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Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Alberto Vela Garrido
Date of birth1 March 1989(age 28)
Place of birthCancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Height1.79 m
Playing positionStriker / Winger
Club information
Current clubReal Sociedad
(on loan from Arsenal)

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Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido (born 1 March 1989 in Cancún, Quintana Roo) is a Mexican association football player, currently playing as a striker for La Liga club Real Sociedad on loan from Arsenal. He also plays for the Mexico national football team. He started his career at Mexican club C.D. Guadalajara, and caught the eye after finishing as the top scorer at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship. After joining Arsenal, he has had loan spells at Spanish clubs UD Salamanca and CA Osasuna.

Aside from his Mexican nationality, Vela also holds a Spanish passport.

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