Carmelo González (footballer)
Carmelo (left) before a game with Buriram United
|Full name||Carmelo José González Jiménez|
|Date of birth||9 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Las Palmas, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2000–2001||Las Palmas B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 5 November 2014 (AEST).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Carmelo graduated from hometown UD Las Palmas' youth ranks. In his first appearance with the main squad, in 2001–02's La Liga, he scored in a 3–0 away win against RCD Mallorca on 26 August 2001, and would play a further three seasons with the club in the second (two) and third divisions (one).
Carmelo joined Levante UD in the 2005–06 campaign, where he would be a key figure in the Valencian Community side's promotion to the top level, but would only appear in six matches in the following season, finishing it with Hércules CF.
In 2007–08 Carmelo moved to CD Numancia, scoring seven goals (third-best in squad) en route to another top flight promotion. He then switched in the next season to another promotee, Sporting de Gijón, netting in back-to-back wins in October against Mallorca, CA Osasuna and Deportivo de La Coruña, as the Asturians retained their division status.
In the following three seasons Carmelo struggled with injury, but managed to be relatively used by Sporting, only being able to score once in 58 league games combined however. The club suffered relegation at the end of the 2011–12 campaign.
Carmelo left Sporting Gijón in February 2013, moving abroad for the first time shortly after as he signed with Thai Premier League's Buriram United FC. He won the national championship in his first year, being top scorer in the process.
- Buriram United
- Spain U17
- Spain U19
|Las Palmas||La Liga||2001–02||20||1||2||0||—||—||22||1|
|Segunda División B||2004–05||34||6||1||0||—||—||35||6|
|Sporting Gijón||La Liga||2008–09||27||6||4||2||—||—||31||8|
|Buriram United||Thai Premier League||2013||23||23||6||3||7||0||—||36||26|
|Thai Premier League||2014||25||12||7||5||5||0||—||37||17|
- Mallorca 0–2 Sporting Gijon; ESPN Soccernet, 5 October 2008
- Sporting Gijon 2–1 Osasuna; ESPN Soccernet, 19 October 2008
- Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 Sporting Gijon; ESPN Soccernet, 26 October 2008
- Carmelo queda desligado del Sporting (Carmelo loses ties with Sporting); Sporting's official website, 12 February 2013 (Spanish)
- Carmelo, el primer canario que jugará en la Liga de Tailandia (Carmelo, first canarian to play in Thai league); La Provincia, 13 February 2013 (Spanish)
- Doblete para el Buriram tailandés al ganar la "FA Cup" (Double for Thailand's Buriram after win in "FA Cup"); Diario Vasco, 11 November 2013 (Spanish)
- "Carmelo: Carmelo González Jiménez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
- "Carmelo". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 March 2014.