Valencia FC Club de Fútbol is a football team. And they are from Spain. Shortly they play in La Liga League. As can be seen, until now they have won six La Liga titles, one Supercopa de Espana, eight Copa del Rey, and one Copa Eva Duarte.
And if we look at European competition, then we need to mention that they won one UEFA Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, one UEFA Intertoto Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup. And they won two times Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. This competition was the predecessor to the UEFA Cup.
Not to mention that they play two times in a row in the finals of the UEFA Champions League, but in both games, they were defeated.
As a matter of fact, they were a member of the G-14 group. In this group, you can find leading European football clubs. But after its end, they have been part of the original members of the European Club Association. Generally, they played in seven European finals, and they won four titles.
Also, they are founded in 1919 and in that period they play all their home matches at stadium Mestalla. However, in 2013 they should move to the new stadium, but the final move date was changed. In fact, the stadium is still under construction.
Valencia FC today is the third most sported team in Spain. As a matter of fact, they are right behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Besides their first, they have a global reputation for the prolific youth academy. In fact, the product of this academy is some of the world-class talents. And for more information, you can look at Soccer 10.
As a matter of fact, the foundation of this club was on 5 March 1919, and they were officially approved on 18 March 1919. Under those circumstances, their first president of the club was Octavio Augusto Milego Diaz.
On the other hand, their first match was on 21 May 1919, and in that match, they lose. However, in 1923 they moved to Mestalla Stadium. Their first trophy was in 1923 when they won the Regional Championship. And for the first time in their history, they have the opportunity to play in Copa del Ray.
Later the Spanish Civil War stopped their progress. But in 1941. they won Copa del Ray. And in the season 1941/42, they won their first title in La Liga. For sure we can say that they play great football in the next couple of years.
But at the beginning of the 1950s, they were not that good, but that was for a short time. In fact, in season 1952/53 they were winners of La Liga, in the next season they won again Copa del Ray. Not to mention that in this period they have one of the best players from that time.
The first big European successes were in season 1961/62 and season 1962/62 when they play in the finals of Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. As a matter of fact, today this cup is known as UEFA Cup. On the other hand, even in the next season, they played in the finale of this cup, but this time they were defeated. Equally important, in 1970 they were qualified for the European cup. But they didn’t have so great results.
On the positive side, in 1970 they were the champions of La Liga, in the next season they were in second place. And in the season 1978/79, they won Copa del Rey. Above all, in the season 1979/80, they won European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Only two years later Miljan Miljanić becomes a new head coach. But this season was a disappointment. They changed the coach, and they manage to avoid relegation. Besides, in the following years, they had a lot of financial problems and problems inside the club. Not to mention that they were relegated in the lower division.
After season 1986/87 they finally get a better result. In this situation, they were not so good, but still, they were better than the years before. Finally, in season 1991/92, they come in the top four in La Liga. And in 1992 they become a sporting limited company. Unfortunately, in the following years, they didn’t have so much success.
How did they return to the top of Spanish and European football?
At the beginning of the 2000s, they won a title in Supercopa de Espana. As a matter of fact, in this match, they won against Barcelona. But the best results were finals of the European Cup, and that was for the first time in their history.
Not to mention that in this season they make some great transfers, and this becomes a great background for the following success. In the next season, they have a great start in La Liga, but at the end of the season, they end in fifth place.
Secondly, in this season they again played in the finale of the European Cup, but again they were defeated. On the other hand, in 2001 they have some big changes in the club. In fact, they got a new president who makes those changes. But still, their best period was from 1999 to 2004. As a matter of fact, in this period they have had the most success.
In this situation, in 2002 they won the La Liga title, and this was for the first time in the last 31 years. But the next season was totally fiasco. They didn’t win any title. Although in the season before they were not so good, in the season 2003/04 they become again winners of La Liga. Not to mention that they won UEFA Cup in this season. Afterward this season they again have totally fiasco.
Well, the following years bring some problems. In fact, they were in the top five teams, but still, they have problems in the club. And after they solve the problems in the club, they didn’t have so much success in the competition.
