Ricardo Arias, Valencia CF legend

Ricardo Arias, Valencia CF legend
Ricardo Arias day of his farewell Mestalla (Valencia CF)

Last update April 12, 2019 by Javier Argudo

When we talk about Ricardo Arias, we speak of a legend Valencia Football Club. The Valencia player spent his entire career at the club Mestalla except his last season in assets that played in the CD Castellón Second Division.

Arias It formed in the lower levels of che set to make the jump to the first team in the season 1976-1977 with only 19 year old. Shortly after he becomes a fixture in the lineups and soon begin to win titles.


With Ricardo Arias acting as Libero, the Valencia He won three titles in three seasons. First was Mythical King's Cup campaign 1978-1979 won the Real Madrid with the equally legendary T-shirt senyera.

subsequently Cup Winners Cup the Valencians won in the penalty shootout to Arsenal (with a penalty scored by Arias included) in the 1979-1980 and finally European Super Cup won the Nottingham Forest, brand new European champion two consecutive years.

But the race Ricardo Arias also he had its bad times. The player suffered in the flesh the descent of Valencia 1986, While it is true that the team managed to ascend immediately so the club Mestalla only he had to play one year in the silver category of Spanish football.

The legendary '4’ valencianista left Mestalla In the season 1991-1992 in a tribute match against the legendary FC Barcelona led by Johan Cruyff that dominate Spanish football in those years. The defense went on to the history of the club being the second player who more official matches has defended the shirt of Valencia behind Fernando Gómez Colomer.

After 500 matches at club level (including 35 he played in the season Castellón 1992-1993) and a friendly with the Spanish national team in a friendly against Portugal in 1980, Ricardo Arias He hung up his boots passing the Mestalla club history as one of the best players of the entity.

Javier Argudo

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