Carlos Lara

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Carlos Lara
Personal information
Full name Carlos Armando Lara Torres
Date of birth (1934-07-27)July 27, 1934
Place of birth Argentina
Date of death May 20, 2001(2001-05-20) (aged 66)
Place of death Mexico City
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1955 Ferro 40 (18)
1956 River Plate 4 (3)
1956–1966 Zacatepec (120)
1966–1967 Toluca (6)
1967–1969 Necaxa (5)
National team
1961–1962 Mexico 4 (0)
Teams managed
1972–1975 Zacatepec
1975 Laguna
1978–1979 Veracruz
1983–1984 Oaxtepec
1984–1985 Santos Laguna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Armando Lara Torres , also known as El Charro was an Argentine-born naturalized-Mexican citizen footballer and coach. Born in 1934 in Argentina, Lara died in Mexico City in 2001[1].

Club career[edit]

Born in Argentina, Lara began his football career with Ferro and River Plate.[2] In 1956, he moved to Mexico where he played for Zacatepec, scoring 112 goals and being the top league scorer three times, two of which were consecutive.[3] Lara began to decline in his later years, only achieving eight goals in the 1964-65 season.

He was then sold to Toluca, where he only scored six goals the entire season, then to Necaxa where he scored five in two seasons[1].

International career[edit]

As a naturalized Mexican, he was eligible to play on the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team). Lara debuted on 19 October 1961 in the 1962 World Cup qualifying round, participating in two games against Paraguay national team.[4] He would play two more friendlies in 1962 against Argentina and Colombia, but was unable to travel to the World Cup because of an injury.[5]

International appearances[edit]

International Caps
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1. 29 October 1961 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Paraguay 1–0 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 5 November 1961 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay 0–0 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 28 March 1962 Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 0–1 Friendly
4. 1 April 1962 El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia  Colombia 1–0 Friendly


  1. ^ a b Rosas, Sergio Luis (3 December 2008). "Recuerdos del Ayer: Carlos "Charro" Lara" (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreón.
  2. ^ "Carlos el Charro Lara" (in Spanish). Torito Casale, Balompié. 28 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07.
  3. ^ "Ya no hay jugadores para el Zacatepec" (in Spanish). El Sol de Cuernavaca. 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 7 mejores jugadores naturalizados del Tri:carlos-lara-argentina". FTBpro. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  5. ^ "Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, A. C". Retrieved 2013-10-08.

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