Antonio Valencia

  • Date of birth : 04/08/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Ecuador Ecuador
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Luis Antonio Valencia

Luis Antonio Valencia

Clubs: CD El Nacional, Villarreal CF, RC Recreativo de Huelva (loan), Wigan Athletic FC, Manchester United FC

• Came up through the youth ranks at Ecuadorian club Nacional, making sufficient progress in the first team to earn a transfer to Villarreal in 2005 aged 20; spent most of the 2005/06 season on loan at Recreativo, helping the team from southern Spain win promotion to the top flight.

• A double goalscorer on his international debut – in a 5-2 win against Paraguay – he starred for his country at 2006 FIFA World Cup, starting all four matches.

• That provoked interest from Wigan, who brought him to England initially on loan until he signed a permanent deal in January 2008; scored seven goals in 89 appearances during three seasons with the Latics before he moved to United in June 2009 for an undisclosed fee.

• Earned a regular place in United's starting XI – generally on the right wing; his first goal in the UEFA Champions League brought a crucial 1-0 win at PFC CSKA Moskva and his deflected shot in stoppage time rescued a point at home to the same opponents in a 3-3 draw a fortnight later.

• Had made two Premier League appearances in 2010/11 before he sustained a dislocated and fractured left ankle on UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 against Rangers FC; returned in mid-March with a string of strong performances in the run-in as United won the title.

• Claimed his second title with the Red Devils in 2012/13, scoring once in 29 Premier League appearances. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: 
runner-up 2011

Last updated: 03/07/13 15.54CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Antonio Valencia
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/08/1985 (31)
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/09: Beşiktaş 0-1 Man. United

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United386
UEFA Europa League
Man. United30
Last updated: 25/11/2016 01:05 CET