Getting to Know - Antonio Valencia
Name - Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera
Date of Birth - 4th August 1985
Place of Birth - Lago Agrio, Ecuador
Height - 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Youth Career -
1999-2001 - Caribe Junior
2001-2004 - El Nacional
Senior Career -
2003-2005 - El Nacional
2005-2008 - Villarreal
2005-2006 - Recreativo (loan)
2006-2008 - Wigan Athletic (loan)
2008-2009 - Wigan Athletic
2009+ Manchester United
International Career -
2004-2005 - Ecuador U20
Interesting Facts -
1 - Valencia transferred to Manchester United from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, but it was rumoured to be around £16 million.
2 - Valencia made his debut for Manchester United on 29th July 2009, scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-1 victory over Boca Juniors.
3 - Valencia assisted Wayne Rooney`s winning goal in the final of the 2010 League Cup against Aston Villa, earning him the title of Man of the Match.
4 - Valencia was fast-tracked through the Ecuador U20 team, along with Christian Benitez. In the 23 matches he played, Valencia managed to score 17 goals.
5 - Valencia gained his first international cap for Ecuador on 27th March 2005. He also scored his first two international goals at the same time.