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David Silva

David Silva

Clubs: Valencia CF, SD Eibar (loan), RC Celta de Vigo (loan), Manchester City FC

• A native Canary Islander, he was scouted by Valencia and moved to the Spanish mainland with his family at the age of 15; played for the club's B team and had loan spells at SD Eibar and RC Celta de Vigo before being recalled to replace Pablo Aimar at Valencia for the 2006/07 season.

• Played in Spain's 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Championship-winning team and also at the following year's FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring four goals, and was capped at senior level for the first time in November 2006, in a friendly against Romania.

• Landed his first major trophy as Valencia rescued a disappointing 2007/08 season by winning the Copa del Rey, before hitting the jackpot for Spain at his first major tournament, starting five matches at UEFA EURO 2008 and scoring one goal − in the semi-final − as La Roja took the trophy.

• Scored three goals in qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but was dropped after the opening defeat at the finals by Switzerland and made just one further appearance – late on in the semi-final against Germany; re-emerged with four goals en route to UEFA EURO 2012, including a double versus Scotland.

• Scored 21 goals in 119 Liga appearances for Valencia before joining Manchester City in July 2010; made a relatively slow start in England before bursting into life with an FA Cup win and a succession of outstanding days in the 2011/12 Premier League campaign as the Citizens dramatically pipped Manchester United FC to the title.

• Started every game in Poland and Ukraine as Spain retained their UEFA European Championship crown, making three assists and scoring twice – including the opening goal in the 4-0 final defeat of Italy.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: winner 2008, 2012
UEFA EURO 2012: Team of the Tournament
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: winner 2004

Last updated: 03/07/13 18.44CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/12/2014 02:15 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-1SpainSpain6400
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-4SpainSpain5601
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance1300
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FinlandFinland9001
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-1BelarusBelarus9000
13.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain1-5NetherlandsNetherlands7800
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain0-2ChileChile9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAustraliaAustralia0-3SpainSpain700
17.08.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-2Man. CityMan. City9010
25.08.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City3-1LiverpoolLiverpool6500
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City0-1StokeStoke9000
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SpainSpain3200
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain5-1FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia9011
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2Man. CityMan. City9000
17.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBayernBayern1-0Man. CityMan. City9000
21.09.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City1-1ChelseaChelsea9000
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull2-4Man. CityMan. City7802
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. CityMan. City1-1RomaRoma9000
04.10.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-2Man. CityMan. City8400
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia2-1SpainSpain7100
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg0-4SpainSpain7011
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City4-1TottenhamTottenham7000
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva2-2Man. CityMan. City7800
25.10.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-1Man. CityMan. City9010
29.10.2014English League CupFourth roundMan. CityMan. City0-2NewcastleNewcastle900
10.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageRomaRoma0-2Man. CityMan. City2300
13.12.2014English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester0-1Man. CityMan. City9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: David Silva
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/01/1986 (28)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Man. City ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    09/08/06: Salzburg 1-0 Valencia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/04/02: Spain 4-1 Czech Republic

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain279
Spain U-2197
Spain U-19104
Spain U-17101
Total5621

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Valencia194
Man. City192
Total386
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Man. City142
Valencia112
Total254
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:11 CET
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