Facts you didn’t know about David De Gea
Manchester United and Spain national team goalkeeper, David De Gea, is also considered as one of the best goalkeepers in 2019. In this post, we are going to delve deeper into facts about David de Gea and let you know more about his personal life.
What is David de Gea’s stats? Who is David de Gea’s girlfriend? What is David de Gea’s height and other measurements? What about
David de Gea’s Instagram
? How much is David de Gea’s salary?
David de Gea in Dubai? What was he doing there? And other questions concerning facts about David de Gea. We are going to answer all these questions in this post.
David de Gea’s facts, all you need to know about the Man Utd goalkeeper
As already mentioned, we are going to cover most of the facts aboutDavid de Gea
in this post. You’ll get the answer of above questions in this post and more! We mean just some other facts about David de Gea.
David de Gea stats
Here comes the first line of
facts about David de Gea
: David de Gea stats. The winner of
in 2017-18 season, De Gea also won the Premier League championship in 2012-13 season with Manchester United.
According to the Premier League official website, De Gea has made 394 appearances for Manchester United since his arrival at the club. He has also featured for the LaLiga side, Atletico Madrid, and has made a total 513 appearances throughout his club career so far.
De Gea has made 848 saves forMan Utd
and has earned 108 clean sheets since his arrival at Old Trafford. He has also saved two penalties for the Premier League club and collected 6 yellow cards so far. De Gea is not a talented penalty saver compared to other goalkeepers in English football history.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper has only saved 2 penalties in 23 penalties he has faced, earning a low rating of 8.70%, while
sitting at the top of the best penalty savers list with a rating of 31.82%, has made 7 saves in 22 penalty occasions.
In fact, De Gea has not saved a penalty forMan Utd
since 2014 when he saved one in a match against Everon. Further to his stats, De Gea has conceded 308 goals, had 13 errors leading to a goal and scored one own goal in his 394 appearances for Man Utd.
Despite all this, he’s one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world with the number of clean sheets he holds. In fact, De Gea is among 15 keepers in the Premier League history to have earned 100 clean sheets, and to make it more interesting, he has achieved that record in 267 games, quicker than any other goalkeeper on the list.
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David de Gea’s girlfriend
Spanish singer, actress and television presenter, Edurne García Almagro, simply known as Edurne, has been David de Gea’s girlfriend since 2010. The first Edurne’s album titled after her name, Edurne, was released in 2006, and her latest album, Nueva Piel, which is actually her fourth album, in 2010. She actually became famous in 2005, when she took part in the Spanish casting show, Operación Triunfo.
David de Gea’s girlfriend
, Edurne, 32, is actually 5 years older than him. They are in a long-term relationship since 2010 but not yet officially married to each other. The Spanish goalkeeper is very fond of his relationship with Edurne, saying that spending time with Edurne is one of the few things that interests him.
And interesting to know is that although they have been in a relationship since 2010 they have lived separately up until early 2019, one in England, the other in Spain. As a result, Edurne once described Manchester as “uglier than the back of a fridge”, though she herself denied that and said that had been taken out of context.
After De Gea's proposed move from Manchester United toReal Madrid
broke down in 2015, Edurne, seemingly tired of living separately, said she will relocate to be with her love, although that meant travelling back to work in Spain every day.
Meeting each other when De Gea was only 19, the couple have no plan to get married at least for a foreseeable future and also don’t intend of having children, although some people think Edurne is David de Gea’s wife.
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David De Gea’s salary/contracts
David De Gea’s contract withManchester United
is worth £117,000,000 which translates to an annual salary of £19,500,000, and a weekly salary of £375,000.
However, De Gea has not received any signing bonus for his contract with the Premier League club. You may also want to know David De Gea’s salary prior to his 6-year contract covering 2019 to 2026 seasons.
De Gea moved fromAtletico Madrid
to Manchester Utd for a transfer fee of £21,250,000. The length of his first contract with the Premier League club was five years, namely from 2011 to 2016, and it was worth £19,500,000 which meant he received an average annual and weekly salary of £3,900,000 and £75,000 respectively.
