Born on 15 May 1988, Diego Carlos is a Brazilian winger who has played for some prestigious clubs of his country, such as Flamengo, Duque de Caxias, Corinthians Alagoano and Sao Bento.
He has also been a pivotal member of Russian clubs like Nizhny Novgorod, Luch-Energiya Vladivostok FC and FC Ufa. He currently plays for Pune CIty in Indian Super League.
Born in a typical Brazilian football freak family of Campos Altos, Carlos was destined to this game since his childhood. He did his early development in a famous youth club of the country - Flamengo.
In 2009, Carlos made his senior debut with Brazilian side Duque de Caxias and later moved to Corinthians Alagoano, the following year. He impressed with his extremely quick decision making footwork and ability to cruise even a strong defence line, and soon became a well known name of the domestic circuit of Brazil.
He then signed a year contract in 2011 for a Russian club - FC Nizhny Novgorod and moved to Luch-Energiya Vladivostok FC, the following year. He switched to another well-known Russian club, FC Ufa, for a 5 year contract till 2017. He scored eight goals for the club besides helping the club to move to the top division, the Russian Premier League.
For the year 2017, he again went to a Brazilian club, Sao Bento. He played in 5 games in the season but was unfortunate to score in any.
Later in 2017, he was signed as the 7th foreign, player by an Indian club, Pune City in the cash rich tournament - ISL. Carlos did justice to the trust shown in him and scored a terrific goal against the defending champions, ATK.
Carlos became sensational during his tenure with a Russian club, Nizhny Novgorod. He made his debut in the Russian First Division on April 4, 2011 in a game against FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan and scored twice in his debut game. He went on to make 31 appearances for the club in the season and netted the ball 10 times.
The 29 years old has been around the game since his childhood and had sharpened his skills to be a threat to any defence line across the globe.
He has a rare quality of controlled aggression. His ability to seamlessly shift from being an attacking midfielder to a striker with exceptional ball control skills makes him a potent weapon for any team which he plays for.