Carlos Valdés (footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valdés and the second or maternal family name is Parra.
Carlos Valdés
Carlos Valdés at Preseason Training for the Philadelphia Union, Jan 2011.jpg
Valdés participating in preseason training
Personal information
Full name Carlos Enrique Valdés Parra
Date of birth (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Atlético Socopó
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Real Cartagena 33 (0)
2006–2009 América de Cali 97 (4)
2009–2010 Santa Fe 56 (1)
2011–2015 Philadelphia Union 75 (3)
2013 Santa Fe (loan) 32 (4)
2014 San Lorenzo (loan) 7 (0)
2015 Nacional (loan) 8 (0)
2015 Santa Fe 2 (0)
2017– Atlético Socopó 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Colombia U20 6 (0)
2008–2015 Colombia 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:29, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Carlos Enrique Valdés Parra (born 22 May 1985) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Venezuelan Primera División club Atlético Socopó.

Club career[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Valdés began his career in 2005 with Real Cartagena and appeared in 33 league matches. After impressing with Cartagena, Valdés joined storied Colombian club América de Cali the following campaign and was a stalwart in defense for the club for four years, where he appeared in 97 matches and scored 4 goals. In 2009, he joined Independiente Santa Fe and continued to be one of the top defenders in Colombia.

United States[edit]

On 20 January 2011, Valdés officially joined Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union[1] on a one-year loan deal. He made his debut for the Union on 19 March 2011, in the team's season opener for the 2011 MLS season, a 1–0 victory over Houston Dynamo.[2] In Week 7 of the season, Valdés was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance against the San Jose Earthquakes.[3] On 5 August 2011, the Union announced that it had secured the full rights to Valdes from his former club, Independiente Santa Fe of the Colombian First Division.[4]

Loans[edit]

Seeking to increase his national team prospects, Valdés returned to Santa Fe on loan in 2013 and later joined San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Primera Division Argentina on another loan[5] He briefly returned to Philadelphia following the 2014 World Cup before being loaned to Club Nacional de Football of Uruguay in 2015. He and Philadelphia terminated his deal in 2015.[6]

Atlético Socopó[edit]

In 2017, after a year-long injury, Valdés is signed by Venezuelan club Atlético Socopó, who is going to play in the first division for the first time.

International career[edit]

Valdés played with the Colombia U-20 squad at the 2005 South American Youth Championship, which Colombia hosted and won. He then competed at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands, helping Colombia to the Round of 16 before losing to the eventual champions, Argentina. In 2008, he made his debut for the Colombian senior national team.

The 13 May 2014 was included by coach Jose Pekerman in the preliminary list of 30 players for the World Cup of 2014.13 14 Finally, he was selected in the final 23-man roster on 2 June.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.[7]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 30 May 2010 Stadium mk, Milton Keynes, England  Nigeria
1–0
1–1
Friendly
2. 22 March 2013 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Bolivia
2–0
5–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

América de Cali

Independiente Santa Fe

San Lorenzo

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2005 Real Cartagena Categoría Primera A 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
2006 América de Cali 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2007 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2008 42 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 48 1
2009 12 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 16 2
Santa Fe 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2010 32 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 37 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2011 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 32 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 35 1
2012 33 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 35 2
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2013 Santa Fe Categoría Primera A 32 4 1 1 0 0 10 0 43 5
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
2014 San Lorenzo Primera División 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 14 0
Total Argentina 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 14 0
Colombia 216 8 1 1 0 0 25 0 242 9
USA 65 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 70 3
Career total 288 11 4 1 2 0 32 0 326 12

Updated 6 July 2013

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Colombia
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 3 1
2011 0 0
2012 2 0
2013 6 1
2014 4 0
2015 1 0
Total 17 2

Statistics accurate as of 6 June 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Judah (20 January 2011). "Union Solidify Defense with Colombian Duo". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ Union shock Dynamo, open season with a road win Archived 22 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ MLSsoccer.com (3 May 2011). "Williams, Daniel, Valdés Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  4. ^ Philadelphia Union Communications (5 August 2011). "Union secure full rights to Valdés, transfer Ruiz". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Carlos Valdes was presented at National Uruguay
  7. ^ "Carlos Valdés International Statistics"., Int.soccerway.com Retrieved on 16 July 2014

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Faryd Mondragón
Philadelphia Union captain
2012
Succeeded by
Brian Carroll