Valencia Féminas CF

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Valencia CF Femenino
Full name Valencia Féminas Club de Fútbol
Founded 1998 / 2009
Ground Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna
Valencia, Spain
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Spain Salvador Belda
Manager Argentina Cristian Toro
League Primera División
2014–15 Primera División, 4th
Website Club home page

Valencia Féminas CF, previously AD DSV Colegio Alemán, is a Spanish women football team from Valencia. A modest club founded back in 1998 within the German School in Valencia (DSV), 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, tightly avoiding relegation. On May 26, 2009 the club announced an agreement had been reached with Valencia CF to turn Colegio Aleman's teams into VCF's women section.[1]

On July 1 María Martí represented Valencia CF Femenino at the club's new kits presentation.[2] The refounded team debuted on September 6 with a 0–2 loss again local powerhouse Levante UD. The team ended the first stage of the newly reformed competition second to last in the 7 teams 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 7 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses.

Valencia improved significantly next year. Ending the first group in the 4th spot, just 3 points short from 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.[3] In January 2012, with Valencia standing in relegation positions with 3 wins and 1 draw in 18 matches, new coach Xavi Tamarit was sacked and replaced by Cristian Toro.[4] The team improved subsequently and won 7 of the next 15 matches to secure its spot in Primera in the second to last week.[5]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 September 2015

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

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Esther Sullastres
3 Spain DF Núria Sánchez
4 Spain DF Salomé Navalón
5 Spain DF Ivana Andrés
6 Spain DF Cintia Montagut
7 Spain MF Naiara Beristain
8 Spain MF Sara Monforte
9 Spain FW "Willy" Romero
10 Spain FW Maripaz Vilas
11 Spain MF Arantxa Lozano
No. Position Player
13 Spain GK Gema Rueda
14 Spain FW Carolina Férez
15 Spain DF Leila Ouahabi
16 Spain DF Sara Micó
17 Brazil MF Joyce Magalhães
18 Colombia MF Natalia Gaitán
19 Spain DF Paula Nicart
20 Spain MF "Gio" Carreras
21 Spain MF Claudia Zornoza
23 Spain GK María Sanjuan

Source: Official website

Former internationals[edit]

Competition record[edit]

Season Division Position W – D – L = Pts GF – GA Top scorer/s Copa de la Reina Promotion
2005–06 2 (Gr. 4) 0? / 15 ? ? ?
2006–07 2 (Gr. 4) 01 / 14 22 – 02 – 02 = 68 93–15 ? 1–0 Gure Txokoa, 2–0 Atlético Málaga
2007–08 1 12 / 14 06 – 04 – 16 = 22 36–59 ?
2008–09 1 14 / 16 08 – 01 – 21 = 25 39–81 Mateos (20)
2009–10 1 17 / 22 07 – 04 – 13 = 25 52–55 Mateos (22)
2010–11 1 10 / 23 17 – 02 – 09 = 53 67–52 Mateos (17) First round
2011–12 1 14 / 18 10 – 01 – 23 = 31 37–83 Mateos (12)
2012–13 1 13 / 16 09 – 03 – 18 = 30 29–52 Mateos (9)
2013–14 1 6 / 16 015 – 06 – 9 = 51 45–27 Vilas (17) Quarterfinal
2014–15 1 4 / 16 017 – 08 – 5 = 59 58–25 Vilas (21) Runner-up

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