Carmelo Valencia Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Mar 01, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 07, 2022
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About Carmelo Valencia

Carmelo Valencia, full name Carmelo Enrique Valencia Chaverra, is a soccer player from Colombia.
Currently playing for the soccer team Atletico Junior in a center-forward position and has a prolific and successful career in sports.
Carmelo Valencia is right-footed and is known for his field-attacking skills. He has also made appearances with the Colombia National Team from 2007 to 2008. He has had many great performances. One of the best-ever displays of his skill and athleticism was in the Junior de Barranquilla 'tu papá' against the number one club in Copa Libertadores. After a powerful and skillful attack play, Carmelo Valencia led the team to a 4-1 victory.
He also played well in two games where Atletico Nacional faced Atletico Huila in 2007. It was the fight for the Apertura National Championship Mustang Cup, and Carmelo Valencia recorded the only goal in the first game. He then scored the first goal in the second match when two defenders crashed into each other, which allowed Carmelo to shoot the ball into the net. The game ended with another goal for his team, and the final score was 2-1. Carmelo Valencia led his team to be the Champions.
He also defended the title for his team the following year with another exceptional performance when he scored the first goal of the three against La Equidad. This led to a 3-0 defeat in the second-semester finals for the capital's team.
In 2009, Carmelo Valencia faced criticism after public admission that he faked a foul against Santa Fe's Agustin Julio during a league match on April 25, 2009. Agustin Julio was given a red card and was sent off because of the fakery. The League officials reviewed the play after Valencia's admission and banned him for one match for the misconduct.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Carmelo Valencia’s net worth?

Carmelo Valencia has a remarkable career in soccer. He has had several transfers, and his market value has peaked at an astounding 1.5 million pounds. His current net worth is around $5 million.

How much does Carmelo Valencia earn per year?

Even though Carmelo Valencia has had significant and expensive club transfers, there is little information about how much he earned from them. However, his annual salary is suggested to be around $160,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Carmelo Valencia?

Carmelo Valencia stands 5 ft 9 in tall (175 cm), an inch taller than the average male height in Colombia. His physical stats are described to be athletic.

How old is Carmelo Valencia?

Born on July 13, 1984, in Tutunendo, Colombia, Carmelo Valencia is 37 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Carmelo Enrique Valencia Chaverra was born on July 13, 1984, in the city of Tutunendo in Colombia. There are no details available regarding his childhood or the school he attended.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Carmelo Valencia’s partner?

Carmelo Valencia is currently married and even has a daughter, but their names and other details are unknown and kept private.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Carmelo Valencia has had many great performances and played for clubs from different countries. He is well known for his remarkable play against the club Copa Libertadores. He is the one who gets the credit for leading his team Atletico Nacional to a championship win against Atletico Huila after scoring two goals in two matches, including the finals, with the score being 3-1 in favor of his team.
He signed for K-League club Ulsan Hyundai on a three-year contract on January 18, 2010. In February 2013, Valencia was signed to the Chinese Super League, where he played for Tianjin Teda. Later in February 2015, Carmelo Valencia joined China League One side Beijing Enterprises Group.

What awards has Carmelo Valencia won?

Carmelo Valencia has had a prolific career and has led his teams to championship wins. He has been awarded as the 2X Top Scorer in 2011/2012 and 2016/2017 with nine and eleven goals, respectively.

Other Interesting Carmelo Valencia's Facts And Trivia

  • Carmelo Valencia has appeared on the elite list of celebrities born in Colombia.
  • He debuted at 19 in the National sports, while his international debut came four years later, at the age of 23.

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