2015/2016 Carpi FC Season Preview
It is finally that time of the year folks! It is time for Carpi FC’s first year in the Italian top flight, Serie A
. It is the first time in the clubs 106 year history after spending all of those years down in the depths of Italian football. After spending a decade in Serie D from 2000-2010, Carpi have enjoyed years of great success winning four promotion in six years, including their Serie B title campaign last season. Another exciting change to the club this season is the club have moved into the Alberto Braglia, the stadium has a capacity of just over 21,000 and is also home to Serie B club Modena. Many people in the press are questioning if Carpi have a side to even come close to avoiding relegation from the Italian top flight. They will need to rely on their 11 players in on loan most notably Gabriel Silva from Udinese and Luca Marrone from Juventus.
Carpi are predicted to finish 19th in the league this year with only Frosinone being predicted to finish below them but both have been made 2000-1 odds to win the league. Del Piero has told the media he will be running a 5-2-1-2 formation, his goal is for his team to break on the counter and use his talented wing backs to cross it in to big target man Jerry Mbakogu who will have to bang in quite a bit of goals if Carpi are to have any success this season. An interesting fact about this upcoming season is the fact that Roma’s Danielle De Rossi only makes $300,000 less per year than the entire Carpi FC team combined. Nonetheless, lets meet the 2015/2016 Carpi FC squad.
2014/2015 RB Leipzig Squad
Fransesco Benussi (Italy), Zeljko Brkic (Serbia), Vid Belec (Slovenia)
Cristian Zaccardo (Italy), Wallace (Brazil) (on loan from Chelsea), Gaetano Letizia (Italy), Nicolas Spolli (Argentina), Igor Bubnjic (Croatia) (on loan from Udinese), Riccardo Gagliolo (Italy), Simone Romagnoli (Italy)
Raffaele Bianco (Italy), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) (on loan from Chelsea), Lorenzo Lollo (Italy), Luca Marrone (Italy) (on loan from Juventus), Federico Gino (Uruguay) (on loan from Defensor Sporting), Lorenzo Pasciuti (Italy), Raphael Martinho (Brazil), Gabriel Silva (Brazil), Andrea Lazzari (Italy), Gaspar Iniguez (Argentina) (on loan from Granada), Isaac Cofie (Ghana) (on loan from Genoa), Matteo Fedele (Switzerland) (on loan from Sion), Ryder Matos (Brazil) (on loan from Fiorentina)
Antonio Di Gaudio (Italy), Marco Borriello (Italy), Jerry Mbakogu (Nigeria), Kevin Lasagna (Italy), Kamil Wilczek (Poland)
Jerry Mbakogu is an integral part of this Carpi FC team and will be heavily relied on to fill the net for Bioncorossi
. HIs superb acceleration, pace and aerial ability will prove to be quite a useful skill set for what this Carpi FC will be doing tactically.
The 24 year old Brazilian on loan from Udinese will be key in supplying Mbakogu from the wing position as Del Piero is looking for his wing backs to push up on the counter attack and whip in crosses. The Brazilian is mostly known for his great speed, determination and crossing abilities.
Young Player to Watch For
The young player on Carpi FC to watch out for this year in on loan Brazilian attacking midfielder Ryder Matos from Fiorentina. Matos has a great opportunity for himself this year as Del Piero is looking to play with a attacking midfielder and with the lack of funds to bring in any others, Matos will be given quite the opportunity to make his mark on his Carpi FC team. He is most known for his agility, pace and first touch, all of these qualities make Matos an interesting young player to watch out for.