In a press conference convened by Vissel Kobe himself , the ‘Guaje‘ announced what has been a “very thoughtful decision” but considers it the perfect time to do so to be able to devote himself to other things.
He will hang the booties at the end of the season.
“I have decided that this is the perfect moment. I have always told myself that I prefer to leave football before football leaves me,” said David Villa.
Also on social networks, David Villa announced that will end nearly 20 – year career in which he could be part of the golden generation of the selection of Spain who was crowned twice champion of the European Championship and a World.
“I hope to continue contributing to football with the Queens club and with the academies that we have in different countries,” he said.
If they fail to arrive, in the league they will play the last match on December 7.
“If we manage to pass the semifinals, my withdrawal will be on January 2 and as champions of the Cup,” said the former player of clubs such as Valencia, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester City, New York City, among others.
David Villa will put an end to his career being the top scorer of the National Team of Spain and with 324 goals in total, in all the clubs where he spent.
In his medal he raised the title of the Spanish League three times, one more of the Champions League, another one of the Club World Cup, among the most prominent.
Después de 19 años como profesional he tomado la decisión de dejar el fútbol al final de temporada. Gracias a todos los equipos, entrenadores y compañeros que me han permitido disfrutar de esta carrera soñada. Y a mi familia por siempre apoyarme en los momentos difíciles. pic.twitter.com/DpvnM8XUI4
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) November 13, 2019