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David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker and is the captain for New York City FC. He is nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian) due to the fact that as a child he regularly played football with children much older than him.
In spite of sustaining a major injury as a child, Villa started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga debut, winning the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. He signed up with Valencia CF in 2005 for a transfer fee of EUR12 million and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey in the 2007– 08 season. Villa hit his La Liga goalscoring peak while at Valencia, scoring 28 league goals in the 2008– 09 season. In 2010, he moved to FC Barcelona for EUR40 million, where he won his first La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles. He was one of the goalscorers in the 2011 last of the Champions League as Barcelona beat Manchester United, 3– 1. After a EUR5.1 million transfer, he spent the 2013– 14 season at Atlético Madrid, winning another La Liga title prior to leaving to play for New York City.
Villa made his worldwide debut for Spain in 2005. He has actually since taken part in four major competitions, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He scored 3 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 retired from internationals after the 2014 World Cup with 59 in 97 matches, making him Spain’s all-time top goalscorer along with the country’s leading scorer worldwide Cup, with nine goals.
A respected goalscorer, Villa is regarded by experts as one of the very best forwards of his generation, and one of the very best Spanish strikers of all-time. An opportunistic, versatile and well-rounded player, Villa is naturally right-footed, but an accurate and powerful finisher with either foot, due to his ambidexterity, both inside and outside the area, despite his absence of height or physicality; he is also a set piece and penalty kick professional. Villa is a fast, agile, and mobile team player, with exceptional technique and dribbling skills, who is also known for his work-rate and intelligent offensive motion, as well as his ability to either create space for teammates or make assaulting face the area. Due to his vision and passing ability, he is also capable of dropping deep to link play with midfielders, and of developing chances and supplying assists for teammates, which has actually allowed him to be deployed as a supporting forward, as an attacking midfielder or as a winger throughout his career, in addition to his more typical role as a centre-forward.