Sunday, 25 November 2007

Victor Valdes

Víctor Valdés Arribas (born 14 January 1982 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain), nicknamed Víctor, is a Spanish football goalkeeper, who currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga. Before joining the principal team in 2002/03 season, Víctor played for the youth teams and Barca B. Currently, he has a contract with Barcelona until 2010.


Valdes started his career with Barca's youth team when he joined from Peña Cinco Copas on 1 July 1992. But in September, he moved with his family to Tenerife and had to leave the club, rejoining only three years later.


After returning, he made quick progress through the youth system and was made part of the senior squad in the 2002-03 season. The early part of the season saw him play deputy to Argentine international Roberto Bonano. The arrival of Radomir Antic as the new coach saw regular first team opportunities for him.


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