Julián Simón Carranza was born on May 22, 2000, in Oncativo, Argentina. He is a forward in Major League Soccer.
Carranza's career began in 2017 with Argentine Primera División side Banfield. His first appearance for Banfield came against Defensa y Justicia in the league on November 24th, coming on as a 55th-minute substitute for Michael López. In his third appearance, Carranza scored two goals in a home defeat versus Argentinos Juniors on December 9th. He ended 2017–18 with five goals in fourteen league fixtures, subsequently netting a further five times in all competitions in 2018–19.
On July 26, 2019, Major League Soccer's Inter Miami signed Carranza. However, he was loaned back to Banfield until January 2020; when Inter Miami would officially join MLS. Carranza spent five months back with Banfield to end 2019 after his transfer to Inter Miami, due to the newly formed American club not joining Major League Soccer until the succeeding January. He made twelve appearances in his second spell, whilst netting goals against Godoy Cruz and Lanús. His last appearance came in a win away to Independiente on December 6, 2019. Having returned from his homeland in early 2020, Carranza's competitive bow wouldn't arrive until midway through the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His first appearance belatedly arrived on July 8th in an MLS is Back Tournament loss to Orlando City. Carranza would later, on August 22nd, score twice on his MLS regular season debut versus the same opponents.
Carranza featured in two matches for the Argentina U17 team at the 2017 South American Championship in Chile. He also featured in friendlies for the U17s, versus Godoy Cruz and Racing Club respectively; scoring twice against Godoy and once against Racing. Carranza has also trained with the U20 team. September 2019 saw Carranza make Fernando Batista's U23 squad.