Carlos de la Vega
|Full name||Carlos de la Vega Díaz|
|Date of birth||24 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2010||→ Huesca (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He did not have his first taste of full professional football until the 2008–09 season (he had only played one match with Rayo's first team in 2002–03's La Liga, two minutes) when, after returning to Rayo in the previous year, he was fairly used as the club easily retained its Segunda División status.
In late December 2009, unsettled de la Vega was loaned to another side in the second level, SD Huesca, until the end of the season. In July 2012, after more than one year out of football, the 32-year-old signed for two seasons with CD Leganés in Segunda División B.
Former footballers Predrag Stanković and Txutxi were also involved in the plot, among others. In 2014 (confirmation in 2015) de la Vega was one of two persons acquitted, as five other people received sentences that ranged from four to 12 years.
- Luis Enrique se hace imprescindible (Luis Enrique becomes essential); El Mundo, 4 May 2003 (in Spanish)
- El jugador del Rayo Carlos de la Vega a prisión por tráfico de drogas (Rayo Vallecano player Carlos de la Vega in jail for drug traffic); La Razón, 18 February 2009 (in Spanish)
- Carlos de la Vega, en libertad bajo fianza (Carlos de la Vega, free on bail); Marca, 6 March 2009 (in Spanish)
- Nueve años de cárcel por narcotráfico a Stankovic y a Txutxi (Nine years in prison for Stankovic and Txutxi for drug traffic); Marca, 9 February 2015 (in Spanish)