Hello, my name is Mohamed Ahmed and I'm from Egypt. I'm also known as Hamada Mestalla or Valencia Boy.
I'm a graduate of communication studies in school but I'm better known as a Valencianista by my peers. I will walk you through my story as a Valencianista.
It all started in the year 2000. I was seven years old and saw a team dressed in orange on TV. I did not know the team's name but was mesmerized and asked my dad what the team's name was. He told me it was Valencia CF. The game we were watching was the UEFA Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid. The kids around my age all rooted for Real Madrid, but for me I fell in love with the team in orange, Valencia CF.
From this day on I have always dreamed and thought about Valencia CF. Whenever someone asks me what my favourite team is, they assume I am a fan of Ahly Alzamalek or Al Ismaily (the two biggest teams in Egypt). However, my answer is always Valencia CF.
A few years went by and it was 2004. In the 2003/2004 season, I watched every single match and witnessed the glorious double, consisting of the La Liga and UEFA Cup titles. Rather than Superman or Batman, my superheroes became the Valencia players who won those trophies, like Vicente and Baraja.
Nowadays since social media has gotten big, I have been closely following Valencia CF news for any updates. One great page that gave me up to date Valencia CF news is the Facebook page called LosChe Arabia (https://www.facebook.com/LosChe.Arabia/). It is one of the most well known Arabic Valencia CF Facebook pages. I eventually became an admin of the page and now translate Valencia CF news in Arabic for others to read.
I have a lot of great and sad times being a Valencianista. Some of the good times included the historic double in 2004 and the Copa Del Rey trophy in 2008. However, players have come and left like David Villa, Juan Mata, David Silva and Joaquin. The 2014 Europa League semifinal against Sevilla was another sad memory. Nevertheless, the good and bad times made me more of a fan of the club. I identify with Valencia CF.
For me, Valencia CF is not just a football club. For me, Valencia CF is life. I always have the team on my mind. I wore a Valencia CF shirt during my graduation and was very proud to support the club. I will be a Valencianista 'til I die.
I dream of going to Mestalla one day and I also dream of witnessing Valencia CF winning a Champions League trophy. AMUNT VALENCIA, WE WILL BE BACK!!!
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