DAVID VILLA

  • David Villa to leave Australia early, future unclear 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Spanish striker David Villa's loan deal with Melbourne City will be cut short after four matches, with apparently no guarantee he will return to Australia's A-League. Melbourne City confirmed on Wednesday that Villa will return to his New York City club in Major League Soccer after the Australian team's fourth-round...
  • Frank Lampard set for Manchester City loan August 2, 2014

    Washington: Former Premier League side Chelsea star Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer team New York City FC, media reports said. Lampard, who spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, signed a twoyear deal last week with New York City FC. He...
  • Spanish striker Villa vows to add to legacy in New York August 1, 2014

    New York: For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy. Villa, Spain's alltime top scorer, last month became the first player signed by New York City FC, coowned...
  • World Cup 2014: David Villa marks final Spain cap with a goal June 23, 2014

    David Villa marked his final appearance for Spain much like most of his previous ones with a goal. Villa opened the scoring at the Arena da Baixada stadium on Monday with his record 59th goal as the defending World Cup champions beat Australia 30 to avoid finishing last in Group...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain sign off in style with a 30 win over Australia June 23, 2014

    Curitiba: Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 30 victory over Australia in their last match at the tournament. After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of...
  • Damien Duff joins David Villa at Melbourne City June 10, 2014

    Former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger Damien Duff has signed a oneyear deal with Australia's Melbourne City, the ALeague club said on Tuesday after securing their second major international signing in a week. The Manchester Cityowned club last week announced the recruitment of Spain's alltime leading goalscorer David Villa for a...
  • David Villa to retire from international football after Brazil World Cup June 9, 2014

    Washington: David Villa, former Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid player, announced on Monday that he will retire from international football after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In an exclusive interview to EFE, Villa said that he wished he could play for the Spanish national team until he is 50, yet...
  • David Villa says World Cup to be his last event with Spain June 4, 2014

    Madrid: David Villa, Spain's alltime leading scorer, says this World Cup will be his last event with the national team. The striker tells Spanish television station Cuatro, "I don't like to say it, but yes, obviously this will be my last World Cup and my last games with the selection given...
  • Spain's David Villa signs for MLS team New York City FC June 2, 2014

    Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for New York City FC on a threeyear deal, the Major League Soccer team said on Monday. Villa, who helped Atletico Madrid win last season's Spanish league title, will join the new club who will begin playing in the MLS in 2015. The...
  • Lampard signs for New York City on a free transfer: reports June 1, 2014

    According to a report in the English daily, Mirror, Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City and Atletico Madrid's David Villa is also set to join him. Lampard and Villa were at Manchester City's Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective...
  • New York City FC to sign David Villa: reports May 29, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a threeyear contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday. Villa will be transferred to NYCFC in the summer of 2014. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope said that the US club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City...
  • Few surprises in Spain's preliminary 30man World Cup squad May 13, 2014

    Spain's preliminary 30player squad for the World Cup featured few surprises, with Brazilianborn striker Diego Costa included in the team. The defending champions sent their preliminary list to FIFA on Tuesday, with coach Vicente del Bosque to announce the final 23man squad on May 25. Costa leads the attack, with Atletico Madrid...
  • Atletico Madrid favourite to advance in Champions League against Milan March 11, 2014

    Madrid: David Villa has been unable to rediscover his consistency since he broke his leg in late 2011 but Spain's record scorer could still be crucial to Atletico Madrid's hopes of Champions League success this season. The 32-year-old Asturian, who has played second fiddle to Atletico's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa for...
  • Atletico go top as Barca, Real stumble in La Liga February 3, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's rare slipup as they pummeled Real Sociedad 40 on Sunday to take sole possession of the lead in the Spanish league for the first time this season. David Villa, Diego Costa, Miranda, and the newly arrived Diego scored the goals that put Atletico...
  • Valencia offered cash injection by Singapore billionaire December 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Debtridden Valencia have an offer on the table from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim to pump money into the club with a view to becoming one of the top sides in Europe. Club president Amadeo Salvo has been searching for investors with Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia, which is owed 300 million...
  • Spain heavyweights upbeat on FIFA World Cup defence November 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain have what it takes to defend their title at next year's World Cup in Brazil, four of the team's key players said on Wednesday. Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, centre back Sergio Ramos, midfielder Xabi Alonso and forward David Villa all sounded an upbeat note at the unveiling of...
  • Costa, Villa fire Atletico past Athletic 20 November 4, 2013

