|14||M||07/1/81||5’9”||160 lbs||Colombian||Cali, Colombia||Tauro FC (Panama)|
2013: Following stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile, Iran and Panama, journeyman Carlos Salazar added the United States to his list of places played, signing with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on March 25, 2013. The attacking midfielder selected the number 14 jersey.
Salazar made his debut for the Strikers in the 1-1 draw against FC Edmonton in the opening match of the 2013 season. He captained the team for the first time on May 26 against FC Edmonton and scored a penalty in the 1-0 away victory.
Salazar scored his second goal from the penalty spot on August 19th in the 6-2 win over Atlanta. He went on to score in the next two matches (10/26 in Minnesota and 11/2 vs. Edmonton).
Salazar finished the season with four goals in 17 league appearances. He made 13 starts and also tallied an assist.
Professional: Salazar has played in no less than six different countries prior to joining the Strikers. He started his career in native Colombia with Deportivo Cali, before stints with Atlético Bucaramanga and Deportivo Pereira. In 2006 he signed with his first team outside of Colombia, Alajuelense of Costa Rica.
Following a single season in Costa Rica, Salazar returned to Colombia with Deportivo Pasto before brief stints in Venezuela and Chile with Zamora and Colo-Colo, respectively. In 2008 Salazar returned to Colombia, signing with Atlético Huila.
In 2009, Salazar had a trial with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, but did not join the club. Instead, he signed in Iran with Mes Rafsanjan, and later Mes Kerman.
Salazar rejoined Deportivo Pereira in 2012, before linking up with Tauro FC in Panama.
International: Salazar has earned 17 caps for the Colombia U-23 national team, and scored 3 goals.