Senin, 11 Juli 2011

David Villa Sanchez

David Villa SanchezDavid Villa, 28, gone to live in FC Barcelona on 21st May 2010, just five days following the team won the other consecutive league title from the Guardiola era.
David Villa Sanchez made his first division debut with Zaragoza yet , made his name with Valencia. However, his roots will be in the mining region of Asturias in northern Spain where his father was obviously a miner. He joined the youth teams of local club Sporting Gijon and very quickly made his high the ranks towards the first team.

He’s the 11th Asturias -born player to guard the Barca colours - previous famous compatriots lately being Quini, within the 80’s and former Barca captain Luis Enrique. Both of them recommended Barca to Villa.

David Villa’s career has become characterized by his unerring power to score lots of goals. As part of his seven seasons inside the first division before joining Barca he never scored under 15 a season.

He joins Barca in their prime - he’s 28 - and is an established striker. He spent 2 yrs with Zaragoza (2003-05) and five with Valencia (2005-10), scoring 140 goals in 239 matches.

Despite his individual talent, he's collected relatively little silverware - two Cup medals and a Spanish Super Cup. So he joins Barca with lots of hunger for honours.

His honours were dramatically extended after just one year at Barça. In 2010/11, playing for the left side of attack under Josep Guardiola, Villa won the Spanish Supercup, the league and also the Champions League. He ended the growing season which has a cracking goal inside the Wembley final against Manchester United.

Villa is another key part of the international team and, following the South African World Cup, has scored more World Cup goals than any other Spanish players. He played a crucial role in Spain’s victory. His five goals made him Spain’s top scorer and - in addition to Müller (Germany), Snejder (Holland) and Forlán (Uruguay) - also the tournament’s top scorer.

PROFILE

He’s not especially big for the striker (1.75 m and 69 kg). His main virtue is his ability to shoot with both your feet. Growing up, he had a problem with his right leg so he focussed on his left, eventually becoming two-footed. In addition he’s an outstanding header of the ball - a realistic goal machine.

Aside from his shooting ability, ‘El Guaje’ (The Lad) as he is affectionately known, is amazingly fast and mobile - a player who looks for the pass into space. Unpredictable. Off of the ball, he works hard for the team and applies constant pressure towards the opposing defence. He’s a charismatic player, a success, who can turn a sport at any moment.

HONOURS

FC Barcelona
2010/11 Champions League
2010/11 Liga
2010/11 Spanish Super Cup

Valencia
2007/08 Kings Cup

Zaragoza
2004/05 Spanish Super Cup
2003/04 Kings Cup

Spanish national team
2010 World Cup
2008 EURO 2008

Individual honours
2010 WC Silver Boot
2010 WC Bonze Ball
2009/10 Zarra Trophy
2009 Bronze Boot Confederations Cup
2008/09 Zarra Trophy
2008 Top scorer EURO 2008
2006/07 Zarra Trophy
2005/06 Zarra Trophy

CAREER

2010-11 FC Barcelona
2009-10 Valencia CF
2008-09 Valencia CF
2007-08 Valencia CF
2006-07 Valencia CF
2005-06 Valencia CF
2004-05 Real Zaragoza
2003-04 Real Zaragoza
2002-03 Sporting Gijón
2001-02 Sporting Gijón
2000-01 Sporting Gijón

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