► Carlos Bacca ● All 18 Goals with Villarreal CF ● 2018
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Full name: Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada
Date of birth: 8 September 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Puerto: Colombia, Colombia
Height: 1.81 m
Playing position: Striker
Current team: Villarreal
Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada (born 8 September 1986) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Villarreal and the Colombia national team.
Bacca began his career at Atlético Junior, where he was top scorer in the 2010 Categoría Primera A Apertura. In January 2012, he moved to Club Brugge, where he was the Belgian Pro League’s top scorer in his only full season before joining Sevilla for €7 million. He won the UEFA Europa League in both of his first two seasons with the club, scoring twice in the 2015 final. In the summer of 2015, he joined Serie A side Milan for €30 million.
An international for Colombia since 2012, Bacca represented the country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario, in which they finished third. He is renowned for his pace, aggression, eye for goal, and determination as a forward.
On 9 July 2013, Spanish club Sevilla signed Bacca for €7 million on a five-year contract with a €30 million buy-out release clause.
In the Copa EuroAmericana, Bacca scored his first Sevilla goal in a 3–1 win over Barcelona SC on 26 July.He scored his first competitive goal for the club on 1 August in a 3–0 home win over Mladost Podgorica for the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 Europa League.His La Liga debut came on 18 August in a 1–3 home loss to Atlético Madrid. On 25 September, he scored his first two league goals against Rayo Vallecano in a 4–1 victory.
On 26 March 2014, Bacca netted two goals in a 2-1 Sevilla victory against the then league leaders Real Madrid at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.In the second leg of Sevilla’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Porto on 10 April, he scored his side’s third goal in a 4–1 win, securing a 4–2 aggregate victory and a spot in the semi-finals of the competition.Two weeks later, he scored the second goal in their 2–0 semi-final first leg win over compatriots Valencia.In the final on 14 May, he scored in the penalty shootout where Sevilla beat Benfica to lift the trophy.Bacca was voted by Marca as the best signing of the 2013–14 La Liga season.At the LFP Awards, he was voted the season’s best player from the Americas, ahead of Real Madrid’s Ángel Di María and Barcelona’s Neymar.
On 30 September 2014, Bacca signed a contract extension with Sevilla, keeping him at the club until 2018.He scored seven European goals as the club retained their Europa League crown, including two in the final for a 3–2 victory over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, thus qualifying the team to the next season’s
On 2 July 2015, Serie A club Milan announced the signing of Bacca after activating his buyout clause of reported €30 million, subject to a medical.He made his debut for Milan in a friendly win over city rivals Internazionale in Shenzhen, China.He made his competitive debut on 17 August in the third round of the Coppa Italia, starting in a 2–0 win over Perugia at the San Siro.He scored his first goal in Serie A on 29 August 2015 in a 2–1 home win against Empoli. He scored his first brace in Serie A on 19 September in a 3–2 home win against Palermo. On 13 January 2016, he scored a rabona-style goal against Carpi in a 2–1 Coppa Italia win, taking Milan to the semi-finals of the tournament, then scored again in the weekend as Milan beat Fiorentina 2–0. On 31 January, he scored in the Derby della Madonnina against Inter, helping Milan triumph 3–0, then again three days later in a 2–0 victory at Palermo. On 21 August 2016 he scored his first hat-trick against Torino in a 3–2 win at San Siro.
On 16 August 2017, Villarreal confirmed the signing of Bacca on a one-year loan deal for a fee of €2.5 million, with the option to purchase the player for an additional €15.5 million.Four days later he made his debut in the first game of the new season, starting in a 1–0 loss at Levante alongside fellow debutant Enes Ünal.He scored his first goal for the Yellow Submarine on 10 September, capitalising on an error by Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adán to open a 3–1 win at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
On 17 August 2018, Bacca was sold to Villarreal as part of a transaction for Samu Castillejo.
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