Luis Alberto Carranza

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Beto Carranza
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Carranza
Date of birth (1972-06-15) 15 June 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Racing Club 51 (6)
1992–1995 Boca Juniors 82 (10)
1995 Independiente 14 (0)
1996 San Lorenzo 6 (2)
1997 Veracruz
1998–1999 Estudiantes 6 (0)
2000 Universitario de Deportes 18 (5)
2000–2003 Dundee 55 (4)
2003 Raith Rovers 2 (0)
2004 Quilmes 4 (0)
2005 Club Alumni de Villa María
2005 Guaraní 4 (1)
2006 Almirante Brown
2007–2009 Ceramica Argentina
2009 Deportivo Mac Allister
National team
1994 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Alberto "Beto" Carranza (born 15 June 1972) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder.


Carranza started his career in 1991 with Racing Club de Avellaneda. In 1992, he joined Boca Juniors where he was part of the squad that won the Apertura 1992 and the Copa de Oro. He played a total of 106 games for the club in all competitions, scoring 13 goals.

Carranza then had a spell with Racing Club's fiercest rivals; Independiente before joining San Lorenzo where he became a key player.

In 1997 Carranza had a short spell in Mexico with Veracruz before returning to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de La Plata.

In 2000 Carranza played for Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes and then in October 2000 Carranza joined Dundee [1] Carranza, like the majority of players at Dundee, suffered redundancy in November 2003[2] but signed for Raith Rovers two days later in a short-term deal.[3]

Carranza returned to Argentina to play for his hometown club Quilmes Atlético Club. He then had a spell with Club Alumni de Villa María in the lower leagues of Argentine football.

In 2005 Carranza played for Guaraní of Paraguay before returning to the lower leagues of Argentine football to play for Almirante Brown and then Ceramica Argentina of Chivilcoy.


  1. ^ "Caniggia signs up at Dundee". BBC Sport website. 2000-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Dundee sack 25 staff". BBC Sport website. 2003-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Sacked Dundee players find clubs". BBC Sport website. 2003-11-27. 

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