Luis Antonio Valencia

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3.6m fans
Plays for: Manchester United, Ecuador
Ranked: 58th in Premier League
Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, commonly known as Antonio Valencia , is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a right-back and also the vice-captain for Manchester United and the Ecuador national team. He had previously played as a right winger for a large duration of his career.

After progressing through the youth system at El Nacional, Valencia became a first team regular and made over 80 appearances for the club. He won the Ecuadorian Serie A with them before signing for La Liga side Villarreal in 2005. He only made two league appearances for the Spanish side in between loan spells at Recreativo for the 2005–06 season and later English Premier League club Wigan Athletic from 2006 to 2008. Wigan Athletic later signed Valencia on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in January 2008. His performances for Wigan Athletic soon attracted attention from several high-profile clubs, eventually signing for Manchester United in June 2009. Valencia has since won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, the UEFA Europa League and three FA Community Shields. Valencia was voted into the PFA Team of the Year in his debut season with the club.

Valencia made his Ecuador debut in 2004 and has represented his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2007 Copa América, the 2011 Copa América, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Copa América Centenario. Since making his debut, Valencia has won over 90 caps and scored ten goals for his country. Description provided by Wikipedia

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