2008–09 Valencia CF season

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Valencia
2008–09 season
Chairman Vicente Soriano
Manager Unai Emery
La Liga 6th
Copa del Rey Quarter-finals
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
David Villa (28)

All:
David Villa (31)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2008–09 season, the Spanish football club Valencia CF was placed 6th in the La Liga. The team reached the quarterfinal round of the Copa del Rey.

Squad[edit]

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 César Sánchez
2 Spain DF Curro Torres
3 Netherlands MF Hedwiges Maduro
4 Spain DF Raúl Albiol (vice-captain)
5 Spain DF Carlos Marchena (captain)
6 Spain MF David Albelda
7 Spain FW David Villa
8 Spain MF Rubén Baraja
9 Spain FW Fernando Morientes
10 Spain FW Miguel Ángel Angulo
11 Spain DF Asier del Horno
13 Brazil GK Renan Brito
14 Spain MF Vicente
15 Brazil DF Carleto
No. Position Player
16 Spain FW Juan Mata
17 Spain MF Joaquín
18 Portugal MF Manuel Fernandes
19 Spain MF Pablo Hernández
20 Spain DF Alexis
21 Spain MF David Silva
22 Brazil MF Edu
23 Portugal DF Miguel
24 Italy DF Emiliano Moretti
25 Portugal MF Hugo Viana
30 Spain FW Míchel
33 Spain GK Vicente Guaita
36 Spain DF Jaume Costa

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
19 MF Spain Pablo Hernández Getafe €1,000,000 05-06-2008
GK France Ludovic Butelle Real Valladolid Loan return 01-07-2008
11 DF Spain Asier del Horno Athletic Bilbao Loan return 01-07-2008
18 MF Portugal Manuel Fernandes Everton Loan return 01-07-2008
DF Spain David Navarro Mallorca Loan return 01-07-2008
MF Uruguay Mario Regueiro Real Murcia Loan return 01-07-2008
2 DF Spain Curro Torres Real Murcia Loan return 01-07-2008
25 MF Portugal Hugo Viana Osasuna Loan return 01-07-2008
13 GK Brazil Renan Brito Internacional €4,000,000 27-08-2008
MF Uruguay Ignacio María González Danubio Undisclosed 01-09-2008
15 DF Brazil Carleto Santos €2,000,000 26-11-2008
1 GK Spain César Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur Free 20-01-2009

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
1 GK Spain Santiago Cañizares Unattatched Released 19 May 2008
DF Portugal Marco Caneira Sporting CP €1,500,000 25 June 2008
GK Spain Juan Mora Levante Free 1 July 2008
MF Spain Jordi Alba (from Valencia B) Gimnàstic Tarragona Undisclosed 24 July 2008
MF Spain Sisi Recreativo Huelva Undisclosed 1 August 2008
FW Spain Javier Arizmendi Real Zaragoza €3,500,000 12 August 2008
1 GK Germany Timo Hildebrand 1899 Hoffenheim Free 10 December 2008

Loaned out[edit]

# Pos Player To Start End
MF Spain Ángel Montoro (from Valencia B) Real Murcia 17 June 2008
DF Spain Lillo (from Valencia B) Real Murcia 17 June 2008
MF Spain Sunny Osasuna 27-06-2008 1 July 2009
DF Spain David Navarro Mallorca 20 July 2008 01-07-2009
FW Venezuela Miku (from Valencia B) Salamanca 26 August 2008
DF Spain Carlos Bellvís (from Valencia) Numancia 28 August 2008
MF Argentina Éver Banega Atlético Madrid 28-08-2008 1 July 2009
GK France Ludovic Butelle Lille 01-09-2008 1 July 2009
MF Uruguay Nacho González Newcastle United 1 September 2008 1 July 2009
MF Spain Aarón Rangers 13 August 2008 01-07-2010
12 FW Serbia Nikola Žigić Racing Santander 26 December 2008

