Edwin Valencia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Valencia and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Edwin Valencia
Personal information
Full name Edwin Armando Valencia Rodríguez
Date of birth (1985-03-29) 29 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Florida, Colombia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
1996 América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 América de Cali 62 (5)
2007–2010 Atlético Paranaense 86 (0)
2010– Fluminense 48 (0)
National team
2005 Colombia U20 5 (0)
2006– Colombia 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Edwin Armando Valencia Rodríguez (born 29 March 1985), commonly known as Edwin Valencia, is a Colombian footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Fluminense and the Colombia national team.

Club career[edit]

Valencia began his career playing for the youth ranks of America de Cali, eventually being promoted to the first team in 2003. After three years at the club, Valencia was transferred to Brazilian side Atlético Paranaense along with fellow countryman Julián Viáfara. There, Valencia would turn into an important factor for Paranaense, making it into the club's starting lineup. After an impressive conquest of the Campeonato Paranaense in 2009, Valencia sparked the interest of league giants, Fluminense. In 2010, he officially signed for the Flu. Although not being a regular starter, Valencia has won important titles since being at Fluminense. Due the injury of the starting defensive midfielder, Diogo, Valencia became his replacement for the 2010 season. Fluminense eventually crowned themselves league champions in 2010, with Valencia being a fundamental part.

International career[edit]


Atlético Paranaense


External links[edit]