Juan Carlos Socorro Vera (born 13 May 1972 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan retired footballer who played as a midfielder.
Save for one season, Socorro played his entire professional career in Spain, almost always in the Canary Islands. He started in 1991 with UD Las Palmas which would be his main club (ten-and-a-half years), playing one match in Segunda División in the 1991–92 campaign and suffering relegation.
In the following four seasons, Socorro featured regularly for Las Palmas, who achieved promotion from Segunda División B in 1996 after three unsuccessful playoff visits. In 1999–2000 he contributed with 17 appearances – only two starts – as the team returned to La Liga after an absence of 12 years, spending the following year on loan to another side in the second level, Elche CF.
Socorro's only season in the top flight was 2001–02, but he played in only five league games and was relegated. In January 2003 he moved to lowly Universidad de Las Palmas CF and, subsequently, played one year in his country of birth with Deportivo Italia; after one season with amateurs UD Gáldar he retired from football at the age of 34, having appeared in more than 250 official matches with Las Palmas.
During one year, Socorro gained five caps for Venezuela. He was selected to the squad that appeared in the 1997 Copa América in Bolivia, as the national team finished bottom of their group with three losses and no goals scored.