Carlos Vela Biography

( 1989 - )

Facts of Carlos Vela

Date of Birth: 1989, March 1
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Name Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido
Famous Name Carlos Vela
Father Enrique Vela
Mother Nella Garrido
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity White
Birth Place CancĂșn
Salary $ 2.6 million GBP
Net Worth $19 million
Weight in KG 75 kg
Affair with Shanik Aspe
Girlfriend Shanik Aspe
Currently Married N/A
Divorce N/A

Carlos Vela is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC and the Mexico national team. The 29 years old professional has played for different clubs like Arsenal, Osasuna, Los Angeles FC, West Bromwich Albion, and Real Sociedad.

Vela has been representing Mexico since 2007 but refused to play during the London Olympics, 2014 WC qualifier and World Cup citing the personal reason. He made his return after 3 years in 2015 and also played at the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Early life Carlos Vela

Born on 1st of March 1989, Carlos Vela is currently 29 years old. Vela was born in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico to Enrique Vela and Nella Garrido. He is a Mexican national and holds a mixed caucasian-American-Indian ethnicity.

He also has siblings brother Alejandra Vela, one of the prominent players for Mexico who plays for Venados of the Ascenso MX on loan from Cruz Azul.

Carlos Vela Football Career

Talking about his early career Vela showed an interest in football from a very early age, and followed his brother's footsteps making way to the nationals and finally representing Mexico, just like his brother-mentor.

He was not only a good soccer player but he also delivered his skills in the game of basketball. Eventually, at the age of 12, he made his choice by choosing football over basketball. He had started his youth career by playing with Guadalajara.

He started his senior career with famous English club Arsenal. He played for Arsenal from 2005 to 2012 scoring 3 goals in 29 matches for Arsenal. After his career with Arsenal, he was sent off to Salamanca on loan.

Vela with his 31 game appearances for Salamanca, netted eight goals 8 in the 2007-2008 season. Later he was again loaned to Osasuna and was further sent to West Bromwich Albion from 2008 to 2011.

He then made a loan transfer to Real Sociedad in the 2011-2012 season and ended the season netting 12 goals in his 35 appearances for the club. Later, he made a free transfer to Real Sociedad and remained there as per his 5 years deal from 2012 till the end of 2017's season netting 54 goals in a total of 184 appearances.

Currently, after his contract with Sociedad expired, Vale is with the Los Angeles FC since 2018 and has already appeared in 12 games netting 7 goals for his new squad.

International Caps

He took part in Mexico’s CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009 and later made his appearance in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Further, he was picked in Mexico's 23 men's squad for Russia world cup 2018. Apart from being a Mexican national by birth, Carlos also has a Spanish passport.

He was listed in Mexican national squad for the World Cup 2018, along with Jesus CoronaCarlos Salcido, and Jonathan dos Santos. He scored a goal in a penalty kick in 2-1 win over South Korea.

Style of Play

Carlos is one of the most bankable players in the Mexican squad and is known for his ability to change the pace of the game in moments. One of the most creative strikers Vela processes a unique playing style and has a high ability to pass and to shoot from a range.

Carlos Vela Personal Life

The Mexican striker has a son named Romeo with his girlfriend Saioa Cañibano. Saioa is a Spanish and works in a local media.

Earlier he was linked in an affair with famous Mexican actress Altair Jarabo in 2010 and was shortly linked with another Instagram model Shanik Aspe but none of his relationships lasted.

Currently, the Mexican forward is reportedly single with no rumors about dating or possible marrying anyone.

Carlos Vela Salary and Net Worth

He is one of the honorable names in the world of football and has a lovable personality. He is 5 feet and 10 inches in height and his weight is around 165 lbs. As of 2018, Carlos reportedly has an estimated net worth of around $19 million.

He signed up the British club Arsenal in 2012 and received a salary of around £2.6 million yearly. Further, Vela has a Current market value of around £7.65 which shows a significant decrease, as his player's value in 2013 was reportedly around £18.00 million. Vele is currently managed by Gestifute.

As per the list outed by MLS in 2018, Vela receives a total sum of $4.5 million as his base salary and $6.2925 as a total compensation from Los Angeles FC.

He is socially active on social networking sites and has a huge number of followers in his Twitter. He has more than 767 k followers and 205 tweets on Twitter.

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