Carlos Augusto Zambrano Ochandarte is a Peruvian footballer. He is known for his strong tackle and excellent defensive capabilities, being a centre-back he had scored numerous goals in his youth career as well as in senior career. He was an undisputed starter on the Schalke 04 U-19 team, and was the captain. He went to FC Schalke 04 at the age of 16, after playing in the U-17 World Cup in 2005, with Peru as hosts. He immediately became a cornerstone in defense and an undisputed starter for the U-19 team and scored a large number of goals. He has been compared with Internazionale Milano defender Lúcio for his style of play and great defense, offense, and speed. He has played sixteen matches for Schalke, being praised by team mates such as Dario Rodriguez. In 2012, he signed on to play for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. On March 26, 2008, he made his debut for the senior Peruvian National Team in a friendly match against Costa Rica. On September 11, 2012, Zambrano made his first goal in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against Argentina.