Franco Carraro

Franco Carraro
Franco Carraro.jpg
29th Mayor of Rome
In office
19 December 1989 – 19 April 1993
Preceded byPietro Giubilo
Succeeded byFrancesco Rutelli
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment
In office
28 July 1987 – 28 June 1992
Preceded byMario Di Lazzaro
Succeeded byCarlo Tognoli
Personal details
Born (1939-12-06) 6 December 1939 (age 80)
Padua, Italy
Political partyForza Italia.[1]
Other political
Italian Socialist Party
The People of Freedom
ProfessionSport manager

Franco Carraro (born 6 December 1939 in Padua, Italy) is an Italian sport manager and a former member of Italian Socialist Party in the 1980s and 1990s.


Carraro was born in Padua.

He was the president of Italian Federation of Ski-Nautic between 1962 and 1965 and was AC Milan's president between 1967 and 1971.

In the 1970s he worked in Italian Football Federation (FIGC); he was president of Italian League of Serie A and B (1973–1976) and president of Italian Football Federation (1976–1978). On 19 May 1978 he resigned to become CONI's president, a position which he held until 1987.

In the occasion of the Totonero 1986 scandal Carraro was nominated commissaire of FIGC from 1986 and 1987, and afterwards he was president of Italia'90 Committee (Executive Comitate of FIFA World Cup 1990).

From 1997 to 2001 Carraro was president of Italian League (after 24 years) and again president of FIGC between 2001 and 2006. In the latter year he was however forced to quit FIGC as he was one of the protagonists in 2006 Italian football scandal; in a talk with Paolo Bergamo (manager of Italian referees) Carraro declared that SS Lazio must be helped to avoid being relegated in Serie B.

His original punishment was 4 years and 6 months, but later that was turned into a fine of 80,000 euros.

From 2004 to 2009, he was a member of UEFA's executive board.

Since 1982, Carraro has been a member of the International Olympic Committee and he is expected to retire at the end of 2019, as per protocol, as he will turn 80 during the year.


He was Italian minister of tourism in Giovanni Goria, Ciriaco De Mita and Giulio Andreotti's governments (1987–1991) and was Mayor of Rome (1989–1993) as a member of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI). He was also supported by actor Carlo Verdone.[2]

Today Carraro works in Capitalia.[citation needed]

Franco Carraro is the protagonist of the text of a song the band's ska Roman Banda Bassotti in the song Carraro mayor, whose text is used as criticism against the former president of FIGC for the way it handles the city of Rome and for the possession of several houses also donate to his "horse" (it: buoi):

Che bravo Sindaco! Quanta civiltà! Con i manganelli amministra la città... Carraro sindaco, non temere, non temere! Noi non vogliamo rubarti da mangiare. Vogliamo una casa per abitare con la luce e l'acqua come ce l'avete voi, cioè come ce l'hanno i segretari tuoi, i guardiaspalle tuoi, i poliziotti tuoi, i tuoi buoi

— Italian refrain

What a good mayor. What a civilization! With batons administers the city... Carraro mayor, fear not, fear not! We will not steal food. We want to live in a house with light and water as you have it you, that is, as we have the your secretaries, guardiaspalle your bodyguards, your policemen, your cattle

— English refrain


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