Valencia

Formed1919
GroundMestalla
Capacity48600
AddressAvenida Suecia, s/n 46010 - Valencia
Ground Info Mestalla is a football stadium in Valencia, Spain. The stadium is the home of Valencia Club de Fútbol and has a capacity of 48,600 seats, making it the 8th-largest stadium in Spain, and the largest in the Valencian Community. The North Stand of the stadium is known for its very steep section. The Estadio Mestalla was inaugurated with a friendly match on 20 May 1923 between Valencia CF and Levante UD. The new stadium had a capacity of 17,000 spectators, which was increased to 25,000 four years later. During the Civil War, the Mestalla was used as a concentration camp and storage warehouse. It would only keep its structure, since the rest was an empty plot of land with no terraces and a grandstand damaged during the war. During the 1950s, the Mestalla was renovated, resulting in a stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 spectators. It was severely damaged by the flood of October 1957 when the Turia River broke its banks. The stadium soon returned to operational use with some more improvements, such as the addition of artificial lighting, and was inaugurated during the 1959 Fallas festivities. In 1969, the stadium's name was changed to Estadio Luis Casanova, to honour club president Luis Casanova Giner. The change lasted for a quarter of a century, when Casanova admitted that he was completely overwhelmed by such an honour and requested in 1994 that the stadium's name be returned to Mestalla. 1972 saw the inauguration of the club's head office, located in the back of the numbered terraces. It consisted of an office designed in the avant-garde style with a trophy hall, which held the flag the club was founded on. The summer of 1973 ushered in another change at Mestalla, the introduction of goal seats, which meant the elimination of fourteen rows of standing room terraces.
HonoursValencia Club de Fútbol, commonly referred to as Valencia CF or simply Valencia, is a Spanish professional football club in Valencia.
They play in La Liga. Valencia have won six La Liga titles, eight Copa del Rey titles, one Supercopa de España and one Copa Eva Duarte. In European competitions, they have won two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and one UEFA Intertoto Cup. They have also reached two UEFA Champions League finals in a row, losing to La Liga rivals Real Madrid in 2000 and German club Bayern Munich on penalties after a 1–1 draw in 2001. Valencia were also members of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs and since its end has been part of the original members of the European Club Association. In total, Valencia have reached seven major European finals, winning four of them.

Valencia were founded in 1919 and have played their home games at the 55,000-seater Mestalla since 1923. They were due to move into the new 75,000-seater Nou Mestalla in the northwest of the city in 2013, but the final move date has been postponed due to ongoing financial problems.

Valencia is the fourth-most supported football club in Spain, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.[5] It is also one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of number of associates (registered paying supporters), with more than 50,000 season ticket holders and another 20,000+ season ticket holders on the waiting list, who can be accommodated in the new 75,000-seater stadium.

Over the years, the club has achieved a global reputation for their prolific youth academy, or "Acadèmia." Products of their academy include world-class talents such as Raúl Albiol, Andrés Palop, Miguel Ángel Angulo, Javier Farinos, David Albelda, Gaizka Mendieta and David Silva. Current stars of the game to have graduated in recent years include Isco, Jordi Alba, Juan Bernat, José Gayà, Carlos Soler, Ferran Torres and Paco Alcácer.
Honours:
Domestic
La Liga
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
Segunda Division
Winners (2): 1930–31, 1986–87
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
Copa Presidente FEF (es) (predecessor to the Supercopa de España)
Runners-up (1): 1947
European
UEFA Champions League
Runners-up (2): 1999–2000, 2000–01
European Cup Winners' Cup
Winners (1): 1979–80
UEFA Cup
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
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Valencia Players List

  Name PositionAgeHeight
1 Jaume Doménech Goalkeeper 31 185cm
2 Thierry Correia Defender 23 176cm
3 Toni Lato Defender 24 171cm
4 Eliaquim Mangala Defender 31 187cm
5 Gabriel Paulista Defender 31 187cm
6 Ferro Defender 25 191cm
7 Gonçalo Guedes Forward 25 179cm
8 Carlos Soler Midfielder 25 180cm
9 Kévin Gameiro Forward 35 172cm
9 Shon Weissman Forward 26 174cm
10 Christian Oliva Midfielder 25 178cm
11 Patrick Cutrone Forward 24 183cm
12 Mouctar Diakhaby Defender 25 192cm
13 Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper 33 187cm
14 José Gayà Defender 26 172cm
15 Hugo Guillamón Defender 22 182cm
16 Álex Blanco Forward 23 175cm
17 Denis Cheryshev Forward 31 179cm
18 Daniel Wass Defender 32 178cm
19 Uros Racic Midfielder 24 193cm
20 Kang-in Lee Midfielder 21 173cm
21 Manu Vallejo Forward 25 167cm
22 Maxi Gómez Forward 25 186cm
23 Jason Forward 27 178cm
24 Cristiano Piccini Defender 29 189cm
25 Cristian Rivero Goalkeeper 24 188cm
30 Yunus Musah Forward 19 178cm

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