David Silva: Manchester City's golden boy

13 March 2020

David Silva has been one of the most successful signings in Premier League history after joining Manchester City from Valencia CF in June 2010.

Silva’s arrival coincided with the start of City’s most decorated periods in the club’s history. During his first season at the club the Citizens beat Stoke City at Wembley to win the FA Cup, their first major trophy since 1981. 

The following season City won their first Premier League title thanks to Sergio Agüero’s last-gasp winner against QPR. Silva was named the club’s player of the season and topped the assist chart having set up teammates 15 times during the season. 

City went from strength-to-strength, winning six trophies in six years since Silva’s arrival including another Premier League title in 2013-14 as City pipped Liverpool to the title by two points.  

Pep Guardiola arrived in 2016 and David Silva flourished under the manager’s tiki-taka style as City’s Centurions racked up 100 points in a record-breaking league season in 2018.

Silva finished the 2017-18 campaign with nine goals and 11 assists, two of his goals came in a memorable performance away against Stoke City. 

City defended their title the following season adding the FA Cup and League Cup to the collection as they completed a domestic treble.

Silva once again played a key role in the squad hitting double figures for goals in a season for the third time in a City shirt. 

Silva announced he would be leaving following the 2019-20 season after an entire decade at the club.

The Spaniard will be fondly remembered by City fans after making over 400 appearances and 70 goals for the club which have helped his side to 13 trophies in the club’s most successful era of their history.