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Carmelo Valencia

Personal information
Full nameCarmelo Enrique Valencia Chaverra
Date of birth13 July 1984(age 32)
Place of birthTutunendo, Chocó, Colombia
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubUlsan Hyundai

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Carmelo Valencia (born 13 July 1984 in Tutunendo Chocó, Colombia) is a Colombian soccer player who currently plays for Ulsan Hyundai in the K-League. He has also played for Atlético Nacional, Deportivo Pasto and Real Cartagena.

Valencia has a wife and a daughter.

Carmelo Valencia's greatest performances came in the two games in which his team Atletico Nacional faced Atletico Huila for the 2007 Apertura National Championship Mustang Cup. He recorded the only goal in the game at Huila. In the second game he opened the score with a goal after the Huila defenders crashed into each other leading the way to Valencia putting Huila's championship hopes out of reach. The game ended 2-1 and the aggregate score was 3-1 in favor of the reigning champion Atletico Nacional. He then helped Nacional defend their title in the second semester finals versus La Equidad by scoring the first goal in a 3-0 defeat of the capital's team. He's now scored a combined three goals in Colombian Mustang Soccer finals.

Valencia gained notoriety for his public admission that he faked a foul which resulted in the sending off of an opponent, Santa Fe's Agustín Julio, during a league match on 25 April 2009. League officials banned Valencia for one match following their review of the play in the wake of his admission.

On 18 January 2010, Valencia signed for K-League club Ulsan Hyundai on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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