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 a 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 3,600,076 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Carlos Vela is the 3,364th most popular soccer player (down from 3,342nd in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Mexico (down from 270th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Soccer Player.

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  • 4.09

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Among soccer players, Carlos Vela ranks 3,364 out of 16,880Before him are Markus Babbel, Roy Bentley, Michel Der Zakarian, Fredy Guarín, Pedro Zaballa, and Kaoru Kakinami. After him are João Paulo, Andriy Bal, Kim Joo-sung, John Heitinga, Walter Casagrande, and Toshio Matsuura.

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Among people born in 1989, Carlos Vela ranks 78Before him are Daniel Parejo, Lucy Hale, Sofiane Feghouli, Matthew Lewis, Kim Woo-bin, and Kim Bum. After him are Enner Valencia, Aleix Vidal, Marcel Hirscher, Joe Jonas, Taeyeon, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

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Among people born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 293 out of 585Before him are Claudio Suárez (1968), Henry Eyring (1901), Roque González Garza (1885), Valentín Canalizo (1794), Rafael Garza Gutiérrez (1896), and Martín Luis Guzmán (1887). After him are Pedro Nájera (1929), Miguel Alcubierre (1964), Joaquín Capilla (1928), Sergio Obeso Rivera (1931), Alaska (1963), and Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez (1942).


Among soccer players born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 28Before him are Raúl Cárdenas (1928), Giovani dos Santos (1989), Horacio Casarín (1918), Raymundo Rodríguez (1905), Claudio Suárez (1968), and Rafael Garza Gutiérrez (1896). After him are Pedro Nájera (1929), Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez (1942), Alfredo Sánchez (1904), Javier Hernández (1961), Luis Pérez (1908), and Jared Borgetti (1973).

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