Valencia CFTOThis is how the black and white product has expanded in the world of football
TOThe thread of the report on the current whereabouts of the 50 most promising players from La Masa (Barcelona) and La Fbrica (Real Madrid) and30 of the Atlético de Madrid at the beginning of the decade, it is worth asking what has happened with another quarry like that of Valencia with those players who promise in the Sports City of Paterna. Some made it to the top but fell and others held on and have had a great race. There has been everything.
(The selection follows the same criteria as that of Barcelona and Real Madrid, youth squads who were at the club in 2011, from cadets to the second team)
Alicante goalkeeper, international in all the lower categories of the team that was transferred three years ago to Alavs with an option to buy from Valencia that he has not exercised. He has hardly played in the Alavs and in this winter market he was transferred by the Vitorian squad to the Almera, of the Second Division. He made it to Mestalla and was on the verge of ascending to Segunda in the play-off of the 2016-17 season. He had no room to grow and was traded to the Alavs. I was surprised by his projection.
He reached Mestalla and was the third goalkeeper at the beginning of the decade (during three campaigns) but he had no opportunities. He arrived from the Villarreal youth academy in 2006 with just 17 years old. He played in Mestalla and promoted to Segunda B. In 2012 he went to Albecete. Then to Castelln. He currently plays in the Ebro, in Segunda B. He faced Valencia in the Cup last year.
He is the current third goalkeeper for Valencia. This season, with Cillessen’s physical problems, he has had to be in many calls as a substitute. He recently renewed his contract until June 2022 when he was threatened with his departure at the end of his bond at the end of it. One of the current values of Paterna. There was a lot of interest to renew it.
Very young debut in First with Emery given the absence of wingers in a Valencia-Racing Santander. A complex challenge. He is already seen. It was disappearing from the first level. He ended up at Real Madrid C and in Segunda B when it seemed that his career was ending, the opportunity came in the United States where in full professional maturity he enjoys soccer in the Second North American. At the Charlotte Independence.
It has been curious everything that this side has experienced. Today it is owned by Deportivo, of the Second Division, but this youth squad has been on loan in Tenerife where he did not succeed and then suffered a serious illness from which he recovered. He returned to play in the Valencia branch. It served to earn him a new opportunity in Mallorca. He made good use of it and served for Valencia to exercise the purchase option. But it did not count for Marcelino and he was transferred to Deportivo.
This young winger went through all the categories of the Paterna Academy until the opportunity came in the 2016-17 campaign with Voro Gonzlez. He was integrated into the first squad when he joined the Marcelino Garca Toral club. I spend two years in the first team. The first year he played more than the second and that’s when he leaves the club. First transferred to PSV Eindhoven where he does not play and in the winter market he changes the Netherlands for Pamplona to enroll in Osasuna.
Debut with the first of the hand of Unai Emery. He has been at Almera B, played in first with the Andalusians. Then he has been in Eibar and Osasuna and now in Israel since he has been in Maccabi Haifa since last January since he rescinded with the rojillos to try an experience abroad.
The central was formed in the lower categories of Valencia until reaching the subsidiary, with which he debuted in Second Division B with 17 years. In the 2015-16 campaign, he was on loan at Badalona in Segunda B and later recalled as on loan at Alzira, Levante B, Atlético Saguntino to continue his career in Silla, in the Third Division.
Highly regarded at the club. His assignment in Elche, in the Second Division, helped him to return to Valencia and be part of the first team. 2014-15 season. He had no luck and fruit of the little confidence they gave him he left for England. He was loaned out several times at Deportivo until he made the leap to the United States. He plays in the New England Revolution where he is succeeding.
He excelled in lower categories after his arrival from Cornell. Youth category in 2007-08, in the subsidiary below and suddenly with Unai Emery took the leap. And in what way. From extreme converted to lateral. It took her a year to catch on to her new role, but it has been a resounding success. It is all today thanks to that reconversion. From scoring goals to avoiding them and occasionally scoring with Bara. International and champion of the Eurocup.
