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Carlos Bacca

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Carlos Bacca
Birth date: 
September 08, 1986
Position: 
Striker

Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada (born 8 September 1986) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Sevilla FC in La Liga, as a striker.

Club career

Bacca began his professional career with Junior in 2006, where he did not have many chances to play. Carlos had played for various amateur clubs of his native town Barranquilla until he was invited to the city’s top club Atlético Junior in 2007. In his Barranquilla career, Bacca made twenty-seven appearance and scoring twelve times, where he started to play regular. After his loan from Barranquilla, Bacca joined Venezuelan football (soccer) club Minervén on loan for one season. Bacca led the club into second place in the league, nearly winning the league and went on to make twenty-one appearance and scoring fourteen times. In 2008, Bacca rejoined Barranquilla on loan once again and this season was special for Bacca as he was awarded the top-scorer with fourteen goals.

In his first professional season, Bacca quickly earned himself a regular first team place and was the top scorer of the 2009 Copa Colombia. A year later in 2010, he became the winner and top goalscorer of the Categoría Primera A; repeating in 2011 as winner and top goalscorer givingJunior their sixth and seventh Colombian titles.

Since making a breakthrough at Atlético Junior, Bacca had attracted interests club, mostly from Europe. Many clubs in Europe like Russian sideLokomotiv Moscow and Chievo Bacca came close to join those club, but those move was never completed. Bacca revealed he nearly joined Lokomotiv Moscow, but his hopes of moving to Russia ended after the club, instead, signed Ecuadorian player Felipe Caicedo.

Club Brugge

During the beginning of 2012, Bacca signed for Belgian side Club Brugge, with Bruges paid €1.5 million for his service and signed a three-year contract with the club. He stated joining Club Brugge fulfil his dream to play in Europe.

He made his debut, on 21 January 2012, coming on as a substitute for Lior Refaelov in a 68th minutes, as Brugge lose 1–0 against Mechelen. In his first three month at Brugge, Bacca struggled to make a breakthrough in the first team, but in the PlayOff, he earned himself in the first team. On 15 April 2012, Bacca scored his first league goal for the club against Gent, which Brugge lose 3–1. Then in the last game of the season, Bacca scored twice, in a 3–2 win over Kortrijk, finishing second place to earn a European spot.

At the start of the 2012–13 season, Bacca first team place started to become more regularly after the following departure of Joseph Akpala and earned a trust of new manager Georges Leekens and started to began dominating scoring back-to-back goals for the club, in all competitions with twenty-eight goals in forty-six appearance. In January 2013, having scored eighteen goals so far, Bacca requested for a transfer after announcing his intention to leave Brugge. The reason was more clubs in Europe, once again, attracted interests in Bacca.[8] But in the unexpected turn of the event, Bacca signed a new contract, that will keep him until 2016 two weeks later. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Bacca was not only the club's top-scorer, but also in the league. This lead him being nominated for the player of the year in Belgium. Six days later, Bacca won the player of the year in Belgium and wrote on Twitter saying "Thanks to my family, friends, family and Club Brugge especially throughout Colombia, this award is for you, thanks for your support".

Sevilla

On July 9, 2013, Sevilla signed Bacca for €7 million on a five-year contract and in addition, with €30 million buy-out release clause.

In the Copa EuroAmericana, Bacca scored his first Sevilla goal, in a 3–1 win over Barcelona S.C. on 26 July. Bacca scored his first competitive goal for the club on 1 August, in a 3–0 home win over Mladost for the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 Europa League. His La Liga debut came on 18 August, the match being a 1–3 home loss to Atlético Madrid. On 25 September, he scored twice against Rayo Vallecano in a match that ended 4–1 for Sevilla. Nearly a month later, Bacca scored his third goal of the season in a 2–2 draw against Real Valladolid.

On 26 March 2014, Bacca again gained mainstream attention after scoring two goals in a surprising Sevilla victory against the then league leaders Real Madrid 2–1 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

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