For the last ten years, we can say that they were not so good. In fact, they have big oscillation. Basically one season with a great result, and in the next horrible result. As a matter of fact, if we look at the last couple of years, it’s obvious that they have some problems. In fact, in the season 2016/17, they end up in 12 places. And if we know how big this club is then this is a horrible result.
But next season was much better and they end up in the fourth place and they returned to Champions Leauge. Finally this year they won Copa del Rey and in the final match, they won against Barcelona. In fact, let’s hope that in this season they will have one great result. And that finally, they will have a couple of successful years.
Best players and records
In any case, every club in the world has some amazing players. Well, they aren’t different than any other club in the world. In the first place, we need to mention players with the most appearances.
In the first place, this is Fernando. As a matter of fact, he played 15 years for them, and in that period he played in 552 matches. So many times he was the captain of the team. In the second place, we need to mention Ricardo Arias. In his career, he played in 616 matches and in all that period he scored 287 goals.
And in the third place is good to mention David Albeld. He played 15 seasons for this club and in this period he becomes a legend, a myth. As a matter of fact, in his career, he played in 574 matches. Of course, here you can find more players, but for sure this there are most important.
Now when we know who has the most appearances, let’s find out who scores the most goals. In the first place is Mundo. In his playing career, he scored 191 goals.
In the second place, we need to mention Waldo Machado. As a matter of fact, in his career, he scored 117 goals for this club. And in the last place, but still important, we need to mention Mario Kempes. In his career, he played in 185 matches and in all that time he scored 116 goals.
Valencia FC signings
The transfer period is almost over, and they make some transfers. In any case, big clubs will always invest more money on transfers than small ones. And if we look at this club we will see that they make some transfers. Not to mention that they buy some players, but on the other hand they sell some players.
In the first place, let’s take a look who will play for them in the net season. From Barcelona, they buy Jasper Cillessen for €35 million. In the second place, we need to mention Maxi Gomez. As a matter of fact, they buy him form Celta de Vigo for €14,5 million.
In general, they have a couple more new players, but these two are the most expensive ones. And for sure they will be a great replacement for the players which leave the club.
In brief, they sell Neto for €26 million. And in the next season, he will play for Barcelona. In the second place, they sell Simone Zaza for €12 million. And in the next season, he will play for Torino. Maybe they finished their transfer period, but other clubs aren’t and for sure in the last couple of days we will see some great transfers.
In their first years, they played at Algiros stadium but in 1923 they moved to the Mestalla. But in 1950 they increased the capacity of the stadium and today this stadium is the fifth-largest stadium in Spain.
However, season 2008/09 should be the last one at this stadium. Because they need to move to the new stadium. But the club was in a financial crisis and work on the new stadium was stopped. In the meantime, they start to build the stadium, but to this day the stadium is not finished.
Valencia FC news
Unfortunately, news of Valencia FC we need to start with one bad information. In fact, Cristiano Piccini was injured on the practice and he was transferred to the local hospital. The first information says that he will need surgery.
And if we look at other news, well they are not so good too. In fact, we see that they didn’t make so much of transfers. And for sure the main reason for that is the situation in the club. Basically, you can smell a crisis in the air. But still, let’s hope that everything will end up fine. It would be nice that they have one great result at the end of the season.
Valencia FC fixtures
The new season of La Liga just started, and already we can enjoy some of the matches. And if we look at the last two games we can’t be satisfied. In fact, in the first match of the season, they played draw against Real Sociedad.
And in the last match, they were defeated. As a matter of fact, this match they played against Celta de Vigo. Still, they can’t be satisfied with the start of the season.
Specifically, if we look at the Valencia FC calendar. In front of them are so many great matches, and for sure it will not be an easy job to be in the first four on the table.
As a matter of fact, the first big match will be Valencia vs Barcelona on September, 14. Of course, until the end of the season, everything is possible. And for sure they can surprise us. But when we know that they have problems in the club, it will be a hard job.
And yes, we need to mention that their next match will be on Sunday, September 1. In this match, they will play against Mallorca. In any case, this season we will enjoy in some amazing games with great players. And for sure we will see some surprises.