Ten fun facts about David Villa
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Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, he started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón.
He can also operate as a winger.
He has since participated in three major tournaments, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.
Villa made his international début in 2005.Fact 5
He scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup, was the top scorer at Euro 2008 and earned the Silver Boot at the 2010 World Cup.Fact 6
The goals-to-games ratio he has achieved for the national team has not been matched by any player since Alfredo Di Stéfano.Fact 7
He is the first Spanish player to ever reach 50 international goals and is Spain's all-time top goalscorer, having also scored more World Cup goals than any other player in Spain's history in the process.Fact 8
When Villa was four, his chances of becoming a footballer were put in jeopardy when he suffered a fracture to the femur in his right leg, but made a complete recovery.Fact 9
Villa admitted that he came close to giving up football at the age of 14 after growing disillusioned and falling out with his coach.Fact 10
Villar persisted in pursuing his football dream, realizing his talent could earn him a living. Go to more people facts ❯
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