Valencia football club is also officially known as Valencia Club de Futbol. Commonly known to many as Valencia CF or just Valencia, it is a giant Spanish club which is based in Valencia.
This club is a force to be reckoned with in the La-Liga table. Valencia has won a total of six La Liga titles, one UEFA Cup and 8 Copa del Rey titles amongst many other prestigious trophies. This club has also managed to reach the UEFA Champions League final twice but losing both times to Real Madrid in 2000 and to Bayern Munich 2001 respectively. It is important to note that Valencia has reached seven significant finals in the European league winning four of them.
The club was founded in 1919 and Valencia has played in their stadium since the year 1923, but there were plans for the club to change home ground from Mestalla to Nou Mestalla. This, however, never came to pass since the stadium is still under construction.
Another important fact that anyone should take note of is that Valencia is the third club in Spanish La Liga with a considerable fan base right fierce rivalries Real Madrid and Barcelona FC. Recently, the club has gained a lot of popularity, especially for their youth academy. Valencia academies have produced top stars the likes of Raul Albiol, Andres Palop, David Silver amongst other big names. Currently, big names that have emerged from Valencia’s include stars like Isco presently playing for Real Madrid, Jordi Alba playing for Barcelona and many more other incredible players.
The Spanish Civil war interfered with the well-being and regular operation of the team until 1941. This bad spell was brought to an end after Valencia won Copa del Rey after defeating RCD Espanyol. The club continued with the excellent steak and earned themselves their first La Liga title. Even though winning La Liga title back then was not as prestigious as winning the Copa del Rey it was still a significant achievement for the young team.
In the 50s, the club once again failed to emulate the past culture of the success of the 40s. The club was able to finish 2nd runners up, a result that was not familiar to them. That season they had achieved less like a team, but other dimensions still went on smoothly. For instance, they managed to restructure Mestalla their home stadium to accommodate more fans to the tune of 45000.
In the year 1982, the club had to sack the current manager and appointed Mijan Miljanic. This was after a terrible season which saw them finish at 17th position. The club was on the verge of facing the relegation zone. The crisis continued to build as the club was in substantial debt and could be able to solve most of the problems facing them. Worse came to worst, and the club was relegated in the year 1985-86 football season.
In the 2000s the club management appointed a new president who restored its glory. They started by winning the Spanish Super Cup after beating Barcelona. Since then, Valencia has successfully competed across the European Leagues and is doing quite well in the Spanish La Liga.