Valencia CF – The 3rd biggest club of LaLiga
Valencia Football Club is also known as Valencia CF is a Spanish Football Club located in Valencia, Spain. The football club currently belongs to the league league league football league of Spain - LaLiga . The full name of the club is Valencia Club de Fútbol and the nickname is Los Che.
The trophy cabinet of the club is quite prestigious with 8 Copa Del Rey titles, 6 League titles, 1 Spain Super Cup, 3 UEFA Cup titles, 2 European Super Cup and 1 Recopa title. Till now, the club has reached to the 7 major European finals and won four of those.
The Spanish Civil War was the main reason for the decline of the club and until 1941, when the club won COPA title, there was no development in the club.
Very next season, the club also won the Spanish Title and emerged as a top level football club in the country. The club played its matches in Algirós from the start and then moved to Mestalla Stadium in 1923.
Serious fans may know some facts about the club but not all of them. So we round up some facts about Valencia CF.
Mestalla is the home stadium of Valencia since 1923 with a capacity of 49,500 seats. After the two Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is the 3rd most supported club in the country. And in terms of support, the club is one of the biggest in the world with more than 50,000 season ticket holders.
The youth academy of Valencia has produced finest players recently including Jordi Alba, Isco, Jose Gaya, Paco Alcacer and Juan Bernat. Players like David Silva, Raúl Albiol, and Miguel Ángel Angulo are also the product of Valencia youth academy.
Traditionally, the kit of the club is a mixture of white and black with white shirts and black shorts. The away kit of the club is on the orange side and the third kit is a mixture of yellow, orange and blue.
Adidas, Nike, and Puma have contributed to the kit manufacturing of the club with Puma the current kit manufacturer.
Valencia CF ended 4th in the LaLiga table in the 2018-19 season but the highlight of the season was winning Copa Del Rey. They beat FC Barcelona by 2-1 and clinched 8th Copa title of their history.
In round of 32, Valencia beat Ebro with an aggregate of 3-1. The club then faced Sporting Gijon in RO16 where they edged the opponent with 4-2.
Valencia faced a bit easier draw in the Cup as compared to the other finalist - FC Barcelona. In quarter finals, Barcelona faced Sevilla while Valencia was drawn against Getafe.
In the Semi's, Valencia beat Real Betis with a scoreline of 3-2 while Barcelona defeated their arch rivals Real Madrid with the aggregate of 4-1.
Here are some fun facts about the club which you may not know:
Information includes: Age of the players, Matches, Minutes played, Goals scored, Zero, Substitutions, Substitutions, Yellow cards, Red cards, Traffic signals.