|Carlos Soler Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||January 2, 1997|
Carlos Soler is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented, as a central/right midfielder, Valencia CF Mestalla (2015-2016) and Valencia CF (2016-2022) in Spain; and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (2022-Present) in France. Valencia CF Mestalla plays in the 4th tier of the Spanish soccer league system and is the reserve team of Valencia CF. With Valencia CF, he won the Copa del Rey (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in Spain) in the 2018–19 season. Carlos had provided the assist for the winning goal in the final match of that tournament. It was also the club’s first major title after nearly 11 years – their last major title triumph was also the Copa del Rey (in the 2007-08 season). At the international level, Carlos represented Spain at the under-19 and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in September 2021. He was a key member of the Spanish squad that won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (held in July and August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
Carlos Soler Barragán
El Crudo (The Raw One)
Carlos, after his high school graduation, had started a degree in sports journalism. He, however, did not finish the course.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Antonio Soler
- Mother – Mercedes Barragán
- Siblings – Alejandro Soler (Brother)
- 14, 10, 19 – Spain
- 46, 44 – Valencia CF Mestalla
- 28, 18, 8, 10 – Valencia CF
- 28 – Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Carlos has dated –
- Cristina Torres (2017-2019)
- Marta Marchena (2021-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Spanish descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a thin beard
He has been sponsored by Adidas AG, a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Carlos Soler Facts
- Carlos’ youth career began in 2001 when, as a 4-year-old, he joined Bonrepòs, a local club that his brother used to play for at that time. He was noticed by a member of the club’s coaching staff when he was hitting some shots during the half-time interval of a match in which the club was participating.
- The coach was impressed with his power at such a young age and invited him to join the club. Carlos was too shy and reluctant at that time and only joined the club after his grandfather gave him a Game Boy (a handheld game console) as a reward for enrolling with the club.
- In 2005, he was signed up by the youth academy of Valencia CF, a top-flight professional soccer club based in Valencia. He was a prolific striker in his early developmental years but was later molded into a midfielder. Carlos stayed in the club’s youth system until 2015 when he began representing Valencia CF Mestalla, the reserve team of Valencia CF.
- With Spain, he won the 2019 edition of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Under-21 Championship. The title was Spain’s 5th such and tied the country with Italy as the then most successful team in the competition. Carlos was also a member of the Spanish squad that had finished as the runner-up in the previous (2017) edition of the tournament.
- In November 2020, he scored the first hat trick (the feat of scoring 3 goals, not necessarily consecutive, in a match) of his career – during a 4–1 win over Spanish behemoth Real Madrid CF in a La Liga (the top tier of the Spanish soccer league system) match. All 3 goals in the hat trick came via penalties; making this just the 3rd such occasion in the history of the league.
- Carlos once mentioned in an interview that he learned the English language in his childhood by paying attention to the commentary of the Premier League (the top tier of the English soccer league system) matches that he used to watch on Canal+, a French premium TV channel that primarily operates in Western Europe.
Featured Image by Carlos Soler / Instagram