2013–14 Valencia CF season

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Valencia
2013–14 season
Chairman Amadeo Salvo
Manager

Miroslav Đukić (until 16 December 2013)

Juan Antonio Pizzi (from 26 December 2013)
La Liga 8th
Copa del Rey Round of 32
UEFA Europa League Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Jonas (9)

All:
Alcácer (14)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2013–14 season was Valencia Club de Fútbol's 96th in existence and the club's 27th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football.

Valencia endured its worst domestic season since 2007–08, following a serious hamstring injury to star goalkeeper Diego Alves. Contrary to the previous four seasons under the guidance of Unai Emery, Mauricio Pellegrino, Ernesto Valverde and Miroslav Đukić, Valencia's offense malfunctioned, and in December Đukić was let go by the club, with successful former San Lorenzo coach Juan Antonio Pizzi taking over.

With Pizzi at the helm, Valencia managed to salvage some respectability by reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by eventual champions Sevilla. Following that narrow defeat, Valencia failed to qualify to Europe for the next season for the first time since 1997–98 due to a lowly eighth-place finish in La Liga. In June 2014, the club was sold to Singaporean consortium Peter Lim.

Season summary[edit]

Valencia continued its increasingly frustrating run without the league title, which was extended to ten years following a chaotic season. Coach Miroslav Đukić was fired when the side did not perform to the expected level, and the season saw a further two coaches (Nicolás Estévez and Juan Antonio Pizzi) trying to lead Valencia without much success. Under Pizzi's reign, Valencia recorded a surprise 3–2 victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou in February and a 2–2 draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in May. Despite the chaos, the side managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, where it lost to eventual champions Sevilla.

Another worry was the injury problems affecting goalkeeper Diego Alves, who only played in 26 of the 38 league matches.

After the season, Valencia signed Rodrigo De Paul from Racing Club for a fee of €4.6 million to help out with the goalscoring, while successful ex-Rio Ave coach Nuno Espírito Santo was appointed in the hope he could help Valencia return to winning ways. José Sevilla Álvarez, owner of Bankia, sold the club to Singaporean Peter Lim to help Valencia clear its debt.

Players[edit]

The numbers are established according to the official website: www.valenciacf.com

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Diego Alves
2 Argentina FW Pablo Piatti
3 Portugal DF Rúben Vezo
4 Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos
5 Spain DF Víctor Ruiz
6 Spain MF Oriol Romeu (on loan from Chelsea)
7 Brazil FW Jonas
8 Algeria MF Sofiane Feghouli
11 Mali MF Seydou Keita
12 Portugal DF João Pereira
13 Spain GK Vicente Guaita (2nd captain)
14 Spain MF Juan Bernat
No. Position Player
15 Spain MF Javi Fuego
16 Spain FW Paco Alcácer
17 Chile FW Eduardo Vargas (on loan from Napoli)
19 Spain DF Antonio Barragán
20 Portugal DF Ricardo Costa (Captain)
21 Spain MF Dani Parejo
22 France DF Jérémy Mathieu
24 Spain MF Míchel
25 Brazil FW Vinícius Araújo
28 Argentina MF Fede Cartabia
29 Spain MF Portu
31 Spain DF José Luis Gayà

From Valencia Mestalla[edit]

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

No. Position Player
26 Spain GK Jaume Domènech
Spain DF Carlos Delgado
Spain DF Salva Ruiz
No. Position Player
Spain FW Robert Ibáñez
Spain MF Mario Arqués
Spain DF Alberto Tendillo

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 France DF Aly Cissokho (at Liverpool until 30 June 2014)
Spain MF Carles Gil (at Elche until 30 June 2014)
Spain MF Jonathan Viera (at Rayo Vallecano until 30 June 2014)
4 France DF Adil Rami (at Milan until 30 June 2014)
11 Colombia FW Dorlan Pabón (at São Paulo until 30 June 2015)
18 Mexico MF Andrés Guardado (at Bayer Leverkusen until 30 June 2014)
9 Portugal FW Hélder Postiga (at Lazio until 30 June 2014)
10 Argentina MF Éver Banega (at Newell's Old Boys until 30 June 2014)
Argentina DF Nicolás Otamendi (at Atlético Mineiro until 30 June 2014)

