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Peña with Valladolid in 2010
Personal information
Full name Carlos González Peña
Date of birth (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 40)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.81 m
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
Damm
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Barcelona C 50 (1)
2001–2006 Barcelona B 107 (6)
2006–2009 Albacete 102 (2)
2009–2010 Recreativo 30 (0)
2010–2015 Valladolid 155 (3)
2015–2016 Oviedo 41 (0)
2017 Getafe 13 (0)
2017–2018 Lorca 35 (0)
2018–2020 Goa 39 (2)
Total 572 (14)
National team
2001–2002 Spain U19 9 (0)
2003 Spain U20 11 (0)
2004–2005 Spain U21 10 (0)
Teams managed
2022–2023 Goa
2023–2024 Ratchaburi
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos González Peña (born 28 July 1983) is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who played as a left-back.

He amassed Segunda División totals of 322 matches and four goals, in service of six clubs. He added 54 appearances in La Liga (one goal) for Valladolid, and also competed professionally in India.

After retiring as a player, Peña was appointed as the head coach of Indian Super League club Goa in 2022.

Playing career

Peña was born in Salamanca, Castile and León. An unsuccessful FC Barcelona youth graduate (he only played with its C and B sides for five years), he went on to establish himself as a professional with Albacete Balompié in the Segunda División, appearing in 106 official matches over three seasons.

For the 2009–10 campaign, Peña stayed in that level as he signed with Recreativo de Huelva for four years. He continued to be first choice at his new club but, after only one season, moved to Real Valladolid, recently relegated from La Liga.

Peña contributed 35 games and one goal in his second year, helping the Pucelanos return to the top flight after two years out. He made his debut in the competition on 27 August 2012, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win against Levante UD.

Peña scored his first goal in the top tier on 11 May 2014, but also put one in his own net in a 4–3 away loss to Real Betis, and Valladolid ultimately suffered relegation. On 25 June 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Real Oviedo, newly promoted to the second division.

On 23 December 2016, the 33-year-old Peña joined fellow league club Getafe CF until June 2018, after cutting ties with the Asturians. The following 19 July, he moved to Lorca FC also in division two.

On 29 July 2018, Peña moved abroad for the first time in his career and joined Indian Super League franchise FC Goa. In April 2020, he announced his retirement.

Coaching career

Peña worked with CF Lorca Deportiva, UCAM Murcia CF and Albacete's youth teams after retiring. On 16 April 2022, he was appointed manager of his last club Goa.

In June 2023, Peña signed as new head coach of Ratchaburi F.C. in the Thai League 1.

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2001–02 Segunda División B 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Segunda División B 9 0 9 0
2003–04 Segunda División B 27 0 27 0
2004–05 Segunda División B 34 2 34 2
2005–06 Segunda División B 36 4 36 4
Total 107 6 107 6
Albacete 2006–07 Segunda División 25 0 1 0 26 0
2007–08 Segunda División 41 2 2 0 43 2
2008–09 Segunda División 36 0 1 0 37 0
Total 102 2 4 0 106 2
Recreativo 2009–10 Segunda División 30 0 2 0 32 0
Valladolid 2010–11 Segunda División 29 0 3 0 2 0 34 0
2011–12 Segunda División 35 1 1 0 4 0 40 1
2012–13 La Liga 17 0 2 0 19 0
2013–14 La Liga 37 1 2 0 39 1
2014–15 Segunda División 37 1 2 0 2 0 41 1
Total 155 3 10 0 8 0 173 3
Oviedo 2015–16 Segunda División 37 0 0 0 37 0
2016–17 Segunda División 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 41 0 1 0 42 0
Getafe 2016–17 Segunda División 13 0 1 0 14 0
Lorca 2017–18 Segunda División 35 0 1 0 36 0
Goa 2018–19 Indian Super League 19 0 19 0
2019–20 Indian Super League 20 2 20 2
Total 39 2 39 2
Career total 522 13 19 0 8 0 549 13

Managerial statistics

Managerial record by club and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Goa India 16 April 2022 23 April 2023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&041.&&&&&041 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.48000043.48
Ratchaburi Thailand 24 June 2023 Present &&&&&&&&&&&&&035.&&&&&035 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 +9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040.00
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 &&&&&&&&&&&&&090.&&&&&090 &&&&&&&&&&&&&080.&&&&&080 +10 &&&&&&&&&&&&&041.38000041.38

Honours

Goa

  • ISL League Winners Shield: 2019–20
  • Super Cup: 2019

Spain U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2002

Spain U20

See also

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