Duels won
12
Age
25
13
Salcedo
Carlos Defender
Country Birthday
Mexico 1993-09-29
Height Birthplace
1.88m Guadalajara

A defender from the old school 

It was the best day of Carlos Salcedo's career. On 17 June 2018, he and his Mexico team-mates began their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia campaign by beating reigning world champions Germany 1-0 in Moscow. Eintracht Frankfurt defender Salcedo was front and centre during the jubilant celebrations – just as he had been during the backs-to-the-wall win itself. Not even the eventual last-16 exit to Brazil could bring Salcedo back down to earth: since his return to training with the Eagles following the tournament, the Guadalajara native, one of Eintracht's most important players, has been on cloud nine. 

It was perhaps all the sweeter for Salcedo, since he could easily have missed out on the summer showdown. At the end of March the defender suffered a serious shoulder injury in a friendly against Croatia and was forced to undergo surgery. Thanks to his hard work, the Mexican's recovery progressed far quicker than anticipated and Salcedo – who plays right-back for El Tribut centre-back for Eintracht – was a starter in the 2018 DFB Cup final win over Bayern Munich. Then followed his country's memorable adventures in Russia. 

Just prior to the tournament, the Eagles acted to tie Salcedo down to a new deal, extending his contract until 2022. "Carlos has a real physical presence, can bring the ball out from the back and adds real solidity," said sporting director Bruno Hübner. "He came back from his shoulder injury faster than anyone expected, and that's down to how hard he worked on his rehab – it just goes to show how professional his attitude is. We've tied down an important figure in the defence." As for Salcedo, he just hopes that things continue to go from strength to strength. "I feel really happy in Frankfurt," he says. "I can't wait to play in the Europa League." 

Factfile: 

  • Date of birth: 29 September 1993
  • Place of birth: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Position: Defender
  • Shirt number: 13
  • Former clubs: Real Salt Lake City, Chivas Guadalajara, Fiorentina (loan)

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General
Games played
Games played
3
Total number of starts
Total number of starts
3
Time played
Time played
191
Total times brought on as a substitute
Total times brought on as a substitute
0
Total times substituted off
Total times substituted off
1
Goals
Goals
0
Penalty goals
Penalty goals
0
Assists
Assists
0
Duels won
Duels won
12
Duels lost
Duels lost
10
Yellow cards
Yellow cards
1
Red cards (2nd Yellow)
Red cards (2nd Yellow)
0
Red cards
Red cards
0
Defender
Sum of all a player's ball events 158
Goals scored with the right foot 0
Goals scored with the left foot 0
Goals scored from inside the box 0
Goals scored from outside the box 0
Headed goal 0
Goals scored from set pieces 0
Assists 0
Shots on target 0
Total number of successful passes 110
Number of successful short passes 99
Number of successful long passes 11
Successful passes in own half 65
Successful passes in the opponents half 45