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Antonio Valencia Biography

Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, commonly known as Antonio Valencia, is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Manchester United and the Ecuadorian national team. After progressing through the youth system at El Nacional, Valencia became a first team regular and made over 80 appearances for the club before signing for La Liga side Villarreal CF in 2005. He only made two league appearances for the Spanish side in between successful loan spells at Recreativo de Huelva for the 2005–06 season and later English Premier League club Wigan Athletic from 2006 to 2008. Wigan later signed Valencia on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in January 2008. His performances for Wigan soon attracted attention from several high profile clubs and he turned down a move to Real Madrid before signing for Manchester United in June 2009. Valencia has since won the 2009–10 Football League Cup, the 2010 FA Community Shield, and the 2010–11 Premier League during his time at Manchester United. He was also voted into PFA Team of the Year in his debut season. In the International front, Valencia made his Ecuador debut in 2005 and scored two goals in the process. He represented his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2007 Copa América and the 2011 Copa América. Since making his debut, Valencia has won 52 caps and scored six goals for his country.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera
Nationality Ecuador
Position Defender
Current Club Manchester United
Shirt Number 25
Career
Clubs
Manchester United Jul 2009 - Present
Wigan Athletic Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
Villarreal Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
Recreativo Huelva Jan 2006 - Jul 2006
CD El Nacional Jan 2003 - Aug 2005
National
Ecuador Jan 2004 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Manchester United
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 8 1 0 2 0 720
UEFA Champions League 1 0 0 1 0 90
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 Premier League 28 1 3 5 0 2483
UEFA Europa League 9 0 1 0 0 750
League Cup 4 0 1 2 0 360
Community Shield 1 0 1 0 0 90
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2015/2016 Premier League 14 0 3 1 0 853
UEFA Champions League 3 0 1 0 0 140
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 170
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 0 0 44
2014/2015 Premier League 32 0 2 4 0 2583
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
2013/2014 Premier League 29 2 3 7 2 1939
UEFA Champions League 10 2 2 1 0 758
League Cup 3 0 0 0 0 236
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 63
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 30
2012/2013 Premier League 30 1 5 6 0 2207
FA Cup 6 0 0 0 0 357
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 1 0 200
2011/2012 Premier League 27 4 14 3 0 2120
UEFA Champions League 5 1 1 0 0 400
League Cup 3 1 0 0 0 300
FA Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 0 0 14
2010/2011 Premier League 10 1 2 1 0 743
UEFA Champions League 7 1 1 1 0 466
FA Cup 2 0 0 0 0 109
Community Shield 1 1 1 0 0 90
2009/2010 Premier League 34 5 9 3 0 2613
UEFA Champions League 9 2 3 0 0 586
League Cup 4 0 0 0 0 198
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 33
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 57
Total 301 23 53 38 2 22522
Wigan Athletic
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Villarreal
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Recreativo Huelva
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CD El Nacional
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National
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Ecuador
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification South America 12 1 3 2 0 1080
2016 USA Copa America 4 1 1 1 2 322
2014 Brazil WC Qualification South America 15 0 0 3 2 1350
World Cup 3 0 0 1 1 230
2011 Argentina Copa America 1 0 0 0 0 46
2010 South Africa WC Qualification South America 11 2 0 6 1 943
2007 Venezuela Copa America 3 1 0 0 0 270
2006 Germany World Cup 4 0 1 2 0 316
Total 53 5 5 15 6 4557

Antonio Valencia Latest News & Articles

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Guardiola, Kane win monthly Premier League awards
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FIFA 18: Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia behind Wycombe Wanderers' 48-year-old goalkeeper in one particular rating
FIFA 18: Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia behind Wycombe Wanderers' 48-year-old goalkeeper in one particular rating
Valencia's weak foot rating stands at a lowly one-star.
Watch: Man Utd defender Antonio Valencia pays the price as EA Sports take FIFA 18's visual detailing to whole new level
Watch: Man Utd defender Antonio Valencia pays the price as EA Sports take FIFA 18's visual detailing to whole new level
It was clear that EA Sports take their job quite seriously when Antonio Valencia reacted to a shot to his groin in FIFA 18.
Twitter reacts after Manchester United demolish Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford
Twitter reacts after Manchester United demolish Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford
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5 current Premier League players who have shifted positions successfully
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Reports: Juventus determined to land Manchester United defender
United boss Jose Mourinho doesnt want the defender to leave.
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EPL 2016/17: Manchester City vs Manchester United Combined XI
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The cream of the crop from the two Manchester sides.
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Manchester United have had an average season but these five players have impressed.
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