VALDES: 2011 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes was the starting goalkeeper for the Catalan giants during the 2011 UEFA Champions League final clash with Premier League heavyweights Manchester United at the iconic Wembley Stadium.


Manchester United had already sealed the Premier League title having wrestled it from the hands of rivals Chelsea and they were hoping to add the Champions League title to it. They also had revenge on their minds against Barcelona after they were beaten 2-0 in the 2009 Champions League final for the Catalans to seal an impressive treble. Continue reading “VALDES: 2011 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED”

VALDES: STANDARD LIEGE MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes spent six months at Standard Liege in the Belgian top flight and he was able to win the Belgian Cup during his short stay at the club. He signed for Standard Liege as a Manchester United loanee.


Victor Valdes joined Standard Liege on loan during the winter transfer window in 2016 after he was frozen out of the Manchester United first team squad by Dutchman Louis Van Gaal. The Dutch tactician had earlier revealed in the summer of 2015 thatVictor Valdes refused to feature for the reserve team. Continue reading “VALDES: STANDARD LIEGE MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED”

VALDES: BARCELONA MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED

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Victor Valdes won a lot of major trophies while he was in goal for Barcelona. The retired Spanish international was an important member of the Barcelona squad for several years.

Valdes was able to attain legendary status at Barcelona before he left the club in 2014. The goalkeeper was in the Barcelona first team for over a decade. The 20-cap Spanish international shot stopper came through the famed Barcelona academy known as La Masia before making his debut for the first team in 2002.

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VALDES: BORO CAREER REVEALED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes signed for Middlesbrough on the back of his issues with Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. The then Manchester United boss claimed that Victor Valdes has been placed on the transfer list after failing to turn out for the reserves. He was frozen out of the first team at Old Trafford despite being registered in the Premier League squad. Valdes saw a move to Turkish Super League giants Beskitasfall through at the start of2016. He went on to join Standard Liege on loan for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign.

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Victor Valdes signed a two-year deal at Boro upon joining them at the end of his contract with the Red Devils. The Spanish international shot stopper signed for the midlands club as a free agent on July 7, 2016. His move to Boro was influenced by compatriot AitorKaranka. He played his first game for Middlesbrough against Stoke City. His debut against the Potters ended in a 1-1 draw in the Premier League clash held on August 13, 2016.
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VALDES SET FOR BARCELONA COACHING ROLE

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes is set to return to the club for a coaching role for the second time according to Spanish publication SPORT. It was revealed that the Joan Laporta-led board is on the verge of finalising his return to the club. The return of Victor Valdes to the Nou Camp could be finalised as early as this month as revealed by the aforementioned media outlet.

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Valdes is on course to be named in a coaching capacity at Barcelona when SergiBarjuan is confirmed as the head coach for the second team known as Barcelona B. The dismissal of Garcia Pimientafrom his role as the Barcelona B head coach was a surprise for the majority of the Spanish football fans and his place is set to go to Barjuan. Barjuan will take over the Barcelona youth setup and Victor Valdes will be part of his technical staff though his role is undefined at the moment.
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VALDES REJECTS BARCELONA RETURN – REPORT

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has reportedly rejected the offer to return to the club under the new presidential era of Joan Laporta. This is according to the report from Diario Sport which disclosed that Victor Valdes has made the decision not to return to the Nou Camp.

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It was earlier reported that the retired Spanish international shot stopper was on course to return to the club as a goalkeeping coach following the election of Laporta as the new Barcelona for a second time in March but Valdes has made the decision to stay away from the job as he has his sights on another job.
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VALDES SET FOR BARCELONA COACHING ROLE

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes is setto take up a coaching role at the club according to the latest reports coming out of the Spanish media.

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It was revealed that the former Barcelona shot stopper is on course to become a coach at his beloved club. Victor Valdes came through the famed La Masia Academy before making his debut for the club in 2002. He spent twelve years with the first team squad at the Nou Camp before he left in 2014.
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VALDES REJECTS CHANCE TO RETURN TO BARCA

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has reportedly declined the opportunity to return to the Camp Nou as a goalkeeping coach after he was handed the chance by newly-elected Barca president Joan Laporta.

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During the elections, Diario Sport reported that a Valdes return could be on the cards if Laporta emerged winner, but that will not be happening after the plans fell through. According to reports, the reason for Valdes’s refusal to return to the Camp Nou to become a goalkeeping coach is that he is more interested in becoming a first-team coach and already got an offer elsewhere from an unnamed club.
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VALDES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER CAREER EXPOSED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes saw his opportunities limited for the Spanish national team during his professional career due to the preference of Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas and Pepe Reina.

Victor Valdes was restricted to just 20 caps for the Spanish La Furia Roja during his time with the national team. His 20 appearances for Spain came within a four-year period between 2010 and 2014. Continue reading “VALDES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER CAREER EXPOSED”

Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a potential return to Liverpool in the future. The 28-year-old made the switch to the Catalan giants from the Reds in January 2018 and he has since experienced mixed set of fortunes. Coutinho won the La Liga title with the Blaugrana during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns, but he was not overly impressive with his league performances.


As a result, he was loaned out to Bayern Munich last term where he was able to revive his career with a few standout performances. One of them came off the bench against the Blaugrana in the Champions League quarter final where he bagged two goals and an assist in the stunning 8-2 win which contributed to manager Quique Setien’s dismissal. Continue reading “Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return”