David Villa

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David Villa

David Villa Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈbija santʃes]; born 3 December 1981) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker. Villa is regarded by pundits as one of the best forwards of his generation, and one of, if not the best Spanish striker of all time.Nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian) due to cultivating a reputation of playing football with children much older than him, Villa sustained a serious injury as a child but managed to start his professional career with Sporting de Gijón in 2001. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga debut, winning the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Villa has received more than 4,860,792 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 265th most popular soccer player.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

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Among soccer players, David Villa ranks 264 out of 13,233Before him are Peter Shilton, Uichiro Hatta, Yoshio Okada, Kinjiro Shimizu, René van de Kerkhof, and Dettmar Cramer. After him are José Antonio Reyes, Shiro Teshima, Diego Forlán, Antoni Ramallets, Manuel Neuer, and Ryuzo Shimizu.

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Among people born in 1981, David Villa ranks 12Before him are Britney Spears, Fernando Alonso, Samuel Eto'o, Beyoncé, Chris Evans, and Rami Malek. After him are Serena Williams, Justin Timberlake, Xabi Alonso, Paris Hilton, Tom Hiddleston, and Jessica Alba.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, David Villa ranks 431 out of 1,895Before him are Manuel Santana (1938), Teresa Berganza (1933), Alonzo Cano (1601), María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (1880), Ardo (700), and Juan Negrín (1892). After him are João da Nova (1460), Francisco Largo Caballero (1869), Alfonso IV of León (890), Bermudo II of León (953), José Antonio Reyes (1983), and Tulga (622).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David Villa ranks 21Before him are Carles Rexach (1947), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892), Julen Lopetegui (1966), Raúl (1977), and Josep Samitier (1902). After him are José Antonio Reyes (1983), Antoni Ramallets (1924), José Antonio Camacho (1955), Gerard Piqué (1987), Fernando Hierro (1968), and Luis Enrique (1970).

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