About David Villa
David Villa Sánchez, a retired professional footballer from Spain with an estimated net worth of $55 million, was born on December 3, 1981. One of, if not the best Spanish striker of all time, Villa is regarded by experts as one of the best attackers of his generation.
Since he first appeared on the scene in 2000, David Villa’s business has been scoring goals, and business has been good.
In 2003, Valencia chose to pay his Real Zaragoza release clause, which was one of the club’s wisest moves during a decade marked by financial mismanagement and significant debt.
Villa doesn’t appear to have many flaws. He is speedy and skilled, and he can score beautiful goals from outside the box or tap them in. His goal scoring record at the international level is spectacular to say the least, and in May 2010 he moved to Barcelona for $49 million, making him one of the finest movers in the game.
Villa doesn’t have the ego that many people at the top of their field do, so you won’t see him in the center of many commercials. Instead, he prefers to work quietly and without interruption.
After spending three years at Barcelona, where he won two Liga championships and a Champions League, Villa left for Atletico Madrid in quest of more consistent playing time.
Villa might not have ever succeeded as a soccer player. He fractured his femur at the age of four. Villa’s parents chose not to have surgery because the surgeons had warned them he would have become crippled; instead, the bone fused successfully.
He was signed by Sporting Gijón after playing for the neighborhood team Union Popular de Langreo, where he amassed 38 goals in 78 games. Because his sale to Zaragoza kept the club going, the Asturian people still adore this modest guy.
Villa played for Zaragoza for two seasons and quickly adjusted to the difficulties of life in the top level (he never played for Sporting in the first division). He scored 17 league goals in his first season and 15 in his second.
His greatest achievement with Zaragoza was scoring the winning goal in the 2004 Copa del Rey final, a 3-2 victory over a star-studded Real Madrid squad. As a result, the squad was able to qualify for the Uefa Cup, giving him his first experience of European soccer.
In 2005, Los Ches met his buy-out clause, and he went on to have the best debut for the team ever with 25 goals in 35 Primera Division games. This total included a magnificent effort from the halfway line against Deportivo La Coruna, as well as two goals in 1-0 victories over historical powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 2005–06 season dispelled any misperceptions the public and media may have had about the breadth of this player’s abilities.
Since moving to Valencia, Villa has been productive, consistently scoring 20 goals across all competitions. He scored against Getafe in the 2007–08 Copa del Rey final to win his second major trophy. His most productive season to date was the 2008-09 campaign, during which he scored 30 goals overall and had a huge impact for the national team.
Given the turmoil that has surrounded the Mestella team in recent seasons and their more defensive style than Barca and Real Madrid, their goal-scoring record is all the more impressive. Not to mention the number of corners Villa has taken during this period. He finished with 120 goals overall for the team.
Barcelona For Three Years
During his first season at Camp Nou, he scored 22 goals across all competitions, helping the team win back the Liga title. After initially having trouble scoring, he complemented Pedro Rodriguez and Lionel Messi in the Barca attack with ease.
By scoring the third goal against Manchester United in a 3-1 victory against the Red Devils in the Champions League final, Villa finished an outstanding debut season.
After suffering a broken tibia in the World Club Cup final the season after, he missed a year of play and by the time he was back, he had fallen down the starting lineup despite scoring 10 Liga goals in 17 starts the previous year. Nevertheless, he made a significant contribution to another Barca championship victory.
The outstanding Spain team that won the 2008 European Championships featured Villa as a key member. Despite missing the final and much of the semifinals due to a thigh injury, he ended up being the tournament’s top scorer with four goals in four games after scoring six goals in qualification.
In a 2006 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, he scored his first goal for his country. He assisted Spain in gaining entry to that competition under seasoned coach Luis Aragones, and while La Furia Roja (the Red Fury) lost to France in the second round, he finished as the team’s joint-top scorer with three goals.
His prolific record at the international level continued as he finished joint-fourth in the European section of the World Cup qualifying with seven goals.
As Spain won their first World Cup, he shared the scoring lead in South Africa with five goals.
Two years later, the national team won the European Championship again without him due to injuries.
In 2018, Villa made known that he was leaving New York to join Vissel Kobe in Japan. David Villa’s net worth is projected to be $55 million as of 2023. With nine goals, he holds the record for most goals scored at a World Cup for both Spain and all time.