Carlos de la Vega

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Carlos de la Vega
Personal information
Full name Carlos de la Vega Díaz
Date of birth (1980-01-24) 24 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Colegio Diocesano
Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Rayo B
2003 Rayo Vallecano 1 (0)
2005–2006 Alcalá 27 (1)
2006–2007 Alcorcón 36 (0)
2007–2011 Rayo Vallecano 49 (0)
2010 Huesca (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2014 Leganés 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos de la Vega Díaz (born 24 January 1980) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back.

Football career[edit]

After emerging through Rayo Vallecano's youth system, de la Vega went on to play with amateur sides RSD Alcalá and AD Alcorcón, also from his hometown of Madrid, until well into his 20's.

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[1]) 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.

Drug scandal[edit]

In February 2009, de la Vega was arrested in connection with an anti-drug operation in the Spanish capital.[2] After eight days, he paid 30.000 in order to be released from custody.[3]

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.[4]


External links[edit]