Young Boys vs Valencia CF

Oct, 23 / 18:55 Jornada 3

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
Diciembre, 04 2017

Valencia's league record so far this season has only been bettered by the club’s 1943/44 squad

That team picked up 32 points, one more than Marcelino’s VCF

Valencia CF may have been hurt by their first defeat of the season against Getafe this weekend, but their record up until this point has been terrific. The dressing room doesn’t like the feeling of losing and their recent defeat will be something to analyse closely, but they have no intention of letting their form drop long term. Marcelino’s men find themselves in second place after match day 14 with 31 points, with the club’s only better record at this point of the season coming in the 1943/44 season. That team had just one more point to their name at this stage.

With a record of nine victories, four draws and one defeat, the current Valencia CF squad deserves a lot of credit. Back in 1943/44, the club called time on their 14th match of the league season with 10 wins, two draws and two defeats, which would convert into 32 points using the contemporary points rules. Just one point more than Valencia managed both this season and back in 1947/48. That 1943/44 team ended the campaign as champions with Cubells at the helm, winning the Spanish top flight with 59 points ahead of Atlético Aviación - again by the modern points method.

Marcelino’s side find themselves in second place with the 31 points that they have gathered so far, five points behind an excellent Barcelona and ahead of the likes of Atlético Madrid (30 points), Real Madrid (28 points) and Sevilla FC (28 points). The dressing room is well aware of the need to maintain their current run of form and not allow their recent defeat to knock them off course, with their new approach already having seen them rise into the upper reaches of the table this season.

While keeping their feet on the ground, remaining respectful and working hard, Valencia CF look ahead once again, with a tough game against Celta Vigo (20:45CET) coming up on Saturday at Mestalla. They are well aware, however, of how far they’ve come already, having occupied 17th place with just 12 points at this stage of last season.