|Full name||Carlos Reina Aranda|
|Date of birth||27 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1998–2000||Real Madrid C|
|2000–2002||Real Madrid B||37||(16)|
|2005–2006||→ Albacete (loan)||24||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aranda was born in Málaga, Andalusia. A product of Real Madrid's youth system he never appeared, however, in any La Liga matches with the first team. He played, however, a small part in two UEFA Champions League-winning squads, appearing against Molde FK (1999–2000) and FC Lokomotiv Moscow (2001–02).
In January 2002 Aranda moved to CD Numancia, being instrumental in helping the Soria club barely retain its second division status. This prompted a move at the end of the season to Villarreal CF on a five-year deal but, as opportunities were scarce with the Valencian Community side, he returned to Numancia in January 2003.
Aranda joined Sevilla FC in 2004–05, scoring in his UEFA Cup debut, a 2–0 home win over Alemannia Aachen on 4 November 2004. He was relatively used during the campaign, but was deemed surplus to requirements after the arrivals of Javier Saviola, Luís Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté, and left for Albacete Balompié on loan – he had already represented the Castile-La Mancha team in the 2003–04 season.
Aranda's second spell with Albacete finished on a sour note, as he was accused of unprofessional behaviour by the club. He responded claiming he had been forced to appear at a press conference to show repentance for his actions.
After being instrumental in Real Murcia's return to the top flight in 2007 by netting 11 goals, squad second-best behind Iván Alonso, Aranda had an unassuming spell with Granada 74 CF. After spending the first months of 2008–09 training with lowly CF Gavà, he signed in November 2008 with Numancia for a third stint, appearing and scoring regularly but eventually suffering first division relegation.
On 16 July 2009 Aranda moved to CA Osasuna, as part of a deal that saw Enrique Sola move in the opposite direction, on loan for a season. In his second year with the Navarrese he scored four times but also struggled with injuries and loss of form, and Sola also returned to the team's setup, eventually finishing as top scorer.
In July 2011, aged 31, Aranda signed for Levante UD. In January of the following year, after having received very little playing time, he switched to fellow top-divisioner Real Zaragoza; on 25 February 2012, he put the visitors ahead at hometown's Málaga CF, who eventually won it 5–1.
- Real Madrid
- Lokomotiv Moscow – Real Madrid, match report; UEFA.com, 30 October 2001
- Aranda makes Villarreal move; UEFA.com, 25 June 2002
- "El club Soriano presenta a Aranda" [Soria club presents Aranda] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 30 January 2003. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- Al Sevilla le falta un galón (Sevilla missing something); El País, 5 November 2004 (Spanish)
- Aranda se marcha cedido al conjunto manchego por el Sevilla (Aranda is loaned by Sevilla to the manchego team); Diario AS, 23 August 2005 (Spanish)
- Aranda afirma que el club ha manchado su imagen y que no pondrá problemas para irse (Aranda claims club has stained his image and will pose no problems to leave); La Verdad, 29 January 2006 (Spanish)
- Aranda ya es jugador del Zaragoza (Aranda a Zaragoza player); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Málaga 5–1 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 25 February 2012
- Aranda, el futbolista camaleónico (Aranda, the chameleonic footballer); ABC, 22 January 2013 (Spanish)