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Valencia CF

Valencia CF
David Albelda lifts the 2004 UEFA Super Cup after victory over Porto in Monaco ©Getty Images

Valencia CF

Formed: 1919
Nickname: Blanquinegros (The White and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (2000), (2001)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1980
• UEFA Cup: 2004
• UEFA Super Cup: 1980, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 6 (2004)
• Spanish Cup: 7 (2008)

History
• On 5 March 1919 a group of footballers gathered in a bar on Calle Barcelona with the aim of creating a football team to replace the long defunct Club Valencia. Valencia CF was born, initially calling a field in Algiros home.

• Regional success brought admission into the Copa del Rey in 1923, the year Valencia moved to Mestalla, and by the end of the 1920s Los Blanquinegros had won promotion to Spain's second tier. By 1931 they were in the Liga, and though Real Madrid CF proved too strong in the 1934 Copa del Rey final, Valencia did not have to wait long for their time.

• Under charismatic club president Luis Casanova, the 1940s was a golden era for Valencia. Spearheaded by Epifanio 'Epi' Fernández and Edmundo Suárez, they returned to Mestalla – largely reconstructed following damage during the Spanish Civil War – with three Liga titles (1942, 1944, 1947) and two Spanish Cups (1941, 1949).

• The gold run dried up, but Alfredo Di Stéfano's entrance in 1970 changed that as he guided Los Blanquinegros to a last-day Liga triumph in his first season. The arrival of another Argentina-born star, Mario Kempes, at the end of the decade brought more success as El Matador scored the winning goal in the 1979 Copa del Rey final. Twelve months later Kempes missed a penalty in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup showpiece though Valencia nevertheless prevailed against Arsenal FC. Yet by 1986 they were enduring their first season outside the top flight in 56 years.

• Following the 1999 Copa del Rey triumph, the new millennium brought fresh success. Rafael Benítez guided the side to two Liga successes (2002 and 2004) and, having lost successive UEFA Champions League finals (in 2000 to Real Madrid CF and in 2001 to FC Bayern München), a 2-0 victory against Olympique de Marseille secured the 2004 UEFA Cup. Valencia added their seventh Copa del Rey in 2008.

Club records
Most appearances: Fernando Gómez (552)
Most goals: Mundo (206)
Record victory: 8-0 twice, most recently at home against Real Sporting de Gijón (Liga, 29 November 1953)
Record defeat: Sevilla FC 10-3 Valencia (Liga, 13 October 1940)

* Last updated 1 June 2011

Last updated: 15/08/11 20.07CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/04/2014 02:00 CET
ValenciaValencia1-0MálagaMálaga
EspanyolEspanyol3-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona
BetisBetis3-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia0-3SwanseaSwansea
ValenciaValencia3-1SevillaSevilla
GranadaGranada0-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano
KubanKuban0-2ValenciaValencia
AthleticAthletic1-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad
ValenciaValencia5-1St GallenSt Gallen
VillarrealVillarreal4-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-2AlmeríaAlmería
GetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia
St GallenSt Gallen2-3ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia2-2ValladolidValladolid
ElcheElche2-1ValenciaValencia
SwanseaSwansea0-1ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia3-0OsasunaOsasuna
TarragonaTarragona0-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-1KubanKuban
AtléticoAtlético3-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-0TarragonaTarragona
ValenciaValencia2-3Real MadridReal Madrid
ValenciaValencia2-0LevanteLevante
ValenciaValencia1-1AtléticoAtlético
CeltaCelta2-1ValenciaValencia
AtléticoAtlético2-0ValenciaValencia
MálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia2-2EspanyolEspanyol
BarcelonaBarcelona2-3ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia5-0BetisBetis
SevillaSevilla0-0ValenciaValencia
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-2ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia2-1GranadaGranada
ValenciaValencia0-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-1AthleticAthletic
LudogoretsLudogorets0-3ValenciaValencia
Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-0LudogoretsLudogorets
ValenciaValencia2-1VillarrealVillarreal
AlmeríaAlmería2-2ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia1-3GetafeGetafe
BaselBasel3-0ValenciaValencia
ValladolidValladolid0-0ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia5-0
(aet)
BaselBasel
ValenciaValencia2-1ElcheElche
OsasunaOsasuna1-1ValenciaValencia
SevillaSevilla21:05ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia17:00AtléticoAtlético
ValenciaValencia21:05SevillaSevilla
Real MadridReal Madrid21:00ValenciaValencia
LevanteLevante17:00ValenciaValencia
ValenciaValencia17:00CeltaCelta

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    23/11/2011, Valencia 7-0 Genk, Valencia
  • Biggest defeat:
    02/11/1993, Karlsruhe 7-0 Valencia, Karlsruhe
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  10
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  3
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  17
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 101
    David Albelda (  ESP)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 17
    David Villa (  ESP)
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