Valencia CF also known as The Oranges is a Spanish Football Club. They participate in La Liga, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana.
The club also appears in European competitions such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, European Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup.
The club was founded 100 years ago on 18th March 1919. The Club under the presidency of Octavio Augusto Milego Diaz played its first match away against the Valencia Gimastico in a 1-0 defeat.
The following first couple of decades of the club weren’t fruitful, things started changing only after the Spanish Civil War ended. In the post-war period the club started tasting success they conquer their first win in 1941 as Copa del Rey.
The second winning came in as their first La Liga title in 1942. They continued winning the same title in 1944 and 1947. In 1948 the club won their second La Liga title.
In the next two decades, the club saw some success but only after the arrival of Alfredo Di Stefano the club was able to conquer their fourth La Liga title in 1970. The Argentine player and coach further lead the team to its first and only Cup Winner’s Cup title in 1980 during his second term with the club.
After Losing two successive Champions League finals to Real Madrid in 2000 and Bayern Munich in 2001, as well as slipping at the fifth place in La Liga, they won the 2002 and 2004 La Liga titles and 2004 UEFA Cup.
Despite marvelous winnings, the club in the coming years saw financial troubles which led them to sell their players to reduce their debts. In 2008 the club somehow balanced to escape from the relegation zone and managed to win its 7th Copa del Rey trophy.
The ownership of the club is in the hands of Singaporean business magnate, entrepreneur, Philanthropist and investor Peter Lim. In 2019 Forbes ranked him as the 10th richest person in Singapore with a net worth of 2.5 Billion Dollars.
The Mestalla Stadium serves the club as their home ground. Located in Valencia, Spain the stadium has a net capacity to hold 55,000 spectators.
The current net worth of the club is 495.50 Million Euros.
|Ruben Uria||Assistant manager||51|
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The Club holds
- 6 La Liga titles
- 8 Copa del Rey titles
- 1 Supercopa de Espana title
The Club holds
- 1 European Cup Winner’s Cup title
- I UEFA Cup title
- 2 European Super Cup titles
- 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup title