Carlos Vela

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Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido (born 1 March 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer who captains and plays for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC. Described as an incredibly versatile player who can play as a forward, winger, and attacking midfielder, Vela is known for being a creative player and prolific scorer.Vela started his career at Mexican club Guadalajara, where he caught the eye of various European clubs after finishing as the top scorer at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, eventually joining Premier League club Arsenal that year. After joining Arsenal, he had loan spells at Spanish clubs Salamanca and Osasuna, as well as fellow English club West Bromwich Albion, settling with Real Sociedad in 2011, initially on loan and then permanently the following season. In his six-year spell with La Real, Vela played in 250 matches and scored 73 goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Vela has received more than 3,007,209 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Carlos Vela is the 3,345th most popular soccer player (down from 2,595th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 198th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Mexican Soccer Player.

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  • 4.22

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Among soccer players, Carlos Vela ranks 3,345 out of 16,923Before him are Yuko Oita, Shmuel Rosenthal, Rildo da Costa Menezes, Vasyl Rats, Mamadou Sakho, and Zdeněk Grygera. After him are Jörg Heinrich, Claude Papi, Jérémy Toulalan, André Saeys, Willie Watson, and Ever Palacios.

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Among people born in 1989, Carlos Vela ranks 69Before him are Anthony Joshua, Taeyeon, Moussa Sissoko, Can Yaman, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Eduardo Vargas. After him are Jessica Jung, Brenton Thwaites, Idrissa Gueye, Theo Walcott, Sven Bender, and Adèle Haenel.

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Among people born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 270 out of 487Before him are Eiza González (1990), Claudio Suárez (1968), Guillermo Navarro (1955), Juan Manuel Márquez (1973), Carlos Aguiar Retes (1950), and Jaime Camil (1973). After him are Jared Borgetti (1973), Luis Pérez (1908), Raúl Jiménez (1991), Rodolfo Neri Vela (1952), Alfonso Zamora (1954), and Enriqueta Basilio (1948).


Among soccer players born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 25Before him are Efraín Amézcua (1907), Dionisio Mejía (1907), Raymundo Rodríguez (1905), Giovani dos Santos (1989), Hilario López (1907), and Claudio Suárez (1968). After him are Jared Borgetti (1973), Luis Pérez (1908), Raúl Jiménez (1991), Óscar Bonfiglio (1905), Javier Hernández (1961), and Luis García Postigo (1969).

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