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David Silva:

David Silva:

Silva also represented Spain, from his debut for the senior team in 2006 until his international retirement in 2018. He formed a midfield partnership with Xavi and Andrés Invest which led to three consecutive international tournament victories – UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012. He is one of 13 Spanish players to have amassed 100 caps, he scored 35 goals in his international career, making him the 4th highest goalscorer in Spain's history, and also provided 29 assists, making him the second-highest assist provider in Spain's history. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

On 13 May 2012, with City heading into the final day of the season needing a win over QPR to secure their first top flight title in 44 years, Silva delivered a cross for Edin Džeko to score the equaliser in the 91st minute of the match. In addition to winning his first Premier League medal with Manchester City, he also finished the season on top of the assists table with 15 assists to his name (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

His composure on the ball, as well as his vision, passing accuracy, ability to read the game, pick a pass, and control the tempo of his team's play have seen him become one of the best players in the world in his position, as well as one of the best midfielders in Premier League history, and earned him the nicknames Merlin and El Mago. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Silva started playing football in the youth team of UD San Fernando as a nine year old. Surprisingly, he initially played as a goalkeeper, but became a winger later. At the age of 14, he accepted an offer to join Valencia’s youth academy. He went on to become an automatic starter for Valencia at the young age of 20, after impressive loan stints with Eibar and Celta Vigo. After spending six seasons at Valencia, he moved to his current club, Manchester City in the summer of 2010. Since then, he has been representing the English side and has won every domestic trophy on offer. (Source: www.sportskeeda.com)

The midfielder for Manchester City and Spain is nicknamed Merlin by team-mates because of his wizard-like passing abilities. He joined the club in June 2010 from Valencia. He quickly became a fans’ favourite and has been a key part of the most successful period in the club's history, winning three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup- with the Blues. He wears number 21 for City. (Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

The midfielder for Manchester City and Spain is nicknamed Merlin by team-mates because of his wizard-like passing abilities. He joined the club in June 2010 from Valencia. He quickly became a fans’ favourite and has been a key part of the most successful period in the club's history, winning three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup- with the Blues. He wears number 21 for City. (Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

Silva also represented Spain, from his debut for the senior team in 2006 until his international retirement in 2018. He formed a midfield partnership with Xavi and Andrés Iniesta which led to three consecutive international tournament victories – UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012. He is one of 13 Spanish players to have amassed 100 caps, he scored 35 goals in his international career, making him the 4th highest goalscorer in Spain's history, and also provided 29 assists, making him the second-highest assist provider in Spain's history. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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