Julio Dely Valdés

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Julio César Dely Valdés
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Colón, Panama, Panama
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1975–1987 Atlético Colón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Deportivo Paraguayo 33 (28)
1989–1993 Nacional 89 (46)
1993–1995 Cagliari 64 (21)
1995–1997 Paris Saint-Germain 64 (23)
1997–2000 Real Oviedo 103 (39)
2000–2003 Malaga 104 (38)
2003 Nacional 15 (8)
2004–2006 Árabe Unido 0 (0)
Total 472 (203)
National team
1990–2005 Panama 32 (22)
Teams managed
2006 Panama
2006 Panama U-17
2007 Panama U-20
2007–2009 Malaga (assistant)
2010–2013 Panama
2014 Árabe Unido
2015– C.D. Aguila
* 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.

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


Born in Colón, Dely Valdés began his professional career in 1987 in Argentina with Deportivo Paraguayo of Argentina (after trying up to get in the Argentinos Juniors' Squad), where he scored 28 goals. He then moved to Club Nacional de Football in Uruguay, where he scored more than 100 goals and won the Uruguayan Championship in 1992.

In Europe, he played for Cagliari in Serie A and Paris Saint-Germain alongside Brazilian players like Raí and Leonardo in the French Premiére Division.

He then played in Spain's Primera División with Real Oviedo for three seasons and with Malaga for another three,where he became the most prolific goal scorer in Malaga's history in Primera División, before returning to Nacional. In 2005 he played for the Panama national football team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Panama was runner ups for the Gold Cup that year, losing the final against USA in the penalty shootout. He finished out his career in 2006 after playing two seasons with Panamanian club Arabe Unido.

He then signed with his former team, Malaga, a contract as assistant manager of the head coach, Antonio Tapia. He left Malaga in June 16, 2010 after the arrival of the new owner Qatari Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani. He left because he didn't have a contract and the whole team was renovated.

On September 14, 2010 he became head coach of the Panama national football team. He became Coach after the FEPAFUT chose him over the Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez. He has a contract for 10 months to coach the national team for the UNCAF Cup of Champions and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This contract has an option to be extended to include the Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in function of the results obtained.


Paris Saint-Germain

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