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Víctor Valdés

1982 - Today

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Víctor Valdés Arribas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiɣtoɾ βalˈdes aˈriβas]; born 14 January 1982) is a Spanish football coach and former professional player, who played as a goalkeeper. Valdés was considered fiercely competitive and demanding, demonstrating great mental strength and concentration to be alert during long spells of ball domination, and was superb at one-on-ones.He spent most of his professional career with Barcelona in La Liga, and is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the club's history, having appeared in 535 official games for the club and won 21 major titles, notably six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League championships. Valdés also won the Zamora Trophy a record five times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Víctor Valdés has received more than 3,273,570 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Víctor Valdés is the 429th most popular soccer player (up from 564th in 2019), the 600th most popular biography from Spain (up from 641st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Víctor Valdés ranks 429 out of 16,880Before him are Hiroshi Kanazawa, Hiroto Muraoka, Hidetoshi Nakata, Gennaro Gattuso, Ricardo Quaresma, and Masahiro Hamazaki. After him are Pablo Dorado, Yukio Tsuda, Tokizo Ichihashi, Salvatore Schillaci, Luis del Sol, and Lajos Tichy.

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Among people born in 1982, Víctor Valdés ranks 10Before him are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Lil Wayne, Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Redmayne, Petr Čech, and Sultan Kösen. After him are Jessica Biel, Yelena Isinbayeva, Hyun Bin, Nick Vujicic, Pepe Reina, and Adriano.

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Among people born in Spain, Víctor Valdés ranks 600 out of 2,932Before him are Alonso Sánchez Coello (1531), Juan Goytisolo (1931), Juan de Grijalva (1480), Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji (1200), Ramon Muntaner (1265), and Lluís Llach (1948). After him are Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (1859), Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576), Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851), Miguel Hernández (1910), Luis del Sol (1935), and Quini (1949).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Víctor Valdés ranks 32Before him are Fernando Hierro (1968), Gerard Piqué (1987), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Julen Lopetegui (1966), and Guti (1976). After him are Luis del Sol (1935), Quini (1949), Santillana (1952), Adelardo Rodríguez (1939), Isidro Lángara (1912), and José Ángel Iribar (1943).

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