David Villa

Date of birth03 December 1981
Place of birthTuilla
NationalitySpanish
Weight69 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionForward

Villa was born into a mining family and suffered a fracture of the femur when he was just 4 years old. He made a complete recovery from this injury and the process of rehabilitation may have helped him become ambidextrous.

As a young player he was turned down by Real Oviedo who considered him too short and lacking in potential, however he proved a success at local club, Sporting de Gijon.

He joined Real Zaragoza in the summer of 2003 where he played a major role in winning the 2004 Copa del Rey.

Villa joined Valencia for the start of the 2005-06 season.

David Villa scored twice in Spain's opening game in the 2006 World Cup finals - a 4-0 win against Ukraine. He added a penalty as Spain went out in the Round of 16 to France in a 1-3 defeat.

In 2008 Villa won the Copa del Rey with Valencia and finished as the top scorer at Euro 2008

On 19 May 2010 Barcelona acquired Villa for a reported fee of 40 million Euros. He went on to score in the 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the 2010-11 Champions League final.

After playing a major role in helping Spain qualify for Euro 2012, Villa broke his tibia in a Club World Cup semi-final victory against Al Sadd in Yokohama, the injury eventually ruling him out of the Euro 2012 finals.

David Villa was included in Vicente Del Bosque's squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Real Zaragoza 01 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2005
Valencia 01 Jul 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Real Zaragoza Primera Liga 37
17
3
2004-05 Real Zaragoza Primera Liga 32
3
15
9
2006-07 Valencia UEFA Champions League 2
2007-08 Valencia UEFA Champions League 2
1
2010-11 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
2
2011-12 Barcelona Primera Liga 1
2
2
1
2011-12 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
3
1
2011-12 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2012-13 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 5
5
2013-14 Atlético Madrid UEFA Champions League 5
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Aug 2003 Real Zaragoza v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
03 Sep 2003 Real Mallorca v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
14 Sep 2003 Real Zaragoza v Murcia D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
21 Sep 2003 Real Sociedad v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
28 Sep 2003 Real Zaragoza v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
04 Oct 2003 Villarreal v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
19 Oct 2003 Real Zaragoza v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
25 Oct 2003 Malaga v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
28 Oct 2003 Real Zaragoza v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
02 Nov 2003 Español v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
08 Nov 2003 Real Zaragoza v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
23 Nov 2003 Racing Santander v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
29 Nov 2003 Valencia v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
04 Dec 2003 Real Zaragoza v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
07 Dec 2003 Sevilla v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
14 Dec 2003 Real Zaragoza v Albacete Balompié D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
21 Dec 2003 Osasuna v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
03 Jan 2004 Real Zaragoza v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
11 Jan 2004 Barcelona v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
18 Jan 2004 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
25 Jan 2004 Real Zaragoza v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
01 Feb 2004 Murcia v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
08 Feb 2004 Real Zaragoza v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
15 Feb 2004 Real Betis v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
22 Feb 2004 Real Zaragoza v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
28 Feb 2004 Valladolid v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
07 Mar 2004 Real Zaragoza v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
13 Mar 2004 Real Madrid v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
21 Mar 2004 Real Zaragoza v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
28 Mar 2004 Celta Vigo v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
04 Apr 2004 Real Zaragoza v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
11 Apr 2004 Real Zaragoza v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
17 Apr 2004 Athletic Bilbao v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
25 Apr 2004 Real Zaragoza v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
09 May 2004 Real Zaragoza v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
16 May 2004 Atlético Madrid v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
23 May 2004 Real Zaragoza v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
29 Aug 2004 Real Zaragoza v Getafe W 3-1 Primera Liga 1
12 Sep 2004 Malaga v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
19 Sep 2004 Real Zaragoza v Albacete Balompié W 4-3 Primera Liga 3
22 Sep 2004 Barcelona v Real Zaragoza L 4-1 Primera Liga 4
26 Sep 2004 Real Zaragoza v Levante W 4-3 Primera Liga 5