Central defense. I was aiming many ways. But he stayed at the doors. The last step was difficult. His nomadic stage began. Almost everything by Third and Second B. Ilicitano, Valladolid Promesas, Orihuela and today he is active in the Atzeneta, Third team (Valencian group), under the orders of David Albelda, although he has torn his knee ligaments and has a long convalescence .
At the age of 13, he left Argentina for Spain and ended up at the Valencia school where he made a career. He played his first friendly with the Valencia first team at Mestalla and amazed both the press and fans with the minutes he enjoyed in the match against Milan. He played in the first team during the 2013-14 campaign. Then the loan cycle began. Cordoba and Deportivo until he finally ended up transferred to the Corus club. Estivo loaned half a year in Braga. Now he plays at Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC.
One of the pearls that was cultivated in Paterna but when a moment came, in the middle of Emery’s stage, they did not agree and decided to apply article 1006 to go to the Malaga of Pellegrini in 2009 at the rate of six million euros. He had barely played a game with the first team, in Copa del Rey, against Logros. After his time at the Malaga club, the one he was married to, would jump to Real Madrid in a mega-operation of the moment to put himself under Mourinho’s orders.
Canterano who made his debut in the first team with Marcelino. Converted to right back. He played for Valencia in the 2017-18 campaign. Then he left, transferred to Osasuna where he is succeeding since he promoted the last season with the red ones. He even had the luxury of writing his name as a scorer in a Real Sociedad-Valencia three campaigns ago.
Castellón player who promises a lot at the beginning of the last decades. In fact, Valencia made a great -economic effort- for a player who, with just 17 years of age, sees him as a future. He came from the Villarreal school. It reached the Mestalla. Then he was transferred to various teams in the Bronze category of Spanish football such as Alcoyano, Polideportivo Ejido and Linense. I came back home. To Castelln in the Third Division of Spain. But then he opted for an outside experience. He played for AE Larissa from Greece. Play in the Attic Saguntino.
This footballer had no luck because of injuries just at the key moment. The jump from the subsidiary to the first team. He was called on occasions with the elders. He was transferred to Lorca when he was in the Second, in the 2017-18 campaign, he returned to the subsidiary where he played another campaign. And now football has brought him to Greece. A new adventure in the Asteras Tripoli.
Left-handed winger, with the same profile as his brother Carles. The year Marcelino arrived on the team. He started playing but was disappearing and the technician discontinued his services the following year. He stayed in the team until January 2019 and went to Elche. Today he plays in the Ponferradina Second Division.
He was proclaimed champion of the 2013-14 Youth Honor Division of Spain in group VII with Rubn Baraja, and that summer of 2014 he promoted to the Valencian subsidiary, Valencia Mestalla, trained by Curro Torres. He made the jump to the first team because Nuno Espirito Santo entered through the eyes and even made his debut in the elite. Containment midfielder. Then the journey began to make a hole in football. Alcorcn, Lorca, Recerativo de Huelva and the leap to a large subsidiary such as the one in Madrid.
One of the great promises of Paterna. He arrived at the first team. He nodded. He did not get along with Meriton and an offer of 30 million euros came from Barcelona. All in agreement and sale. It was in August 2016. He passed without fortune in the Bara from September 2016 to August 2019, recalled in Dortmund where he was revitalized. Villarreal just signed him.
He was a midfielder in lower categories. In fact he was in call for the first team but never had continuity or hardly any options. Neither with Pellegrino nor Djukic. Albacete left. Valencia had it under control but lost all rights to the player. He signed for Girona and exploded … as a striker. Hero of promotion three years ago. He signed for Real when Girona came down. Ten million.
Player trained at the Valencia school in its lower categories. At the end of the first decade of 2000. But he was not counted on and took the leap to finish his training in the youth team of La Roda, a Villarreal subsidiary, to settle in First after exploding at Celta and Zaragoza. He signed for Espanyol and thanks to his great campaign, he played for Betis.
