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David Villa, Beckham & Drogba’s farewell to football

Wednesday13 November 2019 | 6:43
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David Villa is one of the well-known football player who has formerly played in big clubs such as Valencia, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Newyork City.

He joined the J1 League club, Vissel Kobe On 1 December 2018 but now it seems like he has made new decisions about his life.

The ex-Barcelona star who had been playing for the Japanese side Vissel Kobe since the start of the year has announced that he will be walking away from the sport.

During a press conference yesterday, Villa confirmed that he has chosen to quit playing by the end of the season when his contract will be expired. It means that he will kick the ball just for the three left matches with the J-League club. 

The 37-year-old has enjoyed a perfect professional career in the past 19 years, started in 2000 by joining the Spanish football club, Real Sporting de Gijón B.

Throughout these years the Spaniard scored 376 goals in 752 games and have won many awards, including the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010. He also won the UEFA Euro 2008 Golden Boot and the FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe and the FIFA World Cup Bronze ball in 2010. Villa’s club achievements include winning La Liga twice, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.

Now after these many awards and theses many years, on Tuesday, he talked about his retirement and he announced his involvement in the creation of a new football team, which will be based in Queens in New York.

As reported, the former legendary Barcelona player will become the leading investor of Queensboro FC along with Jonathan Krane who is the founder and CEO of KraneShares.

We have to mention that Villa's team will join the USL Championship in 2021 and will play their games at the new New York stadium, which is currently under construction. It is also good to know that the stadium will have a capacity of around 7,500.

“Queens always showed love to me and my family while we were in New York”, Villa has twitted about his new decision.

“It's a dream to build a pro-USL Championship club in the world's Boro."

In the end, we have to say that as we all know, retirement is just a new start to the player as he is following the way of ex-England captain David Beckham and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in co-owning US clubs.


source: SportMob