David de Gea - Updated Mar 2024

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David de Gea

David de Gea is a well-renowned Spanish professional footballer, associated with ‘Manchester United’ and the Spanish national team. David de Gea is worldwide famous as the best goalkeeper in the world.

Early Life and Childhood

David de Gea was born in Madrid, Spain on November 7, 1990. As of 2024, he is 33 years old. His father, name is Jose, and he was a goalkeeper. Meanwhile, his mother, Marivi, worked as a housekeeper.

He was born to his parents in their 40s, and David is their only child. Since his childhood, David has been interested in sports, though his mother made him focus on academics too.

This is mentioned earlier, his father was a goalkeeper too, and David was fortunate to make use of the best training facilities.  Similarly, his star sign was Scorpio, and he holds Spanish nationality.

Talking about his educational background and status, we do not have any relevant information disclosed in the media yet. We will update you soon.

Career and Professional Life

David de Gea gave his debut in his career in the 2009–2010 season where he won two ‘Man of the Match’ awards. However, the beginning of his career was kind of rough. His performance slowly improved in ‘La Liga.’

The ‘Premier League team ‘Manchester United’ was looking for a suitable replacement and David was the one they were closely following. But he extended his contract with ‘Atletico’ in 2010.

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Caption: David de Gea during a match source: supersport

The 2010–2011 season offered a great start to ‘Atletico’ and David. After that, he performed brilliantly in the 2010-2011 season to ensure his team’s victory at the ‘UEFA Super Cup’. Due to his performance, he received praise from every corner.

He helped Spain’s ‘Under-21’ team in 2011 to secure a ‘UEFA European Championship’ win. Later on, in June 2011, it was confirmed that David had been acquired for a record sum of 18.9 million pounds by ‘Manchester United’. Finally, In July 2011, he made his debut for ‘Manchester United.’

More about his career

In October 2011, he and his team faced a great loss giving away six goals in a ‘UEFA Champions League match against ‘Manchester City’. After that, his performance was criticized to an extreme degree, and the management team decided to replace him.

Therefore, the 2012 Olympics took him away from the first few matches of ‘Manchester United’. Later on, he was eventually voted into the ‘PFA Premier League Team of the Year’ by the end of the season.

In the next two seasons, he started his glorious journey and became one of the most respected goalkeepers in the world winning the ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ award in both seasons. Again, in the 2014–2015 season, he succeeded in winning the ‘Save of the Season’ award.

Similarly, he was included in the ‘PFA Team of the Year’ in April 2017. Collectively, this was his fourth selection for the team as a goalkeeper.

His under-17 team in Spain won the ‘European Championship’ in 2007 and ended up as the first runner-up in the ‘Under-17 World Cup’. Moving on, he was again selected as his senior team’s goalkeeper for the 2014 ‘World Cup.’

David de Gea – Net Worth 2024

Though his starting was quite rough, he smoothly won and led his career with all his hard work. David is one of the well-recognized and professional soccer players.

He is praised worldwide for his skills. Talking about his net worth, his net worth is $75million. He was listed highest-paid goalkeeper in 2020. Apart from his primary income earning, he earns $3-5million from brand endorsement per year.

Relationship Status

David is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Edurne Garcia Almagro. The couple first met in 2011 and since then they are enjoying their relationship and maintaining it.

As per the social media, we learned, they celebrated their 9th relationship anniversary in 2020. They have made a scenic history to maintain a relationship in between media gossip.

Body Measurements

Being a sportsman, David de Gea has a stunning physique and a well-maintained body shape. He takes good care of his body. Likewise, he has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs 76 kg. He has a fair complexion with blue color eyes and blonde hair. He looks handsome as well as strong.

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Caption: David de Gea giving poses source: Twitter

David de Gea – Social Media

David de Gea apart from his football life, enjoys sharing and using social media pages. He connects with his fans and friends. Likewise, he shares his pictures with his girlfriend and updates about his daily life. he has 14 million Instagram followers which is a huge fan base.

Similarly, he has 2.7k Twitter followers. We can see his skill has attracted a lot of people to follow him.