Judo, pilates and soon… basketball? Welcome to Valencia’s high performance training

Under the floodlights at Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna, groups of children are tumbling onto the turf or special mats under the watchful eyes of their coaches. Onlookers would have been bemused at the lack of footballs or drills at the evening training session. But Miguel Alonso will argue it has everything to do with becoming a footballer.

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Valencia end transfer window with wing wizard Gil

After reinforcing the team with steel by recruiting two physical specimens in Ilaix Moriba and Eray Comert, Valencia have now added silk into the mix – and it is an exciting one. Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil has signed on loan until the end of the season. Los Che’s third signing of this January transfer […]

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Moriba midfield boost for Valencia

As a 15-year-old at Barcelona, Ilaix Moriba seized the world’s attention when he scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid’s U-18 team. One of the goals was a stunner from the halfway line, straight from the second-half kick-off. Valencia’s sometimes plodding midfield could do with such ingenuity this season. Moriba arrives on loan from RB Leipzig […]

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Will Eray Comert bring in a new defensive era for Valencia?

Valencia have made the move, and it’s come like a Comert out of the blue. But the signing of central defender Eray Comert will hopefully get Los Che’s goal difference tally out of the red. At 23, the Swiss international has made 140 appearances for the Basel first team since his debut in 2016. Following […]

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VCF Mestalla: Who are the youngsters ready to pounce?

B team, reserve team, 2nd team, the U-23’s. Whatever you call them, one thing’s for sure – they are vital breeding grounds for young players. But this concept differs in Spain and England. Today, we introduce Valencia CF Mestalla, Valencia’s reserve team, and how they fit into Spain’s professional league hierarchy.

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How injury hell transformed Esteban into VCF Femenino head coach at 25 years old

Andrea Esteban’s 1st ACL tear rocked her world. Then came another. And another. By the time she was forced to retire at 23 in 2019, the former Valencia CF Femenino striker had suffered 5 tears and had gone through 11 surgeries for other related injuries.

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