|Full name||Edwin Armando Valencia Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||29 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Florida, Colombia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1996–2003||América de Cali|
|2004–2006||América de Cali||62||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2015.
Edwin Armando Valencia Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðwim baˈlensja]; born 29 March 1985) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Brazilian club Santos and the Colombia national team as a defensive midfielder.
Born in Florida, Valle del Cauca, Valencia joined América de Cali's youth setup in 1996, aged 11. He was promoted to the main squad in January 2004, appearing in 14 matches and scoring three goals in the campaign.
In 2007, after having his wage cut by half and thus forcing a release from América, Valencia moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining Atlético Paranense on a free transfer, along with fellow countryman and teammate Julián Viáfara. He made his Série A debut on 24 June 2007, starting in a 2–0 away win against Palmeiras.
On 12 April 2008 Valencia scored his first goal for Furacão, netting the game's winner in a home success against Toledo Colônia Work for the Campeonato Paranaense championship. He was an undisputed starter for the club, which his side narrowly avoiding relegation in the following seasons.
Valencia subsequently struggled with injuries and fell down through the pecking order, appearing rarely in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, despite appearing regularly, his contract was not renewed and he left Flu on 12 December.
After appearing with Colombia under-20s in 2005, Valencia made his debut with the full squad on 30 May 2006, coming on as a second half substitute for Fabián Vargas in a 2–1 friendly away win against Poland.
On 28 May 2014, after being regularly called up by manager José Pékerman, Valencia suffered an injury which forced him out of 2014 FIFA World Cup. Called up for 2015 Copa América, he started the first three games of the competition, suffering a serious knee injury in the last one and being sidelined for six months.
- As of 5 June 2016
|América de Cali||2004||Categoría Primera A||14||3||—||—||—||—||14||3|
|Atlético Paranaense||2007||Série A||20||0||—||—||1[b]||0||—||21||0|
- As of 21 June 2015
- Atlético Paranaense
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2009
- Colombia U20
- "Valencia consegue liberação e deve reforçar Furacão" [Valencia obtains release and may bolster Furacão] (in Portuguese). Furacão.com. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Palmeiras decepciona torcida e perde em casa para Atlético-PR" [Palmeiras disappoints supporters and loses to Atlético-PR at home] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 24 June 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Atlético-PR sofre, mas vence Toledo e mantém vantagem" [Atlético-PR struggles, but defeats Toledo and maintains advantage] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Fluminense acerta com Valencia" [Fluminense signs Valencia] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Sem renovar, Valencia se despede do Fluminense: "Ficará para sempre"" [Without renewing, Valencia bids farewell to Fluminense: "Will remain forever"] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Santos oficializa Edwin Valencia, ex-Flu, como reforço para temporada" [Santos officially brings former Flu player Edwin Valencia as the new signing for the season] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "La diferencia la hizo el arquero" [The goalkeeper made the difference] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 30 May 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Pékerman descartó a Edwin Valencia por lesión" [Pékerman ruled out Edwin Valencia due to an injury] (in Spanish). BolaVip. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Colombia's Valencia out for six months with knee injury". Daily Mail. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Edwin Valencia profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Edwin Valencia". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 January 2015.