|Full name||Carlos Armando Lara Torres|
|Date of birth||July 27, 1934|
|Place of birth||Argentina|
|Date of death||May 20, 2001(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Mexico City|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Argentina, Lara began his football career with Ferro and River Plate. 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. Lara began to decline in his later years, only achieving eight goals in the 1964-65 season.
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. 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.
|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|
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