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Valencia C.F. news
August, 12 2016

Valencia CF reward the loyalty of season ticket holders for more than 50 years

VCF chairwoman Lay Hoon presents an insignia to loyal fans in ceremony at Mestalla

In one of the most endearing acts undertaken by Valencia CF in the club's history, a tribute was paid this Friday to all those fans who have been season ticket holders for at least 50 continuous years.

The 74 fans who have stuck by the club through over half a century of highs and lows, titles, relegations and promotions received recognition from Valencia CF chairwoman Lay Hoon Chan, being presented with a special insignia. The unique event featured a video prepared by VCFplay, in which numerous moments from the history of Mestalla were displayed and messages of thanks were given.

Dubbed "50 Anys amb Valencia CF," the event was held in association with the Valencia CF Footballers Association. The commemorative insignias will henceforth be presented each summer to those fans who have spent 50 uninterrupted years as VCF season ticket holders.



After the emotional handover of the awards, in which the chairwoman spoke to each of the recipients, a group photo was taken in a heartwarming gathering of some of the world's most passionate Valencianistas.


Two very emotional speeches were given in the VIP Box at Mestalla, firstly by Fernando Giner, president of the Valencia CF Footballers Association. Giner told those present that: "The most important thing that this club has is your support. You have experienced when Valencia CF was born, when the stands were built, the renovations to the stadium, many generations of teams, and we hope that you will be able to enjoy the new stadium as well. You have endured many moments here, both good and bad, but you have always come to Mestalla to cheer the team on. As you will do this Saturday on as big a day as the presentation of the Valencia CF squad for 2016/17. We want to thank the chairwoman of the Club for being the promoter of this event. The Association and those present here thank you for your support over such a long time."

In the closing speech, VCF chairwoman Lay Hoon Chan highlighted the loyalty of the fans to the team: "A person can change their wife... or their husband. They can change their political views or even their religion. But they can never, ever change their favourite football team. To be honest, coming from Asia, it is something that is difficult for me to understand. However, it is for this reason that I am full of admiration for your loyalty and unconditional love for our Valencia CF".

Lay Hoon Chan went on to thank the honourees "for always being here for us, in the good times and bad times, come rain or shine. Mestalla has been witness to everything. Valencia Club de Fútbol is a club with a strong heritage and identity. Thank you for passing on this tradition from generation to generation in your families. I promise that Valencia Club de Futbol will always be the club loved by your grandparents and parents, by you and by your children. This will never change, because passing down this passion for the club has been more important than any goal we could score."

Finally, the chairwoman thanked former players from different generations present at the event: Guillot, Vidagany, Adorno, Valdez, Jara, Luis Vilar, Forment, Castellanos, Arnesen, Reig, Subirats, Botubot, Sol, Tendillo, Ricardo Arias, Jesús García Pitarch, Camarasa, Vicente Cuxart, Ochotorena, Fernando Gómez, Voro, Vicente Rodríguez, César Sánchez, Björklund, Manolo Ruz, Claudio López, Juan Sánchez and Fernando Giner.

López will be the guest of honour at the Trofeo Naranja Estrella Damm -held on Saturday at Mestalla- and the  74 season ticket holders will be invited to take the stage in the pre-match presentation.

LIST OF SEASON TICKET HOLDERS HONOURED

ABAD APARICIO, JOSE MARIA

ALBIACH RUIZ, RAMON

ALEMANY MILLAS, BALTASAR

ALFONSO ALABAU, JUAN

ALFONSO ROSELLO, FRANCISCO

ALONSO CASTRO, JACINTO

AMOROS ROS, TRINIDAD

MOMBLANCH RODRIGO, ANTONIO

ANDREU PI, JUAN-TOMAS

BEJAR TORO, MARIANO

BENAVENT ALBERT, JOSE ERNESTO

RICART SENDRA, JOSEFA ELISA

BENET ALCAYDE, JOSE

BENITO RICOY, JUAN/FERNANDO VALLS

BOSCH MONFORTE, FRANCISCO OJOJO

BOU FRIGOLA, FRANCISCO

BUENO TAMARIT, FRANCISCO JOSÉ

CANET MARCH, JOSE

CARPIO PERONA, MANUEL

CARRASCO BOLUDA, VICENTA

CARRERES ORTIZ, VICENTE

CUSI LAPASIO, ANTONIO

DASI GIMENO, VICENTE

ESCRIBA OLMOS, VICENTE

FABRA TRENZANO, FRANCISCO

FERNANDEZ CASANOVA, VICENTE

FERRANDO FERRANDO, FRANCISCO

FRANCO RICART, LUIS

GALVEZ PUCHADES, JOSE

GARCIA MOMPO, JOSE

GIMENO SALES, CRISTOBAL

GREGORI BLAY, VICENTE

LLOPIS RAMON, JOSE

LOPEZ VIDAL, VICENTE

MANDINGORRA RODRIGUEZ, VICENTE

MARTI BLESA, MANUEL

MARTINEZ CORACHAN, JOAQUIN

MARTINEZ GARCIA, ENCARNACION

LLORENS GONZALEZ, M.AMPARO

MAYOR RIVES, JOSE

NACHER FORNES, SALVADOR

NACHER LUZ, VICENTE

NOGUERA COSTA, EDUARDO

NOGUERA VILAR, JUAN

ORTEGA GUILLEN, RAFAEL

PEREZ BOLOS, ENRIQUE

PLANELLS TORRES, VICENTE

PRATS ALVAREZ, AMPARO

QUILES SAEZ, FRANCISCO

RAMIREZ BORT, JOSE GUILLERMO

RIBELLES LLOBAT, FRANCISCO

RICO SEGUI, JOSE

VAELLO OLTRA, JOSE

ROBERTO ENGUIDANOS, MANUEL

RUIZ BUENO, VICENTE

SAINZ RAMON, JOSE

SAN VALERO BELENGUER, ENRIQUE

SILLA ALANDI, VICENTE

TATAY BELENGUER, VICENTE

TOMAS NACHER, RAFAEL

TORMO RODRIGO, MARIA PAZ

TORRES CUECO, FRANCISCO

VALLS GIL, FRANCISCO

VALLS PRATS, JOSE

VERDEGUER PASCUAL, ANGEL

IBAÑEZ PASCUAL, ADELAIDA

VILLALBA GIMENO, ENRIQUE

WIEDEN VILA, VICENTE

ZARAGOZA ALFARO, ANTONIO

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