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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Up close with VCF Mestalla on an unfortunate away day

Miguel Angulo takes out his iPad and settles into his customary seat at the front of the bus. The Valencia CF Mestalla head coach’s eyes narrow in concentration while watching several clips of the day’s opponents CD Roda. Meanwhile, his players ease into a relaxed chatter behind. This was an away game to a hardy side known for their organisation and discipline. But Angulo’s team were the undefeated table-toppers – with 2 games in hand as well. Yet Los Che’s second team had nary an air of arrogance. The youngsters knew they needed grit for road trips in the Tercera Division.

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An insider’s look at the Valencia CF Femenino matchday experience

Valencia CF Femenino started – and ended the day still – in the bottom 3. But the positive vibe that Batzine felt there last Sunday was the opposite one would expect from a struggling team. And if you thought the players were cowed by the visit of powerhouses Atletico Madrid, think again.

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