Gay (Valencia, 24 years old, left back)
Debut with Pellegrino in Copa del Rey in 2013. At 18 years old. But he settled in the first team in the 2014-15 campaign with Nuno Espirito Santo on the bench, which is when a season comes to fruition and this campaign settles as an upward value. He was a top scorer in lower categories. Her intent was David Villa. But he ended up delaying his position and has given his maximum level as a left back. It has become international with Spain. A fixed in the Absolute.
A globetrotter. Possibly one of the most traveled. He has been through eight teams in less than five years. Cordoba, Oviedo. Extremadura, Alavs, Sochaux, Lorca, Racing de Santander and Arka Gdynia. Promise. The club wanted to keep it under control but lost between transfers. He continues his career in Poland under the command of the Arka Gdynia.
Player whose speed surprised Nuno Espirto Santo who decided to incorporate him into the first team. With the Portuguese debut in the lite in the 2014-15 season. But it did not have the opportunities to continue growing and the cycle of the transfers began the following campaign. He was transferred in January 2015 to Granada on loan. And his long odyssey began. Legans, Osasuna, Getafe and, already disassociated from Valencia, recalled to Osasuna where today he enjoys the lite.
One of the great values of the quarry. It clearly shows the philosophy of the Academy. He arrived at the first team at a delicate moment. But he knew how to earn a place and since then he remains a key player. That happened in January 2017. He is one of the team’s leaders and an example for everyone who works daily in Paterna. International under 21 and champion of the Euro last summer.
He was extreme in the lower categories of Valencia. In all. But one day he had to roll up his sleeves to have a place in the elite and with the help of Unai Emery he made that transition. In Alba’s time, when he left, Barcelona already held that position as a converted lateral. His last year was spectacular at Mestalla and before Lim’s arrival at the club, Valencia decided to sell him to Bayern Munich for 11 million euros. He was several campaigns under Pep’s orders and in the summer of 2018 he made the leap to the great PSG. It has been international.
AARN GUEZ (Mlaga, 30 years old, forward)
It was one of the great promises of Valencia. He made his debut in the Champions League with Valencia in 2006. Tea was just 16 years old. Globetrotters in Second, experience in Greece, Scotland, Portugal … and Johor, Malaysia, where he had no fortune and ended up leaving because he did not play and was away. He returned to Spain to continue in Tenerife and Oviedo. In the month of January he tried at Lugo and could not sign for Fair play with which he finally found at Mlaga.
He was another of the promising strikers who tanned at the Valencia school. But when the time came, he could not overcome that ceiling that comes in large entities and had to seek life elsewhere. He was in Burjassot and ended up in the quarry of the eternal rival. The uprising. He is the one who gave him the opportunity in the lite. Although then he had to go on loan to Valladolid and Zaragoza to assert himself and return as a member of the first team.
Forward who stood out at the Valencia school. He reached a hundred goals but suddenly one day an offer came from the Premier and due to the lack of opportunities he decided to step forward. It was West Ham that put in a million euros and took it away. His stage being part of the English club was not as expected. He began his stage of assignments, of going from one side to another. Oxford United, Valladolid, Rayo Majadahonda, Lugo to currently finish the Portugal fashion team. The Famaliao. And it is there where he has regained his sense of smell. 30 games and twelve goals.
This Murcia striker arrived in Paterna at just 15 years old and after emerging in the lower categories of Real Murcia after an ephemeral visit to La Masa. He scored goals for gog in the youth, in the subsidiary and first-team debut with Nuno Espirito Santo in a complex campaign, 2015-16. Debut in the Champions League against Zenit. Little more. He ended up leaving the club for England. Controversial and complex departure. Recal at Wolverhampton. But he has been loaned back and forth between Spain and England: Las Palmas, Nottingham Forest and Huesca where he is now on loan.