David Silva

David Silva

Who is David Silva?

David Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Manchester City. He is the recipient of the Pedro Zaballa Award in 2005 and Manchester City Players' Player of the Year for 2011–12. David Silva is ranked number 82 among all players from Spain and number 227 among all players worldwide. 

How good is David Silva?

  • He is regarded as one of Manchester City's greatest ever players alongside Billy Meredith, Bert Trautmann, Colin Bell, and Sergio Agüero.
  • He is considered by many to be one of the best midfielders in the world and in the history of the Premier League.

David Silva Spanish Football Career

Where was Silva born?

David Silva was born on 8 January 1986 in Arguineguín, Spain. His Birth Name is David Josué Jiménez Silva. He holds Spanish nationality and belongs to mixed (half Spanish and half Japanese) ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn. His birthday falls on the 8th of January every year. His father's name is  Fernando Jiménez who is a former municipal police officer who eventually was responsible for the safety of the Valencia CF stadium. His mother's name is Eva Silva who is of Japanese descent. He has a younger brother and sister named Nando Jimenez Silva and Natalia Jimenez Silva.  He is a follower of Catholic.

Who did David Silva use to play for?

Early and Youth Career of David Silva

David Silva began his early football career by playing in the youth team of UD San Fernando at the age of 9 from 1995 to 2000. When he was 14, he received an offer to become a youth player at Valencia CF, which he accepted.  He stayed in Valencia's youth set-up until he was 17.

Professional  Career of David Silva

David Silva made his professional debut in 2004–05, with Segunda División's (Laliga 2) Eibar FC, while on loan from Valencia FC. In the 2005/06 season, he was again loaned to Celta de Vigo FC where he played 34 matches, scoring four goals. Silva returned to Valencia in the summer of 2006, becoming an automatic first-choice despite his young age of 20. Silva scored his first Laliga goal on 5 November 2006 in a match against Espanyol FC. He won the Copa del Rey 2008, his first title in Spain. In the 2009–10 season, Silva scored a career-best eight goals, as Valencia finished in the third position and returned to the UEFA Champions League. On 14th July 2010, Silva was signed to Premier League Giant Manchester City FC on a four-year deal. Silva made his Premier League debut on 14 August 2010. He scored his first goal for the club on 16 September in the Europa League group match against Red Bull Salzburg. On 17 October, he scored his first league goal in a game against Blackpool FC. His assist to Yaya Touré against Everton at Goodison Park took Silva to 15 assists in all competitions for the 2010/11 season. Silva began the 2011–12 season in fine form, scoring the third goal in City's 4–0 thrashing of Swansea City.

In the first Manchester Derby of the 2011/12 season at Old Trafford, Manchester City won 6–1, with Silva scoring the fifth goal and providing valuable assists. He finished the 2011/12 season by winning his first premier league title and Medal with Manchester City. 

On 17 September 2012, Silva signed a new five-year deal at City until 2017. His first league goal of the season 2012/13 was on 17 November 2012. He finished the 2012/13 season with four goals and ten assists in 32 league appearances for a City squad and his team became runner up.

On 10 December 2013, he scored his first Champions League goal of the 2013/14 season in a 3–2 win at champions Bayern Munich. On 12th August 2014, he signed a five-year contract extension with City. He netted the opener in the last 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage match on 8 December, in a 4–2 the home defeat of Borussia Mönchengladbach, which resulted in Manchester City topping their group for the first time.

Silva started the 2016 Football League Cup Final on 28 February, as Manchester City defeated Liverpool 3–1 on penalties, winning his second League Cup with the club. On 30 November 2017, Silva signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2020. He also scored in the 2018 EFL Cup Final against Arsenal F.C. On 26 June 2019, Silva announced that he would leave Manchester City at the end of the 2019–20 season.

As of 2020, he is playing for the 2019/20 season of the Premier League. His team is in 2nd position behind Liverpool FC in the 2019/20  season of Premier League. The premier league was stopped temporarily from March 2020 due to the worldwide ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. 

However, The Premier League is cleared to resume on June 1 after the UK government publishes 50-page post-lockdown plans.  Currently, Silva is taking training and warming up with his teammate to play the next matches for the 2019/20 premier league Title.

