David Silva



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 ...

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