Copete with Santos in 2017
|Full name||Jonathan Copete Valencia|
|Date of birth||23 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Cali, Colombia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2014||→ Santa Fe (loan)||15||(3)|
|2019||→ Pachuca (loan)||13||(1)|
|2020||→ Everton Viña del Mar (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017
Born in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Copete started his professional career in 2005 in Venezuela, playing for Trujillanos. In 2007, he joined Atlético Trujillo in the second tier, scoring 16 goals in the club's promotion campaign.
After one year back at Trujillanos, Copete joined another Venezuelan team, Zamora, where he won the 2011 Clausura, but lost to Deportivo Táchira the season's final. The Colombian forward was also the top goalscorer of the 2011 Clausura.
In 2011, Copete joined Independiente Santa Fe, his first team in his home country of Colombia. There, he was a key player in his team's victory at the 2012 Apertura, scoring seven goals, including the championship goal in the second leg of the final against Deportivo Pasto.
After his championship winning season at Santa Fe, Copete joined Vélez Sársfield of the Argentine Primera División, which purchased 50% of his rights for a fee of US$3 million. Despite suffering an injury early on, his first season proved successful, as he helped Vélez to obtain the 2012 Inicial.
In January 2014, it was announced that Copete would rejoin Santa Fe after two years playing in Argentina, on loan until June.
After impressing in 2016 Copa Libertadores, Copete signed for Brazilian Série A club Santos on 23 May 2016, for a fee of US$1.5 million. He signed a four-year deal on 23 June, after the international transfer window opened.
Copete made his debut for the club on 29 June 2016, coming on as a half-time substitute for Vitor Bueno and scoring his team's first in a 2–3 away loss against Grêmio; four days later, again coming from the bench, he provided two assists and scored once in a 3–0 home win against Chapecoense. In October, he scored the winning goals in derbies against São Paulo and Palmeiras, taking his tally up to seven in the league.
In November 2016, Copete scored three goals in only two games, netting the winner in a 2–1 success at Ponte Preta and a brace in a 3–2 home win over Vitória, becoming the club's top goalscorer in the Brasileirão alongside Vítor Bueno. In March of the following year, his deal was extended for a further season.
On 9 July 2017, Copete scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 win against São Paulo. Late in the month, after scoring a double against Flamengo, he became the foreigner who scored more goals for Santos with 22, surpassing Juan Raul Echevarrieta.
Everton Viña del Mar (loan)Edit
On 4 November 2016, Copete was called up to Colombia national team by manager José Pékerman for two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Chile and Argentina. He made his full international debut eleven days later, replacing Daniel Torres in a 0–3 loss against the latter.
- As of 16 March 2020
|Atlético Trujillo||2007–08||Segunda División||20||7||—||—||—||—||20||7|
|Santa Fe||2011||Primera A||17||3||—||7[a]||1||—||—||24||4|
|Vélez Sársfield||2012–13||Primera División||22||0||1||0||8[b]||2||—||—||31||2|
|Santa Fe (loan)||2014||Primera A||15||1||—||6[b]||2||—||—||21||3|
|Atlético Nacional||2014||Primera A||16||3||5||1||10[a]||0||—||—||31||4|
|Pachuca (loan)||2019–20||Liga MX||13||1||4||1||0||0||—||—||17||2|
|Everton Viña del Mar (loan)||2020||Primera División||2||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||2||0|
- As of 25 January 2017
- Atlético Trujillo
- Venezuelan Segunda División: 2008–09
- Independiente Santa Fe
- Vélez Sarsfield
- Atlético Nacional
- "Statistics" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "Independiente Santa Fe, campeón de Colombia luego de 37 años" [Independiente Santa Fe, Colombia's champion after 37 years]. Observador Global (in Spanish). 16 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "El colombiano Copete ya es de de Vélez" [Colombian Copete is Vélez's player]. Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 24 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "Copete ya es de Vélez" [Copete is Vélez's player] (in Spanish). Vélez Sársfield. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "Jonathan Copete definió su equipo para 2014" [Copete decided his team for 2014] (in Spanish). Independiente Santa Fe. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "Jonathan Copete ya es jugador de Atlético Nacional" [Jonathan Copete already is an Atlético Nacional player] (in Spanish). El Espectador. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Santos acerta contratação de Copete e negocia apenas data da chegada" [Santos sign Copete and negotiate only the arrival date] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Atacante colombiano Jonathan Copete assina contrato com o Santos FC" [Colombian forward Jonathan Copete signs contract with Santos FC] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Que jogaço! Grêmio faz dois, deixa Santos empatar, mas vence no apagar das luzes" [What a game! Grêmio score two, let Santos draw, but win in the last minutes] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Com boa atuação de Copete, Santos vence a Chapecoense na Vila e volta ao G-4" [With good display from Copete, Santos defeat Chapecoense at the Vila and return to G-4] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Santos faz 1 a 0, segura São Paulo e sai vitorioso do San-São no Pacaembu" [Santos make 1–0, hold off São Paulo and leave the Pacaembu victorious] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Santos bate Palmeiras, entra no G-3 e acaba com longa série invicta do líder" [Santos defeat Palmeiras, get into G-3 and end with long undefeated run from the leader] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Santos bate Vitória e diminui distância para o Palmeiras, que empatou em BH" [Santos defeat Vitória and shorten distance to Palmeiras, which drew in BH] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- ""Salsa tranquila": primeiro pedido de música de Copete quebra a internet" ["Chill salsa": first music request of Copete breaks the internet] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "Copete assume artilharia estrangeira e sonha com grande título pelo Santos FC" [Copete takes over foreigner scoring chart and dreams with a great title for Santos FC] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 27 July 2017. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
- "Santos empresta o atacante Copete ao Pachuca, do México, por um ano" [Santos loan forward Copete to Pachuca, from Mexico, for one year] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- "Confirmado: llegó Copete a Everton de Viña del Mar" [Confirmed: Copete arrived at Everton de Viña del Mar] (in Spanish). Radio Agricultura. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
- "Convocação da Colômbia tem Copete, Mina e volta de Falcao após um ano" [Colombia's call up has Copete, Mina and Falcao's return after a year] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- Jonathan Copete at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Jonathan Copete". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 17 November 2016.