David Silva, 37, has announced his retirement. A week after suffering a serious knee injury.
In a video posted to his social media accounts on Sunday, Silva said, 토토사이트 “Today is a sad day for me. It’s time to say goodbye to something I’ve dedicated my life to. Today is the time to say goodbye to my colleagues, who are like family to me. I will miss you very much,” he said, announcing his decision to end his 19-year career.
Silva, who led Real Sociedad to a fourth-place finish in the Primera Liga last season and a Champions League berth, tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during training last week. Given his age and the severity of the injury, he chose to retire from soccer.
Silva was a standout performer for the Spanish national team and Manchester City in England.
As part of the “Invincibles,” Silva won the 2008 European Football Championship (Euro 2008), 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012, most notably scoring the winning header in the Euro 2012 final, a 4-0 victory over Italy. He retired from the national team in 2018. He scored 35 goals in 125 international matches.
Silva poses in front of a sculpture of himself outside Manchester City’s home stadium, the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Getty Images UK.
Silva also won four Premier League titles in his decade-long career as a playmaker after moving to Manchester City from Valencia in 2010. He also won two FA Cups and five League Cups. In total, he made 436 appearances and scored 77 goals.
A statue of him stands outside the Etihad Stadium in Anbang.
Silva burned his last flame in 2020 when he moved to Real Sociedad.