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Birthdate:  December 3, 1981    Birthplace:  Tuilla, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with NYC FC in June 2014.

June 23, 2014    David Villa News

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Villa scored in the 36th minute of Spain's 3-0 win over Australia in the World Cup on Monday.

Villa's goal was his ninth in his World Cup career and 59th international goal, both of which top the Spain all-time list. With Spain already eliminated from knockout stage contention, it is possible that Monday's effort was Villa's last in a Spanish kit.

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June 5, 2014

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Villa will join Melbourne City on loan from New York City FC until the MLS season begins, reports Sky Sports. Villa will join Melbourne in October and come back to the states in December.

Villa just joined New York City FC from Barcelona, and it was always likely that he would secure a loan until the MLS season begins in March of 2015, the only question was where. It is now official that he will play in Australia's A-League.

June 2, 2014

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Villa officially signed with New York City FC on Monday, becoming the first player in team history, the club's official web site reports.

NYC FC will begin playing next season, but are coming out of the gates with a bang thanks to the Villa signing. He spent a majority of this career with FC Barcelona, before moving to Atletico Madrid last year. He is coming off a La Liga crown and a Champions League finals appearance, and he easy becomes one of the biggest names in MLS. It is unclear what he will do before the 2015 season starts, although a loan to Manchester City, who co-owns NYC FC, has been ruled out.

May 31, 2014

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Villa was spotted in Manchester, England to undergo a physical ahead of a potential move to MLS side New York City FC, the Manchester Evening News reports.

NYCFC don't launch until next spring, but they are desperately trying to enter the league with a bang, and signing the 32-year-old Spaniard would certainly be a hit. Villa is not expected to play for Manchester City at all after representing Spain in this summer's World Cup.

April 24, 2014

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Villa, who has 13 goals and four assists in La Liga play this season, has not scored in any of his last 10 appearances, which includes seven Liga matches. He will look to end the streak this weekend against Valencia.

Villa is currently tied for 12th in scoring this season, but is far behind teammate Diego Costa, who has netted 27 times.

March 9, 2014

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Villa scored in the 62nd and 64th minutes of Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Without Diego Costa in the lineup, Villa picked up the scoring slack, netting his 12th and 13th goals this season. The Spanish striker now sits seventh in La Liga in goals scored.

November 24, 2013

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Villa scored in the 49th and 78th minutes of Atletico Madrid's 7-0 win over Getafe on Saturday.

Villa has now scored seven goals in his last five Liga matches, pushing his season total to eight in league play, which trails on Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and teammate Diego Costa (14).

November 3, 2013

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Villa scored in the 82nd minute of Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Villa's goal was his third in the last two games after going seven games in all competitions without finding the back of the net. He has become an excellent scoring partner to Diego Costa, who co-leads La Liga with 13 goals this season.