Carlos Vela

Date of birth01 March 1989
Place of birthCancun
NationalityMexican
Weight72 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionForward

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Guadalajara 01 Jul 2005 01 Nov 2005
Arsenal 01 Nov 2005 10 Aug 2012
Celta Vigo 24 Apr 2006 31 May 2006 L
Salamanca 05 Aug 2006 31 May 2007 L
Osasuna 31 Oct 2007 31 May 2008 L
West Bromwich Albion 28 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
Real Sociedad 16 Aug 2011 31 May 2012 L
Real Sociedad 10 Aug 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2008-09 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Arsenal League Cup 3
4
2008-09 Arsenal Premier League 2
12
1
1
2008-09 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
6
2009-10 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2009-10 Arsenal League Cup 1
1
1
2009-10 Arsenal Premier League 1
10
1
2009-10 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
3
1
2010-11 Arsenal FA Cup
1
2010-11 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
1
2010-11 Arsenal Premier League
4
1
2010-11 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
4
2
1
2010-11 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 3
5
2
2013-14 Real Sociedad UEFA Champions League 8
2
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Aug 2008 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 Premier League
17 Sep 2008 Dynamo Kiev v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
23 Sep 2008 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 6-0 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 2008 Arsenal v Hull City L 1-2 Premier League
30 Sep 2008 Arsenal v FC Porto W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
04 Oct 2008 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 2008 Fenerbahce v Arsenal W 2-5 UEFA Champions League Group G
01 Nov 2008 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-1 Premier League
05 Nov 2008 Arsenal v Fenerbahce D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
11 Nov 2008 Arsenal v Wigan Athletic W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 2008 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 0-2 Premier League
22 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2008 Arsenal v Dynamo Kiev W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
02 Dec 2008 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-0 League Cup 5th round
10 Dec 2008 FC Porto v Arsenal L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
28 Dec 2008 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2009 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2009 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
31 Jan 2009 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
16 Feb 2009 Arsenal v Cardiff City W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
21 Feb 2009 Arsenal v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2009 Arsenal v AS Roma W 1-0 UEFA Champions League 1st knockout round 1st leg
28 Feb 2009 Arsenal v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
08 Mar 2009 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-0 FA Cup 5th round
14 Mar 2009 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 4-0 Premier League
17 Mar 2009 Arsenal v Hull City W 2-1 FA Cup 6th round
02 May 2009 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 0-3 Premier League
05 May 2009 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-3
Agg: 1-4
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
24 May 2009 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-1 Premier League
22 Sep 2009 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 2009 Arsenal v Olympiakos W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
20 Oct 2009 AZ Alkmaar v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Nov 2009 Sunderland v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2009 Arsenal v Standard Liege W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
29 Nov 2009 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-3 Premier League
02 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Cup 5th round
05 Dec 2009 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2009 Olympiakos v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
19 Dec 2009 Arsenal v Hull City W 3-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2009 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 1-4 Premier League
03 Jan 2010 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2010 Arsenal v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
17 Jan 2010 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
20 Jan 2010 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-2 Premier League
24 Jan 2010 Stoke City v Arsenal L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
17 Feb 2010 FC Porto v Arsenal L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
03 Apr 2010 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
03 May 2010 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 2-1 Premier League
09 May 2010 Arsenal v Fulham W 4-0 Premier League
21 Aug 2010 Arsenal v Blackpool W 6-0 Premier League
11 Sep 2010 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 Premier League
15 Sep 2010 Arsenal v Sporting Braga W 6-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Sep 2010 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-4 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 2010 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 2-3 Premier League
28 Sep 2010 Partizan Belgrade v Arsenal W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
03 Oct 2010 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2010 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-4 League Cup 4th round
03 Nov 2010 Shakhtar Donetsk v Arsenal L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
23 Nov 2010 Sporting Braga v Arsenal L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
30 Nov 2010 Arsenal v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 League Cup 5th round
08 Jan 2011 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2011 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2007-08 Mexico FIFA World Cup 6
1
2
1
1
2007-08 Mexico International Friendly 3
1
1
2008-09 Mexico FIFA World Cup 2
1
2009-10 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup
1
1
2009-10 Mexico FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Mexico International Friendly 3
3
2
2010-11 Mexico International Friendly 1
1
2014-15 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
2
2
2014-15 Mexico International Friendly 3
1
2
2015-16 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
1
2015-16 Mexico International Friendly 1
1
1
2016-17 Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2016-17 Mexico FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2016-17 Mexico International Friendly 1
1
2017-18 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Sep 2007 Brazil v Mexico L 3-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 2007 Mexico v Guatemala L 2-3 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 USA v Mexico D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2008 Mexico v Argentina L 1-4 International Friendly
15 Jun 2008 Belize v Mexico W 0-2 FIFA World Cup North and Central America 2nd round 1st leg
21 Jun 2008 Mexico v Belize W 7-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Aug 2008 Mexico v Honduras W 2-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
06 Sep 2008 Mexico v Jamaica W 3-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
10 Sep 2008 Mexico v Canada W 2-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
11 Oct 2008 Jamaica v Mexico L 1-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
15 Oct 2008 Canada v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
19 Nov 2008 Honduras v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
01 Apr 2009 Honduras v Mexico L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
26 Jul 2009 USA v Mexico W 0-5 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
12 Aug 2009 Mexico v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Oct 2009 Mexico v El Salvador W 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
14 Oct 2009 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
03 Mar 2010 New Zealand v Mexico W 0-2 International Friendly
16 May 2010 Mexico v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
24 May 2010 England v Mexico L 3-1 International Friendly
26 May 2010 Netherlands v Mexico L 2-1 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Gambia v Mexico W 1-5 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Italy v Mexico W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2010 South Africa v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
17 Jun 2010 France v Mexico W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Aug 2010 Mexico v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2010 Mexico v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-3 International Friendly
18 Nov 2014 Belarus v Mexico L 3-2 International Friendly
27 Jun 2015 Mexico v Costa Rica D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Jul 2015 Honduras v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Jul 2015 Mexico v Cuba W 6-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
12 Jul 2015 Guatemala v Mexico D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
15 Jul 2015 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago D 4-4 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
19 Jul 2015 Mexico v Costa Rica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
22 Jul 2015 Panama v Mexico W 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
08 Sep 2015 Argentina v Mexico D 2-2 International Friendly
13 Oct 2015 Mexico v Panama W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 2015 Mexico v El Salvador W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF preliminary
12 Nov 2016 USA v Mexico W 1-2 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group
24 Mar 2017 Mexico v Costa Rica W 2-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group
28 Mar 2017 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group
01 Jun 2017 Mexico v Republic of Ireland W 3-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2017 Mexico v Honduras W 3-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group
12 Jun 2017 Mexico v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifying
18 Jun 2017 Portugal v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
24 Jun 2017 Mexico v Russia W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
02 Jul 2017 Portugal v Mexico L 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
02 Sep 2017 Mexico v Panama W 1-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group
06 Oct 2017 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America final group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.