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|Full Name||Carlo Cudicini|
|Date of Birth||6 September 1973|
|Place of Birth||Milan, Italy|
|Debut||25 August 1999|
|Games (goals)||216 (0)|
|Other clubs|| AC Milan|
Castel di Sangro
Carlo Cudicini (born 6 September 1973) is an Italian goalkeeper who played for Chelsea from 1999 to 2009.
The son of former AC Milan and AS Roma goalkeeper Fabio Cudicini (who played against Chelsea in the Fairs Cup in 1965), Carlo began his career with Milan, but only made two first team starts. He subsequently played for Lazio, Como, Prato and Castel di Sangro, although his progress was hampered by injuries. He was a relative unknown when he signed for Chelsea in 1999. He initially joined on loan, before completing a £160,000 permanent move a year later.
An excellent shot stopper who was quick and agile, Cudicini soon displaced the incumbent Ed de Goey as Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper and was a regular in the side for the next four years. He would keep 101 clean sheets for the club, behind only Peter Bonetti and Petr Čech among Chelsea's goalkeepers. He also showed a knack for saving penalty kicks, keeping out six of the twelve he faced, including from Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Such was his contribution to the team, he was voted the club's player of the year for 2001 and was named the Premier League's goalkeeper of the season by ITV in 2003.
Cudicini lost his first team place after the arrival of Čech in July 2004, and therefore only featured sporadically. He did not make enough appearances to earn a league winners medal in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, and missed out on playing in the 2005 League Cup final after being sent off in a match a week earlier, although he did win two FA Cup winners medals, having been on the bench for the 2000 and 2007 finals. He moved to Tottenham on a free transfer in January 2009, having made 216 appearances for Chelsea.
Cudicini was capped for Italy several times at U-18 level, and once at U-21 level, but never represented the Italian national team at senior level.
|Season||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
* On loan from Castel di Sangro
Chelsea career honours
|Player of the Year|
|1967: Bonetti | 1968: Cooke | 1969: Webb | 1970: Hollins | 1971: Hollins | 1972: Webb | 1973: Osgood | 1974: Locke|
1975: Cooke | 1976: Wilkins | 1977: Wilkins | 1978: Droy | 1979: Langley | 1980: Walker | 1981: Borota | 1982: Fillery
1983: Jones | 1984: Nevin | 1985: Speedie | 1986: Niedzwiecki | 1987: Nevin | 1988: Dorigo | 1989: Roberts
1990: Monkou | 1991: Townsend | 1992: Elliott | 1993: Sinclair | 1994: Clarke | 1995: Johnsen | 1996: Gullit
1997: Hughes | 1998: Wise | 1999: Zola | 2000: Wise | 2001: Terry | 2002: Cudicini | 2003: Zola | 2004: Lampard
2005: Lampard | 2006: Terry | 2007: Essien | 2008: J.Cole | 2009: Lampard | 2010: Drogba | 2011: Čech | 2012: Mata
2013: Mata | 2014: Hazard