Carlos Quintero

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Carlos Quintero
Carlos Darwin Quintero.jpg
Quintero while playing for Santos Laguna in 2012
Personal information
Full name Carlos Darwin Quintero
Date of birth (1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Tumaco, Colombia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
América
Number 3
Youth career
Deportes Tolima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Deportes Tolima 52 (37)
2007–2008 Krylia Sovetov 11 (1)
2008 Deportivo Pereira 24 (17)
2009–2014 Santos Laguna 225 (66)
2015– América 0 (0)
National team
2007–2012 Colombia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba (born 19 September 1987) is a Colombian professional footballer who currently plays for Liga MX club América.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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 back to Colombia after an unsuccessful run in Europe.

Santos Laguna[edit]

In 2009, Quintero was transferred to Club Santos Laguna of the Mexican Primera División for $4 million. 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.

On November 27, 2014 Quintero announced that he was leaving Club Santos Laguna.

International career[edit]

He has was part of the Colombia U-20 team in 2007 and made his senior Colombia debut against Paraguay on 11 October 2008 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match. He scored his first goal against Mexico in a 2–1 friendly win on 30 September 2009.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.[1]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 30 September 2009 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States  Mexico 2–0 2–1 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Libertadores International Competition Other Total
GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals
Flag of Mexico.svg Santos Laguna 2008–2009 16 4 - - 4 4 0 0 20 8
2009–2010 41 11 - - - - 5 1 46 12
2010–2011 33 9 - - 7 3 0 0 40 12
2011–2012 43 14 - - 6 4 0 0 49 18
2012–2013 19 8 - - 2 4 0 0 21 12

Honours[edit]

Santos Laguna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Quintero International Statistics"., Int.soccerway.com Retrieved on 18 July 2014

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