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Carlo Corazzin
Personal information
Full name Giancarlo Michele Corazzin
Date of birth December 25, 1971 (1971-12-25) (age 38)
Place of birth    New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club retired
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992
1993
1994–1995
1996–1998
1998–2000
2000–2002
2003–2005
Winnipeg Fury
Vancouver 86ers
Cambridge United
Plymouth Argyle
Northampton Town
Oldham Athletic
Vancouver Whitecaps
Total
024 0(10)
024 00(7)
105 0(39)
074 0(22)
078 0(30)
112 0(20)
053 0(14)
470 (142)   
National team2
1994–2004 Canada 059 (11)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 7 November 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 5 April 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

Giancarlo Michele 'Carlo' Corazzin (born December 25, 1971) is a former professional Canadian soccer player who has appeared for the Canadian national team 59 times and has scored 11 goals. He is of Italian descent.

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Club career

Corazzin began his career with Winnipeg Fury of the Canadian Soccer League in 1992, scoring 10 goals in 24 games and helping the team win the CSL Championship. In 1993, Corazzin signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the A-League (now known as the USL First Division, where he finished second in the team's scoring charts with 7 goals in 24 games.

Corazzin signed with Cambridge United of the English Second Division (now known as League 1) on December 10, 1993, scoring 43 goals in 117 games over two-and-a-half seasons. In his final year with Cambridge, the team was relegated, and on March 28, 1996, Corazzin signed with Plymouth Argyle for a transfer fee of £150 000. In two-and-a-half seasons at Argyle, Corazzin scored 24 goals in 86 games.

Corazzin joined Northampton Town of the third division on June 26, 1998, netting 32 goals in 89 games over two seasons. Northampton Town were relegated in 1999, but with Corazzin's help, the club regained promotion in 2000.

On July 28, 2000, after a successful CONCACAF Gold Cup with Canada, Corazzin signed with Oldham Athletic and scored 22 goals in 129 games over three seasons. His finest moment with Oldham came in a match against Wrexham when Corazzin scored 4 in a 5-1 victory in 2001, finishing it off with his trademark celebration "The Carlo Spin".

In 2003, Corazzin re-signed with Vancouver Whitecaps, where he scored 7 goals in a 13-game undefeated streak. Corazzin played with the Whitecaps for 3 years until he was released in 2006.

International career

Corazzin made his Canadian national team debut on June 1, 1994 in a 1-1 tie with Morocco. In 2000, Corazzin won the Golden Boot as top scorer of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with 4 goals as Canada won the competition for the first time. Corazzin has recorded 11 goals in 59 games for Canada, ranking him sixth in the all-time scoring charts as of June 16, 2000[1] He has represented Canada in 13 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2].

His final international was an October 2004 World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica, a game which also marked the end of the international careers of Mark Watson and Jason de Vos.

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International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 January 1996 Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, United States  Honduras 1-0 3-1 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 30 August 1996 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Panama 3-1 3-1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 12 October 1997 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Mexico 2-1 2-2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 8 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 1-0 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
5 10 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Haiti 1-0 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
6 10 October 1999 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Haiti 2-0 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play off
7 13 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Costa Rica 1-1 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8 13 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Costa Rica 2-2 2-2 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
9 20 February 2000 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Mexico 1-1 2-1 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
10 27 February 2000 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Colombia 2-0 2-0 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11 18 January 2004 Bridgetown, Barbados  Barbados 1-0 1-0 Friendly match

Honours

Club

Northampton Town F.C.

Country

Canada

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