Marcelo Carrera

Lead Coach/Boys Program

  • With IMG Since: 2008
  • Hometown: Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Marcelo Carrera moved to Bradenton, Fla., in July 2008, where he started working for IMG Academy and helped both the boys and girls programs develop. Marcelo has had over 35 plus years of playing and coaching experience. Working as the Under-14 Academy Coach for the boys’ side, he continues his passion and love on the field for the program.


  • USSF Coaches "A" License
  • National Goalkeeping License
  • Director of the Boca United Youth Soccer Club
  • Speaks Spanish and English


Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach for the Columbus Crew

Playing Experience

  • Played with the St. Louis Ambush ('99-'00)
  • Captain for the Columbus Crew ('97-'98)
  • Selected by the Columbus Crew in the Inaugural Player Draft ('96-'99)
  • Played for the New York Centaurs in the A-League
  • Played for the Chicago Fire
  • Invited to USA National Training Camp in 1993
  • 1991 Indoor/Outdoor and NPSL All Star Team ('89-'90, '93-'94)
  • Named to the APSL All Star Team in 1989
  • Played for the Canton Invaders American Indoor Soccer Association winning the Championship all 3 years ('88-'90)
  • Played for Club Atlético Talleres First Division in Argentina
  • Played for the Dallas Sidekicks in the MISL and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the APSL
  • Played for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers where he won one Championship scoring two goals in the final and one National Championship where he scored one goal, had one assist, and was named MVP ('88-'90)
  • Played with the New York Express
  • Member of the Independent team that won the Argentinian Championship in 1983 and the Copa Libertadores in 1984 and World Cup Champions in Japan wining 1-0 against Liverpool from England.
  • Started his pro soccer career at age 15 with the Once Unidos Soccer Club