David Silva Biography: Age, Personal Life, Facts, Achievements & Net Worth

David Silva

David Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the English club Manchester City. He is considered as one of the best midfielders in the world as well as in the history of the Premier League.

Silva announced his retirement from International football in august 2018, however, he has continued to play club football.

Silva has a rich experience as a professional footballer and have played over 120 games for the National side, while playing over 600 games at the club level.

David Silva was a part of the Spanish outfit Valencia CF for six years during which he appeared in 150 matches and won one Copa del Rey. For the English Champions Manchester City, he has appeared in over 400 matches and has gone on to win two FA Cups, four League Cups, and four Premier League titles. He is counted as one of the best and greatest ever Citizen (a Manchester city player) alongside Billy Meredith, Bert Trautmann, Colin Bell, and Sergio Aguero.

Silva represented Spain at the age of 20 in 2006, and is among thirteen players of Spain who have amassed 100 caps. He is the 4th highest goal scorer in Spain’s history. He has been an integral member of the squads that won three international tittles-UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 consecutively

David Silva Early Life

David Silva Childhood

Silva was born on 8 January, 1996 in Arguineguin, Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands, to Fernando Jimenez (father) and Eva Silva (mother). His father was a former municipal police officer at the Valencia CF Stadium while, his mother was a housewife. Silva’s passion for football started emerging at the age of 3 when he used to kick around vegetables and fruits thinking of them as football. Seeing his deep interest and passion for the game, his parents bought him a pair of jersey, shorts and a real football.

David Silva started his career when he was eight years old, and he joined a team called San Fernando in Maspalomas, where he spent most of his time. The place was quite far away from his home so he had to travel there regularly as there was no Under-10s team around his hometown. Silva initially started playing football as a goalkeeper before converting into a winger. Silva played for the team until he became 14, following which he signed for Valencia. Not a star, Silva signed for Valencia as he was rejected by Real Madrid for being too small. At the start, Silva found difficulties to cope up with the new environment, but within a few months he made some good friends and things started getting better. Silva spent three years at the club and left when turned 17.

David Silva Personal Life

David Silva personal life

Silva is currently dating Yessica Suarez Gonzalez whom he met after breaking up with his long-time rumored wife Melanie. Silva had a boy from Yessica on 3rd January 2018. His son name is Mateo Silva.

David Silva Professional Life
David Silva was signed by Manchester City on 30th June 2010 in a four-year deal starting from 14th July 2010, and was offered jersey number 21, which he wore for Valencia. Before the move happened, Manchester City tried to sign him and his teammate David Villa in 2008 but their combined price tag of 135 million held them back. Playing for City, Silva made his debut on 14th August 2010 in a draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. His performances impressed the City supporters, and through their love and support, he earned the Manchester City Player of the Month awards from October until December, winning it three times in a row.

The 2011-12 season for Silva had a good start which saw him earn the Man of the Match award in the first few matches of the season. After a series of magnificent performances, the then City boss Roberto Mancini compared him to Xavi and Andres Iniesta, saying Silva is one of the best players in the world, and he was awarded the Premier League player of the Month two times back to back. His season-best performance included the goals scored against Queens Park Rangers on 5th November, against Arsenal on 18th December and against West Bromwich Albion on 11th April 2012. He also won his first Premier League medal with Manchester City.
David Silva professional Life

Here on, there was no looking back for Silva, as he kept on improving and matured into a top player.

On 28th February 2016, Manchester City, under Silva’s guidance defeated Liverpool by 3-1 on penalties in the 2016 Football League Cup Finals, thus lifting his second League Cup with the side. In 2017-18 season, Silva signed a one-year extension contract with Manchester City, keeping him in the club till 2020. In that season, his team won the 2018 EFL Cup, defeating Arsenal F.C by 3-0 in the final, including one goal from Silva. He was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year as City went on to win the Premier League as well.
On 26 June 2019, Silva announced that he would leave Manchester City at the end of the 2019-20 season.

For his national team, he was the part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup team which was won by Spain. After being part of Spain’s consecutive unsuccessful campaigns at 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016, David Silva wished to make amends at the 2018 FIFA world Cup, in what was supposed to be his final World Cup. In May 2018, Silva was named in the Spain’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia. After the World Cup, Silva announced his retirement from international football.

Clubs Season
Eibar 2004-05
Celta Vigo  2005-06
Valencia 2006-10
Manchester City 2010-current




  • Copa del Rey: 2007–08

Manchester City:

  • Premier League: 2011–12, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • FA Cup: 2010–11, 2018–19; runner-up: 2012–13
  • Football League/EFL Cup: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • FA Community Shield: 2012, 2019

David Silva Achievement

David Silva Achievement

  • FIFA U-17 World Championship Bronze Ball: 2003
  • Pedro Zaballa Award: 2005
  • Premier League Player of the Month: September 2011
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2011–12 Premier League,[49] 2017–18 Premier League
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012[
  • Manchester City Players’ Player of the Year: 2011–12
  • Manchester City Player of the Month: October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, September 2011, March 2014, December 2014, February 2015, August 2015, January 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Manchester City Player of the Season: 2016–17

International Honours

Spain U19:

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2004


  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

Physical Measurements
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 69kg
Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black

David Silva Personal Details
Full Name: David Josue Jimenez Silva
Date of Birth: 8th January 1986
Place of Birth: Arguineguin, Spain
Playing Position: attacking midfielder
Nickname: Merlin
Education: Not known
Relationships: Yessica
Kids: Mateo Silva
Hobbies: playing Football

David Silva net worth

Silva was involved in an incident with Germany’s Lukas Podolski during UEFA Euro 2008, 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

David Silva Net Worth
$55 Million dollars

Social Media Handles
David Silva Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidsilvaoficial/
David Silva Twitter: @21LVA
David Silva Instagram: @david21lva

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