Born in Asturias, Spain, in 1981, David Villa is one of the best football strikers of all time. FIFA World Cup champion, UEFA Champions League winner and the Spanish National Team’s all-time leading goalscorer, scoring 59 goals in 98 appearances, Villa has played for top-level clubs across four continents including Valencia CF, FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Melbourne City, New York City Football Club and Vissel Kobe. Throughout his football professional career, Villa also won the UEFA Eurocup, Spanish LaLiga and Cup, the Silver Boot of 2010 World Cup and was named part of 2010 FIFA FIFPro World Eleven and MLS MVP Player in 2016.
After his retirement, he founded his own company, DV7 Group, which globally oversees sports marketing and communications projects, manages professional footballers and coaches’ careers, and operates an international network of DV7 football academies in Europe, America and Asia. Through the DV7 Academy, camps, clinics and other curricula are offered to boys and girls around the world to help develop their football talent under a proven, winning system while developing important life skills that benefit them on and off the pitch.
During his visit to Soneva Jani, he will host a series of football workshops for our guests.
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