David Villa



David Villa was born in Langreo, Asturias on 3 December 1981. Although he primarily plays in a central striker role, he is also able to function as a winger when required. A prolific goalscorer at both club and international level, he is widely regarded as one of the top strikers of his generation and one of the greatest Spanish footballers of all time.

Having played youth team football with UP Langreo from 1991, Villa signed for another of the local clubs, Sporting de Gijón, in 1999 and made his debut for the first team during the 2000-01 season. In both 2001-02 and 2002-03, he scored 20 goals in all competitions and earned a move to Real Zaragoza. Over the course of the next two seasons, he displayed a similar level of goalscoring prowess and helped the team to win the 2003-04 Copa del ...

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