10 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about David Silva’s Life

More than 10 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about David Silva‘s Life. David Josue Jimenez Silva was born on 8th January 1986. He is a professional footballer who is capable of playing at multiple positions.

David Silva facts
David Silva

He is apparently an attacking midfielder but can also play as a Winger or second striker. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation. On the club level, he started his career by playing for Valencia CF playing more than 150 games but later he switched to famous English Premier League Club, Manchester United. On the international level, he represents Spain national team. He stated playing for his national side at a very early age of 20.

David Silva Interesting Facts

  1. 11th Spanish Player to earn 100 caps

The most amazing fact about him is that, he is amongst the top 11 players from Spanish national football squad who have crossed the mark of earning 100 caps. He started playing in international matches at an early age of 20 and since then has proved himself to be an integral part of the team.

  1. Winner of Medalla de Oro de Canarias Award

A cool fact about David Silva is that, in addition to other awards and titles he has the honour of winning a Medalla de Oro de Canarias Award for the year 2010. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards for any Spanish athlete to win. This award has been given to him for his recognition of great services to Spanish football.

  1. Nicknamed as Merlin and El Mago

The funniest fact about David Silva is that, he has been nicknamed as Merlin and El Mago by his teammates. This is because of his speedy passing ability and his outstanding skills of retaining football. He is quite agile on the pitch and once grabs the ball, is absolutely unstoppable.

  1. 8 times winner of Etihad Player of the Month Award

A very surprising yet interesting fact about David Silva is that, he is the winner of Etihad Player of the Month Award. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards for any footballer to win. Even impressive fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice but eight times in his career. For the months he grabbed the award include October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, September 2011, March 2014, December 2014, February 2015 and August 2015.

  1. Winner of FIFA World Cup Title for Spain

Another impressive fact about him is that, he has been the winner of FIFA World Cup for his national side, Spain. This title is considered to be utmost prestigious title in the world of football. For the year he won the FIFA World Cup include 2010. Not limited to this other prestigious awards he won include UEFA Euro Cup Title for the Year 2008 and UEFA Euro Cup Title for the Year 2012.

  1. Winner of Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit Award

Another cool fact about him is that, in addition to other awards and titles he has the honour of winning a Gold medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit Award for the Year 2011. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards for any Spanish athlete to win.

  1. Personal facts About David Silva

Some interesting personal facts about him are that, his father named Fernando Jimenez was a Police officer responsible for the security of Valencia CF Stadium. His father is Spanish whereas his mother, Eva Silva is of Japanese descent. He started his career as a goal keeper but later turned winger.

  1. Honours and Titles at Club level

An amazing fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at club level, while playing for Valencia, he won 1 Copa del Rey Title for the Year 2007–08. Whereas playing for Manchester City he grabbed 2 Premier League Titles for the Year 2011–12 and 2013–14, 1 FA Cup Title for the Year 2010–11, 2 Football League Cup Title for the Years 2013–14 and 2015–16 and 1 FA Community Shield Title for the Year 2012.

  1. Honours and Titles at International level

Another interesting fact about David Silva is that, he has been outstanding at international level, while playing football for his national side. He won 1 FIFA World Cup Title for the Year 2010, 2 UEFA European Football Championship Title for the Years 2008 and 2012, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Third Place Title for the Year 2009, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Runner up Title for the Year 2013, 1 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Title for the Year 2004, 1 FIFA U-17 World Championship Runner-up Title for the Year 2003.

  1. Honours and Titles at Individual level

Another amazing fact about David Silva is that, he has been outstanding at individual level, while playing football he won 1 Pedro Zaballa Award for the Year 2005, 1 Premier League Player of the Month Award for the Month of September 2011, 1 PFA Premier League Team of the Year Award for the Year 2011–12, 1 Premier League top assists Award for the Year 2011–12, 1 UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament Award for the Year 2012, 1 Etihad Players’ Player of the Year Award for the Year 2011–12, 8 Etihad Player of the Month Award for the Months of October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, September 2011, March 2014, December 2014, February 2015 and August 2015, 1 Medalla de Oro de Canarias Award for the Year 2010, 1 Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit Award for the Year 2011.

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