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Carlos Salcido

Carlos Salcido is a retired Mexican professional football player. Moreover, Carlos Salcido began his career as a left-back, then converted to a defensive midfielder, and ended it as a center-back. In addition, he also won the 2012 Olympic gold medal and he worked as the first president of the Liga de Balompié Mexicano.

Early life

Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores best known as Carlos Salcido was born on 2nd April 1980, in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico. As of now, he is 42 years old and is a citizen of Mexico. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Aries and he is Christian by religion.

He is the son of Pablo Salcido Rodriguez (father) and Maria Flores Ruiz (mother). Talking about his siblings, he has six siblings, but their names are unknown. When he was just nine years old, his mother died due to cancer.

Education and early career

Due to poor economic conditions, he left school in the sixth class and was driven into the timber trade by the age of 11. He used to work in the mornings and evenings and go to school during the day. Then, in search of a better life, he attempted to enter the United States when he was 14, but his mission failed. Following that, his father gathered funds and sent him to Guadalajara.

He washed vehicles and trucks, worked in glassworks, and was also a mechanic. He was sacked from an illegal repair shop where he had worked for a while when he was 19 years old.

Carlos Salcido – Professional career

After that, he went to a local club’s football match with his friends, where he got a chance to play, due to a shortage of players. He played in jeans and work boots and attracted a scout from Gallos de Aguascalientes, a third-division team. He’s become better and better since then. Soon after, he made his debut in Mexico’s third level before moving on to Guadalajara in the first division.

Carlos Salcido

Caption: Carlos Salcido posing with Olympic gold medal (Source: Instagram)

His junior team season was a success, and he was promoted to the senior team in 2001, where he made his debut in a 1-1 tie against La Piedad on July 22, 2001. Later, on 1 April 2006, he launched his Final League division for his team in a 3-2 win over Pachuca. He has also played for Fulham and Tigres de la UANL. Furthermore, he began his career with Fulham in a match against Blackburn Rovers on September 18, 2010. On the 17th of August 2011, he left the club and was loaned to Tigres UANL. During his first season, he and his teammates won the third league title.

He officially joined Veracruz in January 2019. On February 4, he made his debut against his former club Guadalajara, drawing 0–0. On November 23, he played his farewell Liga MX match, losing 1–3 against his previous team Guadalajara.

International career

He has played in several tournaments for his country at both the youth and senior levels. Similarly, he began his international debut on September 8, 2006, against Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup qualification match. In addition, he played in three World Cups: 2006, 2010, and 2014, as well as three Gold Cups: 2005, 2007, and 2011. He declared his retirement from international football on August 29, 2014.

Carlos Salcido – Net Worth 2023

As a team member, he has helped his national team win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011 as well as the gold medal at the Olympics in 2012.

As a former footballer, he has collected a huge sum from his career. Moreover, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million and he has not disclosed his income and salary in public.

Carlos Salcido – Relationship Status

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Caption: Carlos Salcido with his wife Fabiola Salcido (Source: Instagram)

In 2008, Carlos Salcido married Fabiola Salcido. The couple is blessed with two children whose names are Carlos and Fabiola. He had to settle in many places as a football player throughout time. His home in Claygate, London, was robbed when he was playing for Fulham. His family was disturbed by the incident, and he was forced to return to Mexico in 2011. As of now, he is not a part of controversy and rumor, moreover, focused on his career.

Body measurement

Carlos Salcido is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. In addition, he has black hair with black eyes in color and his other body measurements are unknown.

Carlos Salcido

Caption: Carlos Salcido posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Social media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 331k followers. Likewise, there are more than 705.7k followers and he is not active on Facebook.