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David Josué Jiménez Silva, known more simply as David Silva, was born in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria on 8 January 1986. Primarily an attacking midfielder, he is also capable of playing on either wing, or as a second striker. Silva is known for his accurate passing, creative skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. He has been affectionately nicknamed 'Merlin' by teammates.

After joining Valencia's youth academy in 2000, Silva made his way through the ranks, playing for their 'B' team in 2003, before going on loan to Eibar and Celta de Vigo for the 2004–05 and 2005-06 seasons, respectively. Upon returning to Valencia in 2006, he became a regular member of the first team and contributed eight goals in all competitions. In 2007–08, he collected his first major trophy, the Copa del Rey. The 2009-10 season brought about his best goal return for the side, as he scored 10 goals in total.

Prior to the 2010-11 season, Silva completed a move to Manchester City and quickly settled in at the club, helping them to win the FA Cup in his first season. His second season brought with it even greater success, as the team won the Premier League title and Silva was named as Manchester City Player's Player of the Year. He chipped in with eight goals and 21 assists in all competitions and his performances across the campaign were also enough to earn him a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

At international level, David Silva helped Spain to win consecutive major international tournaments at UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012. At Euro 2012, his impressive displays earned him a position in the Team of the Tournament. He scored the opening goal in the competition's final, against Italy, which Spain went on to win 4-0.

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Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Premier League
1936 23 23 0 11 0 7 5 0 0
2012/2013
Premier League
2527 32 29 3 16 4 4 2 0 0
2011/2012
Premier League
2818 36 33 3 18 4 6 0 0 0
2010/2011
Premier League
2564 35 30 5 16 6 4 2 0 0
2009/2010
La Liga
2419 30 28 2 9 3 8 6 0 0
2008/2009
La Liga
1479 19 17 2 6 2 4 5 0 0
2007/2008
La Liga
2790 34 32 2 10 2 5 6 1 1
2006/2007
La Liga
2647 36 31 5 13 5 5 5 0 1
2005/2006
La Liga
2666 34 31 3 10 3 3 2 0 0
2004/2005
Segunda División
0 35 35 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
2003/2004
Segunda B
0 14 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 21846 328 303 25 109 29 52 33 1 2

Transfers & Loans

2010
1 Jul
€ 28,750,000
2005
1 Aug
Loan
2004
1 Aug
Loan

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