Manchester United extended Daivd de Gea’s contract for another four years, namely from 2015 to 2019, boosting his annual average salary to £10,400,000 which actually translated to £200,000 per week. However, as with his new contract, De Gea has never received any signing bonus.
At Atletico Madrid, De Gea’s annual pay was £1.5,000,000 which actually meant he received £200,000 per week. In other words,
David de Gea’s salary per week
is £200,000. The Spaniard’s current net worth is more than £15,000,000, part of it comes from his endorsement deals with brands like Pepsi Max, EA Sports, and Adidas.
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David De Gea saves
Concerning David de Gea’s saves in thePremier League
, we should say that the Spanish goalkeeper has made 848 saves 106 of which have been catches, according to the Premier League official website.
However, on a broader scale, in fact throughout his club career, the Spain international has made 1043 saves in 361 appearances which translates to 2.88 saves per appearance. Anyway, Statistics are statistics! You know that some saves, preventing a loss or even securing a win especially in critical moments, are worth a thousand saves!
That said, David de Gea, like many other goalkeepers, has had brilliant moments in his career some of them are like below: In a match against Tottenham Hotspur, despite all the shots fired by stars like
, and Son Heung-min nothing passed De Gea.
With his perfect positioning, the Spaniard was just guarding the goal like a hero, using even his feet in his saves, and thankfully Man Utd won the game 1-0 owing a lot to the professional goalkeeper.
Not to mention his brilliant penalty save against in Man Utd’s 2-0 win against Everton, De Gea also shined for his club in a match against Arsenal in December 2017, where Man Utd actually invited attacks from the opposing team with the 2 goals they scored in 11 minutes.
De Gea, although couldn’t keep a clean sheet in that match with the goal he conceded on 48th minute - scored by Lacazette, stood against 20 shots on goal in the first half deflecting all of them, and keeping the advantage also in the first 15 minutes of the second half where Man Utd only had 26% of the game possession.
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David De Gea’s height
What is David de Gea’s height? A tall goalkeeper, De Gea is 192 Cms tall and weighs 76 Kgs, bringing the assumption to the mind that he’s an agile goalkeeper too as he really is and a statement from the former Man Utd goalkeeper,
Edwin van der sar
, confirms it: “De Gea is high, has good feet, comes with authority and is agile... has everything to be one of the greatest goalkeepers in the next ten years.”
David de Gea’s age
Born on November 07, 1990 in Madrid, Spain,David de Gea
is currently 29 years old. The professional goalkeeper has an average body type, brown hair, and blue eyes. De Gea’s zodiac sign is Scorpio and he’s straight concerning his sexual orientation.
The Spain international suffers from hyperopia (farsightedness) that was diagnosed in 2012, however, this has not have any negative impact on the quality of his play.
David de Ge, Real Madrid, what was the story?
David de Gea and Real Madrid; here is what actually happened: Before completing a 6-year deal with Man Utd worth of £117,000,000, there were talks that De Gea might make a move for Zidane’sReal Madrid
. In fact, Zidane had targeted De Gea as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois with Man Utd fighting to keep their 28-year-old goalkeeper.
You may get surprised to know that De Gea made his move to Real Madrid in 2015 on paper, however, because Man Utd’s deal-makers failed to send the related paperwork in time, the move was never realized.
On the other side of the story, Man Utd extended
David De Gea’s contract
until 2020 to keep him with the club. Real Madrid published a statement insisting that they did everything that was necessary to sign the Spaniard.
Later, they received heavy criticism in the Spanish media for their failure in signing the goalkeeper. It was also suggested that Real should appeal to FIFA to get the job done, but it appeared that the die had been cast as Madrid announced later that the Spain international will remain at Old Trafford.
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De Gea actually shined under
and continued his great performances so that at one time or another he was considered the best goalkeeper in the world. Indeed, at some point he was, rescuing Man Utd with the balls he kept out of the bag and securing narrow wins for the club.
