Carlos Vela

1989 - Today

Carlos Vela

Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido (born 1 March 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer who captains and plays as a winger for Los Angeles FC. 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 initially on loan and then permanently on 10 August 2012. He joined Los Angeles FC in January 2018, winning the Supporters' Shield and the MLS Golden Boot in his second year, and setting a new league record for most goals in a season, with 34. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Vela has received more than 2,747,426 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,599th most popular soccer player.

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  • 42.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Carlos Vela ranks 2,595 out of 13,233Before him are Bruno Bellone, Jacques Songo'o, Ciriaco Sforza, André Ooijer, Yoshio Kato, and Julio Lores. After him are Dennis Rommedahl, Émile Mpenza, Mario Basler, Abou Diaby, Stanley Menzo, and Thomas Linke.

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Among people born in 1989, Carlos Vela ranks 64Before him are Daniel Sturridge, Eliza Taylor, Neto, Holger Badstuber, Primož Roglič, and Hayden Panettiere. After him are Bebe Rexha, Zedd, Giovani dos Santos, Stevan Jovetić, Dominika Cibulková, and Sofiane Feghouli.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 196 out of 344Before him are Lupita Nyong'o (1983), Carlos Aguiar Retes (1950), George W. Romney (1907), Pablo Larios (1960), Héctor Rebaque (1956), and Leticia Calderón (1968). After him are Roque González Garza (1885), Luis Pérez (1908), Elpidia Carrillo (1961), Giovani dos Santos (1989), Jorge Salinas (null), and Rolando Villazón (1972).


Among soccer players born in Mexico, Carlos Vela ranks 12Before him are Luis Hernández (1968), Guillermo Ochoa (1985), Raúl Cárdenas (null), Dionisio Mejía (1907), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (1973), and Pablo Larios (1960). After him are Luis Pérez (1908), Giovani dos Santos (1989), Claudio Suárez (1968), Jared Borgetti (1973), Óscar Pérez Rojas (1973), and Héctor Herrera (1990).

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