Detailed squad information[edit]

Num Pos Nat Name Date of birth (Age) Place of birth Date signed Signed from Contract expires Int Notes
Goalkeepers
1
GK
Spain
Vicente Guaita (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 30) Escudo de Torrent.svg Torrent, Spain Spain 2 October 2008 (d) Youth system, signed from Aldaya 30 June 2015 Spain Originally from youth system
13
GK
Brazil
Diego Alves (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 31) Brasão da cidade do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 4 June 2011 Brazil São Paulo 30 June 2015
GK
Spain
Yeray Gómez (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 24) Selva, Spain Spain 11 July 2013 Spain Mallorca B 30 June 2014 On loan from Mallorca B, Valencia Mestalla member
Defenders
4
CB
France
Adil Rami (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 31) Blason Ville fr Bastia.svg Bastia, France France 3 January 2011 France Lille 30 June 2014 France
5
CB
Spain
Víctor Ruiz (1989-01-25) 25 January 1989 (age 28) Escut d'Esplugues de Llobregat.svg Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain Spain 30 August 2011 Italy Napoli 30 June 2016
12
RB
Portugal
João Pereira (1984-02-25) 25 February 1984 (age 33) Crest of Lisboa.svg Lisbon, Portugal Portugal 24 May 2012 Portugal Sporting CP 30 June 2015 Portugal
19
RB
Spain
Antonio Barragán (1987-06-12) 12 June 1987 (age 29) Escudo de Pontedeume.svg Pontedeume, Spain Spain 30 August 2011 Spain Real Valladolid 30 June 2015
20
CB
Portugal
Ricardo Costa (1981-08-27) 27 August 1981 (age 35) VNG1.png Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Portugal 17 May 2010 Germany VfL Wolfsburg 30 June 2015 Portugal
22
LB
France
Jérémy Mathieu (1983-10-29) 29 October 1983 (age 33) Blason Luxeuil-les-Bains.svg Luxeuil-les-Bains, France France 10 June 2009 France Toulouse 30 June 2017 France
Midfielders
6
DM
Spain
Oriol Romeu (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 25) Ulldecona, Spain Spain 12 July 2013 England Chelsea 31 June 2014 On loan from Chelsea
8
AM
Algeria
Sofiane Feghouli (1989-12-26) 26 December 1989 (age 27) Levallois.gif Levallois-Perret, France France 23 May 2010 France Grenoble 30 June 2016 Algeria
10
CM
Argentina
Éver Banega (1988-06-29) 29 June 1988 (age 28) Escudo de armas de Rosario.svg Rosario, Argentina Argentina 5 January 2008 Argentina Boca Juniors 30 June 2015 Argentina
11
LW
Argentina
Pablo Piatti (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 28) Ucacha, Argentina Argentina 6 July 2011 Spain Almería 30 June 2016 Argentina
14
LW
Spain
Juan Bernat (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 24) Escudo de Cullera.svg Cullera, Spain Spain 27 August 2011 (d) Youth system, since beginnings 30 June 2015 Originally from youth system
15
DM
Spain
Javi Fuego (1984-01-04) 4 January 1984 (age 33) Siero coat of arms.svg Pola de Siero, Spain Spain 1 July 2013 Spain Rayo Vallecano 30 June 2017
17
AM
Spain
Jonathan Viera (1989-10-21) 21 October 1989 (age 27) Coat of Arms of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.svg Las Palmas de G.C., Spain Spain 6 May 2012 Spain Las Palmas 30 June 2017
18
LW
Mexico
Andrés Guardado (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 30) Escudo de Armas de Guadalajara (Jalisco).svg Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico 28 May 2012 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2016 Mexico
21
CM
Spain
Dani Parejo (1989-04-16) 16 April 1989 (age 28) Escudo de Coslada.svg Coslada, Spain Spain 14 June 2011 Spain Getafe 30 June 2016
23
AM
Spain
Sergio Canales (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 26) Escudo de Santander.svg Santander, Spain Spain 30 July 2011 Spain Real Madrid 30 June 2017
24
AM
Spain
Míchel (1988-07-29) 29 July 1988 (age 28) Escut de Burjassot.svg Burjassot, Spain Spain 29 October 2008 (d) Spain Levante 30 June 2016 Originally from youth system
Forwards
7
SS
Brazil
Jonas (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 33) Brasão de Bebedouro.png Bebedouro, Brazil Brazil 24 January 2011 Brazil Grêmio 30 June 2015 Brazil Without European Union citizenship
16
ST
Spain
Paco Alcácer (1993-08-30) 30 August 1993 (age 23) Escudo de Torrent.svg Torrent, Spain Spain 11 November 2010 (d) Youth system, signed from Monte-Sión 30 June 2016

