Valencia, also known as Valencia CF, Valencia or Los Che, are a Spanish football club based in Valencia.
Valencia were founded in 1919 and have played their home games at the 55,000-seater Mestalla since 1923. They have a fierce rivalry with fellow Valencian club Villarreal CF, with whom they contest the Derby de la Comunitat. The rivalry is further fueled by the fact that they are the two most successful clubs in the region. They also have a long-standing rivalry with Levante UD, also located in the city of Valencia, and with two other clubs in the Valencian region, Hércules CF and CD Castellón.
Valencia is the third-most supported football club in Spain, behind heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona. It is also one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of number of associates (registered paying supporters), with more than 50,000 season ticket holders and another 20,000+ season ticket holders on the waiting list, who can be accommodated in the new 75,000-seater stadium.