97 - Defender
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 23 (April 4, 1997)
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
2020: Started and played 90 minutes against Sacramento Republic FC on October 3... Started, playing 90 minutes against the Tacoma Defiance on September 27... Started and played 77 minutes against the Tacoma Defiance on September 24... Made his T2 debut, starting and recording 90 minutes at Tacoma Defiance on July 18.
CAREER: Began his professional career with Venezuela Primera División side Estudiantes de Caracas, where he made 14 appearances (nine starts) across all competitions in 2016 ... Joined Watford and was sent on loan to Segunda División B side Real Valladolid B on July 21, 2017, where he made 21 starts (15 appearances) ... Sent on loan to Spanish side CE Sabadell FC for the Segunda División B campaign, but did not make an appearance ... Featured on loan with Japanese Side JEF United Chiba of the J2 league in 2019, where he made 10 appearances (one start).
INTERNATIONAL: Competed with Venezuela in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he tallied one goal and made six appearances (six starts). Velásquez started for Venezuela in the U-20 World Cup Final in a 1-0 loss to England on June 11, 2017 ... Was recently called in by the Venezuela U-23 Men’s National Team for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament, where he started and played three consecutive first round matches.