Octavio Valdez ( born December 7, 1973 in Santiago Acutzilapan, Atlacomulco, Edo. De México ), also known by the nickname El Tavo, is a Mexican football player who can be used either in defense or in midfield.
- 2.1 club
- 2.2 national team
Valdez began his professional career in the 1995/96 season when CF Pachuca, with whom he won the Torneo Invierno his first in 1999 by a total of four league titles. As Valdez in the summer of 2001, he moved to the club for the first time, he showed an extraordinary skill in this regard. In the 2001 /02 season he was at Club América under contract, with which he won his second title in Torneo Verano 2002. Immediately after this success, he moved to Deportivo Toluca FC, with whom he immediately took his third title in the Apertura 2002. In the summer of 2003, he returned to his Exverein Pachuca and won with him in the Apertura 2003 its fourth and final title.
By the age of 35 years, Valdez played in the first Mexican League, where he was active for CF Monterrey in the 2008 /09 season. Since the summer of 2009, he plays in the second division, where he was in the 2009/10 season at the Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz under contract and is currently for Reboceros de La Piedad in use.
Between 2001 and 2004, Valdez completed a total of 30 international appearances for the Mexican national team.
He made his debut in a discharged on 11 April 2001 friendly match, which was won 1-0 against Chile. His last international match was on 13 November 2004 held as part of World Cup qualifiers against the selection of San Kitts and Nevis and was won 5-0.
Height of his national team career was his participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003, where he played in all five games of the Mexicans in full length and won the title. In this tournament, the Mexicans were able to prevail twice against the world champion Brazil, which was defeated in both the opening match and the final ( with a golden goal in the 108th minute) 1-0.
- Mexican masters: Inv 1999 Ver 2002 Ape 2002, ape 2003
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2003