Notes: (d), debut in first team in an official match

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DM Spain Javi Fuego 29 EU Rayo Vallecano Transfer Summer 2016 Free As.com
16 ST Spain Paco Alcácer 19 EU Getafe Loan return Summer 2016 N/A Terra.es
5 DM Argentina Fernando Gago 26 EU Vélez Sarsfield Argentina Loan return Summer 2016 N/A Clarín.com
24 AM Spain Míchel 24 EU Levante Transfer Summer 2016 € 0.42M Superdeporte.es
6 DM Spain Oriol Romeu 21 EU Chelsea England Loan Summer 2014 N/A ValenciaCF.com
GK Spain Yeray Gómez 21 EU Mallorca B Loan Summer 2014 N/A Marca.com
28 MF Spain Fede Cartabia 20 EU Valencia Mestalla Promoted Summer 2017 N/A Superdeporte.es
36 DF Spain José Luis Gayà 18 EU Valencia Mestalla Promoted Summer 2018 N/A []
27 FW Spain Robert Ibáñez 20 EU Valencia Mestalla Promoted Summer 2014 N/A Superdeporte.es
9 FW Portugal Hélder Postiga 31 EU Zaragoza Transfer Summer 2016 € 3M Superdeporte.es
11 FW Colombia Dorlan Pabón 25 Non-EU Monterrey Mexico Transfer Summer 2018 € 7.5M Superdeporte.es
17 FW Chile Eduardo Vargas 24 Non-EU Napoli Italy Loan Winter 2014 € 0.5M Superdeporte.es

Total expenditure: Decrease €11.42 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
24 MF Argentina Tino Costa 28 EU Spartak Moscow Russia Transfer Summer € 7M Superdeporte.es
6 MF Spain David Albelda 35 EU End of contract Summer Free Superdeporte.es
26 GK Spain Felipe Ramos 25 EU Deportivo La Coruña End of loan Summer N/A Riazor.org
CM Spain Carles Gil 20 EU Elche Loan Summer N/A ValenciaCF.com
16 ST Paraguay Nelson Valdez 29 EU Al Jazira United Arab Emirates Transfer Summer € 3M Marca.com
5 MF Argentina Fernando Gago 27 EU Boca Juniors Argentina Transfer Summer € 1.7M Superdeporte.es
9 ST Spain Roberto Soldado 27 EU Tottenham Hotspur England Transfer Summer € 30M ESPN
3 DF France Aly Cissokho 25 EU Liverpool England Loan Summer € 1M Superdeporte.es
DF Spain Salva Ruiz 18 EU Tenerife Loan Summer N/A Superdeporte.es

Total income: Increase €42.7 million

Club[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi
Second coach Manuel Suárez
Physical trainer Alejandro Richino
Goalkeeping trainer José Manuel Ochotorena
Delegate Salvador González 'Voro'
Kit manager Bernardo España Edo 'Españeta'
Kit manager José Manuel López
Kit manager Vicente Navarro Navarro 'Serreta'
Kit manager Iván Montero Rodríguez
Kit manager Vicente Ventura Deval

Source: Valencia CF Official Website

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga 17 August 2013 18 May 2014
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Round of 16 7 December 2013
UEFA Europa League Group stage 19 September 2013

Last updated: 9 July 2013
Source: Competitions

Overall Friendly Trophies[edit]

