Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

David Silva retires from global football

David Silva retires from global football

Manchester City midfielder David Silva on Monday called time on his distinguished 12-year global career with Spain.

After the world Cup in addition to David Silva's global career in the Spanish national team made two iconic soccer player, defender Gerard Pique and midfielder Andres Iniesta.

"Without a doubt it's been one of the most hard choices of my career, which I make with gratitude and humility".

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'It is not easy, after everything I have experienced, to sit down and write this letter, ' the 32-year-old star explained in an open letter posted on Twitter.

"The national team has given me everything and has allowed me to grow as a player and a person even throughout the youth teams", Silva, now a three-time Premier League champion with City, continued. "I have lived and dreamed with a team that will be forever remembered", Silva, who scored 33 goals in 125 appearances with La Roja during his 12 years with the squad, said in the statement.

"I can not leave without thanking my teammates, all the coaches who had faith in me and with the RFEF employees, who give it all to make our life easier". And of course, the fans who have always given me their support and respect every time I wore the Spain shirt.

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Gran Canaria-born Silva was making his name as a creative force at Valencia when he was first called up to the senior team in November 2006 and he scored the first of his 35 worldwide goals against Greece in August 2007.

"Thank you - and good luck forever!"

Silva follows Barcelona stalwart Gerard Piqué in deciding to leave the Spanish national team this summer, as well as Piqué's former club teammate Andrés Iniesta, now of Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

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