Name: David Villa Sánchez "DAVID VILLA"
Club: Valencia CF
Villa is one of the most feared strikers on the European stage and for both club and country has become a pivotal player.
After prolific spells with Sporting Gijon and Real Zaragoza, he joined Valencia in 2005 and elevated himself to the top of the game with consistently excellent displays and bags full of goals.
Both a great goalscorer and a scorer of great goals, Villa is a versatile player who can perform out wide, in behind the forwards or as a lone striker. A goal in a friendly against England in February 2009 saw him set a new record by becoming the first Spanish player to score in six successive games for the national side and it will not be too long before his name supplants Raul's as the country's all-time leading scorer.
Having never played for one of football's elite clubs, Villa made a €40 million move to Barcelona before the 2010 World Cup; just reward for years of hard work.
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