Net Worth: $12 Million
- Source of Wealth Sports, Soccer, Association Football
- Birth Place Alta Loma, California
- Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
- Full Name Carlos Manuel Bocanegra
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth May 25, 1979
- Ethnicity Mexican
- Occupation Soccer player
- Education Alta Loma High School and the UCLA
About Carlos Bocanegra
Carlos Bocanegra is an American professional soccer player with an estimated net worth of $12 million. He earned his net worth as a center back and left back for the Racing Santander, on loan from Rangers, in the Major League Soccer and as a former captain of the United States men’s national soccer team. He was born Carlos Manuel Bocanegra on May 25, 1979 in Alta Loma, California to Kelly and Manuel Bocanegra, of Mexican descent. He attended Alta Loma High School and the UCLA where he played college soccer for the Bruins. He has one brother, Diego, who played soccer at Grand Canyon College.
With powerful legs and the ability to quickly close down attackers, the US national team signed Bocanegra to play at the 1999 World Youth Championship. On December 2001, he earned his first senior cap for the US against Korea Republic. In 2003, he became a stalwart for the team by solidifying his position during the 2003 Gold Cup and leading all defenders with 13 appearances during that year.
Carlos Bocanegra was signed by Fulham in January 2004. He was the team’s second leading scorer in the 2006-2007 season of the English Premiere League with five goals. He was behind his fellow American Brian McBride. He captained Fulham for the first time in a Premiere League match on September 1, 2007. It was a come from behind 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. He made his 100th appearance in the League against Wigan Athletic on September 15, 2007. He also captained the national team for the first time with a 4-1 victory in a friendly against China on June 2, 2007 and reprised the role throughout the 2007 GoldCup.
Bocanegra was released by Fulham on May 23, 2008 and he was signed by Rennes in 2008. He was purchased by fellow Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne on July 16, 2010. He also captained the national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He joined the Scottish Premiere League side Rangers on August 17, 2011 for a three-year deal. He was included in the 100 cap club by achieving his 100th international cap on a friendly against Slovenia on November 15, 2011. He joined the Spanish Segunda Division side Racing Santander on a season-long loan on August 31, 2012. He has received several accolades including the 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year, and the 2002 and 2003 MLS Defender of the Year.