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David Villa

Born: December 3, 1981 (age 39)

Height: 5' 8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Langreo, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: New York City FC (no. 7)
Atletico de Madrid's new player David Villa poses for a picture during his presentation at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on July 15, 2013
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Career History
Senior1999-2003Sporting Gijon
2003-2005Real Zaragoza
2005-2010Valencia
2010-2013Barcelona
2013-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-New York City FC
→ 2014Melbourne City (loan)
International2005-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 580 articles about David Villa. Articles 1 to 40:
New York City FC head coach Ronny Deila on May 15, 2021
Preview: New York City FC vs. Atlanta United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Major League Soccer clash between New York City FC and Atlanta United, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 21, 15:02
Liverpool celebrate winning the 2005 Champions League after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
Manchester City vs. Chelsea: The 10 greatest Champions League finals of all time
Ahead of Saturday's all-English Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, Sports Mole counts down the 10 greatest finals in the competition's history.
May 28, 12:22
Barcelona's Lionel Messi shakes hands with Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand after winning the Champions League final
On This Day: Man United lose Champions League final to Barcelona
Coach Pep Guardiola won his second European Cup as a manager in three years after a dominant performance from his side.
May 28, 08:48
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal pictured in January 2020
On This Day: Eric Abidal supported after liver transplant news
Team-mates, opposition players and fellow athletes wished Eric Abidal the best.
Mar 15, 08:32
Antoine Griezmann in action for Barcelona on July 8, 2020
Antoine Griezmann handed Philippe Coutinho's number seven shirt at Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann will wear the number seven jersey for Barcelona this season, the shirt formerly occupied by Philippe Coutinho at Camp Nou.
Sep 11, 23:55
Liverpool celebrate winning the 2005 Champions League after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
Top 10 European Cup/Champions League finals of all time
Ahead of the 2020 Champions League final, Sports Mole ranks the 10 greatest finals in the history of the competition.
Aug 22, 15:31
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal on February 25, 2020
Antoine Griezmann hints at Philippe Coutinho exit from Barcelona
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann hints that Philippe Coutinho could be set to leave the club this summer by admitting that he wants the Brazilian's number seven shirt.
Apr 4, 22:45
Fernando Torres for Liverpool
Fernando Torres picks Liverpool trio in all-time XI
Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres picks his ultimate XI of players he has played with, selecting three of his ex-Anfield teammates.
Mar 25, 18:52
Spain's David Villa gestures to fans on September 2, 2017
David Villa: 'I was close to signing for Arsenal'
David Villa reveals that he held talks with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in 2013, before signing for Atletico Madrid after three years at Barcelona.
Feb 26, 10:34
Spain's David Villa gestures to fans on September 2, 2017
David Villa credits Pep Guardiola for Raheem Sterling improvement
The 25-year-old is now rated as one of England and Europe's top players.
Feb 26, 09:59
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal on November 17, 2019
David Villa: 'Harry Kane is the best striker in the world right now'
Spain's record scorer Villa believes Kane is world class.
Nov 20, 07:12
Spain's David Villa gestures to fans on September 2, 2017
David Villa: 'I want to be remembered as a humble player'
Villa will retire in January before returning to America.
Nov 20, 07:08
Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Granada on September 21, 2019
Barcelona's Gerard Pique: 'No issues between Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann'
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says that there are no negative issues between teammates Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Oct 31, 18:18
Barcelona celebrate Arthur's goal against Villarreal in La Liga on September 24, 2019.
Preview: Getafe vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Barcelona, including team news and predicted lineups.
Sep 26, 10:00
Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his penis for Juventus on March 12, 2019
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the pre-season friendly between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, including team news and predicted lineups.
Aug 8, 19:32
Antoine Griezmann in action for Barcelona on July 23, 2019
Preview: Vissel Kobe vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the pre-season clash between Vissel Kobe and Barcelona, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jul 24, 22:13
Antoine Griezmann is unveiled as a Barcelona player on July 13, 2019
Preview: Barcelona vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Tuesday morning's pre-season friendly between Barcelona and Chelsea.
Jul 23, 08:19
Antoine Griezmann and associated hair in action for Atletico Madrid on April 24, 2019
Antoine Griezmann 'to take Philippe Coutinho's shirt number at Barcelona'
Barcelona reportedly plan to give Antoine Griezmann the number seven shirt currently held by Philippe Coutinho, sparking more speculation over the Brazilian's future.
