Only Premier League fans of a particular vintage will remember Benito Carbone starring in the division.

The Italian striker featured for the likes of Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesbrough during a seven-year spell in England but it was Sheffield Wednesday where he really made his name.

The forward arrived at Hillsborough from Inter Milan in October 1996 and spent three years at the club, fast becoming a star man alongside Paulo di Canio.

He went on to make 96 appearances for the club, scoring 25 goals in that time, helping the Owls finish 7th in the Premier League and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in his first season.

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Eventually, he left Sheffield Wednesday for Aston Villa in July 1999 but remains a firm fan favourite at the club to this day.

And it seems they remain as firmly in his heart as he is in theirs, at least if his recent interview with Napoli Magazine are to be believed.

“I played seven years in England. Three years at Sheffield: we had so much fun with Paolo Di Canio, he’s the strongest player I played with,” he told them.

“Too bad about that famous expulsion that cost him 11 days of disqualification. I played three years at Sheffield, I feel at home there.

“Then I went to Aston Villa, where I teamed up with a great forward like Dion Dublin. We made it to the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley, shame we didn’t win a trophy.

“Then I had a good time in Bradford, Derby County and Middlesbrough where I played with a great player like Boksic.”