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Who is David Villa?
David Villa is a former professional footballer from Spain. He was popular for playing from the position of “Striker.” People know David for being the “Best Forwards” of his generation. He was the best striker in Spain. David used to play football with kids senior to his age. This gave him the nickname “El Guaje.”
|David Villa Sanchez
|Date of Birth
|December 3rd, 1981
|Professional Football Player
|Sporting de Gijon (2001-2003)
MLS Franchise New York City(2014-2018)
Age, Height, and Bio
The full name of David Villa is David Villa Sanchez. His nationality is Spanish. The current age of David is 39. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 9 inches with a complimentary weight of 68 kgs. His ethnicity is not clear. The nickname of David is “El Guaje.”
The birthplace of David Villa is Langreo, Spain. He came into the world on December 3rd, 1981. His father’s name is Jose Manuel Villa. His mother’s name is Dorita Villa. He was four years old when he had to suffer from a femur fracture. It was a critical injury. But he succeeded to recover from the injury. His father helped him a lot to strengthen his left leg. He was able to make his leg strong.
His father used to throw the ball towards David. David used to kick the ball with his left leg. He was never alone on a football ground. His father used to be always there in his training. Despite going great in his journey, he was on the verge of quitting football. He was fourteen years old during that time. But it was his parents who encouraged him to continue football. David had to stay on the bench for a long period. It was frustrating for him. But his father was always there to support him in his rough time.
He started his football carer from the club “UP Langreo.” David joined the “Mario Football School” when he was seventeen years old.
David Villa married Patricia Gonzalez in 2003. They were friends since childhood. Patricia also used to play football in her teenage time. They are blessed with three children. Zaida Olya, Luca, and Torres are the children.
Instagram and Other Social Media
David Villa is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “davidvilla” on Instagram with 6.5M followers” and “David Villa” on Twitter with 9M followers. His Facebook page “David Villa Sanchez” has 13M followers.
David shares a lot of his fun time along with his family on Instagram. He loves cycling. David had shared a lot of traveling pictures along with his family. He also shares his exercise pictures.
David had also shared pictures and glimpses of his football career and matches. The most lovely pictures are with his family. He is not only the best player but also the best dad and the best husband. David shares the pictures of quality time along with his family. His latest post was along with his family on December 28, 2020.
His profile on Twitter is also attractive. He has mentioned himself as the president of “DV7 Group.” His last tweet was on December 25, 2020. It was the wishing of Christmas representing the “DV7 Group.”
There are not many details of David Villa academic life available.
Stats, Soccer, Goal, and Career
David Villa started his career at the club “Sporting de Gijon” in 2001. David joined the club “Real Madrid” in 2003. He helped the team to win the “Copa del Rey” and “Supercopa de Espana.” David also played his first “La Liga” match for the team. David transferred into the club “Valencia” in 2005.
The deal was of €12 million. He succeeded to contribute to making the team win the “Copa del Rey.” David moved to the team Barcelona in 2010 when Xavi, A. Iniesta, and Valdes were Vice-Captain. He was 28 years old during that time. It was a deal of €40 million. He scored 28 goals for the team during the league. David was in the team that won the “UEFA Champions League” and “La Liga” in 2011. He moved to the team “Atletico Madrid” with a transfer fee of €5.1 million in 2013.
The team also won the “La Liga” after adding David to the team. He joined the club “MLS Franchise New York City” in 2014. David became the “Top Goal Scorer” of the team. He even received the “MLS MVP Award” in 2016. David joined the Japanese club “Vissel Klobe” in 2018.
David represents the national team of Spain for the first time in 2005. He was in the team that won the “UEFA Euro 2008”, and “2010 World Cup.” David even succeeded to score three goals during the “2006 World Cup.” He became the top scorer in the “Euro 2008.”
David also won the “Silver Boot” during the “2010 World Cup.” He also became the “FIFA FIFPro World Cup” in 2010. David was the first Spanish player to score 50 international goals. He played 98 matches for the national team. David succeeded to score 59 goals for the team. He is the “All-Time Top Goal Scorer” of Spain. David is also the “Highest Goal Scorer” of Spain in the world cup. He had scored nine goals in total. David retired at the age of 37.
David Villa had been active in the sports fraternity for more than fifteen years. He had contributed a lot for his club teams and the national teams. According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $50 million.