Valencianism is in mourning. José Vicente Cuxart, player of the Valencia Club de Fútbol during the eighties and an employee of the entity, died this Friday in Valencia at the age of 57 after a long illness, as reported by the Valencia CF Soccer Players Association.
Cuxart played as a central midfielder and central defender at Valencia during the 84-85 and 85-86 seasons, first with Roberto Gil as coach and then with Óscar Rubén Valdez and Alfredo di Stéfano.
Born in Cornellà (Barcelona) in 1962, he was promoted to the first team from the subsidiary, CD Mestalla, and after his two seasons at Valencia, he was a footballer for Villarreal and Levante.
With the Valencia shirt he played a total of twenty-seven official competition matches in which he scored two goals and was the brother of Enric Cuxart, a forward five years younger and who also spent two seasons with the team, between 1989 and 1991.
During the last years, José Vicente Cuxart carried out his work in the Valencian club, in the facilities of the sports city of Paterna.
Cuxart shared a generation with several young footballers, most of them from the youth academy, who were the base of Valencia in the middle of that decade, in which the club went through great sporting and economic difficulties that ended with the relegation to the Second Division and the promotion in the next season.
Among the colleagues who made their way to Valencia at that time were Fernando Giner, Fernando Gómez, Paco Ferrando, Suso García Pitarch, Salvador Ribes, Salvador González “Voro”, Roberto Fernández or Salvador Revert. Many of them have conveyed their condolences through social media. .