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Name David Villa
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Spanish Footballer
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Org Spain National Team
Club as Player New York City FC
  Barcelona FC

2015 09 26 Retrieve

[Jose Manuel Villa, David’s father] I was a miner. My parents were miners. My grandparents were miners. It’s in the genes. That was David’s destiny but he loved kicking a ball about in the street. One day I was at work and I got a call. They told me my four-year-old had had an accident. We got there and saw that terrible femur fracture. Me and his mother almost had heart attacks. The doctors said he could end up with one leg different from the other. I’d get home from a long day from work and would entertain him. I’d kick the ball to him and he would – leaning against the wall with his cast – kick it back with his other leg. We didn’t realise it at the time [but that’s what helped him become so good with his left foot]. That day [he made his debut for Sporting Gijon] was tremendously emotional for all of us. I cried like Mary Magdalene

2015 12 21 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] Without a doubt, it’s the best trident in Barca’s history. It’s undoubtedly the best. The numbers speak for themselves. You only have to analyse them: they’re brutal, individually and collectively

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[on Rio Ferdinand] Ferdinand is a great leader and a great defender – I like him a lot. I have played against him before and he’s very quick and very strong – very strong indeed

2016 06 18 Retrieve

Spain have a lot of football and a lot of goals. They also have the best player in EURO 2016 by a long way…Andres Iniesta

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[New York City FC’s David Villa after his guest appearance on USA show Sesame Street] I grew up watching the show and now my children watch the show, so to me, it’s a great honour to join the long list of notable people who have been a part of the historic program

2016 12 17 Retrieve

[New York City FC forward and 2016 MLS MVP David Villa gives a straightforward view on who he thinks should win The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award] Messi, he’s the best. The reason is simple. Because he is the best

2019 11 16 Retrieve

[David Villa announces his retirement from football] It’s better to leave football before football leaves me