David De Gea’s Instagram + his other social media accounts
David De Gea is present on three social media, namelyFacebook
. On Instagram alone, the 28-year-old goalkeeper has 11 million followers, while on Facebook, the number of his followers is a little bit less than 7 million, actually 6.9 million.
The interesting thing about his Facebook account is that he has the same number of likes (6.9 million) as of now. The following photo taken from
David de Gea’s Instagram
account shows him in his childhood.
On Twitter, the Spaniard is even more popular than on Instagram with more than 12 million followers. He has also twitted 2127 times so far and follows 198 people according to socailbakers website.
The number of De Gea’s followers on the social platform has grown by 2% since 6 months ago, namely from November 19, 2019 to April 7, 2020, reaching from 12.4 million to more than 12.6 million in the aforementioned period. All in All, David de Gea has almost 30 million followers across all social media.
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David de Gea in Dubai
David de Gea in Duabi? Yes in Dubai! attending a press briefing at Dubai Press Club before the launch of this year’s Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup, which will be hosted at Dubai Sports City.
De Gea joined the event along with the former Real Madrid legend, Michel Salgado, who is now an ambassador for Spanish Soccer Schools, with the secretary general of Dubai Sports Council, Saeed Hareb, present at the event.
As Salgado stressed in the event, if UAE want to develop their youth according to European standards, they should revise their system rather than sending their young players to European clubs when they are 18 which is too late.
22 U13 teams including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Shabab Al Ahli Dubai and Zamalek took part in the fourth edition of the Under 13 tournament running from 13 to 15 February with Real Madrid winning the gold cup in the end by beatingInter Milan
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David de Gea’s gloves
The last fact about David de Gea concerns his gloves.David de Gea
wears a special edition of Adidas Predator goalkeeper gloves, namely the Adidas Predator Pro DDG 100 Limited Edition Goalkeeper Gloves, which is also one of the most exclusive limited editions with only 50 pairs produced in total – sold out already!
A URG 2.0 palm features the gloves, boosting their grip and shock absorption considerably, however, the base design of the gloves remains the same as the standard edition used already by the professional goalkeeper.
To celebrate De Gea’s 100th clean sheet actually achieved in a match againstLiverpool
, Adidas blessed the Spaniard with the special edition of Predator gloves, which he wore for the first time against Watford on March 30, 2019.
The special edition gloves are indeed exclusively made for De Gea with David De Gea’s initials (DDG) on the top of the wrist strap in black and a double-underlined 100 in red which is a sign of 100 clean sheets achieved by the professional goalkeeper.
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Fast facts about David De Gea
They say David De Gea has a liking for heavy metal music and his favorite band is a Spanish metal band called Avenged Sevenfold. In contrast to the music genre De Gea shows liking for, he comes from a wealthy and quiet family.
He shares his passion for goalkeeping with his father, Jose de Gea, who was the famous Getafe’s goalkeeper in the club’s early days.
As already mentioned David de Gea’s girlfriend, Edurne, is actually five years older than him but that has not created any distance between them.
Since De Gea was a futsal goalkeeper before he turned 14, the professional goalkeeper is quite confident with his feet and even uses them in parallel with his hands to more effectively guard the goal, not to mention that, as he says, he has developed a unique style of playmaking with his footwork that distinguishes him from many other goalkeepers in his class.
David De Gea might not be so passionate about cars compared to other stars, however, he has tried three high-class cars, namely a Chevrolet Captiva SUV, an Aston Martin Vantage worth of £120,900, and a Mercedes Benz GLC, with the Mercedes being his latest car.
De Gea’s best friend is Kun Aguero of Manchester City. As the professional goalkeeper says, the Argentinian striker is his best friend because of the quality time they spent together when at Atletico Madrid.
With a net value of $55,000,000, David de Gea is the 7th most expensive goalkeeper in the world. Ja! That’s also a fact about David de Gea! De Gea’s agent is Jorge Mendes who is also the agent of other great players like
, James Rodriguez and Diego Costa. The professional agent has managed even contracts worth of $1 billion and more, and has 102 clients in total. And finally, David de Gea has become more highlighted due to his extraordinary Mohawk hair style.
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