Jul 12, 08:17
Alexander Lacazette celebrates his goal against Newcastle United with Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on April 4, 2019
Unai Emery talks up "perfect" Aubameyang, Lacazette pairing
The strikers have scored 37 goals between them for Arsenal this season.
Apr 6, 22:40
Spain's David Villa gestures to fans on September 2, 2017
David Villa to join Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe following New York exit
Villa and Iniesta won the European Championship and World Cup together with Spain.
Dec 1, 10:28
Spain's David Villa gestures to fans on September 2, 2017
David Villa to join Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe
David Villa reveals that he will join former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.
Dec 1, 09:15
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona shirt pictured on January 6, 2018
Philippe Coutinho handed number seven shirt at Barcelona
Barcelona announce that Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been handed the number seven shirt for the upcoming season.
Aug 9, 13:34
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League clash with Brighton on May 9, 2018
David Villa: 'Manchester City can retain Premier League title'
David Villa believes that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City can become the first club to win back-to-back Premier League titles since last decade.
Jul 23, 21:29
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Andres Iniesta's greatest Barcelona XI
To mark Andres Iniesta's final game for Barcelona, Sports Mole selects the greatest XI from his illustrious career with the club.
May 22, 08:48
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Real Madrid ace Isco: 'Zinedine Zidane does not have faith in me'
Isco takes a dig at Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane for the lack of faith shown in him after regularly finding himself out of the starting lineup.
Mar 28, 09:21
Generic image of a locker room
New York City FC fail in bid to secure Belmont Park site
New York City FC lose out in their bid to secure a site for a new stadium on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack to the NHL's New York Islanders.
Dec 20, 20:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Valencia favourites for Barcelona game'
David Villa claims that Valencia "have a small advantage" ahead of Sunday's key La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Nov 23, 12:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Injury came at worst moment'
New York City FC forward David Villa reveals his disappointment at being forced to withdraw from the latest Spain squad through injury.
Sep 5, 16:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Julen Lopetegui: 'More chances for David Villa'
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui insists that there "will be more opportunities" for David Villa after the striker was forced to withdraw from the La Roja squad.
Sep 5, 16:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Spain's David Villa 'a doubt for Liechtenstein match'
Spain reveal that record goalscorer David Villa suffered a thigh strain during Sunday morning's training session.
Sep 3, 19:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'I never lost Spain enthusiasm'
David Villa says that he 'never lost his enthusiasm' for Spain after returning to international action in Saturday night's World Cup qualifier with Italy.
Sep 3, 14:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Spain too strong for Italy
Isco scores twice as Spain move three points clear at the top of Group G with a 3-0 victory over Italy in their 2018 World Cup qualification fixture.
Sep 2, 21:35
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Team News: Marco Asensio starts for Spain against Italy
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio starts for Spain in their World Cup qualifier against Italy at the Bernabeu.
Sep 2, 18:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Spain recall a dream'
David Villa says that it is "a dream" to be called into the Spain squad for the first time since the 2014 World Cup.
Aug 27, 14:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa returns to Spain squad
New York City FC forward David Villa is named in the Spain squad for the first time since the 2014 World Cup.
Aug 25, 13:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira plays down Saint-Etienne reports
New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira plays down suggestions that he could be heading for Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne this summer.
Jun 5, 18:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa signs new deal at New York City FC
Spain forward David Villa signs a new one-year contract with New York City FC, extending his stay with Patrick Vieira's side until 2018.
May 3, 20:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Pep Guardiola will turn things round at Manchester City'
Former Barcelona striker David Villa believes that his former boss Pep Guardiola will "change the situation" and be a success at Manchester City.
Jan 18, 17:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Lionel Messi will extend Barcelona contract'
Lionel Messi will commit his future to Barcelona by signing a new contract "sooner or later", according to former teammate David Villa.
Dec 28, 12:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Villa: 'Manchester City's start shows Pep Guardiola is one of the best'
David Villa says that Manchester City's winning start to the season proves how good a manager Pep Guardiola is.
Sep 24, 12:11

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