Valencia FC is a football club from Spanish city Valencia. The club founded in 1919 is based at Mastalla Stadium. Valencia’s colour is orange and their nickname is the Bats. Valencia is a successful Spanish club that has many titles and supporters.
The Bats have won more than 20 titles. Their most fortunate period was in the early 2000s. During that period the Oranges reached the Champions League finals twice in a row. Valencia won 2 Primera titles, the Spanish Cup and Super Cup and their major triumph was the UEFA Cup. Their key players were goalkeeper Santiago Canizares, defender Roberto Ayala and midfielders Pablo Aimar and Gaizka Mendieta. Their greatest achievements have been made with Rafael Benitez as their manager.
Later such great players as Juan Mata David Silva and David Villa appeared to Mestalla. That team won the Spanish Cup in 2007/08 and was thriving in European competitions. Their leaders were then sold to other clubs for record fees.
Valencia faced debt problems in the early 2010s. Their issues have been solved and now the club is regaining its former positions. Current manager of the Oranges is former English star Gary Neville. The prominent players of present Valencia are Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves, German defender Shkodran Mustafi, Algerian attacker Sofiane Feghouli and Enzo Perez from Argentina, Spanish strikers Paco Alcacer and Alvaro Negredo. Though the Bats are not so favourable in La Liga at the moment, they are succeeding in European contests and have already reached the round of 16 in Europa League.
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