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About David Villa

David Villa Sánchez (born 3 December 1981), nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian), is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for Barcelona and Spain. Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, he started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón and made his debut in 2000 in Spain's Segunda División. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, after a total of 38 goals and 80 appearances for Gijón. He made his La Liga debut at Zaragoza and scored 31 goals in 73 appearances in the next two seasons, winning the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España, his first senior honours. He joined Valencia in 2005 for a transfer fee of €12 million. He was the second highest scorer in the 2005-06 season with 25 goals, and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey for a second time in the 2007-08 season. In 2010 he moved to Barcelona for €40 million.

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