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Category: David Villa

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Preparing players for life after football should begin before the final whistle | Sid Lowe

David Villa is ready to retire but many players battle with financial and emotional problems once they have stopped playing“I prefer to leave football before football leaves me,” David Villa said this week. Spain’s all-time top scorer once claimed he w…

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David Villa to retire: a look back at Spain’s most prolific goalscorer – video report

Spanish striker David Villa is to retire from football in January. The 37-year-old will finish his career at Vissel Kobe in Japan. The forward scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain, five of them coming at the 2010 World Cup, where Spain were crow…

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David Villa to retire: ‘It’s better to leave football before football leaves me’

Striker will finish career in January with Vissel Kobe37-year-old scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for SpainSpanish striker David Villa says he will retire in January. The 37-year-old will finish his career with Vissel Kobe in January of next year at …

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David Villa confirms he will leave New York City FC at end of year

Spanish striker’s contract expires on 31 DecemberHas become one of MLS’s most successful importsDavid Villa, one of MLS’s most successful imports, has announced an end to his New York City FC career.The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Spanish stri…

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Tangled up in blue: NYC FC’s brand new training center stresses City connection

NYC FC may not yet have opened the stadium home their fans want, but last week’s opening of their Etihad City Football Academy may prove to be just as significant in the long runLast week two more pieces of infrastructure were added to the growing body…

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David Villa to Diego Valeri: the men who will decide the MLS playoffs

The teams are decided for the post-season. But who will have the biggest say on the destination of this season’s MLS Cup?Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) Nothing in Major League Soccer is as thrilling as an Atlanta United game at their new Mercedes Benz…

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Spain call up New York City’s David Villa three years after last appearance

• Villa is Spain’s all-time top goalscorer with 59 from 97 caps
• Diego Costa excluded for games against Italy and Liechtenstein

David Villa is set for a surprise return to international football after he was called up to the Spain squad for the first time since the 2014 World Cup to play in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The 35-year-old striker, who is Spain’s record goalscorer with 59 from 97 appearances, has been in prolific form for New York City this season scoring 19 goals in 24 MLS games, making him the league’s top scorer.

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David Villa’s tireless work in New York an example for MLS’s foreign stars

The World Cup winner reached 50 goals for NYC FC on Saturday, and he appears dedicated to lifting up both the league and his team-mates

Player quotes within club-sanctioned press releases are notoriously bland. That is especially true when it is a Major League Soccer club rolling out a decorated European veteran.

When New York City FC announced their first-ever signing in 2014, the summer before its inaugural season, David Villa hit on all the familiar clichés.

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Seattle’s triumph, and good riddance to Gerrard: the 2016 MLS season in review

The Sounders won the championship despite a final to forget – but plenty was worth remembering. Graham Parker reflects on another fascinating MLS year

After a long and protracted courtship, which included some translation help from his Copa America room-mate Luis Suarez, Nicolás Lodeiro arrived at Seattle Sounders in the summer. But the Uruguay international was not arriving in a typical Sounders season. Long-time head coach Sigi Schmid had been sacked days earlier with the Sounders bottom of the Western Conference, and Lodeiro could have been forgiven from looking quizzically between the brochure and the reality.

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David Villa wins MLS MVP award: ‘This is a very happy and proud day for me’

  • New York City FC forward scores 23 goals in second season in US
  • Villa: ‘I’m very proud to represent NYC FC and to receive this award’

David Villa has been named Major League Soccer’s MVP for 2016, beating off competition from Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls, as well as Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco.

Villa, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, scored 23 goals in his second season in New York – one behind Wright-Phillips’ total of 24. He also helped NYC FC qualify for the playoffs for the first time.

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The best goals of the week: Neymar, Robert Lewandowski and David Villa

Featuring a headers-and-volleys dream goal from Atalanta, a goalkeeper scoring from his own six-yard box, a splendid chip from Sweden, a glorious long-ranger from China and a selection of free-kicks from Germany, Spain and France Continue reading…

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David Villa departs without a win as Melbourne City lose 2-1 to Adelaide

Melbourne City 1 – 2 Adelaide City Continue reading…

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Away Days: Watching David Villa in Melbourne

Even in the Melbourne derby warm-up it was obvious David Villa was the best player on the park so its a mighty shame the A-League is about to bid him a premature farewell, writes SB Tang Continue reading…

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A-League: what we learned in round three

Roar in strife; Melbourne City gloom; Parramattas big night; W-League gets overdue exposure; in praise of Berisha Continue reading…

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David Villa to end loan at Melbourne City after four A-league games

Former Barcelona forward is on loan from New York City Villa leaving to fulfil marketing obligations in the US Striker scores on debut in draw with Sydney FC Continue reading…

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David Villa scores on Melbourne City debut in draw with Sydney FC

Sydney FC 1-1 Melbourne City – as it happenedVilla nets equaliser 15 minutes into A-League career Continue reading…

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Manchester City executives played key roles in David Villas New York move

Chief executive Ferran Soriano advised NY sister club Premier League champions hope to sign Fernando from Porto Continue reading…

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David Villa: Spanish star becomes New York City’s present and future

He’s the latest big-name star to arrive in MLS but David Villa has been acquired for much more than brand recognition Continue reading…

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David Villa: Spanish star becomes New York City’s present and future

He’s the latest big-name star to arrive in MLS but David Villa has been acquired for much more than brand recognition Continue reading…

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David Villa signs for Major League Soccer newcomers New York City FC

Spain striker is new clubs first signing New York City FC are part-owned by Manchester City Continue reading…