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David Villa Biography & Latest News

David Villa Biography

David Villa Sanchez, nicknamed El Guaje (which means the KID in Asturian), is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team. Though his profile is that of a striker, he also operates as a winger. He went on to begin his footballing career at UP Langreo and when he turned 17 he joined the Mareo football school. He subsequently got his professional breakthrough at his local club Sporting de Gijon. With his goal tally nearly reaching 40 goals after spending two full seasons in Gijon's main team. The striker had no trouble adapting to playing at the higher level, netting 17 times in his first season at Zaragoza. Zaragoza reached the 2004 Copa del Rey final where he played a big part in the team's victory, scoring a crucial goal to put the Aragonese outfit 2–1 up against Real Madrid. This earned him a place in the 2004–05 UEFA Cup; this was Villa's first time playing in a European competition. He joined Valencia CF in 2005 for a transfer fee of €12 million and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey in the 2007–08 season. In 2010 he moved to FC Barcelona for €40 million where he won his first La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles. Villa made his international debut in 2005. He has since participated in three major tournaments, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won Euro 2008 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 for his impressive statistics. He is the first Spanish player to ever reach 50 international goals and is Spain's all-time top goalscorer

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Top 10 clubs in Europe by net debt
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David Villa explains why he walked away from Barcelona in 2013
David Villa explains why he walked away from Barcelona in 2013
Villa joined Barcelona in 2010 for a fee believed to be in the region of 40 million.
Spanish striker David Villa explains why he left FC Barcelona
Spanish striker David Villa explains why he left FC Barcelona
The former Barcelona forward also spoke about the La Liga title race
Barcelona news: Pep Guardiola is the best coach I have played under reveals David Villa
Barcelona news: Pep Guardiola is the best coach I have played under reveals David Villa
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La Liga 2016/17: Why Barcelona aren’t the same anymore
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David Villa takes Major League Soccer's MVP honour
David Villa takes Major League Soccer's MVP honour
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Messi is the best of all time: Villa
David Villa feels his former team-mate is way ahead of his compatriots
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Top 10 most expensive signings by FC Barcelona
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Star studded MLS All-Star squad to take on Arsenal in pre-season friendly
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All-time Spain XI in Euro history
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Watch: MLS troll Andrea Pirlo after worst corner kick ever for New York City FC
Watch: MLS troll Andrea Pirlo after worst corner kick ever for New York City FC
Andrea Pirlo moved to the MLS after spending four seasons with Juventus.
Video: David Villa volleys in sensational goal from Andrea Pirlo corner kick to help New York City win
Video: David Villa volleys in sensational goal from Andrea Pirlo corner kick to help New York City win
Villa grabbed a brace in a 3-2 win over Vancouver Whitecaps
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