David Silva, who spent a significant amount of time playing for Manchester City and won numerous Premier League championships during that time, has announced his retirement from the game.
David Silva, a former star for Manchester City, announced his retirement from sport after sustaining a serious knee injury.
The 37-year-old international from Spain stayed with City for ten years after moving there from Valencia in 2010. He played for the team more than 400 times and took home four Premier League championships.
After leaving Manchester City in 2020, Silva joined Real Sociedad and was about to begin his fourth season with the Spanish team. He has chosen to end his career, though, after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury during a preseason training session.
In a 20-year playing career, the playmaker also played for Eibar and Celta Vigo. His 125 appearances for Spain’s senior team saw him capture the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.
“Today is a sad day for me,” Silva said. “Today it is time to say goodbye to what I have dedicated my whole life to. Today it is time to say goodbye to my colleagues, who are like family to me. I will miss you very much.
“Ches (Valencia), Armeros (Eibar), Celtinas (Celta Vigo), Citizens (Man City) and Txuri Urdines (Real Sociedad)…thank you because you have made me feel at home.”
With 744 club games played, 121 goals, and 194 assists, Silva won a total of 19 titles. The fans and all those involved in the game will undoubtedly miss Silva, one of the all-time greats of Spanish and international football.
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