José Adolfo Valencia
|Full name||José Adolfo Valencia Arrechea|
|Date of birth||18 December 1991|
|Place of birth||Bogotá, Colombia|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Current club||Portland Timbers|
|2008||→ Juventud Soacha (loan)||10||(5)|
|2012||→ Portland Timbers (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 3, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Valencia began his career with Santa Fe, also spending time on loan in 2008 with Juventud Soacha. After making 10 appearances and scoring 5 goals for Juventud Soacha, Valencia returned to Santa Fe. In 2009 he was a member of the squad that captured the Copa Colombia.
Valencia signed on loan with Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer on December 15, 2011. He was signed as Portland's second designated player under the new Young DP rule. On February 3, 2012, the club announced that Valencia would undergo knee surgery and miss 6–12 months. Due to his injury, MLS agreed that Valencia would not count as a designated player in 2012.
Portland announced the full transfer of Valencia from Sante Fe on January 22, 2013. That day the club also announced it had signed Valencia to a multi-year contract. On May 18, 2013 Valencia tallied his first goal for Portland in a 2-2 draw at rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Valencia has represented Colombia at the Under-20 level. He played for Colombia at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and scored 1 goal in the competition.
Valencia is the son of the Colombian international footballer Adolfo Valencia, who played for European teams like Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid, and also in the Colombian national football team.