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David Villa

David Villa

Clubs: Real Sporting de Gijón, Real Zaragoza, Valencia CF, FC Barcelona

• A native of the Asturias region in northern Spain, Villa started out with local club Sporting Gijón, scoring 38 goals in two Segunda División campaigns before moving in 2003 to Zaragoza, where he won the Copa del Rey at the end of his first season, converting a penalty in the 3-2 final victory against Real Madrid CF.

• His 32 Liga goals in two seasons with Zaragoza prompted a summer 2005 move to Valencia, where he amassed 25 in his debut campaign – just one short of the Pichichi-winning total.

• First capped by Spain in February 2005, he displaced Raúl González from the side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and justified that decision with three goals; he fared even better at UEFA EURO 2008, where he finished as the tournament's top marksman with five as Spain took the title, though he missed the final through injury.

• Won the Copa del Rey with Valencia in 2008 and struck a career-best tally of 28 Liga goals the following season; joined Barcelona in May 2010 having scored 108 goals in 166 Liga matches in his five-year stint at Mestalla.

• Starred once again for Spain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, scoring five of the team's eight goals in their triumphant campaign; overtook Raúl as La Roja's all-time leading scorer when he struck his 45th international goal in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying win against Scotland in Glasgow.

• Scored 18 goals in 34 appearances as Barcelona retained the Liga title in 2010/11, and four in the UEFA Champions League, including one during the 3-1 victory against Manchester United FC in the Wembley final.

• Missed the second half of the 2011/12 campaign recovering from the fractured left tibia he sustained during the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Qatar's al-Sadd Sports Club in Yokohama, but returned in 2012/13 scoring ten Liga goals to help the Azulgrana to reclaim the Spanish title. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: winner 2008
UEFA EURO 2008: Top Scorer
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2011
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2011
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2010

Last updated: 02/07/13 22.12CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/04/2014 01:05 CET
07.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain5-0Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia3710
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-4SpainSpain1400
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundPanamaPanama1-5SpainSpain7210
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain3-1UruguayUruguay4400
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FinlandFinland6500
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain6100
18.08.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-3AtléticoAtlético9000
25.08.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9000
01.09.2013Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-2AtléticoAtlético8311
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-2SpainSpain5500
14.09.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético4-2AlmeríaAlmería6710
21.09.2013Spanish LigaValladolidValladolid0-2AtléticoAtlético5800
24.09.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1OsasunaOsasuna2700
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético8700
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto1-2AtléticoAtlético4600
06.10.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1CeltaCelta5800
19.10.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol1-0AtléticoAtlético9000
27.10.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético5-0BetisBetis9021
31.10.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-2AtléticoAtlético8510
03.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0AthleticAthletic8310
10.11.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-1AtléticoAtlético9000
16.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundEquatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea1-2SpainSpain3200
19.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSouth AfricaSouth Africa1-0SpainSpain5700
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe9021
30.11.2013Spanish LigaElcheElche0-2AtléticoAtlético6200
07.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundSant AndreuSant Andreu0-4AtléticoAtlético2610
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAtléticoAtlético2-0PortoPorto4400
15.12.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0ValenciaValencia6100
21.12.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-2LevanteLevante6000
04.01.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1AtléticoAtlético8500
11.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona7700
19.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla8110
23.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsAtléticoAtlético1-0AthleticAthletic1200
26.01.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-4AtléticoAtlético8010
02.02.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético4-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad4110
15.02.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0ValladolidValladolid1400
23.02.2014Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna3-0AtléticoAtlético000
08.03.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta0-2AtléticoAtlético8420
15.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0EspanyolEspanyol8001
23.03.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-2AtléticoAtlético2400
26.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0GranadaGranada7000
29.03.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-2AtléticoAtlético100
01.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsBarcelonaBarcelona1-1AtléticoAtlético7100
05.04.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0VillarrealVillarreal6100
09.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsAtléticoAtlético1-0BarcelonaBarcelona7900
13.04.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-2AtléticoAtlético6200
18.04.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0ElcheElche6200
22.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finalsAtléticoAtlético0-0ChelseaChelsea000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Winner

General info

  • Name: David Villa
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 03/12/1981 (32)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Atlético ( ESP)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 69kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    16/09/04: Zaragoza 1-0 Sigma
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/02: Greece 1-0 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain2318
Spain U-2140
Total2718

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona268
Atlético60
Valencia188
Total5016
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zaragoza103
Valencia168
Total2611
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Valencia61
Total61
Last updated: 23/04/2014 01:05 CET
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