Aquivaldo Mosquera is a professional footballer from Colombia who plays as a defender. Mosquera began his professional career at the biggest club in Colombian football, Atletico Nacional. In 2000, Mosquera broke into the club’s first team after climbing through their youth setup. Not only did he make a quick appearance at the top level, at just 19, Mosquera became a regular almost instantly, in the lineup.
In over 5 seasons, Mosquera played over 150 games for Atletico Nacional and scored 13 goals in his time there.
In 2005, Mosquera moved to Mexico to play with CF Pachuca. An instant hit with the fans, Mosquera was a regular in the lineup that went on to win the 2006 Clausura Championship title as well as the 2006 edition of the Copa Sudamericana. The brother of Josimar Mosquera, Aquivaldo was called up to the national team in about the same time.
In 2007, after 100-odd games and 10 goals for CF Pachuca, Mosquera was spotted and bought by Sevilla FC in Spain’s La Liga. In the two season he spent with the Spanish giants, Mosquera started off as a regular in the team but soon, poor performances and an inability to cope with the higher level of football in the country, and in the Champions League, meant that he would soon find himself warming the bench and then playing with the reserves.
During his stint in Spain, Mosquera only played 37 games over two seasons and towards the end, his appearances were mostly as a substitute.
In 2009, after his departure from Sevilla, Mosquera moved back to Mexico and joined Mexican giants, Club America. Mosquera, who was the captain of the Colombian national team in the 2010 World Cup Qualifying campaign until he was dropped from the Sevilla playing eleven, was made the captain at Club America too, to fill in for the injured Salvador Cabanas.
Along with the 2006 edition of the Clausura title in Mexico, Mosquera also has winners medals from the 2005 Copa Mustang I in Colombia, the 2007 Clausura title of the Mexican Primera Division, the 2007 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup as well as the Spanish Super Cup in 2007.
In 2006-07, Mosquera was also named as the best defender in the Mexican Primera Division when he was awarded the Balon de Oro – Central Defender or the Golden Ball – Central Defender, for the season.