Birth date 1 Sep 1977 (42 years)
Nationality Spain Spain
Height 181 cm
Position Midfielder
Team history
Valencia 1995 - 2013
Villarreal 1998 - 1999 (loan)
Villarreal 1996 - 1997 (loan)
Valencia CF Mestalla 1995 - 1996

David Albelda is a Spanish football player who currently features for the Spanish club Valencia. He plays as a central defensive midfielder and is regarded as one of the best in his position of all time.

Albelda has always been with Valencia and made his first team debut for Los Che in 1996. He played on loan for Villarreal in 1996-97 and 1996-99 and since then has become the fulcrum and captain of Valencia.

Albelda won the Primera Division title with Spain in 2002 and 2004, and also the Uefa Cup in 2004. He has always been a vital player for Los Che and has made almost 350 La Liga appearances, and has played in the Champions League for them as well.

Albelda made his international debut for Spain in 2001 and played for them until 2008, playing in 51 league matches for his country.