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Carlos Ariel Luna (born January 17, 1982 in Piquillín, Córdoba) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Tigre.

Carlos Luna
Personal information
Full name Carlos Ariel Luna
Date of birth (1982-01-17) January 17, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Piquillín, Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Deportivo Español 52 (7)
2003–2004 All Boys 39 (17)
2004–2005 Tigre 37 (24)
2005–2006 Racing 21 (6)
2006–2007 Quilmes 23 (8)
2007–2008 Elche 26 (8)
2008–2010 Tigre 71 (38)
2010–2012 LDU Quito 28 (6)
2011–2012Tigre (loan) 37 (16)
2012–2013 River Plate 25 (6)
2013–2014 Rosario Central 31 (5)
2014– Tigre 87 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 26, 2017


Luna started his career in 2000 in the 3rd tier of Argentine football with Deportivo Español. In 2001-2002 he was part of the squad that won promotion to the Primera B Nacional where he played for one season before dropping back down a division to play for All Boys in 2003-2004 and Club Atlético Tigre in 2004-2005.

Luna was signed by Racing Club de Avellaneda of the Primera Division Argentina for the 2005-2006 season but was offloaded to Quilmes in 2006.

During his time at Quilmes the club endured one of their worst seasons finishing bottom of the table with only 21 points. Despite the weakness of the team Luna managed to score seven goals in the Clausura 2007 tournament, bringing him to the attention of Elche and prompting his move to Spain during the June–July 2007 transfer window. During the Clausura 2009 Luna scored 11 goals, nearly half of Tigre's 24 and helped them to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana 2009. LDU Quito signed the Argentine forward "El Chino" for $3m from Argentine side Club Atlético Tigre.[1]

On March 17, 2011 in a match versus Peñarol, Luna scored the 12,000th goal in the history of the Copa Libertadores.[2][3]



  2. ^ "En su goleada sobre Peñarol, Liga de Quito marcó el gol 12.000 de la Copa Libertadores (5-0)" [In their rout of Peñarol, Liga de Quito scored the 12,000th goal of the Copa Libertadores] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "En Casa Blanca es otra cosa" [It's another thing in La Casa Blanca] (in Spanish). March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011.

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