David Silva

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When talking about football players from Spain's seeds have no end, one of his examples is David Josue Jimenez Silva he was a footballer who plays for Manchester City and the Spanish national team. Silva was able to play on the wing, as a traditional number 10 and sometimes as a support striker. A Spanish international since the age of 20 with more than fifty hat, he was a member of the team that won both Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010.

Personal Information

Full name : Josue David Jiménez Silva
Date of birth : 8 January 1986 (age 26)
Place of birth : Arguineguín, Spain
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position : attacking midfielder

Club Information
Current club : Manchester City
Number : 21

Early Life
Silva was born in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Fernando Jiménez, a former municipal police officer eventually who was Responsible for the safety of the Valencia CF stadium, and Eva Silva. His father, Fernando, is Canarian while his mother, Eva, is Japanese descent, confirmed in an interview by his family members to the Canarian media. Silva has two younger siblings, sister and brother Nando Natalia.

Silva began playing football in the youth team of UD San Fernando, near Maspalomas. Originally he played as a Goalkeeper, before Becoming a winger  and mirrored his game around his footballing idol as a youth, Michael Laudrup.

Club Career
Silva made his professional debut in 2004-05, with Segunda División's SD Eibar, while on loan from Valencia, playing 35 league games and scoring on five Occasions. After two late substitute Appearances, the first in a 2-0 home win over Málaga CF on 28 August 2005, Silva finished as an Undisputed starter as the Galician side reached the UEFA Cup straight from the second-tier.

On 3 January 2009, he scored twice in a 3-1 home win over Atlético Madrid, still contributing with 19 matches (four goals) as the Che qualified for the Europa League. In the 2009-10 season, Silva scored a career-best eight goals, as Valencia finished in third position and returned to the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City
Previously Had Manchester City tried to sign Silva and his Valencia team-mate David Villa in 2008, but put off the resource persons were the resource persons Valencia quoted a combined £ 135m price tag on Both players. On 17 October, he scored his first league goal in a game against Blackpool, netting City's third goal in a 3-2 away win. Three days later, he scored the only goal in Manchester City's win against Wigan Athletic. Silva netted the third goal in City's 5-0 Rout of Sunderland on 3 April. Following his debut season in the Barclays Premier League, Silva has emerged as one of the Leagues finest play makers. Carlos Tévez lauded him as "The best signing We (Manchester City) have made".
Silva began the 2011-12 season in fine form, scoring the third goal in City's 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City and was voted man of the match Silva then set up two of Sergio Agüero's three goals in city's second home game against Wigan Athletic, after another magnificent display from Silva, Roberto Mancini Silva compared to fellow Spain internationals Xavi and Andrés Iniesta and Silva said That Is "One of the best players in the world".

In the first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford, Manchester City won 6-1, with Silva proving, yet again, to be instrumental in the Manchester City attack, scoring the fifth goal and setting up Edin Dzeko's second volley with a chested pass through the United defense. On the 5th November 2011, Silva scored his 4th goal against QPR. On 18 December, David Silva scored his 5th goal of the season against Arsenal, the game finishing 1-0 to Manchester City.

International Career
Silva first Represented Spain in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland, scoring three goals. On 22 August 2007, he scored his first two goals for Spain, netting twice in a 3-2 friendly win versus Greece, and was then Called-up to the squad of 23 for the UEFA Euro 2008.

On 11 August 2010, During an international friendly with Mexico, Silva scored two minutes into second-half injury time, ending the game with a 1-1 draw. In a Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein on 3 September 2010, Silva scored after 62 minutes, in a 4-0 away win.

In Spain's first match for 2011, a friendly against Columbia on Feb 9, he came off the bench to score the game's only goal with just four minutes remaining, Helping Spain to a hard-fought 1-0 win. The win saw the Spaniards enter the tournament with a perfect qualifying record by winning all Their group games. He scored the 1st goal in Spain's 2-2 comeback against Costa Rica; a friendly match where he came on as a sub in the 2nd half with Spain trailing 2-0

      Copa del Rey : 2007-08
      Supercopa de España : 2008 Runner-up

Manchester City
      FA Cup : 2010-11
      Community Shield : 2011 Runner-up

      FIFA World Cup : 2010
      FIFA Confederations Cup : Third-place 2009
      UEFA European Football Championship : 2008
      UEFA European Under-19 Championship : 2004
      FIFA U-17 World Championship : Runner-up 2003

      FIFA U-17 World Championship : Bronze Ball 2003
      Pedro Zaballa award : 2005
      Medalla de Oro de Canarias : 2010
      Manchester City Player of the Month (4):
          October 2010
          November 2010
          December 2010
          September 2011
      Manchester City Player of the Year : Runner-up 2010-11
      Barclays Premier League Player of the Month : September 2011

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