Carlo CudiciniClub ambassador/assistant to head coach
One of the most talented and popular goalkeepers in Blues history, Carlo Cudicini made 216 appearances during his 10 years at Stamford Bridge between 1999 and 2009, keeping 101 clean sheets.
At the end of the 2002/03 season, in which Chelsea qualified for the Champions League for only the second time, Cudicini won the Premier League’s Golden Gloves award for goalkeeper of the year and during his time at the club he twice picked up winner’s medals in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.
His last playing role was with LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer, which he left in 2014, before taking up a goalkeeper coaching role with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s squad in March 2015.
As a club ambassador, the 2002 Chelsea Player of the Year accompanied the squad on our pre-season tour of Canada and the United States in 2015 and represented the club at the 2015/16 season’s Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.
In July 2016 he started a dual role, when he also became assistant to new first team head coach Antonio Conte.