David Silva , who played a big role in the Spanish national team and Manchester City (hereinafter referred to as Man City‧ England), unexpectedly decided to retire from active duty due to a knee injury.
On the 28th (Korean time), 스포츠토토 said , “Today is a sad day.” I will miss everything a lot.”
As a result, Silva, who started his professional life with the Valencia B team in the 2003-04 season, took off his soccer shoes after 20 seasons.
Silva, who grew up on the Valencia youth team, returned to the original team after renting Eibar and Celta Vigo, where he remained active until 2010.
Silva moved to Manchester City in 2010 and made a spectacular history with the team. At Manchester City, Silva was a regular for 10 seasons, winning 4 English Premier League (EPL), 2 FA Cups and 5 League Cups.
In particular, Manchester City won the EPL title for the first time in 44 years in the 2011-12 season, and since then, Manchester City has been treated as a “legend” by the club that opened Manchester City’s heyday by reaching the top of the EPL.
Even after moving to Real Sociedad (Spain) in the summer of 2020, Silva has played more than 20 games for the third consecutive year and remains influential.
The Spanish national team also boasts a successful career. As a member of Spain’s national team, starting with the 2008 European Football Championship (Euro), he won the 2010 South Africa World Cup and the 2012 Euro tournament. Silva has scored 35 goals in 125 appearances for the Spain national team.
Silva planned to continue his active career in Real Sociedad in the 2023-24 season, but ended his career with a major injury that ruptured his left knee cruciate ligament in the preseason.