Carlos helped the Mexican Under 17 team to win the FIFA Under 17 World Championship 2005 in Peru against other very strong sides, including Brazil, USA, Ghana, Netherlands and more.
He became a special figure during the match against the Selecao, by defeating the Brazil side 3-0 in the final of the U17 World Cup in Lima and scored one goal. After the conclusion of the World Cup in Peru, Carlos was named the top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals and received from FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter the “Adidas Golden Boot”.
Carlos carried and dedicated this trophy to his father for his birthday on the same day as Mexico defeated the Brazil team in Lima in the final, the tournament brought Vela the attention of Arsenal, who of course signed him.
Article by – A.Zimmermann