Victor Valdes

  • Victor Valdes says goodbye to Barcelona after 12 seasons May 14, 2014

    Goalkeeper Victor Valdes has bid adieu to Barcelona after 12 trophy-filled seasons. In an open letter released by the Catalan club, Valdes said "the moment has arrived to say goodbye". Valdes announced in January that he would be leaving his boyhood club come season end. He hasn't played since March when he...
  • Valdes itching to start recuperation after knee surgery April 2, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes has had successful knee surgery in Germany and said he was itching to get home and start his recuperation. The 32-year-old will miss the end of this season, the World Cup finals in Brazil and the start of next term after he tore a...
  • Spain keeper Valdes to miss World Cup, out for seven months May 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes will miss the World Cup after being ruled out of action for seven months following knee surgery. He had been in good form this season for Barcelona, who are in contention to win three trophies, before suffering a cruciate ligament injury making a routine save in...
  • Barcelona president leaves door open for injured Valdes March 29, 2014

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has opened the door for goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, to remain at the club despite the serious knee injury Valdes suffered in midweek. The Barcelona goalkeeper broke the cruciate ligament of his right knee during Barca's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday evening, reports...
  • Valdes very doubtful for World Cup with knee injury March 27, 2014

    Barcelona: Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes is in serious danger of missing this year's World Cup in Brazil after suffering a knee ligament injury during Barcelona's victory over Celta Vigo on Wednesday. The 32-year-old was making a routine block from a free kick when he appeared to twist his knee and was...
  • Neymar double lifts Barcelona to second after Valdes injury blow March 27, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar scored twice to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday but the victory was soured by an injury to goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Barcelona have 72 points, two more than Real, and they will be anxious to know the extent of the knee injury sustained by...
  • Gladbach hint keeper Ter Stegen on his way to Barcelona January 7, 2014

    Barcelona: Borussia Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has hinted Marc-Andre ter Stegen will replace Victor Valdes at Barcelona at the end of the season after the Germany goalkeeper rejected a contract extension. The 21-year-old, who has been consistently linked in German and Spanish media with a switch to Barca, has a...
  • Victor Valdes expects to return for Barcelona in January December 20, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes says he expects to be ready to play by early January. Valdes tore a muscle in his right calf playing a friendly for Spain at South Africa in November, and was ruled out for about six weeks. Valdes says his recovery "has gone faster than we...
  • La Liga: Bilbao sense upset against wounded leaders Barcelona November 30, 2013

    Athletic Bilbao host Barcelona at their new San Mames stadium on Sunday sniffing an upset after the La Liga leaders suffered their first defeat of the season at Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday. Unbeaten in domestic competition and three points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top...
  • Barcelona 'keeper Victor Valdes out for six weeks November 21, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will be sidelined for six weeks because of a leg injury. Barcelona say medical tests on Wednesday confirmed Valdes tore a muscle in his right calf after coming on as a substitute in Spain's 1-0 loss to South Africa in a friendly a day earlier. Valdes, whose...
  • Victor Valdes adds to Barcelona's injury woes November 20, 2013

    Barcelona: The sight of Victor Valdes limping off during Spain's surprise defeat by South Africa on Tuesday is another headache for Barcelona as injuries threaten to hamper the Catalan side's impressive start to the season. The early signs are that the keeper, who is set to leave after this campaign when...
  • Three more Barcelona players hit by injuries November 20, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona's injury woes deepened on Tuesday when tests showed Xavi had a hamstring strain, Victor Valdes limped out of Spain's friendly in South Africa and Cristian Tello suffered ankle ligament damage in training. Goalkeeper Valdes, who has been in superb form this season, was forced off in the second half...
  • Barcelona aim to continue their perfect start in La Liga September 20, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hit some of the best form of his career in the opening weeks of the season, making it all the more perplexing for the club's fans that he appears determined to stand by his decision to leave. The 31-year-old, a product of the club's youth...
  • Valdes holds off Atletico as Barcelona claim Super Cup August 29, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes conjured two stunning saves to deny Atletico Madrid and help the La Liga champions secure a fourth Spanish Super Cup in five years on away goals after a scrappy 0-0 second leg draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. After last week's first leg at the...
  • Valdes stays silent on whether he or Casillas will start June 15, 2013

    Recife: Victor Valdes refuses to say if he or Real Madrid's Iker Casillas will start Spain's game against Uruguay on Sunday but whether the Barcelona keeper plays or not, he is just delighted to be at the Confederations Cup. Valdes is one of seven Barca players out to complete an awesome...
  • Valdes to end tenure at Barcelona June 14, 2013

    Madrid: Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will play out the last season of his contract with Barcelona, president Sandro Rosell said on Thursday. The Spain international, who has just arrived in Brazil with the world and European champions for the Confederations Cup, has rejected the chance to renew his deal with the La...
  • Victor Valdes to quit Barcelona in 2014 May 31, 2013

    Barcelona: Victor Valdes again says he will leave Barcelona when his contract is up at the end of the 2013-14 season, without giving any hints of his future plans. Valdes says his decision originally made public in January was not a ploy to improve his salary, adding that being Barcelona's goalkeeper...
  • Valdes, Abidal to miss Athletico clash May 11, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona will be without goalkeeper Victor Valdes and defender Eric Abidal for Sunday's match at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club said that Valdes has not recovered from a left-foot injury that kept him out of last weekend's game also. Abidal will be sidelined after hurting a muscle in his left leg...
  • Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes suspended for four La Liga games March 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been suspended for four Spanish league matches after receiving a straight red card for verbally abusing a referee following his team's 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the weekend. The competition committee of the Spanish Football Federation sanctioned Valdes on Wednesday, the club said in...
  • Goalkeeper Pinto to stay at Barcelona until 2014 February 9, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say goalkeeper Jose Pinto has accepted a one-year contract extension until the end of the 2013-14 season. The Spanish club say Pinto will sign the new contract on Monday. The 37-year-old Pinto has been Victor Valdes' steady backup for the past four and a half seasons. While Valdes typically...
  • Barcelona goalie Valdes rejects contract renewal offer January 19, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has rejected the chance to renew his contract and will leave at the end of his current deal in 2014, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Friday. Spain's number two behind Iker Casillas has just turned 31 and has played for Barca since joining their academy...
  • Victor Valdes pens new Barcelona deal July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Victor Valdes has put pen-to-paper on a new contract at Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 2014. The 27-year-old goalkeeper reached an agreement with the Catalan outfit where he has spent his entire career. The new deal will see his salary improve and his buy-out clause...
  • Without Messi, Barcelona are different: Valdes November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, said on Monday that he thinks the team is different when Lionel Messi doesn't play. But he doesn't know if there is a dependence on the Argentine playmaker. Barcelona have only gone one weekend without Lionel Messi, but already there is talk that without him,...