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Antonio VALENCIA
Manchester United FC (ENG)

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Full name Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera
 
Date of Birth August 4, 1985
Birthplace Lago Agrio, Ecuador
Height 181 cm
Position Right full back (or right midfielder / right winger)
Foot Right
Nationality Ecuadorian
Club Manchester United FC (ENG)
Nation Ecuador
Int. debut Age 19 (March 27, 2005 - vs. Paraguay)
World Cups 7 matches (2014: 3 / 2006: 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2017-18 Manchester United (ENG)
?
2016-17 Manchester United (ENG)
204
2015-16 Manchester United (ENG)
-
2014-15 Manchester United (ENG)
-
2013-14 Manchester United (ENG)
147
2012-13 Manchester United (ENG)
141
2011-12 Manchester United (ENG)
50
2010-11 Manchester United (ENG)
-
2009-10 Manchester United (ENG)
45
2008-09 Wigan (ENG)
-
2007-08 Wigan (ENG)
-

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2017-18 ?
-
2016-17 None
-
2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 None
-
2012-13 None
-
2011-12 Top Assists
22
2010-11 None
-
2009-10 Top Assists
23
2008-09 None
-
2007-08 None
-

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2017-18 Manchester United
?
?
2016-17 Manchester United
28
1
2015-16 Manchester United
14
0
2014-15 Manchester United
32
0
2013-14 Manchester United
29
2
2012-13 Manchester United
30
1
2011-12 Manchester United
27
4
2010-11 Manchester United
10
1
2009-10 Manchester United
34
5
2008-09 Wigan
31
3
2007-08 Wigan 
31
3
2006-07 Wigan
22
1
2005-06 Recreativo Huelva
12
0
- Villarreal
2
0
2005 El Nacional
14
4
2004 El Nacional  
42
5
2003 El Nacional
27
2



DID YOU KNOW ?

As a kid Valencia helped his mother sell drinks outside the stadium of his local club at Lago Agrio and would then search for empty bottles for his father to sell to a bottle-deposit.

When Valencia was aged 11, scout Pedro "Papi" Perlaza spotted him playing on a dusty field near his home, and signed him to the local FA-run sports academy in Sucumbíos.

At the age of 16, Valencia left home to take up an offer to play for El Nacional, the military-backed club in Quito. Nobody knew about Valencia's decision, except his mother and his elder brother, Carlos Alfredo, who paid the fare for his eight-hour bus journey. Valencia began in central midfield and on a salary of 50 dollars a month.

After the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Antonio Valencia was chosen as a nominee for FIFA's ideal 11 team, which recognises the top stars for every position in the World Cup.