Born on 4 August 1985, in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. Ecuadorian professional footballer Antonio Valencia, who is currently playing as a wing-back for Premier League club Manchester United and his country’s national team, has an estimated net worth of $14 million. The soccer star’s career began at the age of 11 when he caught the eyes of football scout Pedro “Papi” Perlaza who brought him to the local FA-run sports academy in Sucumbíos. Later, he joined El Nacional, where he quickly made a breakthrough into the club’s senior team and featured over 80 times. In 2005, he made a switch to La Liga side Villarreal where he received the opportunity to make his debut along his idol Édison Méndez. In 2006, Valencia moved to England, joining Wigan Athletic and staying there until 2009 when he decided to ink deal with Manchester United. There, he has established himself as an important member of the squad and was voted into PFA Team of the Year during his debut season. Internationally, Valencia been with Ecuador’s national team since 2005 and was included in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2007 Copa América, the 2011 Copa América, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making more than 70 appearances and scoring 8 goals in the process. With the Red Devils, he has also won scores of titles including the Football League Cup in 2010, the 2010 FA Community Shield, the 2010–11 Premier League and again the 2012–13 Premier League.