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David Silva
David Silva
Personal information
Full name David Josué Jiménez Silva
Date of birth 8 January 1986 (1986-01-08) (age 34)
Place of birth    Arguineguín, Flag of Spain Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current club Flag of Spain Real Sociedad
Number 21
Youth clubs
1995–2000
2000–2003
Flag of Spain UD San Fernando
Flag of Spain Valencia
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2003–2004
2004–2010
2004–2005
2005–2006
2010–2020
2020–
Flag of Spain Valenica B
Flag of Spain Valencia
Flag of SpainEibar (loan)
Flag of SpainCelta de Vigo (loan)
England Manchester City
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National team
2001–2002
2002–2003
2004–2005
2005
2004–2006
2006–2018
Flag of Spain Spain U16
Flag of Spain Spain U17
Flag of Spain Spain U19
Flag of Spain Spain U20
Flag of Spain Spain U21
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David Josué Jiménez Silva (born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Sociedad. Silva plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is predominantly a left-footed player and his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities have earned him the nicknames "Merlin" and "El Mago" from his teammates and fans. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest midfielders in the world and in the history of the Premier League.

Silva spent six years of his professional career with Valencia CF, appearing in more than 160 games and winning a Copa del Rey in 2008. In the summer of 2010, he moved to Manchester City and has since appeared in over 400 matches. With them he has won two FA Cups, five League Cups and four Premier League titles. He is regarded as one of Manchester City's greatest ever players alongside Billy Meredith, Bert Trautmann, Colin Bell and Sergio Agüero.

Silva also represented Spain, from his debut for the senior team in 2006 until his international retirement in 2018. He formed a midfield partnership with Xavi and Andrés Iniesta which led to three consecutive international tournament victories – UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012. He is one of 13 Spanish players to have amassed 100 caps, he scored 35 goals in his international career, making him the 4th highest goalscorer in Spain's history, and also provided 28 assists, making him the second-highest assist provider in Spain's history.

Honours

Clubs

Valencia
Manchester City

International

Spain

Individual

Decorations

  • Medalla de Oro de Canarias: 2010
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011

External links

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad squad - 2020–21

1. Bravo 2. C. Martínez 3. González 4. Elustondo 5. Bergara 6. I. Martínez 7. Griezmann 8. Seferović 9. Agirretxe 10. X. Prieto (c) 11. Vela 13. Zubikarai 14. Pardo 15. Ansotegi 16. Canales 17. Zurutuza 18. Castro 20. José Ángel 21. Ifrán 22. Estrada 23. Ros 24. De la Bella 25. Granero

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2008 - Winners (2nd Title)


  • Manager: Flag of None
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Spain – 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup


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Spain – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Winners (1st title)

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Capdevila 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Pedro 19. Llorente 20. Martínez 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2012 - Winners (3rd title)

1. Casillas (c) 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. Iniesta 7. Pedro 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Negredo 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Llorente 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup - Runner-up

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Azpilicueta 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Soldado 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Monreal 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group stage

1. I. Casillas (c) 2. R. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Javi Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. A. Iniesta 7. David Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. De Gea 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Koke 18. Alba 19. Diego Costa 20. S. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Azpilicueta 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Casillas 2. Azpilicueta 3. Piqué 4. Bartra 5. Busquets 6. Iniesta 7. Morata 8. Koke 9. Vázquez 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. Bellerín 13. De Gea 14. Thiago 15. Ramos 16. Juanfran 17. San José 18. Alba 19. Bruno 20. Aduriz 21. Silva 22. Nolito 23. Rico

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Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. De Gea 2. Carvajal 3. Piqué 4. Nacho 5. Busquets 6. Iniesta 7. Saúl 8. Koke 9. Rodrigo 10. Thiago 11. Vázquez 12. Odriozola 13. Arrizabalaga 14. Azpilicueta 15. Ramos (c) 16. Monreal 17. Aspas 18. Alba 19. Costa 20. Asensio 21. Silva 22. Isco 23. Reina

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