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Antonio Valencia

16

D.O.B.

August 4th 1985

Birthplace

Sucumbios, Ecuador

Height

5' 11

Weight

11st 4

Nickname

Jacko

Position

Right Midfield

Signed

August 2006

Fee

Loan

Former Clubs

CD El Nacional, Villarreal, Recreativo Huelva (loan)

International

Ecuador

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Ecuador midfielder arrived at the JJB Stadium in August 2006 on a year-long loan deal from Villarreal.

Joined the Spanish club in 2005, but had a spell on loan with Recreativo Huelva.

Able to play in the centre or on the right wing, Valencia combines speed and skill going forward with high work-rate tracking back.

Earned 19 international caps before turning 21, netting two goals on his senior debut against Paraguay.

Featured in the 1-0 second-round defeat to England during World Cup 2006.

Played a prominent part for Ecuador in the Copa America 2007 tournament

This could be the season that see's Valencia explode onto the English Premier league

Spitting image of a young Michael Jackson ala Billie Jean era

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