Víctor Valdés



Víctor Valdés i Arribas, usually shortened to Víctor Valdés, was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona on 14 January 1982. Known for his shot-stopping ability and accurate distribution, he is one of the most successful goalkeepers in the history of football, in terms of the number of major trophies he has collected. He also holds the record for having won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy, awarded to the La Liga goalkeeper with the lowest goals conceded per game, the most number of times.

Valdés originally joined Barcelona's youth academy in 1992, but when his family moved away, he joined Tenerife. Having returned to Barcelona's youth team in 1995, he worked his way through the ranks, playing for the 'C' team in 2000 and the 'B' team until the 2002-03 season, when he made his breakthrough ...

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