Carlos Vela

Born: March 1, 1989 (age 28)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nationality: Mexico Mexican

Position: Winger forward
Team: Real Sociedad (no. 11)
Sociedad striker Carlos Vela, when playing for Arsenal on July 30, 2011
Career History
Senior2005-2012Arsenal
→ 2011-2012Real Sociedad (loan)
2012-Real Sociedad
Sports Mole has 275 articles about Carlos Vela. Articles 1 to 40:
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Team News: Marco Asensio back for Real Madrid
Marco Asensio returns to the fold as Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad.
Sep 17, 18:45
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Sunday night's La Liga clash between high-flying Real Sociedad and Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Sep 15, 12:44
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Mexico too strong for Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland fall to a 3-1 defeat to Mexico in their friendly international staged in New Jersey.
Jun 2, 09:18
 A general view of estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ahead of the Spain v Ukraine EURO 2016 Qualifier on March 27, 2015
Result: Sevilla, Real Sociedad share the spoils
Ten-man Real Sociedad come from behind to secure a point in Friday night's La Liga clash with Sevilla at the Estadio Ramon.
May 5, 22:02
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela 'in talks with MLS clubs'
A report claims that Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela is weighing up a summer move to the MLS at the end of the season.
May 3, 21:45
Tony Adams the Portsmouth manager shouts instructions from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Portsmouth at the Emirates Stadium on December 28, 2008
Tony Adams fails to save Granada from relegation after defeat at Real Sociedad
Tony Adams fails to save Granada from relegation as the La Liga club fall to a third consecutive defeat, a 2-1 reverse at Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Apr 29, 15:16
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi nets brace in Barcelona win
Barcelona return to within three points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a 3-2 win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.
Apr 15, 21:36
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid go four points clear at top of La Liga
Mateo Kovacic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata register as Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga to four points with a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad.
Jan 29, 21:32
Keylor Navas for Real Madrid on August 31, 2014
Team News: Multiple changes for Real Madrid and Real Sociedad ahead of La Liga clash
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane makes three changes to his starting XI ahead of Sunday night's La Liga clash against Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.
Jan 29, 18:54
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi rescues a point for off-colour Barcelona
Lionel Messi cancels out a header from Willian Jose as Barcelona come from behind to draw 1-1 with Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday night.
Nov 27, 21:40
Elustondo tries it on with Neymar during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Team News: No changes for Real Sociedad or Barcelona ahead of La Liga clash
Neither Real Sociedad nor Barcelona make any changes to their starting XIs ahead of their La Liga clash at the Estadio Anoeta on Sunday night.
Nov 27, 19:05
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Result: Real Madrid start new La Liga season with comfortable win
Real Madrid begin their 2016-17 La Liga challenge with a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Anoeta, courtesy of a brace from Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio effort.
Aug 21, 21:11
Andre Gray of Burnley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Burnley at Ashton Gate on August 29, 2015
Result: Andre Gray strikes late to give Burnley draw against Real Sociedad
Burnley's final match of their pre-season ends in a 1-1 draw against Spanish side Real Sociedad in Friday's clash at Turf Moor, as Andre Gray strikes late for the Clarets.
Aug 5, 21:02
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Apr 28, 22:40
Inigo Martinez of Real Sociedad de Futbol in action during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Shakhtar Donetsk held on September 17, 2013
Inigo Martinez signs new Real Sociedad deal
Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez signs a new long-term contract at the Anoeta, which will run until the summer of 2021.
Apr 26, 15:53
Asier Illarramendi and David Zurutuza vie with Samuel Castillejo during the La Liga match between Villarreal and Real Sociedad at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on April 24, 2016
Result: Villarreal, Real Sociedad play out goalless draw
Villarreal and Real Sociedad share the points in a goalless draw in Sunday's La Liga clash at El Madrigal.
Apr 24, 21:20
Antoine Griezmann takes a penalty during the La Liga game between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on March 1, 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid move within five points of Barcelona in La Liga
Atletico Madrid close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to five points courtesy of a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon.
Mar 1, 21:50
Lionel Messi takes a free kick during the game between Espanyol and Barcelona on January 2, 2016
Barcelona star Lionel Messi ends wait for La Liga Player of the Month award
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is named La Liga Player of the Month for the first time in 23 months since the award was introduced.
Feb 12, 16:48
Jonathas celebrates with teammate in the La Liga match between Espanyol and Real Sociedad on February 8, 2016
Result: Real Sociedad emphatically end away drought
Real Sociedad score five unanswered goals away at struggling Espanyol to win their first La Liga match on the road since October.
Feb 8, 21:22
Guillermo Rulli of Real Sociedad de Futbo catches the ball during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on December 11, 2015
Result: Getafe, Real Sociedad share points
Imanol Agirretxe cancels out a goal from Pablo Sarabia to give Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw with Getafe in La Liga.
Dec 11, 21:20
Arsenal's Fran Merida (L) vies for the ball with Olympiacos' Olof Mellberg during their UEFA Champions League football game at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens on December 9, 2009.
On this day: Youthful Arsenal lose to Olympiacos
