Yonathan Del Valle

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is del Valle and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Yonathan Del Valle
Personal information
Full name Yonathan Alexander
Del Valle Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-05-28) May 28, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Valencia, Venezuela
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Maracaibo 11 (0)
2008–2011 Deportivo Táchira 47 (5)
2011–2013 Auxerre 0 (0)
2012–2014 Rio Ave (loan) 34 (3)
2013-2014 Paços de Ferreira (loan) 16 (3)
2014- Rio Ave 2 (0)
National team
2009– Venezuela 10 (0)
2009 Venezuela U20 11 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 August 2012

Yonathan Alexander Del Valle Rodríguez (born 28 May 1990) is a Venezuelan footballer. He currently plays for the Portuguese club Rio Ave, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

His first professional team was Carabobo FC, in which he didn't play too much due to his young age. Then he moved to Unión Atlético Maracaibo from which he exit after personal problems with the team. He signed with Deportivo Táchira on 2008, having more action and gaining more recognition to the point of being signed by Club Atlético Huracán from Argentina only to be send back after no official matches with the team because the foreign spots in the team were already full.

In August 2011 Del Valle signed with AJ Auxerre, becoming the first Venezuelan player in Ligue 1.

Following relegation in the 2011-12 season, he moved from Auxerre on loan to the Portuguese Primeira Liga side Rio Ave on 12 July 2012.

International career[edit]

On 25 September 2009 he became the first Venezuelan to score a goal in a FIFA competition, having scored against Nigeria in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Three days later he managed a hat-trick against Tahiti in the Venezuelan 8–0 victory.

Club statistics[edit]

Accurate as of 28 May 2013.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maracaibo 2007–08 11 0 1 0 12 0
Total 11 0 1 0 12 0
Deportivo Táchira 2008–09 14 0 2 1 16 1
2009–10 14 3 0 0 14 3
2010–11 19 2 5 0 24 2
Total 47 5 7 1 48 6
Auxerre 2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rio Ave 2012–13 23 2 5 0 0 0 28 2
Total 23 2 5 0 0 0 28 2
Career totals 81 7 5 0 8 1 94 8

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Deportivo Táchira

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