José Manuel Velázquez

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José Manuel "Sema" Velázquez
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Velázquez Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 ACD Lara 14 (0)
2008–2009 Anzoátegui 32 (4)
2009–2012 Villarreal B 0 (0)
2011–2012Mineros (loan) 42 (2)
2012–2014 Panathinaikos 13 (1)
2014–2015 Mineros 26 (0)
2015–2017 Arouca 40 (3)
2017– Veracruz 6 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Venezuela U-20 4 (2)
2009– Venezuela 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2017

José Manuel "Sema" Velázquez Rodríguez, (born 8 September 1990 in Ciudad Bolívar) is a Venezuelan football defender. He is playing for Veracruz in Liga MX and he is also playing for the Venezuela national football team.

Club career[edit]

Velázquez started his career at just six when he started to play for various youth clubs in town. He made his professional debut with ACD Lara in 2007. Having made himself a regular at the age of 17, Deportivo Anzoátegui secured his services at the beginning of 2008.

He signed for Villarreal in 2009 to play for its reserve team. However, he did not feature in any match since he joined the squad, and was loaned to Venezuelan club Mineros de Guayana for the end of the 2010–11 season and the whole 2011–12 campaign.

On 7 July 2012, he signed a 3-year contract for Panathinaikos F.C..

International career[edit]

Velázquez has played at every level from Under-15 to Under-20.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 13 June 2016. Venezuela score listed first, score column indicates score after each Velázquez goal.[1]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 May 2009 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela 5  Costa Rica 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 13 June 2016 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States 19  Mexico 1–0 1–1 Copa América Centenario
3 3 June 2017 Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, United States 25  United States 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Under 20s[edit]

Velázquez was selected to play for Venezuela in the 2009 South American Youth Championship by César Farías, partnering Carlos Salazar in central defence. During the Round of 16 of the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Egypt, he play the full 90 minutes against UAE but Venezuela was eventually defeated 1–2.

Senior Team[edit]

Velázquez is a member of the Venezuela national football team, having debuted on 28 March 2009 against Argentina.


Deportivo Anzoátegui SC
AC Mineros


  1. ^ José Manuel Velázquez at Soccerway

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