Date: 7th August 2015 at 10:21am
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

Name – Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera

Date of Birth – 4th August 1985

Place of Birth – Lago Agrio, Ecuador

Position
Right winger
Right back

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
2005+ Ecuador

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.