David Silva announces retirement

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Former Manchester City and Valencia man announces retirement

David Silva, through a video message on his social profiles, officially announced his intention to retire from playing soccer. This decision came following the response of Real Sociedad’s medical staff that showed a ruptured cruciate ligament.

“Today is a very sad day. The time has come to say goodbye to what I have dedicated my entire vuta to, The time has come to say goodbye to my teammates, who have been a second family to me. Thank you so much for everything soccer!” this is an excerpt from the Spanish midfielder’s message.

In his career Silva has worn the jerseys of Valencia, Eibar, Celta Vigo, Manchester City and Real Sociedad, totaling 869 appearances topped by 156 goals and 226 assists. At club level, the Spaniard can boast in his palmarés 4 league titles, 2 FA Cups, 3 Community Shields, 5 League Cups and 2 Spanish Cups.

With the Spanish national team, on the other hand, the midfielder won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

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