David Silva

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David Josué Jiménez Silva (born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Sociedad. Silva plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is predominantly a left-footed player and his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities have earned him the nicknames "Merlin" and "El Mago" from his teammates and fans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Silva has received more than 5,251,549 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). David Silva is the 816th most popular soccer player (up from 868th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from Spain (down from 800th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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  • 4.21

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Among soccer players, David Silva ranks 816 out of 16,923Before him are Ferenc Plattkó, Boris Gaganelov, Ivan Rakitić, Robert Enke, Carlos Romero, and Sergio Goycochea. After him are Domingos da Guia, Sergio Busquets, Hiroshi Katayama, Marco Reus, Oleg Salenko, and Giorgio Chiellini.

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Among people born in 1986, David Silva ranks 17Before him are Amber Heard, Asa Akira, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Keylor Navas, and Radamel Falcao. After him are Sebastian Kurz, Keisuke Honda, Li Wenliang, Alba Flores, Alexandra Daddario, and Hulk.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, David Silva ranks 821 out of 2,595Before him are Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo (1787), Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York (1355), Margaret of Prades (1395), Gil Álvarez Carrillo de Albornoz (1310), Francisco Ayala (1906), and Federico Mayor Zaragoza (1934). After him are Sergio Busquets (1988), Pedro Cieza de León (1520), Pablo Iglesias Posse (1850), Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán (1809), Marcos Alonso (1933), and Ramón Gómez de la Serna (1888).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David Silva ranks 56Before him are Cesc Fàbregas (1987), Jacinto Quincoces (1905), Ignacio Zoco (1939), Edmundo Suárez (1916), Estanislau Basora (1926), and Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (1956). After him are Sergio Busquets (1988), Marcos Alonso (1933), Luis Fernández (1959), Francisco Bru (1885), Txiki Begiristain (1964), and Míchel (1963).

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