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David Villa Sanchez (born December 3, 1981 in Langreo, Asturias, Spain), is nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian) he is a Spanish football player, who currently plays for Valencia CF and the Spanish national side.
Born in the Asturias region in Northern Spain, he got his professional breakthrough at his local club Sporting de Gijon for whom he made his first-team debut in the 2000-01 season. The next season he was a first team regular, scoring 18 league goals, and scored 20 the next season. After over 50 goals in just three seasons at Gijon, he got his chance in Spain's top-flight the La Liga, when promoted Zaragoza bought him in the summer of 2003.
He had no trouble adapting to the step up in class and scored 17 times in his first season at Zaragoza. Villa led Zaragoza to a Copa del Rey victory scoring the winning goal against Real Madrid.
Soon after he earned his first international call-up and cap, Valencia decided to take a chance on him and parted with £8.2 million to secure his services in the summer of 2005.
Valencia is one of the biggest teams in Spain, with only Barcelona and Real Madrid having larger followings. For the 2008/09 season Valencia are one of the sports betting favourites to win La Liga title. You can even find online betting sites where you can claim free betting... Our partners at Gamble Select recommend using bwin - read their bwin review for more information. The club also has over 45,000 season ticket holders making them one of the most supported teams in the world.