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David Villa Rides to Conquer Japan

The top scorer in the history of the Spanish national football team, David Villa, reported on his Twitter page about joining the Japanese Vissel Kobe.

The great Spaniard became the teammate of the no less great Andres Iniesta, who last summer moved from Barcelona.

Michael Golson
Michael Golson

The attacker moved to a new team as a free agent from New York City, where he spent the last four seasons. A little earlier it became known that the American team would not renew the contract with the Spaniard, which expires at the end of 2018.

His first football steps, Villa did in the Spanish club Sporting Gijon, which he played from 2000 to 2003. He achieved the greatest fame during his stay in the camp of “Valencia” and “Barcelona”, where in eight seasons he managed to hit the gates of his rivals 141 times.
In 2014, the striker signed a contract with “New York City”, acting in MLS.

As part of the Spanish national team, Villa played from 2005 to 2017. Footballer spent for the national team 98 matches in which scored 59 goals. At the moment, Villa is the top scorer in the history of the Spanish national team, ahead of Raul, who has 44 goals and Fernando Torres, who distinguished himself 38 times.

Last season, Villa played 26 matches for New York City, where he scored 15 goals and gave five assists. As a result of the regular MLS championship, the New York team went into the playoffs of the tournament, where, by the sum of two matches with Atlanta United, flew to the Eastern Conference semifinals, losing to the five-lane with a total score of 1: 4.

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