Spain’s all-time leading goal scorer David Villa will forever be etched in the memory of most Spaniard’s following his performance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The star-striker joined Melbourne City FC during the 2014-15 Hyundai A-League season, following the announcement that he would be New York City FC’s inaugural player in the MLS. Although his stint in Melbourne was short, the world-class forward showcased his incredible footballing ability as well as his knack of finding the back of the net, registering two goals in four matches.
A nation’s hero
Villa has played a key role for the Spanish national team throughout his footballing career, featuring at three World Cup tournaments. The most impressive of those tournaments was his 2010 campaign, as he played a vital role in Spain claiming their first ever World Cup Championship win. Villa was named in the official team of the tournament and awarded the Silver Boot following his equal-tournament-high five goals (out of Spain’s eight for the tournament).
Spain’s 2018 World Cup
Spain will kick-off their tournament with a blockbuster Group B clash against reigning European Champions Portugal, before facing Iran and then Morocco to conclude their group stage.