Bueno playing for Querétaro in 2011
|Full name||Carlos Heber Bueno Suárez|
|Date of birth||10 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Artigas, Uruguay|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Sporting CP (loan)||14||(4)|
|2009–2010||→ Real Sociedad (loan)||33||(12)|
|2012||→ San Lorenzo (loan)||15||(6)|
|2014–2015||San Martín San Juan||30||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019|
In July 2006, Bueno was loaned to Sporting CP. His biggest moment of the campaign occurred when he scored four goals (all of his Primeira Liga ones) in 20 minutes in a match against C.D. Nacional on 3 February 2007 – the Lisbon side won 5–1, and the player was just featured in the final thirty minutes.
In August 2007, PSG sold Bueno to Argentina's Boca Juniors, where he played until the end of 2007, returning to Peñarol early in the following year. For 2009–10 he moved to Real Sociedad in the Spanish second division, following the departure of countryman Sebastián Abreu who left for Aris Thessaloniki FC; on 5 June 2010 he scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win at Cádiz CF, as they eventually returned to La Liga after an absence of three years, as league champions.
In August 2010, Bueno moved to Club Universidad de Chile, making his debut against Municipal Iquique in a 2–0 away success which qualified for the Copa Sudamericana. On the 15th he scored his first goal for the team, against Everton de Viña del Mar in a 5–1 triumph (also away), coming off the bench at Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso in Coquimbo; nine days later he also found the net against Oriente Petrolero of Bolivia, in a 2–2 home draw and 2–3 aggregate loss.
In early December 2010, Bueno agreed to join Querétaro F.C. after playing for Universidad in the qualifying rounds for the following year's Copa Libertadores. However, his agent denied any transfer had occurred by saying that the player would respect his contract until 2012, but he finally signed a three-year deal with the Mexican club.
After leaving the Estadio Corregidora in late 2012 at the age of 32, Bueno went on to represent in quick succession Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, Club Atlético Belgrano, San Martín de San Juan, Club Atlético Sarmiento, Argentinos Juniors (all four in the Argentine Primera División), Liverpool F.C. (Montevideo) and Santa Tecla FC. He retired in May 2017, after four months with the latter club.
Bueno came out of his short-lived retirement in February 2018, with the 37-year-old signing with Uruguayan Segunda División's Cerro Largo FC. He scored twice in his debut, helping the hosts defeat Miramar Misiones 4–0. In 2020, he began playing for Artigas F.C. in his hometown Artigas.
Bueno's debut for Uruguay came against Argentina on 16 July 2003, in a 2–2 draw played in La Plata. Subsequently, he played for the national team in the 2004 Copa América, scoring three goals in four matches.
- Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
|1.||15 August 2003||Azadi, Tehran, Iran||Iraq||3–1||5–1||2003 LG Cup|
|3.||7 September 2003||Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Bolivia||5–0||5–0||2006 World Cup qualification|
|4.||7 July 2004||Elías Aguirre, Chiclayo, Peru||Mexico||1–0||2–2||2004 Copa América|
|5.||10 July 2004||Elías Aguirre, Chiclayo, Peru||Ecuador||2–1||2–1||2004 Copa América|
|6.||18 July 2004||Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru||Paraguay||1–1||3–1||2004 Copa América|
|7.||5 September 2004||Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Ecuador||1–0||1–0||2006 World Cup qualification|
|8.||24 March 2007||World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea||South Korea||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|10.||13 October 2007||Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Bolivia||5–0||5–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|11.||17 June 2008||Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Peru||4–0||6–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|13.||14 October 2008||Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Bolivia||1–2||2–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
- PSG go for Uruguayans; UEFA, 20 July 2005
- Bueno to fill Sá Pinto's shoes; UEFA, 27 July 2006
- Bueno sets Sporting record; UEFA, 5 February 2007
- Bueno deja a la Real Sociedad en puertas de Primera (Bueno leaves Real Sociedad at the gates of Primera); Marca, 5 June 2010 (in Spanish)
- La U sufre su primera baja para el 2011: Carlos Bueno parte al fútbol de México (La U's first casualty for 2001: Carlos Bueno leave for Mexican football) Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Terra, 7 December 2010 (in Spanish)
- Representante de Carlos Bueno desmiente a Querétaro: “Sigue en la U todo el 2011” (Carlos Bueno's agent naysays Querétaro: “He stays with la U the entire 2011”) Archived 28 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Terra, 7 December 2010 (in Spanish)
- Bueno firma por tres años y lo quieren ya en México (Bueno signs for three years and is wanted in Mexico now); La Tercera, 11 December 2010 (in Spanish)
- Santa Tecla hace oficial el fichaje del uruguayo Carlos Bueno (Santa Tecla make signing of Uruguayan Carlos Bueno official); El Gráfico, 11 January 2017 (in Spanish)
- Uruguayo Carlos Bueno reveló su toque con el Santa Tecla (Uruguayan Carlos Bueno showed his skills with Santa Tecla); El Gráfico, 2 February 2017 (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno se retira del fútbol como campeón con Santa Tecla (Carlos Bueno retires from football as champion with Santa Tecla); El Gráfico, 21 May 2017 (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno: “Me voy porque no tengo nada más que dar” (Carlos Bueno: “I leave because I have nothing more to give”); El Gráfico, 24 May 2017 (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno ficha por el Cerro Largo (Carlos Bueno signs for Cerro Largo); El Diario Vasco, 16 February 2018 (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno la rompió en su debut en Cerro Largo (Carlos Bueno with explosive debut for Cerro Largo); La República, 4 March 2018 (in Spanish)
- Peralta de técnico y Bueno jugador en el Artigas profesional, diariocambio.com.uy, 4 June 2020
- Copa América 2004; at RSSSF
- "C. Bueno – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- "Taça de Portugal: Sporting goleia (6–0) Pinhalnovense" [Portuguese Cup: Sporting rout (6–0) Pinhalnovense] (in Portuguese). Público. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- Carlos Bueno – French league stats at LFP (also available in French)
- Carlos Bueno at ForaDeJogo
- Argentine League statistics (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno at BDFutbol
- Carlos Bueno – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- National team data at the Wayback Machine (archived 14 September 2008) (in Spanish)
- Carlos Bueno at National-Football-Teams.com
- Carlos Bueno – FIFA competition record
- Carlos Bueno at Soccerway