Edwin 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 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
Santos
Number 15
Youth career
1996–2003 América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 América de Cali 62 (5)
2007–2010 Atlético Paranaense 84 (0)
2010–2014 Fluminense 67 (0)
2015– Santos 0 (0)
National team
2005 Colombia U20 5 (0)
2006– Colombia 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Edwin Armando Valencia Rodríguez (born 29 March 1985) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Brazilian club Santos and the Colombia national team as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Florida, Valle del Cauca, Valencia joined América de Cali's youth setup in 1996, aged 11. He was promoted to the main squad in January 2004, appearing in 14 matches and scoring three goals in the campaign.

In 2007, after having his wage cut by half and thus forcing a release from América, Valencia moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining Atlético Paranense on a free transfer, along with fellow countryman and teammate Julián Viáfara.[1] He made his Série A debut on 24 June 2007, starting in a 2–0 away win against Palmeiras.[2]

On 12 April 2008 Valencia scored his first goal for Furacão, netting the game's winner in a home success against Toledo Colônia Work for the Campeonato Paranaense championship.[3] He was an undisputed starter for the club, which his side narrowly avoiding relegation in the following seasons.

On 15 June 2010 Valencia moved to fellow league team Fluminense.[4] He soon profitted from Diogo's injury, being an important midfield unit as the club was crowned champions.

Valencia subsequently struggled with injuries and fell down through the pecking order, appearing rarely in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, despite appearing regularly, his contract was not renewed and he left Flu on 12 December.[5]

On 16 January 2015 Valencia signed a one-year deal with Santos, also in the main level of Brazilian football.[6]

International career[edit]

After appearing with Colombia under-20s in 2005, Valencia made his debut with the full squad on 30 May 2006, coming on as a second half substitute for Fabián Vargas in a 2–1 friendly away win against Poland.[7]

On 28 May 2014, after being regularly called up by manager José Pékerman, Valencia suffered an injury which forced him out of 2014 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of December 8, 2014)[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[i] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
América de Cali 2004 14 3 14 3
2005 31 0 31 0
2006 17 2 6 0 17 2
Subtotal 62 5 6 0 68 5
Atlético Paranaense 2007 20 0 1 0 21 0
2008 27 0 2 0 1 0 20 1 50 1
2009 32 0 1 0 2 0 12 0 47 0
2010 5 0 5 0 15 0 25 0
Subtotal 84 0 8 0 4 0 47 1 143 1
Fluminense 2010 17 0 17 0
2011 19 0 8 0 9 0 36 0
2012 9 0 4 0 9 0 22 0
2013 3 0 1 0 6 0 10 0
2014 19 0 3 0 11 0 33 0
Subtotal 67 0 3 0 13 0 35 0 118 0
Santos 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 213 5 11 0 23 0 82 1 329 6
  1. ^ Including State Leagues.

International[edit]

As of 6 March 2014[10]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2006 5 0
2012 5 0
2013 4 0
2014 1 0
Total 15 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Paranaense
Fluminense

International[edit]

Colombia U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valencia consegue liberação e deve reforçar Furacão" [Valencia obtains release and may bolster Furacão] (in Portuguese). Furacão.com. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Palmeiras decepciona torcida e perde em casa para Atlético-PR" [Palmeiras disappoints supporters and loses to Atlético-PR at home] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 24 June 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Atlético-PR sofre, mas vence Toledo e mantém vantagem" [Atlético-PR struggles, but defeats Toledo and maintains advantage] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fluminense acerta com Valencia" [Fluminense signs Valencia] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sem renovar, Valencia se despede do Fluminense: "Ficará para sempre"" [Without renewing, Valencia bids farewell to Fluminense: "Will remain forever"] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Santos oficializa Edwin Valencia, ex-Flu, como reforço para temporada" [Santos officially brings former Flu player Edwin Valencia as the new signing for the season] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "La diferencia la hizo el arquero" [The goalkeeper made the difference] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 30 May 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Pékerman descartó a Edwin Valencia por lesión" [Pékerman ruled out Edwin Valencia due to an injury] (in Spanish). BolaVip. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Edwin Valencia profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Edwin Valencia". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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