Jonathan Copete

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Jonathan Copete
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Copete Valencia
Date of birth (1988-01-23) 23 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Atletico Nacional
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2005 Almagro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Trujillanos 6 (0)
2007–2009 Atlético Trujillo 12 (16)
2009–2010 Trujillanos 32 (10)
2010–2011 Zamora 32 (14)
2011–2012 Santa Fe 40 (10)
2012–2013 Vélez Sársfield 34 (0)
2014 Santa Fe 15 (1)
2014– Atlético Nacional 44 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:58, 16 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Copete and the second or maternal family name is Valencia.

Jonathan Copete Valencia (born 23 January 1988) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Atletico Nacional.


Copete started his professional career in 2005 in Venezuela, playing for Trujillanos. In 2007, he joined Unión Atlético Trujillo, where he played 12 games scoring 16 goals.[1] After one year back at Trujillanos, Copete joined another Venezuelan team, Zamora, where he won the 2011 Clausura, but lost to Deportivo Táchira the season's final. The Colombian forward was also the top goalscorer of the 2011 Clausura.

In 2011, Copete joined Santa Fe, his first team in his home country of Colombia. There, he was a key player in his team's victory at the 2012 Apertura, scoring 7 goals, including the championship goal in the second leg of the final against Deportivo Pasto.[2]

After his championship winning season at Santa Fe, Copete joined Vélez Sársfield of the Argentine Primera División, that purchased 50% of his transfer rights.[3][4] Despite suffering an injury early on, Copete's first season proved successful, as he helped Vélez to obtain the 2012 Inicial, playing 7 games.[5]

In January 2014, it was announced that he would rejoin Santa Fe after two years playing in Argentina.[6]



Atlético Trujillo

Independiente Santa Fe

Vélez Sarsfield


  1. ^ "Statistics" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Independiente Santa Fe, campeón de Colombia luego de 37 años". Observador Global (in Spanish). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "El colombiano Copete ya es de de Vélez". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 24 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Copete ya es de Vélez" (in Spanish). Vélez Sársfield. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Inicial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jonathan Copete definió su equipo para 2014" (in Spanish). Independiente Santa Fe. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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