Carlos Quintero

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Carlos Quintero
Carlos Darwin Quintero.jpg
Personal information
Full name Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba
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
Club America
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– Santos Laguna 177 (62)
National team
2007–2012 Colombia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2014.
† 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. Some may also say he deserves a move to the premier league due to his determination, skills and aspiration to move a club forward. One team that he reportedly adores as an underdog is West Ham United. West Ham United are currently creating names for Enner valencia and Diafra Sakho and many believe that Carlos deserves a place at the squad and can become a West Ham legend. [1]

Club career[edit]

FC Krylia Sovetov Samara[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 home after an unsuccessful run in Europe mostly due to his size.[citation needed]

Santos Laguna[edit]

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.

2011–2012 Season[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

He has was part of the Colombia U-20 team in 2007 and made his senior Colombia debut against Paraguay on October 11, 2008 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match. He scored his first goal against Mexico in a 2–1 friendly win on September 30, 2009. He was also named as one of the players to keep an eye on during the 2009 season by

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.[2]
# 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


Santos Laguna
Apertura 2014


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  2. ^ "Carlos Quintero International Statistics"., Retrieved on 18 July 2014

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