David Villa

Profile Football Stars | David Villa | Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, he started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga debut, winning his first senior honors-the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. David Villa Sánchez nicknamed El Guaje (Asturian: The Kid), is a Spanish footballer currently plays WHO as a striker for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team. Villa made his international debut in 2005. He has since participated in three major tournaments, Becoming an integral member of the Spain Euro 2008 teams won That and the 2010 World Cup. He scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup, was the top scorer at Euro 2008 and earned the Silver Boot at the 2010 World Cup. He is the first Spanish player to ever reach 50 international goals and is Spain's all-time top goalscorer, having scored also has more World Cup goals than any other player in Spain's history in the process.

Villa was born in Tuilla, a small village in Langreo, Asturias, a region in northern Spain, the son of José Manuel Villa, a miner. Due to the injury, he and his father worked on strengthening his left leg and Villa Ultimately Became ambidextrous.

Villa frequently attends charity events. Beginning in July 2008, a "David Villa Camp" is held Annually, where children receive training from professional footballers. Villa also participates in a training session with the children. Spanish villa featured on the video game box art for FIFA 07.

Personal information
Full name David Villa Sánchez
Date of birth 3 December 1981 (age 30)
Place of birth Langreo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 7

Youth career
1991-1999 Langreo

Senior career
years Team
1999-2001 Sporting Gijon B 65 (25)
2001-2003 Sporting Gijon 80 (38)
Zaragoza 2003-2005 73 (32)
Valencia 2005-2010 166 (108)
2010 - Barcelona 49 (23)

National team
2000-2003 Spain U21 7 (0)
2005 - Spain 82 (51)


Real Zaragoza
     Copa del Rey: 1
     Supercopa de España: 1

     Copa del Rey: 1

     La Liga: 1
     UEFA Champions League: 1
     Supercopa de España: 2
         2010, 2011
     UEFA Super Cup: 1
     FIFA Club World Cup: 1

     UEFA European Championship: 1
     FIFA World Cup: 1

     Don Balon Award (Spanish Player of the Year): 2005-06
     Zarra Trophy: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10
     UEFA Euro 2008 Golden Boot
     UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament
     Man of the Match Spain vs Russia, Spain vs Sweden Euro 2008
     2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe
     2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament.
     2010 FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe
     2010 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
     FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2010
     Man of the Match Spain vs Honduras World Cup 2010
     Male Athlete of the Year: 2010
     FIFPro World XI: 2010
     UEFA Team of the Year: 2010

     Valencia Top scorer: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
     La Liga's Top Assisting Player: 2006-07
     Spain all time top scorer: 51 goals
     Spain's all time top scorer in FIFA World Cup matches
     Most goals scored in one World Cup (by a Spanish international): 5
     Most goals scored in one calendar year (by a Spanish international): 12 (2008, 2009)
     Largest streak of games having scored (by a Spanish international): 6

     Prince of Asturias Awards: 2010
     Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011


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