On this day in 2009, Olympiacos end Arsenal's unbeaten run in the group stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory in Greece.
Dec 9, 06:00
Real Sociedad's players celebrate a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad vs Atletico de Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on November 9, 2014
Result: Imanol Agirretxe hits brace in Real Sociedad win
Imanol Agirretxe scores a stoppage-time winner as Real Sociedad come from behind to beat Eibar 2-1 in La Liga.
Dec 6, 12:54
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Carlos Vela "waiting" on Colorado Rapids move
Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela is currently "waiting on something happening" with regards to a potential move to Colorado Rapids, according to his agent.
Dec 1, 12:13
Neymar (C) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelonaa after scoring his team's third goal of FC Barcelonaduring the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on November
Player Ratings: Barcelona 4-0 Real Sociedad
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each player performed during Barcelona's 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Nov 28, 20:42
Neymar (C) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelonaa after scoring his team's third goal of FC Barcelonaduring the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on November
Match Analysis: Barcelona 4-0 Real Sociedad
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona record a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Nov 28, 20:00
Neymar (C) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelonaa after scoring his team's third goal of FC Barcelonaduring the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on November
Result: Barcelona cruise to win over Real Sociedad
Neymar scores a brace as Barcelona wrap up a comfortable 4-0 win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou in La Liga.
Nov 28, 16:54
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Camp Nou sta
Half-Time Report: Neymar, Luis Suarez give Barcelona lead
Luis Suarez and Neymar score in the first half to give Barcelona a 2-0 lead over Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Nov 28, 15:49
Andres Iniesta for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Team News: Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano return for Barcelona
Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano come back into Barcelona's starting lineup after missing the win over Roma in the Champions League.
Nov 28, 14:22
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Colorado Rapids confirm Carlos Vela talks
Colorado Rapids sporting director Claudio Lopez confirms that the MLS club are in talks with Real Sociedad over a £10.5m move for Carlos Vela.
Nov 25, 15:25
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Loren: 'Carlos Vela is happy at Real Sociedad'
Real Sociedad sporting director Loren insists that Carlos Vela is "happy" at his current club, despite speculation that the Mexican wants to leave San Sebastian.
Nov 15, 17:26
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Report: Levante win saved David Moyes
A report claims that Real Sociedad could have sacked David Moyes if the Basque club were beaten by Levante at the weekend.
Oct 28, 12:25
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Camp Nou on September 26, 2015
La Liga Team of the Week – Week nine
Sports Mole picks out its star La Liga XI from week nine in Spain's top flight, which saw wins for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Oct 27, 12:57
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Result: Carlos Vela brace helps lift Real Sociedad out of drop zone
Real Sociedad beat fellow La Liga strugglers 4-0 at the Ciutat de Valencia to climb out of the relegation zone.
Oct 25, 12:49
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann (R) is congratulated by teammate midfielder Koke (L) after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad de Futbol vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on Oct
Result: Atletico Madrid close gap on leaders as Antoine Griezmann stars
Antoine Griezmann gets his name on the scoresheet as Atletico Madrid record a 2-0 win over his former club Real Sociedad, who end the game with nine men.
Oct 18, 16:53
Daniel Cousin of Hull City celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on September 27, 2008
On This Day: Hull City come from behind to beat Arsenal
Sports Mole looks back at Hull City's 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates during the 2008-09 season.
Sep 27, 08:00
 General view of the Anoeta Stadium, home of Real Sociedad de Futbol taken during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Shakhtar Donetsk held on September 17, 2013
Result: Late drama as Espanyol defeat Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad suffer a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Espanyol in La Liga.
Sep 19, 22:50
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Result: Sporting Gijon, Real Sociedad play out goalless draw
Real Sociedad draw 0-0 with Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Aug 29, 19:21
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Sporting Gijon
Sports Mole previews the La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Sporting Gijon.
Aug 28, 00:43
A general view of the Riazor Stadium stand and pitch before the Spanish second league football match between Deportivo de la Coruna and CE Sabadell at the Riazor Stadium on February 1, 2014
Result: Deportivo held by Real Sociedad
Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad draw their opening La Liga match at the Riazor Stadium.
Aug 22, 19:31
Andres Guardado #18 of Mexico celebrates his goal with teammate Jonathan do Santos #8 in the final minute of overtime against Costa Rica during the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup at MetLife Stadium on July 19, 2015
Result: Mexico reach final with controversial win
Andres Guardado nets a penalty in stoppage time before scoring from the spot in extra time as Mexico beat Panama 2-1 to reach the Gold Cup final.
Jul 23, 04:55



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2Atletico MadridAtletico5320104611
3Sevilla532061511
4Valencia52309369
5Real Madrid52309459
6Real Sociedad430111749
7Athletic Bilbao52124317
8Leganes52123307
9Las PalmasLas Palmas521257-27
10Real Betis521257-27
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12Villarreal42026516
13Levante41305416
14EibarEibar5203310-76
15GironaGirona512235-25
16Getafe411234-14
17Espanyol411238-54
18Celta Vigo410357-23
19AlavesAlaves600609-90
20Malaga5005111-100
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