Peter Lim has my full respect: LaLiga chief Tebas

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has defended Peter Lim, the majority shareholder of Valencia FC, stating that without the Singaporean, the 101-year-old club might not even be in existence today.  “When Lim bought Valencia CF, I remember that there were 25,000 people who turned out at the stadium to thank him. It seems as if we […]

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Maxi and Gaya the heroes as Valencia battle to victory over Real Sociedad

Just seconds before the first half ended, Real Sociedad’s Mikel Merino surged into Valencia’s half attempting to start one last attack. Maxi Gomez was having none of that as The Bull made a 30-metre charge, barged into the midfielder, and received a yellow card for his troubles.

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Guillamon, Esquerdo, and Racic: Why Valencia are moving quickly to tie down their young stars

While Valencia have not yet moved in this summer’s transfer market, they have been aggressive in securing the futures of their fledging talents. Highly-rated centre-back Hugo Guillamon and midfielder Vicente Esquerdo have already renewed contracts earlier. Towering midfield enforcer Uros Racic is the latest to follow, committing to the club until 2024. They follow in […]

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Perfect start for Gracia as Valencia edge Levante in six-goal thriller

Twice they fell behind. Twice they fought back and finally secured victory. After a turbulent summer, after many had said that Valencia would be wiped out this season, this was the start that new coach Javi Gracia and his young team badly needed. In a silent Mestalla, the boys kept roaring back and bagged all three points.

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Mas hombres menos nombres, Valencia ready to go for the new season

Despite the departure of four key players, Valencia president Anil Murthy believes the team remains strong and competitive in the new season. “Right now, we have a squad that is strong enough to compete,” he told Batzine. This season will be one of new beginnings for Los Che. Although Rodrigo Moreno, Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin […]

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It’s more important than ever for Valencia CF to get the right deals: Anil Murthy

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Valencia CF hard financially, causing the club to tighten its purse strings and to carefully manage financial risks. It has been a difficult summer for Valencia fan as they’ve seen big names like Dani Parejo, Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin and Rodrigo Moreno left without any replacements so far. But there […]

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Vicente Esquerdo: Following in the footsteps of David Silva and Isco

Vicente Esquerdo certainly felt the nerves hit hard when former manager Albert Celades told him to prepare for his debut last November. It was in the dying minutes of a tightly contested derby between Valencia and Villarreal, with the Bats precariously clinging to a one-goal lead. The stadium was boiling and the decibel levels surged […]

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Only 1 per cent from Valencia’s academy will reach first team every year

Out on Valencia’s sprawling Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna training facility, over 280 youths are aspiring to be the next Carlos Soler or Jose Gaya. Spread out over 14 football pitches, 5- and 6-year-olds dribble around cones, while the U19s and reserve teams spar in friendly matches. An arduous 3-stage training regime spanning about 15 years, […]

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The magic of La Cantera shines the way forward for Valencia

A big-money signing might get a club through the season, but he might also place it on a downward financial spiral. This is a problem that has afflicted many clubs – just think Leeds United. Yet, there is the perennial problem of clubs breaking the bank in the transfer window while neglecting its youth players. […]

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