With Anzhi in 2012
|Date of birth||1 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Liège, Belgium|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carcela-González is a product of the Standard Liège academy. On 24 November 2009 he was sent off in the Champions League group match at Arsenal after he head-butted Cesc Fàbregas in the waning moments of the game. On 17 May 2011 he was on the receiving end of a kick in the face from Chris Mavinga while both players were tussling for the ball in a Championship match against Genk, which left him with several facial fractures and broken teeth.
He initially chose to represent his country of birth, Belgium, and even played two friendlies with the Red Devils, however, in December 2010 he changed his mind and decided to represent Morocco.
In February 2011, Carcela-González made his debut with the Atlas Lions of Morocco against Niger in a 3-0 win for his new side. He made an instant impact after being introduced as a substitute late into the second half; winning a penalty after being brought down by an opposing player which resulted in Boussoufa slotting it away to make it 2-0. He was an unused substitute against Algeria in the Atlas Lions' 1-0 away loss in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying rounds on the 27th of March 2011.
Carcela-González has made good progress with the national side, making a substitute appearance against Uganda in the LG Cup and Moroccan Manager Eric Gerets was very pleased with his performance and consequently he made the squad of the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2012.
- (German) Profile at transfermarkt.de
- Mehdi Carcela-González at National-Football-Teams.com
- Belgium stats at Belgian FA