Valencia Football Club

 

Valencia Football Club



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Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia C.F., Valencia or Los Che) is a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia.

They play in La Liga and are one of the most successful and biggest clubs in Spanish football.

As of 2011, Valencia have won six La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey trophies, two Fairs Cups which was the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and two Spanish Super Cups. They have also reached two UEFA Champions League finals in a row, losing to La Liga rivals Real Madrid in 2000 and then German club Bayern Munich in 2001. Valencia were also members of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs. In total, Valencia have reached seven major European finals, winning four of them.

In the all-time La Liga table, Valencia is in 3rd position behind Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. In terms of international titles, Valencia is again the 3rd-most successful behind Real Madrid and Barcelona – these three being the only Spanish clubs to have won five or more international trophies.

Valencia were founded in 1919, and have played their home games at the 55,000-seater Estadio Mestalla since 1923. They are soon to move into the 75,000-seater Nou Mestalla in the north-west of the city in 2010. Valencia have a long-standing rivalry with Levante, also located in Valencia, and with another club in the Valencian Community region, Villarreal.

Valencia is the third-most popular football team in Spain, only behind Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. It is also one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of number of associates (registered paying supporters), with more than 50,000 season ticket holders and another 20,000+ season ticket holders on the waiting list, which will come into effect once the new 75,000-seater stadium is built.

Nou Mestalla is a football stadium under construction in Valencia, Spain for Valencia CF.

The plans of the new stadium was unveiled in 2006 and on the 10th november 2006 former president Juan Soler and the club unveiled details about the stadium and presented a short film about the stadium at the “Museu Príncep Felip in Valencia.

The work of Nou Mestalla began in August 2007. It was due to be completed in the early summer 2009 in time for the 2009/10 season, but due to financial problems this date has been postponed. The stadium will have a capacity of 75,000. It replaces their current stadium Estadio Mestalla. The stadium architects are Reid Fenwick Asociados and ArupSport, and the cost is estimated between 250 and 300 million euros. The ground will have a futuristic exterior, clad in aluminium and interior of wood.

The proposed stadium development is on wasteground on the site of a former factory in the neighbourhood of Benicalap, around three miles west of Valencia city centre. It will be one of the largest stadia in Europe when opened.

Today everyone is hoping the move to the new 75,000-seater Nou Mestalla stadium will be soon. The new stadium is located in the barrio of Benicalap (approximately three miles west of the center of Valencia). The move was predicted to be in May 2009 but this didn’t happen and then it was predicted for the new season 2010/2011. Work was said to resume in 2012 but with the present economic climate it’s difficult to say when it will be ready.

Unfortunately, Valencia FC appears to be in financial crisis and work on the new stadium has stopped. Nobody seems to know when the stadium will be finished. The exterior of the stadium consists of 22,500 overlapping aluminium elements which represent Valencia’s districts and the river Turia.

Address Mestalla Stadium
Avda. de Suecia s/n
46010 Valencia
Tel: 963 601 710
Stadium Capacity: 55,000

Official VALENCIA FC Football Shops:

valencia CF mestallaTemplo del Futbol de Mestalla

(Opposite Mestalla Football Stadium)
Plaza Valencia Club Futbol 2, 46010 Valencia.

Tel: +34 96 389 13 21
Hours: 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 (Monday to Saturday)

Temple Football Pintor Sorolla
Address: Calle Pintor Sorolla, 25
46002 – Valencia
Tel: 96 351 47 42
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Monday to Saturday)

Official VCF store El Corte Ingles
Address: El Corte Ingles Pintor Sorolla 5th floor (Sports)
46002 – Valencia
Tel: 96 315 95 00
Hours: 10:00 to 22:00

VCF store El Saler
Address: Autopista del Saler 16
(Ground Floor, B24)
46013 – Valencia
Tel: 96 381 52 73
Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Monday to Saturday)

VCF Store New Center
Address: Avenida Pio XII, Local 124.
46009 – Valencia
Tel: 96 346 75 88
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Monday to Saturday)

Valencia CF Info:

Home Colors: Black & white
Away Colors: Black & orange
Nickname: the Chés

Stadium:
Mestalla (capacity 55,000 people)
Avda de Suecia, s/n
Metro: Aragón

Valencia CF Offices
Antigua Senda de Senent, 11
Tlf: 902 01 19 19
Levante UD Info:

Colors: Red & blue
Away Color: Red
Nickname: the Granotes

Stadium:
Estadi Ciutat de València (capacity 25,570 people)
c/ San Vicente de Paul, 44
Tlf: 963 68 80 80
Metro: Primat Reig or Machado

Levante UD Offices
Paseo de la Alameda, 34, 7ºA
Tlf: 902 22 03 04

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