When it comes to international football, the Spanish National Football Team is a giant. They have one of the strongest teams in the world and have produced talent every year. From winning the FIFA World Cup to the UEFA Euro Cup, they have dominated every international football tournament. Well, recently, the former manager of the Spain national team, Luis Enrique, was asked, Who is the best Spanish player in history?
Luis Enrique said,
“David Villa is the best player in the history of Spain!”
He also concluded by saying, “We have had some very good ones (XAVI, Iniesta, Casillas, etc.), but I would go for Villa, as he is the top scorer in the history of the national team.”
The Spanish striker David Villa is one of the legendary players that football fans have witnessed. He made his international debut for Spain in 2005 and represented the national side for more than a decade. With a total of 98 appearances for them and 59 goals, he remains the highest goal scorer for Spain in international football.
In all those years, he won the 2008 UEFA Euro Cup, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, was runner-up in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and won a bronze medal in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. These are his team’s achievements.
When it comes to individual achievements, he won the 2008 UEFA Euro Golden Boot, Silver Shoe, and Bronze Ball in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2010 FIFPro World 11, the 2010 FIFA World Cup dream team, the UEFA Team of the Year, and many more.
To be honest, he is one of the most underrated players in football history. He has given his best for the national side and for the clubs he has represented.
David Villa Stats
In Club Football
|New York City FC||117||77||20|
|Melbourne City FC||4||2||4|
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In International Football
|Spain National Football Team||98||59||12|
(8 goals and 2 assists in 16 World Cup qualification matches, whereas 9 goals and 1 assist in 12 World Cup matches)