Guaita as a Valencia player in 2009
|Full name||Vicente Guaita Panadero|
|Date of birth||10 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Torrent, Spain|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Recreativo (loan)||30||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
Born in Torrent, Valencian Community, Guaita was a Valencia CF youth system graduate, being promoted to the first team for the 2008–09 season following the retirement of historical Santiago Cañizares. Additionally, as German Timo Hildebrand became ostracized by coach Unai Emery, he became the backup.
Guaita made his official debut with the main squad on 2 October 2008, in a UEFA Cup tie against C.S. Marítimo (2–1 home win). However, after the signing of veteran César Sánchez from Tottenham Hotspur later in the year and the full recovery of Renan, he remained third-choice until the end of the campaign.
In 2009–10, with Sánchez having renewed his link a further year and the signing of RCD Mallorca's Miguel Ángel Moyà, Guaita was deemed surplus to requirements and joined, on loan, Segunda División's Recreativo de Huelva. As the Andalusians finished comfortably in mid-table he was crowned the competition's Ricardo Zamora Trophy, with just 24 goals conceded in 30 appearances.
In November–December 2010, profiting from injuries to both César and Moyà, Guaita had a run of several matches for Valencia, notably a 2–1 home win against UD Almería in La Liga and a 1–1 draw at Manchester United for the season's UEFA Champions League. On 2 April 2011, as he had established himself in the starting XI, he suffered the loss of his father due to a heart attack (aged only 46), prompting manager Unai Emery to reinstate César between the posts for two games.
In late May 2011, Guaita extended his contract with Valencia until 2015. He begun the season as the starter, but picked up a serious hand injury in early November 2011, being nonetheless selected to several games by Emery as the reserve.
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