|Full name||Diogo Jorge Moreno Valente|
|Date of birth||23 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Aveiro, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Chaves (loan)||27||(1)|
|2007||→ Marítimo (loan)||5||(1)|
|2007–2009||→ Leixões (loan)||46||(5)|
|2010–2011||→ Académica (loan)||29||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ Académica (loan)||21||(1)|
|2014−2015||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Valente was born in Aveiro. A product of Boavista FC's youth system he made his professional debuts for the northerners in the 2004–05 season, and quickly established himself as first-choice in winger positions as Boavista achieved two consecutive sixth places in the first division.
In July 2006 Valente signed for an undisclosed fee with league giants F.C. Porto but, in January 2007, after appearing just once (albeit in an important match, a 1–1 draw at Sporting Clube de Portugal), he was loaned to C.S. Marítimo, where he scored in a 1–1 away draw against C.D. Aves.
Valente jumped the "loan train" again from 2007–09, this time at Leixões SC, in Matosinhos, which had returned to the top flight for the 2007–08 campaign. Alongside teammates Vieirinha and Paulo Machado, also loaned by Porto, he proved instrumental as the club retained its league status at the end of the first season.
Braga / Académica
On 1 July 2009 Valente left Porto by mutual agreement, joining Sporting de Braga for an undisclosed fee. As the Minho side finished in a best-ever second position he appeared rarely, sometimes not even making the list of 18.
Valente appeared regularly for Académica de Coimbra during the 2010–11 season, on loan. On 29 June 2011, he rescinded his contract with Braga, signing a one-year deal with the Students. During his first year in his second spell he again rarely missed a game, and scored once in seven contests in the campaign's Portuguese Cup, which ended in conquest after 73 years.
- Porto pair go out on loan; UEFA.com, 28 December 2006
- Diogo Valente assina pela Académica (Diogo Valente signs for Académica); A Bola, 29 June 2011 (Portuguese)
- Bun venit, Diogo Valente! (Welcome, Diogo Valente!); CFR 1907, 28 May 2012 (Romanian)