David Silva Biography

( 1986 - )
June 25, 2018
First published on:April 26, 2018
by John Von

Facts of David Silva

Date of Birth: 1986, January 8
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Spain
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name David Josue Jimenez Silva
Birth Place Arguineguin, Spain
Famous Name David Silva
Father Fernando Jimenez
Mother Eva Silva
Net Worth About $ 50 million
Salary £ 8 million which he is estimated to earn from Manchester City FC
Nationality Spanish
Currently Working For Manchester City FC
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) Yes

David Josue Jimenez Silva or commonly known as David Silva is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Spanish National Team and English Premier League club, Manchester  City FC. Apart from playing for Manchester City, he has also played for Spanish La Liga club, Valencia CF previously.

After playing for several youth teams of Spain, he made his international debut for Spain in 2006. He has represented Spain at 2009 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.

David Silva was the part of the successful Spanish team that won UEFA Euro 2008, 2012 and FIFA World Cup 2010.

David Silva’s Early Career

David Silva was born to mother, Eva Silva, and father, Fernando Jimenez who was a municipal officer by profession. His father later worked as a safety officer of the Valencia F.C. stadium. His father is Spanish and mother is a Japanese descent. Silva also has a brother Nando Jimenez Silva and a sister named Natalie.

He holds a Spanish nationality.

Silva initially played as a goalkeeper before switching to the wing. He started his training with the Spanish youth club of  San Fernando in 1995 and later received the offer from Valencia CF when he was 14.

David Silva’s Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is around £11.5 million with a weekly salary estimated to be about  £220,000 and is the third highest player on the team only behind Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero. The previous season, his reported salary was 160,000

Silva was the 14th highest earning football player in 2017 with $16 million earnings including $2 million from the endorsement deals.

He has a current market worth €30 million as of 2018.

Looking at his professional playing, his status as well as endorsing products like Addidas, his sum could be well over $55 million. He makes around $1 million in a year from the deal with Adidas.

David Silva owns one of the best house among the players on his team and is often compared with Yaya Toure's mansion. The worth of the house is believed to be £3.75 million. As for riding, he is often seen on his Bentley Continental GT worth  $185,400. Some of his other cars are listed below:

  • Mercedes Benz CSI 320 ($148,000)
  • 1992 Trans Am GT ($62,240)
  • Continental GT ($80,000)
  • Bently Continental GT ($185,200)
  • Porsche Cayenne ($77,400)

David Silva’s Career

After playing for the junior as well as the reserve team of Valencia CF, he joined the main team in 2004 and was the part of the team that went on to win Copa del Rey title in 2007/08.

He was also transferred to fellow Spanish clubs such as  SD Eibar and Celta de Vigo as part of the loan deal from Valencia CF.

The Spanish midfielder moved to England and signed a four contract with English Premier League club, Manchester City during the summer of 2010. He made his Premier League debut for Man City against Tottenham Hotspur on 14 August 2010 and scored his first goal against Red Bull Salzburg on 16 September 2010.

Silva rose as the finest playmaker and was praised by Carlos Tevez as the best signing of Man City that season. He was also compared to Xavi and Andres Iniesta as one of the best midfielders.

With the team, he was able to win the Premier League in 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2017/18.

David Silva’s International Career

After representing Spain in their U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21 teams, he was the part of Spanish under 19 teams that won the UEFA European U 19 Championship in 2004.

He made his full international debut for Spain against Romania in a friendly match on 15 November 2006 and first international goal for Spain against Greece in a friendly on 22 August 2007.

David Silva along striker Fernando Torres and  midfielder, Andres Iniesta was the part of the successful Spanish side led by the goalkeeper, Iker Casillas that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa

As of 2018, he has appeared in 125 matches and scored 13 goals for Spain since his making his debut in 2006.

David Silva’s Personal Life

Currently 33, he stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 67 kg. He was reported to be married to Melanie.  A native of Arguineguin, Spain, his wife Melanie currently studies in Madrid. The couple is believed to have known each other since Silva was 4. They were engaged to each other in 2014 and later married in a private ceremony with no involvement of media.

With no further details about his married life, Silva is currently dating Yessica Suarez Gonzalez. The star midfielder had a son Mateo with Yessica born prematurely on January 3, 2018. 


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