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Carlo Cudicini

2009 - 2012

Reliable as ever in 2010-11, the Italian goalkeeper made 13 appearances in all competitions including four in the Champions League.

And there were some moments to remember for Milan-born Carlo.

Having kicked-off his career at AC Milan, he got the chance to play again at the San Siro again, albeit in less-than-ideal circumstances when Heurelho Gomes was sent off early in our 4-3 defeat against Inter.

But he more than made up for it by starting the home group match against Inter and playing his part - including a stunning save from a Wesley Sneijder free-kick - in a memorable 3-1 win at the Lane.

Carlo played our final three matches of the campaign and kept a clean sheet as we enjoyed our first Premier League win at Anfield since August, 1993.

Hugely-experienced Carlo initially joined us from Chelsea in January, 2009.

In November, 2009, he sustained injuries to his wrists and pelvis in a road accident, cutting his season short.

But by the end of the 2009-10 campaign, he had returned to training and was awarded a new one-year contract at the Club.

Carlo then made his return to match action in a pre-season friendly at Bournemouth in July, 2010.

The former AC Milan stopper had previously made eight first team appearances in the early part of the 2009-10 season, deputising for injured regular number one Heurelho Gomes.

Having arrived at the Lane during the previous January transfer window, Carlo went straight into Harry Redknapp's starting lineup for our 3-1 Premier League victory at home to Stoke City the day after he joined.

He then retained his place between the sticks for our following three Premier League games before Gomes reclaimed the No.1 jersey for the remainder of the 2008-09 season.

Carlo previously served at Stamford Bridge for almost ten years, making 210 appearances and is second behind Peter Bonetti in Chelsea's all-time list of clean sheets.

He was number one between 2002-04 before playing understudy to Petr Cech, widely regarded as the world's best goalkeeper.

Earlier in his career, Carlo had spells at Italian giants AC Milan, where his father Fabio played, and Lazio.

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Carlo Cudicini
League Appearances
11
League Goals
0
League Cup Appearances
1
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
0
FA Cup Goals
0
European Appearances
0
European Goals
0