David Villa

David Villa

David Villa (Tuilla, Asturias, 1981) came to Barça as an experienced striker and as a blaugrana he cemented his place as one of the best Spanish strikers ever

After beginning his career at Sporting Gijón, David Villa came to Barça after a very successful spell at Valencia. Competitive, quick and an excellent finisher, he was one of the best Spanish strikers of all time. His modest nature soon made him a much loved figure wherever he played. 

Known as 'El Guaje' ('the kid'), a nickname from his native Asturias and from his time as a youth player at Sporting Gijón, Villa came to FC Barcelona from Valencia where he had become one of the most sought after strikers in European Football. An excellent finisher, he also stood out for his pace and movement and as a player who gave everything out on the field. 

In his time at FC Barcelona, Villa won no less than eight trophies, the most memorable the Champions League title in 2011 in which he scored the third goal in a memorable 3-1 final victory over Manchester United at Wembley. After three seasons at Barça, Villa made the move to Atlético Madrid. 


Seasons at the Club: 2010-2013

Games played: 130

Goals: 51


1 Champions League (2010/11)

1 Club World Cup (2011/12)

1 European Super Cup (2011)

2 League titles (2010/11, 2012/13)

1 Copa del Rey (2011-12)

2 Spanish Super Cups (2010-11, 2011-12)

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