Carmelo Valencia

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valencia and the second or maternal family name is Chaverra.
Carmelo Valencia
Personal information
Full name Carmelo Enrique Valencia Chaverra
Date of birth (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Tutunendo, Chocó, Colombia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
La Equidad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Atlético Nacional 12 (1)
2005 Real Cartagena 15 (4)
2005 Deportivo Pasto 17 (5)
2006–2008 Atlético Nacional 73 (16)
2009 Millonarios 40 (15)
2010 Ulsan Hyundai 24 (8)
2011–2012 Newells Old Boys 8 (1)
2012 La Equidad 45 (17)
2013–2014 Tianjin Teda 55 (23)
2015–2016 Beijing Enterprises 40 (15)
2017– La Equidad 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Colombia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016.

Carmelo Enrique Valencia Chaverra (born 13 July 1984 in Tutunendo Chocó, Colombia) is a Colombian soccer player who currently plays for La Equidad.

Club career[edit]

Carmelo Valencia's greatest performances came in the two games in which his team Atletico Nacional faced Atletico Huila for the 2007 Apertura National Championship Mustang Cup. He recorded the only goal in the game at Huila. In the second game he opened the score with a goal after the Huila defenders crashed into each other leading the way to Valencia putting Huila's championship hopes out of reach. The game ended 2-1 and the aggregate score was 3-1 in favor of the reigning champion Atletico Nacional. He then helped Nacional defend their title in the second semester finals versus La Equidad by scoring the first goal in a 3-0 defeat of the capital's team. He's now scored a combined three goals in Colombian Mustang Soccer finals.

Valencia gained notoriety for his public admission that he faked a foul which resulted in the sending off of an opponent, Santa Fe's Agustín Julio, during a league match on 25 April 2009. League officials banned Valencia for one match following their review of the play in the wake of his admission.[1]

On 18 January 2010, Valencia signed for K-League club Ulsan Hyundai on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[2]

Valencia signed a contract with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda in February 2013.[3]

In February 2015, Valencia transferred to China League One side Beijing Enterprises.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Valencia has a wife and a daughter.


  1. ^ ""Cunning" Colombian player banned after admitting dive". Reuters. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Ulsan Tigers Sign Valencia". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  3. ^ "泰达第四外援已敲定 哥伦比亚联赛MVP+金靴加盟". Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  4. ^ 北控敲定外援第三签 泰达快马瓦伦西亚正式加盟 at 2015-02-24 Retrieved 2015-02-25

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