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David Villa Sanchez was born on 3 December 1981, in Langreo, Spain, and is a professional soccer player, best known for being the captain and striker of New York City FC. He is also known for his nickname, El Guaje, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is David Villa? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career playing soccer. He reportedly earns $7 million per year, having helped his teams win numerous championships. He’s also a prominent member of the Spanish national team, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
David Villa Net Worth $50 million
David played football at a young age, but suffered a femur fracture that nearly cost him his career. He was able to recover, and the injury helped him become ambidextrous. He nearly stopped playing soccer, but was encouraged by his parents to continue and pursue his dream. He started playing at UP Langreo and when he turned 17, joined the Mareo football school.
Thanks to his skills, a lot of Asturian teams became interested in him, and he would get his big break through the local club Sporting de Gijon. During the 2000 to 2001 season, he made his first team debut, and was able to score 25 goals in two seasons. However, Sporting was having financial difficulty and this led him to be signed to Real Zaragoza for a contract worth three million Euros in 2003. He was able to adjust quickly and was able to help the team win numerous games; he also scored his first hat-trick in 2004, eventually leading to the 2004 Copa del Rey win. Thanks to their win, they were given a place in the 2004 to 2005 UEFA cup.
In the 2005 season, Zaragoza also had financial difficulties and Villa then signed to Valencia with a 12 million Euro contract. He quickly made his skills known with his performances, and this time he would face a lot of big European teams and was still able to prevail with victories with his team, receiving a lot of praise from commentators and analysts, especially when scoring another hat trick in 2006, which he did in a span of five minutes making it one of the quickest hat-tricks ever recorded. He continued this top form in the 2006 to 2007 season in which the team was a part of the UEFA Champions League. He would also become the La Liga’s top scorer during this time. They had difficulties in the next season as their manager was replaced and they had trouble adjusting. Despite this, he would help the team win the Copa del Rey for the second time.
David would become a very important part of the roster for two more seasons, but in 2010, Barcelona and Valencia completed a deal that sent Villa to Barcelona for a 40 million Euro transfer fee. He signed a four year contract with Barca and was given a salary worth seven million Euros per season. Many fans anticipated his arrival and he would continue to put in great performances during his time there. He was named “Male Athlete of the Year” by the United States Sports Academy, and would help Barcelona win the UEFA Champions League final. In the next season he only played a few games because he broke his tibia in a match which sidelined him for eight months. Following his return, he played less so as not to aggravate the injury, but was still able to amass 16 goals in 39 appearances.
He then played for Atletico Madrid in 2013, before going to his current team New York City FC which was a newly formed contender for Major League Soccer (MLS) honours. becoming the first ever team captain During this time, he also played with Melbourne City in Australia
For his personal life, it is known that Villa married Patricia Gonzales in 2003 – Patricia was also a soccer player in her early years – they have three children. His personalized Adidas F50 boots have the names of his children engraved on it.