UK time is: 09:28:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Where Are They Now - Carlo Corazzin

Peverell Green takes a look back at the career of former Argyle striker Carlo Corazzin in the next chapter of his 'Where Are They Now' series.

Last week's feature on Wilf Carter stirred up a lot of interest and this time the focus is on a striker from the modern era.

CARLO CORAZZIN - Born 25th December 1971 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

As befits a Christmas day baby of Italian descent Carlo was christened with the grand name of Giancarlo Michele Corazzin.

His professional football career began in 1992 with Winnipeg Fury in the Canadian Soccer League, scoring 10 goals in 24 games to help the team to win the CSL Championship.
His goalscoring ability didn't go unnoticed and the following season he was transferred to the Vancouver Whitecaps of the A-League, now known as the USL First Division.
He made 24 appearances and scored seven goals, finishing the team's second highest goalscorer.

A move to England came the following season when in December 1993 Carlo was signed by Cambridge United.
A successful two and a half seasons followed where he scored an impressive 43 goals in 117 games. His time at Cambridge came to an end after they were relegated.

Once again his goalscoring talents were noticed and in March 1996 the then Argyle manager, Neil Warnock paid 150,000 to bring Carlo to Home Park.
At the time some fans thought it a bit of a luxury as we already had an established strike duo in Adrian Littlejohn and Mickey Evans, as a result his first team opportunities were limited, however, he did come on as a substitute against Mansfield and scored the winning goal from the penalty spot with his first kick of the match.
He continued to have limited opportunities the following season until Mickey Evans was sold to Southampton.

The 1997-98 season saw a new manager at Home Park, Mick Jones had now taken over and Carlo was given an extended run in the first team, he justified his managers faith in him by scoring 17 goals, a tremendous tally given it was a relegation season, he ended up not only leading scorer but also winning the Player of the Season award.

Relegation meant the clubs most sellable asset would soon be leaving Home Park and when Northampton started to show an interest he was sold.
While at Argyle he made 86 appearances and scored 24 goals.

He joined Northampton in June 1998 spending two contrasting seasons at the club, in his first season they were relegated and in his second he helped the club to get promoted to the division they left the previous year.
While at Northampton he made 89 appearances scoring 32 goals.

Goals for both his club and country once again made him a target for other clubs and in July 2000 he signed for Oldham Athletic, his most notable highlights for the club were scoring four goals in a 5-1 win over Wrexham, scoring the winning goal in the League Cup against Premiership team West Ham and reaching the 2002-03 play-offs.
In total he made 129 appearances for the club scoring 22 goals.

In 2003 he returned to Canada to re-sign for Vancouver Whitecaps staying at the club for three seasons before final hanging up his boots when he was released in 2006.
In his second spell at the club he made 53 appearances and scored 14 goals.

In addition to a successful club career, Carlo also had a successful international career playing a total of 59 times for his country, scoring 11 goals.
In 2000 he won the Golden Boot as top scorer of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with four goals, with Canada winning the competition for the first time. He also represented his country in thirteen FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
As well as full internationals he also represented Canada at U-16, U-20, U-23 and B levels, playing in the U-23 team that attempted to qualify for the 1992 Olympics.

Unfortunately when Carlo retired from playing football there were no further reports of what he did since 2006, at least I couldn't find any, so that's the end of his story unless anyone can add to it.

If you have any more information on Carlo we would be interested in hearing from you by email at plymouth@vitalfootball.co.uk






















Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Peverell Green Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 1 2012

Time: 11:01AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Plymouth Argyle Articles

Argyle Ball Number 33 In FA Cup Draw (Friday October 24 2014)

Ref For Argyle v Cheltenham (Thursday October 23 2014)

Wimbledon v Argyle Match Highlights (Wednesday October 22 2014)

The Best Defence In The Football League (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Wimbledon v Plymouth Argyle (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Where Are They Now - Nicky Jennings (Monday October 20 2014)

Argyle v Carlisle Match Highlights (Sunday October 19 2014)

Argyle Make It Four Wins In A Row (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Plymouth Argyle v Carlisle (Saturday October 18 2014)

Argyle Sign Kellett (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Plymouth Argyle Articles

List All Vital Argyle Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Luton 14 8 3 3 7 27
4. Bury 14 8 2 4 7 26
5. Shrewsbury 14 7 3 4 11 24
6. Plymouth 14 7 2 5 6 23
7. Morecambe 14 7 2 5 4 23
8. Cheltenham 14 6 4 4 1 22
9. Newport 13 6 3 4 4 21

Breaking League News

Argyle Ball Number 33 In FA Cup Draw
Plymouth : 24/10/2014 00:02:00
Brown On Newport amp; Bury
Southend : 23/10/2014 21:07:00
Mellon - Confidence Ahead Of Portmsouth
Shrewsbury : 23/10/2014 20:57:00
Mellon Delighted, Now Take It Into Portsmouth
Shrewsbury : 23/10/2014 20:52:00
Murray Appointed As New Gaffer
Hartlepool : 23/10/2014 20:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player Of The Season So Far?
Suggested By:  Plymouth Vital
Lewis Alessandra 19%
Jason Banton 1%
Dom Blizzard 10%
Lee Cox 0%
Peter Hartley 6%
Tyler Harvey 0%
Luke McCormick 37%
Carl McHugh 1%
Kelvin Mellor 6%
Marvin Morgan 0%
Curtis Nelson 1%
Anthony O'Connor 1%
Reuben Reid 18%
Nathan Thomas 0%