Valencia CF23 January 2024

Valencia CF is the club, among the 5 major leagues, that uses the most Spanish U-23 players in its Starting XI 

The Valencia team uses more than 3 Spanish U-23 players in the starting lineup for each match in LaLiga EA Sports

Valencia CF has become the club, among the 5 major leagues, that uses the most Spanish U-23 players in its starting XI in every match played in LaLiga EA Sports.

According to the latest data from the CIES Football Observatory, a prestigious international website specializing in football data, Valencia data, the Valencian team uses an average of 3.4 Spanish U-23 players in its starting line-ups for the matches played in LaLiga in their starting line-ups for the matches played in LaLiga EA Sports 23-24.

The Spanish U-23 players selected for the starting XI throughout the 21 matches played in the current season of the domestic competition have been: Diego López (18 times), Fran Pérez (18), Mosquera (16), Javi Guerra (14), Jesús Vázquez (2), Yarek (2) and Gozálbez (1). In addition to them, they have also competed in LaLiga games but not as starters: Alberto Marí, Hugo González, César Tárrega and Mario Domínguez.

Behind Valencia we find RC Strasbourg (2nd position with 3.2 U-23 players), Frosinone Calcio (3rd place with 3.2), Empoli FC (4th position with 3), FC Lorient (5th place with 2.7), Sheffield United (6th position with 2.5), LOSC Lille (7th place with 2.4), Stade Rennais (8th place with 2.3), FC Barcelona (9th place with 2.3) and Girona FC (10th place with 2.3).

This circumstance reflects the work of the VCF Academy. For the fifth consecutive year, the VCF Academy is included in the top 10 of the best academies in Europe. In addition, in the October report of the CIES Football Observatory, the VCF Academy achieved the 4th position which is the best position of the VCF Academy in quantitative terms since the existence of the CIES registry.

The figure of 29 players competing in the Big 5 is the highest also since these records have been kept.

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