Valencia club de Futbol, commonly referred to as Valencia CF, is a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia. The club was formed on the 18th March 1919 and plays its home matches at the Mestalla stadium. The Mestalla has a capacity of 48,600. Their current head coach is Albert Celades and their president is Anil Murthy.
Valencia CF Honors
Trophy-wise, Valencia have 6 La Liga titles, 1 Europa league, 8 Copa del Reys and 2 Super Cups. Valencia have also competed in two Champions League finals, in two consecutive seasons 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, but falling at the final hurdle in both of them.
Winners (6): 1941–42, 1943–44, 1946–47, 1970–71, 2001–02, 2003–04
Runners-up (6): 1947–48, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1971–72, 1989–90, 1995–96
Copa del Rey
Winners (8): 1941, 1948–49, 1954, 1966–67, 1978–79, 1998–99, 2007–08, 2018–19
Runners-up (9): 1934, 1944, 1944–45, 1946, 1952, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1994–95
Supercopa de España
Winners (1): 1999
Runners-up (3): 2002, 2004, 2008
Copa Eva Duarte (Predecessor to the Supercopa de España)
Winners (1): 1949
Runners-up (1): 1947
UEFA Champions League
Runners-up (2): 1999–2000, 2000–01
European Cup Winners’ Cup
Winners (1): 1979–80
Winners (1): 2003–04
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Winners (2): 1961–62, 1962–63
Runners-up (1): 1963–64
European Super Cup/UEFA Super Cup
Winners (2): 1980, 2004
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Winners (1): 1998
Runners-up (1): 2005
David Villa is the Famous player we’re going to mention in terms of Valencia. The striker has a phenomenal goals to games ratio, with 108 goals in 166 appearances from 2005 through to 2010. Villa has won all there is to win, to mention a few trophies, the World Cup, the European Championship and the Champions League. Villa had a prosperous career,and was part of what was labelled a ‘golden era’ for Spain.
Valencia CF Recent Times
In the early 2000s Valencia CF were one of the giants of Spanish football. Between the years 2000 and 2004, Valencia won 2 La Liga titles and reached 2 Champions League finals. However at the start of the 2010s, Valencia had debt issues, forcing them to sell some of their best players. David Villa was sold to Barcelona, David Silva was sold to Manchester City and Juan Mata was sold to Chelsea. In the early 2010s, Valencia were struggling to qualify for European football, however in the past few seasons Valencia have seen finishes inside the top 4 again.
The 2018/2019 season saw Valencia finish 4th in La Liga, win the Copa del Rey, reach the group stage of the champions league and the semi final of the Europa league. The top goalscorer for the season was Dani Parejo with 9 goals. The total spent on transfers for the season was 117 million Euros and the total income from transfers was 64 million Euros.
With 27 games into the season, Valencia are sitting 7th place with 42 points. Valencia reached the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, the semi finals of the Supercopa de Espana, but were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Valencia’s spending on transfers was 75 million Euros and their income from transfers was 46 million Euros.
Valencia usually have marginally less of the ball with an average possession of 48%. We would argue that Valencia CF have defensive issues, with just 6 clean sheets in 27 games. Valencia are certainly better going forward than they are defending, with an average of 1.6 goals per game, ranking them 6th in La Liga. Also shots on target could be another issue for Valencia this season, with an average of just 3.5 shots per game. Valencia have frequently used a 4-4-2 formation this season.
Daniel Parejo has been outstanding for Valencia CF this season. The central midfielder has 8 goals and 3 assists in 25 games. Parejo has the highest average match rating in the Valencia squad with a 7.39. Parejo has been at Valencia since July 2011, at his time at the club he has made 381 appearances and scored 65 goals.
Maxi Gomez has been a pivotal player for Valencia this season. The striker has 9 goals and 2 assists in 22 games, Despite not having the best of seasons, Gomez has scored many important goals for Valencia this season.
At just 20 years of age, we feel that Ferran Torres could be a future star. The right midfielder has the third highest match rating in the Valencia squad, with a 6.85. Torres has 4 goals and 4 assists in La Liga this season.
Official club name: Valencia Club de Fútbol S.A.D.
Address: Calle Pintor Monleón 4
46023 Valencia (Residents: 794.288). Spain
Tel: +34 (902) 011919
Fax: +34 (96) 3372335
Founded: Mar 18, 1919
Members: 40.000 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: Mestalla
Total capacity: 48.600
48.600 at international matches
Seats: 48.600. Built: 1919
Formerly: Luis Casanova
Under-soil heating: No
Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 70m