Carlos Peña (footballer)
Peña being presented as a Valladolid player
|Full name||Carlos González Peña|
|Date of birth||28 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Salamanca, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
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. He continued to be first-choice at his new club but, after only one season, moved to Real Valladolid, freshly relegated from La Liga.
Peña contributed with 35 games and one goal 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.
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, and Valladolid ultimately suffered relegation. On 25 June 2015 he signed a two-year deal with Real Oviedo, newly promoted to the second division.
- Spain U19
- Spain U20
- El lateral zurdo Carlos Peña, primer fichaje del Recreativo de Huelva (Left back Carlos Peña, Recreativo de Huelva's first signing); Diario AS, 19 June 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Valladolid ficha al lateral izquierdo Peña (Valladolid signs left back Peña); Marca, 2 July 2010 (in Spanish)
- El Valladolid, a todo gas (Valladolid, at full blast); Marca, 20 May 2012 (in Spanish)
- Valladolid 2–0 Levante: Víctor Pérez pone al Pucela colíder (Valladolid 2–0 Levante: Víctor Pérez makes Pucela joint-leader); Goal.com, 27 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Juanfran strike sinks Valladolid; ESPN FC, 11 May 2014
- Peña, nuevo jugador del Real Oviedo (Peña, new player of Real Oviedo); Real Oviedo, 25 June 2015 (in Spanish)
- Carlos Peña llega al Getafe (Carlos Peña arrives at Getafe); Getafe CF, 23 December 2016 (in Spanish)