Manchester City legend David Silva officially announced his retirement from football earlier today.
Muchas gracias…fútbol pic.twitter.com/HoB6TPojAd
— David Silva (@21LVA) July 27, 2023
The announcement comes following an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season training for Real Sociedad. He joined the club after a successful ten-year spell with the Blues.
He led Real Sociedad to their first major trophy (Copa del Rey) in 34 years in just his first season. Moreover, he saw success with Spain winning a World Cup and two Euros.
But it was his time at Manchester City that will put him down in footballing history. During his time with the Blues, he won four Premier Leagues, two FA Cups and five League Cups.
During 436 appearances for City he scored 77 goals and assisted 140. He is often described as a magician in midfield, consequently being nicknamed “El Mago”.
A key part of a historic rebuild for the club following the takeover from Sheikh Mansour. He forged a path to blue domination, as a master of pockets of space and magician of the field.
He found a home in Manchester. Found love and flourished. Becoming arguably the best ever Spanish player to grace the Premier League.
Following the announcement City fans, City players and football fans have paid tribute to his incredible career and talent.
— DSK (@0161Darren) July 27, 2023
One of the greatest ever. Happy retirement David Silva x https://t.co/OzyvdesFEH
— West Ham Place (@WestHamPlace) July 27, 2023
David silva was one of the greatest players our league has seen. Gutted he’s had to retire through injury terms and not on his own. Would love to see him back at city in some sort of capacity
— ⚜️Man City Collect⚜️ (@mancitycollect) July 27, 2023