Antonio Valencia (Antonio Valencia) is one of the best in Ecuadorian football. He played for Manchester United for ten years before. He announced his retirement on Wednesday because of a problem with one of his knees.
Valencia said at a virtual press conference: “This is a difficult decision, because I am in a good state of mind, but I have some discomforts and my knees are uncomfortable.”
The 35-year-old added that the decision was made after talking to his family and he will continue to live in Ecuador.
“I don’t think this moment will be so fast, but my body requires me to make this decision. He wants to emphasize after finishing the last season of the Mexican club Querétaro: “I want to thank all those involved in my career and life people. “
As the team’s winger or winger, Valencia spent his best time at Manchester United and became the captain of the famous English club.
Valencia played at Old Trafford from 2009 to 2019. They won the Premier League twice in 2011 and 2013. They also won one FA Cup, two English League Cups and one Europa League.
After 338 games and 25 goals, he left Manchester United in May 2019.
In addition to participating in the America’s Cup four times, he was also a key player in Ecuador’s finalist for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Until last week, Valencia played for Mexico’s Querétaro (Querétaro) and became the team that ended his successful sports career. He played 14 games with Gallos Blancos and scored goals for the team, but Santos was eliminated in the Clausura Tour last weekend.
He started playing professional football at the El Nacional Club in Ecuador when he was 14 years old, and from there he went to Spain. Initially, he reached Villarreal, then Recreativo del Huelva, and then Wigan, where he got Alex United and Alex Ferguson).
After the end of the relationship with Manchester United, he returned to Ecuador and signed with the Quito League and Mexico.