Carlos Valderrama

Carlos Valderrama
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Midfielder
  • 5' 9"
  • 157 lbs.
  • 09-02-1961
  • Santa Marta, Colombia

Carlos Valderrama may always be remembered for his unruly hair, but his play on the field will not be soon forgotten either.

Valderrama began his MLS career with the Tampa Bay Mutiny when the league started in 1996. He was named the league’s first Most Valuable Player in 1996 when he found the back of the net 4 times and had 17 assists.

After two seasons in Tampa Bay, Valderrama was traded to the Miami Fusion before eventually returning back to the Mutiny in 1999. In 2000, he led the league in assists when he recorded 26. He is currently second all-time in MLS assists with 114

In 2005, Valderrama was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI.

OTHER:

Valderrama made a name for himself in the soccer world well before MLS was formed. He had been a standout in his native Colombia since he began playing professionally in 1981.

Carlos Valderrama is one of the best players to every play for Colombia. He is the all-time leader in caps, 111, and scored 11 goals in his 13 seasons playing for his country.

HONORS/CAREER STATISTICS:

MLS MVP: 1996

MLS All-Time Best XI

2nd all-time in MLS assists

 

MLS appearances: 175

MLS goals: 16

MLS assists: 114

 

Colombian National Team caps: 111

Colombian National Team goals: 11

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2002 Colorado Rapids 27 27 1 2479 16 18 8 11 0 0 1
2001 Colorado Rapids 12 12 0 1130 3 4 0 10 0 1 0
2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny 12 12 1 1012 6 14 4 2 1 3 2
2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 32 1 2897 26 26 13 15 2 4 0
1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 27 27 3 2402 13 25 10 23 0 3 1
1999 Miami Fusion 4 4 1 360 2 5 2 1 1 0 0
1998 Miami Fusion 18 18 2 1542 12 16 8 7 1 2 1
1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny 20 20 3 1740 19 22 9 6 5 3 1
1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny 23 23 4 2059 17 24 12 10 3 0 0
Career Totals 175 175 16 15621 114 154 66 85 13 16 6

2002 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 5 5 1 461 0 6 3 4 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 27 27 1 2479 16 18 8 11 0 0 1

2001 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 12 12 0 1130 3 4 0 10 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Tampa Bay Mutiny 12 12 1 1012 6 14 4 2 1 3 2

2000 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 2 0 180 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 32 1 2897 26 26 13 15 2 4 0

1999 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 2 0 180 0 3 2 2 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Tampa Bay Mutiny 27 27 3 2402 13 25 10 23 0 3 1
MLS Regular Season Miami Fusion 4 4 1 360 2 5 2 1 1 0 0

1998 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Miami Fusion 2 2 0 180 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Miami Fusion 18 18 2 1542 12 16 8 7 1 2 1

1997 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 2 0 180 1 2 1 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Tampa Bay Mutiny 20 20 3 1740 19 22 9 6 5 3 1

1996 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Tampa Bay Mutiny 4 4 0 360 2 2 1 7 1 2 0
MLS Regular Season Tampa Bay Mutiny 23 23 4 2059 17 24 12 10 3 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

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