KNOWN FORSoccer Player
FULL NAME:David Josue Jimenez Silva
PROFESSION:Professional Soccer Player
AGE:35 years old (in 2021)
DATE OF BIRTH:8 January 1986
David Silva Biography
David Silva, a professional Spanish football player, currently plays for the Spain national team and Manchester City F.C. However, he can also play as a second striker or winger.
Silva began his football career at the age of 14 with the youth team of U.D. San Fernando. He was then loaned to the youth wing by Valencia CF. With 35 goals, he is fourth in Spain’s history.
He also has 100 caps. He was part of the squad that won three consecutive international tournaments, the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, and the UEFA Euro 2012.
David Silva Early Childhood and Young Life
Born to Eva Silva and Fernando Jimenez on January 8, 1986, in Arguineguin (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands), Spain, he was Eva Silva and Fernando Jimenez. His father was a Spanish-born police officer who was responsible for the security and safety of the CF stadium. Canarian media claim that his mother was Japanese.
He started his football career in the youth team of U.D. San Fernando. Later, he became a goalkeeper.
At 14 years of age, he became a youth football player for Valencia CF and stayed with the club’s youth team until he was 17.
David Silva Career
His first appearance for Spain was when he scored three goals at the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Finland.
After being loaned from ‘Valencia’, he made his professional debut with ‘Sociedad deportiva Eibar’ in 2004-2005. He was then loaned to the Spanish professional soccer club ‘Celta de Vigo. At the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, he scored four goals.
His return to Valencia in 2006 was marked by his first league goal on November 5, 2006. He was selected to the Spanish national football team’s ‘Under-21’ team in 2006. His international senior debut came on November 15, 2006.
Silva was part of the 23-man squad for the ‘UEFA Euro 2008’.
Silva was a popular choice for many Premier League teams, but he signed a five-year contract extension with Valencia in August 2008. In 2008, Silva won one Copa del Rey’, his first title in Spain. ‘Valencia’ took a 3-1 win over ‘Getafe. This was the seventh consecutive trophy in the club’s history.
He scored eight goals in the 2009-2010 season of ‘La Liga.’ This was his best career score.
On July 14, 2010, ‘Manchester City’ signed a four-year deal with Silva. Roberto Mancini, the club’s manager, initially assigned him as a winger. Silva was promoted to the role of trequartista later in his first season.
David made his debut in the ‘Premier League on August 14, 2010, against ‘Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. He scored his first league goal against Red Bull Salzburg on September 16, 2010.
He was awarded three Manchester City Player of Month awards for his outstanding performance from October 2010 to December 2010. He was a great player and had 15 assists his first season.
His impressive performances continued in the following season. He was the ‘Man Of The Match’ in the 2011-2012 Premier League matches against Swansea City and Bolton Wanderers. On October 1, 2011, his outstanding performance on the field earned him the title of ‘Premier League Player Of The Month.’
In the season’s first Manchester Derby, held at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011, Silva scored the fifth goal for Manchester City against Manchester United. The former won 6-1. Silva showed his excellent passing skills in the game, as he helped his teammates to score two goals and set up Edin Dzeko’s second goal.
He ended the season with 15 assists, which was the most by any player in that league. He also won the first ‘Premier League Medal’ with ‘Manchester City. Was he also named in the PFA Premier League Team Of The Year’ with three others? Manchester City players.
On July 1, 2012, the UEFA Euro 2012 finals were held in Kyiv, Ukraine. Spain won the title with a 4-0 victory over Italy. Silva scored the match’s opening goal. With two goals and three assists, he displayed exemplary efficiency throughout the tournament. His performance earned him the title of ‘UEFA Euro 2012 Tournament Player of the Tournament.’
On September 17, 2012, he signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City.
Vicente del Bosque compiled the 23-man Spanish squad list for the 2013 “FIFA Confederations Cup.” It included Silva.
He was named ‘Manchester City Player of the Month’ in March 2014. He signed a five-year extension to his contract with the club on August 12.
He was awarded the Etihad Player of Month award in February 2015. On March 4, 2015, he scored a goal against Leicester City to lead Manchester City to a 1-0 victory. He became the first player to score ten league goals in one season, which was a remarkable feat in his career.
Silva scored the first goal in the match.
His second ‘League Cup” was won by ‘Manchester City, when the club beat ‘Liverpool 3-1 in a penalty shootout in the 2016 Football League Cup Finals, held at the’ Wembley Stadium,’ London on February 28, 2016.
In 2016-2017, he won his first “Etihad Player Of The Season” award. He played in 44 games, scored eight goals, and provided several assists.
Silva was a part of 14 matches and provided 8 ‘Premier League’ assists as the 2017-2018 season started. He was the first player to reach the top five European leagues with this feat.
Silva extended his contract for one year with Manchester City on November 30, 2017. This allowed Silva to keep him until 2020.
David Silva Personal Life
On January 3, 2018, he published a note stating that he wasn’t a part of Manchester City since December 2017. This was because he needed to take time off from the game due to Mateo’s premature birth. Mateo was struggling to survive.
David Silva Net Worth:
Salary of David Silva
David Silva’s Net Worth and Salary: David Silva, a Spanish footballer, has a net worth of $55 million. David Silva earns $15 million annually in salary. Aside from his endorsements with companies such as Adidas, Silva also makes an estimated $1million per year. This is enough to make him one of the 20 highest-paid soccer players in the entire world.