Trophy Organizer Type Result Place First match Last match
International Champions Cup International Champions Cup Tournament Mestalla, Valencia (Spain)
MetLife Stadium, NYC (United States)
Sun Life Stadium, Miami (United States)
27 July 2013 6/7 August 2013
XLII Trofeu Taronja - Estrella Damm Valencia CF One match trophy Mestalla, Valencia (Spain) 10 August 2013

Source: Pre-season and friendlies

La Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Atlético Madrid (C) 38 28 6 4 77 26 +51 90 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 38 27 6 5 100 33 +67 87 BAR 2–1 RMA
RMA 3–4 BAR
3 Real Madrid 38 27 6 5 104 38 +66 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 20 10 8 66 39 +27 70 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Sevilla 38 18 9 11 69 52 +17 63 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage 2
6 Villarreal 38 17 8 13 60 44 +16 59 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round 1 VIL 5–1 RSO
RSO 1–2 VIL
7 Real Sociedad 38 16 11 11 62 55 +7 59 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
8 Valencia 38 13 10 15 51 53 −2 49 VAL 2–1 CEL
CEL 2–1 VAL
9 Celta de Vigo 38 14 7 17 49 54 −5 49
10 Levante 38 12 12 14 35 43 −8 48
11 Málaga 38 12 9 17 39 46 −7 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 13 4 21 46 80 −34 43
13 Getafe 38 11 9 18 35 54 −19 42 GET 0–0 ESP
ESP 0–2 GET
14 Espanyol 38 11 9 18 41 51 −10 42
15 Granada 38 12 5 21 32 56 −24 41
16 Elche 38 9 13 16 30 50 −20 40 ELC 1–0 ALM
ALM 2–2 ELC
17 Almería 38 11 7 20 43 71 −28 40
18 Osasuna (R) 38 10 9 19 32 62 −30 39 Relegation to 2014–15 Segunda División
19 Valladolid (R) 38 7 15 16 38 60 −22 36
20 Betis (R) 38 6 7 25 36 78 −42 25

Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: [1] 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points;
1 Since both the 2013–14 Copa del Rey champions (Real Madrid) and runners-up (Barcelona) qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the fifth-, sixth- and seventh-placed teams will qualify for the group stage, play-off round and third qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League respectively.[2]
2 Sevilla automatically qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage as the defending champions.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

Valencia began in the last 32, beating Segunda División B side Gimnàstic de Tarragona before losing to Atlético Madrid in the last 16.

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Spain Valencia 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13
England Swansea City 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 8
Russia Kuban Krasnodar 6 1 3 2 7 7 0 6
Switzerland St. Gallen 6 2 0 4 6 13 −7 6

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Valencia began training on 8 July 2013.[3] The stage of pre-season was in Speyer, Germany, from Wednesday 10 July until Sunday 21 July,[4] all players were invited and Mestalla members invited were Fede Cartabia, Mario Arqués, Salva Ruiz, José Luis Gayà and Robert Ibáñez. Players joining days later included Ricardo Costa, João Pereira, Adil Rami and Jérémy Mathieu on 9 July; Paco Alcácer on 10 July, Jonas, Éver Banega and Sofiane Feghouli on 13 July; Andrés Guardado, Juan Bernat and Gayà on 22 July; and Roberto Soldado on 27 July. Fernando Gago did not join the team.[5] On 21 July, they returned to Valencia to participate in the International Champions Cup, which began in Valencia, then continued in the United States in August.[6] Valencia presentations and the Orange Trophy were played on 10 August.[3]

Last updated: 11 August 2013.
Source: Valencia CF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reglamento General RFEF – Artículo 201. Sistema de puntos. (page 104)" (PDF). RFEF. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2013/14, article 2.04" (PDF). Nyon: UEFA. March 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Presentación el 10 de agosto ante Olympiakos" (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Valencia CF 2013/14 realizará el 'stage' de pretemporada en Speyer (Alemania)" (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Primer día de trabajo del Valencia de Djukic" (in Spanish). Superdeporte. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "El Valencia CF disputará la Guinness International Champions Cup en USA con los mejores clubes del mundo" (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.inter.it/it/news/63173

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