Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada popularly known as Carlos Bacca is a professional Colombian footballer who was born on 8th September 1986 in Puerto Colombia, Colombia.The right-footed Bacca plays as the centre-forward. He currently plies his trade for the La Liga club, Villarreal CF.
Rising from a poor family, Bacca had to work as a ticket collector on the buses to maintain his livelihood. He was playing for Junior FC. At the age of 20, Bacca joined Junior de Barranquilla through the trials leaving behind the struggle life. In the second-tier Colombian League, Bacca scored 14 times in 19 matches.
After two loan stints, Bacca celebrated his return to his parent club by becoming the top soccer in the Colombian League in 2009. He scored regularly over the next seasons, as Belgian side, Club Brugge signed Bacca in a three-year contract in January 2012.
Baca had a dream international debut as the centre-forward netted a 61st-minute goal in the international friendly against Cameroon in October 2012.
Rise to Glory
Bacca netted a brace including the winner in the 2015 Final against Dnipro as Sevilla created history by clinching consecutive Europa Leagues.
Bacca's the solidarity goal ensured Colombia's best ever Copa America finish since winning the trophy in 2001 as the Latin American piped the United States in the third-place match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario.
During a highly successful Colombian campaign in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Bacca played only 20 minutes in five matches.
The Colombian frontman had to face a two-match ban for pushing Neymar to the ground during the Group A encounter against Brazil in the 2015 Copa America.
Bacca scored 62 goals in 118 appearances in his four-year stint with Junior FC. He won the 2011 Clausura and 2010 Apertura with his first club.Bacca hogged the limelight in the Belgian League topping the goal scorer chart in the 2012-13 season with 28 goals in 44 appearances. In July 2013, the Colombian international joined Sevilla, at 7 million euro.
The centre-forward netted 39 times in 88 appearances winning two Europa League titles in his two years at the La Liga side. The prominent goalscorer moved to AC Milan in July 2015 at 27 million euro. Although he achieved success on personal front scoring 34 times in 76 matches, AC Milan fared poorly in all competitions. Unhappy at Milan, Bacca joined Villarreal on loan in the summer of 2017.