Date Of Birth: October 24 th, 1974.
Place: Bedarieux - France
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 Kg
Nickname: The Musketeer
Marital Status: Married with Sophie
Team: AS Roma - Italy
Hobby: to travell, the sea and the sports. Particularly he likes rugby, which he praticed since his childhood
Quality: is honest and generous
Defect: confess that is a stubborn person
* with 13 years old, during a travel with the Montpellier youth team he finished with the trainning sections taking the emergency brake. He suffered fine and as punition staid out of the team for a big period.
* with 19 joined the french team Tolouse. Three years later he moved to another french club, En Avant Guingamp where he could show his talent and also to appear to the soccer world, specially to Italian teams.
* became an AS Roma player in january 97 and debuted with the yellow-red roman jersey in February 2 nd 1997 at the match Roma-Vicenza 2-0
* after 2 seasons ( 96/97 - 97/98 ) and some inexpressive results with AS Roma , Candela almost broke with the roman club. He said that wanted go to other italian club, claiming that wanted to win something. In this time, Fabio Capello assumed the team and lighted again his hopes and he decided remain.
* At this time he changed his personal look and appeared with the long hair
* people say that he's jumbler and the things at his home are always on air...
* is very friend of his AS Roma team mate Francesco Totti
* said that has two unforgettable days: the 12 nd July 1998, when he won the World Cup with the French National Team and also 10 july 2000, whem he married with Sophie.
* guarantees that is very romantic. The day od his Wedding, celebrated at San Pietro, he wanted to drive for Roma city with an epic white car
* after his marriege, he decide to prolong his contract with the AS Roma for more 5 years and will remain there until 2008.
* received the nickname "Musketeer" because of the elegance of he plays
* his international debut was in October 1996, v Turkey
* thanks to him the song of Gloria Gaynor became the anthem of the French forever.