David Josué Jiménez Silva, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the Spain national team.
The 32 year old who was born Jan, 8, 1986, plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker.
He is predominantly a left-footed player and his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities have earned him the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago” from his teammates and fans, and he is considered by many to be one of the best midfielders in Europe.
Silva played a major role in yesterdays match against rivals Manchester United as he scored the clubs first early goal and still performed wonderfully well all through the match which made him the ‘Man of the match.’
David Silva is our player for this week and here are 5 things you might likely want to know about him:
1 .Silva was born in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, to Fernando Jiménez, a former municipal police officer who eventually was responsible for the safety of the Valencia CF stadium and Eva Silva.
2. Silva began his early football in the youth team of UD San Fernando, near Maspalomas. Where he Originally played as a goalkeeper,before becoming a winger.
3. David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system,joined at the age of 14 up to age 17.He idolized Michael Laudrup growing up.
4. Silva has appeared in over 300 matches and is in his eighth season at Machester City.
5 .He is also a father to a son, Mateo who was born extremely prematured and fought to stay alive.