Birth date 3 Dec 1981 (37 years)
Nationality Spain Spain
Height 175 cm
Position Forward
Nickname El Guaje
Team history
Vissel Kobe 2019 - present
New York City FC 2014 - 2018
Melbourne City FC 2014 (loan)
Atlético 2013 - 2014
FC Barcelona 2010 - 2013
Valencia 2005 - 2010
Real Zaragoza 2003 - 2005
Gijon 2001 - 2003
Gijon 2000 - 2001

David Villa is a Spain international football player who currently features for the Spanish and European champions Barcelona. Villa is considered as one of the best and most lethal forwards in the world and is also reputed to be the best for the Spanish national side.

Villa was born in the Asturias region in northern Spain and played his first professional football with Sporting de Gijon in the 2000-2001 season. He scored 18 and 20 goals in the next couple of seasons and then moved onto Real Zaragoza in La Liga in the summer of 2003 where he stayed until the summer of 2005.

At Valencia David Villa has developed into one of the most complete and potent strikers in the game today. In his first season at the Mestalla, Villa scored an amazing 25 league goals, just 1 fewer than top scorer Samuel Eto’o of FC Barcelona. Villa consistently scored for Valencia since then and joined Barcelona in the summer of 2010. He won La Liga and the Champions League with the Catalan giants in his first season at Camp Nou.

Villa has been a key figure in the international arena too. He made his debut for the Spanish national side in February, 2005 against San Marino in Almeria. He has since established himself as the main striker for Spain and won Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup.