David Silva - Updated Sep 2023

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Arguineguin, Spain
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Arguineguin, Spain

David Silva

David Silva is a professional football player from Spain. Moreover, David Silva plays in the midfield position for La Liga club Real Sociedad, and also represents his country in different age categories.

Early Life

David Silva was born on the 8th of January, 1986, in Arguineguín, Spain. According to his birth date, he is 36 years old and holds Spanish nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Capricorn and believes in Catholicism by religion. And this football star’s birth name is David Josué Jiménez Silva.

This Spanish football player is the son of Fernando Jimenez (father) and Eva Silva (mother). He grew up with his two siblings; Nando Jimenez Silva (younger brother) and Natalia Jimenez (Older Sister).

However, this football star has not yet shared his academic qualification in public. Moreover, we might assume that he might have completed his graduation from a well-known university in Spain.

David Silva – Professional Career

David Silva began playing youth football in 1995 after joining the UD San Fernando youth team. He joined the club when he was just 9 years old. He began his career as a goalkeeper. He immediately changed from a center to a winger.

At the age of 14, Valencia made an offer. At age 14, he joined the club in 2000. Where he stayed until he was 17 years old in the club’s youth club. In 2003, he was then elevated to the club’s reserve team.

Later, in 2004, Valencia loaned him to the Segunda Division team Eibar. He played with Eibar when he made his professional debut. In 35 games while at Eibar, he scored 4 league goals.

Later, in 2005, Valencia loaned him to Celta de Vigo. In 34 games played for the team, he scored 4 goals. He returned to Valencia after his loan spells with Eibar and Celta de Vigo. Once he returned to the team, he was selected as the starting midfielder.

On November 5, 2006, in a game against Espanyol, he scored his first league goal. In August 2008, he extended his agreement with the team for a further five years. He assisted the team in winning the 2008 Copa del Rey.

His chronic ankle injury kept him out of the first three months of the 2008–09 season. Later, he helped the team qualify for the Champions League in 2009–10 with his then-career-high eight league goals.

Manchester City

Before moving to Manchester City, Silva made 168 appearances for Valencia’s first team and scored 31 goals. He signed a four-year contract and moved to the English team Manchester City in June 2010.

On August 14, 2010, Silva played in his first Premier League game against Tottenham. On September 16, 2010, in a Europa League group match against Red Bull Salzburg, he scored his first goal for the club.

On October 17, 2010, Silva scored a goal in the Premier League against Blackpool. He contributed 15 assists in total during his first year, making him one of the league’s best players. He played great during the next season as well.

Later, he received the “Man of the Match” award twice in the 2011–2012 “Premier League,” once against “Swansea City” and once against “Bolton Wanderers.”

He scored Manchester City’s fifth goal against Manchester United in the season’s inaugural “Manchester Derby,” played at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011, with the former winning 6-1.

In addition to setting up Edin Deko’s second goal, Silva helped his teammates score two goals during the game, showing his great passing abilities. On September 17, 2012, he agreed to a new five-year contract with “Manchester City.”

Playing for Manchester City, he scores several goals and awards

He was named “Manchester City Player of the Month” in August 2015 and nominated for “Premier League Player of the Month.”

When they defeated “Borussia Mönchengladbach” 4-2 on December 8 of that year, in the last group-stage match of the “UEFA Champions League,” the club, for the first time, topped their group.

Silva got the game started with a goal. He won his second “League Cup” with “Manchester City” on February 28, 2016, after the team defeated “Liverpool” 3-1 in a penalty shootout at the “Wembley Stadium” in London’s “Football League Cup” finals.

David Silva

Caption: David Silva during a football match (Source: Instagram)

In 2016–17, the season in which he received his first “Etihad Player of the Season” award, he appeared in 44 games, scored 8 goals, and contributed numerous assists. As the 2017–2018 season got off, Silva participated in 14 games and contributed 8 ‘Premier League,’ assists.

He, therefore, achieved the accomplishment of having the highest total of any player in the top five European leagues. On November 30, 2017, “Manchester City” decided to keep Silva through the 2020 season by signing a one-year contract extension.

International  Career

At various ages, David Silva played for Spain’s national team. He played for Spain’s U16, U17, U19, U20, and U21 football teams. In addition to other things, he represented the Spain U17 team in the FIFA U17 World Championship in 2003 and the Spain U21 team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005.

He was a part of the 2004 UEFA European U19 Championship-winning Spain U19 team. On November 15, 2006, Silva earned his senior international debut against Romania in a 1-0 preseason game.

He scored his first goal for his country against Greece on August 22, 2007. He scored twice as the team won 3-2. Silva was a vital player on the Spanish national team that won three major championships—UEFA Euro 2008, FIFA World Cup 2010, and UEFA Euro 2012.

Additionally, he represented Spain in their unsuccessful attempts to win 2014, 2018, and 2016 UEFA Euro World Cups. He declared his retirement from international football following the 2018 World Cup.

David Silva – Awards

In his football carer, he has earned several awards and achievements. FIFA U-17 World Championship Bronze Ball: 2003, Pedro Zaballa Award: 2005, Premier League Player of the Month: September 2011, PFA Team of the Year: 2011–12 Premier League, 2017–18 Premier League.

Other achievements include UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012, ESM Team of the Year: 2017-18, Premier League top assist provider: 2011-12, Manchester City Players’ Player of the Year: 2011–12, Manchester City Player of the Month: October 2010, November 2010 are some of his recognition.

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Caption: David Silva with the trophy and medal (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2015, 2016, 2018, Manchester City Player of the Season: 2016–17, Medalla de Oro de Canarias: 2010, and Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011 are some of his other awards and recognitions.

Net Worth 2023

As a football star, he has earned a huge sum of money. As of 2022, Sliva’s net worth is estimated at around $55 million and earns an annual salary of $15 million from his current club.

David Silva – Brand Endorsements

For most of his career, Silva has endorsed Adidas. The deal with Adidas cost about US$6.4 million. He has since endorsed Puma, an Adidas rival. He represents a German multinational firm as a brand ambassador. Around $1.5 million is the expected total income from endorsements.

Relationship Status

This football star is not yet married but is in a relationship with Yessica Suarez Gonzalez. With the relationship, he has a son, Mateo. Mateo, his son, had been born extremely early and was battling for his life.

Mateo was able to return home on May 11 when it was established that he was well. Silva tested positive for COVID-19, on the 31st of August 2020.

Body Measurements

This football star stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 67 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown eyes with dark brown hair color and there is no other information regarding his other body measurements.

David Silva

Caption: David Silva posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 1.6 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 4 million followers on Twitter and more than 4.1 million on Facebook.