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Carlos Carmona
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Carmona with Colo-Colo in 2020
Personal information
Full name Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello
Date of birth (1987-02-21) 21 February 1987 (age 36)
Place of birth Coquimbo, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Coquimbo Unido
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Coquimbo Unido 92 (7)
2008 O'Higgins 17 (3)
2008–2010 Reggina 67 (0)
2010–2017 Atalanta 155 (5)
2017 Atlanta United 32 (2)
2018–2020 Colo-Colo 43 (0)
2021 Coquimbo Unido 25 (0)
Total 431 (17)
National team
2005–2007 Chile U20 20 (1)
2008–2017 Chile 50 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2021.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos kaɾˈmona]; born 21 February 1987) is a Chilean former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career

Carmona started his career as a centre midfielder in Coquimbo Unido. Two years later he moved to O'Higgins.

On 1 June 2008, Carmona was bought by Serie A side Reggina. He made his debut abroad on 14 September, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw against Torino. Carmona appeared in 32 matches during the campaign, which ended in relegation.

In the 2010 summer Carmona moved to Atalanta, also relegated to Serie B. He had 32 appearances as La Dea returned to the top level.

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Carlos Carmona after signing the Golden Spike for Atlanta United on September 10, 2017

Carmona signed with Major League Soccer side Atlanta United on 6 February 2017. On 7 March 2017 he made his debut, receiving a red card in the 88th minute in a 1–2 loss to the New York Red Bulls. On 7 May 2017 he scored his first goal for the team in the 39th minute in a 1–3 loss to New York City FC.

In January 2018, Carmona was transferred to Chilean side Colo-Colo. After ending his contract, in February 2021, he joined his hometown team, Coquimbo Unido, at the Primera B.

In January 2022, he announced his retirement after winning the 2021 Primera B along with Coquimbo Unido.

International career


Carmona was Chile's youngest player at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands where he showed some glimpse of talent in Chile's opening game, a 7–0 win against Honduras. Two years later, he captained Chile to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he played in a 3–0 win against Canada, a 3–0 win against Congo, a 4–0 win against Nigeria and a 1–0 win against Austria; Chile eventually were bronze medalists at the end of tournament.

His international fortunes continued as Chile's coach Marcelo Bielsa called him up for the 2008 Toulon Tournament, an Under-23 football event, where Carmona won a silver medal with his side.


On 19 November 2008, Carmona made his debut for the senior team in a 0–3 loss to Spain.

On 6 February 2013, against Egypt, Carmona scored his first goal for the national team in a 2–1 victory for the Chilean team.

Carmona was named in the 2015 Copa America squad but had to withdraw through injury and was replaced by José Pedro Fuenzalida.

International goals

Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 February 2013 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid, Spain  Egypt 2–0 6–1 Friendly



Colo Colo
  • Supercopa de Chile: 2018
  • Copa Chile: 2019
Coquimbo Unido
  • Primera B: 2021


  • China Cup: 2017

See also

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