Emilio Renteria

Emilio Renteria
Emilio Renteria
Real Name: Emilio Renteria
HT: 5' 9" WT: 178
Age: 35 (10/09/1984)
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

MLS Career Highlights: Had appeared in 42 games, with 25 starts, entering this season… Had 13 goals and three assists 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: Appeared in two matches with one start… 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

2012 MLS Season (As of 8/2): Appeared in 16 matches with 14 starts... Tallied his first goal of 2012 on May 23 at Seattle... Has two goals... Has two assists... Has three yellow cards..

2011 MLS Season: Appeared in 18 matches starting 14... Missed 15 matches due to injury (L Hamstring Strain, L Quad, concussion)... Had eight goals (4/23, 4/30 twice, 5/7, 8/13, 8/20, 9/28, 10/22)... Had two assists (10/15)

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)... Scored first career Crew and MLS goal on 5/20 at NY and followed it up with his second 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.

Personal: Enjoys relaxing on the beach and listening to music.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2012Columbus Crew27163154235014311740
2011Columbus Crew18148115924317361700
2010Columbus Crew199585713015181220
2009Columbus Crew5201770614401
Career Totals-6941163735612947895061
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