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Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia, CF or just Valencia or Los Ches) is a team in the first division of the Spanish Football League.
Valencia CF won the Spanish title for the sixth time in May 2004, their second in three years.
Valencia CF won the UEFA Cup for the third time in 2004, tying four other teams for the most UEFA Cups won. After suffering recent tough losses in Europe in the finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2000 and 2001, the team was finally able to triumph in the finals of European play.
Thanks to good coaching, one of the best defences in world soccer, including the charismatic Italian Carboni and the fiery Argentinian Roberto Ayala, and an imaginative playmaker, young Pablo Aimar (also from Argentina), Valencia has grown into one of the world's great teams.
On June 8, 2004, Claudio Ranieri was named the new head coach, but following Valencia's failure to advance past the round of 32 in the UEFA Cup he was dismissed on 25 February 2005 and replaced by Antonio López .
- Spanish First Division Champions
- 1941/42 1943/44 1946/47 1970/71 2001/02 2003/04
- Spanish Cups
- 1941 1949 1954 1967 1979 1999
- Spanish Super Cup
- 1999 2004
- UEFA Cup (formerly Inter-Cities Fairs Cup)
- 1961/62 1962/63 2003/04
- European Cup Winners Cup
- European Super Cup
- 1980/81 2004/2005
- UEFA Intertoto Cup
- Official Website - available in English, Spanish, Valencian, and Japanese
- http://www.ciberche.net - Fan website
- http://www.che-uk.co.uk - Che-UK is the supporters club of Valencia CF fans living in the UK and Ireland
- http://www.amunt-valencia.net - Amunt Valencia Web (in Spanish)
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