03 Oct 2004 Villarreal v Real Zaragoza L 2-0 Primera Liga 6
17 Oct 2004 Real Zaragoza v Real Sociedad W 2-1 Primera Liga 7
24 Oct 2004 Racing Santander v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
31 Oct 2004 Real Zaragoza v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
07 Nov 2004 Atlético Madrid v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
28 Nov 2004 Numancia v Real Zaragoza L 2-1 Primera Liga 13
05 Dec 2004 Real Zaragoza v Español L 0-1 Primera Liga 14
12 Dec 2004 Osasuna v Real Zaragoza D 2-2 Primera Liga 15
19 Dec 2004 Real Zaragoza v Athletic Bilbao L 0-2 Primera Liga 16
22 Dec 2004 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Zaragoza W 2-3 Primera Liga 17
09 Jan 2005 Real Zaragoza v Real Betis W 1-0 Primera Liga 18
16 Jan 2005 Real Madrid v Real Zaragoza L 3-1 Primera Liga 19
23 Jan 2005 Getafe v Real Zaragoza L 3-0 Primera Liga 20
30 Jan 2005 Real Zaragoza v Malaga W 1-0 Primera Liga 21
06 Feb 2005 Albacete Balompié v Real Zaragoza L 2-1 Primera Liga 22
20 Feb 2005 Levante v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
27 Feb 2005 Real Zaragoza v Villarreal W 1-0 Primera Liga 25
02 Mar 2005 Real Sociedad v Real Zaragoza L 2-1 Primera Liga 26
06 Mar 2005 Real Zaragoza v Racing Santander W 1-0 Primera Liga 27
13 Mar 2005 Sevilla v Real Zaragoza W 0-1 Primera Liga 28
20 Mar 2005 Real Zaragoza v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
02 Apr 2005 Real Zaragoza v Valencia D 2-2 Primera Liga 30
10 Apr 2005 Real Mallorca v Real Zaragoza W 0-2 Primera Liga 31
17 Apr 2005 Real Zaragoza v Numancia W 4-1 Primera Liga 32
24 Apr 2005 Español v Real Zaragoza L 3-1 Primera Liga 33
01 May 2005 Real Zaragoza v Osasuna W 5-1 Primera Liga 34
07 May 2005 Athletic Bilbao v Real Zaragoza L 2-0 Primera Liga 35
15 May 2005 Real Zaragoza v Deportivo La Coruña D 2-2 Primera Liga 36
21 May 2005 Real Betis v Real Zaragoza L 3-2 Primera Liga 37
28 May 2005 Real Zaragoza v Real Madrid L 1-3 Primera Liga 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Spain UEFA Under-21 1
2003-04 Spain UEFA Under-21
3
2004-05 Spain FIFA World Cup
1
2005-06 Spain FIFA World Cup 4
3
4
1
2005-06 Spain International Friendly 4
1
2006-07 Spain International Friendly 4
1
1
2006-07 Spain UEFA European Championship 7
7
1
2007-08 Spain International Friendly 2
2
2
2
2007-08 Spain UEFA European Championship 7
1
4
1
2008-09 Spain FIFA Confederations Cup 5
3
2008-09 Spain FIFA World Cup 5
5
1
2008-09 Spain International Friendly 4
5
1
2009-10 Spain FIFA World Cup 9
7
2009-10 Spain International Friendly 6
1
4
2010-11 Spain International Friendly 5
2010-11 Spain UEFA European Championship 5
4
2011-12 Spain International Friendly 3
1
1
2011-12 Spain UEFA European Championship 2
1
3
2012-13 Spain FIFA Confederations Cup 1
2
3
2012-13 Spain FIFA World Cup 2
1
2012-13 Spain International Friendly 2
2
2
2013-14 Spain FIFA World Cup 2
1
2013-14 Spain International Friendly 1
2
2
2017-18 Spain FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Sep 2002 Greece v Spain L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Oct 2003 Armenia v Spain W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
15 Nov 2003 Sweden v Spain L 2-0 UEFA U21 Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Spain v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off 2nd leg
09 Feb 2005 Spain v San Marino W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
08 Oct 2005 Belgium v Spain W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
12 Oct 2005 San Marino v Spain W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
16 Nov 2005 Slovakia v Spain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off 2nd leg
01 Mar 2006 Spain v Ivory Coast W 3-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Spain v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Spain v Egypt W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 Spain v Croatia W 2-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2006 Spain v Ukraine W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
19 Jun 2006 Spain v Tunisia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
23 Jun 2006 Saudi Arabia v Spain W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
27 Jun 2006 Spain v France L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
15 Aug 2006 Iceland v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Spain v Liechtenstein W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Spain L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Sweden v Spain L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Spain v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2006 Spain v Romania L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 England v Spain W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Spain v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Spain v Iceland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Latvia v Spain W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Liechtenstein v Spain W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Greece v Spain W 2-3 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Iceland v Spain D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Spain v Latvia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Spain v Sweden W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Spain v Northern Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Spain v France W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Spain v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Spain v Peru W 2-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2008 Russia v Spain W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 2008 Spain v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
