Spanish shot stopper Victor Valdes spent the majority of his career as a professional footballer with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. The Spaniard is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Catalan outfit Barcelona. He won a lot of trophies during his time at the Nou Camp.
At Barcelona, Victor Valdes played 535 times for the club winning 21 major trophies in the process. His trophy haul includes six Spanish La Liga titles and three Champions League titles. He was part of the Barcelona squad that won the Champions League title by beating ten-man Arsenal 2-1 in Paris despite conceding the first goal of the match to English defender Sol Campbell. Samuel Eto’o and JulianoBelletti scored in the last quarter of the game on the way to a vital win that resulted in the Champions League title. He was also in the Barcelona squad that won the Champions League title two times in three seasons under Pep Guardiola.
Victor Valdes won the Zamora Trophy five times during his time at Barcelona. The Zamora Trophy is given to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheet at the end of a Spanish La Liga season. The Spanish international holds the record for the most appearances as a goalkeeper at Barcelona in both the league and all competitions after he beat the record of AndoniZubizarreta during the 2011/12 season.
Valdes ended his Barcelona contract in the summer of 2014 and he had to wait till he recovered from a serious knee injury to sign for his next team, Manchester United. He signed for the Red Devils in January 2015. He could not dislodge compatriot David De Gea as the number one goalkeeper at the Theatre of Dreams before he left the club for Standard Liege in the Belgian league on loan and then to Middlesbrough permanently. He retired from football at the end of his time at Middlesbrough in 2017.
On the international stage, he had 20 caps for the Spanish senior team. He was part of the team that won the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.