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David VILLA
New York City FC (USA)
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Full name David Villa Sánchez  
Date of Birth December 3, 1981
Birthplace Langreo, Spain
Height 175 cm
Position Forward (or right winger / left winger)
Foot Right
Nationality Spanish
Club New York City FC (USA)
Nation Spain
Int. debut Age 23 (February 9, 2005 - vs. San Marino)
World Cups 12 matches (2014: 1 / 2010: 7 / 2006: 4)
Honours

Country
1
FIFA World Cup (2010)
1 UEFA European Championship (2008)
Club
1
FIFA Club World Cup (2011)
1
UEFA Champions League (2010-11)
1
UEFA Super Cup (2010-11)
3
Spanish Championship (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14)
3
Spanish Cups (2003-04, 2007-08, 2011-12)
3 Spanish Super Cups (2004, 2010, 2011)
Individual
1
UEFA European Championship Top Scorer (2008)
1 Spanish League Spanish Player of the Year (2005-06)

 
CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
07.2014
Atlético Madrid
-
New York City
Free
07.2013
Barcelona
-
Atlético Madrid
2.1
07.2010
Valencia
-
Barcelona
40.0
07.2005
Real Zaragoza
-
Valencia
12.0
07.2003
Sporting Gijón
-
Real Zaragoza
2.7
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2016-17 New York City (USA)
-
2015-16 New York City (USA)
-
2014-15 New York City (USA)
-
- Melbourne City (AUS)
-
2013-14 Atlético Madrid (SPA)
98
2012-13 Barcelona (SPA)
48
2011-12 Barcelona (SPA)
180
2010-11 Barcelona (SPA)
5
2009-10 Valencia (SPA)
9
2008-09 Valencia (SPA)
10
2007-08 Valencia (SPA)
19

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2016-17 None
-
2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 None
-
2012-13 None
-
2011-12 None
-
2010-11 Top Scorers
6
- Top Assists
28
2009-10 Top Scorers
2
2008-09 Top Scorers
2
2007-08 Top Scorers
5

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2016 New York City
33
23
2015 New York City
30
18
- Melbourne City
4
2
2013-14 Atlético Madrid
36
13
2012-13 Barcelona
28
10
2011-12 Barcelona
15
5
2010-11 Barcelona
34
18
2009-10 Valencia
32
21
2008-09 Valencia
33
28
2007-08 Valencia
30
18
2006-07 Valencia
37
15
2005-06 Valencia
35
25
2004-05 Real Zaragoza
35
15
2003-04 Real Zaragoza
38
17
2002-03 Sporting Gijón
39
20
2001-02 Sporting Gijón
40
18
2000-01 Sporting Gijón
1
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DID YOU KNOW ?

As son of a miner David Villa was born in Tuilla, a small village in Langreo, Asturias, a region in northern Spain.

At the age of four he was left limp after suffering a severe fracture to his femur, but thanks to a non-invasive approach he was able to make a complete recovery.

Villa came close to giving up football at the age of 14 after growing disillusioned and falling out with his coach.

He received interest from many Asturian teams, however one of the province's bigger teams, Real Oviedo, declared he didn't have sufficient potential. He subsequently got his professional breakthrough at his local club Sporting de Gijón, following in the footsteps of his childhood idol Quini.