David Villa Sánchez nicknamed El Guaje is a player that plays for Barcelona and Spain. Highly talented, Villa can play as a lone striker, on the wings or behind the forward. His precision, technical ability and regularity has made him one of the best strikers in the world. Villa also contributes to create goals for his team mates as evidenced by the high number of assists. His only weakness might be his height and this can be to his disadvantage when the game gets more physical.
Despite his great skills David Villa has never played for a big European club so far and it is only in May 2010 that he signed for Barcelona. This will indeed be a great opportunity for the striker to make a name for himself on the international scene.
In his childhood David Villa sustained an injury where he feared that he injured his right leg. His father encouraged him to use his other leg and thus Villa can play with both legs.
He has scored more World Cup goals than any other Spanish player.
One of his daughters is named Olaya after the wife of Fernando Torres, a friend of Patricia.
Villa is married to Patricia and together they have two children.
He was closed to give up football at the age of 14 but was encouraged by his parents to continue.
Real Oviedo did not want to give him his chance thinking that he was too short and that he lacks potential.
Kaka once said that Villa was the best Spanish footballer and that he will like to play with him.
David Villa is the first Spanish International to have scored in 6 consecutive games.
David Villa’s footballing idols are Luis Enrique and Quini.
He has also featured on the box art for the video game, FiFa 2007 (Spanish version)
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