Club Valencia – Brief History

Club Valencia is a Maldivian football club based in Malé, Maldives that plays in the Dhivehi Premier League. Club Valencia was the first Maldivian club to pay a salary for its players.

Club Valencia has won 05 National Championships, 05 Maldives FA Cups, 06 Maldives Cup Winners’ Cups, and 03 POMIS Cups and Youth Championship 2013.

The notion of establishing a football club named Club Valencia arose in the late 1970s from the players of blue and gold teams participating in the Junior Football Pool organized by National Sports Academy.

The first two names proposed to the government for approval as the name of the club were Youth Recreation Movement and Juvenile Valencia Athletico; both were rejected. The third name, Club Valencia was then approved by the government.

The present chairman of the club is Mr.Adheel Jaleel who was elected to the post in 2015.

Performance in AFC competitions

  • AFC Champions League: 1 appearance
  • Asian Club Championship: 6 appearances
  • AFC Cup: 4 appearances
  • Asian Cup Winners Cup: 2 appearances


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