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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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5 times Barcelona destroyed Real Madrid in El Clasico
5 times Barcelona destroyed Real Madrid in El Clasico
Two 5-0 wins make the list.
Interview: "If Barcelona win the El Clasico, they or Atletico might have a chance for the title," says David Villa
Interview: "If Barcelona win the El Clasico, they or Atletico might have a chance for the title," says David Villa
The Spanish striker also said that former teammate Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid's 1956-60 squad vs Barcelona's 2008-11 squad: A Comparison
Real Madrid's 1956-60 squad vs Barcelona's 2008-11 squad: A Comparison
Which side is considered by the majority as the greatest? It's time to draw some comparisons.
Transfer Rumour: Gerard Pique to leave FC Barcelona for the MLS in 2018
Transfer Rumour: Gerard Pique to leave FC Barcelona for the MLS in 2018
Gerard Pique's wife Shakira wants him to leave FC Barcelona after the next season.
5 times Barcelona have proved they are the greatest team in the world
5 times Barcelona have proved they are the greatest team in the world
Barcelona have mesmerised and brought joy to their loyal fans throughout the world with their never-say-die attitude and creativity.
10 most expensive transfers between La Liga clubs
10 most expensive transfers between La Liga clubs
Who are the most expensive players to move between two La Liga clubs?
Greatest two-footed XI of all time
Greatest two-footed XI of all time
A special breed in the footballing world are those who are masterful with both feet, equally adept at passing, shooting and running.
Top 10 clubs in Europe by net debt
Top 10 clubs in Europe by net debt
We take a look at the top 10 teams in terms of net debt as per UEFA's Club Licensing Benchmarking Report for the financial year 2015.
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
Villa has played under some other enigmatic managers like Vicente del Bosque, Luis Aragones, and Diego Simeone.
La Liga 2016/17: Why Barcelona aren’t the same anymore
La Liga 2016/17: Why Barcelona aren’t the same anymore
What has gone wrong at Barcelona?
David Villa takes Major League Soccer's MVP honour
David Villa takes Major League Soccer's MVP honour
Messi is the best of all time: Villa
Messi is the best of all time: Villa
David Villa feels his former team-mate is way ahead of his compatriots
Top 10 most expensive signings by FC Barcelona
Top 10 most expensive signings by FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have made some of football's top stars like Messi and also bought some of the best like Neymar. Who are the 10 costliest ones?
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