Jorge Dely Valdés

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Jorge Dely Valdés
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luis Dely Valdés
Date of birth (1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Colón, Panama, Panama
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1975–1987 Atlético Colón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Deportivo Paraguayo
1989–1990 Porvenir
1991 Nacional
1992 Unión Española 30 (13)
1993–1994 Toshiba 47 (53)
1995 Cerezo Osaka 31 (19)
1996 Tosu Futures 25 (24)
1997–1998 Consadole Sapporo 60 (61)
1999–2000 Colorado Rapids 52 (17)
2001–2002 Omiya Ardija 50 (34)
2003 Kawasaki Frontale 18 (3)
2003–2005 Árabe Unido
National team
1992–2005 Panama 38+ (18+)
Teams managed
2006 Panama
2006 Panama U-17
2007 Panama U-20
2009– Panama U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Dely and the second or maternal family name is Valdés.

Jorge Luis Dely Valdés (born March 12, 1967) is a Panamanian former footballer. He is a twin brother of Julio Dely Valdés and younger brother of Armando Dely Valdés.


Born in Colon, Dely Valdés began his professional career in 1989 in Argentina with Deportivo Paraguayo of Argentina, where he scored 28 goals. A move to El Porvenir for the 1990 season did not prove successful, as a leg injury kept him out most of the season, and he moved to Nacional of Uruguay the next season, where he won the Uruguayan Championship in 1992. In the next year, he won the Chilean Cup championship with Unión Española.

Dely Valdés then moved to the J. League, where he played with Toshiba. In his first season, 1993, he led the J. League scoring table with 20 goals, and improved that in 1994, again leading the league with 34. Delys Valdés was transferred to Cerezo Osaka for the 1995 season, and continued his dominance, scoring 19 goals. In the subsequent season he moved to Tosu Futures, where he scored 24 goals. For the 1998 season, Dely Valdés was signed by a second division club, Consadole Sapporo, looking to return to the first division; Jorge helped the team do just that, by scoring 40 goals in leading the team back. Dely Valdés remained with Sapporo in 1999, scoring 20 goals that season.

Delys Valdés returned to CONCACAF following the 1999 J. League season to play in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids. Delys Valdés continued his scoring rate in the 1999 MLS season, registering 10 goals and 6 assists in 32 games for the Rapids. He continued to score in 2000, registering another 7 goals and 1 assist in 20 games, 13 starts, for the Rapids.

Jorge was a very dangerous striker for the Panama national team for over a decade, playing with the team in the 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup Qualifying cycles.

In the Gold Cup of 2005, he scored two goals and led Panama to the final match against the United States.

International career statistics[edit]


Panama national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 4 5
2000 10 3
2001 7 7
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 7 0
2005 10 3
Total 38+ 18+

Honours and awards[edit]


Unión Española


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