Édgar Valencia

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Édgar Valencia
Personal information
Full name Édgar Everaldo Valencia Bobadilla
Date of birth (1971-03-31) March 31, 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Guatemala
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position midfielder
right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Galcasa
1993–1996 Municipal
1996–2003 Comunicaciones
2004 Deportivo Heredia 16 (2)
2005 Antigua GFC 18 (0)
2005 CD Suchitepéquez 10 (0)
2006 Antigua GFC
2008 Deportivo Amatitlán
National team
1991–2003 Guatemala 57 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2010

Édgar Everaldo Valencia Bobadilla (born 31 March 1971) is a retired Guatemalan football midfielder who spent his career playing for several clubs in Guatemala's top division and was also a member of the Guatemala national team.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Negro, Valencia started his professional career at Galcasa, then in 1993 he joined Municipal, and later had a lengthy spell at their eternal rivals Comunicaciones. In January 2008, he joined his brother Pedro at then second division side Deportivo Amatitlán,[1] postponing his retirement.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Guatemala in 1991 and earned a total of 57 caps, scoring 5 goals and representing his country in 13 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2] and playing in several UNCAF Cup tournaments as well as at the 1998, 2000 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[3] His final international was an August 2003 friendly match against Ecuador.


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