Carlos Carmona

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For the Spanish footballer, see Carlos Carmona Bonet.
Carlos Carmona
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Carmona playing for Atalanta in 2013
Personal information
Full name Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello
Date of birth (1987-02-21) February 21, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Coquimbo, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2005 Coquimbo Unido
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Coquimbo Unido 97 (7)
2007–2008 O'Higgins 17 (3)
2008–2010 Reggina 67 (0)
2010– Atalanta 147 (5)
National team
2005–2007 Chile U20 6 (0)
2008– Chile 47 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2014

Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello (born 21 February 21, 1987) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Atalanta as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Carmona started his career as a centre midfielder in Coquimbo Unido. Two years later he moved to O'Higgins, but appeared sparingly during his one season spell.

On June 1, 2008, Carmona was bought by Serie A side Reggina. He made his debut abroad on 14 September, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw against Torino. Carmona appeared in 32 matches during the campaign (being mostly used as a holding midfielder), which ended in relegation.

In the 2010 summer Carmona moved to Atalanta, also relegated to Serie B, in a co-ownership deal. He contributed with 32 appearances (30 as a starter) as La Dea returned to the top level.

International career[edit]

Carmone was Chile's youngest player at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands where he showed some glimpse of talent in Chile's opening game, a 7-0 win against Honduras. Two years later, he captained Chile to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he played in the 3-0 win against Canada, 3-0 win against Congo, 4-0 win against Nigeria and 1-0 win against Austria; Chile eventually were bronze medallists at the end of tournament.

His international fortunes continued as Chile's coach Marcelo Bielsa called him up for the 2008 Toulon Tournament, a Under-23 football event, where Carmona won a silver medal with his side.

His performances in Toulon won him a spot in Chile's starting 11 for two World Cup Qualifying (South Africa 2010) games - away victories against Bolivia (2-0) and Venezuela (3-2), starting on both occasions as the team's only defensive central midfielder.

On February 6, 2013, against Egypt, Carmona scored his first goal for the national team in a 2-1 victory for the Chilean team.

International goals[edit]

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