Carlos Salazar (Colombian footballer)
|Full name||Carlos Eduardo Salazar Paz|
|Date of birth||1 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Cali, Colombia|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|2002–2003||→ Deportivo Pasto (loan||40||(3)|
|2004||→ Cortuluá (loan)||18||(2)|
|2013–||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:28, 22 December 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Eduardo Salazar Paz (born 1 July 1981) is a Colombian football midfielder, who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League. He has played for teams of Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile, Iran and United States.
After of play for Colo-Colo in Chile, Salazar played for several teams in Colombia as Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pasto, Cortuluá, Deportivo Pereira, Atlético Bucaramanga and Atlético Huila and spent time in Costa Rica and Venezuela.
On 1 February 2008, Salazar was signed of emergency by Colo-Colo for replace to his countrymen Giovanni Hernández and also momentarily replace to Macnelly Torres, who will arrive to the team on midly year for also replace to Gio.
He made his league debut with the club against Universidad de Concepción as a starter, scoring the only goal of match at 42nd minute for shortly after being substituted in the 46th minute by José Pedro Fuenzalida. Salazar made his first appearance for the Copa Libertadores with the team in a 3–0 away defeat against Atlas and also played his first derby with the club against Unuversidad Católica. He again to score after three matches, in a 5–1 away win against Unión Española at Talca.
Salazar maintained his performance in the club, but with the departure of the coach Claudio Borghi and the arrival of Fernando Astengo, he was not considerated in the team, being very criticized for his poor performances in the games.
After of his regular pass in Chile, then returned to Venezuela for play in Aragua and shortly after he returned to his country for play in Atlético Huila. During 2009, he was on trial in Real Salt Lake of the Major League Soccer and he nearly joined to the club, but was not able to pass the test. In June of the same year, Salazar completed his move to the Iranian Second Division side Mes Rafsanjan. He has played 15 matches (League and Hafzi Cup) and scored 13 goals and assists some goals for others.
After his regular pass in Rafsanjan, He has signed 2 year contract with Sanat Mes Kerman FC a primer league of Iran but was fired from club on 22 December 2011.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
On 25 March 2013 the Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced that Carlos Salazar had signed a professional contract with the club following a successful preseason with the Strikers.
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- "Colo Colo regresó al triunfo con gol del "Caliche"". Triunfo.cl. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
- "Colo Colo humilló a la Unión". La Nación.cl. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
- "Carlos Salazar salió del Huila y ahora jugaría en la MLS". Futbolred.com. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
- (Spanish) BDFA profile