A former prop, De Carli had a playing career spanning over 17 years. Featuring for Roma, Milano, Stade Francais and Calvasiano.
He also had an international career from 1996 to 2003, making 32 caps for Italy.
De Carli had his first appointment as a coach at Calvasiano for 3 years. He then shared a brief stint in a joint role as Italy A head coach.
After the role with the A side, he was appointed Forwards coach for Italy in 2014 and retained his role in 2016 after Conor O'Shea was appointed Italy head coach.
|1996 - present|
|1999 - 2000|
|2001 - 2009|