    Madrid: Diego Costa and David Villa delivered again for Atletico Madrid, whose Spanish league title charge continued to gain strength on Sunday with a 20 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Villa enjoyed Atletico's best opportunities at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and put the hosts ahead after 32 minutes by volleying Juanfran's headedon...
  • Atletico Madrid thrash Betis to stay just behind Barcelona October 28, 2013

    Madrid: Promising teenager Oliver Torres scored 13 seconds into his first start for Atletico Madrid on Sunday before veteran David Villa added a brace in their 50 rout of Real Betis, keeping the team pegged one point behind Spanish leader Barcelona. Oliver connected with a squared ball from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion...
  • David Villa to lead Spain with Diego Costa unavailable October 4, 2013

    Madrid: With Diego Costa unavailable and Fernando Torres injured, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will rely on David Villa to spear his attack as the World Cup champion aims to seal its spot in the 2014 tournament. Diego Costa was born in Brazil but became a Spanish citizen this year. He...
  • Neymar helps Barcelona to 11 draw at Atletico Madrid August 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar came off the bench to head his first competitive goal for Barcelona and rescue a 11 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. David Villa struck a superb 12thminute volley against the club he left in the close season...
  • Neymar to decide between wearing No.11 or No.7 July 16, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has been told he has a choice between wearing the number 7 or 11 for new club Barcelona. The No.11 shirt became available Monday after Bayern Munich confirmed the signing of midfielder Thiago while No.7 is also free following the departure of David Villa to Atletico Madrid,...
  • Atletico Madrid sign Tottenham target David Villa July 8, 2013

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid have reached a deal with Barcelona to sign Spain striker David Villa, boosting its attacking options after losing leading scorer Radamel Falcao. Barcelona said on their website Monday that the deal is worth up to 5.1 million euros, with 2.1 million euros due this season. Villa has scored 48...
  • Liverpool eyeing Villa as potential Suarez replacement June 29, 2013

    Liverpool have shifted their interest in Spaniard David Villa incase their premiere striker Luiz Suarez decides to end his tenure at Anfield. According to a report in Footylatest.com, the Mersyside club are targeting the Catalan as a possible replacement for arguably the best striker in England. The Reds are trying their...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Saturday June 29, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Saturday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery agree on contract extension Frenchman Franck Ribery put pen to paper on a new contract with Bayern Munich until 2017, the German football giant...
  • Tottenham target Barcelona forward David Villa June 29, 2013

    According to a report in The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are still in the race to sign David Villa from Barcelona to strenthen their forward line. Further talks are expected to take place between the club's new technical director, Franco Baldini, and the Spain international's representatives after the Confederations Cup. The 31yearold...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours June 16, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Sunday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Man Utd want Fergie to persuade Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid English champions Manchester United will use the influence of their former boss Alex Ferguson to lure Real...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10man Espanyol May 27, 2013

    Barcelona: With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10man Espanyol to leave the Spanish league champions only one victory away from equaling the Spanish league's record point haul. Forward Alexis Sanchez scored in the 14th minute after a passing combination...
  • Barca beat Milan 4-0 in 2nd leg, reach quarters on 4-2 aggregate March 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi started one of soccer's classic comebacks with a pair of first-half goals, and Barcelona overwhelmed AC Milan to reach their sixth straight Champions League quarterfinal. Messi scored in the fifth and 40th minutes, and Barcelona went on to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night that gave them...
  • Villa ends 2nd hospital stay for kidney stones February 15, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say striker David Villa has been released from his second hospital stay this week to treat a case of kidney stones. Villa spent Monday night in hospital before being sent home, only to return due to intense pain on Thursday for further medical care. Barcelona say Villa will not be...