|Full name||Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba|
|Date of birth||September 19, 1987|
|Place of birth||Tumaco, Colombia|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Current club||Santos Laguna|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba (born 19 September 1987 in Tumaco) is a professional Colombian football striker, currently playing for Santos Laguna in the Mexican Primera División. His nickname is "el científico del gol" (the goal scientist). He holds Mexican citizenship.
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara
After being transferred from Deportes Tolima in the Copa Mustang to FC Krylia Sovetov Samara along with fellow Colombian and Tolima Team Mate Juan Carlos Escobar in Russia he quickly returned home after an unsuccessful run in Europe mostly due to his size.
Carlos was transferred to Club Santos Laguna of the Mexican First Division for approximately 4 million Dollars. Quintero made his debut against Club América losing 2–1 playing all 90 minutes. Quintero scored his first goal against Chivas in which Santos won 2–1. Quintero scored two goals against Montreal Impact in the Concacaf Champions League in a 5–2 win.
Quintero scored his first goal of the 2011–2012 season against Atlante F.C. in a 3–0 win. He then scored his second goal against Club Tijuana, which Santos lost 3–1. Quintero scored another goal against Puebla F.C. in which the game ended 2–1 to Santos. On week 12 Quintero scored another goal against Querétaro F.C.. The game ended 3–1. After six games undefeated Santos lost to Estudiantes Tecos where Quintero scored the first goal for Santos, but the game ended in a 5–2 defeat for his club. The week after that Quintero scored the first goal of the game against Club América on the third minute in an eventual 1–1 draw. In the playoffs Quintero scored the first goal against Chiapas in a 2–1 win. Quintero scored his first goal of the Calusura 2012 against Club Tijuana, where Santos won 3–1. On Week 11 he scored his second goal away at Cruz Azul in a 1–0 win for Santos. Quintero scored his third goal of the Clausura 2012 season making this his ninth goal in the 2011–2012 season against Toluca in an away game which ended 3–1 on April 1.
Colombia national team
He has played for the Colombian U-20 national team (2007) as well as the Colombia national football team. Quintero made his debut against Brazil national football team as a starter in a 0–0 draw. He then scored his first goal against Mexico national football team in a 2–1 win. He was also named as one of the players to keep an eye on during the 2009 season by FIFA.com.
|1.||September 30, 2009||Dallas, United States||Mexico||2–1||Win||Friendly|
- Santos Laguna
- Transfermarkt profile
- Carlos Quintero Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Player profile on Santos Laguna site
- Zero Zero stats
- Carlos Quintero at National-Football-Teams.com