Carlos Peña (footballer)

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Carlos Peña
Carlos González Peña.jpg
Peña being presented as a Valladolid player
Personal information
Full name Carlos González Peña
Date of birth (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Barcelona C 50 (1)
2001–2006 Barcelona B 107 (6)
2006–2009 Albacete 102 (2)
2009–2010 Recreativo 30 (0)
2010–2015 Valladolid 163 (2)
2015–2016 Oviedo 41 (0)
2017– Getafe 10 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Spain U19 9 (0)
2003 Spain U20 11 (0)
2004–2005 Spain U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Peña.

Carlos González Peña (born 28 July 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Peña was born in Salamanca, Castile and León. An unsuccessful FC Barcelona youth graduate (he only played with its C and B-sides for five years) he went on to establish himself as a professional with Albacete Balompié in the second division, appearing in 106 official matches during three seasons.

For the 2009–10 campaign, Peña stayed in that level as he signed with Recreativo de Huelva for four years.[1] He continued to be first-choice at his new club but, after only one season, moved to Real Valladolid, freshly relegated from La Liga.[2]

Peña contributed with 35 games and one goal[3] in his second year, helping the Pucelanos return to the top flight after two years out. He made his debut in the competition on 27 August 2012, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win against Levante UD.[4]

Peña scored his first goal in the top tier on 11 May 2014, but also put one in his own net in a 3–4 away loss to Real Betis,[5] and Valladolid ultimately suffered relegation. On 25 June 2015 he signed a two-year deal with Real Oviedo, newly promoted to the second division.[6]

On 23 December 2016, 33-year-old Peña joined fellow league club Getafe CF until June 2018, after cutting ties with the Asturians.[7]


Spain U19
Spain U20


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