Emilio Rentería

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Emilio Rentería
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Personal information
Full name Emilio Rentería
Date of birth (1984-10-09) October 9, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
San Marcos de Arica
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2001 Caracas
2001–2003 Levante B
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Levante 2 (0)
2004–2005 Deportivo Italia 31 (12)
2005–2007 UA Maracaibo 18 (4)
2007–2009 Caracas 53 (9)
2009–2012 Columbus Crew 69 (16)
2013 Defensor Sporting 9 (1)
2013 Carabobo 15 (5)
2014 Caracas 9 (0)
2014– San Marcos de Arica 17 (4)
National team
Venezuela U17 7 (2)
Venezuela U20 4 (0)
2007– Venezuela 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 18 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 27 2009

Emilio Rentería (born October 9, 1984 in Caracas) is an Venezuelan footballer who currently plays as a forward for San Marcos de Arica.



Rentería began his professional career in Spain, where he competed in the Spanish second division with Levante UD from 2001 to 2004. He then returned to his homeland to compete in the Venezuelan first division, first with Deportivo Italia, where he scored 12 goals during the 2004-2005 season. Rentería then joined UA Maracaibo, where he totaled 14 goals in two seasons (2005–2007), while also helping lead his side to two appearances in the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious club competition in South America.

Rentería played for Caracas FC of the Venezuelan top flight from 2007-2009. He tallied 16 goals in that span, while once again helping his club to two appearances in Copa Libertadores, including a run to the quarterfinals in 2009, the club's best-ever finish in that competition.

Rentería joined Columbus Crew on August 19, 2009, and made his first appearance for the Black and Gold on September 20, 2009, playing the final three minutes of a league match against the Chicago Fire. During 2010/2011 Renteria was able to break into the starting 11 and prove his worth for the Columbus Crew. His first goal of the season came on May 20, 2010 versus the NY Red Bulls when he stole a pass to defender Tim Ream and scored unassisted. On July 17, 2010, Renteria scored yet another goal in Columbus Crew's match against Red Bulls during a 2-0 victory. Renteria ended the Crew’s 245-minute scoreless streak in the 20th minute. On July 24, 2010, Renteria scored a gift goal in the first half versus Houston Dynamo. Renteria's contract was not picked up following the 2012 season.[1]

On 21 February 2013, Rentería signed a new contract with Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting.


Rentería has also represented the Venezuelan National Team at the Under-17, U-20, U-23 and Senior levels, totaling 19 total goals at the youth levels and three goals with the senior team in friendly matches.




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