David Villa Snchez (Spanish pronunciation:[dai ia]; born 3 December 1981), nicknamed El Guaje (Asturian: The Kid), is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a striker for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team. He can also operate as a winger. Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, he started his professional career with Sporting de Gijn. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga dbut, winning his first senior honoursthe Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espaa. He joined Valencia CF in 2005 for a transfer fee of 12million and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey in the 200708 season. In 2010 he moved to FC Barcelona for 40million where he won his first La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles.
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