Paúl Fernando Carrera Velasteguí, known better as Polo Carrera (born January 11, 1945 in Quito), is an Ecuadorian retired football player and former manager. He has played for clubs in Ecuador and Uruguay, as well as the Ecuadorian football team
|Full name||Paúl Fernando Carrera Velasteguí|
|Date of birth||January 11, 1945|
|Place of birth||Quito, Ecuador|
|1970||River Plate (URU)|
|1981||América de Quito|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2009|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 22, 2009
Since retiring from football, Carrera started his coaching career in 1990 with LDU Quito as a manager at senior level. He was the senior team coach from 1990–1991, where he guided the club to their improbable 4th Serie A title in 1990, after a 15-year title drought. He later coached the Ecuador national team in 1998 with little success.
Starting in 2000 he held various elected positions in government.
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- Serie B: 1993