2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Carlos BACCA

Age
32
Height
181.0 cm
Date of Birth 08 September 1986
International Caps
48
International Goals
14

Carlos Bacca may not have pursued a typical path to sporting success, as he did not even begin playing in Colombia’s top flight until he was 23, but once the free-scoring striker found his feet at that elite level, there was no stopping him. In 2012, he exported his scoring prowess to Europe, where his pace, precision, clinical finishing and knack of creating something out of nothing took Belgium, Spain and Italy by storm.

First capped by Colombia in 2010, he took part in Brazil 2014, principally as an understudy to Teofilo Gutierrez. Due to the injury problems experienced by Radamel Falcao, Bacca took centre-stage during the Russia 2018 qualifying campaign, playing in 13 matches (ten as a starter), scoring three goals and recording three assists, the best output of any forward in the squad.