David Silva: An End Of An Era
Posted: 27 July 2020
In the summer of July, 01 2010, Manchester City forked out £26M (R550m) for Spanish international David Silva. At the time, Silva was only 24 years old and already the skipper of one of the biggest clubs in Spain, Valencia.
The little magician, as most call him, has went on to make more than 300 appearances for the Blue half of Manchester, lifting four English Premier league titles, two FA Cups, two Community Shields, scoring 77 goals in all competitions and assisting a further 140 goals.
On the international stage, Silva has amassed 125 appearances for his country, lifting the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and two European Championships in succession, one in 2008 and the other in 2012. His club manager Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Silva, saying;
“It was the smallest standing ovation of all time. He will come back for the one he deserves. The players showed the gratitude that has to happen for these incredible years. We just want to thank him,” concluded an emotional Pep.
The midfielder will play his last games for the club in the European Champions League, with a date against Real Madrid set for the 8th of August 2020 for the 2nd leg, having won the first leg against The Los Blancos.
Thank You For The Memories David, Adios Amigo!