Juan Carlos Valenzuela

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Juan Carlos Valenzuela
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Valenzuela Hernández
Date of birth (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Atlas 107 (3)
2008 UAG 33 (1)
2009– América 152 (5)
National team
2008– Mexico 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juan Carlos Valenzuela, (born May 15, 1984) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays for América of the Liga MX.

He plays with his nickname Topo on his shirt, which means The Mole in Spanish.

Club career[edit]


Valenzuela came up from the Atlas youth system, debuting in Clausura 2003 against future club Tecos UAG.


In Clausura 2008 he was acquired by Tecos where his performance arouse the interest of Mexican giant Club América and the Mexican national team. Valenzuela made his debut for América against Chivas in the Interliga 2009.

International career[edit]

Mexico national team[edit]

Valenzuela debuted on 24 September 2008 against Chile. He started in the 2009 Gold Cup semi-final and final, winning the championship with Mexico. He made the preliminary list for the 2010 World Cup, getting cut prior to their "farewell" game in Mexico City.

In October 2013, Valenzuela was called up to play the World Cup intercontinental playoff matches against New Zealand by Miguel Herrera.







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