Who are the best goalkeepers in the history of Valencia? sure the loyal fans flocking to Mestalla have their particular list head. This is our humble and particular list of the five best goalkeepers in the history of Valencia.
1-Santi Cañizares: the Dragon as he called Claudio Ranieri is a myth valencianista. He signed for Valencia in 1998 and he left in 2008 and near 40. At that time he became an icon valencianista being one of the greatest exponents of which was possibly the best Valencia in history. He won as goalkeeper Valencia 2 Copas del Rey (1998 Y 2008), 2 Suspenders (2002 Y 2004), 1 UEFA (2004), 1 European Super Cup (2004) and nothing more and nothing less than 3 of the 4 Zamora trophies possessing ( 2001, 2002 Y 2004)
2-Ignacio Eizaguirre: he signed in 1941 by the Mestalla club and remained until 1950. He won the trophy goalkeeping twice as Valencia goalkeeper (1944 Y 1945) in addition to 3 Suspenders (1942, 1944 Y 1947) and one Copa del Rey 1949. further, He left some very curious anecdotes as I tell you in this article.
3-Abelardo Gonzalez: He was in the Valencia between 1965 Y 1974. The Spaniard signed some of the best performances that are remembered by Mestalla and with him in goal, the club won the Copa del Rey 1967 and the League of 1971. In the same year he also won the Zamora Trophy less beaten goalkeeper.
4-José Manuel Sempere: the “mute” as he was called it was not a high-profile footballer or those who fill covers. But nevertheless, He was in the first team of Valencia for nothing more and nothing less than 15 years. He was on the staff that won the European Super Cup 1980 and perhaps most important, in which he returned to Valencia after that descent First half of the 80. He retired with almost 40 years in the Valencia club.
5-José Luis Fernández Manzanedo: he played for Valencia from 1977 until 1985 where he lived one of the best times of valencianista club. He won the King's Cup 1979, Recopa of Europe 1980 and the European Super Cup the same year. He also won the Zamora trophy goalkeeping in 1979.