Valencia CF vs Espanyol

Feb, 17 / 16:15 Matchday 24

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
February, 13 2018

Valencia CF join the “club” with 1,200 First Division wins

They achieved their 1,200th victory in the top flight against Levante UD

Topping 1,200 victories in LaLiga is only in reach of a chosen few. Only five clubs have done it and with their derby win against Levante UD (3-1), Valencia CF have found their place among the best.

It’s not easy to compete on equal terms with clubs with bigger budgets, but the Valencia side is back and very much alive. Only Real Madrid (1,659), FC Barcelona (1,599), Atletico (1,256) and Athletic Club (1,215) have more First Division victories, and with the exception of Atletico, the rest have all been in the top flight for six more seasons, which shows how much credit Valencia CF deserve. In the current campaign, Marcelino’s team have 13 wins, 8 of them at Mestalla, where they have notched 855 triumphs of the total 1,200 throughout their history, spectacular figures which highlight the class and potential of the Mestalla outfit.

They are almost one hundred years of history, of memories and unforgettable moments, of trophies, legendary games, magical afternoons and nights at Mestalla, at Spanish stadia and overseas, and moments of sadness too. That’s football and that’s Valencia CF, one of the biggest clubs anywhere in Spain or the world. Among their trophies the six league titles stand out, won the 1941-42, 1943-44, 1946-47, 1970-71, 2001-2002 and 2003-2004 seasons, as well as finishing runners-up in 1947-48, 1948-49, 1952-53, 1971-72, 1989-90 and 1995-96.

The Mestalla team have always had great players, many of them from the academy, which has made the annual sporting growth of Valencia CF. Over its history, on the “podium” of players with most Valencia CF victories is David Albelda with 187 victories, followed by Fernando Gómez (177) and Miguel Ángel Angulo (157). In the current squad, the captain Dani Parejo stands out with 84 LaLiga wins, followed by José Luis Gayà with 50 and Rodrigo Moreno with 40.

Now that they’ve won their 1,200th top flight game, the team want to keep growing and focus on the fight for the next victory, next Saturday at La Rosaleda against Málaga CF.