Carlos Valencia

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valencia and the second or maternal family name is Paredes.
Carlos Valencia
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Valencia Paredes
Date of birth (1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Florida, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current team
Deportes Copiapó
Number --
Youth career
2006–2007 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 River Plate 2 (0)
2008 Dijon FCO 2 (0)
2008-2009 Estudiantes de La Plata 1 (1)
2009 Godoy Cruz 6 (0)
2010 Rubin Kazan 0 (0)
2010 Sportivo Luqueño (loan) 16 (1)
2010 Portimonense S.C. 0 (0)
2011 Deportivo Cali 2 (0)
2012 Atlético Huila 2 (0)
2012–2013 Chacarita Juniors 0 (0)
2013- Deportes Copiapó 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Alberto Valencia Paredes (born 28 April 1989 in Santa Marta) is a Colombian left wing back, currently in Deportes Copiapó.


Valencia left Colombia at the age of 15 to go and play in the River Plate youth academy.He was formed for Club Deportivo Independiente San Joaquin. His coach was José Luis Cruz (Tucumano) He initially played as an Attacking Midfielder, but at the age of 17 when he joined the River 1st team he was used as a left-back, and to take corners and throw ins.

He made his debut November 10, 2007 in River's 2-1 loss to Huracán and played the full 90 minutes in his debut.[1]

After starting two games at the end of the season for River Plate, several French clubs became interested and he eventually joined Dijon FCO.

In 2009 he returned to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de La Plata. On 17 May 2009 he came on as a substitute against Independiente in the 77th minute and then scored his first goal for the club to finish off a 5-1 win. On 11 Aug 2009 Carlos Valencia was signed by Godoy Cruz[2] and on 22 December 2009 his club released the Colombian left-back.[3] In the summer of 2010 he signed to the Portuguese Liga club Portimonense, but he was loaned to Sportivo Luqueño.


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