22 Jun 2008 Italy v Spain W 0-0 (4-2) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2008 Russia v Spain W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
20 Aug 2008 Denmark v Spain W 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Spain v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
10 Sep 2008 Spain v Armenia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
11 Oct 2008 Estonia v Spain W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
15 Oct 2008 Belgium v Spain W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
19 Nov 2008 Spain v Chile W 3-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Spain v England W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Spain v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Jun 2009 Azerbaijan v Spain W 0-6 International Friendly
14 Jun 2009 New Zealand v Spain W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
17 Jun 2009 Spain v Iraq W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group stage
20 Jun 2009 South Africa v Spain W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
24 Jun 2009 USA v Spain L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
28 Jun 2009 South Africa v Spain W 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place play-off
12 Aug 2009 FYR Macedonia v Spain W 2-3 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Spain v Belgium W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Sep 2009 Spain v Estonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
14 Nov 2009 Spain v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 2009 Austria v Spain W 1-5 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 France v Spain W 0-2 International Friendly
29 May 2010 Spain v Saudi Arabia W 3-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Spain v Korea Republic W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2010 Spain v Poland W 6-0 International Friendly
16 Jun 2010 Spain v Switzerland L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
21 Jun 2010 Spain v Honduras W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
25 Jun 2010 Chile v Spain W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
29 Jun 2010 Spain v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
03 Jul 2010 Paraguay v Spain W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
07 Jul 2010 Germany v Spain W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
11 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Spain W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Final
03 Sep 2010 Liechtenstein v Spain W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group I
07 Sep 2010 Argentina v Spain L 4-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2010 Spain v Lithuania W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group I
12 Oct 2010 Scotland v Spain W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group I
17 Nov 2010 Portugal v Spain L 4-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Spain v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 2011 Spain v Czech Republic W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group I
29 Mar 2011 Lithuania v Spain W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group I
04 Jun 2011 USA v Spain W 0-4 International Friendly
07 Jun 2011 Venezuela v Spain W 0-3 International Friendly
10 Aug 2011 Italy v Spain L 2-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Chile v Spain W 2-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2011 Spain v Liechtenstein W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group I
07 Oct 2011 Czech Republic v Spain W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group I
11 Oct 2011 Spain v Scotland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group I
12 Nov 2011 England v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 Costa Rica v Spain D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Spain v Saudi Arabia W 5-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2012 Belarus v Spain W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
14 Nov 2012 Panama v Spain W 1-5 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 Spain v Uruguay W 3-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Spain v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
26 Mar 2013 France v Spain W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
11 Jun 2013 Republic of Ireland v Spain W 0-2 International Friendly
20 Jun 2013 Spain v Tahiti W 10-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2013 Nigeria v Spain W 0-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jun 2013 Brazil v Spain L 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
06 Sep 2013 Finland v Spain W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
16 Nov 2013 Equatorial Guinea v Spain W 1-2 International Friendly
19 Nov 2013 South Africa v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2014 El Salvador v Spain W 0-2 International Friendly
23 Jun 2014 Australia v Spain W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
02 Sep 2017 Spain v Italy W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group G


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.