Cantera Special – A short history of VCF Mestalla

The first team understandably gets most of the attention. But Valencia’s B team, the ‘cantera’, also generate substantial interest among fans, of whom many attend their home matches at the club’s training ground, despite the latter being outside the city proper, suffering from not having a  metro station nearby and hardly any bus correspondence. Valencia fans love their local youngsters, and the club has a long tradition in producing world class players from its ranks. Most known in the last few years are the seemingly never ending conveyor belt of left backs like Jordi Alba, Juan Bernat and José Luis …