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The grandson of a former national team player, Carbone grew up at Flamengo and tried to follow the family DNA into football  Flamingo

The grandson of a former national team player, Carbone grew up at Flamengo and tried to follow the family DNA into football Flamingo

Podcast GE Flamengo discusses the opponent's “rise” in the fifth group of the Libertadores

Left-handed and standing at 1.87 metres, Carbone has established himself as one of the standout stars of the Red and Black base, captaining key achievements of the U17 team (Brazilian Cup and Super Cup in 2022), as well as being one of the standout stars of the U17 team. The key players in the 2023 Brazilian U20 League champion squad and the unprecedented Libertadores title they won this week.

– Since you arrived Flamingo I think he's improving, on and off the field as well. I hope to continue this process to reach the best version of myself. My dream now, without a doubt, is to rise to the ranks of professionalism and assistance, as the boy said ge.

Carbone was captain of the Flamengo U-17 team – Photo: Photo: Gilvan de Souza/montage: ge

In this way he attracted attention and was called up in January by Tite's technical committee to be part of the team's pre-season. Flamingo in the United States of America. Carbone set out for Orlando with the main delegation and experienced his first moments of integration into the team shortly before his professional debut, in a friendly match against the Philadelphia Union.

– When I was contacted, I was surprised to tell you the truth. I just came back from injury, and soon after I was back playing for Kubinia. That's when I received the news that I would be doing pre-season with the professionals. Thank God I was able to make the most of this opportunity.

The next step with the professional is already underway. With the FIFA appointment, the defender was summoned again by the technical committee to participate in training. The player's transfer is scheduled to take place throughout this year. Carbone will participate in training sessions as Tite deems necessary, but will continue to represent the Under-20 team in this year's main competitions.

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Carbone in Flamengo training – Photo: Disclosure

The 19-year-old, whose career is managed by businessmen Lucas Pires and Marcelo Sander, is another player embraced by David Luiz, who interestingly is one of his references for the position. The 36-year-old defender since arriving at the club in 2021 has been taking on a speaking role, mentoring and helping with the integration of young people – as well as assisting in the recovery of declining athletes, as happened with Rodini, Pedro and Matthewsinho.

– He was a guy I got really close to during the pre-season in the USA. He always tries to correct mistakes and I always try to listen. It's something I couldn't imagine living alongside great players like him and others. I will try to understand everything not only with him, but with everyone.

Carbone is among the professionals, while Viña is with the Uruguay national team, Ayrton Lucas is with the team, and Fabricio Bruno is also with the team. Despite being a defender, the boy's origins are as a left-back and he was brought back to play in defense due to his height during his time at Gremio, where he stayed until 2021 before arriving at the team. Flamingo.

Professional debut

Carbone at Flamengo x Philadelphia Union – Photo: Marcelo Cortes/CRF

With a new look due to his hair being shaved by Gabigol Carbone played his first match as a professional. Indeed, as a start. The defender was a surprise in the team's lineup to face Philadelphia Union, in the first friendly match on American soil.

Tite delivers a speech about defender Carbone's professional debut with Flamengo

His teammates celebrated the pass to Cipolinia on the field at Al Lange Stadium, in St. Petersburg. But it didn't stop there. The boy was on the agenda in the dressing room and he heard praise for his “comeback” in less than 45 minutes on the pitch. (See video above). The personality that made him one of the most prominent stars of his generation gradually emerges as a professional.

– Professor Titi, besides being at the top of his profession, is a human being that I don't even have words to describe. He and the committee care about the human side of the athlete, which is great. They know how to deal with each person individually. Being mentioned in a professional situation is a great honor for me. But I know that these words also carry more responsibility. I am ready for that.

Photo 1: Carbone with his grandfather / 2: With his mother Eloisa Schlickman / 3: With his father Rodrigo / 4: With his aunt Gabriela — Photo: Personal Archive

Football is the main sport in the family, but it is not the only one. Volleyball also plays an important role in Carbone's life. His connection to the court goes back to his mother, Eloisa Schleckmann, a former Botafogo and Jaragua do Sul player, and his aunt, Gabriela Carbone, a former soccer player.Flamingo.

Carbone in the team in 1974 – Photo: Reproduction

Carbone, the grandson, is the third generation of the family to experience football every day. This is because the defender's father was also a professional footballer. Former striker Rodrigo Carbone had a whirlwind spell with Fluminense in the 1990s, and was even part of the 95-man Carioca champions squad (a nickname best known for Renato Gaucho's overhead kick). Flamingo).

– I come from an athletic family, but I never faced any pressure to follow this path. I've always had support and investment, but it was something that came from me. I've always wanted to. Based on this issue of support and investment, I started to do more. You give up a lot, but you reap it later. It has been that way and I hope it continues.

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