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- Ignacio Eizaguirre
- Andoni Zubizarreta
- Jose Manuel Semperre
Valencia CF Stats History
Valencia CF was founded in 1919 and moved into their famed Mestalla Stadium in 1923. By winning the regional championship for the first time, in 1923, Valencia qualified for the Copa del Rey for the first time.
One of the first great moments in the Valencia CF stats was their 1941 Copa del Rey win over RCD Espanyol. Just one year later, they won their first La Liga title and added two more trophies in the 40s, in ‘44 and ‘47. They finished out their best decade with a Copa Del Rey win in 1949.
Los Murcielagos didn’t reach the same heights in the ’50s that they did in the ‘40s. Still, they were one of the better teams in Spain and finished as La Liga runners-up in 1952-53. They also won their third Copa del Rey in 1954.
Valencia were successful on the European stage in the 1960s. Some of the most notable Valencia CF stats come from that time. They won back-to-back Inter-Cities Fairs Cups in 1962 and 1963, which was the predecessor to the UEFA Cup and Europa League. They also won the 1967 Copa del Rey.
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Under Alfredo di Stefano, Valencia won their first La Liga title for 24 years in 1971. With the first-place finish, Valencia qualified for their first-ever European Cup campaign. They managed to reach the third round in 1972 and also were Copa Del Rey and La Liga runners-up.
Mario Kempes was the top scorer in La Liga in 1977 and 1978 and he helped Valencia win the Copa del Rey in 1979. The following season, Valencia won their first European Cup Winners’ Cup, defeating Arsenal in the final.
Valencia were relegated for the first time in 1986 but won the Segunda Division on their first try. They’ve remained in La Liga ever since but the 90s were up and down. Valencia finished the decade with a 1998 Intertoto Cup win and a 1999 Copa Del Rey title.
Los Murcielagos had a successful start to the 21st century. They were finalists in the 2000 and 2001 Champions Leagues. Valencia won La Liga in 2002 and 2004, with a UEFA Cup triumph in 2004 to boot. Since then, Valencia have won two more Copa del Reys.
The La Liga odds list Valencia as big longshots to win the title in 2022-23 as they finished ninth last year. Betting advice may suggest another middle-of-the-pack season is on the cards. They haven’t finished better than ninth since 2019.