Spanish shot stopper Victor Valdes spent the majority of his career at Barcelona where he achieved success and also won trophies. However, he was unable to attain the same level of success with the Spanish national team due to the form of Real Madrid shot stopper Iker Casillas. Victor Valdes was restricted to just 20 appearances for Spain.
Valdes received his first invitation to the Spanish senior team ahead of the international friendly meeting with South American team Uruguay in August 2005. He was unable to make an appearance against the Uruguayans and he was subsequently overlooked by national team coaches. Continue reading “VALDES: SPAIN NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED”
The United States secured a vital 3*0 win against Honduras in a world cup qualifying match. The match was played at a temperature of -2F with some Honduras players suffering from hypothermia during the match. Honduras head coach claimed after the match that conditions were far from normal and still can’t comprehend while authorities allowed the games to go on.
The U.S coach Gregg Berhalter admitted after the match that it was a tactical move on their part. According to him “They’re all coming from the equator, and it’s going to be really difficult for them to deal with these conditions,’ he said. “They’re going to take a couple of breaths and it’s going to hit them like it never hit them before”. For him, it was fair play since Central American teams had enjoyed the benefit of playing in extremely high temperatures in the past”. Continue reading “USA COACH ADMITS UNFAIR ADVANTAGE”
Barcelona legend Victor Valdes played for several Spanish youth teams at international level before making his debut for the senior team. The former Manchester United and Middlesbrough shot stopper featured eleven times for the Spain u-18 team between 2000 and 2001. He went on to play three times for the Spain u-19 team in 2001. As a matter of fact, Victor Valdes played for both the Spain u-19 team and the Spain u-20 team within the same year. He had a solitary appearance for the u-20 team.
After turning out for the Spain u-18, u-19 And u-20 teams, Victor Valdes featured eleven times for the u-21 team between 2002 and 2003. However, he had to wait for seven years before his debut for the senior team in 2010. Continue reading “VALDES: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER PROBED”
Barcelona legend Victor Valdes was a member of the Spain squad that won the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine. He was part of the Spanish team that won the tournament for the second successive time.
Victor Valdes had missed out on the Euro 2008 title win in Austria and Switzerland as Spain celebrated winning a major tournament for the first time in 44 years. They had not won any major trophy at senior national team level since the 1964 European Championship. The wait was finally over when Fernando Torres scored the winning goal to give Spain a 1-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final. Continue reading “VALDES: EURO 2012 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”
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”
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “VALDES: BORO CAREER REVEALED”
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.
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. Continue reading “VALDES SET FOR BARCELONA COACHING ROLE”
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.
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. Continue reading “VALDES REJECTS BARCELONA RETURN – REPORT”