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Armando Dely Valdés

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Full nameArmando Javier Dely Valdés
Playing positionST and CAM

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Armando Javier Dely Valdés (5 January 1964 - August 17, 2004) was a Panamanian football player. He was the elder brother of twins Julio Dely Valdés and Jorge Dely Valdés. He played for the Panama national football team and like his brothers, he was considered as one of Panama's greatest players.

Nicknamed "el Pelé Panameño", he started his playing career with CD Árabe Unido in his homeland.

In 1983 he was signed by Argentinos Juniors, he went on to win a number of major titles with the club, they were back-to-back league champions in the Metropolitano 1984 and the Nacional 1985. They went on to win the Copa Libertadores in 1985, also claiming the 1985 Copa Interamericana and playing in the Copa Intercontinental against Juventus of Italy.

Dely Valdés left Argentinos Juniors for fellow Argentine team Instituto de Córdoba. He went on to play for San Martín de Tucumán in Argentina, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Tel Aviv in Israel, Peñarol and Liverpool in Uruguay.

After retiring as player he went on to work as the assistant manager of the Panama national team between 1996 and 2001 and then became the coach of the Panama Under-20 team in 2001. On May 29, 2001 Daly Valdés suffered a heart attack which left him in a coma from which he never recovered, he was left in a permanent vegetative state in which he suffered septicemia and lung infections amongst other complications. He died in the Manuel Amador Guerrero Hospital in Colón in 2004. After his death, the Panamanian Football Federation decided to rename the Árabe Unido football stadium to Estadio Armando Dely Valdés.

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