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Jorge Luis Dely Valdés (born March 12, 1967) is a Panamanian former footballer who played as a forward. He is a twin brother of Julio Dely Valdés and younger brother of Armando Dely Valdés.

Jorge Dely Valdés
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luis Dely Valdés
Date of birth (1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Colón, Panama, Panama
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Panama under-20 (manager)
Youth career
1975–1986 Atlético Colón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Central Norte
1988–1989 Deportivo Paraguayo
1989–1990 Porvenir
1991 Nacional
1992 Unión Española 30 (13)
1993–1994 Toshiba 47 (53)
1995 Cerezo Osaka 31 (19)
1996 Tosu Futures 25 (24)
1997–1998 Consadole Sapporo 60 (61)
1999–2000 Colorado Rapids 52 (17)
2001–2002 Omiya Ardija 50 (34)
2003 Kawasaki Frontale 18 (3)
2003–2005 Árabe Unido
National team
1991–2005 Panama 48 (19)
Teams managed
2006 Panama
2006 Panama U-17
2006–2007 Panama U-20
2009–2013 Panama U-17
2014 Tauro
2015 Águila (assistant)
2015 Tauro
2018– Panama U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Colon, Dely Valdés began his professional career in 1989 in Argentina with Deportivo Paraguayo of Argentina, where he scored 28 goals. A move to El Porvenir for the 1990 season did not prove successful, as a leg injury kept him out most of the season, and he moved to Nacional of Uruguay the next season, where he won the Uruguayan Championship in 1992. In the next year, he won the Chilean Cup championship with Unión Española.

Dely Valdés then moved to the Japan Football League, where he played with Toshiba. In his first season, 1993, he led the Japan Football scoring table with 20 goals, and improved that in 1994, again leading the league with 34. Delys Valdés was transferred to Cerezo Osaka for the 1995 season, and continued his dominance, scoring 19 goals. In the subsequent season he moved to Tosu Futures, where he scored 24 goals. For the 1998 season, Dely Valdés was signed by a Japan Football League club, Consadole Sapporo, looking to return to the first division; Jorge helped the team do just that, by scoring 40 goals in leading the team back. Dely Valdés remained with Sapporo in 1999, scoring 20 goals that season. He left them after the 1998 season.[1]

Dely Valdés returned to CONCACAF following the 1999 J. League season to play in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids.[2] Dely Valdés continued his scoring rate in the 1999 MLS season, registering 10 goals and 6 assists in 32 games for the Rapids. He continued to score in 2000, registering another 7 goals and 1 assist in 20 games, 13 starts, for the Rapids.

He returned to Japan to play for Omiya Ardija alongside compatriot Alfredo Anderson[3] and joined Kawasaki Frontale in 2003.[4]

International careerEdit

Jorge was a very dangerous striker for the Panama national team for over a decade, playing 27 games with the team in the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup Qualifying cycles.[5] He made his debut in a May 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Honduras and earned a total of 48 caps, scoring 19 goals.[6] He represented his country at the 1995 and 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups.[7]

In the Gold Cup of 2005, he scored two goals and led Panama to the final match against the United States.[8]

His final international was an October 2005 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the United States.

Managerial careerEdit

On August 8, 2014, he took over as manager at Tauro in his native Panama,[9] a position he held until leaving on December 30, 2014[10] to join his brother Julio at Águila in El Salvador.[11] He returned to Tauro in May 2015,[12] only to be replaced by Rolando Palma in October 2015.[13]

As coach of U-20 Panama, he managed to write history for the country by helping the national team to win the first ever match in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, a 2–1 victory over Asian champions U-20 Saudi Arabia in 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and qualified to the round of sixteen for the first time ever in Panamanian history of the U-20 World Cup.

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Panama national team
Year Apps Goals
1991 1 0
1992 2 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 2 0
1996 7 5
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 1 1
2000 10 3
2001 8 7
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 7 0
2005 10 3
Total 48 19

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.[14]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 August 1996 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada   Canada 1–2 1–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 22 September 1996 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Cuba 1–1 1–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 10 November 1996 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador   El Salvador 1–0 2–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 10 November 1996 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador   El Salvador 2–2 2–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 15 December 1996 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Cuba 3–0 3–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 5 December 1999 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Cuba 1–0 1–0 Friendly match
7 7 May 2000 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras   Honduras 1–1 1–3 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 21 May 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Nicaragua 2–0 4–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 3 September 2000 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico   Mexico 1–3 1–7 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 23 May 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras   Honduras 1–0 2–1 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
11 25 May 2001 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras   El Salvador 1–2 1–2 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
12 27 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras   Nicaragua 1–0 6–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
13 27 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras   Nicaragua 2–0 6–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
14 27 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras   Nicaragua 4–0 6–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
15 27 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras   Nicaragua 5–0 6–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
16 3 June 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras   Guatemala 1–2 1–3 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
17 17 July 2005 Reliant Stadium, Houston, USA   South Africa 1–0 1–1 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
18 21 July 2005 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, USA   Colombia 2–0 3–2 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
19 17 August 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala   Guatemala 1–0 1–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Unión Española

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Panameño Jorge Dely Valdés abandonó el Consadole Sapporo Crítica (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Rapids de Colorado contrataron anoche al panameño Jorge Dely Crítica (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Alfredo Anderson jugará con el Omiya Ardija del Japón PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Jorge Dely firma con el Frontale en Japón La Prensa (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Jorge Dely ValdésFIFA competition record
  6. ^ Panama – Record International Players – RSSSF
  7. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 – Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 – Full Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  9. ^ "Palma resigns, Jorge Dely Valdes new Tauro coach". 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Dely Valdes departs Tauro". 30 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  11. ^ Dely Valdés a Águila La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Tauro FC se encomienda a Jorge Dely Crítica (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Jorge Dely Valdés sale del Tauro, Rolando Palma regresa – RPC (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Jorge Luis Dely Valdes – International Goals

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