Two minute guide to: Getafe

Here’s our brief preview of Port Vale’s Spanish opponents who take on Port Vale on Saturday.

Match Essentials

Date: Saturday 25 July at 3pm

Ticket prices: £10 Adult, £5 Concessions

Stands: The Lorne St, Railway Paddock and Disabled stand are open

Port Vale

Manager: Rob Page
Last match: N/A
Recent form: N/A


Manager: Fran Escriba
Last match: N/A
Recent form: N/A

Team News

Chris Neal will miss the game after he sustained an injury against Notts County. Sam Johnson will probably start the game but Ryan Boot may also get some game-time as Vale plan for a potentially lengthy spell on the sidelines for Neal.

Fans will also focus on Vale’s forward line-up. The Valiants started the game against County with “little and large” combo of Uche Ikpeazu and Enoch Andoh and although both had “goals” disallowed, arguably the later partnership of Louis Dodds and AJ Leitch-Smith looked more dangerous.

Vale’s La Liga opponents ould hand a debut to new loan signing Ghana international Bernard Mensah. The visitors also have Santiago Vergini, an Argentinian International on loan from Sunderland in their squad.

Pre-match quote

“Getafe will have some very good technical players. They will move the ball from back to front and they will stretch us. That’s exactly what we want at this stage of pre-season…

Port Vale assistant manager Paul Bodin

Last time we met…

The two sides have not met before.

Club Connections

There have been no players to appear for both clubs.

Bluffer’s Guide

Essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…

  • Getafe have been in La Liga since the 2004-2005 season.
  • Bernd Schuster was Getafe coach from 2005 until 2007 when he left to take the Real Madrid job.
  • Following a merger, Getafe Club de Futbol was founded in 1983.
  • Starting in the regional leagues, they ascended the entire Spanish football pyramid in just 20 years.
  • Left-back Mariano Pernia became the club’s first Spanish International in 2006.
  • In 2006, the club also reached the Spanish Cup final (losing to Sevilla) and qualified for the UEFA Cup.
  • They were runners-up in the Spanish Cup final for a second consecutive year in 2007.
  • Getafe traditionally wear a blue kit with elements of white and red. Their away kit tends to be red.
  • In 2013, Getafe splashed out spending a club record £6m twice. Oscar Ustari – €6m, 2007 (Independiente) & Pedro Leon – €6m, 2013 (Real Madrid)
  • The club’s biggest outgoing transfers are Roberto Soldado – €10m, 2010 (Real Madrid), Abdelaziz Barrada – €10m, 2013 (Al Jazira) & Pedro Leon – €10m, 2010 (Real Madrid)



Two minute guide to: Getafe
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