Player Details


Emilio Rentería


5' 9"


179 lbs

Date of Birth

10.2.1984 (36)


Caracas, Venezuela


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

MLS Career Highlights: Had appeared in 24 games, with 11 starts, entering this sea-son… Had five goals and one assist in that time...Made his first career MLS start on 9/26/09  vs. L.A. … Made his Crew and MLS debut on 9/20/09 at CHI… Signed by the Crew via  discovery on 8/19/09.

MLS Cup Playoff Career Highlights: Had started in his lone  playoff appearance on 10/31/09 at RSL.

CONCACAF Champions League Career Highlights: Made seven  appearances, starting two matches, entering this season… Had  three goal… His game-tying goal vs. Puerto Rico on 10/20/09 secured the Crew’s entry into  the 2009-10 quarterfinal round.

U.S. Open Cup Highlights: Had appeared in three  matches, starting one... had one goal during this time.

2010 MLS Season: Made 19 appearances, with nine starts... Had five goals (5/20,  5/23, 7/17, 7/24, 10/24)... Had four game-winning goals (5/23, 7/17, 7/24, 10/24)...  Had one assist (8/5)... Had one game-winning assist (8/5)... Had one yellow card (6/5)...  career goal in his very next game on 5/23 at KC... Missed match on 9/25 due to adductor  strain.

2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared in four matches, with  two starts... had two goals (10/21 at Joe Public).

2010 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in  three matches (6/29, 7/6 and 10/5), with one start ... Had one goal (7/6). 

2009 MLS Season: Appeared in five games, with two starts… Had one red card…  Missed match on 10/25 due to red card suspension… Made his first career MLS start on  9/26 vs. L.A. … Made his Crew and MLS debut on 9/20 at CHI… Signed by the Crew via  discovery on 8/19/09.

2009 MLS Cup Playoffs: Started one match in series vs. RSL…  Made MLS Cup Playoff debut on 10/31 at RSL.

2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League: Made three appearances, all as a substitute, entering this season… Had one  goal… His game-tying goal vs. Puerto Rico on 10/20/09 secured the Crew’s entry into the  2009-10 quarterfinal round. 

Other Pro Highlights: Begain his professional career in Spain, where he competed in the  Spanish second division with Levante UD from 2001-04... He then returned to his homeland  to compete in the Venezuelan first division, first with Deportivo Italia, where scored 12 goals  during the 2004-05 season... Renteria then joined UA Maracaibo, where he totaled 14 goals  in two seasons (2005-07), while also helping lead his side to two appearances in the Copa  Libertadores, the most prestigious club competition in South America... Played for Caracas  FC of the Venezuelan top flight from 2007-09, where he tallied 16 goals in that span, while  once again helping his club to two appearances in Copa Libertadores, including a run to the  quarterfinals in 2009, the club’s best-ever finish in that competition. 

Venezuelan National Team: Represented the Venezuelan national team at the under-17, U-20, U-23 and Senior levels, totaling 19 total goals at the youth levels and three goals  with the senior team in friendly matches.



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