Luis Carlos Arias

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Luis Carlos Arias
Luis Carlos Arias.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luis Carlos Arias Cardona
Date of birth (1985-01-13) 13 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth La Unión, Antioquia, Colombia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Deportivo Rionegro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Deportivo Rionegro 57 (9)
2009–2011 Medellín 89 (23)
2010–2011 Toluca (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2015 Santa Fe 94 (18)
2015– Medellín 46 (7)
National team
2010 Colombia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2016.

Luis Carlos Arias Cardona (born January 13, 1985) is a Colombian footballer. He plays as a defensive midfielder. His most recent football club is Deportivo Independiente Medellín.

Club career[edit]

At the beginning of his career[edit]

He started his career in Rionegro-Antioquia, where he had played from 2006 to 2008. Due to his performance he was recruited by DIM.

Independiente Medellín[edit]

In 2009, he was brought in to strengthen DIM, in which he was an important player in gaining its fifth title in the 2009 Categoría Primera season. During that year, he scored the best goal of his career, which made his team win the game against Cúcuta Deportivo with a score 2-1. One year later, he played in Copa Libertadores for the first time in his career. After playing two years in Medellín, he left Independiente Medellín to move to Deportivo Toluca of Mexico. However, his career did not thrive in that club, so he returned to Independiente Medellín, the same one that had him under contract.

Return to Medellín[edit]

For the second semester of 2011, it was decided to loan him to Deportes Tolima, but finally, as the player was going to be borrowed and not sold to the Tolima club, he came back to Medallo to play Torneo finalización 2011.

Independiente Santa Fe[edit]

Luis Carlos Arias.jpg On January 4, 2012, his transfer to Santa Fe was confirmed. During his first year in one of the clubs from the Colombian capital city, he played a major part in securing the team's seventh star at Torneo Apertura, ending 36 years of failure to gain a title in the league. In 2013, he won his second title with the team, Superliga del 2013,[1] making two essential goals. In that year, Luis played in the League and in Copa Libertadores. However, he was injured during the quarter-finals, and was unable to play for a period. During the first semester of 2014, he recovered from his injury to play in Copa Libertadores and Liga Postobon. In the second semester, he managed to get the eight-Liga Postobon-title teaming up with Daniel Torres, Omar Pérez, Francisco Meza, Juan Daniel Roa and Luis Manuel Seijas, in a final against the paisa team, Independiente Medellín, whom he scored the goal that assured his team's victory. He continued in Independiente Santa Fe until 2015, then returned to Independiente Medellín.

Independiente Medellín[edit]

In 2015, a former DIM's coach, Leonel Álvarez, brings him back to play Torneo Finalización 2015 losing semi-finals against his local rival, Atlético Nacional, in a global score 1-2 against the red team. For the next year, he manage to show a much-better performance than the one he had in 2009 at Torneo Apertura 2016. During that season, in a game against Atlético Huila, he scores an amazing-free kick goal that finished in the first position of a Top 5-sport channel, Win Sports.[2] In many dim websites like, he has been considered a poderoso idol.


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