International Career  of David Silva

 Silva also represented Spain, from his debut for the senior team in 2006 until his international retirement in 2018. He started his international career at the age of  20. He is one of 13 Spanish players to have amassed 100 caps, he scored 35 goals in his international career, making him the 4th highest goalscorer in Spain's history, and also provided 28 assists, making him 2nd highest assist provider in Spain's history. He was an integral member of the squads that won three consecutive international tournaments UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012.

Achievement and Awards

David Silva Awards

David Silva has won following Achievement and Awards in his football Journey from 1995 to till present:-

  • FIFA U-17 World Championship Bronze Ball: 2003
  • Pedro Zaballa Award: 2005
  • Premier League Player of the Month: September 2011
  • Manchester City Players' Player of the Year: 2011–12
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2015, 2016, 2018 

Who is David Silva's wife?

David Silva is a married man. His wife's name is Melanie. Melanie was David's childhood sweetheart. She is also from David's hometown Arguineguín, Spain. He had known Melanie since from the age of four and the two were always together from their childhood until the present. They were engaged in 2014 and also married in the same year in a private marriage with no involvement of media and reporters. David Silva and Melanie's welcomed their firstborn child, a baby boy named Mateo Silva on 3 January 2018. Mateo Silva born extremely prematurely and was fighting to stay alive. On 11 May 2018, Mateo was reported as healthy and was allowed to come home.

Body Measurement of David Silva

David Silva is a handsome man with Athletic build body physique. He stands 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 67 kg. His body measurement is 37-29-12 inches(Chest-Waist-Arms). His hair color is Dark Brown and eye color are also Dark Brown. His sexual orientation is Straight.

How much did City pay for David Silva?

As of 2020, The net worth of David Silva is estimated to be the US $55 million and earns a yearly salary of  $13.3 million from his football club Manchester City. His total yearly income reaches $15 million with adding other income earned from his personal investment and endorsement deals. He earns an estimated amount of $1.5 million yearly from the various endorsements, including the Adidas. He owns a luxury mansion in Gran Canaria, Spain which is worth $4.2 million. He also owns a collection of luxury cars worth $4.4 million approximately. Some of them are the 1992 Trans Am GT, Continental GT, Bentley Continental GT, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes Benz CSI.

David Silva
Quick Facts of David Silva
Celebrated Name David Silva
Age 34 years old
Nick Name David Silva
Birth Name David Josué Jiménez Silva
Birth Date 1986-01-08
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Spanish
Place of Birth Arguineguín, Spain
Birth Nation Spain
Ethnicity Mixed (Half Spainish and Half Japanese) Ethnicity
Awards FIFA U-17 World Championship Bronze Ball: 2003, Manchester City Players' Player of the Year: 2011–12, Pedro Zaballa Award: 2005
Famous for Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Manchester City
Residence Gran Canaria, Spain
Horoscope Capricorn
Religion Catholic
Father Fernando Jiménez
Mother Eva Silva
Grand Mother Antonia Montesdeoca
Siblings 2 (1 Younger brother:- Nando Jimenez Silva and 1 Sister:- Natalia Jimenez Silva)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Melanie Silva
Children 1
Son 1 (Mateo Silva)
Career Start 1995-Present
Occupation Football player
Source of Wealth Manchester City FC, Bonuses, Endorsement deals
Net Worth $55 million (2020)
Salary $15 million ( annually)
Market Value 12 Million Euros(April 8, 2020 last updated)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Biceps Size 12 inches
Bearded Style Stubble
Chest Size 37 inches
Waist Size 29 inches
Hair Style Buzz Cut
Height 5 ft 7 inches
Weight 73 kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Coach Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala( Manchester City)
Ranking Ranked number 82 among all players from Spain and number 227 among all players worldwide
Position Midfielder
Record The youngest player to reach 200 wins in the Premier league leaving behind the Chelsea defender John Terry
Current Team Manchester City FC
Jersey Name Silva
Jersey Number 21
Team Played Valencia Youth (2000–2003), Valencia B(2003-2004), Valencia "Senior"( 2004-2010), Manchester City(2010- 2020)
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