Nuno Jorge Pereira Silva Valenta, commonly known as Nuno Valente, is a Portuguese international football player who currently features for the English Premier League side Everton. He plays as a left back.
Nuno Valente began his career in the Portuguese second division with Portimonense in 1993 and moved to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in 1996. He however failed to impress at the Stadium of Lights and was sold off to CS Maritimo one season later but then after one year was recalled to Sporting.
Valente however left Sporting for good in the summer of 1999 and moved to Leiria where he was to meet Jose Mourinho. Mourinho had failed in Nuno Valente and when he left Leitia to take charge of Portuguese powerhouse FC Porto, he took Valente with him. Valente had played 87 league matches in three season.
Nuno Valente won the Portuguese league title in 2003 and 2004, the UEAF Cup in 2003 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004 with FC porto and after 56 league appearances left Porto in the summer of 2005 for English Premier League side Everton. He did struggle in the beginning in the Premiership but has been a first choice regular since 2006.
Nuno Valente made his international debut for Portugal in 2002 and has played for his nation at Euro 2004 and the 2006 Germany World Cup