aires
- Argentine people of Italian descent
- Italian people of Argentine descent
- Argentine footballers
- Italian footballers
- Association football fullbacks
- Association football midfielders
- Club Atlético Lanús footballers
- Catania S.S.D. players
- Inter Milan players
- Cagliari Calcio players
- A.C. Monza players
- Serie B players
- Serie A players
- Italy youth international footballers
- Argentina youth international footballers