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David Silva

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 21
  • Date of birth: 8 January, 1986 (24 years old)
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 David Silva
1|1 David Silva
1 As substitute
52|57 Total Spain
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Spain
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 David Silva
0 David Silva
8 Total Spain
5 Total Spain
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
1|0 David Silva
0|0 David Silva
68|125 Total Spain
8|0 Total Spain
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Spain games played

  1. Spain 0-1 Switzerland
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  2. Spain 2-0 Honduras
    Monday, 21 June Match report
  3. Chile 1-2 Spain
    Friday, 25 June Match report
  4. Spain 1-0 Portugal
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report
  5. Paraguay 0-1 Spain
    Saturday, 3 July Match report
  6. Germany 0-1 Spain
    Wednesday, 7 July Match report
  7. Netherlands 0-1 Spain
    Sunday, 11 July Match report

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Player profile

Creative and versatile, Silva has reportedly been a target for Manchester United and Manchester City. Any starting bid is expected to be in the region of £25m for a player who started five of Spain’s six games at Euro 2008.

He helped Valencia to a third-place finish this season and scored a career-best 10 goals in 40 matches, despite being sidelined throughout December with a knee ligament injury.

Silva was born in the Canary Islands, where his maternal grandfather had settled in the 1960s after arriving from South Korea. He was spotted by Valencia aged 14 and his father abandoned a political career to move to mainland Spain with his son.

A regular for Spain at youth level, Silva won the 2004 European Under-19 Championship as well as being part of the squad which finished second at the 2003 Under-17 World Cup.

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