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Carlos Carbonell Pascual

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Nationality  Spanish

Name  Carlos Pascual
Carlos Carbonell Pascual
Born  December 14, 1976 (age 39) (1976-12-14) Alcoy, Spain

Carlos Carbonell Pascual is the first Spanish judo coach to be in charge of another country's Judo team (Malta) with only 30 years old. He also has been the first Spanish coach to be awarded as a Level 5 Elite Performance Judo Coach by the European Judo Union. Carlos Carbonell studied a Bachelor of Science in Sports (specialized in Sports Performance) in one of the leading Sports Universities of Europe, the University of Bath in the United Kingdom where Olympic Champions like Amy Williams have studied. He was appointed to be the National Coach of the Maltese Judo team during 2007 and 2008.



Carlos Carbonell was born in Alcoy (Spain) on December 14, 1976. Since very little, he was always into sports, he used to practice judo, futsal, basketball, Ping-Pong, football, etc.

At the age of 22, he decided to study the TAFAD in Elche (Spain) where he developed furthermore his natural abilities and sports performance in sports like tennis, rugby, volleyball, swimming and even badminton. To continue developing his knowledge in judo he decided to train in the Club of the Olympian champion Miriam Blasco (Carlos Carbonell represented her club for 3 years in the first division of the Spanish National League). By the age of 24, he received his official diploma as a Judo Instructor from the Royal Spanish Judo Federation.

In 2002, to further develop his sports career, he decided to move to the United Kingdom. He was advised to go to the University of Bath where he could combine his sports studies with the practice of judo. While he was living and studying in Great Britain, he came along with world champions and Olympian medalists as Kate Howey or Kosei Inoue.

He has been pioneer in several projects and he has worked with organizations such as: England Rugby Academy, European Judo Union, Adex International Sports Consulting and he has been in charge of the preparation of athletes for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Paris Dakar, Pacific Rugby League California, Amlin Rugby Cup and Rugby Seven’s World Series.

Appointment as a National Coach

At the end of 2006, when he was only 30 years-old, Mr. Envic Galea, the General Secretary of the European Judo Union, was looking for a professional and educated coach for the National judo team of his country, Malta, and the Sports Director of the University of Bath considered that among all, Carlos Carbonell was the perfect candidate for this position, as the Maltese needed to obtain results quickly.

Although there was no system at all and hardly a real National team in this country, in less than 6 months Carlos Carbonell built a team and achieved the fastest results ever in a country with these characteristics. His athletes achieved the first ever medal in judo history for Malta, gaining an impressive bronze medal in the team competition; two gold medals and two bronze medals at individual level at the XII Games of the Small States of Europe held in Monaco 2007. At the end of this competition, Carlos Carbonell was congratulated by Prince Albert II of Monaco himself and by the President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) for the performance of his judo athletes.

His career as a Sports Performance Expert

Despite Carlos Carbonell had been given technical jobs, his ability has always exceeded in developing, applying and researching about the best use of energy and Strength and Conditioning programs. Almost all of the athletes he has worked with had achieved their best performs of their careers.

Carlos Carbonell has trained athletes across various Sports including preparing athletes for World Championships, European Championships and Olympic Games.

In Spain he had worked with a talented rugby squad formed by most of the rugby world best countries (New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Argentina and South Africa) among the Spanish National Team Captain and other international players.

Managed by the Premier Spanish league rugby best coach 2011, Mark Hewitt, he had no doubts to include Carlos Carbonell to manage the medical/strength therapy staff which lead the team to its very first title and obtain the National Championship. His achievement brought Carlos Carbonell to work into the prestigious Amlim Cup (European Rugby Cup)

While adapting to different systems Carlos Carbonell has developed his own training systems which he applies to every individual needs.

International Medals Obtained

Results: 2 Gold Medals (Female individual), 2 Bronze (Men Individual), Judo Team Men (Bronze) in the Small Nations Games of Europe 2007 held in Monaco

Foundation of CPADEX

In July 2010, he founded CP ADEX, an International Sports Consultancy, along with Lietza Prats an International Image Consultant and Translator.

In this company, Carlos Carbonell has worked with sport osteopaths, physiologist, chiropractors, coaches and staff, he has always team worked in merge to obtain the best results for the athletes and teams.

Along the years Carlos has earned respect and admiration among his sports colleagues, with experience as a manager and gaining expertise in any professional sports environment.

Awards and nominations

Best Coach Nominee 2008 Sports Centre of Alcoy (Spain)

Best Judo Coach 2007 Malta Olympic Committee Sports Awards 2007 Malta 2 Gold Medals, 2 Bronze (Individual); Judo Team Men (1 Bronze, first ever in Malta History)

Spanish Rugby Champion (Renfe League) As Sports Consultant/Medical Area

Telecommunications Appearances

Net TV Sport (Malta), (1st Spanish Judo Coach for a foreign country) Cope (Spain), La Ser (Spain)

Press Appearances

(2007-2008) Times of Malta, The Independent (Malta), Diario “Información” (Spain), Diario “Ciudad” (Spain) (2011) Diario Información (Spain)


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