Valencia CF Femenino

Valencia CF Femenino, previously Asociación Deportiva DSV Colegio Alemán, is a Spanish women's football team from Valencia.

Valencia CF Femenino
Full nameValencia Club de Fútbol Femenino
Founded2000 / 2009
GroundCiudad Deportiva de Paterna
Valencia, Spain
Capacity3,000
PresidentSalvador Belda
Head coachJosé López Bargues
LeaguePrimera División
2021–22Primera División, 14th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

A modest club founded back on 25 November 2000 within the German School in Valencia (DSV),[1] Colegio Alemán attained promotion to the Superliga Femenina for the 2007–08 season. Both in it and the following season the team ranked third from last, narrowly avoiding relegation. On 26 May 2009 the club announced an agreement had been reached with Valencia CF to turn Colegio Aleman's teams into VCF's women section.[2]

On 1 July María Martí represented Valencia CF Femenino at the club's new kits presentation.[3] The refounded team debuted on September 6 with a 0–2 defeat by local powerhouse Levante UD. The team ended the first stage of the newly reformed competition second to last in the seven-team group. Classed in a less demanding group Valencia ended the second stage one spot higher, equivalent to an overall 18th position among 22 teams, with 28 points from seven wins, four draws and 13 losses.

Valencia improved significantly next year. Ending the first group in the fourth spot, just three points short of qualifying to the title contenders group, Valencia topped its group in the second stage, ending the season in an overall 10th position with 17 wins in 28 matches. With this result Valencia qualified for the Copa de la Reina for the first time in its history. They were defeated by Real Sociedad in the first round on the away goals rule.

Valencia had a bad start the following year, becoming the second team to lose the championship's first nine matches after Corderex La Antigua in 2004.[4] In January 2012, with Valencia standing in the relegation positions with three wins and one draw in 18 matches, coach Xavi Tamarit was sacked and replaced by Cristian Toro.[5] The team improved subsequently and won seven of the next 15 matches to secure its Primera División spot in the second to last week.[6]

The club started to invest more in the women's section, signing internationals such as Mariajo Pons, Sara Monforte and Mari Paz Vilas, and the team moved to the top positions of the table. In the 2014–2015 season, Valencia made history by finishing the league in fourth position and qualifying for the 2015 Copa de la Reina final for the first time by defeating FC Barcelona 1–0 in the semifinal. Valencia could not take the cup, losing 2–1 in the final to Sporting de Huelva.

The following season, Cristian Toro's team would maintain the base of the previous year and the team again finished fourth, which allowed it to qualify for the Copa de la Reina. In this competition, Valencia beat UDG Tenerife 3–0 in the quarterfinals, but this could not be repeated when in the semifinals Atlético Madrid beat the black and white team 2–1 after extra time.

The 2016–2017 Primera División season became the best in the club's history to date. The 68 points achieved by the team, were close to securing UEFA Women's Champions League qualification for the first time. Ultimately they finished third. In the 2017 Copa de la Reina they initially faced Athletic Club. They won 3–1, with a double by Mari Paz Vilas and goal by Estefanía Banini. In the semifinal they fell to a 2–1 defeat by FC Barcelona.

The 2017–2018 Primera División saw a change on Valencia's bench. Cristian Toro left after five and a half years and Jesus Oliva replaced him. The team finished fifth in the leaderboard with 50 points. In the Copa de la Reina they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Atlético Madrid. The club entrusted the position of coach to Óscar Suárez for the 2018–2019 Primera División. The team failed to match the numbers of the previous year and Suarez was sacked, with Carol Miranda ending the season. The club signed Irene Ferreras in June 2019 to start a new project. The negative results harvested (15 points out of 54 possible) ended with the dismissal of the coach in February 2020.[7] Just as in the previous season Carol Miranda took over provisionally waiting to find a substitute.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 November 2021[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Enith
2 DF   ESP Berta Pujadas
3 DF   ESP Bea Beltrán
4 DF   ESP María Jiménez
5 DF   ESP Marta Carro
6 MF   ESP Paula Guerrero
7 MF   FIN Iina Salmi
8 FW   ESP Candela Andújar (on loan from Barcelona)
9 FW   ESP Asun
10 MF   NED Linda Bakker
12 DF   MEX Sofía Álvarez
13 GK   ESP Noelia Gil
15 DF   ESP Esther Martín-Pozuelo
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   NED Ellen Jansen
18 FW   VEN Oriana Altuve
19 MF   ECU Kerlly Real
20 DF   ESP Noelia Villegas
21 DF   ESP Anna Torrodà
22 MF   GER Bibiane Schulze-Solano (on loan from Athletic)
25 GK   ESP Nerea Pallás
26 MF   ESP Olga San Nicolás
27 FW   ESP Angy
28 MF   ESP Saray López
29 FW   ESP Andrea Okene
30 MF   ESP Julia Aguado
34 MF   ESP Ainhoa Alguacil

Notable playersEdit

Competition recordEdit

  • As DSV Colegio Alemán
Season Div. Pos. W D L GF GA Pts Top scorer(s)   Copa de la Reina Promotion
2005–06
2006–07 1st 22 2 2 93 15 68 1–0 Gure Txokoa, 2–0 Atlético Málaga
2007–08 12th 6 4 16 36 59 22
2008–09 14th 8 1 21 39 81 25 Mateos 20
  • As Valencia CF
Season Div. Pos. W D L GF GA Pts Top scorer   Copa de la Reina Promotion
2009–10 17th 7 4 13 52 55 25 Mateos 22
2010–11 10th 17 2 9 67 52 53 Mateos 17 First round
2011–12 13th 10 1 23 37 83 31 Mateos 12
2012–13 13th 9 3 18 29 52 30 Mateos 9
2013–14 6th 15 6 9 45 27 51 Vilas 17 Quarterfinals
2014–15 4th 17 8 5 58 25 59 Vilas 21 Runner-up
2015–16 6th 15 4 11 65 30 49 Vilas 19 Semifinals
2016–17 3rd 20 8 2 69 11 68 Vilas 28 Semifinals
2017–18 5th 14 8 8 49 32 50 Vilas 15 Quarterfinals
2018–19 8th 8 11 11 41 53 35 Vilas 14 Round of 16
2019–20 15th 3 8 10 21 28 17 Vilas 8 Round of 16
2020–21 9th 11 11 12 51 60 44 Jansen 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asociación Deportiva" (in Spanish). Colegio Alemán de Valencia. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2009-07-07 at the Wayback Machine AD DSV Colegio Alemán
  3. ^ [2] Diario Marca
  4. ^ Primera: The nine stats of Week 9. Futfem.com
  5. ^ Cristian Toro, new coach of Valencia Féminas. Marca
  6. ^ Valencia Femenino keeps the category. Nostresport
  7. ^ VCF Women sack Irene Ferreras. Kōmoro-online.es
  8. ^ "Official staff of the VCF Femenino 2021/22". La Liga. Retrieved 30 November 2021.

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