Valencia Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Valencia CF, Valencia or Los Che, is a professional football club in Spain competing in La Liga. Nicknamed Los Murciélagos (The Bats), Valencia was founded in 1919 with a long history. It is known for stable playing style and is characterized by fast transition from offence to defense and efficient defense counterattacks. Valencia, with high popularity, is the third-most supported football club in Spain, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. It is one of successful and powerful clubs in Europe and has got a lot of titles of major sporting events, six La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey trophies, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Cup and so on. Valencia has its sworn enemies Levante Unión Deportiva and Villarreal CF. The competition among these clubs is fierce.
The first home stadium of Valencia is the Algirós stadium that was opened on 7 December 1919. With the rapid development of Valencia, Algirós was not enough to meet the needs of Valencia. Therefore, they moved to the Mestalla in 1923 with a seating capacity of 49,500 spectators, becoming the fifth largest stadium in Spain. The stadium has held many football games. For example, it was one of arenas to hold the 1982 World Cup; all of Spain’s matches up to the final of the 1992 Summer Olympics were held here and Spain national team got the gold medal. In addition, Mestalla hosted the finals of the 2011 Copa del Rey and the 2014 Copa del Rey.
From the 2009-10 season, Valencia started to play home games at Nou Mestalla with a seating capacity of 75,000 spectators.
Valencia’s traditional home kit is composed of white shirts, black shorts, while the away kit includes yellow and orange shirt and blue shorts.
The brand new 2015-16 away kit for Valencia was unveiled by Adidas and Valencia. Players wore the away kit for the first time in the game against Ream Madrid. In the 1979 Copa del Rey Final, players of Valencia wearing the classic kit won 2-0 against Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium in Madrid. The Argentinean Mario Kempes scored two goals in the match.
The new away jersey features yellow and red stripes. The blue from Valencia’s flag is used on the shoulders. The design of the collar, cuffs and the bottom of the shirt is modern and eye-catching, which brings a new look to the club. The club crest and Adidas elements are shown perfectly on this shirt. The away jerseys are made by Adidas’ latest ClimaCool technology. Besides, mesh fabric can keep players cool and dry all the time on football fields.
2015-16 away shorts are blue with yellow Adidas three stripes on both sides. The fabric of the shorts is made by Adidas Climalite technology to keep players comfortable. The socks are also blue with yellow decoration.
The club is potential to win more victories. Fans can wear the well-designed Valencia football shirts to support the team.