David Silva

David Silva

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David Josué Jiménez Silva (; born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Manchester City and the Spanish national team.

Silva is capable of playing on the wing, as a traditional number 10 and sometimes as a supporting striker. He spent six years of his professional career with La Liga side Valencia CF, appearing in more than 150 official games and winning one Copa del Rey, before moving in 2010 to Manchester City where he has been mainly deployed in a trequartista role by manager Roberto Mancini.

A Spanish international since the age of 20, he was a member of the squads that won both the Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup.

Childhood and early career

Silva was born in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Fernando Jiménez, a former municipal police officer who eventually was responsible for the safety of the Valencia CF stadium, and Eva Silva. His father is Canarian. Contrary to popular belief, David Silva's family is not of Asian descent. He has two younger siblings, sister Natalia and brother Nando.

Silva began playing football in the youth team of UD San Fernando, near Maspalomas. When he was 14, he received an offer to become a youth player at Valencia CF, which he accepted. He stayed in Valencia's youth set-up until he was 17.

Club career


Silva made his professional début in 2004–05, with Segunda División's SD Eibar, while on loan from Valencia, playing 35 league games and scoring on five...
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