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 24 Jan 2009.
No. Pos Nat Player Total La Liga UEFA Cup Copa del Rey
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Spain César Sánchez 20 0 18+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF Spain Curro Torres 3 0 0+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
3 MF Netherlands Hedwiges Maduro 32 1 18+4 1 5+1 0 3+1 0
4 DF Spain Raúl Albiol 42 2 33+1 2 5+1 0 1+1 0
5 DF Spain Carlos Marchena 36 1 24+2 1 7+0 0 3+0 0
6 MF Spain David Albelda 37 0 26+4 0 4+1 0 2+0 0
7 FW Spain David Villa 42 31 33+0 29 1+4 1 2+2 1
8 MF Spain Rubén Baraja 34 5 22+6 3 1+3 1 2+0 1
9 FW Spain Fernando Morientes 31 6 7+13 1 7+0 3 3+1 2
10 FW Spain Miguel Ángel Angulo 15 1 5+6 0 2+0 0 2+0 1
11 DF Spain Asier del Horno 20 2 6+3 0 8+0 2 3+0 0
12 FW Serbia Nikola Žigić 3 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+1 2
13 GK Brazil Renan Brito 24 0 19+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
14 MF Spain Vicente 36 9 6+21 6 3+2 0 4+0 3
15 DF Spain Iván Helguera 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
15 DF Brazil Carleto 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 FW Spain Juan Mata 44 12 35+2 10 3+3 1 0+1 1
17 MF Spain Joaquín 37 6 26+5 4 1+3 1 1+1 1
18 MF Portugal Manuel Fernandes 37 2 20+7 2 5+3 0 1+1 0
19 MF Spain Pablo Hernández 30 5 13+8 3 6+0 1 3+0 1
20 DF Spain Alexis 26 1 24+0 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
21 MF Spain David Silva 24 5 17+2 4 2+1 1 1+1 0
22 MF Brazil Edu 27 1 9+12 1 3+0 0 2+1 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel 33 0 26+1 0 3+1 0 2+0 0
24 DF Italy Emiliano Moretti 29 0 25+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 MF Portugal Hugo Viana 5 0 0+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0
26 DF Spain David Lombán (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF Spain Carles Martínez (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 FW Spain Daniel Olcina (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 DF Spain Arturo (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 FW Spain Míchel (from B team) 15 1 4+9 0 0+0 0 1+1 1
31 MF Spain Ximo Navarro (from B team) 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
32 MF Spain Tímor (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 GK Spain Vicente Guaita (from B team) 4 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
34 GK Spain Sergio Garabato (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 GK Spain Salva (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 DF Spain Jaume (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 DF Spain Alexis (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 DF Spain Castells (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 FW Spain Morgado (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 MF Spain Ximo (from B team) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Position Nation Number Name La Liga UEFA Cup Copa del Rey Total
1 Spain 7 David Villa 29 1 1 31
2 Spain 16 Juan Mata 10 1 1 12
3 Spain 14 Vicente 6 0 3 9
4 Spain 9 Joaquín 4 1 1 6
= Spain 9 Fernando Morientes 1 3 2 6
6 Spain 21 David Silva 4 1 0 5
= Spain 8 Rubén Baraja 3 1 1 5
= Spain 19 Pablo Hernández 3 1 1 5
9 Spain 4 Raúl Albiol 2 0 0 2
= Portugal 18 Manuel Fernandes 2 0 0 2
= Spain 11 Asier del Horno 0 2 0 2
= Serbia 12 Nikola Žigić 0 0 2 2
13 Netherlands 3 Hedwiges Maduro 1 0 0 1
= Spain 5 Carlos Marchena 1 0 0 1
= Spain 20 Alexis 1 0 0 1
= Brazil 15 Edu 1 0 0 1
= Spain 10 Miguel Ángel Angulo 0 0 1 1
= Spain 30 Míchel 0 0 1 1
/ / / TOTALS 38 11 14 63

Disciplinary record[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga 6th 30 August 2008 31 May 2009
UEFA Cup First round Round of 32 18 September 2008 26 February 2009
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Quarter-finals 29 October 2008 28 January 2009

Last updated: 24 Jan
Source: Competitions

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Barcelona (C) 38 27 6 5 105 35 +70 87 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 25 3 10 83 52 +31 78
3 Sevilla 38 21 7 10 54 39 +15 70
4 Atlético Madrid 38 20 7 11 80 57 +23 67 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Villarreal 38 18 11 9 61 54 +7 65 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Valencia 38 18 8 12 68 54 +14 62
7 Deportivo La Coruña 38 16 10 12 48 47 +1 58
8 Málaga 38 15 10 13 55 59 −4 55
9 Mallorca 38 14 9 15 53 60 −7 51
10 Espanyol 38 12 11 15 46 49 −3 47
11 Almería 38 13 7 18 45 61 −16 46 ALM 1–1 RAC
RAC 0–2 ALM
12 Racing Santander 38 12 10 16 49 48 +1 46
13 Athletic Bilbao 38 12 8 18 47 62 −15 44 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
14 Sporting Gijón 38 14 1 23 47 79 −32 43
SPG: 12 pts
OSA: 2 pts → OSA 3–3 VLD
VLD: 2 pts → VLD 0–0 OSA
15 Osasuna 38 10 13 15 41 47 −6 43
16 Valladolid 38 12 7 19 46 58 −12 43
17 Getafe 38 10 12 16 50 56 −6 42 GET 0–0 BET
BET 2–2 GET
18 Betis (R) 38 10 12 16 51 58 −7 42 Relegation to Segunda División
19 Numancia (R) 38 10 5 23 38 69 −31 35
20 Recreativo (R) 38 8 9 21 34 57 −23 33

Source: LFP and Yahoo! Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Since Barcelona, winners of the 2008–09 Copa del Rey, already qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, losing cup finalists Athletic Bilbao earned a spot in the third qualifying round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results by round[edit]

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GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWDWWWWWDLWLDWLWLWDLLWLDDLLDWWWWWDLWLLW
Position22111111433433242444444568865444444566
Leader
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2009–10 Segunda División
Source: kicker.de (in German) and juventus.com

Matches[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Overall[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
6 3 3 0 11 5  +6 12 1 2 0 4 3  +1 2 1 0 7 2  +5

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H / / / H A H A / / / A H / / / H A / / / / / / / /
Result W W D W D D
Position 1 1 2 2 2 2
Last updated: 24 Jan.
Source: UEFA Cup 2008-09

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Table - Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Saint-Étienne 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 8
Spain Valencia 4 1 3 0 8 4 +4 6
Denmark Copenhagen 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 5
Belgium Club Brugge 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
Norway Rosenborg 4 0 2 2 1 8 −7 2

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
4 1 3 0 8 4  +4 6 0 2 0 2 2  0 1 1 0 6 2  +4

Matches[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv 3–3 Valencia on aggregate. Dynamo Kyiv won on away goals.

Copa del Rey[edit]

Overall[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
6 4 1 1 15 7  +8 13 3 0 0 9 3  +6 1 1 1 6 4  +2

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ground A H / / A H / / H A / / H A / / H /
Result W W D W W L
Position 1 1 1 1 1 2
Last updated: 30 Jan.
Source: Copa del Rey Cup 2008-09

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Round of 32[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]