Juan Carreño

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carreño and the second or maternal family name is Lara.
Juan Carreño
Personal information
Full name Juan Carreño Lara
Date of birth (1909-08-14)August 14, 1909
Place of birth Mexico
Date of death December 16, 1940(1940-12-16) (aged 31)
Playing position Forward
National team

Juan Carreño Lara (August 14, 1909 – December 16, 1940) was a Mexican footballer, and a participant of the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He was the first Mexican to score in the FIFA World Cup[1]. During this tournament he was connected with Atlante F.C.. He also scored Mexico’s first goal in Olympic Games in Amsterdam 1928. He died of appendicitis aged 31.

International goals[edit]

Mexico's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 July 1930 Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay  France 1–3 1–4 1930 FIFA World Cup


  • ^ A.Gowarzewski : "FUJI Football Encyclopedia. World Cup FIFA*part I*Biographical Notes - Heroes of Mundials" ; GiA Katowice 1993
  • ^ Match report