After Gerard Pique’s retirement announcement, one more Spanish footballer retires from International football and he is David Silva. The Manchester City key midfielder has decided to end his international career. Since the Russia World Cup, a number of Spanish footballers are ending their national career. Silva has now joined Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique who recently retired after the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup.
David Silva Confirmed His Retirement On Twitter
The Spanish midfielder and one time World Champion announced his retirement on Twitter. During his 12 years career with Spain national football team, David Silva won FIFA World Cup and two European Championships in 2008 and 2010. He wrote
“I leave felling happy with everything I have achieved. I lived and dreamed with a team which will be remembered forever; and I am bringing an end to an era filled with many moments which will live in my memory, such as the figure of Luis Aragones, a teacher I will never forget.“
Gracias, suerte y hasta siempre! 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/mIM1k45pfg
— David Silva (@21LVA) August 13, 2018
Aragones led Spain to their first major trophy at an international tournament in 44 years with victory in the 2008 Euros. He died at the age of 75 in 2014.
He is currently playing for the Premier League club Manchester City as midfielder since 2010. He has won Premier League 3 times, FA Cup once, Football League Cup 3 times and FA Community Shield twice with Man City.
David Silva played 125 games for Spain and scored 35 goals during his 12 Spanish career. He was also part of Spain U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21 teams. While playing with Spain U19 team, he won the UEFA U19 European Championship in 2004 Switzerland.