Antonio Valencia

  • Date of birth : 04/08/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • 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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/06/2014 01:07 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador8510
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-4Man. UnitedMan. United9001
26.08.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0ChelseaChelsea6600
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool1-0Man. UnitedMan. United5300
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City4-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
05.10.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-2Man. UnitedMan. United1300
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-2StokeStoke1400
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3Man. UnitedMan. United9010
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
24.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff2-2Man. UnitedMan. United9000
01.12.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2Man. UnitedMan. United8400
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1EvertonEverton9000
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1NewcastleNewcastle1400
15.12.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-3Man. UnitedMan. United9001
18.12.2013English League CupQuarter-finalsStokeStoke0-2Man. UnitedMan. United9000
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-1West HamWest Ham9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueHullHull2-3Man. UnitedMan. United9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-2TottenhamTottenham9000
05.01.2014English FA CupThird roundMan. UnitedMan. United1-2SwanseaSwansea6300
07.01.2014English League CupSemi-finalsSunderlandSunderland2-1Man. UnitedMan. United8700
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0SwanseaSwansea9010
19.01.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
22.01.2014English League CupSemi-finalsMan. UnitedMan. United2-1
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0CardiffCardiff9000
09.02.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-2FulhamFulham2100
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United8200
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2Man. UnitedMan. United1000
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-3Man. CityMan. City2400
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-4Man. UnitedMan. United9000
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-0Man. UnitedMan. United2900
26.04.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-0NorwichNorwich9001
06.05.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-1HullHull9000
11.05.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1Man. UnitedMan. United100
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-1EcuadorEcuador9000
20.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageHondurasHonduras1-2EcuadorEcuador9000
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageEcuadorEcuador0-0FranceFrance5000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Antonio Valencia
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/08/1985 (28)
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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. United356
UEFA Europa League
Man. United10
Last updated: 26/06/2014 01:07 CET
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