Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar joined Norwich on 20th August
2014 along with striker Cameron Jerome.
The 32 year old defender signed a one year contract with Norwich.
He was Norwich manager Neil Adams' fourth
signing of the summer.
Born in Madrid, Cuéllar began his career in Madrid playing
at regional teams like C.D. Pegaso and San Federico. He played
for Segunda División B side CD Calahorra in the 200001
season. He moved up one level in 2001, as he joined CD Numancia
in the Segunda División. Two seasons later, he joined CA
Osasuna in La Liga. He became an important part of Javier Aguirre's
side that reached the Copa del Rey final in 2005 and finished
fourth in the league in the following season, thus qualifying
for the UEFA Champions League.
Scottish club Rangers made two offers for Cuéllar in June
2007 that were rejected by Osasuna, but the eventual transfer
was completed on 5th July 2007, for a fee of £2.37 million.
He made his competitive Rangers debut against FK Zeta on 31st
July 2007, in a 20 victory. After impressing early in the
season, Cuéllar was awarded the Scottish Premier League
Player of the Month award for August 2007. He scored his first
Rangers goal on 1 September 2007, during a 40 victory over
Gretna FC. Cuéllar collected the Scottish Premier League
Player of the Year award and was named the Scottish Football Writers
Associations Player of the Year. He won the Scottish Cup, Scottish
League Cup and reached the final of the UEFA Cup with Rangers.
On 12th August 2008, English Premier League side Aston Villa
signed Cuéllar in a deal worth £7.8 million on a
four-year contract. Villa's offer had triggered a release-clause
in Cuéllar's Rangers contract. He had played 36 times for
Rangers. Cuéllar made his official first team début
on 18th September in the 31 UEFA Cup first round victory
against PFC Litex Lovech in Bulgaria. He made his first league
appearance for Aston Villa in the West Midlands Derby match against
West Bromwich Albion on 21st September 2008.
He left Villa in May 2012 at the end of his contract having made
123 appearances. On 2nd July 2012, Sunderland confirmed the free
signing of Carlos Cuéllar on a two-year contract following
his departure from Aston Villa, signed by his former Villa manager
Martin O'Neill. He made his debut on
18th August in a goalless draw against Arsenal and scored his
first goal for the club on 18th Novemberin a 31 victory
At the end of the 201314 season, he was released by Sunderland
having made 30 appearances, scoring once. He trialled with Blackburn
before joining Norwich.
Cuellar made his debut in Norwich's 3-1 win over Crawely in the
Capital One Cup on 26th August 2014, unfortunately scoring an
own goal. He was released at the end of the season having made
On 11th August 2015, he signed for Spanish side Almeria
n 12th August 2016, Cuéllar signed a year deal with Israeli side Maccabi Petah Tikva for an undisclosed fee. They finished third in the regular season but in the Championship round they finished fourth, missing out on the Europa League.
On 22nd May 2017, he moved to fellow Israel Premier League side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona. They are based in the Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona in the north of the country. He moved to his third Israeli club on 15th May 2018, joining Beitar Jerusalem