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David Silva
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Personal information
Full name David Josué Jiménez Silva
Date of birth 8 January 1986 (1986-01-08) (age 24)
Place of birth Arguineguín, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current club Valencia
Number 21
Youth career
San Fernando
2003–2004 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Valencia 110 (17)
2004–2005 Eibar (loan) 35 (5)
2005–2006 Celta Vigo (loan) 34 (4)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U17 20 (5)
2004–2005 Spain U19 14 (5)
2005 Spain U20 5 (4)
2004–2006 Spain U21 9 (7)
2006– Spain 33 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2010

David Josué Jiménez Silva (born 8 January 1986 in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Valencia CF and the Spanish national team.

Silva is capable of playing on either wing or as a traditional number 10, and sometimes as a supporting striker. A player of slight build, he is often compared to Pablo Aimar, the player he replaced at Valencia, also donning Aimar's trademark number 21.


Club career

Silva made his professional debut in 2004–05 at Segunda División's SD Eibar, on loan from Valencia CF, playing 35 league games and scoring on five occasions. In the following season, he was again loaned, this time to Celta de Vigo, where he played 34 matches, scoring four goals. After two late substitute appearances, the first in a 2–0 home win over Málaga CF on 28 August 2005, Silva finished as an undisputed starter as the Galician side reached the UEFA Cup straight from the second-tier. In two seasons combined, he only missed six matches while netting 14 goals (his first coming on 5 November 2006 in a 1–1 draw at RCD Espanyol). After a three-month absence due to surgery for a chronic ankle ailment,[1] Silva returned to the squad in mid-December. [2].

International career

Silva first represented Spain alongside Cesc Fàbregas in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland, scoring three goals. In 2006, he became an under-21 international and scored four goals during the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship; this was enough to earn him joint 4th place in the goal ranking, alongside Italian striker Graziano Pellè.

Silva made his senior international debut in the 1–0 friendly home defeat to Romania on 15 November 2006. He continued to receive call-ups to the side after good contributions in his first games. On 22 August 2007, Silva scored his first two goals for Spain, netting twice in a 3–2 friendly win versus Greece. He was then called up to the squad of 23 for Euro 2008.

In the semi-finals game versus Russia, Silva scored the third goal for Spain after a quick counter-attack in which Cesc Fàbregas delivered a low cross for Silva, who sent the ball into Igor Akinfeev's goal with his left foot.[3]

In the final, Silva was involved in an incident with Germany's Lukas Podolski. After he pulled Podolski to the ground, the German approached Silva, which resulted in an angry exchange of words and a coming together of heads that the referee decided not to punish. Shortly afterward, Spanish coach Luis Aragonés substituted Silva for Santi Cazorla in an attempt to calm the tensions.[4]


International goals

David Silva: International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2007-08-22 Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece  Greece 2-2 2-3 Friendly
2 2007-08-22 Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece  Greece 2-3 2-3 Friendly
3 2008-06-26 Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien, Austria  Russia 0-3 0-3 UEFA Euro 2008
4 2009-09-5 Riazor, A Coruña, Spain  Belgium 1-0 5-0 2010 World Cup qualifying
5 2009-09-5 Riazor, A Coruña, Spain  Belgium 4-0 5-0 2010 World Cup qualifying
6 2009-10-14 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 2–5 2010 World Cup qualifying






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Personal information
Full name David Josué Jiménez Silva
Date of birth 8 January 1986 (1986-01-08) (age 25)
Place of birth    Arguineguín, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Valencia
Number 21
Senior clubs
Years Club
→Eibar (loan)
Celta Vigo (loan)
National team
2006- Spain

David Silva (born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish football player. He plays for Valencia and Spain national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2004/05EibarSegunda División35500-355
2005/06Celta VigoLa Liga34300-343
2006/07ValenciaLa Liga36521113499
CountrySpain 108218122513827
Total 108218122513827

International career statistics


Spain national team



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